Slippery Rock University

Introduction

Slippery Rock University, founded in 1889 by the citizens of the borough of Slippery Rock, is the region's premier public residential university. The University is shaped by its normal school heritage and characterized by its commitment to intellectual development, leadership and civic responsibility.

SRU opened its doors March 26, 1889 as Slippery Rock State Normal School with a mandate to train interested and able persons to be teachers. SRSNS, over the years, fulfilled its mandate well, graduating thousands of students to staff the public schools in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.

In 1926, the institution was purchased by the Commonwealth, renamed Slippery Rock State Teachers College, became a four-year teachers college, and continued the tradition of teacher training.

Slippery Rock State College was established in 1960 and for the first time could award undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and in the professions. It was granted university status in 1983.

Today SRU is a comprehensive university offering a broad array of undergraduate and select graduate programs.

Located in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, SRU is the western-most institution of the 14-campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The 660-acre campus is less than an hour north of Pittsburgh, one hour south of Erie, and 45 minutes east of Youngstown, Ohio. Two major highways, I-79 and I-80, intersect within seven miles of the University, conveniently linking it to the entire Commonwealth and its contiguous regions.

The campus is situated in the borough of Slippery Rock in Butler County, Pennsylvania, a safe and friendly community of approximately 3,000 people, flanked by rolling farmlands, forests and sparkling glacial lakes.

Extended Learning

Extended Learning at SRU gives you access to quality education through a variety of options such as course offerings through distance education, the Center for Leadership Development, McKeever Environmental Learning Center, the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education, and the Institute for Learning in Retirement.

SRU offers learning opportunities for students through partnerships and collaborations with business and industry, and alliances with corporations and non-profits.

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Bachelor in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

The Accounting program prepares you for success in the challenging and rewarding field of accounting. The integrated curriculum focuses on developing your accounting skills and knowledge while enhancing your communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills as well as technological proficiency. [+]

Bachelor in Accounting Learn the language of business. Prepare for a rewarding career with a major in Accounting at SRU. ACCOUNTING Offered by: School of Business The Accounting program prepares you for success in the challenging and rewarding field of accounting. The integrated curriculum focuses on developing your accounting skills and knowledge while enhancing your communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills as well as technological proficiency. WHY CHOOSE ACCOUNTING? As an accounting student, you'll be introduced to a variety of software programs used by accounting professionals that provide realistic application of practices and procedures in an environment that simulates the workplace. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? At SRU, the Accounting program emphasizes learning through research and practical application as you prepare for professional certification exams and careers in public accounting, government, and private industry. You'll further your professional growth through participation in the Student Accounting Society and internship programs thorough the School of Business. CAREERS IN ACCOUNTING Accounting graduates are prepared for the following career opportunities: Auditing Forensic Accounting Private Accounting Public Accounting / CPA Tax Accounting CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Alpha Kappa Psi Finance & Economics Club Student Accounting Society (SAS) STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Andrea Byrd majored in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Information Systems. She chose SRU because of her family legacy with the university. While at SRU, Andrea has served as President of the Student Accounting Society and Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity among other leadership roles. She has also been able to travel to Italy to... [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

Biology is the study of living organisms, focusing on the structure and development of life and evolutionary processes. In SRU's Biology program, you'll learn about life systems in the classroom, laboratory, and field. [+]

Bachelor in Biology BIOLOGY Offered by: Biology Biology is the study of living organisms, focusing on the structure and development of life and evolutionary processes. In SRU's Biology program, you'll learn about life systems in the classroom, laboratory, and field. You'll develop important analytical and critical thinking skills, and gain vital research and collaboration experience. SRU offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees in Biology, as well as a minor in Biology. WHY CHOOSE BIOLOGY? If you have a passion for nature, research, and learning about different life systems, the Biology program at SRU is for you. This major offers flexible course selection, enabling you to pursue your individual interests. SRU also offers several Biology degree-plus options with affiliated schools-facilitating a smooth transition to graduate degrees. These include: Chiropractic at Logan University and Palmer College of Chiropractic Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP) Dentistry at the LECOM School of Dental Medicine (Bradenton, FL campus) and West Virginia School of Dentistry Osteopathic Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Pharmacy at the LECOM School of Pharmacy Physical Therapy at SRU Physician Assistant Studies at Chatham University WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? You'll receive training in both basic and advanced biological concepts. Through class discussions, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork, you'll learn about different areas of biology such as: Animal and plant physiology Botany Cellular biology Ecology Genetics Microbiology Molecular biology Vertebrate and plant anatomy Zoology CAREERS IN BIOLOGY Graduates of SRU's Biology program go on to a diverse range... [-]

Bachelor in Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

The Chemistry major will prepare you to be a chemist. Through the curriculum, you'll be prepared to enter the job market directly or to continue your education in either a graduate or professional program. [+]

Bachelor in Chemistry Fantastic Facilities Make a Difference Students at SRU have the tools with which to reach their goals. CHEMISTRY Offered by: Chemistry The Chemistry major will prepare you to be a chemist. Through the curriculum, you'll be prepared to enter the job market directly or to continue your education in either a graduate or professional program. WHY CHOOSE CHEMISTRY? As a chemistry major at SRU, you'll take a courses designed to strengthen your understanding of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry. You'll take lecture and laboratory courses in modern facilities with small class sizes taught by faculty committed to individualized interaction. You'll conduct experiments that will give you experience with current synthetic and analytical techniques, as well as opportunities to use a wide variety of instruments. The Chemistry program at SRU will provide you with a strong background in chemistry as a result of the following: Small class sizes with high-quality instruction The opportunity to do undergraduate research and work one-on-one with faculty Hands-on experience with state of the art instruments in upper level classes The Chemistry program at Slippery Rock University is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? The Chemistry program will provide you with an overview of four areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry. The options available for careers in chemistry or chemistry-related fields are varied, and some require additional coursework in given areas. To allow you to pursue your interests in the chemistry field, the department offers several... [-]

Bachelor in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

Do you love working with computers? Turn your passion into a career by choosing to major or minor in Computing at Slippery Rock University. The Computer Science concentration emphasizes modern approaches to software and hardware development. [+]

Bachelor in Computer Science COMPUTING: COMPUTER SCIENCE Offered by: Computer Science Do you love working with computers? Turn your passion into a career by choosing to major or minor in Computing at Slippery Rock University. The Computer Science concentration emphasizes modern approaches to software and hardware development. You'll master abstract concepts, learn practical applications of theory, and gain exposure to the dynamic field of computing. This concentration will prepare you for a career as a software engineer or systems analyst. The curriculum will also provide the foundation for graduate study in computer science and applied areas. WHY CHOOSE COMPUTER SCIENCE? Employment for computer programmers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2012 to 2022, and the median of salary for a computer programmer was $72,480 in May 2012 (source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Computer Science concentration at SRU will provide a strong pathway into this high-demand profession. You'll learn from our expert faculty in a friendly and caring environment, and you'll have access to state-of-the-art computing equipment through our on-campus classrooms and labs. You'll also have opportunities to gain valuable experience through internships with companies like Bayer Corporation, US Steel, and McKesson Robotics, and work with faculty members on research projects ranging from robotics to Web graphics. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? You'll build a solid foundation in computing, including: Algorithm design and programming System modeling and analysis System efficiency and correctness assessment Effective user interface design CAREERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Graduates of SRU's Computer Science concentration... [-]

Bachelor in Cybersecurity

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

The Computing major with Cybersecurity concentration provides a comprehensive coverage of technical, legal, and managerial topics in the field. The concentration enables the students to build solid technical foundation with the courses in programming, databases, computer networks, and computer forensics. [+]

Bachelor in Cybersecurity Build a Solid Foundation in Cybersecurity SRU prepares students with technical and managerial skills needed by technology companies COMPUTING: CYBERSECURITY Offered by: Computer Science The Computing major with Cybersecurity concentration provides a comprehensive coverage of technical, legal, and managerial topics in the field. The concentration enables the students to build solid technical foundation with the courses in programming, databases, computer networks, and computer forensics. The concentration also introduces students to security specific areas such as fraud, risk assessment while providing students with the big picture of security management. Graduates of the concentration will have both technical skills and managerial qualities to work in IT departments or security consulting companies. WHY CHOOSE CYBERSECURITY? You should choose the Cybersecuirty Concentration because of the following reasons: Career opportunities: Employment of Information Security Analyst is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than average. The median of salary was $90, 120 in 2015 (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) Caring and friendly study environment: all the faculty members have Ph.D. degrees in computer science or related fields. The faculty are committed to provide quality education and to help students succeed; State-of-the-art computing equipment on campus: in addition to smart classrooms and labs for Computing discipline, there is a network lab where the students can utilize virtual servers to practice installation and configuration of operating systems and services, hacking and cracking activities, and perform computer forensic analysis; Internship: Computing majors are regularly placed within companies including Bayer... [-]

Bachelor in Finance

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

As a Finance major at SRU you will learn about the financial records, corporate securities, and financial techniques used in all areas of business. You will be prepared for a variety of careers in finance, business, and other areas in the private and public sectors. [+]

Bachelor in Finance Prepare for a Career in Financial Management Finance students are primed for success in all fields of business. FINANCE Offered by: School of Business As a Finance major at SRU you will learn about the financial records, corporate securities, and financial techniques used in all areas of business. You will be prepared for a variety of careers in finance, business, and other areas in the private and public sectors. WHY CHOOSE FINANCE? The Finance program will prepare you for a career in financial management: the art and science of managing money. Organizations of all size and structure need effective financial management, making a degree in Finance a smart choice for future employment. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? The Finance program will introduce you to all facets of corporate finance, commercial and investment banking, financial planning, forecasting and budgeting and asset and liability management. CAREERS IN FINANCE Finance majors are particularly well-suited for positions in the private or public sector that require knowledge of financial institutions and financial operations such as banks, insurance companies and real estate firms. Finance majors are also well prepared for graduate and professional schools. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Alpha Kappa Psi Finance and Economics Club Student Accounting Society (SAS) STUDENT/ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Abby Schon is a Business Management & Finance major at Slippery Rock University. She talks about the campus and why she chose SRU. She is an active member of Colleges Against Cancer, Up Till 2 for St. Jude, and SGA-Student Government Association. All of... [-]

Bachelor in Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

Being an effective leader means inspiring the people around you and finding ways to move the organization forward. SRU's Management program gives you the skills you need to make effective decisions for planning, organizing, and leading a team, office, or company. [+]

Bachelor in Management MANAGEMENT Offered by: School of Business Being an effective leader means inspiring the people around you and finding ways to move the organization forward. SRU's Management program gives you the skills you need to make effective decisions for planning, organizing, and leading a team, office, or company. You'll learn valuable methods for managing a workforce in today's increasingly complex, diverse, and dynamic business environment-preparing you to be a successful future leader. For students with an Associates Degree in Business Administration interested in completing their BSBA major in Management online, visit our Online Learning website for more information. WHY CHOOSE MANAGEMENT? If you plan on owning a business, working as a consultant, or holding a leadership role within any size or type of organization, the Management program at SRU will prove valuable to you. You'll discover how to make decisions regarding production, personnel, and overall strategy, and gain insight into growing societal demands, international competition, and the multicultural nature of today's workforce. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? Through the SRU Management program, you'll learn crucial decision-making skills in areas such as: Corporate social responsibility Ethics Globalization Human resources Operations Organizational behavior Quality CAREERS IN MANAGEMENT One of the benefits of the Management program is that the skills you'll develop will be relevant and valuable for careers in a wide variety of fields and industries.). Our graduates go to careers as: Entrepreneurs Human Resource Managers Managers at all levels of for-profit and non-profit organizations Production / Operation Managers Public Administration... [-]

Bachelor in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineers are responsible for discovery, extraction, transportation, and refinement of natural gas and oil resources. They have the opportunity to work in broad range of careers in a variety of locations around the world. [+]

Bachelor in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Become an Engineer Gain Hands-on engineering design experience at SRU PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING Offered by: Physics and Engineering Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineers are responsible for discovery, extraction, transportation, and refinement of natural gas and oil resources. They have the opportunity to work in broad range of careers in a variety of locations around the world. The career options include; drilling engineers who design and supervise the drilling of oil and natural gas wells; production engineers who design facilities that produce, transport, and store oil and natural gas; reservoir engineers who evaluate and forecast oil and gas field performance, design extraction processes, and conduct economic evaluations; marketing engineers who handle sales, marketing and transportation of oil and natural gas products; and research scientists and engineers (usually requires a graduate degree) who find new ways of improving production, reservoir recovery processes, performance, and treatment processes. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS A 128 credit program that can be completed in 4 years Hands-on engineering design experience Internship opportunities Face-time with dedicated teaching faculty Designed to meet ABET accreditation criteria Affordable: $33,500 to $86,700 less than other PNGE programs in the region WHY CHOOSE PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING? Energy is a key component in our everyday lives. A secure energy future requires a balance between environmental impact and affordable supply. A recent report by the US Energy Information Administration predicts a 56% net growth in the global energy demand between 2010 and 2040. Given this ever... [-]

Bachelor in Resort Recreation and Hospitality Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

With the professional preparation you'll receive in SRU's Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management program, you'll be ready to meet the challenges of a hospitality, event management, or tourism career. [+]

Bachelor in Resort Recreation and Hospitality Management RESORT RECREATION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Offered by: Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism With the professional preparation you'll receive in SRU's Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management program, you'll be ready to meet the challenges of a hospitality, event management, or tourism career. You will develop the skills, knowledge, and field experience to meet the demands of this fast-paced, exciting field. WHY CHOOSE RESORT RECREATION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT? Classroom work and practical experience will prepare you for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge through an internship experience. After cultivating a strong knowledge base in sustainable hospitality and planning, ecotourism, event programming and leadership, meeting and event planning, and resort and hotel management, your program will culminate with a 12-week internship at a hospitality or tourism-related agency. Internships are available at resorts, hotels, cruise lines, and community / municipal recreation centers.. Expert faculty will help you to match your internship with your career goals. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? You will learn how to lead, program, plan, administer, and manage hospitality and tourism programs, while developing hospitality and guest relations skills. As a major in Resort, Recreation and Hospitality Management, you will become skilled in the following areas: Hotel and lodging management Personnel management Administration of hospitality and tourism departments Sustainable tourism site planning Program development for a variety of age groups Programming for special events Planning recreation activities for conference groups CAREERS IN... [-]

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Address Morrow Way 1
16057 Slippery Rock, United States
Website http://www.sru.edu/
Phone +1 724-738-9000