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Undergraduate Bulletin 2008-2009
Bulletin Homepage |Undergraduate Study | Schools and Colleges

Schools and Colleges

Undergraduate study is offered through the faculties of each of the separate schools and colleges comprising the University.

The College of Arts and Sciences provides all undergraduates with study in most of the disciplines within the liberal arts and sciences. Those students wishing to explore any of these areas in depth may become majors within the college. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences may apply for graduate-level teacher certification preparation programs in the School of Education.

The School of Business offers programs in accounting and business administration. Admission to these programs is competitive, open only to the best-qualified students who have completed 56 or more credits, including specific courses outlined in the School of Business section of this bulletin.

The School of Criminal Justice offers a multi-disciplinary degree program, focusing on the study of criminal behavior and society’s response to it. Admission to this major is highly competitive, and students must complete specific requirements before applying for admission.

The School of Education offers courses for undergraduates who are interested in education-related careers. All College of Arts and Science undergraduate majors may apply to teacher certification programs at the graduate level.

The College of Computing and Information supports education for undergraduates throughout the University in computer science, information science, and information technology. It houses the departments of Computer Science and Information Studies (formerly the School of Information Science and Policy), as well as a campus-wide Informatics Faculty that focuses on interdisciplinary aspects of computing and information. The College offers General Education and advanced courses, and several major and minor programs, including a Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Major with a Concentration in Information Science hosted by the department of Information Studies.

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering offers opportunities for undergraduate research in the college.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy offers undergraduate degree programs in political science and public policy. These programs focus on issues of politics, public policy and management in the public service in the local, state, federal and international arena. The program in public policy is a combined major and minor sequence, where students design an area of concentration.

The School of Public Health offers a major and minor in public health.  The field of public health addresses issues such as bioterrorism, violence prevention, health disparities, and obesity; prevents epidemics and the spread of disease; protects against environmental hazards; prevents injuries promotes and encourages healthy behaviors; responds to disasters and assists community recovery; and assures the quality and accessibility of health services.

The School of Social Welfare offers a combined major and minor sequence that prepares students for beginning social work. This program serves the liberal education needs for students interested in the social sciences and human services professions. Admission to this major is competitive, and students have complete specific requirements before applying for admission.

The Interdisciplinary Studies Committee of the Undergraduate Academic Council works with the academic colleges and schools to develop and approve Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors. The approval of student-initiated majors and minors is also under the jurisdiction of this committee. In addition, the committee recommends and monitors University-wide independent study, internships, special projects, and interdisciplinary topics courses.