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Edinboro University’s Master of Arts with Art Education concentration program focuses on teaching art and building leadership in elementary and secondary schools. Course work is rooted in theory and reflects current directions and literature in the field, touching on diverse content areas, such as psychology, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies, as well as studio and art history.

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This 18-credit graduate certificate in arts infusion has been designed to meet the needs of pre-service and in-service educators, artists who desire to work in school settings, and administrators as they strive to enliven content with feeling through the arts. Advocates of the whole child agree that strong arts programs result in strong schools. This certificate will immerse the participants in all of the major art forms: music, dance, drama, visual arts and media arts. Participants will design instruction using current curricula and state and national standards, both in content areas and in the arts.

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Edinboro University’s Master of Business Administration program is designed to meet the needs of leaders in various industries who manage people, processes, or finances. As such, the degree provides for an emphasis in business, which allows students to explore graduate-level coursework in human resources, marketing, and supply-chain management. The flexibility of the MBA program at Edinboro University allows students to focus their graduate management education in a discipline(s) that will best meet their career goals.

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The study of communication is important to virtually every profession that involves working with people – education, advertising and public relations, management and marketing, health care and social services, politics and public services, and other organizational and institutional contexts, public and private. The Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MACS) program seeks to develop a students’ specialized knowledge and skill in the following areas of emphasis: managerial and leadership communication and integrated marketing communication. Students also have the option of obtaining the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management concurrently with their program of study. A Master of Communication Studies develops capabilities to initiate and advance his or her professional career in one or more of these areas, to work with and serve others in diverse communities with dignity and respect, and to understand the complexities associated with learning and communicating ethical and cultural values.

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Edinboro University’s Master of Arts in Counseling program covers accredited school counseling, college counseling, clinical mental health counseling and rehabilitation counseling.

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Edinboro University’s graduate Art Therapy program is dedicated to achieving excellence in counseling, art therapy education, research, clinical and community service and integrates both counseling and visual arts practice, engaging the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment.

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Edinboro University’s Post Master’s Certificate in Art Therapy trains current mental health practitioners in art therapy approaches and techniques to qualify them to apply for their Registered Art Therapist Credential. This program focuses on art therapy practice, theory, assessment, ethics, and professional functioning.

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Edinboro University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares advanced practice nurses for rising standards in the field. The online, part-time program offers specialty electives in advanced clinical practice and clinical nursing education.

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Edinboro University’s graduate degree in Early Childhood Education will prepare practicing and pre-service teachers to work with children from birth through grade 3 by aligning their work to best practices and research. The master's degree is offered online with a one-week summer residency on campus. Students in the Early Childhood Master’s program may also pursue Early Childhood certification* (as an add-on or initial certification).

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Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Educational Psychology program offers students a broad theoretical and practical background in the areas of education and psychology.

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Edinboro University’s Master of Arts in Fine Arts degree is a terminal degree designed to develop technical, aesthetic, and conceptual competencies at the highest level. This rigorous, three-year residential studio program offers degrees in ceramics, metals, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

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The Master of Science in Nursing program is co-sponsored by Clarion and Edinboro Universities with a concentration area in family nurse practitioner (FNP). U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges ranks Clarion and Edinboro’s online nursing program among the Best Online Graduate Programs.

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Edinboro University’s Post Master’s PA Principal K-12 Certificate program prepares candidates to become a building-level leader within the K-12 school system.

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Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Reading program qualifies students for certification as a reading specialist (upon passing the PRAXIS exam). This professional training is essential in diagnosing and helping children overcome reading disabilities and in promoting developmental and interventional reading practices in schools.

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It is estimated that 1 in 5 children could potentially struggle with Dyslexia today. This program will enable students to obtain a Master’s Degree in Reading with specialized qualifications in Dyslexia Interventions. Educators, educational professionals, parents, and speech and language professionals will be guided to further understand structured literacy approaches in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The literacy professional will learn evidence-based programmatic research to match the specific needs of individuals challenged with spoken and written language.

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Edinboro University’s Reading Specialist Certificate program prepares students for certification as a reading specialist (upon passing the PRAXIS exam). This professional training is essential in diagnosing and helping children overcome reading disabilities, as well as in promoting developmental and interventional reading practices in schools.

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Edinboro University’s Educational Specialist in School Psychology graduate program offers students a broad theoretical and practical background in the areas of education and psychology.

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Edinboro University's Master of Social Work program prepares graduates to work in a wide range of practice settings. These include family-based and mental health agencies, addiction treatment centers, schools, medical and psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation and correctional facilities, hospitals, veterans' agencies, foster care and adoption agencies, nursing homes, policy settings, within the military, and in private practice.

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Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Special Education is designed for student’s currently certified seeking SPED certification and for students holding SPED certification who wish to earn a M.Ed. with a focus in Autism or Behavior Management.

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Edinboro University’s Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program is a two-year, full-time program that prepares graduates to evaluate and treat a wide variety of communication and swallowing disorders.

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The Master of Arts degree is designed to further develop the artistic competencies for the post baccalaureate student. Students achieve a depth of study by enrolling in at least 12 credits in a specific discipline over the course of the degree. Many M.A. degree students are public school teachers and/or artists seeking to remain current in their field.

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Edinboro University’s Post Master’s Letter of Eligibility for Superintendent program prepares candidates to become a district-level leader within the K-12 school system and the Intermediate Unit.

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Edinboro University’s online Post Master’s Supervisor of Special Education certificate program prepares candidates to take a leadership role in the field of special education.

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Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program prepares M.Ed. candidates to promote the success of all students by becoming leaders within their classroom, school, or district.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting provides students with an extensive understanding of the concepts, theory, and conventions common to the practice of managerial (private business and industry), institutional (government and not-for-profit), and public accounting. This program is designed to provide all the courses necessary for students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Pennsylvania. Students completing this program are well prepared for entry into the workforce as professional accountants and continuing their education at graduate school.

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The Actuarial Science concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is designed to prepare the student for a professional career using mathematics; provide appropriate background for further study of mathematics; allow for extensive study in a closely related field; and develop skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible employees and citizens.

In addition to coursework in mathematics, the Actuarial Science concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program includes coursework in accounting, economics, and finance. As a result, graduates are prepared for a variety of mathematical careers, including that of an actuary with an insurance company. The coursework students take at Edinboro University will help them pass the first two professional actuary tests.

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The program offers direct, hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology including professional studio/field film and video cameras, lights and sound recording equipment, non-linear video editing systems, animation rostrum stands, a large green screen area, Screendigital scanners, animation line testers, and both 2D and 3D computer animation work stations.

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The Applied Technical Leadership (ATL) program is a multi-disciplinary, exclusively online program that is focused on the aspects of leadership and management in a technical environment. Drawing upon coursework in manufacturing, psychology, communication, economics, finance, and marketing, and culminating in a leadership capstone experience, the ATL program prepares students to assume organizational leadership roles in industry. Applicants to this program are expected to have a previous associate degree in a technical area which satisfies 12-24 credits of coursework in addition to at least 9 credits of general education, although additional requirements may also be met depending on specific transfer credits. The program is designed to be completed in four semesters, but additional requirements may make additional coursework necessary to complete the ATL program standards.

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The Bachelor of Science in Art Education is a four year undergraduate program leading to art education teaching certification (kindergarten to twelfth grade). The philosophy of the program is that the art teacher should be an artist/art educator. In this program students develop their skills as artists, and learn to make historical inquiries, critical judgments, and aesthetic responses to art.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Art History is a four-year undergraduate degree program in the history and theory of art and art criticism. Courses examine painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, environmental art, performance art, body art, film, and video. The program incorporates both traditional and more recent approaches to the study of art. Approaches include stylistic analysis, connoisseurship and iconography, as well as social history, interdisciplinary study, and deconstructive strategies. Students begin with broad overviews of Western and non-Western art and period courses in Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th, 19th and 20th and contemporary studies. More advanced classes focus on issues stimulated by ideological, gender, ethnic, and political perspectives. Courses also provide a background in art theory, criticism, and methodologies such as semiotics, feminism, deconstruction, and post- structuralism.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Art Therapy is a degree designed to serve students interested in a wide range of career paths including students who are preparing for graduate training in art therapy, counseling, art, psychology, or allied fields, or to move into the social work environment. Career opportunities exist with this degree because of its wellness focus in mental health, schools, personal care industry, the non-profit sector as well as government service. The program provides a strong foundation in psychology, the arts, and art therapy.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry prepares students to become a part of the rapidly expanding biotechnology industries or to pursue further study in biochemistry.

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Students interested in entering schools of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary science, optometry, or podiatry usually pursue the pre-healing arts option of the Bachelor of Science in Biology. Pre-healing arts students are assigned an advisor who provides special guidance in selecting courses that will be helpful in gaining admission to professional schools.

In addition, the department offers specific programs and degrees in related areas. These include the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology, and the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science/Biology. Specific information on each program is available.

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Ceramics students learn handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques, kiln firing procedures, glaze and claybody chemistry, moldmaking, and other processes. Special courses are offered in craft-business practices, glaze calculation, and kiln-building. Our comprehensive program offers all methods of firing using approximately twenty kilns of various sizes.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is intended for those who expect to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry or a related science or to enter business or industry as a chemist. It also serves as an excellent pre-medical program.

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The Natural Products concentration is a program at the interface of Chemistry and Biology providing more marketable skills in both biological and chemical sciences. Supporting courses in business and marketing will provide a well-rounded education to students.

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The concentration in Community Arts provides additional career choices for students interested in alternative teaching and therapeutic situations outside the K-12 public school system. Students will be able to focus on community programs, museums, and mental health arenas as well as the traditional K-12 system. The Community Arts track includes emphasis on sociology, anthropology, and communication studies in preparation for museums and community centers.

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The Comprehensive Business Administration Concentration is a highly flexible program, allowing students to tailor a course of study to prepare them for careers in any area of business including human resources, corporate finance, logistics, production, logistics and production. This is also an appropriate program for those who want to be entrepreneurs.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is designed to prepare individuals to meet challenges in the rapidly growing and changing field of computer science.

More specifically, the Applied track of the BS in Computer Science is designed around national curriculum models and national employment trends. Within the framework of general education courses and courses in computer science and mathematics, this degree will prepare the students for a variety of positions in the computer field, including application software developers, systems analysts, and database administrators. Additionally, the program is designed to provide the appropriate background for further study in the information science field and to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible employees and citizens.

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The BA in criminal justice at Edinboro provides students a fundamental background in all major fields of criminal justice as well as the opportunity to tailor their upper-level coursework to a specific area of interest.

The BA in criminal justice goes beyond narrow vocational training to treat the study of criminal justice as a social science, enhancing student understanding of the dynamics of human behavior and improving a student’s ability to engage in critical thinking and written and oral communication. Students also develop skills in basic statistics, research, and applied ethics, making graduates marketable for a wide-range of career opportunities.

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Computers and computer software now occupy a central role in nearly every profession and discipline. Computers run assembly lines, model business activities, access national databases, and connect the world via networks. Employment opportunities are limitless for those who are able to harness and expand the computer's potential.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science has an Applied track, Cybersecurity track, Web and Mobile Application Development track, Network and System Administration track, Game & Virtual World Development track, and Theoretical track. All tracks are designed around national curriculum models and employment opportunities. The theoretical track, accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, is designed around the admissions requirements to graduate programs in computer science.

Computer science majors have the opportunity to participate in internship programs that give them a realistic view of employment directions. Current internship partnerships and coops exist with, National Laboratories, Erie Insurance, Community Resources for Independence as well as other numerous local businesses. Computer science students have access to a variety of campus computer labs. The department sponsors a computer club, Game Development club, open to all interested students, and a programming team that competes multiple times per semester at the state level and national levels.

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The Journalism program allows students to focus on the study of news and information as it relates to both traditional and digital media platforms. The Digital Media Production concentration will prepare students to work and produce in online, mass media, information and corporate industries. The major will focus on developing multiple media literacies, analytic abilities, and narrative skills in functional media contexts. In this program, students will develop media portfolios and capstone projects. The applied audio, video, graphical, and web skills that students learn will be informed by a foundation of writing, critical analysis, and creative development.

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Two courses in drawing are required of all undergraduate art students. Along with 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design classes, drawing forms the foundation for all other studio studies. Classes concentrate on linear perspective, light and shade, composition, and visual perceptual development. Students work with still life, the human figure, and visual/aesthetic problem solving.

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The BSED in Early Childhood & Deaf Education would lead to Birth - Grade 4 Early Childhood Teacher Certification and Birth - Grade 12 Deaf Education (Hearing Impaired) Teacher Certification in PA. This educational degree would train teachers to work with both early childhood children and deaf and hard of hearing students in a variety of school settings including resources rooms, itinerant programs, early intervention, and schools for the deaf. The specialized degrees prepares teacher of the deaf to support learning needs of a range of students with mid/moderate hearing loss to profound and severe loss, regardless of communication mode. Amplification and language needs are great within the hard of hearing/deaf population. This program provides pre-service teacher of the deaf with course work in audiology, speech and hearing communication disorders, American Sign Language, education pedagogy, content areas and special education. Field experience will provide pre-service teachers with experiences in all setting to meet the needs of children with hearing loss.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Special Education and Early Childhood is intended for those who are interested in obtaining dual certification in both Early Childhood and Special Education. A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades P-4 in Early Childhood classrooms and grades P-8 in Special Education settings. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Early Childhood is intended for those who are interested in teaching young children grades P-4 in the public or private schools. The carefully planned clinical experiences in a variety of educational settings successfully prepares them to enter the world of professional educators.

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The BS Economics program helps develop conceptual and analytical thinking skills, which can be applied to multiple career areas and help ensure professional success and adaptability. Graduates may pursue careers in banking, business management, and governmental policy analysis. Students are also well-prepared for graduate study.

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The BS in Environmental Biology program is intended to provide the student with a specialized study of environmental biology and related scientific disciplines at the undergraduate level. Students who wish to prepare for a career emphasizing the biological components of environmental sciences will find this curriculum appropriate. Graduates may find employment with local, state, and federal environmental agencies, zoos and aquaria, private consulting firms, or continue on to graduate school.

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The earth is a dynamic planet which provides us with the energy and raw materials necessary for modern life. The earth is also a fragile planet whose delicate environmental balance may be easily upset. Geologists study the earth, its composition, history, and dynamic systems, in an effort to ensure the rapidly growing human population with adequate supplies of natural resources to maintain the delicate balance of its environment.

The Environmental Geology Concentration prepares the graduate well for entry into a range of geological and environmental careers and for graduate school in these disciplines. Graduates commonly find employment in geologic aspects of groundwater supply, water pollution remediation, as well as soils, slope stability, geologic engineering, and other environmental geology concerns.

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The Exercise Science program is designed for those interested in the exercise/movement sciences, human performance, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, athletic training and/or personal training. Coursework prepares students through theory, practical application, and laboratory experiences to have the skills necessary for developing exercise programs, and health and wellness program design for a variety of populations including healthy, athletes, obese, etc. Professional career opportunities include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, or athletic training (after graduate school), corporate fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning coach, personal training, and research assistant.

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The Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science is a chemistry program designed to offer students a firm understanding of food science from a biochemical perspective. The program emphasizes practical methods for the production of fermented products including, but not limited to: beer, wine, fermented foods, and chemicals produced through the fermentation process. Graduating students will have experience producing and assessing the quality of fermented products, and practical experience provided through an optional internship with a local business.

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The program offers direct, hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology including professional studio/field film and video cameras, lights and sound recording equipment, non-linear video editing systems, animation rostrum stands, a large green screen area, Screendigital scanners, animation line testers, and both 2D and 3D computer animation work stations.

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The Finance concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in banking, corporate finance, and investment management. Potential careers include lending officer, bank examiner/auditor, bank regulatory compliance officer, financial analyst, and securities research analyst. The Finance concentration coursework, in addition to Finance courses, includes a series of business courses in Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, and Statistics. The Finance concentration coursework provides each student the opportunity to obtain a sound understanding of financial theory, concepts, and computations and the ability to effectively apply financial knowledge in order to solve business decisions associated with careers in finance.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry - Forensic Science is intended for those who seek entry level positions with FBI, state police or crime laboratories. Graduates also qualify for positions as trace evidence technicians with various law enforcement agencies. There is evidence that laboratories dealing with the investigation of criminal acts are moving toward hiring employees who are trained more as scientists than as police investigators. There is a large employment opportunity for individuals who have the appropriate training.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is designed to prepare individuals to meet challenges in the rapidly growing and changing field of computer science.

More specifically, the Game and Virtual World Development track of the BS in Computer Science is designed around national curriculum models and national employment trends. Within the framework of general education courses and courses in computer science, mathematics, physics and art, this degree will prepare the students for a variety of positions in the game development field, including game programmers, game developers and engineers, modeling and simulation development. Additionally, the program is designed to provide the appropriate background for further study in the computer science field and to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible employees and citizens.

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The earth is a dynamic planet which provides us with the energy and raw materials necessary for modern life. The earth is also a fragile planet whose delicate environmental balance may be easily upset. Geologists study the earth, its composition, history, and dynamic systems, in an effort to ensure the rapidly growing human population with adequate supplies of natural resources to maintain the delicate balance of its environment.

The Department of Geosciences at Edinboro University offers a broad range of earth science courses leading to either a Bachelor of Science in Geology or Bachelor of Arts degree in the earth sciences.

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The Graphic & Interactive Design program at Edinboro University focuses on creative thinking and problem solving while preparing undergraduate students for the varied opportunities within the professional field of design.

Foundational instruction focuses on composition and visual organization and students become familiar with techniques and software applications in print and interactive media. Intermediate courses explore traditional models of design theory and criticism, as well as contemporary experimental approaches to graphic design. Advanced coursework encourages the creation of work unique to each designers’ voice, the study of specific areas of design practice, and the completion of a senior thesis and professional portfolio.

Courses are offered in a wide range of topics and including interactive design, corporate identity, publications, design history, packaging and illustration. Upper level students have the opportunity to complete a professional internship for credit, which allows them to advance their technological skills and gain career related experiences, as well as providing contacts for future employment. The curriculum is further enriched through workshops and lectures by visiting designers, participation in regional and national competitions and exhibitions, trips to various cities to visit museums and tour professional design studios, and portfolio reviews organized by professional design organizations.

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The Teacher Certification track is designed for those interested in becoming a health and/or physical education teacher at the elementary and/or secondary level. Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of this curriculum, which also includes successfully passing National Teacher Certification examinations, the student will be granted a degree of Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education and will qualify for the Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate. This certificate will be valid for teaching Health and Physical Education in grades K through 12 in Pennsylvania.

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The Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Sciences program is designed to prepare students in human health related professions. The basic degree will directly prepare students to entry level human health related careers such as health service managers, pharmaceutical representatives, and community health educators.

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The Human Service & Community Development Concentration gives students training in applied and public sociological practice in order to engage stakeholders, serve clients, effect policy, develop modes of advocacy, and build communities in order to effect positive social change. Graduates of this program will gain skills in strategic social planning, policy analysis, community ethnography, community organization, needs assessment, and program evaluation. Graduate equipped with applied sociological training are employed as community organizers, demographers, data specialists, grant writers, human and social service workers, city planners, volunteer coordinators, human resource specialists, program managers, fundraisers, educators, and advocacy specialists for victims of crime (e.g. child abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, or other manifestations of social oppression).

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The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (BAIS) degree program is an appealing alternative for students who have: 1) unique career goals which cannot be met through any other course of study at the University and 2) circumstances which preclude the completion of another degree program in the traditional manner.

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The Industrial & Engineering Administration concentration is an interdisciplinary concentration housed under the ATL program which was developed jointly by the Physics & Technology and Business & Economics Departments in order to address industry needs. This curriculum allows graduates to progress professionally from engineering technology positions within a firm to positions that require analytical and financial decision-making for their employers. The program will prepare students for career such as production team leaders, quality coordinators, new product development coordinators, production analysts, operations analysts, industrial sales specialists, among others.

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Students enrolled in the Intelligent Enterprise concentration under the Business Administration major learn current and emerging concepts, technologies, and methodologies to successfully implement and maintain enterprise systems to run businesses competitively. The intelligent enterprise continues to evolve with emerging technologies such as digital transformation. The program includes experiential learning that is integrated with the use of SAP systems. Students experience real-world scenarios and team dynamics using ERP simulation games, engaging projects, and professional communities. Education and skills are highly transferable to other technology platforms such as SuccessFactors, Workday, and Oracle. Students in the program are introduced to leading industry certifications.

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The Jewelry/Metals program has two full time faculty members who teach six courses per semester. It thrives with about thirty undergraduate students and three graduate students. Students learn basic skills related to jewelry and metal working in Metals I. Metals II incorporates casting and the use of alternative materials and processes. More advanced techniques are taught in Enameling, Intermediate Metalsmithing, Advanced Jewelry and Graduate level courses.

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The Journalism program allows students to focus on the study of news and information as it relates to both traditional and digital media platforms. The program emphasizes traditional reporting and editing skills while ensuring that students are prepared to produce content for a variety of platforms. Students also have the flexibility to focus on specific areas of interest such as print, broadcast or digital publishing, and to work directly with the department’s campus media organizations and PRSSA chapter.

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Literature- The students' fields of study begin with the basic survey courses introducing students to American, British, and a number of literatures from other cultural and ethnic sources. In the ensuing years students gain familiarity and a thorough intellectual appreciation of numerous literary movements, historical literary movements, and schools of literary criticism and thought.

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The Marketing Concentration prepares students for positions in consumer and business marketing including product/brand/market management, new product planning, integrated marketing communications, advertising, sales, retailing, wholesaling and international marketing.

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The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is designed to prepare the student for a professional career using mathematics; provide appropriate background for further study of mathematics; allow for extensive study in a closely related field; and develop skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible employees and citizens.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program affords the student ample opportunity to obtain a minor offered by any other discipline at Edinboro University. An option many students find attractive is to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree and at the same time become certified to teach mathematics. This leaves many career paths open, including that of teaching.

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A medical technologist performs various chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic, immunologic and other medical laboratory procedures used by a physician for determining the presence and extent of disease. Approximately two-thirds of all medical technologists are employed in hospital laboratories. Others work in physicians offices, armed forces and government laboratories and pharmaceutical houses.

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The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.

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The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.

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The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.

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The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Level and Special Education (P-8) concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area.. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas. A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 4-8 in their chosen content area(s) and grades P-8 in Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Level and Special Education (P-8) concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area.. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas. A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 4-8 in their chosen content area(s) and grades P-8 in Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Level and Special Education (P-8) concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area.. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas. A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 4-8 in their chosen content area(s) and grades P-8 in Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Level and Special Education (P-8) concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area.. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas. A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 4-8 in their chosen content area(s) and grades P-8 in Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.

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The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.

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The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Level and Special Education (P-8) concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area.. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas. A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 4-8 in their chosen content area(s) and grades P-8 in Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The middle level concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II Concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area. In addition, content courses in the specialty areas are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas.

Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. After meeting the requirements for middle level certification, candidates will be certified to teach in grades 4-8.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Level and Special Education (P-8) concentration for education majors includes four Option 1 concentrations and five Option II concentrations. Option 1 concentrations are designed specifically for one concentration area. Option 2 concentrations include a high-need content area (math and/or science) plus a second content area.. In Option I candidates complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in their program concentration and 12 credits in each of the remaining three areas. In Option 2 candidates complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the remaining two areas. A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 4-8 in their chosen content area(s) and grades P-8 in Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is designed to prepare individuals to meet challenges in the rapidly growing and changing field of computer science.

More specifically, the Network and System Administration track of the BS in Computer Science is designed around national curriculum models and national employment trends. Within the framework of general education courses and courses in computer science and mathematics, this degree will prepare the students for a variety of positions in the computer field, specifically network and systems administrators. Additionally, the program is designed to provide the appropriate background for further study in the information science field and to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible employees and citizens.

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This is a four year program, for first time students that combine professional nursing courses and clinical learning experiences as well as general education requirements. At the completion of this program students receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and are eligible to write the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates of the program are prepared to function as professional nurses in a variety of health care settings.

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A painting student will begin with the study of traditional painting concepts and techniques, composition, and may work with both still life and the human figure. All art students must take painting as part of their BFA program of study. Painting majors deal with contemporary and traditional issues.

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The Personal Financial Planning Concentration is designed to prepare students for careers as financial planners and advisors, investment managers and financial managers in financial planning agencies, depository institutions, non-depository holding and investment offices, insurances companies, real estate brokerages and investment houses, securities and commodity dealerships, and other commercial enterprises. The Personal Financial Planning Concentration is registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. Graduates of a registered financial planning program meet the educational requirements to take the CFP ® Certification Examination. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania does not certify individuals to use the CFP ® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM and CFP (with flame logo) ® certification marks. CFP certification is solely granted by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to persons who, in addition to completing an education requirement such as this CFP Board Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP ® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and CFP (with flame logo) ®, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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The study of Photography at Edinboro University begins with black & white photography and darkroom work and expands through instruction in photographic techniques, color photography, non-silver photography, and the use of medium, large, and digital format cameras. Both studio photography for commercial application and contemporary art directions in the photographic medium are explored. Many students develop an interest in the documentary/ journalism field. Classes center around individual critiques and group discussion of both technical processes and contemporary issues and ideas.

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Political Science students at Edinboro University develop a broad and sophisticated understanding of politics, including knowledge of American politics, international relations, comparative politics, and political theory. Students develop skills in critical thinking, research, and oral and written communication. In class and through an optional internship experience, students learn to use their knowledge and developed skills to address real life problems in politics and policy and are prepared to serve in roles of responsibility in the community. Political Science students are prepared to work in almost any field, but are especially suited for careers in government, political advocacy, non-governmental organizations, and law.

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Our rigorous curriculum includes courses that are required by well-known chiropractic programs. When you balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making, you’ll become a qualified candidate for any chiropractic program.

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As a Pre-Dental student at Edinboro, you'll follow a rigorous curriculum that includes courses in drawing and 3D design that are required for dental school, as well as those that prepare you for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT).

Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making, and you'll become a qualified candidate for any dental program.

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As a Pre-Medical student at Edinboro, you will be held to high standards. You'll follow a curriculum that is heavy on the sciences, including those that are required and recommended for medical school, as well as those that prepare you for the newest version of the competitive Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making, and you'll be a qualified candidate for any medical school.

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As a Pre-Occupational Therapy student at Edinboro, you'll follow a rigorous curriculum that is heavy on the sciences, including courses in kinesiology and exercise physiology that are required by well-known MOT programs in the area.

Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making and you'll become a qualified candidate for any professional school.

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As a Pre-Optometry student at Edinboro, you'll follow a rigorous curriculum that is heavy on the sciences, including courses in the nature of light and color that are required by well-known optometry programs in the area. Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making and you'll be a qualified candidate for Optometry school.

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As a student in the Pre-Physical Therapy concentration at Edinboro, you'll follow a rigorous curriculum that is heavy on the sciences, including courses in kinesiology and exercise physiology that are required by well-known Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs in the area. You'll balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making.

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Our Pre-Physician Assistant concentration gives you a competitive edge when the time comes to apply to professional PA programs. Here's why:

  • Our rigorous curriculum is specific to your career path, with an emphasis on the sciences.
  • Coursework in specialty areas such as Clinical Microbiology and Nutrition prepare you to meet the high standards required by well-known PA programs in the area.
  • Your classes are balanced with both general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making, which makes you a desirable candidate for PA school.

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Edinboro University offers a course of study in liberal arts and sciences to prepare students for admission to schools of veterinary medicine. Though admission requirements for professional schools vary, the program at Edinboro University can be tailored to meet the requirements for any school.

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Designed for the individual studio artist or art teacher, the courses here at Edinboro provide a contemporary overview of the various print mediums. Recently the printmaking area has focused on the use of safer forms of printmaking techniques. The screen-printing area is now exclusively using water based inks and safer methods of printing. The two well-ventilated studios house one relief press, two intaglio presses and three lithographic presses. Our papermaking studio is used to create papers for printing and to extend paper pulp into two-dimensional and sculptural art. Advanced students can develop expertise in using photographic techniques and incorporate electronic and digital imagery into their prints.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Edinboro University is a flexible program designed to serve students interested in a wide range of career paths. This includes students who are preparing for graduate training in psychology and related fields as well as those who directly enter a career. Students work closely with their faculty advisor to develop a program of student to prepare them for one of the many career opportunities that exist in mental health, counseling, social work, art therapy, pre-med and health-related careers, neuroscience, school, business and industry, law and criminal justice system, the non-profit sector, as well as government service and the military.

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Sculptors explore space (and time) using traditional and contemporary materials and processes. At Edinboro the broadest range of expression is welcomed. Carving, modeling, casting, and fabrication in clay, plastics, wood, stone, cement, bronze, aluminum, steel, paper, fabric and found object - as well as time based works - are created. Four sculpture faculty offer a variety of perspectives. All emphasize the development of individual ideas and direction. Occasional visiting artists and critics offer additional feedback. Upper level and graduate students are awarded 24 hour access and graduate students are provided with private or semi-private studio space.

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The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (grades 7-12). Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. All secondary programs have achieved NCATE accreditation.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Secondary Education (7-12) and Special Education (7-12) has 8 certification options. The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education and special education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (7-12) as well as special education settings (7-12). A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 7-12 in their chosen content area and 7-12 Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (grades 7-12). Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. All secondary programs have achieved NCATE accreditation.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Secondary Education (7-12) and Special Education (7-12) has 8 certification options. The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education and special education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (7-12) as well as special education settings (7-12). A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 7-12 in their chosen content area and 7-12 Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (grades 7-12). Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. All secondary programs have achieved NCATE accreditation.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Secondary Education (7-12) and Special Education (7-12) has 8 certification options. The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education and special education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (7-12) as well as special education settings (7-12). A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 7-12 in their chosen content area and 7-12 Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (grades 7-12). Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. All secondary programs have achieved NCATE accreditation.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Secondary Education (7-12) and Special Education (7-12) has 8 certification options. The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education and special education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (7-12) as well as special education settings (7-12). A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 7-12 in their chosen content area and 7-12 Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (grades 7-12). Teacher candidates are required to participate in a variety of learning experiences including in diverse settings in public schools. All secondary programs have achieved NCATE accreditation.

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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Secondary Education (7-12) and Special Education (7-12) has 8 certification options. The curriculum for the preparation of teachers for Secondary school teacher candidates includes three components: A representative core of general education courses, a concentration of studies in an academic discipline, and designed courses in professional education. All students enrolled in the secondary education and special education curriculum must complete a professional concentration focusing on the knowledge and skills required to be an effective facilitator of learning in secondary schools (7-12) as well as special education settings (7-12). A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades 7-12 in their chosen content area and 7-12 Special Education. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.

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The Baccalaureate Social Work Program at Edinboro University is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge, values and skills for competent and effective beginning-level generalist social work practice and for a commitment to social and economic justice, cultural competency, advocacy for oppressed and at-risk populations, lifelong learning, and active participation, contributions, and leadership in the larger community.

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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology is structured to give the student a background in theory, methodology, and program content with an emphasis on applied sociology. In addition to preparing the student for possible graduate education the general goal of the program is to provide the student with the basic applied sociological skills so that he/she may assume a variety of professional positions and become a contributing member of society. Applied sociological skills, such as report writing, research design, data collection and analysis, problem-solving, and computer knowledge, are highly sought after in the professional world.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is designed to prepare individuals to meet challenges in the rapidly growing and changing field of computer science.

More specifically, the Theoretical track of the BS in Computer Science is designed around national curriculum models, employment opportunities, and admissions requirements to graduate programs in computer science. Within the framework of general education courses and courses in computer science and mathematics, this degree will prepare the students for a variety of positions in the computer field, including system software developers and engineers, network and communications engineers, and computer scientists. Additionally, the program is designed to provide the appropriate background for further study in the computer science field and to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible employees and citizens.

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The BA degree program in Speech and Hearing Science provides the foundational knowledge in communication sciences that is prerequisite for professional, graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology throughout the U.S. This degree program provides preparation in basic critical thinking and communication skills that are essential for a variety of professions. Our students acquire knowledge of the anatomical, physiological, acoustic, developmental, and linguistic bases of normal human communication that will serve as a reference point for studying and treating disorders of communication in graduate school. Our students are also introduced to various disorders of speech, language, hearing, and deglutition across the lifespan. During the senior year, students complete guided observations of individuals receiving professional services for communication problems and begin to learn about the clinical process.

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The Sport and Recreation Management program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to become successful administrators within sport- and/or recreation-related agencies. The program will focus on such disciplines as leadership theory, personnel management, law and liability, program implementation, and facility management/design. Upon satisfactory completion of the required coursework, students will be granted a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport and Recreation Management. This degree will qualify students for employment in such areas as municipal recreation, collegiate recreation, corporate recreation, private recreation, non-profit recreation, interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics, facility management, minor and major professional sport teams, sport clubs, and the fitness industry.

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The BS in Strategic Communication provides training for careers in integrated marketing communication, non-profit development, public relations, public advocacy, event planning, advertising, sales, and related fields with a well-rounded communication education that includes expertise in intercultural relations, conflict management, and ethics. Students complete a rigorous core of courses, accentuated by strategic communication application courses, then have opportunities to develop strategic planning skills through involvement with Applied Communicators of Edinboro (ACE), develop public relations skills with the Public Relations Student Society of American (PRSSA) chapter, and engage in community service activities through Lambda Pi Eta, the communication honor fraternity.

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The BS in Environmental Biology: Wildlife Biology concentration program is intended to provide the student with a specialized study of wildlife biology with a broad-based curriculum at the undergraduate level. This curriculum will also provide the academic requirements for students to apply to the Wildlife Society for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist. Students will learn about the management and conservation of wildlife and be prepared for work or graduate school in the wildlife field.

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In their first semester, students begin with a non-utilitarian carving project, becoming familiar with the properties of wood and further honing their 3D design skills. They then learn about basic woodworking machinery and joinery, designing and constructing a table. In subsequent courses, students investigate box and cabinet construction, chair design, vacuum-bag lamination, and working in series / designing for production. A thorough approach to design is taken, with sketches, models, and full-scale drawings and mock-ups. In all courses, the work of historically significant and contemporary wood artists is viewed and discussed. In addition, students are encouraged to take an environmentally responsible approach to the choices they make as a designer, giving consideration to efficient use of materials, choosing lumber that is sustainable, and using less toxic finishing products. In general, EUP’s wood program strives to provide students with a strong foundation of woodworking and design skills, emphasizing originality and innovation in design and concept.

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Although students will eventually specialize in one particular genre, the Writing Program is designed to give students the ability to practice in all areas of writing, both creative and utilitarian. The core course of Creative Writing and Advanced Composition reaffirm this philosophy to prepare students for careers in artistic endeavors and a wide variety of professional walks of life that require, at their core, exceptionally strong writing skills and analytic abilities.

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Edinboro University students can now get an early start on chiropractic school! Edinboro has established affiliations with the New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) and Logan University (Logan) enabling Edinboro University Pre-Chiropractic Health Sciences majors to enter NYCC or Logan after their junior year of college. The agreements establish three plus three programs in chiropractic medicine practice, which refers to three years of undergraduate study at Edinboro and three years of chiropractic school at NYCC or Logan. Student who successfully complete their first year of studies at NYCC or Logan and transfer their credits back to Edinboro will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Edinboro.

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The Accelerated Nursing program is a pre-licensure program designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in another field who wish to study for a B.S. in Nursing (BSN) degree. This is an intense 15-month program which requires daily attendance in either a classroom or clinical experience. The successful graduate is eligible to write the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

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Edinboro University students can now get an early start on medical school! Edinboro has established an affiliation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) of Erie, PA, enabling Edinboro University Pre-Medical Health Sciences majors to enter LECOM after their junior year of college.  The agreement establishes a three plus four program in family medicine practice between the two schools, which refers to three years of undergraduate study at Edinboro and four years of medical school at LECOM. Students who successfully complete their first year of studies at LECOM can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Edinboro.

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Edinboro University students can get an early acceptance to medical school! Edinboro has established an affiliation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) of Erie, PA, enabling Edinboro University Pre-Medical Health Sciences majors to enter LECOM after their senior year of college. The agreement establishes a four plus four program in family medicine practice between the two schools, which refers to four years of undergraduate study at Edinboro and four years of medical school at LECOM.

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The pre-pharmacy program provides the first two years of study toward a doctor of pharmacy degree. The curriculum was designed in cooperation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), but is appropriate for transfer to most colleges of pharmacy. Because certain schools of pharmacy may require slight variations from the curriculum, early contact with your pre-pharmacy advisor and your chosen pharmacy school is recommended. Students meeting certain selective admission requirements may be accepted directly into an accelerated curriculum at LECOM.

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The Associate of Applied Science in Aeronautical Science program emphasizes courses that prepare graduates of the program for careers in aviation as professional pilots. Graduates gain the required knowledge in the areas of mathematics, physics, communications, and aeronautics in order to immediately pursue a career as a commercial pilot. The flight and ground school training is provided by a flight school certified by the Federal Aviation Administration or, alternatively, this training may be satisfied by possession of a current license/certification at the appropriate level. This portion of the training has additional associated costs that depend on how the flight training requirements are satisfied.

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The Associate of Science degree in Applied Computing is designed to prepare individuals to meet challenges in the rapidly growing and changing field of computer science. Within the framework of general education courses and courses in computer science, this degree will prepare the students for an entry level position in a computer field, provide appropriate background for further study in computer science and develop skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible employees and citizens.

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The Associates of Applied Science in Applied Technology combines training in specialized technology and business administration to prepare graduates for careers in engineering technology leadership. The A.A.S. program provides an opportunity for those with technical certification or training from other accredited institutions to complete a relevant associate degree, while the program is flexible enough to serve students that wish to complete all technical training at Edinboro University. This program will prepare students for occupations such as engineering technicians, industry team leaders, quality coordinators, new product development coordinators and sales specialists among others. The A.A.S. program will be attractive to students currently working in the manufacturing sector and to those pursuing certificate-level training in engineering technology at a university or other specialized training at community colleges or technical schools.

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The Associate of Science in Business Administration is a strong program designed to provide aspiring business students with an understanding of core business concepts and uniquely prepare them to advance in business careers. This two-year program provides students with fundamental knowledge in economics, accounting, finance, management and marketing, as well as a strong theoretical foundation, complemented by a solid practical understanding of business.

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This program provides students a fundamental background in the areas of criminal justice (e.g. policing, courts and corrections), and the role of criminal justice in a broader society. This background also prepares students to continue their criminal justice education at the baccalaureate level.

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The Associate of Applied Science in Electric Utility Technology program emphasizes courses that prepare graduates of the program for careers as a lineworker or substation electrician in the electric utility industry. The program is a unique in that it combines classroom learning with hands-on training. Graduates gain the required knowledge in the areas of mathematics, physics, communications, business, and electronics in order to immediately pursue a career as an electric utilities lineman. The A.A.S. program provides an opportunity for those with related training to complete a relevant associate degree. The A.A.S. program will be attractive to students currently pursuing Power Systems Institute (PSI) training provided by FirstEnergy. Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Electric Utilities Technology will be able to:

  • Satisfactorily complete the Power Systems Institute (PSI) and related field experience
  • To become proficient in analytical and quantitative computations appropriate to the occupational environment
  • Develop communications skills appropriate to a technical setting
  • Assess and operationalize a management and business plan in a technological environment, and handle personal finances responsibly

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The goal of the Associate of Arts in Human Services program is to educate, in two years, a generalist professional worker who can move into a wide range of mental health, human services, social services, community action, and social justice careers. Program faculty not only teach about the ideals of the human services profession, but also model and practice them as they engage with students both in and out of the classroom and in professional settings across our communities.

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The Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Liberal Studies is designed to meet the needs of students seeking a two-year degree program of higher education and accompanying credentials. It aims to educate students to communicate effectively, to think both creatively and critically, and to work across disciplines. It allows the student to have choices and flexibility in designing a concentration that meets his or her individual career goals and objectives. Students can organize a program of study that is both personally interesting and professionally relevant. Equipped with these highly transferrable skills, students can pursue a wide range of career paths or move into a bachelor's degree program. It can be used to improve their current employment standing or to find entry into careers in social services, government and business.

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The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) program is an Associate of Engineering Technology degree program that prepares the student for employment in a variety of manufacturing jobs. A manufacturing engineering technician may be involved in design and selection of tooling and fixturing, selection of appropriate equipment, proving out new tooling, troubleshooting manufacturing problems, and as liaison between manufacturing and engineering. Other manufacturing engineering technicians specialize in the processes and methods area of manufacturing and are involved with quality control, CNC programming, work standards, production costs, scheduling, and manufacturing methods.

The MET program at Edinboro University is designed for students who have no prior experience in the manufacturing field. However, students who have experience are encouraged to seek life experience credit or credit by examination for their previous manufacturing experience.

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The pre-pharmacy program provides the first two/three years of study toward a doctor of pharmacy degree. The curriculum was designed with the requirements for admission to numerous pharmacy schools in mind. Because certain schools of pharmacy may require slight variations from the curriculum, early contact with your pre-pharmacy advisor and your chosen pharmacy school is recommended.

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The Associate of Science degree in Preschool Education is intended for those who are interested in preschool education. It also serves as an excellent program easily transitioning into the four year Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood.

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The minor in accounting is designed to provide the student with a broad coverage of essential accounting and tax topics needed for a general understanding of how business decisions affect the profitability of businesses. Students will gain an understanding of how financial statements are prepared and interpreted, how taxes impact businesses, how costs affect pricing decisions, and how to maintain accounting records using a computerized system.

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The Adaptive Leadership and Military Studies minor provides students with an opportunity to enhance their individual leadership skills and prepare them for organizational leadership opportunities. This minor will benefit both interested students and contracted cadets, as it capitalizes on their experience in the ROTC program and allows them to earn a minor through their existing Military Science course progression. This minor will also provide additional opportunities for Veterans to earn life experience credit in a structured and managed way.

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Anthropology studies people and cultures from around the world and through time. It covers a wide range of topics including forensic analysis of human remains, human evolution, the material remains of past cultures, and the world that humans create through their ideas and practices. Because anthropology is concerned with understanding human interaction, it is a useful minor for anyone planning a career that involves working with people, especially those from diverse cultures. A minor in anthropology also provides a global perspective and helps develop thinking skills critical to succeeding in business, research, teaching, advocacy, and public service.

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The minor in Applied Mathematics program allows the student to obtain the skills necessary to successfully apply mathematics to problem solving, while concurrently allowing the students to concentration their studies in another major of interest. Many students will be able to pursue this minor, since nearly all of the semester hours required meet general education requirements. This minor provides an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of important mathematical aspects of basic scientific principles. Furthermore, the program helps develop the capacity to analyze a variety of life situations by modeling many of the associated problems using appropriate mathematical tools. As students in this program develop their problem-solving competence, they more beyond simply being able to use logical models proposed by other, to being capable of creating their own techniques for problem solving. Completion of this program will give the student the necessary tools to pursue many technical fields.

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Archaeology focuses on the systematic study of the human past through the excavation, recovery, and interpretation of artifacts and other associated material culture. Archaeologists are interested in the reconstruction of past lifeways and the interpretation of ancient social, political, and economic systems. A minor in archaeology will provide an introduction to past civilizations and cultures around the globe and to the analytical methods, techniques, and theories that archaeologists use. Students who complete the archaeology minor often pursue graduate training or find employment in areas such as writing or publishing, museums and galleries, government service, historical preservation, or careers in contract archaeology and cultural resource management.

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The purpose of the Art History Minor is to encourage the student to develop a deeper understanding of the visual culture and context of a range of historical periods, media, and cultural perspectives that will serve to enrich and broaden their performance in their major program.

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The Minor in Astronomy requires a grounding in algebra and trigonometry and provides introductory physics instruction followed by a selection of courses from a menu of astronomy topics including the sun, solar system, galaxies, black holes, relativity and cosmology. Students who have either a lifelong interest in space or astronomy, or simply a yearning to know more about the universe in which we live, would find the minor program instructive.

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The Athletic Coaching minor prepares students to be successful in all levels of coaching, from volunteer coaching of recreational sports to paid coaching at the intercollegiate level. Students will take courses in coaching methods, history of sports, team sports pedagogy, athletic injuries, and current coaching strategies, among others. The minor is an excellent addition for students looking to coach at any level of sport or related activity.

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The minor in Biology provides a solid core of fundamental biology courses coupled with advanced biology electives from which you can choose to customize your studies. In addition to deepening your understanding and appreciation of the living world, a biology minor expands your potential career and graduate school opportunities by enabling you to take your non-biology major in exciting new directions.

Whatever your major, if you want to bring a scientific understanding of animals, plants, and/or human biology into your degree studies and your future career, the biology minor is designed to work for you.

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The Broadcast Meteorology minor provides students with a marketable applied skill set in both the broadcasting and meteorological professions. Students who complete the minor in Broadcast Meteorology will have working knowledge of technical television production skills, will develop presentation skills for a general public audience, in addition to a vocabulary and functional understanding of meteorological concepts and competencies.

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The minor in business administration is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of business. The minor includes broad exposure to accounting and the use of financial information, economics, the role of business in society, the legal context of business, management, and marketing.

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The Ceramics minor provides a broad introduction to hand building and wheel throwing ceramic forms. Students will learn about clay, glazes, and kiln firing as they are exposed to both historical and contemporary approaches to Ceramics. This minor is for students with an interest in learning to throw pottery or make clay sculptures, and is especially beneficial for those pursuing degrees in Art Education. Emphasis is placed on craftsmanship and aesthetics as students learn to produce their own creative work.

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The minor in chemistry provides a broad background in chemical principles including quantitative analysis. As an addition to a major in another science field it may make a student a better candidate for acceptance into graduate or professional programs, or employment in a chemistry-related field such as environmental science or quality assurance.

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The minor in Communication Studies offers students a flexible minor that will add value to any major degree. This minor will improve students’ critical thinking, speaking, writing, creativity, and leadership skills; all skills that employers seek in potential employees. Students may choose any six COMM courses totaling 18 credits.

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The purpose of the Computer Science Minor is to provide the student with an opportunity to gain knowledge of the computer and skill in applying its technology to his/her major field of study. The minor can be coordinated with virtually any academic discipline.

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The minor in conflict management provides undergraduate students across the University with the knowledge and skills necessary for managing and resolving conflict that arises and becomes entrenched in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural contexts. The minor is designed to develop competencies that enable individuals and groups to productively mediate ongoing conflict and negotiate crisis events that impede the realization of goals and objectives, undermine normative practices, and threaten to derail constructive human relationships at all levels of communication.

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The Creative Writing Minor allows students to compile a portfolio of original writing in a variety of genres. By completing workshop courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels, students will practice techniques common to all good writing, employ a variety of styles and approaches unique to individual genres, and deepen their experience of writing as an artistic discipline.

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The minor in Criminal Justice is designed to introduce students to the three major subsystems of the criminal justice system—police, courts, and corrections. The minor includes exposure to the significant functions of the criminal justice system and seeks to expose students to important issues in context to modern society. Course work for the minor is designed in such a way to lead interested students to easily transition into the major.

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The minor in Data Analytics provides students an overview of the basic elements of statistics and data analysis, including use of appropriate technology. It serves as a valuable complement to any major in which students analyze or interpret data.

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The minor in Deaf Studies provides students with a detailed view of persons who have a hearing loss. This cluster of courses examines the development of the sense of hearing through adulthood and the ramifications of hearing loss on development, language choice, academic achievement, identity, and adult life. The minor also emphasizes a cultural view of Deafness that includes Deaf literature, history, and American Sign Language. In addition, students will gain an awareness of the various settings and fields where people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing would be encountered.

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The Digital Media Production minor will prepare students to use, analyze, and produce content for online, mass media, and organizational distribution from their primary occupational post. The minor will focus on developing multiple media literacies, analytic abilities, and narrative skills in functional media contexts. In this program, students will develop media portfolios. The applied audio, video, graphical, and web skills that students learn will compliment writing, critical analysis, and creative development.

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The drawing minor is intended to provide a fundamental supplement to a student’s major concentration. Focusing on richer complexity of both content, form and technique, the drawing minor serves to enhance the visual sophistication and communication potential of students, and to expand their capabilities in another discipline. Specific benefits include increased depth in advanced composition, perspective and perceptual issues, and more extensive exploration of a range of drawing media.

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The Dyslexia Intervention minor provides students with critical information related to dyslexia and dyslexia intervention. Topics addressed include foundational language and literacy concepts, the identification of students with dyslexic characteristics, principles of structured language teaching, and research-based intervention techniques. The minor can be coordinated with virtually any academic discipline.

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The minor in Earth Sciences is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental knowledge base, skill set and techniques related to understanding Earth system history, processes and interactions. The minor includes broad exposure to the spheres of the Earth – land, water, life, air – as well as approaches used to understand, assess and solve basic Earth Science problems.

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The minor in Economics is designed to introduce the student to the core concepts of economics. The analytic skills and knowledge of economics developed in the minor in economics will be useful to students in all disciplines who will be contributing to business and public policy decisions. Students completing the minor in economics develop analytical skills through exploring the paradigms of microeconomics and macroeconomics at the intermediate level and increase their understanding of economics institutions and of applications of economic principles.

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The minor in English draws from both Literature and the Writing Concentration in the BA degree program in English. Within its 21 required hours, the student will sample English, American and comparative literature, and elect at least two upper division English courses. In addition, each student will complete at least one upper division writing course, and English language/linguistics course, and a course in literary methodologies.

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The purpose of the Environmental Geology minor is to provide the student knowledge and expertise in addressing issues related to the interactions between society and the Earth system. The student can focus on landscape formation, ocean science, resources, hazards and/or environment-human impacts with this more specialized Geology minor.

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The purpose of the Environmental Studies minor is to provide the student with knowledge and expertise in addressing issues related to interactions between people and the environment. The minor includes broad exposure of contemporary global, national, and local environmental and natural resource issues. In addition, the student will gain knowledge and skills used in allied science disciplines.

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The Fitness Instruction/Personal Training minor provides students with the core classes needed to work with individual and group fitness clients in community, corporate, recreational, and other settings. Students will take courses in exercise physiology, sports nutrition, fitness assessment, and development of group and individual fitness programs, among others. This minor is an excellent choice for students interested in entering the fitness industry.

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The Forensic Studies minor is comprised of a core of three courses that represent an introduction to two key methodological areas within the forensic sciences- criminalistics and forensic anthropology- as well as an overview of the nature of forensic inquiry. Students will then select one course to more fully develop their skills in an advanced level forensic course. In addition, the students will select three supporting courses from a variety of majors on a forensically related topic.

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The General Art minor builds on a solid foundation of Art and Art History coursework, allowing students to pursue a unique direction that may not be possible with a minor in a single specific discipline or concentration area.

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The purpose of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor is to allow students to develop skills in GIS. Students completing the minor will learn to use a GIS to store, analyze, and display geographic data. GIS has many applications in fields such as geography, planning, environmental studies, geology, utilities, and business.

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Geography is an interdisciplinary field that takes a spatial approach to studying phenomena. Geographical skills and viewpoints are desirable and useful in a wide range of applications and career areas. Geographers are interested in how physical or human-related phenomena are distributed across space (mapping), the underlying phenomena (i.e., resources, cultures, households, energy, ideas, etc.) are transferred from one place to another, and predicting or planning for future distributions of phenomena. Using a spatial point of view, a geographer can focus on any of a wide range of topics that include physical geography, human geography, and human-environment interactions. Because of this, geography pairs very well with many other fields of study from the physical sciences to the social sciences to the humanities to computer sciences.

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The minor in Geology is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of the traditional geological sciences. Depending on GEOS course selection, however, students can design a minor that incorporates geologic content beyond the realm of the traditional program.

The minor includes broad exposure to rock-forming processes and Earth history as well as the knowledge base, skill set and techniques used to solve basic geologic problems.

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The minor in German is designed to give students a thorough grounding in German language and culture. A minor in German is a useful addition to any field of study and is recommended for students who plan on working or living abroad in a German-speaking country. Demonstrated language ability is also a requirement for many graduate programs.

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A focus in Gerontology (aging studies) is being offered at Edinboro University. Students interested in a program of study in Gerontology or in understanding the processes of aging will find a broad spectrum of course work at Edinboro and field experience available with many agencies in northwestern Pennsylvania who work with adult and older adult populations.

There is presently a national shortage of individuals equipped to work with geriatric and gerontology programs and surprisingly few colleges and universities are attempting to meet this need.

Students desiring to complete the Gerontology Focus and have it recorded on the official university transcript should contact Dr. Joyce Jagielo in the Psychology Department. An advisor will be appointed in the student’s area of concentration and a program of study will be developed which will be sent to the committee on the Gerontology Focus for review and approval.

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The minor in Graphic & Interactive Design provides a thorough introduction to the foundational principles of graphic design practice and the software used by professionals in the field. Studies in layout, typography, website design, and motion graphics add a valuable skill set to complement a student’s chosen major.

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The minor in Graphic Design focuses on student understanding of fundamentals essential to the discipline, while specifically concentrating on coursework in software, design principles, typography, interactive design, and other areas related to the field.

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The minor in Health Studies provides students with a broad range of experiences in the basic elements of health promotion. Students will take a variety of health content, application, and health behavior theory courses. This minor is an excellent addition for students who are interested in working with people in areas such as wellness education, fitness instruction, and health counseling.

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A minor in history (6 individually selected courses) is an excellent program to complement those majors which are directed towards specific technical skills. New careers continually are opening. A combination of history with other disciplines leads to expansion and diversification within a variety of careers which provides the graduate better opportunity for advancement within a profession and preparation for new careers as these arise.

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The minor in Illustration provides a core of fundamental art and illustration courses with a selection of advanced illustration electives from which students can choose to customize their studies. In addition to deepening students’ understanding and appreciation of the complex field of illustration, the illustration minor expands their potential career and graduate school opportunities by serving to complement their major area of study.

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The Minor in Introductory Applied Physics requires a grounding in algebra and trigonometry and provides introductory physics instruction followed by a selection of courses from a menu of physics topics including sound, nuclear energy, astronomy or light and color. Each course from the menu has a required laboratory and lecture component. Science students who are required to take introductory physics will find the minor suitable for a more focused study on topics introduced during the required physics sequence. Speech, language and hearing students may especially be interested in the Nature of Sound course.

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The courses required for the minor in Jewelry/Metalsmithing give students knowledge of a variety of techniques and broad exposure to the field. Additional craft courses, along with foundations and art history, work hand in hand with Metals coursework to allow students to fully develop their body of work. The minor can be coordinated with other studio arts or applied media concentrations. A minor in Jewelry/Metalsmithing may aid in acquiring a job in teaching, animation or other areas within the art field.

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The minor in Journalism provides students with a broad range of experiences in the basic elements of the craft. The program places students in practical work situations using campus media outlets; it provides classroom theory in reporting, presentation, graphics, editing, policy and ethics.

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The Latin American Studies (LAS) minor is an interdisciplinary program that is designed to expose students to various topics in and related to Latin America. With courses in a wide range of disciplines students are introduced to the region's culture from multiple perspectives.

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The interdisciplinary minor in Leadership Studies helps students develop fundamental skills, capacities, and knowledge necessary to assume leadership positions in public, private, and non-profit organizations.

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The Minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MMET) integrates knowledge from areas of study such as science, math, computers, mechanical engineering and electronics. MMET instills proficiency in developing tools, processes, machines and equipment to make quality products at a reasonable cost. The minor also involves working with and coordinating people from several other fields. In addition to providing a background in the fundamentals of manufacturing engineering technology, the program places an emphasis in the application of computer systems to modern manufacturing. This may include topics such as engineering materials, computer-aided design (CAD), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

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The purpose of the Mathematics Minor is to provide students with an opportunity to study calculus and learn how it is applied in various fields, and to provide students with an opportunity to enhance their mathematical skills in general.

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The Music Minor allows students to understand music on a deeper level through musical performance and analytical skills. The student may tailor the minor to fit their needs and increase marketability in the current job market. By combining courses in performance, history and general techniques students will be able to acquire specific abilities to help broaden musical knowledge and open doors to understanding the power of this art for years to come.

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The benefits of a painting minor are many: richer immersion in the application of color theory, deepening progress in issues related to composition and visual acuity, depth of understanding regarding the choosing and application of color palettes, and a deeper relationship with historical and contemporary art. The painting minor enhances the study of illustration, drawing, and any other concentration in which a sophisticated approach to color is desirable.

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The minor in Personal Financial Planning is designed to prepare students for careers as financial planners and advisors, investment managers and financial managers in financial planning agencies, depository institutions, non-depository holding and investment offices, insurance companies, real estate brokerages and investment houses, securities and commodity dealerships, and other commercial enterprises.

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The philosophy minor is designed to introduce the student to philosophical theory and practice, past and present. The teacher is a model of philosophical practice. The variety of courses offered give the student an opportunity to sample philosophical approaches to logic, knowledge, wisdom, death & dying, sex & love, metaphysics, social-political philosophy, popular culture issues, and ethics.

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The minor in Photography provides crossover experience in the fields of fine art and professional photography. From a grounding in the history of photography, courses cover traditional film and darkroom work, as well as studio, location, documentary, and contemporary fine art photography. Seniors develop multi-media projects, websites, and professional practices to accompany a personal portfolio in their chosen specialty. The program’s cross-disciplinary approach to the medium of photography is designed to flexibly supplement the student’s major area of study.

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The Minor in Physics requires a rigorous introduction in mathematics and introductory calculus based physics followed by Modern Physics and two courses in experimental laboratory work. The minor is most suitable for students who have strong math and analytical reasoning skills and want to acquire a firm grasp of the laws of nature. Chemistry majors that take the calculus based physics sequence need only take one additional course to complete the minor requirements. The skill sets learned in a physics minor are broad and transferable to a wide array of occupations and enhances the student’s problem solving skills and marketability.

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Students who minor in political science receive a thorough introduction to the major principles and dynamics of politics-- that is, the gathering and use of power by individuals, groups, and governments within and across societies. In addition, political science minors have the freedom to take specialized upper-level political science courses in an area of particular interest. A minor in political science is a useful and marketable addition to the education of students in any major.

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The pre-law minor provides students with a broad, timely, and liberal-arts-based introduction to law and legal systems and the impact of law on modern society. Beyond satisfying a general interest in the law, the minor benefits students of any degree program interested in pursuing a law-related career. Students may satisfy the minor’s requirements by taking courses in political science, business administration, criminal justice, communication studies, personal financial planning, philosophy, and psychology.

The pre-law minor is part of a broad array of pre-law and legal studies-focused programming at Edinboro University. For more information, please consult “Preparing for Law School” within the History, Politics, Languages and Cultures Department section of the catalog.

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The minor in printmaking provides students with a working knowledge of relief, monotype and intaglio printmaking, with elective courses in all printmaking methods. Students will gain an understanding of the unique forms of communication possible with various printmaking methods and appreciate options available when creating multiple originals. Printmaking processes may be utilized to create graphic design, book arts, sculpture, installation, stencils and decals for ceramics, along with more traditional printmaking approaches based in drawing, painting, digital art and photography.

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The Professional Writing minor draws on core, intermediate, editing, and advanced writing courses from the BA English: Writing program in combination with selected courses from other disciplines to give students a solid foundation in professional writing.

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Given the many different sub-fields within Psychology and the many ways it can relate to other disciplines, the minor in Psychology is very flexible and enables students to choose the Psychology courses that best match their personal and career interests.

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The minor in Public Relations Branding and Imaging combines effective messaging strategies with basic digital media production techniques. Students will develop marketable skill sets by producing media portfolios and projects that integrate applied print, audio, video, graphical, and web-based technologies. The purposed minor would be attractive to students in many majors, but would be especially valuable to students studying business, communication studies and related fields.

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The Religious Studies minor is designed to help prepare a student for seminary or for graduate work in religious studies. The core requirements ground the student in philosophical, historical, and sociological approaches to religious study. The electives allow the students to diversify their understanding of religion through coursework options in art, English, history, sociology, and philosophy.

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The key benefit of a sculpture minor is the opportunity to embrace an inter-disciplinary practice while gaining a deeper awareness of contemporary and historic art-making. Beginning courses foster technical skills in metalwork (welding, bending, rolling and cold fabrication); in wood (cutting, carving, joining); in casting (aluminum, bronze, wax and plaster); and simple fiber construction. However, juniors and seniors are encouraged to embrace their own particular focus and may choose any tradition (from objects to installation) or any medium (from printmaking to video) or a contemporary practice such as performance or social sculpture. This expansive and welcoming approach naturally enhances any student’s major area of study.

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The social work minor will provide students with an overview of the social work field, including its professional values, ethics, and theoretical foundation. Students will take courses focusing on the history of social work and social welfare, human diversity, theories of human behavior, and social welfare policy. The social work minor will encourage students to explore social work as a complementary field to other related areas, such as psychology, sociology, and criminal justice.

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A Minor in Sociology gives students a deeper understanding of many aspects of social life. Academic and applied sociological research guides the exploration of a variety of social institutions involving health care, social services, corrections, the family, economy, politics and many more. Classes examining relevant social issues including race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, disability, family dynamics, and social justice can empower students to transform their own lives as well as the lives of those around them. Through this highly customizable minor, students can obtain qualitative and quantitative research-based knowledge and applied skills which support their chosen field of study and enhance personal and professional opportunities. This makes the Sociology Minor the perfect complement to any EU degree.

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The Spanish Minor provides students the opportunity to study the Spanish language as well as the diverse cultures of Latin America and Spain.

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The Special Education minor provides students with important information on individuals with disabilities and strategies for working with these individuals. It will prepare you to work with individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including emotional, behavioral, learning, intellectual, sensory, and physical impairments. The minor can be coordinated with virtually any academic discipline.

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The purpose of this minor is to reform current practices by incorporating an educational program that enhances novice teachers understanding of student mental health issues present in the classroom, particularly students experiencing child traumatic stress. The minor will develop novice teacher trauma training in classrooms, provide educational strategies to support students experiencing child traumatic stress, and foster self-efficacy in supporting this group of students.

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The minor in Weather and Climate provides an overview of the processes that control both past and present-day weather and climate. It is designed for students who are pursuing careers in fields such as environmental science, environmental policy, journalism, and communication, where a knowledge of the factors that influence weather and climate will prove to be beneficial professionally or simply for those students who wish to become better consumers of the weather and climate information they are exposed to on a daily basis.

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The interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Minor enable students to examine the causes and effects of the condition of women around the world and to explore issues and questions related to the advancement of women.

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The minor in Woodworking/Furniture Design is intended to provide students with a solid foundation in traditional woodworking techniques, with an emphasis on creativity and innovation in design. Students gain experience with a variety of hand tools and machinery during the creation of several furniture forms including tables, chairs, and boxes and cabinets. This minor can serve as a complement to any of the art concentrations.

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