Jan 28, 2022  
2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Introduction to Nazareth


Introduction to Nazareth
 

Mission
Curriculum
Recognition
Commitment to the Future
Respect and Diversity
Non-Discrimination Policy
Additional Resources

Mission

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is a coeducational college with undergraduate and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. The College is located on 150 scenic acres near Rochester, New York, and currently enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. Nazareth has a strong commitment to experience-based learning and civic engagement. In the past decade, Nazareth has produced 18 Fulbright recipients and two Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships.

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Curriculum

Nazareth College offers more than 40 majors and minors, all grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Through the liberal arts core, all students take classes in the College of Arts and Sciences. The School of Education, School of Health and Human Services, and School of Management offer professional-oriented programs. To obtain a baccalaureate degree, students must earn at least 120 credits and fulfill the general curriculum and major requirements. General curriculum requirements include the Freshman Seminar, English, foreign language (for B.A. degree programs and teacher certification programs), physical education (two semesters), a global studies course and writing-intensive courses. In addition, students take a variety of interdisciplinary courses called Perspectives that cover the fine arts, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, religious studies, natural science and social sciences.

About 80 percent of students earn credit for off-campus learning through student teaching, fieldwork, community service and internships. This hands-on approach allows Nazareth students to learn broadly and deeply - to gain meaningful and practical experience that will prepare them for the future.

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Recognition

U.S. News & World Report ranks Nazareth in the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of Universities-Master’s, North Region in its 2008 America’s Best Colleges guide (covering 11 states and the District of Columbia ).

The Princeton Review features a two-page profile of Nazareth in its annual guide, The Best Northeastern Colleges . The book’s authors describe the school as “&a place that inspires students to reflect on the role of independence and interdependence.”

Washington Post columnist and author of Harvard Schmarvard Jay Matthews lists Nazareth as a “Hidden Gem.”

Nazareth is featured in other respected guidebooks including Colleges with a Conscience and Cool Colleges.

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Commitment to the Future

Students, faculty, and staff enjoy a 150 acre campus that includes; the five-story Golisano Academic Center; a 2,200 seat athletic stadium; Elizabeth George and Anna Portka residence halls; and upscale coffeehouses like Colie’s Café and Café Sorelle - with most buildings connected via an intercampus tunnel system. A six million dollar restoration to the College’s Art Center, to be completed next year, is currently underway to provide increased performance space, as well as a gallery for the visual arts.

While engaging in a period of sustainable growth, Nazareth’s commitment to strong student-faculty connections, small class sizes, and academic quality and value remains the same.

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Respect and Diversity

We, the Nazareth community, embrace both respect for the person and freedom of speech. The College promotes civility and denounces acts of hatred or intolerance. The free exchange of ideas is possible only when concepts, values, and viewpoints can be expressed and challenged in a manner that is neither threatening nor demeaning. It is the policy of Nazareth College, in keeping with its efforts to foster a community in which the diversity of all members is respected, not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status. Respect for the dignity of all peoples is an essential part of the college’s tradition and mission and its vision for the future.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status in the admission of students to the college; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college; in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the college; or in the employment practices of the college.

Inquiries concerning the application of this policy prescribed by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618, (585) 389-2060. The Director of Human Resources has been named to coordinate the responsibilities under Title IX and Section 504.

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Additional Resources

This catalog should be read in conjunction with the following important documents which provide valuable information regarding student services, student obligations, and course offerings: Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures Handbook (obtained through the Academic Advisement Center); Handbook on Services for Students with Disabilities (obtained through the Office for Students with Disabilities or the Academic Advisement Center); Academic Calendar (obtained through the Office of the Registrar or the Academic Advisement Center); Undergraduate Student Handbook (obtained through the college division of Student Development).

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