May 18, 2024  
2006-2007 Graduate Catalog 
    
2006-2007 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Introduction to Nazareth



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

History and Mission

Nazareth College is a private, co-educational comprehensive college with a liberal arts and sciences core. Founded in 1924 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Nazareth has been independent for more than 30 years. Historically rooted in the Catholic tradition of its founders, the college welcomes men and women of all faiths. Its mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences and in professional fields, with the goal of fostering lifelong commitment to intellectual, ethical and aesthetic values; to develop skills necessary for the pursuit of a meaningful vocation; and to inspire dedication to the ideal of service in their communities.

To carry out that mission, Nazareth College offers graduate programs that prepare students to be effective and ethical professionals in their fields. Nazareth College seeks to define itself both as a model for human interaction and as an advocate of human values. It perceives its mission as one of fostering and developing the resources of mind and spirit integral to an education for life.

In response to requests from Rochester-area professionals, Nazareth began its current graduate programs in 1971. Today, graduate students receive instruction in dozens of fields - from education and speech-language pathology, to management and art therapy. Nazareth College’s experiential approach to learning gives its students a balance of classroom knowledge and real world practice. Through field work, student teaching and community service, faculty encourage students to view life from different perspectives and apply their skills to making a difference in their community.

True to the vision of its founders, Nazareth College has remained a learning center committed to such academic, cultural, social, and spiritual experiences that enable its students to define their life goals and to advance in their chosen careers. Throughout its history, the college has embraced the concept of lifelong education by providing, through its programs, opportunities to extend the cultural and professional growth of the community of which it continues to be a vital part.

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Curriculum

Nazareth College offers 16 graduate programs of study, all grounded in the liberal arts and sciences including: Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree programs in nine areas of specialization in teacher education; Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs in Art Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy with Specializations in Art Therapy and Music Therapy, Management, Human Resource Management, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, and Speech-Language Pathology; Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Liberal Studies; and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree program. In addition, Nazareth College and the New York State University College at Brockport jointly offer the Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work Program (M.S.W.). To obtain a degree, students must fulfill the individual requirements of their program of study.

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Recognition

U.S. News and World Report’s college survey for 2006 ranks Nazareth in the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of Universities-Masters, North Region (covering 11 states and the District of Columbia). Nazareth is also included on the journal’s “Great Schools at Great Prices” list.

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Commitment to the Future

The year 2004 marked the completion of Nazareth’s largest capital campaign in history. The College raised more than $25 million to support the purchase of 73 acres of adjoining land and buildings, doubling its size. Today, students, faculty and staff enjoy a 150 acre campus that includes: the five-story Golisano Academic Center; state of the art athletic facilities for student use; “smart” classrooms; and upscale coffeehouses like Colie’s Café and Café Sorelle - all connected via an intercampus roadway system.

Despite accelerated growth, Nazareth’s commitment to strong student-faculty connections, small class sizes and a reputation for 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

In addition to academic program information, this catalog contains Academic Policies and Procedures for graduate students and Nazareth College Policies. The catalog should be read in conjunction with important documents/handbooks printed by the student’s academic program of study (if available) which provide valuable information regarding student obligations and course offerings. Also available are the following resources: Handbook on Services for Students with Disabilities (obtained through the Counselor for Students with Disabilities); Academic Calendar (obtained through the Office of Graduate Student Services).

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