Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Building on a rich history of academic excellence as one of 14 public universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Bloomsburg University prepares and inspires students to become dynamic and confident leaders.

Preparing students for successful lives in a complex world

  • Resources for Academic Excellence ... As the largest comprehensive university in Northeastern and Northcentral Pennsylvania, BU offers 56 undergraduate majors, 51 undergraduate minors and 21 graduate programs, along with the experiences and technology to give students the best possible preparation for careers in their field.
  • Connections to Careers and the World ... An alumni base of more than 60,000 enables students to network throughout eastern U.S. and beyond. Students also have opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
  • Environment for Service and Engagement ... More than 250 student clubs and organizations — ranging from community service to the arts and business to entertainment — give students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and creativity ... to grow both professionally and personally. Students are actively involved within the community with more than 62,000 hours dedicated to volunteerism each year.

No Turning Back

The word “conquer” has taken on a new meaning for Bryan Anderson, a former U.S. Army sergeant. During his service in the Iraq War, it meant taking down the enemy. After losing both legs and an arm as the Iraq War’s fourth triple amputee from a roadside explosive, what he had to conquer got a bit more personal.

Anderson detailed his story this fall of courage, hope and determination during his presentation, “No Turning Back,” in Bloomsburg University’s Mitrani Hall, sponsored by the Disability Advisory Committee.

Campus Profile

As the university on the hill, Bloomsburg University overlooks the Town of Bloomsburg and is situated a few hundred yards from the community's business district with Bloomsburg Hospital across the street from a cluster of residence halls.

  • Lower campus is home to seven residence halls, a student services center, campus dining, instructional buildings, library and recreational and social facilities.
  • Upper campus, about half-mile away, is connected by continuous shuttle service and features athletic facilities, three university-owned student apartment complexes, a dining and conference facility, and several maintenance buildings.
  • Upper campus is also home to Huskies athletics, surrounded by the Nelson Field House, Danny Hale Field at Redman Stadium and fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, baseball and softball and a new tennis center.

Quick Facts

  • Located in Columbia County, about a mile south of Interstate 80
  • Programs of study include sciences, education, liberal arts, and business
  • Campus features 54 buildings across 280 acres
  • Lower campus includes residence halls, academic buildings, student services, the library and administrative buildings
  • Upper campus includes three student apartment complexes, athletic facilities and an outdoor adventure property featuring a 50-foot climbing wall and high ropes course
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Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 USA Bloomsburg + 1 more

The Master of Accountancy is designed for individuals who have already completed an undergraduate course of study in accounting and who need to complete graduate coursework to fulfill the AICPA 150 hour requirement for CPA certification. [+]

Bloomsburg University is a leader in preparing students for rewarding careers in accounting. BU's accounting students benefit from personal contact with faculty who possess real-world accounting experience and graduates are recruited and hired by leading accounting firms in the country. The Master of Accountancy is designed for individuals who have already completed an undergraduate course of study in accounting and who need to complete graduate coursework to fulfill the AICPA 150 hour requirement for CPA certification. The program consists of 10 courses (30 graduate credits: 21 Accounting, 3 Finance, and 6 Business Electives credits). Course descriptions are in the graduate catalog. Review for the CPA examination is incorporated into the course of study. Classes meet once or twice a week for 15 weeks in spring and fall semesters. Summer session courses are on-line or hybrid for 6 or 12 week sessions. Class meetings are on the Bloomsburg campus. Students can choose to take courses on a full- or part-time basis. Full-time students may be able to finish the program in just one year; most part-time students finish within just three years. Course offerings are rotated between daytime and evenings to accommodate part-time students. Students must comply with Graduate School and the Master of Accountancy program policies and procedures, completing all graduation requirements with an average 3.00/4.00 G.P.A. within six years. COURSES The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) curriculum is designed to provide students with a program that satisfies the AICPA’s 150 credit hour education requirement while enhancing the skills and knowledge necessary for successful entry into the Public Accounting profession. In addition, Bloomsburg University’s MAcc will prepare students to pass the CPA Exam. Upon successful completion of the program, a student will be in the enviable position of having an earned Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree, a minimum of 150 credit hours of education, and having completed the CPA examination. The MAcc is a one year program of study designed to enable a student to sit for the Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) and Auditing & Attestation (AUD) portions of the CPA exam upon completion of the Fall semester’s coursework and to sit for the Business Environment & Concepts (BEC) and Regulation (REG) portions of the CPA exam upon completion of the Spring semester. While most students will begin the MAcc during the Summer sessions following Spring graduation, the program is designed to allow students the flexibility to begin during any semester. Regardless of when students enter the program, they should be able to successfully complete all four parts of the CPA exam by the time they receive their Master’s degree. Bloomsburg's College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. All MAcc program courses are taught by distinguished faculty from throughout the College of Business, bringing you expertise in accounting, finance, business law, technology systems, management and marketing. Our graduate faculty are dedicated teachers with doctoral degrees who have demonstrated subject area expertise through extensive experience and/or scholarship. The MAcc faculty provide an active learning experience with a variety of teaching methods, such as, case studies, applied research, problem solving, and team projects. The Department of Accounting has had over a 90 percent job placement rate over the last 10 years. National, regional and local public accounting firms, government agencies, and private sector organizations recruit on campus each year. The Department of Accounting has 12 faculty members. All faculty hold doctoral degrees or master degrees with professional certifications. Collectively, they also possess several major certifications (CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE, CFM, CGM), and have diverse experience working in public and private accounting, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to the MAcc, the Department also offers a BSBA in Accounting, a concentration in fraud examination, and a minor in Accounting. Classes meet once or twice 15 weeks in spring and fall semesters. Summer session courses are on-line or hybrid for 6 or 12 week sessions. Full time students can expect to graduate in one year. Required Courses The curriculum consists of 30 graduate credit hours delivered in nine required and two elective courses. Students without sufficient preparation also complete prerequisite foundation courses. Required Course Curriculum Fall Semester ACCT.501 Financial Accounting (3 cr) ACCT.502 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 cr) ACCT.522 Advanced Auditing Theory (3 cr) Graduate Business Elective (3 cr) Spring Semester ACCT.510 Advanced Accounting Info Systems (3 cr) ACCT.523 Advanced Tax Accounting (3 cr) FINANCE.535 Financial Management (3 cr) ACCT.552 Controllership (3 cr) Summer Semesters ACCT.599 Research in Accounting (3 cr) Graduate Business Elective (3 cr) ACCT.500 MBA Assessment (0 cr) Minimum Prerequisite Course Work Bachelor’s degree (accounting necessary unless completing prerequisite foundation courses). Prerequisite accounting courses Intermediate accounting, 6-9 credits AIS Cost Federal Income Tax Audit Business Law Students with an undergraduate degree in accounting should have taken course work covering all the necessary prerequisite content. Students with non-accounting undergraduate degrees will be lacking at least some of this content and therefore must take foundation courses to make up for this deficiency. Foundation courses are not included in the 30 hours of credit required for the MAcc degree. MAcc students must earn a cumulative Q.P.A. of 3.0 to graduate from the MAcc program. MAcc students may apply no more than one course with a grade of less than B- toward graduation. A grade of C- or lower must be retaken. A limited number of graduate assistantships are offered to full time students (minimum of 9 credits) on a competitive basis and waive approximately 25 percent of the student's fees. Application Process Official transcripts from an accredited academic institution indicating an earned baccalaureate degree (accounting necessary unless completing prerequisite foundation courses). Official transcripts from all institutions where the applicant earned undergraduate or graduate college credit must be provided. Degrees earned from non-United States universities will be judged individually. Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) www.gmat.org or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) www.takethegre.com/ scores within the 5 prior years. Two letters of recommendation. Resume’ International applicants whose native language is not English must provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score within the prior year as well as current evidence of financial capability. International applications must be completed at least four months prior to the start of the semester of application. A translation of transcripts is required with international GPA being translated to a 4.0 scale. [-]

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2016 USA Bloomsburg

provide vital knowledge and skills to develop competence in the multifaceted roles of advanced educational practices. The curricula is offered in a blended program format, with many courses offered online while others provide a collaborative face-to-face experience on the campus of Bloomsburg University. [+]

The mission of Bloomsburg University’s College of Education is to prepare ethical educational professionals who are empowered to assess and facilitate the development of all learners to succeed and lead in our diverse and technologically complex world. We are proudly accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education! We provide a progressive, challenging curricula coupled with our distinguished experienced faculty who provide vital knowledge and skills to develop competence in the multifaceted roles of advanced educational practices. The curricula is offered in a blended program format, with many courses offered online while others provide a collaborative face-to-face experience on the campus of Bloomsburg University. Graduate students of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership employ leadership behaviors as they engage in responsive, accountable, and autonomous practices designed to meet the needs of dynamic school environments while serving as a resource to their communities. Educational Leadership Programs Bloomsburg University offers four specialization tracks including: College Student Affairs PK-12 School Principal Certification PK-12 School Counseling Certification PK-12 Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction. All three certification tracks are either with or without the M. Ed. degree. Candidates acquiring a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership are required to complete 15 credits of core classes: 9 in leadership and 6 in research. Overall Programs range from 30-45 credits depending on the chosen specialization. The adjacent tabs to the right will provide you with more specific information based on your desired specialization. COURSES Candidates choosing to earn a Master's degree in Educational Leadership are required to complete 15 credits of core classes; 9 in leadership and 6 in research. The leadership core creates a foundation of educational leadership. The research core provides a solid foundation on educational research, where students will complete a review of literature and a faculty supervised action research project required for graduation. Students may still choose a thesis option. Students will select a specialty track, College Student Affairs, School Counselor, Principal, or Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction. Core Courses (9 credits) EDL.500 Introduction to Educational Leadership EDL.501 Organizational Behavior and Program Development EDL.503 School Law and Finance or EDL.524 Ethical, Legal & Leadership Issues in CSA Research Core (6 credits) EDL.502 Data, Driven Decisions or EDL.523 Assessment and the College Student Exp EDL.590 Educational Research and Writing SPECIALIZATION TRACKS College Student Affairs (30 credits)* COUNSEL.510 Group Counseling/Leadership Skills COUNSEL.525 Multicultural Counseling EDL.520 Professional Helping in CSA EDL.521 Student Development Theory EDL.522 Foundations and Functions of CSA EDL.599 Field Experience in CSA (Students complete this course twice.) Program Approved Elective (a relevant course 500 or above) Supervisory Certificate in Curriculum & Instruction (15 credits) EDL.504 Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction EDL.505 Curriculum Theory, Design, & Development EDL.506 Curriculum and Instruction Evaluation EDL.507 Home School Community Relations EDL.595 Supervisory Practicum NOTE: Those seeking just certification need to complete the track specific courses and EDL 500, 502, & 503. K-12 School Principal Certificate (18 credits) EDL.504 Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction EDL.507 Home School Community Relations EDL.508 Administrative Leadership in Education EDL.595 Principal Practicum/Internship SPECED.501 Special Education for Administrators NOTE: Those seeking just certification need to complete the track specific courses and EDL 500, 501, 502, & 503. PK-12 School Counseling Certificate (30 credits) COUNSEL.500 Introduction to the Helping Professions COUNSEL.502 Career and Academic Development COUNSEL.510 Group Counseling and Leadership COUNSEL.516 Pre-Practicum in School Counseling COUNSEL.517 Practicum in School Counseling COUNSEL.518 Advanced Practicum in School Counseling COUNSEL.520 Human Development COUNSEL.525 Multicultural Counseling COUNSEL.550 Introduction to School Counseling COUNSEL.555 Contemporary Issues in School Counseling NOTE: Those seeking just certification need to complete the track specific courses and EDL 501, 502, & 503. Course 507 is highly recommended for all students: content relates heavily to the work of a school counselor. [-]

Master of Science in Exercise Science (M.S.)

Campus September 2016 USA Bloomsburg

BU's exercise science master's degree prepares students for research opportunities, doctoral study and employment in universities, cardiac rehabilitation, corporate fitness and wellness, sports medicine, and pediatric/geriatric fitness. [+]

BU's exercise science master's degree prepares students for research opportunities, doctoral study and employment in universities, cardiac rehabilitation, corporate fitness and wellness, sports medicine, and pediatric/geriatric fitness. Students complete graduate level courses in exercise science with clinical and research internships that encompass the full spectrum of health, including: cardiac rehabilitation physiological assessment training for optimal performance These activities are augmented by such learning recourses as library support, information technology and well-equipped exercise physiology, biomechanics, and computer laboratories in the recently renovated Centennial Hall — the home of the Department of Exercise Science. Why pursue a master's degree in exercise science? Students in BU's exercise science graduate program have opportunities and access to: Hands-on experience with exercise science professors with diverse interests Potentially graduate with one or more publications First-hand experience with grant writing Internships in national and international settings Represent BU at regional, national and international meetings Reasonable tuition Assistantships available for those who qualify COURSES A bachelor's degree in the biological or allied health sciences or a related field is recommended. Undergraduate prerequisites include Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Exercise Physiology. Undergraduate deficiencies may be addressed while working toward the master's degree (without credit earned toward the degree). Additionally, applicants must have an undergraduate QPA of at least 2.5, three letters of recommendation and a statement describing goals and objectives of their graduate study and successful interview. Graduate Record Exam scores may be requested. Graduation Requirements Non-thesis option — A minimum of 39 semester hours and a 3.0 QPA is required to graduate. Thesis option — A minimum of 39 semester hours and a 3.0 QPA is required to graduate. Non-thesis Option Course Sequence The following course sequence is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser before developing an actual academic plan. EXERSCI.500 Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques EXERSCI.510 Research Methods in Exercise Science EXERSCI.511 ECG Interpretation and Exercise Testing EXERSCI.513 Current Issues in Exercise Science EXERSCI.551 Mechanics of Human Movement EXERSCI.553 Exercise in Chronic Disease Management EXERSCI.454 | EXERSCI.554 Seminar: Exercise Specialist and Health Fitness Instructor EXERSCI.556 Muscular Adaptations to Exercise EXERSCI.560 Exercise Nutrition and Metabolism EXERSCI.575 Exercise Physiology I EXERSCI.576 Exercise Physiology II EXERSCI.577 Exercise Program Administration EXERSCI.595 Practicum in Exercise Science Thesis Option Course Sequence The following course sequence is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser before developing an actual academic plan. EXERSCI.500 Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques EXERSCI.510 Research Methods in Exercise Science EXERSCI.511 ECG Interpretation and Exercise Testing EXERSCI.551 Mechanics of Human Movement EXERSCI.553 Exercise in Chronic Disease Management EXERSCI.454 | EXERSCI.554 Seminar: Exercise Specialists and Health Fitness Instructor EXERSCI.556 Muscular Adaptations to Exercise EXERSCI.560 Exercise Nutrition and Metabolism EXERSCI.575 Exercise Physiology I EXERSCI.576 Exercise Physiology II EXERSCI.577 Exercise Program Administration EXERSCI.599 Master's Thesis [-]

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