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Accounting

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This program is designed to prepare students for positions in accounting, auditing, tax work, budgeting, systems design and analysis, and cost control.

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Accounting BS/MS Dual Degree

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The College of Saint Rose’s 150-hour dual Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree program fulfills the 150 credit hours of appropriate education New York State requires for new practitioners to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

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Adolescence Education and Special Education BA/MSEd Dual Degree

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This program links evidence-based practices and clinically rich experiences in the schools. It leads to certification in both special education and general education in New York State for teaching grades 7-12.

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American Studies**

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The American Studies Program at The College of Saint Rose offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of American society and culture that lets students explore intellectual territory crossing traditional academic boundaries.

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Art Education**

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Our goal is to prepare you to be an exemplary artist and creative teacher, and to successfully place you in the teaching field soon after graduation. FOR ART PROGRAMS: Please scroll down the Programs page to Studio Arts or Graphic Design.

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Biochemistry

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In Biochemistry, you study the chemicals—proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and others—behind biological processes. Your studies will range from the regulation of metabolism to the molecular basis of genetics to the impact of drugs on…

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Biology

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The programs in Biology provide excellent preparation for laboratory work, research, teaching, medical school, veterinary school, allied health professions (such as physical therapy or physician’s assistant), or graduate study.

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Biology-Cytotechnology

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Cytotechnology is the microscopic study of cells for evidence of disease. The biology/cytotechnology program is a 3+2 program offered in conjunction with the Albany College of Pharmacy, School of Cytotechnology.

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Biology: Adolescence Education

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Biology: Adolescence Education qualifies students for initial certification by New York State to teach biology in grades 7 through 12.

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BS/MBA Dual Degree

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The Dual Degree BS/MBA provides students of superior academic ability and maturity the chance to earn both degrees—which together would normally require 158 credits—with as few as 140 credits.

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Business Administration

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A major in Business Administration prepares you to take your place as a business leader. You’ll become proficient in all functional areas of business—finance, management, marketing, and accounting.

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Business Economics

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The major affords students an opportunity to combine knowledge of the structure and operation of our economy with the studies of many of the functional areas of business

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Chemistry

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Your studies will include synthesis and characterization of chemical compounds, instrumental analysis, the fundamentals of physics, and many other topics.

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Chemistry: Adolescence Education**

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Chemistry: Adolescence Education qualifies students for initial certification by New York State to teach chemistry in grades 7 through 12.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

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When you study communication sciences & disorders at Saint Rose, you will begin to develop the foundation skills needed to serve children and adults who have speech, language and/or hearing disabilities.

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Communications

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As a Communications major, you can concentrate on one of three areas—Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, or Film and New Media—while gaining a thorough knowledge of this fast-evolving field.

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Computer Science

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Students develop a thorough grounding in the fundamentals—programming, database management, software engineering, networks—then go on to study topics that range from forensic computing to mobile programming and game design.

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Criminal Justice, Behavior, and Law

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In this major, you can specialize in one of three areas—criminal behavior, criminal law, or the criminal justice system—while gaining a thorough grounding in the field through a rigorous scientific approach.

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Early Childhood Education

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As a Saint Rose early childhood education graduate, you will fill an ever increasing and important need to provide quality instruction and intervention to young children in New York State and throughout the country.

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Early Childhood Special Education

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This major is for candidates who plan to teach young children from the ages of birth to grade 2. It leads to certification in both special education and general education in New York State for this age range of learner.

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Earth Science: Adolescence Education**

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Earth Science: Adolescence Education qualifies students for initial certification by New York State to teach earth science in grades 7 through 12.

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Economics**

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Economics is a broadly relevant and academically challenging major, with many applications to business, finance, political and behavioral science, mathematics, and statistics.

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Elementary Education

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As a Saint Rose elementary education graduate, you will be well prepared for teaching in your own elementary school classroom and reaching our nation’s children through your creativity and knowledge of 21st century teaching methods.

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English

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English majors at The College of Saint Rose immerse themselves in literature, creative writing, theater, film, and digital media, and go on to careers in a wide range of fields.

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English: Adolescence Education

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Students who love reading, writing, analyzing, and performing may want to pass that passion on to the next generation of secondary school students. A major in English-Adolescence Education is the perfect way to prepare for this career.

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Entrepreneurship**

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Entrepreneurship introduces students to the dynamic world of new venture creation and small enterprises, the preeminent catalysts for growth, innovation, and employment in today's economy.

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Environmental Science**

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Today’s world needs experts in the environmental challenges faced by the Earth. Students gain a thorough grounding in the natural environment, global climate change, natural hazards, ecological balance and biologic responses to environmental threats…

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Finance

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In this hands-on major, students engage in computerized trading and investment competitions on their way to managing actual investment portfolios. Seniors take on the role of professional asset manager in every respect.

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Financial Planning

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The Financial Planning major equips graduates to take the Certified Financial Planner exam and pursue rapidly growing career.

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Forensic Psychology

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Forensic Psychologists apply psychology to criminal justice. Already an interdisciplinary field, the forensic psychology major will bring together primarily two programs at Saint Rose: Psychology and Criminal Justice.

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Forensic Science

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At Saint Rose, Forensic Science majors combine extensive study in the sciences—including chemistry, biology, physics, and geology—with coursework in criminal investigation, evidence, forensic assays, the court system, and other topics.

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Geology**

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The Geology program focuses on the Earth: its resources, physical components, processes, and history. As a Geology major, you’ll study mineralogy and petrology, aqueous systems, and tectonics, among other topics.

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Graphic Design

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When you become a Graphic Design major at Saint Rose, you join one of the elite programs in the United States. The prestigious ADC (Art Directors Club) has ranked us among the country’s top design schools.

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History

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History majors study why and how cultures have changed over the centuries—and how that change has shaped the contours of today’s society. Along the way, they gain the knowledge to pursue law school, graduate studies, or build a career.

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History and Political Science

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The major in History and Political Science is an interdisciplinary program that promotes analytical proficiency in global relations by exploring the historical and political emergence of democratic and non-democratic political structures.

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Human Resource Management

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Human Resource Management focuses on the knowledge, skills, and techniques used to attract, retain, and effectively manage human resources in organizations.

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Information Technology

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With a degree in Information Technology, you gain the skills needed to become a professional in the always changing and rapidly growing technology industry.

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Interdepartmental Studies

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By definition, a major in Interdepartmental Studies combines course work in two or more disciplines. This major provides a flexible framework that allows for the design of a variety of nontraditional programs.

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Management

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The Bachelor of Science in Management major provides students with the opportunity to explore and develop as business leaders in a variety of settings and industries.

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Marketing

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Marketing encompasses the total system of interacting business activities designed to plan, price, promote and distribute products and services offered by both profit and not-for-profit centered organizations.

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Mathematics

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Mathematics majors immerse themselves in the full range of the field—calculus, different types of algebra, probability and statistics, computer programming, geometry, and many other topics—to prepare for productive careers.

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Mathematics: Adolescence Education

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Mathematics: Adolescence Education qualifies students for initial certification by New York State to teach mathematics in grades 7 through 12.

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Medical Technology

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If your goal is a career in a laboratory-related health science field consider our Medical Technology programs.

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Music

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Our music programs combine the comprehensive study of music theory and history, and all in a curriculum that blends the rigors of a conservatory with a real-world education. Music Industry majors get hands-on studio experience as well as.

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Music Education

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Students who major in Music Education, including voice, piano and guitar majors, choose a concentration in Vocal Music Education which prepares them to be choral directors and/or general music teachers.

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Music Industry

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The Music Industry curriculum is unique in the way that it balances three, important areas concerning the music industry: musical artistry, technology, and business.

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Philosophy**

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A Philosophy Major shows an employer that you are willing to tackle difficult reading and thinking tasks, have the necessary skills to do problem solving, and can re-frame and re-evaluate moral, aesthetic and practical process dilemmas.

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Political Science

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The major in Political Science provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of governmental structures, legislative and judicial processes, political theory, and international relations.

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Pre-Law Program

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At Saint Rose, while receiving dual advisement from experienced faculty in their major field and from the pre-law advisor as they prepare to enter law school. Students find a variety of opportunities to prepare them for admission to law school.

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Psychology

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The Department consists of six faculty, whose primary focus is to share knowledge of this expansive field with their students in exciting and innovative ways.

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Public Health

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Public health is one of the world’s most pressing problems—and one of its fastest-growing fields: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 250,000 public health careers will open up in the near future.

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Religious Studies**

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Do you ask the big questions about faith, God, humanity, and the fate of the world? Are you interested in the relationship between Religion, Culture, and Politics?

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Social Studies: Adolescence Education

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The program is designed to equip students to develop and deliver a NYSED standards-based curriculum that will strengthen middle school and high school achievement in accordance with the New York State Social Studies Initiative.

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Social Work

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If you feel the call to help people at challenging times in their lives, our Social Work program may be for you. 100% of our graduates who seek employment find social work jobs within weeks of graduation.

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Sociology**

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As a Sociology major, you will study societies and social groups—seeking out accurate information through social research, deeper understanding via theory, and a better world through policy evaluation and social justice.

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Spanish**

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Non-Governmental Organizations focused on national ethnic groups, and international development and relief, provide numerous career opportunities for language majors.

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Spanish: Adolescence Education**

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The Adolescence Education program in Spanish offers both theoretical and practical experience and prepares students to teach in the secondary (and, in some districts, middle) school (grades 7-12).

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Special Education and Childhood Education

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For over 15 years, The College has offered a dual certification program that leads to New York State certification in special education grades 1-6 and childhood education grades 1-6.

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Studio Art

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The BS in Studio Art is for students who choose to pursue a breadth of studio experience. The BFA in Studio Art is for those whose aim is a professional career in art concentrating on Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture.

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Women's and Gender Studies**

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This program offers the opportunity to develop an expertise in an interdisciplinary subject.

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