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    Stonehill College
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
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Academic Partnerships & Resources



Academic Partnerships

Marine Studies Consortium

Stonehill College is a member of the Marine Studies Consortium, which was organized in 1977 by representatives of twenty-five Massachusetts universities and colleges. Its primary purpose is to promote marine education. Each year the consortium offers several marine-related courses in Boston that attract undergraduate students from schools throughout the area. Credit for courses taken is granted by the student’s home institution, and the grade received becomes part of the student’s permanent record at the school. Students interested in enrolling in any of these courses must apply through Professor Maura Geens Tyrrell, Department of Biology.

SACHEM Exchange Program

Stonehill College students may cross-register for courses at any of the SACHEM (Southeastern Association for Cooperation of Higher Education in Massachusetts) institutions on a space-available basis as part of their normal full-time load during the fall or spring semester. Winter and summer sessions are excluded from the SACHEM exchange program. Tuition is covered within the students’ full-time tuition charge at Stonehill; students are responsible for lab fees when applicable. Students must request an official transcript from the SACHEM School be sent to the Registrar’s Office.

Colleges involved in the SACHEM program are the following:

*Students may not cross-register at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Students may enroll in a maximum of two courses per semester at one of the above institutions, provided that the courses are not offered or are filled at Stonehill for that semester. First-year students are not eligible to participate in the SACHEM program. Cross-registration is not available for General Education courses. SACHEM courses may count as major requirements with approval of the relevant Department Chair.

SACHEM Registration Forms may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office and final approval is granted by the Registrar’s Offices at both Colleges involved. In accordance with Stonehill College policy, the transfer of credit to Stonehill is given only for courses with a grade of “C” or better and only the credits received are added to the permanent record. The grade received is recorded on the permanent record at the college where the course is taken. Students are responsible for adherence to the academic regulations of the institution involved.

Engineering Dual-Degree Programs (B.A./B.S.)

Stonehill College and The University of Notre Dame offer a five-year dual degree program in science and engineering. Students enrolled in the program matriculate for three years at Stonehill College and then transfer to The University of Notre Dame for two years. Those who complete the program receive two degrees: A bachelors degree in one of the sciences from Stonehill College and a second bachelors degree in an engineering discipline from The University of Notre Dame. The dual degree ensures that students will graduate with both a strong liberal arts background and the requisite knowledge for a career in an engineering field.

To transfer to Notre Dame a student must maintain a 3.3 grade-point average and have the recommendations of the Program Director at Stonehill College and the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering at The University of Notre Dame

Students may choose one of the following degree combinations:

  • B.A. in Chemistry/ B.S. in Chemical Engineering. See here  for details.
  • B.A. in Computer Science/B.S. in Computer Engineering. See here  for details.
  • B.S. in Environmental Science/B.S. in Environmental Engineering. See here  for details.
  • B.A. in Physics/ B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. See here  for details.
  • B.A. in Physics/ B.S. in Civil Engineering. See here  for details.
  • B.A. in Physics/ B.S. in Electrical Engineering. See here  for details.
  • B.A. in Physics/ B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. See here  for details.

Students in this program will also complete the General Education requirements of Stonehill College.

For more information, contact Professor Ralph Bravaco, Program Director and Chair of the Computer Sciecne and Mathematics Departments.

SEA Semester

Stonehill College is an affiliate institution of the Sea Education Association (SEA) at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. SEA offers a semester-long program of study that integrates social science, natural science, and seamanship. During the program students conceive, investigate, write, and present research projects. In addition, students form a community at Woods Hole that grows and deepens at sea where they participate as crew, researchers, and learners aboard a 140-foot brigantine sailing vessel. Tuition is covered within the students’ full-time tuition charge at Stonehill, however acceptance into the SEA program is limited to five students per academic year. Successful completion of the SEA program fulfills the Stonehill College learning community, social scientific inquiry, and natural scientific inquiry requirements. Students interested in the SEA Semester Program should speak to Professor Todd Gernes the Assistant Dean of General Education, for more information, and apply through Stonehill’s Office of International Programs.

University of Portland Exchange Program

Students interested in the environment have the opportunity to study the ecology of the Pacific Northwest and experience living in a particularly ecologically conscious region of the United States by studying full-time for one of two semesters at the University of Portlansd, Oregon. Tuition is covered within the student’s full-time tuition charge at Stonehill. Students interested in the University of Portland Exchange Program should speak to Professor Susan Mooney, The Environmental Sciences and Studies Program Director, for more information, and apply through Stonehill’s Office of International Programs.

Cooperative Agreements with Graduate Programs

Master of Public Administration

Up to 10 Political Science majors per year who meet specific requirements will, through a preferred admission process, be accepted with accelerated completion status to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA.

Juris Doctor

An agreement with the Columbus Law School at The Catholic University of America provides two pathways for Stonehill students who are interested in earning a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree:  1) a 3+3 pathway in which Stonehill students spend three years at Stonehill and then three years at CUA with credits earned at the successful completion of the first year of law school transferring back to Stonehill to satisfy final graduation requirements; and 2) a 4+3 pathway in which Stonehill students apply to CUA in their senior year and matriculate at Columbus Law School after having graduated from Stonehill.

Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis

Qualified Psychology majors who are interested in learning how to effectively apply behavior-analytic procedures to solve behavioral problems of social importance and improve conditions for those who exhibit problematic behavior and skill deficits are eligible for preferred admission status to the Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis Program at Regis College in Weston, MA.

Master of Science in Health Administration

Up to four Interdisciplinary Studies-Health Sciences majors and/or Healthcare Administration majors and/or minors per year who meet specific requirements will, through a preferred admission process, be accepted with accelerated completion status to the Master of Science in Health Administration Program at Regis College in Weston, MA

Cooperative Agreements with Post-Baccalaureate & Graduate Programs in the Health and Allied-Health Fields.

Each of the following agreements with graduate health and allied-health professions programs reserves a specific number of admissions slots for qualified Stonehill graduates.

Students interested in any of the following three programs should contact Andrew Leahy, Pre-Health Professions Advisor, in the Office of Career Services.

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Qualified Stonehill students will have the opportunity in their first or second year to interview at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM Bradenton, FL campus.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Qualified Stonehill students will have the opportunity in their first or second year to interview at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Up to five students annually who interview successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance, they will matriculate at the LECOM campus of their choice.

Doctor of Optometry

Each year up to three students who successfully meet established criteria will be assured admission into the Doctor of Optometry (OD) program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Worcester.

 

Students interested in any of the following agreements should contact Professor Sheila Barry in the Biology Department, who is the Pre-Allied Health Professions Advisor.

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging with a Concentration in Nuclear Medicine

Most science majors meet the requirements necessary for this post-graduate career opportunity; students from other fields can fulfill the prerequisite courses with careful advising and planning. The 15-month Nuclear Medicine Technologist post-graduate program at Regis College in, Weston, MA will accept qualified Stonehill candidates and will award them a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging with a concentration in Nuclear Medicine.

Master of Science in Nursing

Qualified Stonehill graduates who have successfully completed the pre-requisites will be considered for preferred admission to the Direct Entry Nursing program at Simmons College in Boston. This Nurse Practitioner program is a three-year full-time program for undergraduates with a degree in an academic discipline other than nursing, leading to an M.S. in nursing and preparation for the NP exam.

Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion

An agreement with the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Simmons College in Boston, MA facilitates the preferred admission of up to eight qualified undergraduate Stonehill students to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion Program.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Qualified Stonehill graduates may be admitted to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA leading to certification and licensure as a Registered Nurse. This accelerated, post-baccalaureate, I6-month program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN) is for students who have met all pre-professional course requirements.

Doctor of Pharmacy

Eligible Stonehill graduates may matriculate into the 34-month Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA. This intensive, full-time, year-round program is one of the few in the country that offers this type of accelerated course of study.

Doctor of Physical Therapist

An agreement with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA facilitates preferred admission for students into the graduate physical therapy program after specific requirements have been met. The year-round, 32-month program leading to a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) is for those who have a degree in a field other than physical therapy.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Stonehill graduates who successfully meet established criteria will be admitted to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (P.A.) 30-month Program, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA or the Master of Physician Assistant Studies 24-month Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA.

Masters in Public Health, Biotechnology, Clinical Exercise Physiology, or Pharmaceutical Sciences

Stonehill College has an affiliation agreement with Northeastern University in Boston, MA for the preceding four graduate programs. Information is available from Professor Sheila Barry in the Biology Department on the criteria for admission and career options in the fields of study. Each of them is an exciting opportunity that has the potential for careers helping others and fulfills a great need in healthcare in the 21st century.

Academic Resources

Academic Services & Advising

Duffy Academic Center, 104
508-565-1306, academicservices@stonehill.edu

The Office of Academic Services & Advising develops, coordinates, and provides one-on-one Academic Advising and group programing that enable students to reach their educational and career goals. The Office fosters advising and academic support services that bring faculty and students together to work toward intellectual and personal excellence.

Disability Services

Duffy Academic Center, 104
508-565-1033, academicservices@stonehill.edu

Stonehill College is committed to providing all students equal access to learning opportunities, programs, resources, and facilities. Housed in Academic Services and Advising. The Office of Disability Services is a supportive, proactive environment for students with documented disabilities. Working closely with each student and the greater campus community, ODS will determine and coordinate reasonable accommodations to create a level playing field for all students. Students are encouraged to visit the Office of Disability Services if they would like to learn more information regarding the accommodations process.

Registrar’s Office

Duffy Academic Center, 112
508-565-1315, registrar@stonehill.edu

The Registrar’s Office is dedicated to providing quality support services that are responsive to the needs of the College community. This Office safeguards the accuracy, integrity, confidentiality, and security of the student information system and of students’ academic records; and provides the accurate and timely dissemination of information. The Registrar’s Office is responsible for preparing the course schedule each semester, the academic calendar, the registration process and the scheduling of rooms and labs.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services assists students in achieving their academic and/or career goals through self-assessment, career exploration, internship and employment options, post-graduate service opportunities, and advanced degree information.

Starting in the first year, students are asked to identify interests, values and skills. Sophomores are encouraged to research and explore the many careers that reflect students’ strengths. Juniors define and experiment with career options through internships, service, research opportunities, and study away experiences. Finally, seniors implement their plans by applying for jobs, graduate school or post-graduate service. The Office offers individual appointments and walk-in hours for  resume and cover letter critiques, mock interviews, internship/job search advice, and other graduate school or service-related topics.

Center for Writing and Academic Achievement 

MacPháidín Library, 314
508-565-5014, CWAA-services@stonehill.edu

The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA) provides academic support services in a welcoming, professional environment that emphasizes collaborative learning and peer tutoring, supplemented with professional-level support. We believe in providing educational opportunities that contribute toward a lifelong love of learning for all Stonehill students. The CWAA is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association and all of its services are offered at no cost to the student. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Center’s valuable resources to enrich their academic experience.

Peer Tutoring

MacPháidín Library, 314
508-565-5014, CWAA-services@stonehill.edu

The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA) offers a variety of tutoring options for students seeking assistance in specific subject areas. Subject tutoring is available for many introductory courses on a drop-in basis in the CWAA. Drop-in writing tutoring is also available for any course or assignment and at any stage of the writing process. Writing tutors engage student writers with a series of questions to address “higher-order concerns,” such as argumentation, organization, and voice, before moving on to “later-order concerns,” such as grammar, syntax, mechanics, and citation formats.

Teaching Assistants and Writing Fellows

MacPháidín Library, 314
508-565-5014, CWAA-services@stonehill.edu

Teaching Assistants are undergraduate students who have demonstrated superior knowledge in a course and are interested in providing academic support in that course under the mentorship of the faculty member. A Writing Fellow is an undergraduate teaching assistant who is specifically charged with supporting writing activities in the classroom.

Library

MacPháidín Library
508-565-1313, circulation@stonehill.edu or reference@stonehill.edu

Transformation via Discovery: Explore Evaluate Engage. The MacPhaidin Library, Archives, and Historical Collections provides students with the resources needed to become successful seekers and users of information. Through our collections and consultations we enable students to transform themselves and their Stonehill experience via the discovery of new ideas. In the Library and Archives, students can engage with rich collections and find unique opportunities for experiential learning. By fostering critical thinkers, the Library and Archives encourage students to confidently explore resources and become adept at evaluating the vast network of information around them. We offer: research consultations; in-person, phone, email, and chat reference; instruction sessions; group study spaces, including computer labs; print, electronic, streaming media, and primary source collections; interlibrary loan of items from library collections around the world; internship opportunities; and Ace’s Place Café, which serves prepared meals and Starbucks drinks.

Joseph W. Martin Institute for Law and Society

Martin Institute, 234
508-565-1131

The Joseph W. Martin Institute for Law and Society prepares students for leadership as active citizens in service to an improved human community. The Martin Institute challenges faculty and students through rigorous, critical interdisciplinary inquiry into law and society by linking theory and practice in a curriculum based upon exploration of the vital issues of public policy and civics. Named after the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the institute honors Martin’s legacy to the Commonwealth and the nation as a center for the study of Massachusetts politics, public policy, and civic culture.

Center for Nonprofit Management

508-565-1856, infononprofit@stonehill.edu

The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) works with and builds the leadership and management capacity of Stonehill students, faculty, and staff and community-based nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and northern Rhode Island.

CNM is focused on enhancing critical management skills, while also fostering relationships with and among the region’s diverse community-based organizations so that they may better achieve their missions. Drawing on expertise within the nonprofit sector and the Stonehill community, CNM conducts research and provides workshops and other learning programs for the region’s local nonprofits. Various internship opportunities are also offered throughout the year to Stonehill students with a demonstrated interest and passion for the nonprofit sector. Additionally, CNM hosts the Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute in conjunction with the Advancement Division, a program for selected students aimed at developing nonprofit leadership skills.

Stonehill Service Corps

At Stonehill College, it is our hope that “each graduate thinks, acts and leads with courage toward the creation of a more just and compassionate world.” Upon graduating, many seniors feel the call to advocate for others and give back to their local and global communities. In 2009, Stonehill launched its own post graduate year-of-service program, with sites in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and India. In 2013, the College created a program in neighboring Brockton, Massachusetts. Partnering with local service agencies, Stonehill Service Corps members have the opportunity to serve in teaching, community organizing, youth ministry, mentoring, direct service, and more. Through these programs, Stonehill graduates live in and serve the community as an expression of the College’s mission as a Catholic and Holy Cross institution. Corps members espouse to the program’s principles of service, simple living, community and spirituality.

For information on the Stonehill Service Corp, contact Kristin Silva, Associate Director of Career Services at ksilva@stonehill.edu.