Utica College, New York
Utica College is a comprehensive college that offers the advantages of a large university, while providing students with the low faculty-to-student ratio of a small college. A combination of liberal arts and professional studies gives students opportunities to gain broad-based exposure to major areas of knowledge, while developing career-specific skills designed to ensure success in the world's workforce.
Syracuse University Affiliation: Syracuse University established Utica College in 1946. Today Utica is financially and legally independent from Syracuse. The College continues, however, to maintain an academic relationship with Syracuse University: Graduates of Utica College's undergraduate programs receive the prestigious Syracuse University baccalaureate degree.
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Academic Programs: Utica College offers a broad curriculum, with 32 undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences, health and human studies, and social sciences and management. At the graduate level, Utica College features 15 degree programs. The College places strong emphasis on internships, coops, and other experiential learning. There is also ample opportunity for students to conduct original research or to assist professors with their research.
Economic Crime Investigation and Fraud Management: On a worldwide basis, there are relatively few individuals who have the skills to prevent, detect, or investigate economic crimes. This major is designed to prepare practitioners to understand this evolving societal and technological problem of business fraud and computer crimes. The curriculum combines accounting, management, computer science, and economics courses with criminal justice courses in economic crime investigation and law. Utica College also offers distance learning / online programs, as well as a master's program in economic crime management.
Human Rights Advocacy Program: Study contemporary human rights problems and the global response to these issues. The curriculum also explores human rights protection as an increasingly internationalized process, and its limitations on sovereignty. Relevant course work also covers the successes and failures of international and regional inter-governmental efforts to monitor, control and remedy abuse of sovereign power. Utica faculty provide in-field training and technical assistance to several NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) in transitional democracies.
Psychology - Child Life: The major features an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from the fields of psychology, early childhood education, sociology and anthropology. Students gain knowledge of normal human development while working with healthy children in applied settings. Specialized course work focuses on human relations skills, the management of death-related concerns, designing an activities program, and the special characteristics of disabled and hospitalized young people. Many students take advantage of internships in hospitals or other health care facilities.
Therapeutic Recreation: The curriculum combines liberal arts components with professional preparation courses and practical experience. Courses have been uniquely designed to provide every student with in-depth knowledge of technical and theoretical skills essential for entry-level professional competence. Graduates work in rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, senior centers, psychiatric hospitals and children and youth centers.
Financial Aid for International Students: We know that financial aid is an important issue for international students who are applying to colleges and universities in the United States. Limited financial assistance is available for international students who are non-U.S. citizens. These grants, awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, range from $2,000 - $12,000 per year and do not require a separate application. Private loans are available to students with either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as a co-signer. Limited student worker positions are also available on campus.
The schedule of expenses (as it appears on the I-20 student visa) for the 2007-2008 academic year is as follows:
Location: Upstate New York: The city of Utica is the socioeconomic hub of the greater Utica-Rome metropolitan area (estimated population of 300,000). It's a thriving area that supports industries such as technology, manufacturing, health care, education, insurance, tourism, finance and retail. Utica College's central location makes it convenient to travel to major cities such as New York City, Boston, Montreal, and Philadelphia. Distances from other regions:
Diversity is celebrated at Utica College and throughout the community. Utica is home to people of many ethnicities, and as a result, there are a variety of places of worship, ethnic restaurants, and social and cultural activities. Exposure to different cultures and customs creates a strong student body, and prepares students for success in the global marketplace.
We look forward to welcoming you to Utica College! To learn more, review all of our programs and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we'll respond to you directly.