Jul 04, 2022  
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Graduate & Professional Studies


School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Academic Administration

 
Interim Dean   James A. Millard, Ph.D.
Associate Dean   Michael A. Clump, Ph.D.
Director of Advising   Terry Forge, B.P.S.
Interim Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders   Michael Clump, Ph.D.
Director, Criminal Justice and Coordinator, Paralegal Studies   Ken Balusek, Ph.D., J.D.
Chair, Department of Education   Mary Pat Shelledy, Ed.S.
Chair, Exercise and Sport Science   Jeffrey L. Roitman, Ed.D.
Director, Leadership Studies   Kenneth Mellard, M.Ed., M.B.A.
Director, Nonprofit Leadership Studies   Jennifer Rinella, M.I.H.E., CNP
     

Mission Statement

The Rockhurst University School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a variety of baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degrees. Participation in these degree programs prepares students to continue to develop knowledge and skills, foster inquiry and serve others in accordance with the Rockhurst University Mission and in their chosen profession.

Graduates from the School of Graduate and Professional Studies are well prepared to lead lives as vibrant men and women who are committed to lifelong education, professional leadership and community service in the Jesuit tradition.

Core Values

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies Core Values of Education in the Jesuit tradition are:

  • promoting analytical skills and critical thinking
  • facilitating leadership skill development
  • advocating for social justice
  • promoting life-long learning
  • forging partnerships within the community
  • developing cultural competence
  • developing ethical perspectives

Undergraduate Studies in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Consistent with the Jesuit mission, the School of Graduate and Professional Studies undergraduate programs integrate broad based liberal arts curriculum with specialized professional education to prepare students to serve as leaders in their chosen discipline. All undergraduate programs in the school prepare students for future study in graduate and professional fields.

Rockhurst offered the first evening program of study in the Kansas City metropolitan area, providing degree programs to adult students in 1933. The university maintains that same reputation of excellence in the programs it offers today. A number of evening programs are offered through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. These programs have been specifically created to allow adult students the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree while acknowledging the life commitments of family, work and community involvement.

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies grants the Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Middle School Education, Criminal Justice, Leadership Studies, and Nonprofit Leadership Studies; the Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Exercise and Sport Science. The Leadership Studies and Nonprofit Leadership Studies degree programs are available in the evening as well as the day. The School offers  undergraduate minors in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Criminal Justice, Leadership Studies, Nonprofit Leadership Studies, and Paralegal Studies, and offers certificate programs in Leadership Studies, Nonprofit Leadership Studies, Fundraising Leadership Studies, and Paralegal Studies. Refer to the Degrees Offered section of the catalog to identify those degrees, minors, and certificates available, and those available through the Evening Program.

Graduate Programs in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies

At the graduate level, the School grants the Doctor of Physical Therapy, the Master of Education, the Master of Occupational Therapy and the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Furthermore, the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department offers a Post-Baccalaureate Prep-Track program. (See the graduate section of the Catalog for information on these graduate programs and for information on graduate admissions, academic and  administrative policies, and financial aid).

Academic, Enrollment, and Administrative Policies

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies welcomes new and transfer students. Undergraduate students in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies abide by the same rules as all other undergraduate students at the university. Please refer to the Undergraduate Academic and Administrative Policies section of this catalog for specific details.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies Director of Advising assists students by providing program information, initial credit evaluations, and course pre-registration. Undergraduate students must be advised every semester prior to pre-registration for the following semester. Students who attend school in the evening or who declare a major housed in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies are advised by either the Director of Academic Advising or by a faculty member.

English

For the specific degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, please see the description of the program in the undergraduate section of the College of Arts and Sciences portion of this catalog.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Writing track) and a minor in English (Writing track) are offered in the evening through the Evening Program of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies in cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Criminal Justice

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Department of Education

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Exercise and Sport Science

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Leadership Studies

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Nonprofit Leadership Studies

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