2015-16 University Bulletin 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2015-16 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University College

Hagedorn Hall, Room 201
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Shawn O’Riley, Ed.D, Dean
Academic Chair, Adelphi International
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Emily B. Wilson, Assistant Dean
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Jaime Pober, Director of Advising and Student Services
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Marsha Bazelais, Academic Advisor
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Christina Wease, Academic Advisor
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Abraham Levinson, Coordinator of Emergency Services Administration
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Jennifer Ganley, Director of High School Pre College Programs
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Susan Buffone, Administrative Assistant
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Sarah Carbone, Administrative Assistant
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Instructional Staff


Stanley Bodner, Ph.D.
Gregory Canell, M.B.A.
Paul Esposito, Ph.D.
Salvatore Iacone, Ph.D.
Stephanie Lake, Ph.D.

Kenneth C. Rondello, M.D., M.P.H.
Daniel Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Philip Roth, M.B.A.
Michael Santaniello, Ph. D.

University College is Adelphi’s college for the working adult and offers innovative instructional programs, including noncredit courses and certificate programs; associate’s and bachelor’s degrees; and graduate programs, including graduate certificates in basic sciences for health professions and emergency management.

Mission Statement

University College is the leader in higher education for working adults on Long Island. University College strives to provide a multitude of learning opportunities for adults who wish to begin or continue their postsecondary education, begin or change careers and maintain busy family and community commitments. University College has been created and developed to meet the specialized needs of adults pursuing higher education and views its six points of distinction as a way University College uniquely serves adult students. They are:

  • Quality: University College strives to be the finest adult higher education program in the region and a national leader in adult higher education programs and services. Quality is assured through regional and national program accreditation, faculty who have years of academic and professional experience, highly trained staff assigned to assist students, and student services created and maintained specifically for working adults.
  • Convenience: University College strives to create educational opportunities and student services that meet the needs of busy, working adults. Convenience is assured through an
    extensive University College online Web site and electronic portal presence, courses scheduled nights, weekends, online, blended and accelerated, extended University College office hours, and streamlined and simplified student services.
  • Career-Focus: University College strives to create degree and non-credit programs that assist students in achieving their career goals. This includes offering degrees that lead to careers in growing industries and fields, that are directly and indirectly linked to graduate school programs and external credentials, and that prepare students to enter or re-enter the job market.
  • Technology-Infused: University College strives to prepare students fully for 21st century careers requiring significant technology skills and abilities. This includes using classrooms that have the latest in instructional technology and access to the internet, faculty with technology training and years of technology experience, live courses that offer lessons using multimedia and the latest available software and hardware, online and blended courses that use the most advanced course management systems, and student technology standards that assure students they have the technology skills required by their career fields.
  • Affordable: University College strives to be an affordable higher education option that is available to students of all income levels. Affordability is assured by tuition and fees reduced from the traditional student programs, grants and scholarships available to adult students, issuing college credit for relevant and substantial work or volunteer experience, and giving students the ability to accelerate their degree programs and enter their career fields at a pace faster than traditional students.
  • Personal and Supportive: University College strives to provide a personal touch for students throughout their degree and nondegree programs. This means significant pre-enrollment advising from University College staff, one consistent point of contact with a University College staff member throughout a student’s degree program, and smaller-sized classes filled with fellow adult students.

University College will always be a place that puts the unique needs of working adult students first and will ensure that students graduate with a rich academic experience and well-prepared for their chosen career.

University College Rules and Regulations

Advisement and Plans of Study

Advisers are available for individual consultation at convenient times, including evenings, in Garden City, Hauppauge, and Manhattan. All students must contact an academic adviser prior to their initial registration to prepare a plan of study, a personalized summary of completed and outstanding academic requirements that allows students to select their sequence of courses for up to two years. Students can contact an adviser, even prior to initial University College admission, at ucinfo@adelphi.edu or by calling (516) 877-3412.

It is the student’s responsibility to follow the plan and to update it regularly with his or her adviser. Failure to do so may delay or jeopardize the student’s graduation from the University.

Academic Dismissal

Students who do not maintain satisfactory grade-point averages or who do not show satisfactory academic progress after two terms on academic probation will be dismissed from University College. When students are dismissed, all forms of financial aid will be denied.

Academic Probation

While pursuing their education, students are expected to make reasonable progress during each period of enrollment. If they do not, students will be placed on academic probation. Academic probation may result from any of the following: The current or cumulative grade-point average falls below 2.0 (or 2.75 for students in University College/School of Education specialization). The transcript shows a large number of unsatisfactory grades (grades of I, F, or W). The number of credits completed falls significantly below the number of credits attempted as defined below:

If you registered for: You must earn:
15 credits 11 credits
30 credits 22 credits
45 credits 33 credits
60 credits 48 credits
75 credits 60 credits
90 credits 75 credits
105 credits 90 credits
120 credits 105 credits
135 credits 120 credits

Students have two semesters to remove themselves from academic probation by bringing their cumulative grade-point average to the required level and resolving all outstanding grades of I.

Administrative Withdrawal from the University

Involuntary Withdrawal

At the discretion of University, students may be administratively withdrawn for the following reasons:

  • Failure to submit official transcripts within established deadlines

  • Failure to fulfill the requirements for removal from provisional status

  • Failure to fulfill the conditions of an academic contract

  • Failure to enroll for courses for three consecutive semesters without having requested an official leave of absence

Voluntary Withdrawal

Students who wish to withdraw in good standing from the University must inform University College in writing. Any refund of tuition or fees to which students are entitled will be given according to the date when their written request is made and to the current refund schedule. Students seeking readmission to the University must complete a readmission form, available at the University College office.


Students should schedule a graduation clearance appointment with their University College academic adviser before filing an Application for Graduation form. Deadlines for filing the Application for Graduation are listed in the current University College Registration Guide. (Students engaged in the prior learning process may not file for graduation until they have received their final award notice.)

Independent Study

Students who have demonstrated the ability to undertake independent study may, under the direction of a faculty member, engage in intense research on a topic of merit or originality. The maximum number of Independent Study credits that may be taken by an undergrad is 16.


The grade of I (Incomplete) may be given only with the prior approval of the Dean or Assistant Dean for University College, and only when students have experienced well-documented illnesses or well-documented catastrophic personal circumstances. The grade of I will not be used in lieu of a poor grade resulting from excessive absences or a failure to complete course work. The Incomplete must be resolved within one year—including the summer term. After this time, the grade of I will become a grade of F.

Pass/Fail Option

University College students may, with the written approval of their academic adviser, register for up to 8 credits on a Pass/Fail basis during the course of their entire undergraduate program of study. This option must be selected when students register, and no changes regarding their choice will be allowed after the fourth week of the semester or term.

Students may not select the Pass/Fail Option for English composition courses, any courses in their Area of Concentration, or Capstone I and Capstone II. Those students considering a change of major must consult the appropriate school or department at Adelphi regarding their Pass/Fail policy. (Please note that many universities require traditional letter grades—A, B, C, D, F—for admission to their graduate programs.)

University College Dean’s List

Students are placed on the Dean’s List to recognize their academic achievement during a given semester. (The list applies to spring and fall semesters only.) To qualify for the University College Dean’s List, a student must have:

  • Completed at least 12 credits during that semester;
  • Received no grades of F;
  • Earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester.


You can apply online to any University College degree or credit certificate programs at any time. Once you have completed this online application, you will be contacted by a University College academic counselor to help you finish your enrollment procedures and begin your plan of study.

Admission to University College is based on the student’s ability to learn at a college level.

Adults interested in University College programs are required to:

  • Submit a completed Adelphi University application, noting interest in University College and including an essay that demonstrates both intellectual promise and the motivation to engage in college-level work
  • Provide all previous college transcripts. A high school transcript is necessary for students who have completed less than 30 college credits.
  • Pay the nonrefundable application fee.

Graduate admissions requirements vary for each program. Students applying to a graduate program must check the program’s webpage to find out about the specific admissions requirements of that program.

An SAT score is not required for University College applicants.

University College was founded to serve the non-traditional and adult student, and the admission policy reflects a commitment to enrolling students who may have not had the opportunity to complete their degree in a traditional undergraduate program. Please read the Admissions FAQ for more information on the University College application. university-college.adelphi.edu/admissions/faqs/.

Apply now! You can apply online at admissions.adelphi.edu. Or if you prefer, you can contact us at ucinfo@adelphi.edu or at (516) 877-3412 to have one mailed to you.

Self-Guided Program Orientation Course

All University College students will have access to this orientation on Moodle.  Students can utilize this course as a way to learn about the various resources at AU offers, as well as for events, news, and technology tutorials.  This orientation can be navigated through at the student’s own pace.

Degree Program Calendar

Students should check the Academic Calendar (ecampus.adelphi.edu/registrar/calendar.php) for semester starting dates. They are advised to begin the application process at least two to three months prior to the semester in which they want to enroll. For the fall semester, begin the application process in May. For the spring semester, being the application process in October.

Financial Aid

University College students are eligible for a wide variety of student financial aid and loan programs. For more information, please see the Expenses and Financial Aid  section. You can also contact a University College Adviser at (516) 877-3412 or ucinfo@adelphi.edu.

Continuing Education and Professional Development


University College offers noncredit courses and programs that are open to the public. You do not need to be enrolled in an Adelphi degree program to register for noncredit courses. These courses and programs are meant to help students advance in their academic and professional careers.

High School Program


The High School Program is grounded in Adelphi’s commitment to partnerships with the high school community. The program aims to provide students with a rich educational opportunity to earn Adelphi undergraduate credits and to participate in special conferences and workshops designed just for high school students. Students can earn Adelphi credit at a discounted tuition rate while they complete their high school diploma. Contact JGanley@adelphi.edu for more information on the program.

Summer Pre-College Intensive Programs


Adelphi University is proud to offer Pre-College programs for talented high school students in performing arts, business, and the health professions. These exciting programs provide students with the opportunity to be truly immersed in their chosen subject area and substantially strengthen their skills while being part of a challenging University-based learning community.

Residential and non-residential programs are offered. All students study at Adelphi’s beautiful, safe, and art-filled Garden City campus. Adelphi University is just 40 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan. 


Associate’s Degrees

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts 
Liberal Arts: Pre-Nursing Concentration, A.A. 
Emergency Services Administration, A.S.  

Bachelor’s Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Literature 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Sciences: Psychology and Human Service - Professions Concentration 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Sciences: Social-Cultural Studies Concentration 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Fine Arts 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Natural Science 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Emergency Services Administration  

Master’s Degrees

Master of Science (M.S.) in Emergency Management  

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Basic Sciences for Health Professions (Post-Bac Pre-Med) 
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management 
Basic Certificate in Accounting 
Accounting: Advanced Certificate 

Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure for Certificate Programs:
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at adelphi.edu/about/facts.php


Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science


Criminal Justice: Undergraduate

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Emergency Management: Undergraduate

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Associate of Science

Bachelor of Science

Emergency Management: Graduate

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Master of Science

Graduate Certificate

Fine Arts: Undergraduate

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Bachelor of Arts

Basic Sciences for Health Professions Post-Bachelor’s Certificate: Post-Bachelor’s Pre-Med

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Basic Certificate

Humanistic Studies: Undergraduate

Infant Mental Health: Graduate

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Liberal Arts: Undergraduate

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Associate of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Business: Undergraduate

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Bachelor of Science

Basic Certificate

Advanced Certificate

Natural Science: Undergraduate

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Bachelor of Science

Social Science: Undergraduate

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Bachelor of Arts