College of Arts and Sciences | Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies | Robert B. Willumstad School of Business |
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education | School of Nursing |
School of Social Work | University College | Honors College
For 114 years, the Adelphi University College of Arts and Sciences has offered students a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences. Today, the College enrolls more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students and offers degrees in 37 disciplines. The College’s undergraduate curriculum, which includes a broad general education program and advanced courses in each discipline, prepares graduates who are critical thinkers and leaders ready to address the needs of an increasingly global society. Both undergraduate and graduate students study and conduct research with award-winning faculty scholars and artists in a diverse and welcoming setting. Hundreds of internships and field opportunities enable students to apply their knowledge in their chosen careers. Working closely with faculty mentors, students gain the expertise and skills essential to further career advancement.
The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies (Derner IAPS) draws on its pioneering history as the first university-based professional school of psychology to offer an array of undergraduate through postdoctoral programs in psychology, which emphasize professional practice integrating psychological science and research. Grounded in psychological foundations within a broad cultural or societal context, our programs are sensitive to multicultural issues and integrative of multiple psychological perspectives—cognitive, social, developmental, and psychodynamic.
The Derner Institute offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in psychology, and Master of Arts (M.A.) programs in general psychology, mental health counseling, and school psychology which prepare students to be lifelong learners and professionals who apply psychology in their chosen careers. Our Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in clinical psychology is nationally recognized for its preparation of students for clinical practice. The Institute also offers a respecialization diploma in clinical psychology and certificate in its postgraduate programs in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis including adult; child, adolescent, and family; group psychotherapy; marriage and couple therapy; pscychoanalytic supervision; and psychodynamic school psychology. The Institute operates two clinics, which offer assessment and psychotherapy services.
To meet the challenge of increasing expectations for higher education in the 21st century, Adelphi launched its Honors College for undergraduate students in September 1995. In 1997 the Honors College was one of 28 programs and departments chosen from over 800 nominations to be placed on the Templeton Honor Rolls as an example of true excellence in American higher education. Graduates have proved the college worthy of this honor, gaining admission for graduate and professional study at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Brown, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, NYU, and a large number of other great research institutions.
The Honors College aims to transform highly talented and motivated high school students into thoughtful college graduates prepared to fill leading positions in government, the arts, education, the learned professions, business, and industry. It is a school that returns to tradition, patterning itself after the great colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, where social and academic life take place in the same setting, where students gather and work, and where faculty members have offices and are readily available for conversation, debate, advice, and exchange of ideas. In this integrated, collegial setting, the Honors College provides a dynamic program for liberal learning—a classical education that has been newly crafted to meet the needs of contemporary life and contemporary students, through a curriculum focused on the problems and achievements of modern knowledge and their bearing on the modern condition.
The Robert B. Willumstad School of Business prepares leaders to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly changing, business-oriented world. The rapid pace of technological change and the growth of international markets and competition are creating rich opportunities for increased productivity and abundance for an ever-growing population. Business knowledge has become an all-important factor not only in corporate enterprises, but also in government, and not-for-profits. The School believes that the best business leaders are those who enjoy an intellectual challenge; have a deep appreciation of the theoretical and the practical; understand today’s realities and tomorrow’s possibilities; and see the link between the skills they learn and the character they display. The School is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The school has two departments: Accounting, Finance and Economics; and Management, Marketing and Decision Sciences. The school offers six undergraduate degree programs, one five-year BBA/MBA program, a traditional MBA degree as well as an accelerated MBA degree, and three certifi cate programs. In addition the school also offers four minors in business, and six clusters in business for non-business majors.
The Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education is dedicated to providing students with the skills and techniques necessary to meet the challenges of teaching and working in a complex, multicultural society. The School's innovative curriculum combines liberal arts and sciences with professional training and community service to provide a firm foundation for teachers and professionals in related fields. The curriculum is built upon
the core values of scholarship, reflective practice, social justice, inclusive community, wellness, and creativity and the arts.
The School is composed of three major departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Curriculum and Instruction, and Health Studies, Physical Education and Human Performance Science. The School of Education offers a variety of teacher education programs leading to teacher certification. It also offers pre-school certification, education leadership certifi cation, certifi cates and advanced certificates in literacy and
special education, as well as programs outside of teacher certification, including sport management, exercise science, pre-physical therapy, speech therapy, community health promotion, and audiology.
In 1995, the School introduced the Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP), a five-year, combined bachelor/master's degree program for undergraduate students preparing to teach childhood and adolescent levels. Additionally, in cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences, students may major in art education, a four-year program leading to visual arts certification, K–12. Health and Physical Education are also offered as four-year teacher certification programs as a dual certificate or separately. The School was named in 2006 for alumna Ruth S. Ammon '42, following an $8.5 million gift by her daughter, University Trustee Carol A. Ammon, M.B.A. '79.
The School was named in 2006 for alumna Ruth S. Ammon '42, following an $8.5 million gift by her daughter, University Trustee Carol A. Ammon, M.B.A. '79.
The Ammon School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
For more than six decades, the Adelphi University School of Nursing has been at the forefront of preparing students with the skills, knowledge, and specialized training to succeed as qualified caregivers and leaders in the healthcare field. The first school of nursing on Long Island to offer a baccalaureate degree, it currently offers Long Island’s only Ph.D. in nursing. Innovative bachelor’s and master’s degree programs blend theory, research, clinical practice, and community service, enabling students to excel in their chosen specialties. Highly accomplished and dedicated faculty members ensure that students are well versed in the advances in practice, knowledge, and technology that are transforming the healthcare profession. Extensive school and community partnerships provide diverse, career-enhancing fieldwork opportunities.
For more than 60 years, the Adelphi University School of Social Work has been at the forefront of preparing social workers through its B.S.W., M.S.W., and Ph.D. programs at its Garden City campus and at the Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Hudson Valley Centers. The School of Social Work prepares professional social workers for the human services. The curriculum enables graduates to live as informed citizens and to be educated, humane, and skillful professionals. The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
In addition, the professional education program offers a wide range of workshops and certificate programs for social workers and other human services professionals to enrich their knowledge and skills. School of Social Work faculty are regarded by their students as excellent teachers. They are known nationally and internationally in their research areas and have published extensively. The School's highly regarded community partnerships and initiatives include the acclaimed Adelphi New York State Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Programs and the Center for Nonprofit Leadership.
Adelphi’s University College offers innovative instructional programs that accommodate the needs of busy working adults and meet the highest standards of academic excellence. University College offers associate's, bachelor's, certificate and graduate levels of degree programs. The programs of study incorporate the latest in instructional technology and are designed to have an immediate impact on a student’s life and career. Students receive personalized attention from dedicated faculty with extensive teaching experience and can select from a wide variety of highly relevant degree, certificate, and non-credit programs tailored to their needs. Courses are offered nights, weekends, online, in accelerated scheduling formats, and at Adelphi’s three campus sites in Garden City, Hauppauge, and Manhattan to accommodate the busy scheduling needs of working adults.