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Professional Studies
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 Communications 

    Good communicators are highly regarded in today's society. The College offers a Communications major designed to set Misericordia students apart in a competitive marketplace.

    As an interdisciplinary program, the Communications major draws on the resources and faculty of business, English and instructional technology. Misericordia's Communications major prepares students for careers in:

    - Advertising
    - Print and Broadcast Journalism
    - Video and Studio Production
    - Writing for print media, radio and TV

    The Communications program's eighteen credits of free electives are designed to give the adult student ample opportunity to hone these skills with a variety of specialized courses.

    Internships -- on campus and off -- with local newspapers, public relations offices, and radio and TV stations provide invaluable practical experience for nontraditional students in anew career and allow for the formation of valuable contacts with media professionals.

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For more information about any of these programs, contact the Misericordia University Adult Education office at (570) 674-6791, or Maureen Sheridan at (570) 674-6451 or email: msherida@misericordia.edu.

 


 English

 

    At Misericordia, students of English study different approaches and literary -forms, movements and periods, particularly of Ireland., Great Britain and America. Romantic, Shakespearean and. Victorian literature provide glimpses of different eras.

    The English curriculum emphasizes the development of critical reading and writing skills as an essential preparation for professional life or graduate school. Students in English most often seek careers in writing, editing, journalism, law or teaching at the high school or college level. The English major gives nontraditional students the ability to adapt to different job markets and career changes.

    There are 27 free elective credits available in the program, which allow adult students to build on previous college credits. It also enables students to choose a minor; Communications or Writing is a natural choice. Other courses such as Imaginative Writing, Technical Writing and Writing for the Media draw on precise research, solid facts and creative talent to develop a student's potential. Clear, effective writing leads to careers in editing, advertising, legal writing and other fields where professionals must be able to express thoughts concisely.

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    A Pre-Law specialization is also available with the English major.


For more information about any of these programs, contact the Misericordia University Adult Education office at (570) 674-6791 or Maureen Sheridan at (570) 674-6451 or email: msherida@misericordia.edu.
 


Professional Studies 

    The Professional Studies program. was created to provide for nontraditional students who have previous college credits in career/technically oriented programs to earn a bachelor's degree through additional studies.

    Professional course credits completed in prior study can be combined with additional credits and will qualify for the bachelor's degree. Individual programs of study are designed by the student with the assistance of the program director.
     

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For more information about any of these programs, contact the Misericordia University Adult Education office at (570) 674-6791 or Maureen Sheridan at (570) 674-6451 or email: msherida@misericordia.edu

 



 

 History

 

    Misericordia's History curriculum is one of the most flexible programs at the College. Thirty-six credits of electives allow students to build on previous college credits, pursue double majors, concentrations and certificate programs. Students learn how history has contributed to the political, economic and social issues of the world in which we live. Internships in museums, libraries, television stations and public relations firms are available to students who want to experience a professional work environment.

    Complementing the History major is a Political Science minor, which emphasizes political and legal systems and the structure of American government. Courses in comparative politics challenge students to think, reason and draw conclusions. Political Science is recommended for students who are interested in careers such as paralegal or legal assistant. Students may also choose Pre-Law.

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    A Pre-Law specialization is also available with the History major.


For more information about any of these programs, contact the Misericordia University Adult Education office at (570) 674-6791 or Maureen Sheridan at (570) 674-6451 or email: msherida@misericordia.edu.
 


 Philosophy 

    Misericordia University's philosophy major helps students understand life and its meaning. It cultivates critical thinking and promotes sound judgment.

    The traumatic changes that mark our age and affect all people involve philosophical issues. Among the more compelling are questions of freedom, justice, personal authenticity and morality. The Philosophy program prepares students to enter as intelligent participants in contemporary discussions about such issues through a series of historical and systematic courses that explore the conceptual foundations of our tradition. Students will critically assess foundational concepts and systematically evaluate philosophical arguments.

    This program is of particular interest to adult learners because of the large number of "free electives" which allows students flexibility in personalizing their studies. Majors can, with approval of their advisor, either select from various minors, and areas of concentration, pursue double majors, or select clusters of advanced courses from different disciplines in pursuit of more integrated understanding. The free electives allow students to build on previous college credits.

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For more information about any of these programs, contact the Misericordia University Adult Education office at (570) 674-6791 or Maureen Sheridan at (570) 674-6451 or email: msherida@misericordia.edu.