Lander Viewbook 2012

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Lander's main admissions brochure.

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  • Your State University in Greenwood, SC

  • Table of contentsLANDER Introduction

    1 - Welcome to Lander University

    Academic Life2 - Introduction to Lander University3 - Areas of Study

    Colleges4 - Arts and Humanities8 - Business and Public Affairs12 - Education16 - Science and Mathematics

    20 - Study Abroad Program21 - Honors Program

    Athletics22 - Varsity Sports23 - Athletic and Fitness Facilities24 - Campus Recreation and Club Sports

    Student Life25 - Getting Involved26 - Fine Arts27 - Clubs and Organizations

    Campus Life28 - Housing30 - Dining31 - The Greenwood Community

    Admissions32 - Admission Requirements

    Financial Aid33 - How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • Imagine yourself at Lander strolling down brick walk ways worn smooth by time, passing by historic ivy-covered buildings, resting in the shadows of mighty oaks and surrounded by the friendly, warm voices of fellow students.

    You are at the very heart of Lander University and at the soul of what makes Lander perfect for you.

    While students are attracted to Lander for many reasons its rich heritage, academic excellence, personal touch, athletic accomplishments the underlying purpose of the university is to prepare you for a mean-ingful life and career.

    With about 3,000 students, Landers small class sizes and student-teacher

    ratio allow for one-on-one attention from experienced faculty who know our students arent just a number. Rather, they see our students as the teachers, lawyers, doctors, entertainers, business executives and community leaders of tomorrow.

    Join our students as they explore Greece on a Fine Arts Study Tour or carry out research in Green woods internationally renowned Genetic Center. Attend a concert by Englands Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra or take in a Lander Bearcats basketball game.

    A degree from Lander opens the door to a world of possibilities, and we have a space reserved for you!

    This is Lander. Now discover your Lander.

    At Lander University we believe that the college experience should be an adventure. We see Lander as a place of energy and ideas, a place where, in the morning, you can talk to a profes-sor about global warming and, in the afternoon, you can compare stories on cars, sports and politics with stu-dents from Brazil, China, Germany or Sweden.

    We offer you opportunities to grow. Perhaps youll do research on the water quality of one of our area lakes. Maybe youll earn a coveted internship at Disney World or take a trip to England to study global mar-kets. You might volunteer with Habitat for Humanity or help your club collect canned goods for the local food bank. And just maybe, youll help enter-tain your fellow students during Lander skit night or score the win-ning goal in a soccer game.

    I look forward to welcoming you into the Lander family and sharing with you all that Lander has to offer.


    This is Lander. This is a world of possibilities.

    Dr. Daniel BallPresident, Lander University

  • One of Landers greatest strengths is its engaged and passionate faculty who

    are excellent teachers committed to the success of their students. Our small class

    sizes and friendly atmosphere foster one-on-one educational interactions

    between faculty and students in the classroom and beyond. As a

    professor in Landers Department of Psychological Science, one of my

    goals is to help students realize that education is a transformative

    process of learning how to find, evaluate and produce new information. They are

    encouraged to work with faculty members outside of class to

    develop, implement and present novel empirical research. Many students who take advantage

    of this opportunity present the results of their research at

    regional and national professional conferences. This hands-on research experience is great

    preparation for graduate school and gives our students abilities

    that employers value such as critical thinking, communication skills and an appreciation for data-driven decisions.


    This is Lander, where professors know your name.

    What makes Lander the right choice?

    Small class sizes, personal attention from experienced professors, unique opportunities in and outside the classroom its all part of what makes Lander the right choice for you! Our curriculum, with more than 60 areas of undergraduate study, encourages students to explore the arts, humanities, science and mathematics, allowing you to discover areas that capture your imagination and challenge your mind. With an average class size of 22 that provides for one-on-one interaction between students and professors, Lander offers everything you would expect from a public school, including price, but with a private-school atmosphere.

    Staying Connected

    At Lander, students are constantly connected to the outside world. A wireless campus allows you to stay on the go as you study for class, check your e-mail, stay in touch with family and friends, and keep up to date on world events. All residence halls have wireless Internet access, and each student receives a free Web-based e-mail account. Numerous smart classrooms throughout campus allow students to bring their laptops to class for in-depth study and dis-cussion with their professors.

    A Helping Hand on the Journey

    The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides peer tutoring, aca-demic advising and intervention programs, one-on-one mentoring, study skills classes, transition programs for incoming freshmen and advisement/registration assistance to incoming and future transfer students. Additionally, the ASC offers placement and CLEP testing and preparation for PRAXIS exams for education majors. The ASC also coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities in conjunction with the Wellness Center.

    Your Safety is our Priority

    Lander provides a 24-hour certified police force to protect those on campus and enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as Lander rules and regulations. Officers work diligently to develop partnerships with students, faculty and staff in an effort to increase awareness and a positive exchange of information. Emergency speaker telephones, wired with buttons that instantly connect stu-dents with University Police, are found throughout campus. Each residence hall is equipped with locks that allow entrance to be restricted and monitored.

    Dr. Jonathan BassettAssociate Professor of Psychology

  • 3MinorsAfrican-American StudiesAnthropologyArt HistoryBiologyBusiness AdministrationChemistryChild and Family StudiesComputer Information SystemsDanceEconomicsElectronic ArtEnglishEnglish - Professional WritingEnvironmental ScienceFrenchHealth Care ManagementHistoryInformation TechnologyInternational BusinessInternational StudiesLatin American StudiesLeadershipMass CommunicationMathematicsMilitary Science and LeadershipMusicMusical TheatrePhilosophyPolitical SciencePre-LawPsychologyPublic AdministrationReligionSociologySpanishTheatreTherapeutic Horsemanship Visual Arts

    Pre-Professional ProgramsPre-DentistryPre-LawPre-MedicinePre-Occupational TherapyPre-OptometryPre-PharmacyPre-Physical TherapyPre-Physician AssistantPre-Veterinary Medicine

    MajorsAthletic TrainingBiology Genetics Medical TechnologyBusiness Administration Accounting Finance/Economics Health Care Management Management/MarketingChemistryComputer Information Systems Networking Software DevelopmentCriminal Justice Management (online only)Early Childhood Education* MontessoriElementary Education*Engineering (Dual Degree with Clemson University) Chemistry Computer Information Systems MathematicsEnglish* Professional WritingEnvironmental ScienceExercise ScienceHistory*Mass Communication and Theatre Mass Communication TheatreMathematics*Music*Nursing B.S.N. Completion for Registered NursesPhysical Education*Political Science Public AdministrationPsychologySociology Criminal JusticeSpanishSpecial Education*Visual Arts* Graphic Design

    *Teacher Certification Available

    Certificate ProgramHealth Care Management

    Areas O

    f StudyThe Larry A. Jackson Library

    The Larry A. Jackson Library is a perfect place for research and study, with spaces for both individual and group work. The library provides a collection of more than 250,000 books and other media, as well as full-text online access to the contents of hundreds of top-quality academic and scholarly journals in all subjects. In addition, we can borrow from any academic library across the nation through a free interlibrary loan service. Our staff of professional librarians offers stu-dents individualized attention for all research needs. There is also a coffee shop located on the upper floor, where students can relax with classmates or get a quick snack between study sessions.

    The Computer Commons & TRACS

    Located on the lowest level of the Jackson Library, Landers state-of-the-art computer commons and the Technology Resource Assistance Center for Students (TRACS) offer a convenient location for computer access and technology support. TRACS technicians are highly skilled in the latest information technology, and they are dedicated to providing students with one-on-one support with laptop setup, network connection and technology training.

    Graduate StudiesMaster of Arts in Teaching (Art)Master of Education in Montessori EducationMaster of Education in Teaching and Learning: Diverse Learners; Exercise and Sports Studies; Instructional Technology

  • Did you know?

    n Lander has numerous student organizations and honor societies available for students in each of the College of Arts and Humanities departments.

    n Lander offers opportunities to study abroad for a few weeks, a semester or lo