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  • Partnerships and Initiatives
    Braaten This town and gown partnership benefits not only Ferrum students faculty and staff but also the entire community Ferrum YMCA Initiatives Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series Blue Ridge Institute Museum Ferrum Magazine Ferrum Centennial Campaign Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Blue Ridge Institute and Museum

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  • Experiential Term (E-term)
    long semester Back to top How many E Term courses are students required to take All Ferrum Students are required to take a minimum of ONE E Term course prior to senior status Back to top What courses are offered for E Term 2016 ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II no travel AGS 218 Regional Experiences in Agriculture local and regional travel AGS 290 Introduction to Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies EAAT local regional travel ART 217 317 Introduction 217 or Intermediate 317 Photography travel abroad Mexico BUS 207 Music Business local travel COM 211 Radio Broadcasting Methods local travel CJU 375 Crime Scene Photography no travel CJU 497 Special Topics in Criminal Justice Topics in Institutional Corrections local and regional travel ECT 391 Cultural and Heritage Tourism travel abroad Guatemala EDU 147 Special Topics Diverse Student Populations as Portrayed in Visual Media regional travel ENG 210 World Folktales Literature local travel ESC 205 Rainforest to Reef Resource Management in Belize travel abroad Belize ESC 208 Ireland s Natural History Interaction of Nature and Culture travel abroad Ireland ESC 390 Hepretology local travel HIS 303 The American Revolution regional travel eastern U S MTH 105 Fundamentals of Mathematics no travel MTH 106 Math Manipulatives no travel PSY 289 Pre Professional Placement student local travel REL 207 HHP 149 The Spirit of Adventure local regional travel SOC 450 Changing Roles over the Life Course local travel SWK 299 Introduction to Community Services student local travel SPA 451 Directed Study Service Learning travel abroad Mexico THA 205 305 405 Summer Theatre no travel Travel safety will be determined at the beginning of the course and could cause a revision of course plans or cancellation l Back to top DEADLINES FOR E TERM 2016 Students must register for an E Term course when registering for the spring semester however they must register for a minimum of 12 hours for the regular spring semester as an E term course will not count in the spring hours Registration for spring semester is November 9 13 2015 The course fee will be added to the student s account when they register for the course A non refundable deposit of 500 00 is required for courses with a fee of 2000 or more and is due no later than December 8 2015 to student accounts Deposits not paid by this deadline will result in the E Term course being dropped from the student s schedule E Term travel scholarships granted will also be permanently lost should the dropping of an E Term class becomes necessary for failure to pay the deposit and or dropping the course for any reason Applications for need based scholarships for ONE E Term travel course with a fee over 2000 will be available during registration for spring semester classes students may only receive one E term scholarship as they pursue their undergraduate degree Arrangements for any other financial aid help must be addressed now with the financial aid office Deadline for the

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  • Boone Honors Program
    have also traveled to China and South Africa In addition honors students enjoy priority registration privileges each semester The Boone Honors Program includes both curricular and co curricular components Academically honors students are on a different path from the first semester for meeting Liberal Arts Core requirements Whereas most first semester students enroll in a Gateway class honors students are grouped together in the Cornerstone Seminar in Leadership with Dr Ed Hally of the political science faculty Honors students take five interdisciplinary honors seminars such as a relatively new course in the art music culture history and political unrest of the 1960s All of these seminar satisfy some requirement in the Liberal Arts Core for part of their general education requirements at Ferrum Additionally students have opportunities to work closely with faculty in honors enriched courses in their major or minor Enrichment projects are imaginative and substantive a Russian major creates a Russian English glossary of terms useful in diplomatic relations an English major and journalism student designs a newspaper that might have been published in Shakespeare s time an art major illustrates her own children s book a biology major taking a Murals e term class works with her classmates to produce a mural illustrating Virginia Social Studies Standards of Learning concepts for a local elementary school The program also features distinctive cultural and social outings designed to build friendships with faculty and other honors students and to broaden students cultural horizons Excursions include visits to local museums performances of touring Broadway musicals at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre concerts and operatic performances lectures and presentations by special guests at nearby colleges and universities dinners at various local restaurants and travel to regional sites of historic interest such as Thomas Jefferson s home Monticello In 2011 12 we visited

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  • International Education
    Program in the Tropics The Environmental Science Major at Ferrum College regularly offers three week intensive study programs in various tropical locations These study travel courses afford students a chance to study tropical and marine plants and animals in their natural habitats Students work closely with Ferrum faculty members and are able to pursue individual interests and research 4 credits Other ACA students are encouraged to apply for this program For information contact Dr Todd Fredericksen Professor of Environmental Science tfredericksen ferrum edu 540 365 4360 Back to Study Abroad summary Program in South Korea Through an agreement with Sejong University in Seoul South Korea Ferrum College regularly has Sejong students studying at Ferrum for periods ranging from one semester to one year The two institutions plan to expand contact and to pursue faculty and student exchanges and collaborative research and cultural programs in both directions Arrangements will be made to place Ferrum students who elect to study in Korea in classes taught completely in English For information contact Dr Sandra Via svia ferrum edu 540 365 4394 Back to Study Abroad summary Current Funding Opportunities for Study Abroad Critical Language Scholarship Program Application deadline November 13 2015 This program offers a fully funded overseas language study program for American students to study critical languages This year the eligible languages are Arabic Azerbaijani Bangla Chinese Hindi Indonesian Japanese Korean Persian Punjabi Russian Turkish and Urdu Students interested in studying Russian Chinese or Japanese must already have Intermediate level fluency Students interested in studying Arabic or Persian must already be at the Advanced Beginning level Students interested in Azerbaijani Bangla Hindi Indonesian Korean Punjabi Turkish or Urdu do not need any prior experience with the language Boren Scholarships Application deadline February 5 2016 Boren Scholarships provide 10 000 for one semester abroad or 20 000 for a year abroad for U S undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U S interests and underrepresented in study abroad including Africa Asia Central and Eastern Europe Eurasia Latin America and the Middle East Awardees must commit to work for the US government for one year after graduation Gilman Scholarships Application deadline March 4 2016 The Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U S citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit bearing career oriented internships abroad Diversity Abroad Scholarships Application deadlines November 1 for spring July 1 for fall Diversity Abroad in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation will offer 500 scholarships for fall and spring study abroad Five scholarships are available for each semester Economically disadvantaged students first generation students with disabilities and ethnic and racial diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply CIS Abroad Scholarships Application deadlines October 15 for spring March 1 for summer April 1 for fall Small scholarships of 100 500 Teach Abroad Note that these programs unless otherwise noted generally require a completed Bachelor s degree Japanese Exchange Teacher Programme JET Application deadline November

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  • Center for Community Engagement
    students Students partner with faculty and community agents to seek out and address community challenges Through this partnership students will Provide skills and resources to contribute to public good Gain experience and knowledge beyond the classroom Fulfill the Ferrum College motto Not Self But Others Contact The Center For Community Engagement Co Directors Dr Angie Dahl and Dr Kevin Reilly community ferrum edu Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current

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  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    the scientific process To these ends and in the service of our local community the School of Natural Sciences Mathematics will engage in community outreach providing the expertise of faculty and students for local and regional issues and with scientific data and analysis for addressing problems and developing policy Programs of Study The School of Natural Sciences Mathematics at Ferrum College offers 8 majors and 6 minors each designed to prepare students for careers in a broad range of fields as well as graduate training in both professional and academic disciplines Majors Agriculture Biology Chemistry Environmental Studies Environmental Science Health Sciences Mathematical Science Pre Professional Science Minors Agriculture Biology Chemistry Environmental Science Forensic Science Mathematics Meet the Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Dr Jinnie Garrett Welcome to Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Ferrum College Our outstanding faculty and staff offer strong programs in several basic disciplines Biology Chemistry and Mathematics as well as exciting applied science majors These include Environmental Sciences and Studies Health Sciences and Pre Professional Sciences We are particularly proud of our Titmus Agricultural Center a college facility that houses many of our Agricultural Science classes which was recently ranked the 8th best college farm in

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  • School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
    The School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at Ferrum College offers 12 majors and 17 minors Graduates of the School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies are prepared for careers in a broad range of fields as well as graduate training in both professional and academic disciplines Programs of Study Majors Accounting Business Administration Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Democracy Justice and Civic Engagement Health Human Performance International Studies Liberal Arts Political Science Psychology Recreation Leadership Social Work Minors Accounting Business Coaching Computer Science Computer Technology Criminal Justice Democracy Justice and Civic Engagement Economics Ecotourism International Studies Outdoor Recreation Political Science Psychology Recreation Leadership Social Work Sociology Teacher Education Find out more Experiential Term Honors Program International Programs Service Learning Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Accounting Business Administration Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Online Program Ecotourism Minor Faculty Health Human Performance International Studies Outdoor Recreation Minor Political Science Psychology Recreation Leadership Social Sciences and Prof Studies Home Social Work Teacher Education Minor Contact Information Admissions 800 868 9797 Main Number 540 365 2121

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  • Office of Academic Affairs
    many opportunities at Ferrum to make the most of your education You can explore the many options you have if you click Academic Engagement and Success Always remember your faculty are your very best resource Seek them out often they sincerely want to spend time working with you The feedback from our students in our comprehensive assessment program is very positive Our alumni and teacher licensure student outcomes indicate success with job placement Results from the College Senior Survey PDF and the National Survey of Student Engagement PDF consistently demonstrate our students are satisfied with their experience at Ferrum Students reflect that our faculty are among the very best and seniors acknowledge just how much they have grown after four years at Ferrum Overall seniors indicate their academic ability artistic ability computer skills creativity leadership ability public speaking ability and tolerance of others with different beliefs significantly increased during their experience at Ferrum Specifically seniors report marked increases since their freshman year in life long learning skills evidenced in supporting their opinions with a logical argument seeking solutions to problems and explaining them to others evaluating the quality or reliability of information received seeking alternative solutions to a problem and looking up scientific research articles and resources As students prepare to graduate as compared to their beliefs as freshmen they are far more likely to engage in programs to clean up the environment develop a meaningful philosophy of life participate in a community action program help to promote racial understanding keep up to date with political affairs become a community leader and improve understanding of other countries and cultures Your undergraduate experience can be life changing Take advantage of every opportunity you encounter while enrolled here at Ferrum You may discover facets of yourself you never knew and that become

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