Jul 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Special Programs

Since the early 1970s, Neumann University has been recognized as a leader in the field of higher education and is highly regarded for the excellence of its educational programs and the success of its graduates. This tradition of educational outreach is implicit in Neumann University’s Mission Statement, which recognizes the University’s responsibility to offer educational programs which anticipate and respond to the changing needs of society.

The Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality, and Character Development

Rooted in the Catholic, Franciscan tradition, the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development believes that sport possesses an inescapable spiritual and ethical dimension that merits academic exploration and practical application. The Institute works with Neumann community members as well as researchers, theologians, and sport professionals across the globe and, through the lens of athletics, strives to transform perspectives and inspire behavior that reflects an awareness to God’s presence in our lives.

The Institute offers student-athletes a program unlike any other in the United States. Staff members prompt Neumann student-athletes to go beyond “X’s and O’s,” helping them realize the best versions of themselves while connecting authentically with their teammates, values, and faith. The Institute builds a unique perspective on sports in the following ways:

  • Providing team chaplains - Neumann faculty and staff members who volunteer their time for this special ministry - to every athletic team on campus.
  • Facilitating special evenings of reflection and seasonal commissioning ceremonies for student-athletes each academic year.
  • Training team captains in leadership, communication, and team-building skills by integrating Neumann’s Catholic Franciscan values into the leading research-based practices available to sport practitioners.
  • Creating events for the entire Neumann community, such as conferences and the annual Institute Award, whose recipients exhibit strong character through athletics, exemplify spirituality, and embody the good that exists in and through sports.
  • Providing programming for high school students, coaches and administrators in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and other regional dioceses.
  • Conducting, publishing, and presenting research around the world on topics such as mission integration in athletics, spiritual growth and character development of student-athletes, and implementation of team chaplaincy programs.

Why at Neumann University?

Neumann University lives the values of Franciscan charism by teaching love and reverence for all creation. The Institute’s five core pillars - Respect, Balance, Reflection, Beauty, and Play - are grounded in this tradition and complement the University’s core values, offering student-athletes a new and provocative lens through which to engage Neumann’s mission.   

The Institute is located in The Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality, and Character Development, where those five core pillars form a centerpiece exhibit as a daily reminder of our mission. Opened in the Fall of 2009, The Mirenda Center encourages learning, community, reflection, and prayer by providing an educational environment which focuses on the whole person and interweaves athletics with academic, social, and spiritual development. Learn more about the Mirenda Center and view the digital version of the exhibit online at http://www.isscd.org/exhibit.

For additional information, please contact the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development at 484-840-4707 or visit the Institute’s website at http://www.isscd.org . You can also find the Institute on major social media networks, @isscd.


The Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies

History and Purpose

The Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies was founded on August 26, 1998 for the purpose of advancing the Catholic and Franciscan Intellectual Tradition and contributing to the identity of Neumann University as a Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition.

The Institute fosters collaboration and integration of the Franciscan values and tradition within Catholic higher education and, hence, affords opportunities for faculty to design and expand professional and interdisciplinary programs within a Franciscan ethic. The Institute also provides a forum and resources for contemplation, dialogue, study, and learning in the Franciscan tradition.

Mission Statement

The Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies exists to strengthen the vision and charism of Francis and Clare of Assisi within a context of contemporary experiences in higher education. The Institute serves the scholarly and spiritual needs of the Neumann University community through a variety of sponsored seminars, lecture series, and other educational activities.

The Institute also provides ongoing dialogue about the Franciscan charism and values as they apply to the intellectual, affective, and ethical development of the Neumann University community.

In addition, the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies promotes the integration of the Catholic Franciscan tradition into the curriculum and supports course development by providing resources and research assistance.

Transitional Education Program

Neumann University’s Transitional Education Program is designed for those students who, according to their academic profiles and University-administered placements tests, are identified as being in need of at least one developmental course. The goal of this program is to provide students with a sound academic base in writing, reading, and/or mathematics that is necessary to succeed in college-level courses.

Developmental Education

In order to help assure each student’s academic success, Neumann University offers the following Developmental Education courses: ENG 094 Successful Writing , and MATH 092 Developmental Algebra .

Upon acceptance to the University, each student is informed as to which placement tests he/she will be required to take before registering for classes. This determination is based upon the student’s SAT scores, high school record, transfer credits (if applicable), and the program requirements for each academic major. Those whose scores indicate the need for remediation are assigned to one or both of the developmental courses cited above. Students who have taken steps to remediate academic deficiencies after taking the placement test may petition to retake the placement test prior to the commencement of classes. Students are then placed according to the results of the re-test. Full-time students must be enrolled in their required developmental classes during their first semester at Neumann.

Students in developmental classes are ordinarily given two semesters (usually Fall and Spring) to remediate their deficiencies. To facilitate academic success, students enrolled in developmental classes have their schedules restricted in terms of courses and total credit hours. Consequently, students enrolled in developmental education courses might be advised to register for additional summer course work, or that they might require more than eight semesters to complete their degree requirements.

ENG 094 , and MATH 092   can only be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Although courses below the 100-level do not count as credit toward the degree, they do count as credit for purposes of determining financial aid eligibility and do affect the student’s GPA. Since these courses are taken on a Pass/Fail basis, the student’s GPA is affected only when a grade of Failure (“F”) is earned. For further information, please refer to the Academic Resource Center  and Placement Testing  sections in this catalog.

MATH 092 Developmental Algebra , should be followed by the required college-level Mathematics Core course to provide continuity in the study of mathematics. ENG 094 Successful Writing , should be followed by ENG 101 Effective College Writing .

PACE Program

The PACE (Program for Academic Competence and Enrichment) Program, introduced in 1980, is an academic program for students who are placed in more than one developmental course. This program provides the additional support that is needed to succeed in college: enrollment in the required developmental courses, individually designed class schedules, special academic advising, and referral to the John C. Ford Academic Resource Center (ARC) for tutoring. PACE students participate in learning communities as well as supplemental instruction opportunities. Since credits for developmental courses are not applicable to any degree program at the University, students accepted into the PACE program may need more than eight (8) semesters of study to graduate.

Honors Program

The Honors Program is a two-tiered program consisting of a Freshman Honors Program for first-year students and a University Honors Program for sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Students who complete the University Honors Program receive a Certificate of Completion and medallion as well as recognition in the Commencement Program.


In accordance with the mission statement of Neumann University, the mission of the Honors Program is to provide to students who have demonstrated the motivation for learning, a desire to excel, and the capability for leadership the opportunity to develop these qualities and abilities.


The Neumann Honors program cultivates a community of motivated, passionate and dedicated scholars with a deep respect and appreciation for the gift of learning, eager to be challenged and to share their gifts with innovation and integrity in service to others.

Program Outcomes

The student who successfully completes the University Honors Program will:

  •  Express integrated views of the world.
  • Evaluate information and ideas by exercising informed judgment.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to the formulation or evaluation of an idea or thesis.
  • Compose a well-supported thesis that demonstrates a growing level of scholarship.
  • Facilitate a group discussion, presentation or activity in a curricular or extracurricular setting.
  • Report the findings of a research paper in a professional manner.

Admission Criteria

Candidates for admission to the Freshman Honors Program:

  • Provide evidence, upon application to the Honors Program or in the application to the university, of potential for strong academic, extracurricular, community, and/or leadership activities
  • Achieve a minimum high school GPA of 3.50
  • Have earned fewer than 24 credits of college courses

Students whose high school GPA fall below the stated levels may be admitted on a probationary basis at the discretion of the coordinator.

Candidates for admission to the University Honors Program:

  • Have earned 24 or more credits of college coures with a cumulative of 3.5 or above
  • Complete an application to the University Honors Program (This requirement is waived for participants in the Freshman Honors Program)
  • Participate in an interview with the Coordinator of the Honors Program or other member of the Honors Program Committee
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to meet the Honors Program learning outcomes

Students whose GPA falls below the stated level may be admitted on a probationary basis at the discretion of the coordinator.

Progression/Completion Criteria

Progression in the Freshman Honors Program requires students to maintain a 3.00 GPA in the Freshman Honors courses. (Offerings vary by semester and year.)

Progression in the University Honors Program leading to completion requires students to:

  •  Maintain a 3.50 GPA in the Honors Program Courses.
  • Maintain a 3.30 cumulative GPA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the major (as defined by each major)
  • Complete at least 15 credits of honors courses, including at least 12 credits at the sophomore level or above
  • Take at least one course for honors credit each year until completion of program
  • Attend at least one academic, cultural or social event sponsored or endorsed by the Honors Program each semester
  • Present their work at least once at both the SEPCHE Honors Conference and at the LEAD Conference/Poster Symposium (Students may present multiple times, but should present at the LEAD conference in their senior year)
  • Participate in the senior honors dinner and submit the senior honors reflection paper
  • Complete an exit interview

Program Design

Freshman Honors Program: 13 Credits *

Fall Semester (7 Credits)

Spring Semester (6Credits)

  • Freshman Honors Multidisciplinary Seminar (Course parings vary by semester and year) 6 Credits *

* These courses fulfill part of the University’s Core Experience Requirements. (Please refer to the Core Curriculum  section of this catalog.)

Equivalent to ENG 102.  Students who successfully complete all required course work for the Fall semester of the Freshman Honors Program are exempted from taking ENG 101, Rhetoric and Writing I, but will still need to complete the total number of credits required of their respective degree programs.

University Honors Program: 15 credits at the Sophomore level or above (12 credits for students who participate in the Freshman Honors Program)

15 Credits from the following:

Capstone Requirement

Students must complete HNR 420, HNR 480 or Honors Elective in the Major as the capstone of their honors curriculum.

Sample University Honors Program Curriculum: 15 Credits

Participants in the Freshman Honors Program complete at least 12 credits. This sample curriculum is adjusted according to the requirements of the student’s major.

Sophomore Year: Fall Semester (3 Credits)

Sophomore Year: Spring Semester (3 Credits)

Junior Year: Fall Semester (3 Credtis)

Junior Year: Spring Semester (3 Credits)

Senior Year: Fall Semester (0-3 Credits)

Senior Year: Spring Semester (0-3 Credits)

Pre-Professional Educational Options

Neumann University offers several pre-professional educational opportunities for those students who are interested in pursuing careers in law, pharmacy, or medicine. These educational options as well as curricular information are presented below. Academic advisement is available, through the Division of Arts and Sciences, to provide counseling and guidance as well as to review the application process to these professional schools.

Accelerated Pre-Pharmacy Articulation Agreement with Duquesne University / Wilkes University

Neumann University has developed a cooperative program of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree with Duquesne University and Wilkes University. This six-year doctorate program begins with the Pre-Pharmacy Early-Entry Program at Neumann University. At Neumann, academically qualified students who have been accepted into this program begin two years of pre-pharmacy course work before transferring to the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy or Wilkes University. Students must be accepted into the Neumann University Early-Entry Program as freshmen and must complete the first two years of their undergraduate work at Neumann University. Because of Neumann University’s special affiliation with Duquesne University and Wilkes University, students who successfully complete the two-year program at Neumann are given preferential consideration for admission to the professional phase of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Duquesne University or Wilkes University. If not accepted, students may elect to complete an undergraduate degree at Neumann University in Biology, Liberal Arts, or Liberal Studies over the course of two more years of study.

Requirements for Admission into Neumann University’s Pre-Pharmacy Early-Entry Program

Candidates for admission to the Pre-Pharmacy Early-Entry Program are required to:

  • Earn a Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale.
  • Achieve a class rank in top 25% of the graduating high school class.
  • For Duquesne University Doctor of Pharmacy program:

  • Have an SAT total of 1050 or higher (out of 1600 math and critical reading total).
  • Have an ACT total of 24 or higher.
  • For Wilkes University Doctor of Pharmacy program:

  • Have an SAT total of 1080 or higher (out of 1600 math and critical reading total).
  • Have an ACT total of 22 or higher.
  • Demonstrate a strong background in college preparatory courses, especially math.
  • Demonstrate evidence of leadership potential, community service, and co-curricular activities.

Admissions Process for Professional Phase at Duquesne University or Wilkes University

Students should apply to Duquesne University or Wilkes University by the January 15th yearly deadline during their sophomore year at Neumann University. All applicants will be placed into a pool of Neumann University applicants from which students will be chosen. Once offered acceptance, students will have two weeks to send their enrollment deposit to Duquesne University or Wilkes University in order to reserve their space in the program. If the deadline passes without a deposit, the prospective student’s space will be given to another student, and they will be placed at the bottom of the applicant wait list.

Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Admission Requirements

Duquesne University will admit up to four Neumann students, in each academic year, who meet the criteria listed below. At Duquesne University’s discretion, more than four students may be admitted in any given year. Candidates for admission to Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy are required to:

  • Complete the two-year undergraduate Pre-Pharmacy curriculum at Neumann University, including specified Core Curriculum requirements.
  • Earn a minimum grade of “C” in all Neumann University undergraduate courses.
  • Achieve a GPA of 2.50 or higher for all science and mathematics courses that are taken at Neumann University.
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher in the Pre-Pharmacy Early-Entry Program.
  • Receive a letter of recommendation from the Neumann University Pre-Pharmacy Selection Committee.
  • Provide evidence of leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession.

Duquesne University Pre-Pharmacy Early Entry Program

Suggested Two-Year Curriculum




* Students need to have an appropriate mathematics background in order to be placed in MATH 250  , Calculus I; this background can be demonstrated by passing a waiver exam for MATH 110  , Precalculus, during their first semester.


Wilkes University Pre-Pharmacy Early Entry Program

Suggested Two-year Curriculum

Pre-Law School Information

Pre-Law School Information at Neumann University has been developed in accordance with standards established by the Association of American Law Schools, which recommends that prospective law students have a comprehensive liberal arts background. In accordance with these recommendations, Neumann University has created a sequence of courses which represents a sound preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and the study of law.

The University’s Pre-Law Curriculum has been carefully designed to provide fundamental information about human institutions and the values to which they subscribe. Students develop strong oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to think creatively, analytically, and critically with thoroughness, accuracy, and independence.

Any student who intends to pursue this program may choose from a variety of academic majors, such as Criminal Justice, English, Political Science, or Psychology. Students wishing to include a Pre-Law focus with their declared academic major must consult with the faculty member coordinating the program for advice on course selection and information pertaining to the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). In order for students who are following the Pre-Law Curriculum to receive a baccalaureate degree and secure letters of recommendation to law school, they must successfully fulfill all general and specific degree requirements of Neumann University as well as the specific requirements of their chosen academic major.

The courses listed below constitute Neumann University’s recommended Pre-Law Curriculum.

Widener University Delaware Law School Articulation Agreement

Neumann University (Neumann) and Widener University Delaware Law School (Delaware Law) agree to establish an articulation agreement, beginning with the 2015 - 2016 academic year, in which Neumann students will be eligible to attend Widener  Delaware Law to complete a juris doctor degree.

3 + 3 Early Admission Program

Neumann University undergraduate students may enter a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor degree in six years, instead of the usual seven provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Complete all major and core course requirements at Neumann and complete 75% of their bachelor degree’s requirements before enrolling in courses at Widener  Law Delaware
  • Earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher through six semesters of undergraduate studies at Neumann
  • Achieve an LSAT score that meets or exceeds the median LSAT score of the current Widener Delaware Law first year entering class
  • Satisfy all law school admissions requirements relating to character and fitness
  • Submit a completed application to Widener Delaware Law no later than April 1st of the calendar year in which the student plans to begin legal study.

Students admitted to Widener Delaware Law through the 3+3 Early Admission Program must attend on a full time basis until they have completed their bachelor’s degree.  At that time, they may elect to continue their legal studies on either a full or part time basis. 

Widener Delaware Law agrees that Neumann 3+3 students will be considered for any merit-based and need-based financial aid for which they would be normally considered.

Neumann will not provide institutional aid to students enrolled at Widener Delaware Law. If enrolled at Widener Delaware Law whether at the completion of the 3rd or 4th year of undergraduate studies, students will no longer apply for federal aid through Neumann.  All aid applications will be handled directly between the student and Widener Delaware Law.

Students in the 3+3 Early Admissions Program will have Widener Delaware Law send an official transcript to Neumann at the completion of their first year of law school. Neumann will award the bachelor’s degree to students who have successfully completed the first year of law school and completed all major and core requirements at Neumann.

Express or Guaranteed Admission Program

Express admissions students will be admitted to Widener Delaware Law School if they meet the following criteria:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher through time of law school application review
  • Achieve an LSAT score that meets or exceeds the median LSAT score of the current Widener Delaware Law School first year entering class
  • Satisfy all law school admissions requirements relating to character and fitness
  • Submit a completed application to Widener Delaware Law School no later than April 1st of the calendar year in which the student plans to begin legal study

Pre-Engineering (Early Admission Program with Drexel University’s College of Engineering)

Neumann University has partnered with Drexel University College of Engineering to offer students the ability to obtain a B.S. in Mathematics as well as a B.S. in Engineering in approximately 5 years.  This program is highly selective and is only open to those students who have achieved a minimum score of 550 math score on the SAT, a high school GPA of 3.0 and the ability to begin mathematics coursework at the level of Calculus I.  Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

Once enrolled in the Mathematics Major at Neumann University, students will have to complete 75% of their bachelor’s degree requirements (approximately 90-92 credits) before transferring to Drexel University’s College of Engineering.  This course of study requires coursework over two summers to allow the student to transfer into Drexel University in the spring of their junior year in time to get in sequence for their first Cooperative Education experience.  The Co-Op program at Drexel University places students with employers in 35 states and 45 international locations. The majority of these Co-Ops are paid. 

Once enrolled in the program, students will undertake a rigorous preparatory curriculum designed to get them ready for their Engineering studies.  These classes include:

Calculus I-II-III-IV

Chemistry and Lab

Linear Algebra

Introduction to Computer Programming

Technology in Mathematics with Maple/MATLAB

Mathematical Statistics I

Physics with Calculus/Lab

Discrete Mathematics

Differential Equations

Students who enroll in the program and meet the requirements above can transfer to Drexel University’s College of Engineering in their junior year where they can specialize in either Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.  As an added benefit to the program, students who have successfully transferred to Drexel University’s College of Engineering in their junior year also have the option of completing the M.S. in Engineering at Drexel University.

For additional information about the academic programs of study at Neumann, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, which coordinates the admission of all students, at (610) 558-5616 or (800) 9-NEUMANN or feel free to e-mail us at [email protected].

Pre-Medical School Information

Students who are interested in medical careers meet as a group with the Pre-Medical Advisor during their freshman and sophomore years. Formal professional advising, however, does not begin until the second semester of the sophomore year and only after the student has applied for the advising process and is interviewed and selected by the members of the Pre-Medical and Pre-Professional Advisory Council of the Division of Arts and Sciences. To be interviewed, students must have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress in their chosen major with a science cumulative GPA of 3.20 and no grade less than a “C.” Students who have been selected by the Advisory Council work with the Pre-Medical Advisor to begin the application process.

Medical schools seek broadly educated applicants who have a solid foundation in the natural sciences, strong communication and analytical skills, and experience in the health professions in the forms of employment, volunteer work, and /or internships.

While a specific academic major is not a requirement for admission to medical school, there are certain basic science and mathematics courses which must be completed before beginning the application process. At Neumann, these courses include General Biology (BIO 107 /117  and BIO 108 /118 ), General Chemistry (CHEM 107 /117  and CHEM 108 /118 ), Organic Chemistry (CHEM 211 /221  and CHEM 212 /222 ), Physics (PHY 107 /117  and PHY 108 /118 ), and either Applied Calculus (MATH 225 ) or Calculus I (MATH 250 ). Medical schools also require at least two semesters of English courses that emphasize clear comprehension and analytical and communication skills.

A group of standardized tests is generally taken in the spring semester of the junior year for entrance into medical, veterinary, dental, or other graduate programs. Most medical schools require the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Veterinary medical schools generally require either the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Dental schools require the Dental Admission Test (DAT). Students normally take the appropriate examinations(s) after having completed their basic science courses and, often, a test review course as well.

Additional information pertaining to requirements and recommendations of specific medical schools can be found in Medical School Admission Requirements, published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. 

Pre-Physical Therapy

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 34 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy services will come from the aging baby boomers who are staying active later in life. In addition, physical therapists will be needed to treat people with mobility issues stemming from chronic conditions, such as diabetes or obesity.  Neumann University is excited to offer our Pre-Physical Therapy Program to students who wish to be part of this rapidly growing field.

Although a student in any major can enter the Pre-Physical Therapy program, several pre-requisites must be completed prior to graduation.  They are:

- Anatomy and Physiology with Lab  (8 credits)

- General Biology with Lab (8 credits)

- General Physics with Lab (8 credits)

- General Chemistry with Lab (8 credits)

- Psychology (6 credits, including Introduction to Psychology)

- Mathematics (3 credits)

- Statistics (3 credits)

 As part of the Pre-Physical Therapy curriculum you will also complete a minimum of 200 hours of documented work experience/observation with a licensed Physical Therapist.  In October of your final year at Neumann University, qualified undergraduates in the Pre-Physical Therapy program will be invited to apply for admission to our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. 

Two spaces are reserved each year for Neumann University undergraduates who have completed their undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5 both in the undergraduate major and in the pre-requisite pre-physical therapy courses and who have attained the median scores required of the DPT program on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).  In addition, The Doctorate in Physical Therapy program requires 3 letters of recommendation and a minimum overall score of 89, with a minimum score of 26 on the verbal subtest on the Internet-based TOEFL or its equivalent on either the computer-based or paper and pencil test. This test is required for students from a non-English speaking country or for whom English is a second language.

Pre-Physical Therapy Accelerated Track

The Accelerated Track in Pre-Physical Therapy can be completed in three calendar years including summers. 

  • Admissions criteria - high school cumulative GPA of 3.5, SAT of 1150 or ACT equivalent
  • Admissions cap of 5 per year for the accelerated track but we can take a look at that after year one
  • No guarantee of acceptance, however, there are 2 reserved seats for qualified applicants

For additional information, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, which coordinates the admission of all students, at (610) 558-5616 or (800) 9-NEUMANN or feel free to e-mail us at [email protected].

Pre-Occupational Therapy

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Occupational Therapists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for Occupational Therapy services will continue to rise with the increased need for the treatment of individuals with disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy and autism. Students can also pursue some of the newer fields of Occupational Therapy such as assisting with workplace ergonomics to reduce injuries, helping to create more accessible buildings as well as Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Neumann University is excited to offer our Pre-Occupational Therapy Program to students who wish to be part of this rapidly growing and rewarding field of healthcare.

Although a student in any major can enter the Pre-Occupational Therapy program, several pre-requisites must be completed prior to graduation. They are:

- Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (8 credits)

- Psychology (9 credits, including Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Abnormal Psychology)

- Statistics (3 credits)

- Sociology (3 credits)

The Pre-Occupational Therapy program at Neumann University is an academically rigorous program. Most master’s programs in Occupational Therapy will require students to have achieved a grade of “B” or better in the above prerequisite courses and to maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale throughout their college career. As part of the Pre- Occupational Therapy curriculum, you will also complete a minimum of 100 hours of documented work experience/observation with a licensed Occupational Therapist. In January of your final year at Neumann, qualified undergraduates in the Pre-Occupational Therapy program may begin applying to one of Neumann’s partner institutions which offer the master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

Chiropractic and Podiatric Medical School Articulation Agreements

For students considering a career in either chiropractic or podiatric medicine, Neumann University has established educational partnerships with both the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY, and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, NY. Based upon mutual respect for the integrity of parallel academic programs, these “3 + 1” Articulation Agreements have been designed for qualified Neumann students. Upon successful completion of a stipulated curriculum and satisfactory completion of specified entrance requirements, such students are automatically admitted to the degree programs of either of these medical schools.

Students who have been accepted at Neumann and who have declared their intent to continue their studies at either the New York Chiropractic College or the New York College of Podiatric Medicine take three years of prescribed courses at Neumann which lead to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Science. These three years of study satisfy all prerequisite course work and enable the student to enter his/her first year as a medical student at either medical institution. This first year of study at either the New York Chiropractic College or the New York College of Podiatric Medicine satisfies senior year requirements at Neumann, and the baccalaureate degree would be conferred, upon successful completion of all first-year courses at either medical college. For further information, please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

For additional information regarding any of the above Pre-Professional Educational Options, please contact the Division of Arts and Sciences at 610-558-5509.

Students who are interested in either Chiropractic or Podiatric medicine meet as a group with the Pre-Medical Advisor during their freshman and sophomore years with formal advising not beginning until the second semester of the sophomore year and only after the student has applied for the advising process and is interviewed and selected by the members of the Pre-Medical and Pre-Professional Advisory Committee of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress in their chosen major with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 and earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in all specified science courses (chemistry, organic chemistry, biology and physics).

Military Science (U.S. Army and Air Force ROTC) Cross-Enrollment Programs

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based, officer commissioning program that focuses on leadership development, problem solving, strategic planning, and professional ethics. In this program, participants learn valuable leadership and management skills that are essential in today’s demanding economic and job environment. Additionally, ROTC programs improve a graduate’s marketability and opportunity to advance in any career field.

Students at Neumann University are eligible to participate in either the United States Army or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) through a cross-enrollment program agreement with Widener University (Army) and St. Joseph’s University (Air Force). Credits for these courses are accepted as General Elective credits at Neumann. ROTC offers men and women the opportunity to graduate with a college degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in either the United States Army or Air Force, Army National Guard, or the United States Army Reserve.

ROTC offers a variety of on-campus tuition scholarships, financial assistance for books, and monthly stipends. Applications for on-campus scholarships must be submitted by March 1st and are available from the Office of Admissions at Neumann University. For additional information pertaining to ROTC scholarships and military science courses, call the ROTC Department at either Widener University at 610-499-4098 or St. Joseph’s University at 610-660-3190. For more information about this program, call the Office of Admissions at Neumann University at 610-558-5616.

Additional Information for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)

The Department of Aerospace Studies offered through Detachment 750 at Saint Joseph’s University offers college students a three- or four-year curriculum leading to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force (USAF). In the four-year option, a student (cadet) takes General Military Course (GMC) classes during their freshmen and sophomore years, attends a 4-week summer training program between their sophomore and junior years, and then takes Professional Officer Course (POC) classes during their junior and senior years. Cadets in the three-year option will be dual-enrolled in both GMC classes during their sophomore year, attend a summer training program, and take POC classes during their junior and senior years.  A cadet is under no contractual obligation with the USAF until entering the POC or accepting an AFROTC scholarship. The GMC curriculum focuses on the scope, structure, organization, and history of the USAF with an emphasis on the development of airpower and its relationship to current events. The POC curriculum concentrates on the concepts and practices of leadership and management, and the role of national security forces in American society.

In addition to the academic portion of the curricula, each cadet participates in a two-hour Leadership Laboratory and two hours of physical training each week. Leadership Laboratory utilizes the cadet organization designed for the practice of leadership and management techniques.

Further information on the AFROTC program at Saint Joseph’s University can be found at sites.sju.edu/afrotc, or students can contact detachment personnel directly at:

Unit Admissions Officer

AFROTC Detachment 750

Saint Joseph’s University

Philadelphia, PA 19131

Phone: 610-660-3190

Email: [email protected]