Viewbook for Nyack College and Alliance Seminary

ARTS AND SCIENCES
Communications (BS)*
Criminal Justice (BS)
English (BA)
General Education (AA)
History (BA)
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA or BS)
Liberal Arts and Sciences: Sciences (AA)*
Mathematics (BA)*
Philosophy (BA)*
Psychology (BA)
Religion (BA)*
Sociology (BA)*
BIBLE AND CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
Biblical and Theological Studies (BA)
Christian Education (BS)*
Christian Work (AS)
Cross-Cultural Studies (BA)*
Pastoral Ministry (BS)
Youth Ministry (BS)*
BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP
Accounting (BS)*
Business Administration (AS)
Business Administration (BS)
Business Administration (MBA)
Organizational Management (BS or BPS)
Organizational Leadership (MS)
EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Adolescent Education (BS)
Childhood Education (BS)
Childhood Education (MS)
Childhood/Early Childhood Education (BS)*
Childhood Special Education (BS/MS)
Childhood Special Education (MS)
Early Childhood Education (BS)*
Inclusive Education (MS)
TESOL (BS)*
HUMAN SERVICES
Marriage & Family Therapy (MA)*
Mental Health Counseling (MA)
Social Work (BS)
MUSIC PROGRAMS
Composition (MusB)
Instrumental Performance (MusB)
Music (BA)
Music Education (MusB)
Piano Performance (MusB)
Sacred Music (SMB)
Voice Performance (MusB)
NURSING
Nursing (BS)*
ALLIANCE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Biblical Literature New Testament (MA)
Biblical Literature Old Testament (MA)
Christian Leadership in the Global Context (DMin)*
Christian Ministry (MPS)
Intercultural Studies (MA)*
Theology and Missions (MDiv)
Urban Ministry (MPS)
*Offered only at the residential campus
Accreditations:
Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and
chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of NY.
Education degrees are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education (NCATE). They are nationally recognized by the Association
for Childhood Education International (ACEI), the National Council for the
Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council for Teachers of English
(NCTE) and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Nyack
College is a member and accredited by the Association of Christian Schools
International (ACSI) for teacher certification.
• Social Work program has been approved for accreditation with the Council for
Social Work Education (CSWE).
Music programs have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of
Music (NASM) since 1962.
Academic Programs
W
ith 50 majors, delivered through eight
different academic divisions on two
campuses, Nyack has a program of study to
meet your needs.
Nyack faculty are leaders in the fields of biblical
study and Christian ministry; business and commu-
nications; the liberal arts and sciences; education;
the social and behavioral sciences; as well as music
and the performing arts.
All bachelors degree students will graduate
with a Bible and Ministry minor. And every one of
Nyack’s professors is committed to teaching in a
way that connects their subject with Christian faith.
Academic excellence means thinking critically through
diverse disciplines and literature. We endeavor to
position our hearts and minds to understand and act
from a Biblical perspective. — Miguel Sanchez, Asst. Prof. of Sociology
Nyack is academically excellent.
NYACK EXCELS
What makes the class in the
Philippines special is how it
helps the students expand the
horizon of their lives, deepen
their relationships with family,
friends, and the Creator, and
discover their new self mission.
— Kwi-Ryung, Chair, Dept. of
Social Work.
OFF-CAMPUS STUDY PROGRAMS
Global Service Learning course offerings include locations such as Dominican
Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, Philippines,
Spain, and Taiwan
Semester Abroad programs in Australia, China, Latin America, Middle East,
England, Russia and Uganda
Washington DC Semester
“Im so excited about my semester abroad in
Kurdistan. Im sure it will be a life-changing
experience. — Anna Crouch , ‘12 Cross-Cultural Studies, Moscow, Russia
W
herever you live, whatever your career,
anything that happens in another part of
the world will affect your life, eventually.
To adequately know the world in which you live,
you must encounter it, face to face.
Nyack College will help you do just that,
because Nyack is globally engaged.
Nyack’s campuses are located in and around
New York; one of the world’s premiere cultural,
commercial and communications centers. On
these campuses, you’ll meet students and faculty
from all parts of the world. Nyacks classes are
taught with a global perspective
that will expand your thinking
beyond the limits of your own
experience. And Nyack offers
overseas study opportunities in
places where students will meet
their world first-hand.
At Nyack you wont just learn about your
world... you’ll encounter it. As a result youll
leave Nyack with a larger awareness of the world
and its needs. And, like many Nyack graduates,
you may leave with a personal commitment to go
and to meet those needs.
Nyack is globally engaged.
NYACK EXTENDS
“I love that Nyack is so diverse. It’s unique and
special, and gives you a glimpse of what heaven
will be like. —Darly Thomson, ‘10, Sociology, New York, NY
A
n irreplaceable part of a college education is experiencing the
diversity of today’s world so that you can broaden your under-
standing and appreciation of the world. Only then can you truly
find your place in it.
At Nyack College you’ll broaden your world because Nyack is inten-
tionally diverse. In fact, Nyack College has been recognized as one of
the most diverse Christian colleges ever.
Nyack students come from more than 30 different countries and
40 U.S. states and represent over 35 denominations.
At Nyack you’ll meet people whose experiences and understand-
ings are very different from yours. And you’ll learn from them. As a
result, your ability to understand
and appreciate your world will
expand.
Youll become the kind of
person employers seek to hire
for diverse workplaces. You’ll
become the kind of person
who can make a difference in
communities that grow more
diverse each day. Youll gain an
education based not upon the
world of the past, but upon the diverse world of the future.
Nyack is intentionally diverse.
NYACK INCLUDES
A
ny college education will discuss the many global
and social problems that confront us. At Nyack,
our education is taught in the context of the
truth of Jesus Christ. This means
that at Nyack we do more than
describe and explain our broken
world: we respond to it.
Nyack teaches its students
more than just the words of
Christ. We talk about His heart and His hands, as well.
Graduates from Nyack College take their educa-
tion into a wide variety of ministry, educational, heal-
ing and community-building professions. Countless
others give of themselves and volunteer their time to
charities, churches and other helping organizations.
Its a practice that many of them began at Nyack. They
did so because Nyack is socially relevant.
Whether it is in a classroom in which youll learn
how to combat real-life problems with Christian
compassion and academic excellence, or whether it is
by participating in one of Nyacks volunteer student
organizations, youll find Nyack to be socially relevant.
Youll have opportunities to respond to your world.
Nyack is socially relevant.
School of Education students gathered to wrap more
than 200 Christmas presents for underprivileged
children in Rockland County.
“I am a student leader on the Haiti Solidarity
Committee. It was especially beautiful to see
the campus community respond together
with the Haitian students. This community
shares my heart. — Chelsea Geyer ‘12 English, Aurora, CO
Students perform at Haiti fundraiser.
Members of Hands of Compassion, a student ministry to
the homeless in Manhattan, prepare sandwiches.
NYACK ENGAGES
“The Nyack Experience (Chapel) is a place for students
to come and gather before God, listen to His voice,
and present their hearts concern to Him. — Charles Hammond,
Associate Dean of Students, NYC Campus
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ver the next four years, you will change in many ways. You
will change whether you attend Nyack or not. You will change
whether you attend college or not. Change is inevitable. The
only question that remains is, “How will you change?
Nyack students change in many ways as they learn to meet, understand, encounter and
respond to the world. But at Nyack, the transformation that really matters is the personal
transformation that occurs when students encounter Jesus.
At Nyack, we believe that Christian faith is not faith in a set of ideas or in a religious
tradition. Christian faith is belief that comes from a relationship with a person. That
person is Jesus Christ.
That’s why we provide so many opportunities for you to meet Jesus in new and mean-
ingful ways. In our chapel services, in Christian service opportunities,
in conversations with faculty and fellow students, and in many other
settings, we’re committed to helping you deepen your relationship
with Him.
Over the past one hundred and twenty-eight years, weve found
that once students experience this kind of personal transformation,
it changes their world. It makes all the difference for them in college
and beyond.
Nyack is personally transforming.
Students attend chapel three times a week at
the Rockland campus and twice a week at the
NYCcampus.
NYACK TRANSFORMS
“The community at Nyack is great. We hurt, cry,
laugh, share, and connect. My experience would
not have been what it is today if it had not been
for my friends. — David Belmar, ’11, Adolescent Education & History, Bronx, NY
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nly some of what you will learn is in
the classroom.
Youll learn the rest as you become
involved in the rich community life that exists
at Nyack. From involvement in student govern-
ment to a student drama ensemble, or a minis-
try team, Nyack has something for everyone.
You can become a member of one of
Nyack’s many clubs, organizations and music
groups. Performing opportunities are numer-
ous for musicians at Nyack College. Music
and non-music majors are encouraged to
participate in ensembles, recitals and concerts.
There are also opportunities for you to be
part of worship through student-led vocal and
instrumental groups. You can lead a small
group or join a prayer or ministry team.
Make friends. Share your interests. Follow
your passions. Get involved!
Nyack is about community.
NYACK NURTURES
“The season was a testimony of what God can do in and
through each one of us when we seek Him first and give Him
all the glory.— Coach Josh Thompson, Womens Basketball Conference Champions
I
f your world isnt complete without the thrill of athletic competition, Nyack College is
the place for you. If you are a serious athlete, you might want to compete as a member
of a Nyack intercollegiate team.
Nyack’s teams compete at the NCAA Division II level in the
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). We also compete in
the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) at the
Division I level.
Nyack’s mission in Athletics is to serve and develop all our
student-athletes spiritually, intellectually and physically. Our coaches
are challenged to facilitate growth in all of these areas. Spiritually,
we provide the opportunity to experience such things as group
prayer, team devotions, and interpersonal bonding. Intellectually, we
challenge all of our student-athletes to excel in the classroom. Our
Academic Accountability Program is specifically designed to ensure
academic success. Physically, we prepare athletes for competition
through specialized training in our fitness center and training room.
At Nyack, we seek to bring our Christian faith and our commit-
ment to personal transformation with us to the field, court or
finish line.
Nyack is competitive.
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC TEAMS*
Women: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer
*Nyack’s teams compete at the NCAA Division II level in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
(CACC) and in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) at the Division I level.
2009-10 ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS:
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men’s
Soccer Champions and went on to play in
the National Christian College East Regional
Tournament
Central Atlantic College Conference Women’s
Basketball Champions and went on to play in
the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament
Golf team was first in program’s history to play
in the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional
Tournament
NYACK COMPETES
“I love the location of Nyack College. It’s close
to the city and overlooking the Hudson River.
— Tahira Abdullah ’13, Nursing, New City, NY
The Tappan Zee Bridge can be seen from the campus.
HUDSON RIVER
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hile living at the residential campus, you
can enjoy numerous parks, cultural and
historic sites, and entertainment. Hike to
the top of Hook Mountain, feed the ducks along
the river at Memorial Park, bike the three-mile
trail around Rockland Lake, or walk along the
river at Nyack Beach State Park. Or explore the
quaint village of Nyack with its shops and restau-
rants. Only a mile away, the Palisades Center is
the second largest mall in New York State with
over 250 shops, 12 restaurants, 21-screen theatre,
ice skating rink, ferris wheel and carousel.
There are hundreds of
places to visit in the metro-
politan New York area.
Within an hour’s drive are
well known sites including
Rye Playland, Bronx Zoo,
Statue of Liberty, Empire
State Building, Central
Park, Madison Square
Garden, Broadway, Times
Square, Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Giant Stadium (NY Giants,
NY Jets), Izod Center (NJ Nets), Prudential
Center (NJ Devils), Citifield (NY Mets), and
Yankee Stadium.
New York City commuter students
attend classes at the campus on Broadway in
Manhattan, just 23 miles from the residen-
tial campus. Located in the TriBeca area, it
is accessible by subway, bus and Path trains.
Nearby places include the courthouses of Foley
Square, the African Burial Ground, cemetery
of St. Pauls Church, the hallowed grounds of
the World Trade Center site, the Woolworth
Building, Sugar House Prison Window,
Chinatown and Little Italy.
This ideal location in one of the greatest
urban centers allows for unlimited internship
possibilities to enhance your academic experi-
ence. And it provides you with many opportuni-
ties to share your faith and minister to others.
Nyack is ideally located.
NYACK EMBRACES
N
yack is committed to the success of all of
its students, and stands ready to be actively
involved in their college experience.
Student development provides excellent support
through health services, spiritual formation,
counseling and career services.
Students benefit from program-
ming provided by the Division of
Academic Support Services. Our
prayer is that students will go out
and bless others because of the
educational and personal develop-
ment opportunities they received
at Nyack.
Personal Financial Aid Counselors at Nyack
recognize that financing an education can
sometimes be a difficult and confusing expe-
rience and are available to assist prospective
students through the process. With over 90% of
students receiving some form of financial aid
through federal, state, and college financial
aid programs, Nyack becomes a wise and
valuable investment.
“Nyack will make a profound difference
in your life so that you can go and make
a difference in your world. — Dr. Michael Scales,
Nyack College President
Health Services
Career Services
Counseling
Spiritual Formation
First-Year Studies
Learning Assistance Program
Writing Center
College Summer Warm-Up
(Rockland campus)
Higher Educational Opportunity
Program (NYS residents, Nyack
Rockland campus)
ESL Classes (NYC campus)
English Language Institute (NYC
campus)
STUDENT SERVICES
Nyack Residential Campus 1-800-33-NYACK admissions@nyack.edu
NYC Commuter Campus 1-877-626-2236 admissions.nyc@nyack.edu
T
o apply for admission at Nyack, please submit your appli-
cation, official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores
(for recent high school graduates), college academic tran-
scripts (for transfer students), and personal recommenda-
tions. Find out more about your future at Nyack and apply
online at www.nyack.edu or contact the appropriate admis-
sions office by calling or emailing.
“I loved the community and that there were people
who cared about me and wanted me to grow and
strengthened my relationship with Christ. It was
good to have the encouragement and support.
— Pang Yang, ’10 Cross Cultural Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NYACK BECKONS
www.nyack.edu
One South Boulevard, Nyack, NY 10960-3698
1-800-33-NYACK
Fax 845-358-3047
admissions@nyack.edu
335 Broadway/93 Worth Street • New York, NY 10013-3904
1-877-626-2236
Fax 212-343-2668
admissions.nyc@nyack.edu
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Our prayer is that we are able
to serve students so they will go
out and bless others because of
the educational and personal
development opportunities they
received at Nyack.