Dowling College Viewbook 2011
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DESCRIPTIONDISCOVER YOURSELF AT DOWLING COLLEGE
DISCOVER YOURSELF AT DOWLING COLLEGE
DISCOVER yOur fuTurE At Dowling College, we believe education leads to
important discoveries discoveries about the world
around you as well as discoveries about yourself.
Were very proud of the programmes offered through
our schools of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business,
and Education. Working with our faculty you will discover talents and abilities that you may not yet know you have. Dowling is where your
interests and skills come together to form a foundation that will help you achieve your goals.
As a Dowling student you will have the advantage of small class sizes that allow for
one-on-one opportunities with your professors. Over 95 percent of our full-time faculty have
earned the highest degrees in their discipline, and they are ready to share their knowledge
and expertise with you. Rest-assured that every class you take at Dowling will be taught by a
professor and not a teaching assistant.
Student life at Dowling is vibrant and designed to enhance your academic and social
journey. Whether its in the classroom, on the playing field, or 5,000 feet above the ground in
one of our School of Aviations Piper Warriors, you will be driven to succeed at Dowling. There
are over 35,000 successful alumni who are proud of their Dowling heritage and we hope you
will soon join their ranks.
Dr. Jeremy D. Brown, President
DISCOVER yOur hOmE
The Dowling College campus is an integral part of the college experience. Whether students choose to live on campus in one of
our apartment-style suites or commute, they all think of Dowling as home.
The residence halls at the historic Rudolph-Oakdale campus and Brookhaven campus give students the opportunity to live on their
own while learning how to manage their time between classes, working on or off campus, maintaining a comfortable living environment
and attending different school activities. Of course, amenities including the Lions Den student lounge, convenient fitness centers, and
two cafeteriasone newly redesigned, where students can dine overlooking the scenic Connetquot Riveradd to the fun of being on
With over $50 million invested in the campus infrastructure since 2000, Dowlings facilities enhance every students learning
experience. To create a personal learning environment, you wont find a single lecture hall on campus. And SMART classrooms bring
the curriculum to life with Internet access, digital projectors and the Blackboard Learning System, which enables students to access and
share documents from anywhere in the world. A new science laboratory, flight and air traffic control simulators, new classrooms, a newly
converted Music House, and a newly redesigned library are just some of the exciting improvements happening around campus.
DISCOVER NEW frIENDs
With more than 30 clubs and organizations, 12 honor societies, an active Student Government Association, numerous annual themed
events, and student trips, Dowling offers a rich and vibrant community for students. September is Welcome Back month and provides a
wide range of activities to promote social diversity. Its also the perfect time to join the clubs and organizations that interest you. And if you
see an opportunity for a new club, any student is welcome to create one. The Lions Voice student paper, online event calendars, and a ticker
on campus keep students informed of upcoming events.
Theres always something happening at Dowling: Take one of the campus kayaks for a paddle in front of historic Fortunoff Hall; join
other students working out on the Fit Trail; take part in an Open Mic night; feast at a club-sponsored cookout; take in a play at the Loft
Theatre; or check out art exhibits at Dowlings Anthony Giordano Gallery. Its all part of life at Dowlingand youre invited to be part of it all.
American Association of Airport ExecutivesArt ClubCommuter CouncilCouncil for Exceptional ChildrenDrama ClubFashion ClubGay-Straight AllianceHumanitarian ClubInternational ClubLa Familia
Music ClubOverdrive Dance ProjectPhotography ClubPsychology ClubLions Voice and Ravens QuillSpoken WordSport Management STAND (Students Taking A Positive Direction)True Life Ministries
Some of our clubS and organizationS:
MAkE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE BY MAkING YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY. the School of artS and ScienceS PREPARES YOU FOR A CAREER THAT CAN IMPACT THE WORLD THROUGH ART, POETRY AND MUSIC OR BY ExPLORING AND PRESERVING OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
DISCOVER NEW WOrLDs
The School of Arts and Sciences has developed a core curriculum
of arts and humanities, natural science, math and social sciences that
ensures career versatility in an ever-changing world. Dowling College
is constantly evolving to prepare students for growing career sectors,
and we offer newly revised programs including Math and Computer
Science, Graphic Design, and Digital Arts, and graduate studies in
Express yourself and forge your own path with a curriculum that
celebrates individualism and prepares you for a life of leadership and
civic responsibility. From the Social Sciences, such as Anthropology,
Economics, History, Political Sciences, Psychology and Sociology,
to the Arts and Humanities, such as English, Romance Languages,
Philosophy, Visual Arts, Drama and Music, your skills are shaped in
the classroom and in a host of club activities, campus performances
Studying Earth and Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences,
Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Computer Science offers unique
opportunities to work closely with esteemed professors in the lab
and on important research projects across Long Island and around
the globe in locations like Belize, Costa Rica or the Galapagos Islands.
Dowling Colleges Center for Estuarine, Environmental and Coastal
Oceans Monitoring (CEECOM) field station on the Great South Bay
of Long Island, as well as the areas renowned beaches and unique
forests, complement our on-campus venues creating a rich research
environment for Dowling students.
School of artS & ScienceS
THE School of artS and ScienceS. A WELL-ROUNDED FOUNDATION FOR YOUR FUTURE.
School of artS & ScienceS
MY PROFESSOR LED A RESEARCH TRIP TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. AND I WAS THERE LEARNING ABOUT THE CONSERVATION OF THE GIANT TORTOISES. NONE OF MY FRIENDS GET TO DO HANDS-ON RESEARCH AT OTHER COLLEGES. THIS CLASS DEFINITELY HELPED ME DISCOVER MY LOVE OF THE OCEAN AND MY MAJOR, MARINE STUDIES.
DISCOVER yOur INsPIrATION
DISCOVER yOur INsPIrATION
WHETHER YOURE INTERESTED IN LITERACY EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OR PHYSICAL EDUCATION, dowling collegeS School of education WILL HELP YOU DISCOVER HOW TO INSPIRE THE NExT GENERATION.
Dowling Colleges School of Education is one of the largest
teacher and administration preparation programs in New York. In fact,
approximately 5,000 teachers working on Long Island have received
their education degrees from Dowling College.
Dowlings faculty are among the most accomplished in the
nation. The School of Educations expertise in special education and
literacy, among other areas, has distinguished Dowling as the regions
premier teacher of teachers. With unmatched success in placing
student teachers in the field, Dowling College boasts a remarkable
track record placing graduates in full-time, tenure-track positions
in the areas top school districts. Dowling College ranks within the
top 10 percent of New York state colleges in the number of teachers
achieving New York State Certification.
The faculty, administration and staff of the School of Education
pride themselves in the support that is given to each student as he or
she progresses through the program knowing that a student concern
is never too insignificant to be addressed.
School of education
School of education GRADUATES SHAPE YOUNG MINDS AROUND THE WORLD. THE EDUCATION OF MANY STARTS WITH YOUR EDUCATION HERE.
School of education
MY PROFESSOR JUST FINISHED WRITING A BOOk ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD. TODAY HE TAUGHT ME HOW A SIMPLE TOY LIkE BUILDING BLOCkS CAN TRANSLATE INTO IMPORTANT IDEAS OF SPACE AND GEOMETRY. I AM ALWAYS DISCOVERING SOMETHING NEW I CAN USE IN MY STUDENT TEACHING.
DISCOVER yOur LEADErshIP
DISCOVER yOur LEADErshIP
the townSend School of buSineSS PREPARES TOMORROWS LEADERS FOR THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF TODAYS MARkETPLACE AND EMERGING WORLD ECONOMY. YOULL GAIN THE TRAINING AND CONFIDENCE YOU NEED TO FLOURISH IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD.
School of buSineSS
MY PROFESSOR IS THE CEO OF A HEALTH CARE CORPORATION. HE HELPED ME WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN FOR MY OWN STARTUP COMPANY. WHEN I FIRST CAME TO DOWLING COLLEGE I HAD NO IDEA THE PROFESSORS WOULD WORk WITH ME ONE-ON-ONE. I ALWAYS IMAGINED COLLEGE AS A PLACE WHERE I WOULD BE JUST ANOTHER NUMBER. NOT SO AT DOWLING. I FEEL LIkE THE PROFESSORS REALLY WANT ME TO BE THE BEST I CAN BE.
Students enrolled in the Townsend School of Business learn the
knowledge and skills that are in high demand by employers in todays
economy. Youll work closely with classmates and receive instruction
from professors who combine excellent academic credentials and
practical work experience. Recreating real-world business situations
within a professional and supportive educational environment allows
students to gain valuable, hands-on training.
As a result, our graduates are motivated entrepreneurs
and executives, taking full advantage of the growing business
opportunities and trends that exist in todays business world. From
accounting and finance to management, marketing and computer
information systems, students with a degree from the School of
Business have gone on to careers with some of the worlds most
School of buSineSS
THE townSend School of buSineSS. DISCOVER YOUR PLACE IN THE WORLD OF BUSINESS WITH HELP FROM PEOPLE WHOVE BEEN THERE.
AT the School of aviation YOU LEARN ABOUT AVIATION FROM THE GROUND UP. OUR FULL SPECTRUM CURRICULUM GIVES YOU A WIDE RANGE OF CAREER OPTIONS FROM AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TO BECOMING A PILOT. THE SkYS THE LIMIT.
DISCOVER yOur WINGs
The School of Aviation offers students the education they
need to excel in careers like air traffic control, aviation management
and commercial pilot. Dowling graduates are intensely recruited by
employers who know they have a balanced liberal arts background
as well as experience with the industrys most advanced equipment.
Situated at Brookhaven Airport, the School of Aviation offers
extensive flying opportunities with close proximity to some of the
worlds most varied and demanding airspace. Dowlings flight training
is certified under Part 61 and Part 141. The aircraft fleet includes nine
Piper Warriors, an Arrow, a twin-engine Seminole, Cessna 152s, and
more. We have three sophisticated FRASCA Flight Simulators and a
full-motion RedBird Simulator, which students can use seven days a
week, any time of the day or night.
Dowling is one of only 36 approved colleges and universities in
the United States that participates in the Air Traffic Collegiate Training
Initiative (AT-CTI) program, which provides you with the opportunity
to become an air traffic controller. Our interactive, state-of-the-art
air traffic control lab is a computerized environment that allows you
to develop the essential skills required to succeed as an air traffic
TAkE FLIGHT AT the School of aviation, WHERE THE BROOkHAVEN AIRPORT IS YOUR CAMPUS.
School of aviation
School of aviation
MY PROFESSOR IS AN AEROBATIC STUNT PILOT. TODAY HE SHOWED ME HOW TO RECOVER A STALL. AFTER WE PRACTICED IN THE SIMULATOR I FELT SAFE ExECUTING THIS MANEUVER IN THE PLANE. AND I DISCOVERED THERES NO ONE BETTER TO HAVE NExT TO YOU IN THE COCkPIT THAN SOMEONE WITH DECADES OF FLYING ExPERIENCE.
DISCOVER yOur POTENTIAL
The Dowling College Honors Program attracts
highly motivated, academically superior, and creative
students. The classes shared by students in our Honors
Program are specially developed versions of our
general education core classes. You will have many
opportunities for intellectual and cultural experiences,
including lectures, discussions, debates, films, and other
events that go beyond regular core curriculum activities.
All Honors Program students are expected to
develop and carry out projects that serve the public
good at Dowling College and beyond. Honors students
participate in the many student clubs on campus,
eventually taking leadership positions. You will be
encouraged to participate in community service and
government programs that involve you in the social,
environmental and educational issues in our amazingly
DISCOVER yOur NExT sTEP
If youre interested in furthering your education with a Masters or Doctorate degree, Dowling College offers unique programs to
help you achieve your goal. Whether you want to progress in your current career or make a career change, youll find the opportunity and
resources you need at Dowling.
To accommodate the busy schedules of students balancing work, school and family, classes are held mornings, evenings and
weekends at campuses in Oakdale, Brookhaven and at our Melville Center. And, for the ultimate in flexibility, we offer classes online as well.
As you dedicate your time and energy to achieve your graduate degree, know that the administration, staff and faculty of Dowling
College are devoted to providing the facilities, courses and flexible class schedules that will make your experience convenient, challenging
Whether you join a team on the field or the fans cheering on the sidelines, the Golden Lions are a source of pride at Dowling College.
The $12.5-million Dowling Brookhaven Athletic Complex opened in the spring of 2008 is the home of our championship caliber teams. As one
of the premier athletic facilities in the northeast, Dowling Athletics has hosted six NCAA postseason championships at the complex.
With one of the most successful NCAA Division II athletics programs in the northeast, Dowling College has risen to prominence on the
national scene. In 2010-2011, Dowling Athletics received the East Coast Conference Commissioners Cup, awarded to the school with the most
successful teams throughout the year. The Golden Lions took home regular season titles in mens soccer, volleyball, softball and womens
lacrosse and competed in 10 East Coast Conference championships with tournament titles in mens soccer, volleyball and baseball. Dowling
Athletics has had 240 All-Conference team members and 66 All-Americans, with 39 All-Conference members and 9 All-Americans being
named in 2011 alone.
Dowling athletes pride themselves not only on excelling on the field and in the classroom, but also in the community by raising money
and awareness for various causes. Dowling Athletics contributes to 25 different organiza...