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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences

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105 Eisenberg Building

Interim Dean
David Valentine

Assistant to the Dean
Larry McCarthy

Administrative Assistant
Leigh McGuirk

Deborah White

Computer Science
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Minor and Certificate in Gerontology
Military Science
Professional Studies
Safety Management
School of Business 
Sport Management


Slippery Rock University’s College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences is comprised of seven academic departments: communication, computer science, military science,  professional studies, criminology and criminal justice, safety management, and the School of Business which includes the programs of accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing.

Information and information processing are becoming more accessible and more important in daily life. Businesses rely on information and on individuals who can effectively process and analyze information. The university enhances opportunities for students to keep pace with a continually changing society. The information, social science, and business administration programs are thus united as one college to provide focus and unity for students.

Students majoring in the College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences must satisfy the university’s liberal studies program requirements in addition to meeting specific major degree requirements. Study in the liberal arts, which contributes to life-long happiness and productivity, assists in developing skills in such areas as oral and written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and mathematics. With specific departmental degree requirements, students who major in the College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences are assured of both breadth and depth of knowledge. The social sciences provide students with a disciplined approach to both the theories and methodologies that will assist them in understanding society and culture. The curriculum is committed to creating a learning environment of self-awareness and a sense of perpetual growth and development. Disciplines include: political science, military science, criminology, criminal justice, social work, and professional studies with minors in anthropology and sociology.

The College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences also combines popular and rapidly changing fields of study, supported with current technology and facilities for such areas as computer science, information systems, information technology, multimedia technology, journalism, public relations and broadcasting, safety management and the School of Business.

Students who have inquiries regarding programs in the College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences should contact specific departmental chairpersons or the office of the dean of the college.

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