Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer four-year tuition, room, and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Read more
Congratulations! You have completed your freshman year!
Albion College is committed to your continued engagement with your community and educational process. During your sophomore year, we have activities and events planned to help you succeed in your college career and beyond.
Over the next year, you are expected to engage with your Albion College community through participating in:
Participate in a community service project
The Off-Campus Programs Fair – September 4 from 4:40 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Quad - within Briton Bash)
Gerstacker Recruiter's Night – September 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Science Complex Atrium)
LinkedIn Workshop – September 11 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Ferguson 111)
The Academic Fair – September 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Science Complex Atrium)
LinkedIn Workshop – October 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Ferguson 111)
Career and Internship Center Employer visits during Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
Serve the People Event – Spring 2014 (Date, time, and location TBA)
Visit with someone from Career and Internship Center about your summer job and tying that into your future
Visit with your academic adviser
Declare a Major Event – February 10-13 (Career & Internships Center)
All sophomores will receive a punchcard in their campus mailbox to record attendance at these events and activities. Each time you attend an event, you will receive an entry for the raffle at the Declare a Major Event in the spring (must be present to win).
Through the Sophomore Year Experience, we aim to make your second year at Albion not just successful, but fulfilling and memorable. If you have questions about the SYE program, please contact the Career and Internship Center and we'll be happy to answer them.
"For many students, FURSCA research will lead to national presentations and publications," Ian MacInnes, English professor and FURSCA director, says. "These can help them enroll in graduate programs and succeed in their fields."
MacInnes says FURSCA helps students plan and study independently, and to problem solve over the course of their summer research. That independent project management experience is a hallmark of the liberal arts, he says.
"I was impressed with this group of students," he says. "The quality of their work, and particularly their presentations, was very high."
Here are six projects from this summer's FURSCA session: Read more
Requirements for Major in Business and Organizations
Note: Classes in italics are taught during Summer College.
A minimum of eight and one-half to nine and one-half units including the following:
First-Year Workshop (1/4 unit)
Economics and Management 211, Financial Accounting
Intercultural/Global Issues: One unit selected from the following: Modern Languages and Cultures 105, Intercultural Understanding and Global Issues Economics and Management 362, International Management
Ethics: One unit selected from the following: Philosophy 301, Environmental Ethics Philosophy 302, Leadership Ethics Philosophy 303, Business Ethics Philosophy 304, Ethics and Public Policy Philosophy 308, Biomedical Ethics
English 208, Professional Writing
Communication Studies 242, Professional Communication
Management/Psychology: One unit at the 300-level
Economics and Management 357, Business Functions
One- or two-unit internship Two options are available for fulfilling the internship requirement: (1) two full-time internships or (2) one full-time internship and one off-campus semester in an approved Albion College program
Senior Capstone (1/4 unit)
All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.
The following are required in addition to the major:
Statistics: Mathematics 209, An Introduction to Statistics; Mathematics 309, Mathematical Statistics; or Economics and Management 235, Economic Statistics (1 unit) Or Psychology 204, Research Design and Analysis I, and 206, Research Design and Analysis II (2 units)
Economics and Management 230, Intermediate Microeconomics or 232, Intermediate Macroeconomics
Completion of a second area of specialization selected from these options: (1) an existing Albion College minor, (2) a College-approved emphasis or concentration, (3) a second major, or (4) an individually designed five-unit focus, determined in collaboration with the Gerstacker Institute director, along with the majority approval of the Gerstacker Internal Advisory Committee and the provost.
Requirements for Concentration in Public Policy and Service
A minimum of seven units including the following. Note: This concentration is open only to students who have been admitted to the Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service.
PBSV 101, Introduction to Public Service. (Required for first year.)
Political Science 101, Politics of American Democracy Political Science 216, Public Policy Analysis
At least one unit selected from the following:
Communication Studies 241, Public Speaking Communication Studies 245, Argumentation and Advocacy English 203, Advanced Expository Writing English 205, Introductory Creative Writing English 207, News and Feature Writing Economics and Management 101, Principles of Microeconomics One semester of modern language at the 200-level or above
At least one unit selected from the following:
Philosophy 201, Ethics Philosophy 202, Social Philosophy Philosophy 206, Contemporary Moral Problems Philosophy 301, Environmental Ethics Philosophy 302, Leadership Ethics Philosophy 303, Business Ethics Philosophy 304, Ethics and Public Policy Philosophy 308, Biomedical Ethics Or Religion 242, Christian Ethics
Internship (one unit)
PBSV 397, Senior Colloquium (to be taken during spring of senior year)
All courses for the concentration must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.