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University of Bridgeport

Connecticut - United States

Overview

The University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut – the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states. In the words of its founders, the college’s purpose was to develop in students “a point of view and a habit of mind that promotes clear thinking and sound judgment in later professional and business experience.” Although UB has changed in many ways since then, its commitment to student preparation and community service remains central to its mission.

The Junior College of Connecticut became the University of Bridgeport in 1947, when the governor of Connecticut chartered the institution as a four-year university with authority to grant the baccalaureate degree. By that time, the former estate of famed circus owner P.T. Barnum at Bridgeport’s picturesque Seaside Park had been purchased. Growth in students, faculty, programs and buildings was rapid. Strong growth continued throughout the 1960s and ’70s.

In January 1979, the University was licensed to offer the doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). In 1991 the College of Chiropractic was established, thereby becoming the first affiliation of a chiropractic school with a university in the United States. Significant financial support from the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA), a non-profit organization of academicians dedicated to world peace through education, enabled the University of Bridgeport to continue its programs in the aftermath of great challenges for both the University and the City of Bridgeport. In 1996 the University established the College of Naturopathic Medicine, which grants the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.). In fall 2006, the University began enrolling students in a Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering.

UB Today

The University maintains its primary commitments and holds fast to its values. Academic programs are offered through twelve schools, colleges and institutes. Concern for student development and support predominate. A career-oriented focus in academic programs is complemented at the undergraduate level with a state-of-the-art core curriculum that helps students secure competencies for lifelong learning and knowledge about our world. The graduate, professional and health sciences programs offer career-oriented master’s and doctoral degrees.

Co-operative education opportunities, accelerated learning (through the University’s IDEAL Program), commitment to teaching and a strong tradition of “students first” are a few of the reasons over 5,300 students are enrolled at the University.

Mission

The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian.


Faculties

Accounting

Biology

Business Administration

Business Administration

Computer Engineering

Computer Science 

Criminal Justice and Human Security

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Electrical Engineering

English

English

Fashion Merchandising

Finance

General Studies

• Business

• Humanities

• Natural Sciences and Mathematics

• Science, Engineering, or Computer-Related Fields

• Social Sciences

Graphic Design

Health Sciences

• Community Health Education

• Exercise and Fitness

• Nutrition

• Pre-Pharmacy

Human Services

Industrial Design

Interior Design

International Business

International Political Economy and Diplomacy

Literature and Civilization

• Creative Writing

• English

• History

• Philosophy

Management & Industrial Relations

Marketing

Martial Arts Studies

Mass Communication

• Advertising

• International Communication

•Communication Studies

• Fashion Journalism

• Journalism

• Sports Communication

• Public Relations

Mathematics

Medical Laboratory Science

Music

• Music Business

• Music Education

• Music Performance

Psychology

Religion and Politics

• Criminal Justice

• History

• International Studies

• Political Science

• Pre-Law

• Psychology


English Requirements

Undergraduate:

IELTS – 6.0

TOEFL – 61

Graduate:

IELTS – 6.5

TOEFL – 80


Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on merit. 


Tution Fee

2013/2014 Undergraduate Price - $42 000

2013/2014 Graduate Price - $28 000