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Biomedical Engineering Master of Science

Director: Prabir K. Patra                         1.	 Computer	communication	and	net-                  Course Requirements
Engineering Technology Building                       working in biomedical engineering
Telephone (203) 576-4165                          2. Biorobotics and automation                        REQUIRED COURSES ____________________
Fax: (203) 576-4750                               3. Biomedical Materials and Engineering              A. A total of 34 semester hours is required. The core cur-
Email: ppatra@bridgeport.edu                                                                              riculum consists of 16 credits and includes:
                                                  4. Bioelectronics
                                                                                                       BMEG 565        Biomedical Materials and Engineering
Master of Science degree in Biomedical En-        5. Biotechnology                                                     (3 credits)
gineering (BME) is intended to prepare indi-      6. Biomedical signal and Image Processing            BMEG 412        Bioelectronics (3 credits)
viduals with a strong scientific and technical
                                                  7. Wireless and mobile communication                 BMEG 580        Tissue Engineering (3 credits)
background for entry into Biomedical Engi-
                                                      pertaining to Biomedical Engineering             BMEG 620        Team based research (6 credits)
neering field at an advanced level and for
further study leading to doctorate. Admis-        8. Bioinformatics                                    ENGR 400        Seminar (1 credit)
sion to the interdisciplinary BME program         9. Tissue Engineering                                B. The remaining 18 credits are elective courses.
requires an undergraduate background that         In addition the department also offers the           The elective courses may be chosen from
includes elementary coursework in bio-            opportunity to acquire dual graduate de-             the list of BME concentration areas or cho-
medical engineering, biotechnology, biolo-        gree with electrical engineering (dual MS            sen in consultation with the graduate ad-
gy, clinical science, pharmaceutical science      degree	 in	 BME/ELEG).	 Candidates	 for	 the	        visor. The course descriptions are in the
and also includes any branch of science           dual Masters Degree programs are typically           Graduate Studies Division section of the
and engineering that permeates through            required to complete a total of 49 credit            Catalog.
the Fundamentals and advanced courses in          hours to satisfy the requirement of two Mas-
                                                                                                       C. A team based research project of 6 credits is compul-
engineering and the life sciences. The pro-       ters Degrees. This implies 15 credit hours in           sory and the course number for that is BMEG 620 as
gram offers innovative educational strategy       addition to the 34 credits required for the             mentioned under core courses
that integrates biological sciences and en-       MS degree in Biomedical Engineering.
gineering, and applies engineering tools,                                                              CORE COURSES ________________________
methods and practices to solve problems           Learning Outcomes                                    BMEG 410  Biosensors
in biology and medicine. Graduates of our                                                              BMEG 412  Introduction to Bioelectronics
programs are expected to be highly-skilled        Consistent	 with	 the	 university’s	 vision,	 and	
                                                  with the missions of the School of Engineer-         BMEG 440  Ergonomic Factors in Design
biomedical engineers, and scientists who                                                               BMEG 451  Introduction to BioMEMS
understand the ethical, social and economic       ing and the Biomedical Engineering Program,
                                                  the educational objectives for the Master of         BMEG 452  Biomedical Imaging
implications of their work. The following
                                                  Science in Biomedical Engineering program            BMEG 503  Biometrics
fundamental course work has been iden-
                                                  were established as follows:                         BMEG 506  Transport Phenomena in Biological
tified to benefit the students most if they                                                                      Systems
have them in their undergraduate degrees.         •	 Graduates of the BME program will have
                                                                                                       BMEG 507  Algorithm in Bioinformatics
                                                       a sound integrated knowledge of science
•	 Biomedical	Engineering	and	Engineering              and engineering fundamentals with re-           BMEG 508  Biomechanics
•	 Tissue	Engineering	                                 spect to the biomedical issues.                 BMEG 511  Design and development of Biomedical
                                                                                                                 Instrument
•	 Bioelectronics	                                •	 Graduates will be proficient in the use of        BMEG 520  Physiology
•	 Tissue	Culture                                      modern techniques, tools, procedures,
                                                                                                       BMEG 530  Instrumentation and Laboratory
•	 Physiology                                          and information sources which are use-                    Experience
                                                       ful in the definition and solution of prob-     BMEG 531  Robotics in Bioengineering
Applicants with superior academic credentials
                                                       lems in biomedical engineering.
but lacking the required background can be                                                             BMEG 533  Communication Engineering in
admitted subject to their taking the necessary    •	 Graduates will have the ability to apply                    Biomedical Systems
preparatory courses. Applicants are expected           their scientific knowledge and engineer-        BMEG 534  Electrochemistry in Biological Systems
to have an average B or better in their under-         ing tools and techniques to design use-         BMEG 540  Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology
graduate course work. Department offers the            ful and economically feasible novel ma-         BMEG 541  Foundations of Biotechnology and Bio-
unique opportunity to its graduate students            terials, devices, systems and processes                   enterpreneurship
the education and research on how to inte-             which address problems relevant to the          BMEG 546  Biosignal Processing
grate several engineering discipline principles        fields of biomedical engineering.               BMEG 560  Advanced Tissue Engineering
in biomedical engineering.                        •	 Graduates will have the breadth and               BMEG 569  Advanced Biomedical Materials and
                                                       depth of knowledge, and a commitment                      Engineering
The Department also offers, as an integral
                                                       to continued learning, necessary to un-         BMEG 571  Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research
part of the Biomedical Engineering Masters
                                                       derstand the economic, social, ethical,
Degree, the opportunity to specialize in
                                                       and aesthetic aspects of their profession
several concentration areas.
                                                       and their work, and to effectively com-
                                                       municate the results of their work.



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Business Administration Master of Business Administration Degree

Director: Ward L. Thrasher                       a strong foundation in accounting, eco-            tion and capstone courses a Business Re-
Mandeville Hall, Room 105                        nomics, finance, marketing, management             search course is required.
Telephone: (203) 576-4363                        information systems, business statistics,
Fax: (203) 576-4388                              management, business research, law and             Learning Outcomes
Email: mba@bridgeport.edu                        ethics upon which students can build a
                                                 concentration in a focused area of business.       LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The Master of Business Administration
                                                 Graduates are equipped with a high-level
(M.B.A.) is a valuable education for man-                                                           The first overall learning objective for the
                                                 understanding of the inter-relationship of
agers and executives, or those aspiring to                                                          graduate programs in the School of Busi-
                                                 different business processes and the inter-
become managers in any field of endeavor,                                                           ness is for students to understand and apply
                                                 action of the business entity in the competi-
whether in a business, technical, medical                                                           concepts and skills across the basic business
                                                 tive environment.
or other enterprise. Although students with                                                         disciplines that enable them to be success-
work experience will find maximum benefit        The program is based on principles which           ful in a dynamic global environment. The
from the M.B.A., no previous work experi-        apply to the global business environment of        second objective is for students to develop
ence is required. The curriculum is designed     which the domestic market is a key element.        the competencies that facilitate student suc-
to recognize and accommodate substantial         With students from many countries in atten-        cess in business.
diversity in preparation and experience as       dance, the University of Bridgeport provides
well as the different goals and career expec-    a global education from the first day of class.    ASSESSMENT
tations of students.
                                                                                                    The understanding of knowledge and skills
Students	with	a	recent	four-year	bachelor’s	     Curriculum: Core, Major, and                       is evaluated with exams and the application
degree and strong academic record from           Capstone                                           of theories to applied situations presented in
an accredited business college may be able                                                          cases and projects. Students and the program
                                                 There are three central components of the          as a whole will be evaluated and bench-
to complete the M.B.A. with as few as 30
                                                 Curriculum.	First	you	will	develop	the	Core	       marked with the use of standardized program
credits of advanced study – all courses suc-
                                                 Knowledge and Skills. These eight courses          tests across the basic business disciplines.
cessfully completed earn three credits. Stu-
                                                 may be waived if you have a sufficient un-         Student knowledge and skills will be tested at
dents with undergraduate preparation in a
                                                 dergraduate business background. Second            the beginning and end of their MBA studies
non-business field may be required to com-
                                                 you will choose a Major in which you will          with program specific tests. These exams will
plete up to an additional 24 credits of core
                                                 immerse yourself to develop the specialized        enable the School to evaluate the value added
business courses as a foundation for the
                                                 knowledge and skills needed for a specific         by the overall program as well as within spe-
advanced courses. The M.B.A. program is
                                                 career.	 Third	 you	 will	 engage	 in	 Capstone	   cific programs. Students will work in teams
54 credits consisting of 24 core credit hours
                                                 experiences in courses that enable you to          on various projects and cases across their
and 30 advanced credit hours.
                                                 further integrate your business knowledge          business courses. Students will be evaluated
                                                 and apply your business skills.
School of Business Mission                                                                          by other students and by their professors re-
                                                                                                    garding multiple competencies and will re-
The School of Business advances the prac-        The Core Courses: Acquiring                        ceive cumulative evaluations across courses.
tice of business through the education of
students and the scholarly and professional      the Foundation for Success
contributions of the Faculty. Through high       The M.B.A. program provides breadth of             Choosing a Major
quality innovative teaching, the School en-      knowledge and skills across the business           Because many careers require specialized
hances critical thinking in its students, pro-   disciplines through its core curriculum            and in-depth knowledge and skills in spe-
vides discipline knowledge through theoreti-     which consists of 24 (eight courses) of the        cific business areas, the program provides
cal and applied learning and develops skills     54	 credits	 required	 for	 the	 degree.	 Core	    students with the opportunity to complete
that are necessary for success in business.      courses may be waived if a student has re-         18 credits (six courses) of in-depth study
Students drawn from local, regional and in-      cently completed similar courses with high         in an area of their choice. Students may
ternational communities learn in a supportive    marks and successfully completing a chal-          choose from twelve concentrations.
environment that facilitates understanding of    lenge examination, allowing the completion         •	   Accounting
business in a dynamic global environment.        of the M.B.A. with 30 credits (10 courses).        •	   Finance
                                                 The study of economics, accounting, mar-           •	   General	Business
Program Characteristics                          keting, finance, management, business law          •	   Global	Financial	Services
The graduate program in business adminis-        and ethics, statistics, and information tech-      •	   International	Business
tration provides early to mid-career profes-     nology enables students to understand the          •	   Management	
sionals with broad-based knowledge nec-          major types of business activities and is the      •	   Marketing
essary for effective leadership in domestic      foundation for the M.B.A. concentration. To
                                                                                                    •	   Specialized	Business
and global markets. The program provides         complete the foundation for the concentra-



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The Capstone Experience                         ITKM 600 Information Systems and Technology           3    related	to	a	student’s	course	of	study	as	they	
                                                STAT 600 Statistics and Quantitative Analysis         3    provide the opportunity to apply concepts
The	Capstone	experience	provides	the	final	                                                                and skills gained in their MBA courses and
integration of student learning across the                                                                 to learn additional business concepts and
business disciplines and application of con-    Also required is a solid comprehension of
                                                the concepts, processes and institutions for               skills.
cepts learned to practical and competitive
                                                financing and managing the organization                    BUCP 799 Integration and Application - Internship
situations. The three integration and appli-
                                                and creating and marketing goods and ser-                            (formerly MGMT 599 and MGMT 799)        1
cation	Capstone	courses	include	a	business	
Strategy course, a computerized Business        vices. The tools of analysis found in these
                                                courses broaden student knowledge and
Simulation and Planning course and an In-
                                                ability for management decision-making:
                                                                                                           M.B.A Majors
ternship or applied Thesis course.
                                                                                                           An M.B.A. student may select from 12 ma-
The Strategy course integrates the knowl-       FIN 600    Financial Management                       3    jors to meet his/her career goals.
edge and skills from previous coursework        MGMT 600   Leadership and Management                  3    Each major provides a specialized set of
and provides additional training in strategic   BLAW 600   Legal Environment of Business and Ethics   3    courses described in detail below.
thinking and business planning. The com-        MKT 600    Marketing                                  3
puterized Business Simulation course pro-                                                                  •	Accounting
vides the context to run a simulated business                          Total                          24
                                                                                                           •	Finance
and to compete against other student teams.
                                                WAIvERS                                                    •	General	Business
The Internship course is intended for stu-      Students whose recent coursework in-                       •	Global	Financial	Services
dents with less than two-years of mana-         cludes grades of “B” or higher in similar
gerial experience. As an alternative to the     courses may waive any or all of the core                   •	International	Business
Internship and for students who have two        courses by successfully completing chal-                   •	Management
years or more of managerial experience, an      lenge examination(s) not later than the end                •	Marketing
applied Thesis course is offered in which       of their first semester of study. If all core
a student may pursue a topic related to         courses are waived a student can complete                  •	Specialized	Business
their current business or to a business they    the M.B.A. program with 30 credits.                        *All majors with the exception of Global
would like to pursue.                                                                                      Financial Services (see below) require the
                                                REQUIRED COURSE (CREDITS)                                  student to complete 18 credits of required
                                                In addition to the courses needed to satisfy               and elective course(s).
Curriculum and Program                          core requirements, students are required to
Requirements                                    complete:
                                                                                                           Program Credit Requirements
SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS (CREDITS)               MKTG 610           Business Research                  3    Credit	requirements	without	waivers	
Core Courses (May be Waived)              24                           Total                           3                                     54	Credits
Required Course                            3                                                               Credit	requirements	with	all	core	courses	
Major Courses                             18                                                               waived		                          30	Credits
                                                CApSTONE REQUIREMENTS (CREDITS)
Capstone Requirements                      9    These courses are taken toward or at the
                  Total                   54    end	of	a	student’s	program	of	study.                       Course Policy and Scheduling
                                                BUCP 797 Integration and Application - Strategy
                                                                                                           Normally, courses are taken in the following
                                                         (formerly MGMT 597 and MGMT 797)         3
                                                                                                           sequence: core and required courses, required
M.B.A. Core, Required and                       BUCP 781 Integration and Application
                                                                                                           concentration courses, elective concentration
                                                         - Business Simulation and Planning
Capstone Requirements                                    (formerly MGMT 581 and MGMT 781)         3
                                                                                                           courses, and capstone courses. Please note
                                                                                                           that all courses are three credit courses unless
CORE REQUIREMENTS (CREDITS)                     And
                                                BUCP 798 Integration and Application - Thesis              otherwise designated. Prerequisites are speci-
Advanced study in business administration                (formerly MGMT 598 and MGMT 798)         3        fied in the course descriptions (see section:
requires that students have a working            or                                                        Graduate	Course	of	Study).
knowledge of the concepts and                   BUCP 799 Integration and Application - Internship
applications of accounting, economics,                   (formerly MGMT 599 and MGMT 799)                  Sample Program
quantitative analysis, management and
information systems. Each of the study                                 Total                          9    FLEXIBILITY
areas help to develop skills for analysis,      In addition, students may take up to two,                  Schedules are flexible and depend on the
decision making and communication:              1-credit internship courses to provide ad-                 number of courses taken in a semester. A
                                                ditional work experience specific to their                 student can take as many as five courses in
ACCT 600 Financial Accounting              3                                                               a semester and as few as one course. The
ECON 600 Economics                         3    course of study. Internships are integrally
                                                                                                           M.B.A. program must be completed within



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five years of initial enrollment.                       society. Toward this end, a variety of criteria   test for knowledge in specific business sub-
                                                        are used to assist faculty in determining the     jects. The test is given on a regular basis in
SEQUENCING OF COURSES                                   ability of applicants to succeed in the M.B.A     the United States and at many international
Generally, core courses are taken before                program.                                          locations. For more information and/or to
the major courses. Major courses are taken                                                                register for the test, visit the following web-
                                                        All applicants should submit to the Office of
with the final core courses or after the core                                                             site: http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat.
                                                        Graduate Admissions:
courses are completed and usually before
the	capstone	courses.	Capstone	courses	are	             1. An application to the M.B.A. program           TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
usually completed at the end of the pro-                   (www.bridgeport.edu )                          (TOEFL)
gram.                                                   2. Transcripts of all previous colleges at        Applicants whose native language is other
                                                           tended                                         than English must submit scores from the
Example	 of	 Schedule	 with	 3	 Courses	 in	
                                                                                                          Test of English as a Foreign Language.
Each Semester                                           3. Graduate Management Admissions Test            Additional accepted standardized English
                                                           (GMAT) score                                   language exam scores are listed at www.
First Semester_________________________
                                                        4. A personal statement of purpose in en-         bridgeport.edu/admissions/international/
ACCT 600 Financial Accounting                 3
                                                           rolling in the program                         applying/requirements/englishlang.aspx
ECON 600 Economics                            3
                                                                                                          . Accepted student scoring less than 550
STAT 600 Statistics and Quantitative Analysis 3         5.	 Copy	of	Resume                                (PBT)/79 (IBT) will be re-tested upon ar-
Second Semester_______________________                  6. Two letters of Reference                       rival at the University and may be required
FIN 600  Financial Management                     3                                                       to complete a portion of the University of
BLAW 600 Legal Environment of Business and Ethics 3     WHERE TO AppLY                                    Bridgeport Intensive English Language Pro-
                                                        Send all application materials to:                gram. For more information and/or to reg-
MKTG 610 Business Research                        3
                                                        Office of Graduate Admissions                     ister for the test, visit the following web-
Third Semester________________________                  126 Park Avenue                                   site: http://www.ets.org/bin/getprogram.
MKT 600 Marketing                                   3   University of Bridgeport                          cgi?test=toefl.
ITKM 600 Information Systems and Technology         3   Bridgeport,	CT	06604
MGMT 600 Leadership and Management                  3
                                                        Or submit online at: www.bridgeport.edu.          Grading, Academic Standards,
Fourth Semester_______________________
Major Requirement                     3                 AppLICATION DEADLINES
                                                                                                          and Graduation Requirements
Major Requirement or Elective         3                 Applications and supporting documentation         GRADING
Major Requirement or Elective         3                 should normally be submitted at least two         Passing grades for graduate study range
                                                        months before the desired starting date and       from	“A”	to	“C”.	Any	work	earning	a	grade	
Fifth Semester_________________________
                                                        for part-time students at least one month.        below	“C”	will	be	assigned	the	grade	of	“F”.	
Major Requirement or Elective         3
                                                                                                          Incomplete work – grade of “I” – must be
Major Requirement or Elective         3                 STUDENTS WITH A THREE-YEAR                        completed within one calendar year of the
Major Elective                        3                 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE                              completion of the course or will be changed
Sixth Semester_________________________                 A	number	of	countries	award	a	bachelor’s	de-      to “F”. A student receiving the grade of “F”
                                                        gree with only three years of study. A student    should attempt to repeat immediately the
BUCP 797 Integration and Application
                                                        with a 3-year undergraduate degree will be        course in which the grade was received.
          – Strategy                                3
BUCP 781 Integration and Application                    required to take additional coursework. The       In	computing	the	CGPA	the	grade	from	the	
         – Business Simulation and Planning         3   combination of courses will be determined         first repeat of a course replaces the original
And                                                     by the M.B.A. advisor (Assistant Dean). Each      grade. Grades from transfer or waiver credit
BUCP 799 Integration and Application                    student’s	 background	 will	 be	 matched	 with	   and from non-M.B.A. courses taken after
 or       – Thesis (3 credits) or                   3   courses that will prepare them for their stud-    the beginning of the program are excluded
BUCP 798 Integration and Application – Internship       ies in the business graduate programs.            from	CGPA	calculations.

                                                        GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST                ACADEMIC STANDARDS
M.B.A. Admissions Requirements                          (GMAT)                                            Students are expected to maintain a minimum
ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS                     The Graduate Management Admissions Test           Cumulative	 Grade	 Point	 Average	 (CGPA)	 of	
The M.B.A. is designed to provide students              is designed to measure aptitude for gradu-        3.0.	A	student	whose	CGPA	falls	below	3.0	or	
with the knowledge and skills necessary to              ate study in business administration. The         who	earns	a	grade	below	“C”	in	any	course	
achieve high levels of achievement in their             Test measures verbal, mathematical, and           will be placed on academic probation. S/he
chosen career, community, and the greater               analytical writing skills. The GMAT is not a      may be separated from the program unless




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the	minimum	CGPA	of	3.0	is	achieved	within	        ing knowledge and skills will be tested with      Finance Major Requirements
the next 9 credit hours or if s/he earns a grade   a program specific exam when they begin
below	“C”	in	any	succeeding	semester.              and finish their accounting program.              REQUIRED COURSES (CREDITS)
                                                                                                     FIN 610 Intermediate Finance                        3
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
                                                   Accounting Major Requirements                     FIN 620 Investment Analysis                         3
To qualify for the award of the degree of                                                            FIN 625 Financial Derivatives and Risk Management   3
Master of Business Administration, a stu-          REQUIRED COURSES (CREDITS)
                                                                                                     FIN 650 Cases in Finance                            3
dent must fulfill the following minimum            ACCT 610 Intermediate Accounting             3
requirements:                                      ACCT 620 Managerial and Cost Accounting      3                           Total                        12
                                                   ACCT 625 Auditing                            3
1.  Admitted to candidacy for the degree in                                                          MAJOR ELECTIvE (CREDITS)
    the School of Business                         ACCT 630 Advanced Financial Accounting       3
                                                   ACCT 633 Personal Taxation                   3    Select two course from:
2. Satisfactorily complete all academic
                                                                                                     FIN 702 Advanced Financial Management
    requirements with a cumulative grade                                 Total                  15
                                                                                                                  and Policy                             3
    point	 average	 grade	 of	 “B”	 (CGPA	 =	                                                        FIN 721 Management of Financial Institutions        3
    3.0) or better.                                MAJOR ELECTIvE (CREDITS)
                                                                                                     FIN 725 International Financial Management          3
3. File an application for the award of the        Select one course from:                           FIN 730 Financial Analysis and Modeling             3
    degree at the Records Office on or be-         ACCT 702 Business Entity Taxation            3    ECON 710 managerial Economics                       3
    fore the date published in the Univer-         ACCT 704 Financial Reporting and Analysis    3
    sity	Calendar.                                 ACCT 706 International Accounting            3                           Total                         6
4.	 Complete	 all	 academic	 requirements	                               Total                   3
    within five (5) years from the date of
    first registration, unless a petition for                                                        M.B.A. General Business Major
    extension is granted. Extensions are
    granted only for compelling reasons.
                                                   M.B.A. Finance Major                              The M.B.A. in General Business is built on
                                                   With the M.B.A. in Finance students acquire       the understanding that many students seek a
                                                   the knowledge of financial concepts and ana-      broad understanding of business theory and
M.B.A. Accounting Major                            lytical skills needed for a career in finance.    practice and that such knowledge enables
                                                   Students are exposed to topics such as finan-     them to lead and manage business organiza-
The M.B.A. in Accounting delivers the                                                                tions in a variety of fields. The program pur-
knowledge and skills necessary to measure,         cial management, international finance issues,
                                                   and	investments.	Cases	are	analyzed	to	devel-     sues the traditional structure of a M.B.A. by
analyze, interpret, and communicate eco-                                                             providing knowledge across the business dis-
nomic data. Students acquire a solid foun-         op problem solving skills regarding real world
                                                   problems. Technical skills are emphasized that    ciplines. This combination of courses prepares
dation of accounting principles, real-world
                                                   enable students to utilize the many statistical   a student for maximum career adaptation.
tools and aptitude in order to succeed and
excel in accounting and business careers. As       and modeling approaches to finance.
the “language of business” accounting pre-                                                           General Business Major
pares students for a wide variety of careers.      Finance Major
                                                                                                     Learning Outcomes
                                                   Learning Outcomes
Accounting Major
                                                                                                     LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Learning Outcomes                                  LEARNING OBJECTIVES
                                                                                                     Students will have a broad understanding of
                                                   Students learn financial concepts that pro-
                                                                                                     business theory and practices. Students will
LEARNING OBJECTIVES                                vide the basis for careers in finance. Stu-
                                                                                                     be prepared to lead and manage business
                                                   dents develop the technical and analytical
Students learn the knowledge and skills that                                                         organizations in a variety of fields.
                                                   skills needed to pursue a variety of careers
enable them to measure, analyze, interpret,
                                                   in the finance industry.
and communicate economic data. Students                                                              ASSESSMENT
acquire the broad based business knowledge                                                           Students and the program as a whole will be
that enables them to integrate accounting          ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                     evaluated and benchmarked with a standard-
practices to achieve strategic goals.              Financial concepts and technical and ana-
                                                                                                     ized test that covers the major business disci-
                                                   lytical skills are evaluated with exams, as-
                                                                                                     plines.		In	addition,	students’	business	knowl-
ASSESSMENT                                         signments, papers, cases, and projects. Stu-
                                                   dents will be evaluated and benchmarked           edge and skills will be tested when they begin
Students are evaluated with exams and                                                                and finish their General Business program
                                                   with	a	standardized	finance	test.			Students’	
homework assignments. Students will be                                                               with a program specific exam. Alumni will be
                                                   financial knowledge and skills will be test-
evaluated and benchmarked with a stan-                                                               asked to complete follow-up questionnaires
                                                   ed when they begin and finish the Finance
dardized	accounting	test.		Students’	account-                                                        regarding their business careers.
                                                   program with a program specific exam.



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General Business Major                                          Global Financial Services                                       international businesses.

Requirements                                                    Major Requirements                                              The	 University	 of	 Bridgeport’s	 location	 of-
                                                                                                                                fers accessibility to regional and world
REQUIRED COURSES (CREDITS)                                      REQUIRED COURSES (CREDITS)                                      headquarters of numerous multinational
Select one course from each discipline(five courses total).     ACCT 620 Managerial and Cost Accounting                     3   corporations. The wealth of information
                                                                FIN 625 Financial Derivatives                                   available in public libraries, embassies, high
ACCT        Accounting                                      3
FIN         Finance                                         3            and Risk Management                                3   commissions and various international or-
ITKM        Information Technology                              FIN 640 Money and Banking                                   3   ganizations makes important contributions
            and Knowledge management                        3   FIN 644 Global Financial Services                           3   to the UB M.B.A. program of study in inter-
MKTG        Money and Banking                               3   FIN 650 Cases in Finance                                    3   national business.
MGMT        Global Financial Services                       3                            Total                          15
                          Total                           15
                                                                MAJOR ELECTIvE (CREDITS)
                                                                                                                                International Business Major
MAJOR ELECTIvE (CREDITS)                                        Select one   or two course from:                                Learning Outcomes
                                                                FIN 760       Investment Banking                            3
Select one additional course (three credits)
                                                                FIN 762       Insurance                                     3   LEARNING OBJECTIVES
from any business discipline with faculty
                                                                FIN 764       Commercial Banking                            3   Students will specifically understand the
advisor approval and approval of the As-
                                                                FIN 760       Real Estate                                   3   economic, cultural, legal and political issues
sistant Dean.                                                   FIN 760       Financial Planning                            3   associated with international business. Stu-
                                                                                         Total                       3 or 6     dents will be prepared to lead and manage
M.B.A. Global Financial                                         *A third elective may be selected as an alternative to
                                                                                                                                organizations in the global business envi-
                                                                                                                                ronment.
Services Major                                                  MGMT 599 internship if the student has at least two years
The M.B.A. in Global Financial Services pre-                    of management experience.
                                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
pares students for management positions in
the changing world of financial services.                       M.B.A. International Business                                   Students’	international	business	knowledge	
Through a variety of courses the program                                                                                        and skills will be tested when they begin
provides knowledge and skills related to
                                                                Major                                                           and finish the International Business pro-
basic accounting, finance and regulatory                        The M.B.A. in International Business is built                   gram with a program specific exam. Alumni
theory and practice. With the offering of                       on the understanding that business is in-                       will be asked to complete follow-up ques-
courses related to specific financial services                  creasingly international. The overall objec-                    tionnaires regarding their careers in interna-
industries students will gain an understand-                    tive of the program is to prepare our gradu-                    tional business.
ing of the financial services industries and                    ates to lead and manage organizations in
                                                                the global business environment and to un-
how they are related to each other.
                                                                derstand the economic, cultural, legal and                      International Business Major
                                                                political issues associated with international                  Requirements
Global Financial Services Major                                 business.
                                                                                                                                REQUIRED COURSES (CREDITS)
Learning Outcomes                                               The program is designed to equip stu-                           FIN 610 International Finance                     3
                                                                dents with the specialized knowledge and                        FIN 725 International Financial Management        3
LEARNING OBJECTIVES                                             industry insights that will help develop or                     MKTG 650 Global market management                 3
Students learn knowledge and skills related                     help advance their management careers
to basic accounting, finance and regulatory                     in an increasingly global marketplace. The                                            Total                       9
theory and practice. Students will under-                       M.B.A. in International Business curriculum
                                                                provides students with the specialized and                      MAJOR ELECTIvE (CREDITS)
stand all of the financial services industries
and how they are related to each other.                         in-depth education necessary to success-                        Select three course from:
                                                                fully manage organizations in the global                        MGMT 750 Foundations of Doing Business in China   3
ASSESSMENT                                                      business environment of the 21st century.                       MGMT 751 Foundations of Doing Business in India   3
                                                                Students will be challenged to analyze the                      MGMT 779 International Issues                     3
Student learning is evaluated with exams,                       diverse environment in which international                      ACCT 706 International Accounting                 3
assignments	and	cases.		Students’	financial	                    businesses function. Students are taught to                     MKTG 751 Product Management, Innovation
knowledge and skills will be tested when                        develop strategic solutions to international                                  and Commercialization               3
they begin and finish the Finance program                       business management problems and to pro-
with a program specific exam.                                   vide leadership while building capacity in                                            Total                       9




                                                                                         177
Business Administration Master of Business Administration Degree

M.B.A. Management Major                                MGMT 740 Advanced Business Process                   MAJOR ELECTIvE (CREDITS)
                                                                and Operations Management               3   Select four courses from:
The M.B.A. in Management delivers the                  MGMT 742 Knowledge Workers and The New Economy   3
knowledge and skills that prepare students             MGMT 744 Society and Technology                  3   MKTG 659 Global Market Management             3
for leadership and to understand manage-               MGMT 771 Foundations of Service Management           MKTG 710 Marketing Research                   3
ment competencies that are required to                          and Engineering                         3   MKTG 720 Electronic and Mobile Business       3
plan, build, and run a successful and ethi-            MGMT 751 Product management, Innovation              MKTG 722 Conflict and Negotiation             3
cal enterprise. The program enables the                         and Commercialization                   3   MKTG 725 Data Mining and Data-Driven
manager to build and manage teams to                   ECON 710 Managerial Economics                    3                Marketing                        3
                                                       ITKM 749 Decision Support Systems                3   MKTG 729 Game Theory and Strategy             3
solve business problems. The program also
                                                                                                            MKTG 740 Customer Relationship Marketing      3
emphasizes employee motivation and the
                                                                            Total                       9   MKTG 747 Personal Sales and Sale Management   3
overall management of people and organi-
                                                                                                            MKTG 751 Product Management, Innovation
zational systems.                                                                                                        and Commercialization            3
                                                       M.B.A. Marketing Major                               MKTG 752 Services Marketing                   3
                                                                                                            MKTG 754 Supply Chain Management
Management Major                                       The M.B.A. in Marketing delivers the knowl-
                                                                                                                         and Logistics                    3
                                                       edge and skills that prepare students for
Learning Outcomes                                      marketing careers and specifically the com-          MGMT 734 Strategic Sourcing
                                                                                                                         and Vendor Management            3
                                                       petencies that are required to create, pro-
LEARNING OBJECTIVES                                                                                         ITKM 749 Decision Support Systems             3
                                                       mote, distribute, price and manage prod-
Students learn the knowledge and skills that           ucts, services and ideas to customers in a                                Total                    12
prepare them to plan, build, and run a suc-            satisfying exchange relationship.
cessful business enterprise. Students also
learn how to lead and work effectively with                                                                 Specialized Business Major
people within an organization.                         Marketing Major                                      Requirements
                                                       Learning Outcomes
ASSESSMENT                                                                                                  NO REQUIRED COURSES (CREDITS)
Students will be evaluated and bench-                  LEARNING OBJECTIVES                                  MAJOR ELECTIvE (CREDITS)
marked with a standardized management                  Students are prepared for marketing careers          Select six courses (18 credits) from any
specific	test.		Students’	management	knowl-            and specifically learn the knowledge and             business discipline with faculty advisor ap-
edge and skills will be tested when they be-           skills that are required to create, promote,         proval and Assistant Dean approval.
gin and finish their Management program                distribute, price and manage products, ser-
with a program specific exam                           vices and ideas to customers in a satisfying
                                                       exchange relationship. Students develop              Specialized Business Major
                                                       an understanding of human behavior re-
Management Major                                       lated to marketing activity.
                                                                                                            Learning Outcomes
Requirements                                                                                                LEARNING OBJECTIVES
                                                       ASSESSMENT
REQUIRED COURSES (CREDITS)                                                                                  Students will learn the knowledge and skills
                                                       Students will be evaluated and bench-                related to the core disciplines. Students will
MGMT 610 Organizational Behavior                   3
                                                       marked with a standardized marketing test.           acquire specific knowledge and skills for
MGMT 611 Human Resources Management                3
MGMT 632 Global Program                                Students’	 marketing	 knowledge	 and	 skills	        specific career goals.
         and Project management                    3   will be tested when they begin and finish
MGMT 650 Foundations of Business Process               the Marketing program with a program spe-
                                                       cific exam.                                          ASSESSMENT
         and Operations management                 3
                                                                                                            Students will be evaluated and bench-
                      Total                        9                                                        marked with a standardized test of the gen-
                                                       Marketing Major Requirements                         eral	 M.B.A.	 program.	 	 Students’	 business	
MAJOR ELECTIvE (CREDITS)                                                                                    knowledge and skills will be tested when
                                                       REQUIRED COURSES (CREDITS)                           they begin and finish their Specialized Busi-
Select two courses from:
                                                       MKTG 612 Customer Analysis                       3   ness Program with an exam specific to their
MGMT 652 Small Business and Entrepreneurship       3   MKTG776 Strategy and Advanced Marketing Concepts 3   plan of study. Alumni surveys will follow
MGMT 712 Organizational Development                3
                                                                                                            student careers to evaluate the effectiveness
MGMT 722 Conflict and Negotiation                  3                        Total                       6
                                                                                                            of the Specialized Program in advancing
MGMT 723 Leadership, Teams and Managing Change     3
                                                                                                            their business careers.
MGMT 734 Strategic Soucing and Vendor Management   3




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Computer Engineering Master of Science Degree

Chair:	Ausif	Mahmood                                 tecture                                      Learning Outcomes
Engineering Technology Building                  8. Modern Data Base Systems
Telephone: (203) 576-4145                                                                         Our	Computer	Engineering	Students	will:
                                                 9. Robotics and Automation
Fax: (203)576-4765                                                                                1. Demonstrate an in depth and compre-
Email: mahmood@bridgeport.edu                    10. Signal and Image Processing                      hensive	 understanding	 of	 Computer	
                                                 11. Software Engineering                             Engineering.
The	Master’s	Degree	in	Computer	Engineer-
                                                 12. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)          2. Have an enhanced ability to learn, on
ing is a course of study intended to prepare
                                                 13.	 ireless	and	Mobile	Communications
                                                     W                                                their own, technical details for which
individuals whose undergraduate back-
                                                 Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-           they are responsible.
ground is in computer or electrical engi-
neering for advanced professional work in        sion	Catalog	pages	for	course	details	of	the	    3. Have an enhanced ability to apply the
the field and for further study leading to the   concentration areas.                                 knowledge learned to solve technical
doctorate. Emphasis is placed on current                                                              problems that arise in research they
                                                 In addition, the department also offers the          conduct or supervise.
state-of-the-art applications including paral-
                                                 opportunity to acquire dual graduate degrees
lel computing, image processing, VLSI de-                                                         4. Have an enhanced ability to study an
                                                 along	with	the	M.S.	degree	in	Computer	En-
sign, sensing, robotics, mobile computing,                                                            issue, identify and evaluate alternative
                                                 gineering.	Candidates	for	these	dual	Masters	
automation and the like. Admission to the                                                             actions, propose an optimal course of
                                                 degree programs are typically required to
program requires an undergraduate degree                                                              action.
                                                 complete a total of 48 credit hours to satisfy
in engineering, and includes the following                                                        5. Have an enhanced ability to prepare
                                                 the requirements of two Masters degrees.
fundamental coursework:                                                                               technical point papers, brief their se-
                                                 This implies 15 credit hours in addition to
•	 Programming Languages and Techniques          the 33 hours required for the M.S. degree in         niors, and defend their conclusions.
                                                 Computer	Engineering.
•	 Data	Structures
                                                 Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                                                                  Course Requirements
•	 Digital	Design
                                                 sion catalogue pages for detailed informa-       Required courses ______________________
•	 Digital	Design	Lab                            tion on Dual Graduate Degree programs.
                                                                                                  A. A total of 33 semester hours is required. The core cur-
•	 Computer	Organization                         Furthermore, customized study plans to al-          riculum consists of 15 credits and includes:
                                                 low	 receiving	 the	 Computer	 Engineering	      CPSC 400        Object Oriented Programming
•	 Microprocessors
                                                 M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D.                      Using C++
•	 Probability	and	Statistics                    degree	in	Computer	Science	and	Engineer-         CPEG 410        Introduction to Computer Architecture
                                                 ing or the Ed.D. degree in Education are         CPEG 471        Data and Computer Communication
Applicants with superior academic creden-                                                         CPEG 448D       Introduction to VLSI Design
                                                 available. Doctoral students in these two
tials but lacking the required background                                                         or CPEG 447     Logic Synthesis Using FPGAs
                                                 programs should consult their respective
can be admitted subject to their taking the                                                       ELEG 443        Applied Digital Signal Processing
                                                 doctoral advisors to work on their individu-
necessary preparatory courses. Applicants
                                                 alized plans. Further details on the dual M.S.
are expected to have an average of B or                                                           B. THE REMAINING 18 CREDITS ARE ELECTIvE COURSES.
                                                 in	Computer	Engineering	degree	programs	
better in their undergraduate coursework.
                                                 are available in the catalog section on the      The elective courses may be chosen from
The Department also offers, as an integral       Graduate Studies Division.                       the	list	of	Computer	Engineering	concentra-
part	 of	 the	 Computer	 Engineering	 Masters	                                                    tion areas or chosen in consultation with
Degree, the opportunity to specialize in         Program Objectives                               the graduate advisor.
several concentration areas.
                                                 Our	Computer	Science	Students	will:              The course requirements of the concentra-
Computer	 Engineering	 Concentration	 ar-        •	 Apply foundational scientific concepts        tion areas are described in the Graduate
  eas:                                               and sound engineering principles             Studies Division section of the catalog.
1. Advanced Applications and Systems Pro-            efficiently and effectively.                 C. STUDENTS MUST DO A MASTERS pROJECT (3 CREDIT
    gramming                                     •	 Be well-educated, highly valued, and             HOURS) OR THESIS (6 CREDIT HOURS) AS pART OF THE
                                                                                                     18 ELECTIvE CREDIT HOURS.
2. Bio-Medical Engineering                           successful engineers and scientists.
3.	 CAD/CAM                                      •	 Significantly contribute to technical         The concentration areas can be applied to
4.	 Computer	and	Information	Security                interdisciplinary team projects.             satisfy the requirements of dual Masters de-
                                                 •	 Professionally communicate technical          gree programs of study.
5.	 Computer	 Communications	 and	 Net-
    working                                          solutions and results.
6.	 E-Commerce                                   •	 Continue	to	pursue	lifelong	
                                                     multidisciplinary learning as
7.	 Microelectronics	 and	 Computer	 Archi-
                                                     professional engineers and scientists.




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Computer Science Master of Science Degree

Chair: Ausif Mahmood                             13.	 Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications           2.   Have an enhanced ability to learn, on
Engineering Technology Building                                                                         their own, technical details for which
                                                 Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
Telephone: (203) 576-4145                                                                               they are responsible.
                                                 sion	Catalog	pages	for	course	details	of	the	
Fax: (203) 576-4765                                                                                3.   Have an enhanced ability to apply the
                                                 concentration areas.
Email: mahmood@bridgeport.edu                                                                           knowledge learned to solve technical
                                                 In addition, the department also offers the            problems that arise in research they
The	Master’s	Degree	in	Computer	Science	is	
                                                 opportunity to acquire dual graduate de-               conduct or supervise.
intended to prepare individuals with a strong
                                                 grees	 along	 with	 the	 M.S.	 degree	 in	 Com-   4.   Have an enhanced ability to study an
mathematical, scientific, or technical back-
                                                 puter	 Science.	 Candidates	 for	 these	 dual	         issue, identify and evaluate alternative
ground for entry into the computer science
                                                 Masters degree programs are typically re-              actions, propose an optimal course of
field at an advanced level and for further
                                                 quired to complete a total of 48 credit hours          action.
study leading to the doctorate. Admission
                                                 to satisfy the requirements of two Masters
to the program requires an undergraduate                                                           5.   Have an enhanced ability to prepare
                                                 degrees. This implies 15 credit hours in ad-
background that includes elementary phys-                                                               technical point papers, brief their se-
                                                 dition to the 33 hours required for the M.S.
ics, calculus sequence, linear algebra, and                                                             niors, and defend their conclusions.
                                                 degree	in	Computer	Science.
the following fundamental coursework in
computer science:                                Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                 sion catalogue pages for detailed informa-
                                                                                                   Course Requirements
•	 Programming	Languages	and	Technique
                                                 tion on Dual Graduate Degree programs.            REQUIRED COURSES ____________________
•	 Data	Structures
                                                 Furthermore, customized study plans to al-        A. A TOTAL OF 33 SEMESTER HOURS IS REQUIRED. THE
•	 Digital	Design                                low	 receiving	 the	 Computer	 Science	 M.S.	        CORE CURRICULUM CONSISTS OF 15 CREDITS AND
                                                 degree while pursuing either the Ph.D.               INCLUDES:
•	 Discrete	Structures                                                                             CPSC 400      Object Oriented Programming
                                                 degree	in	Computer	Science	and	Engineer-
•	 Computer	Organization                         ing or the Ed.D. degree in Education are                        Using C++
                                                 available. Doctoral students in these two         CPSC 450      Data Base Design
•	 Probability	and	Statistics                                                                      CPSC 502      Analysis of Algorithms
                                                 programs should consult their respective
Applicants with superior academic creden-        doctoral advisors to work on their individ-       CPSC 503      Operating Systems
tials but lacking the required background        ualized plans. Further details on the dual        CPEG 471      Data and Computer Communication
can be admitted subject to their taking the      M.S.	in	Computer	Science	degree	programs	         B. THE REMAINING 18 CREDITS ARE ELECTIvE COURSES.
necessary preparatory courses. Applicants        are available in the catalog section on the
are expected to have an average of B or          Graduate Studies Division.                        The elective courses may be chosen from
better in their undergraduate coursework.                                                          the	list	of	Computer	Science	concentration	
The Department also offers, as an integral       Program Objectives                                areas or chosen in consultation with the
                                                                                                   graduate advisor.
part	 of	 the	 Computer	 Science	 Masters	 De-   Our	Computer	Science	Students	will:
gree, the opportunity to specialize in sev-                                                        The course requirements of the concentra-
                                                 •	 Apply foundational scientific concepts
eral concentration areas.                                                                          tion areas are described in the Graduate
                                                     and sound engineering principles
                                                                                                   Studies Division section of the catalog.
Computer	Science	Concentration	Areas:                efficiently and effectively.
                                                 •	 Be well-educated, highly valued, and           C. STUDENTS MUST DO A MASTERS pROJECT (3 CREDIT
1.    Advanced Applications and Systems                                                               HOURS) OR THESIS (6 CREDIT HOURS) AS pART OF THE
                                                     successful engineers and scientists.
      Programming                                                                                     18 ELECTIvE CREDITS HOURS.
                                                 •	 Significantly contribute to technical
2.    Bio-Medical Engineering                                                                      Since	 July	 2004,	 the	 Department	 of	 Com-
                                                     interdisciplinary team projects.
3.	   CAD/CAM                                                                                      puter Science and Engineering has been of-
                                                 •	 Professionally communicate technical
4.	   Computer	and	Information	Security              solutions and results.                        fering	the	full	M.S.	degree	program	in	Com-
5.	   Computer	 Communications	 and	 Net-                                                          puter Science through distance learning.
                                                 •	 Continue	to	pursue	lifelong	
      working                                                                                      For more information please contact the
                                                     multidisciplinary learning as
6.	   E-Commerce                                                                                   department or visit: http://www.bridgeport.
                                                     professional engineers and scientists.
                                                                                                   edu/ub/dlearning/
7.	   Microelectronics	 and	 Computer	 Archi-
      tecture                                    Learning Outcomes                                 The concentration areas can be applied to
8.    Modern Data Base Systems                                                                     satisfy the requirements of dual Masters de-
                                                 Our	Computer	Engineering	Students	will:           gree programs of study.
9.    Robotics and Automation                    1. Demonstrate an in depth and compre-
10.   Signal and Image Processing                    hensive	 understanding	 of	 Computer	
11.   Software Engineering                           Science.
12.   Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)



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Counseling and Human Resources Master of Science Degree

Co-Director: Cicely	Horsham-Brathwaite             do not meet one or more of the above cri-          Professional Licensure
for the Human Services Human Resource              teria may be admitted provisionally. Those
Development and College Student Personnel          without the recommended background in              Students interested in licensure should con-
Concentrations                                     Psychology will be required to take addi-          sult the state in which they wish to prac-
Carlson	Hall	140                                   tional psychology-related coursework as            tice for specific requirements. The State of
Telephone: (203) 576-4457                          part of their degree program. Those admit-         Connecticut	 requires	 a	 42-credit	 master’s	
Fax: (203) 576-4219                                ted on provisional status may be fully ad-         degree plus additional course work totaling
chorsham@bridgeport.edu                            mitted once they have completed 12 credits         60 credits. Specific areas of coursework are
                                                   of coursework with a grade point average           also required. In addition, candidates for li-
Co-Director: Larry Phillips                        of 3.0 or higher.                                  censure must complete supervised clinical
for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling                                                             experiences and obtain a qualifying score
                                                   Although students may enter the program            on a standardized examination. Students
concentration
                                                   in any term, it is advised to begin in the fall.   who wish to pursue licensure typically se-
Carlson	Hall	139
                                                   Students who begin in the spring or sum-           lect	 the	 Clinical	 Mental	 Health	 Counseling	
Telephone: (203) 576-4173
                                                   mer may have limited course options.               concentration.
Fax: (203) 576-4219
phillips@bridgeport.edu
                                                   Programs                                           Certificate of Advanced
Secretary (information and application
material)                                          The	Division	of	Counseling	and	Human	Re-           Graduate Study
Kyle Buckley                                       sources offers a Master of Science degree in
                                                   Counseling	 with	 concentrations	 in	 Clinical	    For	individuals	who	hold	a	master’s	degree	
Telephone: (203) 576-4175                                                                             in	Counseling	or	a	closely	related	field	but	
Fax: (203) 576-4219                                Mental	Health	Counseling,	Human	Resource	
                                                   Development,	Human	Services,	and	College	          lack one or more of the requirements for li-
kbuckley@bridgeport.edu                                                                               censure as a professional counselor, the Di-
                                                   Student Personnel. In addition to the mas-
Faculty:	L.	Phillips,	C.	Braithwaite               ter’s	degree,	a	Certificate	of	Advanced	Grad-      vision	of	Counseling	and	Human	Resources	
                                                   uate	Study	(CAGS)	is	offered	for	those	who	        offers a specialized program of study lead-
                                                   wish to take specialized courses beyond the        ing	 to	 a	 Certificate	 of	 Advanced	 Graduate	
Admissions                                         masters and/or complete licensure require-         Study	 (CAGS)	 in	 Clinical	 Mental	 Health	
The University has a rolling admissions pol-       ments. Students who apply to one program           Counseling.	While	the	requirements	of	this	
icy. The concentration directors periodically      and wish to transfer to another must apply         program are individualized to the needs
review applications for acceptance, typi-          to change programs.                                and goals of each student, a typical plan of
cally a month before the start of the each                                                            study consists of 12 or more credits.
                                                   Upon entry into a program, students plan
term. To be fully admitted applicants must
                                                   an individualized plan of studies with their
have	 a	 bachelor’s	 degree	 from	 an	 accred-
                                                   advisor in which graduate transfer credit of       Practicum/Internship
ited college or university with a minimum
                                                   no more than six credits may be included.          A supervised field experience is a key ele-
GPA of 2.75. Applicants are expected to
                                                   While students can take courses at their own       ment of all specializations. During field ex-
have at least 9 credits of psychology course-
                                                   pace, all of the counseling degree programs        periences, students have opportunities to ap-
work (graduate or undergraduate) such as
                                                   require a minimum of two years to com-             ply, under supervision, the theories and skills
Personality Theories, Abnormal Psychol-
                                                   plete. There is a set sequence of courses for      they have developed in their programs. The
ogy,	or	Clinical	Psychology.	They	must	also	
                                                   each concentration and some courses have           Clinical	Mental	Health	Counseling	Internship	
successfully complete the supplemental ap-
                                                   prerequisites.	 Courses	 are	 offered	 once	 a	    is taken during the final two semesters and
plication portfolio which includes personal
                                                   year, typically in the evening or on week-         students must have successfully completed
references, a writing assignment, and an of-
                                                   ends. In addition, there is a seven year time      Counseling	505,	510,	516,	521,	523,	524	and	
ficial transcript.
                                                   limit for completion of all degree require-        566.	Counseling	525	and	630	should	be	tak-
In addition to the general admissions re-          ments.                                             en prior to the start of, or during the same
quirements listed above, admission deci-                                                              academic	year	as	the	internship.	The	Clinical	
                                                   Typically students take two or three courses
sions	 for	 the	 Clinical	 Mental	 Health	 Coun-                                                      Mental	Health	Counseling	internship	consists	
                                                   each term. Many students have full or part-
seling concentration will give careful                                                                of a weekly class and a 300 hour per semester
                                                   time employment. Although it is possible to
consideration to indicators of candidate life                                                         clinical experience. Students are placed in an
                                                   take all course work in the late afternoon,
experience and maturity (e.g., successful                                                             actual clinical setting that is centered on pro-
                                                   evening, or on weekends, some additional
work experience in a human service field).                                                            viding services to clients under the mentor-
                                                   time during the day may be required to
A personal interview is also required.                                                                ship of a licensed mental health professional.
                                                   meet course expectations. This is especially
Applicants	 who	 hold	 a	 bachelor’s	 degree	      true for internship placement.                     Similarly, supervised internship placements in
from an accredited college or university but                                                          the Human Resource Development (HRD),




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Counseling and Human Resources Master of Science Degree

Human	Services	(HUSV),	and	College	Student	               The remaining coursework for the Master of
Personnel	(CSP)	programs	afford	students	the	             Science degree will vary according to cho-
opportunity to provide services to clients un-            sen concentration.
der the mentorship of highly qualified profes-
sionals in the corporate, agency, and higher
                                                          CONCENTRATION IN CLINICAL
education fields, respectively.
                                                          MENTAL HEALTH COuNSELING
Learning Outcomes                                         The	concentration	in	Clinical	Mental	Health	
                                                          Counseling	is	designed	to	prepare	students	
Students will; 1) learn fundamental skills,               for work as mental health counselors and
concepts, theories, and practices that un-                requires advanced coursework in clinical
derlie the work of the counselor as a profes-             skills, psychopathology, appraisal proce-
sional; 2) learn ethical theories and concepts            dures, addiction, and psychotherapeutic
and	 know	 how	 they	 apply	 to	 Counseling	              techniques.
situations, practices, and the profession; 3)
demonstrate the ability write profession-
ally, drawing upon research scholarship in                CONCENTRATION IN HuMAN
counseling and counseling-related fields; 4)              RESOuRCE DEVELOPMENT (HRD)
learn skills and practices to undergo further             The concentration in Human Resource De-
training through supervised internship ex-                velopment is designed for practitioners in
periences; and 5) In their supervised intern-             corporate settings and requires advanced
ship experiences, learn skills and practices              coursework in management theory, human
directly related to their concentrations.                 resource management, and organizational
                                                          development.

Summary of Requirements
                                                          CONCENTRATION IN HuMAN
Masters	students	in	the	Division	of	Counsel-              SERVICES (HuSV)
ing and Human Resources are required to
complete the following core courses:                      The concentration in Human Services is de-
                                                          signed for students who aspire to positions
COUNSELING CORE COURSES ______Credit Hours                of leadership in human service agencies.
                                                          In addition to courses that develop clinical
COUN 505 (or COUN 505H for HRD, HUSV, & CSP
         Concentrations) Helping Relationships 3-4        skills, it requires coursework in administra-
                                                          tion and supervision.
COUN 521 (or COUN 521H for HRD, HUSV, & CSP
         Concentrations) Group Process              3-4
COUN 523 (or COUN 523H for HRD, HUSV, & CSP               CONCENTRATION IN COLLEGE
         Concentrations) Counseling Theories          3   STuDENT PERSONNEL (CSP)
COUN 516 Social and Cultural Foundations              3
                                                          The	 concentration	 in	 College	 Student	 Per-
COUN 574 Supervised Practicum and/or                3-4
                                                          sonnel is designed to prepare students for
COUN 575 Supervised Internship                      3-4   counseling careers in higher education. It
COUN 500 Research Methods                             3   requires advanced coursework in career
COUN 560 (or COUN 621 for College Student Personnel)      and lifestyle development, organization and
         Human Growth and Development                 3   administration of higher education, and col-
COUN 590 Masters Project and/or Capstone                  lege student development.
         (waived for Clinical Mental Health Counseling
         students who pass the CPCE exam)           1-3

            Total of Credits                     25-31




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Education Master of Science Degree

Dean:	Allen	P.	Cook                               courses, professional courses, field experi-        3. Undergraduate GPA of at least B-.
Carlson	Hall,	Room	109                            ences, and student teaching.
                                                                                                      4. A well-written essay, at least 350 words,
Telephone: (203) 576-4192
                                                  The following certification tracks are avail-          describing	 the	 candidate’s	 reasons	 for	
Fax: (203) 576-4200
                                                  able: Elementary Education; Middle Grades;             enrolling in the program and experience
Email: acook@bridgeport.edu
                                                  Secondary Academic Subjects: Biology,                  relevant to teaching and demonstrating
This degree program provides advanced             Physics,	 General	 Science,	 Chemistry,	 Earth	        the appropriate dispositions for becom-
study in education for persons interested         Science, English, Mathematics, History and             ing a teacher.
in careers broadly related to education, or       Social Studies, Remedial Reading and Re-
                                                                                                      5. Two letters of recommendation from
for persons seeking certification in the State    medial Language Arts, and Music.
                                                                                                         persons	able	to	testify	to	the	candidate’s	
of	Connecticut	to	teach	on	the	elementary,	
                                                                                                         suitability as a prospective teacher and
middle or secondary levels.
                                                  Teacher Preparation Programs                           potential for graduate-level work.
                                                  Associate Dean: Margaret Lally Queenan              Students seeking admission to the certifi-
Intern Program                                    Carlson	Hall,	Room	106                              cation-track programs are expected to pos-
Inern Director:	Joyce	A.	Cook                     Telephone: (203) 576-4218                           sess basic technology proficiencies, such as
Carlson	Hall,	Room	111                            Fax: (203) 576-4200                                 word processing, sending and receiving e-
Telephone: (203) 576-4193                         Email: mqueenan@bridgeport.edu                      mail messages, and using the Internet.
Fax: (203) 576-4200                                                                                   All	candidates	for	Connecticut	State	Certifi-
                                                  Candidates	 who	 seek	 certification	 to	 teach	
Email: joycec@bridgeport.edu                                                                          cation must meet the following additional
                                                  in	Connecticut	must	follow	a	Planned	Pro-
The School of Education provides an intern-       gram	of	Study	that	results	in	a	Master’s	De-        requirements prior to recommendation for
ship option for the following students: (1)       gree and a recommendation by the State              certification:
those	seeking	a	Master’s	degree	or	6th	Year	      Certification	 Officer	 at	 the	 University	 for	   1.	 Completion	of	all	required	course	work
Certificate	of	Advanced	Studies	and	teacher	      an initial educator certificate in the State of
certification; (2) those already certified and    Connecticut.	                                       2. Survey course in U.S. History
seeking	a	Master’s	degree	or	Sixth	Year	Cer-                                                          3. PRAXIS I (or waiver) and PRAXIS II ex-
tificate of Advanced Studies, or (3) those        Admissions into the                                    aminations, as well as any additional
seeking	 a	 Master’s	 degree	 only	 for	 work	    Master’s Degree                                        state mandated assessments for specific
in nonpublic American schools, schools in
another country, or in other educational          (Certification Track Programs)                         certification areas
settings. This internship is designed to inte-                                                        4. Demonstration of all state-required pro-
                                                  Students seeking certification must apply to
grate field experience with graduate course                                                              gram competencies
                                                  the program of their choice and must meet
work. During the internship students earn         the following requirements PRIOR to ad-             5. Demonstration of the knowledge, skills,
thirty-three tuition remission credits.           mission	 into	 a	 Certification	 Track	 Program	       and dispositions for teaching in the pro-
                                                  in Elementary Education, Middle Grades                 gram area, including successful comple-
Master’s Degree Program                           Education, Secondary Academic Subjects,
                                                  or Music:
                                                                                                         tion of all performance assessments spe-
                                                                                                         cific to the certification program.
Master of Science in Education
(Connecticut	Teacher	Certification)               1.	 A	 Bachelor’s	 Degree	 in	 a	 subject	 area	

This program provides educators with the
                                                      major (not professional education) from         Program Goals
                                                      an accredited institution with thirty-nine
opportunities for in-depth study of tech-             credits in general education includ-            The Teacher Preparation Program Goals co-
niques and materials appropriate to con-              ing course work in English, Mathemat-           incide with the six domain gals of the Con-
temporary classrooms within a structured              ics, Natural Science, Social Studies, and       necticut Common Core of Teaching (2010).
framework of field concentration and pro-             World Language or Fine Arts (Grades of          The Teacher Preparation program at the
fessional development. All programs must              D or F are NOT accepted for this cat-           University of Bridgeport seeks to develop
be planned on an individual basis with an             egory).                                         teachers who can accomplish all of the fol-
advisor from the department. Emphasis is                                                              lowing:
placed on selected areas of concentration         2. Passing scores on the PRAXIS I exams in
                                                                                                      •	   Understand and apply essential skills,
and professional course work for the devel-          Reading, Writing, and Mathematics or an
                                                                                                           central concepts, and tools of inquiry
opment of individual competencies.                   official Essential Skills Test waiver based
                                                                                                           in their subject matter or field.
                                                     on required passing scores on the SAT,
Individuals	 seeking	 Connecticut	 certifica-        ACT,	or	La	Prueba	de	Aptitud	Academi-            •	   Promote student engagement, inde-
tion must take courses required for their            ca.                                                   pendence, and interdependence in
license	 in	 a	 Master’s	 Planned	 Program	 of	
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      learning by facilitating a positive learn-                        Language Arts                                3   Planned Program of Study
      ing community.                                       EDUC 573     Early Literacy Instruction                   3
•	    Plan instruction in order to engage stu-             and EDUC 574 Developmental Reading in the                     pRE-pROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
      dents in rigorous and relevant learning                           Elementary School                            3   COURSEWORK _________________________
      and to promote their curiosity about                 TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION – 2 credits (required)                FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)
      the world at large.                                  EDUC 592         Technology Leteracy for Educators        2   EDUC 502              Philosophical Foundations of Modern
•	    Implement instruction in order to en-                or EDUC 594      New Technologies for Learning            2                         Education                           3
      gage students in rigorous and relevant               STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS – 1 credit (required)                  or EDUC 503           Differentiated Instruction:
      learning and to promote their curiosity              EDUC 511         Statutory Requirements in Education 1                              Building on Student Diversity       3
      about the world at large.                            FIELD EXpERIENCE/STUDENT TEACHING – 3 credits plus            HUMAN GROWTH AND DEvELOpMENT – 3 credits (required)
                                                           Student Teaching                                              EDUC 560M             Human Growth and Development
•	    Use multiple measures to analyze stu-
      dent performance and to inform subse-                EDUC 450      Field Experience                            6                         Middle Level*                                      3
                                                           or EDUC 515C Internship — First Semester                  3   *This course requirement may be met by taking an appropriate undergradu-
      quent planning and instruction.
                                                                                                                         ate course with a grade of at least a “B,” taken within the past five years.
•	    maximize support for student learning                and EDUC 516C Internship — Second Semester                3
      by developing and demonstrating pro-                 and EDUC 348C Directed/Supervised Student Teaching        6   SpECIAL EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)

      fessionalism, collaboration with others,             PRAXIS II Examinations (required)                             EDUC 564 Education of the Exceptional Student                            3
      and leadership.                                      Connecticut Foundations of Reading Test (required)            pROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL
                                                                                                                         REQUIREMENTS ________________________
                                                           ADDITIONAL GRADUATE COURSES
Elementary Education, K-6,                                 AND ELECTIvES ________________________                        CURRICULUM AND METHODS OF TEACHING – 12 credits
                                                                                                                         (required)
Certification Track Program                                Additional Graduate Coursework (Required if noted)                 TEACHING IN MIDDLE GRADES CLASSROOMS
Chair: Margaret Lally Queenan                                                                                                 – 6 credits (required)
                                                           MATHEMATICS (Adviser approval is needed for this course.)
Email: mqueenan@bridgeport.edu                                                                                                EDUC 537           Middle Grades Interdisciplinary
                                                           EDUC 399 College Math for Teachers                        2                           Teaching and Teams                               3
                                                           LITERACY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
Planned Program of Study                                   EDUC 536C        Children’s Literature                3
                                                                                                                              and METHODS AND MATERIALS SUBJECT AREA COURSES
                                                                                                                              (One of the following)

pRE-pROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS                              EDUC 570         Instruction for the English Language              EDUC 440M Methods and Materials in Teaching
COURSEWORK _________________________                                        Learner                              1                         Language Arts                                          3
                                                           UNITED STATES HISTORY                                              or EDUC 441M Methods and Materials in Teaching
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)                                                                                            Mathematics                                            3
EDUC 502          Philosophical Foundations                HIST 300         U.S. History for Teachers                3
                  of Modern Education                 3                                                                       or EDUC 442M Methods and Materials in Teaching
                                                           FINAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT _____________                                          Social Studies                                         3
or EDUC 503       Differentiated Instruction:              (Choose one; certification-track students must take
                  Building on Student Diversity       3    pRAXIS II and Connecticut Foundations of Reading Test.)            or EDUC 443M Methods and Materials in Teaching
                                                               EXAMINATIONS (required for certification)                                   Science                                                3
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEvELOpMENT – 3 credits (required)
                                                                                                                              READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS – 6 credits (required)
EDUC 509          Psychological Foundations in                 PRAXIS II
                  Education                           3        Connecticut Foundations of Reading Test                        EDUC 575M Reading and Writing in the
                                                                                                                                        Content Areas                                             3
SpECIAL EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)                       EDUC 566       Contemporary Educational Problems II 3
                                                                                                                              EDUC 576 Developmental Reading in
EDUC 564          Education of the Exceptional Student 3       EDUC 595 Thesis Research                            3                    Middle Grades Classrooms                                  3
pROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL                                   Total Number of Credits                                       TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION – 2 credits (required)
REQUIREMENTS ________________________                      MS.Ed. Total Minimum: 33 credits
                                                           (not including 6 credits for student teaching)                EDUC 592              Technology Literacy for Educators                  2
CURRICULUM AND METHODS OF TEACHING                                                                                       or EDUC 594           New Technologies for Learning                      2
METHODS AND MATERIALS – 6 credits (required)               OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE                                  FIELD EXpERIENCE/STUDENT TEACHING – 6 credits plus
                                                           OF CONNECTICUT CERTIFICATION __________                       Student Teaching
(TWO OF THE FOLLOWING)
EDUC 441C     Methods and Materials in Teaching            Additional Coursework for Certification                       EDUC 450              Field Experience                                   6
              Mathematics                             2    (required if noted)                                           or EDUC 515M          Internship                                         3
and EDUC 442C Methods and Materials in Teaching                                                                          and EDUC 516M         Internship                                         3
              Social Studies                          2                                                                  and EDUC 348M         Directed/Supervised Student
and EDUC 443C Methods and Materials in Teaching            Middle Grades, 4-8,                                                                 Teaching                                           6
              Science                                 2    Certification Track Program                                   ADDITIONAL pROGRAM
LITERACY – 9 credits (required)                                                                                          REQUIREMENTS ________________________
                                                           Chair: Joyce	A.	Cook	
EDUC 440C        Methods and Materials in Teaching         Email: joycec@bridgeport.edu                                  STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS – 1 credit (required)




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EDUC 511 Statutory Requirements in Education             1   Secondary Academic Subjects                                FIELD EXpERIENCE/STUDENT TEACHING – 6 credits plus
                                                                                                                        Student Teaching
Additional Coursework Required if Noted
    EDUC 515M Internship                                 3
                                                             Certification Track Program                                EDUC 450          Field Experience                         6
                                                                                                                        or EDUC 515J      Intership                                3
    ELECTIvES IN MATHEMATICS:
    EDMM 600B Analyses for Teachers                          Planned Program of Study                                   and EDUC 516J
                                                                                                                        EDUC 392
                                                                                                                                          Internship
                                                                                                                                          Directed/Supervised Student Teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                   3
                                                                                                                                                                                   6
              (Cross list - Math 407)                    3
                                                             pRE-pROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS                              PRAXIS II
    EDMM 600B Advanced Numerical Analysis
              (Cross list - Math 14)                     3   COURSEWORK _________________________                       ADDITIONAL pROGRAM
    EDMM 600B Mathematical Modeling:                         FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)            REQUIREMENTS ________________________
              Iterative Functions and Fractals               EDUC 502        Philosophical Foundations                  Additional Coursework Required if Noted
              (Cross list - Math 480)                    3                   of Modern Education                    3   EDUC 500          Research and Report Writing          3
    ELECTIvES IN LITERACY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE               or EDUC 503     Differentiated Instruction:
    LEARNING:                                                                                                           EDUC 570          Instruction for the English Language
                                                                             Building on Student Diversity          3                     Learner                              1
    EDUC 536M Adolescent Literature–Middle Level 3
                                                             HUMAN GROWTH AND DEvELOpMENT – 3 credits (required)        HIST 300          U.S. History for Teachers            3
    EDUC 570 Instruction for the English Language
                 Leaner                           3          EDUC 509        Psychological Foundations                  FINAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT _____________
         Other Electives                        1-6                          in Education                           3
                                                                                                                        EXAMINATIONS (required for certification)
                                                             SpECIAL EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)
FINAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT _____________                                                                                  PRAXIS II
(Choose one of the following:)
                                                             EDUC 564 Education of the Exceptional Student          3
                                                                                                                           EDUC 566        Contemporary Educational
    EXAMINATIONS (required for certification)                pROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL                                                      Problems II                             3
    PRAXIS II                                                REQUIREMENTS ________________________                          or
    EDUC 566       Contemporary Educational                  CURRICULUM AND METHODS OF TEACHING                             EDUC 595 Thesis Research                               3
                   Problems II                           3   Methods and Materials–Secondary Level – 3 credits          Total Number of Credits
    or             Thesis Research                           (required)                                                 MS Ed. Total Minimum: 33 credits
    EDUC 595 Thesis Research                             3   (Students must take the Methods and Materials course       (not including 6 credits of student teaching)
                                                             specific to the certification area).
Total Number of Credits                                                                                                 OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE
MS Ed. Total Minimum: 33 credits                             EDUC 440J       Methods and Materials in Teaching          OF CONNECTICUT CERTIFICATION ____________________
(not including 6 credits of student teaching)                                Language Arts                          3   Additional Coursework for Certification or Endorsement
                                                             or EDUC 441J    Methods and Materials in Teaching          (required if noted)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE                                                 Mathematics                            3
OF CONNECTICUT CERTIFICATION __________                      or EDUC 442J    Methods and Materials in Teaching
SURvEY COURSE OF UNITED STATES HISTORY – 3 credits                           Social Studies                         3   Specific Subject Area
(required)                                                   or EDUC 443J    Methods and Materials in Teaching
                                                                             Science                                3
                                                                                                                        Requirements for Secondary
Additional Coursework for Certification or Endorsement
(required if noted)                                          CONTENT LITERACY & LITERATURE – 3 credits (required)       Certification
PRAXIS I (or waiver) and PRAXIS II Examinations              EDUC 575J       Reading and Writing in the                 Each student must have the appropriate undergraduate
(required for certification)                                                 Content Areas                          3   coursework for the certification area. Students are advised
                                                                 (Secondary English Education program Students)         to check with their academic advisor for all undergraduate
                                                                 – 3 credits (required)                                 and graduate certification requirements.
                                                                 Educ 536J     Adolescent Literature                3
                                                                                                                        BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, EARTH SCIENCE,
                                                             TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION – 2 credits (required)
                                                                                                                        GENERAL SCIENCE, OR pHYSICS ___________
                                                             EDUC 592        Technology Literacy for Educators      2
                                                                                                                        Chair: Nelson Ngoh
                                                             or EDUC 594      New Technologies for Learning         2
                                                                                                                        Email: ngoh@bridgeport.edu
                                                             STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS – 1 credit (required)
                                                                                                                        REQUIREMENTS
                                                             EDUC 511        Statutory Requirements in Education 1
                                                                                                                        Undergraduate major in certification area or 30 credits
                                                                                                                        plus nine credits in related subject(s) in certification area
                                                                                                                        EDUC 443J        Methods/Materials, Teaching Science 3
                                                                                                                        Students need to complete all requirements on their
                                                                                                                        Planned Programs of Study and pass all performance
                                                                                                                        assessments.




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ENGLISH _____________________________                         Music Education, K-12,                                                       FINAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT _____________
Chair: Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt
Email: mulcahyp@bridgeport.edu
                                                              Certification Track                                                          EXAMINATIONS (required for certification)
                                                                                                                                           PRAXIS II
REQUIREMENTS                                                  Chair: Jeffrey Johnson
                                                                                                                                           EDUC 566        Contemporary Educational
                                                              Email: jjohnson@bridgeport.edu
English major or 30 credits plus nine credits in related                                                                                                   Problems II                              3
subject(s)                                                                                                                                 EDUC 595 Thesis Research                                 3
EDUC 440J        Methods/Materials, Teaching                  Planned Program of Study                                                     Total Number of Credits
                 Language Arts                            3                                                                                MS Ed. Total Minimum: 33 credits
                                                              FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
EDUC 536J        Adolescent Literature                    3                                                                                (not including 6 credits of student teaching)
                                                              COURSEWORK _________________________
EDMM 600L        Teaching Writing in Classrooms           1
                                                              FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)                              OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE
Students need to complete all requirements on their                                                                                        OF CONNECTICUT CERTIFICATION ____________________
Planned Programs of Study and pass all performance            EDUC 502             Philosophical Foundations of
assessments.                                                                                                                               Survey Course of United States History – 3 credits
                                                                                   Modern Education                                  3     (required)
                                                              or EDUC 503          Differentiated Instruction:
MATHEMATICS _________________________                                              Building on Student Diversity                     3     Additional Coursework for Certification or Endorsement
Chair: Allen	P.	Cook	                                         HUMAN GROWTH AND DEvELOpMENT – 3 credits (required)
                                                                                                                                           (required if noted)
Email: acook@bridgeport.edu                                   EDUC 509     Psychological Foundations
REQUIREMENTS                                                               in Education                                              3     Certification Track Program
                                                              or EDUC 560M Human Growth and Development*                             3
Mathematics major or 30 credits plus nine credits in
related subject(s)                                            *These course requirements may be met by taking an appropriate under-        in Remedial Reading and
EDUC 441J        Methods/Materials, Teaching
                                                              graduate course with a grade of at least a “B,” taken within the past five
                                                              years.                                                                       Remedial Language Arts
                 Mathematics                              3                                                                                Chair: Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt
                                                              SpECIAL EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)
Students need to complete all requirements on their                                                                                        Email: mulcahyp@bridgeport.edu
Planned Programs of Study and pass all performance            EDUC 564             Education of the Exceptional Student 3
assessments.                                                                                                                               This 33 credit graduate course of study pro-
                                                              pROFESSIONAL EDUCATION                                                       vides extensive course work and experienc-
    MATH CONTENT – 12 credits (required)                      REQUIREMENTS ________________________                                        es in working with students in the field of
    MATH 401      Advanced Analysis for Scientists            CURRICULUM AND METHODS OF TEACHING                                           literacy and language arts, leading to the ini-
    (EDMM 600B)                                           3                                                                                tial educator certification in Remedial Read-
                                                                   METHODS AND MATERIALS – 6 credits (required)
    MATH 402      Advanced Analysis II                                                                                                     ing and Remedial Language Arts for grades
    (EDMM 600B)                                           3        MSED 343          Music in Elementary Schools                     3
                                                                                                                                           1-12. This concentration focuses on work-
    MATH 407      Intro to Modern Analysis                         MSED 380          Music in Secondary Schools                      3
                                                                                                                                           ing with students in a variety of instructional
    (EDMM 600B)                                           3        CONTENT LITERACY – 3 credits (required)
                                                                                                                                           settings for the purpose of teaching literacy
    MATH 414      Numerical Analysis                               EDUC 575M Reading and Writing in the                                    processes, for evaluating students in read-
    (EDMM 600B)                                           3                  Content Areas                                           3     ing and language arts, and for developing
                                                                   TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION – 2 credits (required)
    or MATH 399   Topics - College Math for Teachers                                                                                       and evaluating literacy programs. Students
    (EDMM 600B)          - Survey Praxis II Math          3        EDUC 592 Technology Literacy for Educators                        2     learn to create appropriate literacy instruc-
    MATH 415      Advanced Numerical Analysis                      or EDUC 594 New Technologies for Learning                         2     tion for learners experiencing difficulty in
    (EDMM 600B)                                           3   FIELD EXpERIENCE/STUDENT TEACHING – 6 credits plus                           reading and language arts. Upon comple-
    MATH 480      Topics - Math Modeling                      Student Teaching                                                             tion of the coursework, field experiences,
    (EDMM 600B)          - Math Analysis III              3   EDUC 450      Field Experience                                         6     and appropriate performance assissments,
                                                              or EDUC 515M Intership                                                 3     students	may	apply	for	the	Connecticut	ini-
HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES ____________                                                                                                    tial educator certificate in Remedial Read-
                                                              and EDUC 516M Internship                                               3
REQUIREMENTS                                                  and MSE 390 Directed/Supervised Student                                      ing/Remedial Language Arts, 1-12.
History major plus 18 credits in other social sciences;                     Teaching, Music                                          6
or major in Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science,                                                                                    ADMISSIONS CRITERIA __________________
Geology, Economics, plus 18 credits in history                ADDITIONAL pROGRAM
                                                              REQUIREMENTS ________________________                                        1.	 A	valid	Connecticut	teaching	certificate	(or	
EDUC 442J         Methods/Materials, Teaching                                                                                                  proof of eligibility);
                 Social Studies                           3   STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS – 1 credit (required)
                                                                                                                                           2. At least two letters of recommendation
Students need to complete all requirements on their           EDUC 511             Statutory Requirements                            1
                                                                                                                                              from persons able to testify to your suit-
Planned Programs of Study and pass all performance            ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK (Required if Noted)
assessments.                                                                                                                                  ability as a prospective teacher and your
                                                              EDUC 500           Research and Report Writing            3                     potential for graduate-level work;
                                                              EDUC 570           Instruction for the English Language
                                                                                 Leaner                                 3                  3. An essay demonstrating a command of the
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    English language and setting out the rea-              TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION – 2 credits (required)
    sons for wanting to enroll in the program              EDUC 592        Technology Literacy for Educators      2
    and emphasizing experience relevant to                 or EDUC 594     New Technologies for Learning          2
    teaching;                                              SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AND ACQUISITION – 1 credits
                                                           (required)
4. A successful team interview with faculty;
                                                           EDUC 570        Instruction for the English Language
5.	 Completion	of	at	least	30	school	months	of	                            Learner                              1
    successful classroom teaching experience.              ADDITIONAL GRADUATE COURSEWORK (required if noted)
6.	 Connecticut’s	 essential	 skills	 testing	 re-         EDUC 500    Research and Report Writing                3
    quirements: passing scores in the PRAXIS I             EDUC 515    Internship                                 3
    exams in Reading, Writing, and Mathemat-               EDUC 516    Internship                                 3
    ics or an official essential skills test waiver        EDUC 570    Instruction for the English Language
    currently meeting this requirement.                                Learner                                    3
                                                           EDUC 573    Early Literacy Instruction                 1
                                                           FINAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT
Planned Program of Study                                                   (Choose one of the following:)
pREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS ____________                     EDUC 566         Contemporary Educational
                                                                            Problems II                            3
Foundations of Education                              3    EDUC 568         Studies in Literacy Research           1
Educational Psychology                                3    or EDUC 595      Thesis Research                      2-6
Children’s or Adolescent Literature                   3
                                                           ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK FOR CERTIFICATION
Special Education                                     3    (required if Noted)
pROFESSIONAL EDUCATION                                     Total Number of Credits
REQUIREMENTS ________________________
                                                           M.S. Total Minimum: 33 credits
READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS – 8 credits (required)
                                                           Students need to complete all requirements on their
EDUC 440C      Methods and Materials in Teaching           Planned Programs of Study and pass all performance
               Language Arts                          3    assessments.
or EDUC 440M/J Methods and Materials in Teaching
               Language Arts                          3
and EDUC 574 Developmental Reading in the
               Elementary School                      3
and EDUC 575 Reading and Writing in the Content
               Area                                   3
DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION OF READING AND LANGUAGE
ARTS DIFFICULTIES – 3 credits (required)
EDUC 571         Diagnosis and Intervention of Reading
                 and Language Arts Difficulties        3
TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS – 3 credits (required)
EDUC 558         Evaluation of Instructional Outcomes 3
CLINICAL pRACTICES IN READING
AND LANGUAGE ARTS – 7 credits (required)
EDUC 596    Field Experience in Reading and
            Language Arts                             1
EDUC 597    Practicum in Reading
            and Language Arts                         6
ADDITIONAL pROGRAM REQUIREMENTS




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Chair: Norma Atkinson                                 Summary of Requirements
Carlson	Hall,	Room	108
Telephone: (203) 576-4028                             pROGRAM REQUIREMENTS _______________
Fax: (203-576-4200                                    EDMM 500   Analysis, Assessment & Planning Core 3
Email: natkinso@bridgeport.edu                        EDUC 566   Contemporary Educational
                                                                 Problems II                          3
This degree program provides advanced
study for certified teachers and for persons                                                           6
interested in careers related to school-age
students.                                     COURSE TOpICS ________________________
                                              Courses are offered in the following topics, with several
                                              courses available under each topic. for courses offered
Teacher Leadership                            each semester, consult the course schedule.
(33 SEMESTER HOURS)                           (Choose among the following)
                                              EDMM 600A Reading                                         1
This program is designed for students who
are certified teachers or who wish to pursue  EDMM 600B Mathematics                                     1
a	Master’s	degree	or	6th	year	Certificate	of	 EDMM 600C Social Studies                                  1
Advanced Studies in education with greater EDMM 600D Science                                            1
flexibility than a program leading to certi- EDMM 600E Exceptional Children, Gifted Students 1
fication.                                     EDMM 600F Art 1-3 SDS 599G, Foreign Languages 1
                                              EDMM 600H Home Economics                                  1
Teacher Leadership is an alternative ap-
                                              EDMM 600J Industrial Arts, Vocational Education 1
proach to graduate study which combines
                                              EDMM 600K Curriculum Studies                              3
a basic core with selected courses. In the
needs analysis and assessment core, stu-      EDMM 600L Language Arts                                   1
dents analyze their own school experiences EDMM 600M Music                                              1
and determine competencies they wish to EDMM 600N Physical Education                                    1
achieve. In the final core requirement stu- EDMM 600P Drama                                             1
dents demonstrate those competencies in a     EDMM 600Q Early Childhood Education                       1
clinical and a research setting.              EDMM 600R Guidance and Human Development 1
                                              EDMM 600S Technology Literacy for Educators               1
The wide variety of learning toics provides
flexibility through which students may gain   EDMM 600T Adult Educ. and Parent Educ.                    1
competencies.                                 EDMM 600U Leadership, Admin., and Supervision 3
                                              EDMM 600V Classroom Mngm and Teaching Skills 1
                                              EDMM 600W Educational Law and Legal Issues                3
                                              EDMM 600X Testing and Evaluation                          3
                                              EDMM 600Z Foundations of Education                        1
                                                                                                      29
                                                      Several programmatic arrangements are
                                                      available through Teacher Leadership from
                                                      the School of Education office.

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Chair: Jerald	D.	Cole                            Part-time students pursue the degree at 1 or         ciples to develop media for instruction,
Carlson	Hall,	Room	224                           2 courses per semester. A concerted effort           tutoring, and school management sys-
Telephone: (203) 576-4217                        is made to align their program of study with         tems.
Fax: (203) 576-4200                              that of allied cohorts in subsequent years.
                                                                                                   2. Developed the skills in instructional sys-
Email: jcole@bridgeport.edu
                                                 Accelerated students complete degree re-             tems design and distributed learning sys-
The Master of Science Program in Instruc-        quirements in three semesters and a sum-             tems.
tional Technology (36 credits/12 courses)        mer. Their load consists of 4 courses in
                                                                                                   3. Developed and use new media in in-
prepares students for careers related to the     each of the first two semesters, two in the
                                                                                                      struction, intelligent tutoring systems
discipline of Instructional Technology, with     summer, and depending on their track, two
                                                                                                      and administration of learning manage-
programmatic focus in three tracks:              electives or the research course and practi-
                                                                                                      ment systems.
                                                 cum the following fall semester.
1. Teaching K-12 with cross-endorsement
                                                                                                   4. Developed the skills to utilize social con-
   options, and technology management
                                                                                                      structionist pedagogy utilizing the learn-
   in higher education. This track is NETS       Blended Instruction
                                                                                                      ing objects model.
   standards aligned.                            The curriculum is presented via blended in-
                                                 structional delivery; a combination of live       5. Developed the understanding of instruc-
2. Training in business or industrial set-
                                                 instruction (one-weekend-a-month) and                tional systems design and distributed
   tings.	Covers	ASTD	frameworks	and	ISPI	
                                                 online interaction via text/audio/video con-         learning systems.
   endorsed content.
                                                 ferencing. The requirement of a standard is-
3. Development of educational software           sue tablet computer with wireless network-
   applications. Run in conjunction with         ing capability and standardized software          Admission Requirements
   the	 Department	 of	 Computer	 Science	       bundle is another hallmark of the program.        Matriculation in all three tracks requires:
   and Engineering.
                                                 We are moving to new delivery model using         1. Bachelors degree from an accredited in-
Hallmarks of the program are a focus on          synchronous and asynchronous conferenc-              stitution.
social constructionist pedagogy, use of the      ing	technologies	in	2008-2009.	Courses	de-
learning	 objects	 model	 and	 SCORM	 in	 in-                                                      2. Transcripts from all institutions attended.
                                                 livered in this mode will be entirely online.
structional design, use of open source soft-                                                       3. Two letters of recommendation.
ware and open source curricula, cross-plat-      Courses	 in	 the	 teacher	 cross	 endorsement	
form accessibility, emphasis on distributed      track may be augmented with electives for a       4. Essay indicating intentions for pursuing
learning frameworks, and modeling uses of        Professional	Diploma	(6th	Year)	or	30-Plus	          the degree and career objectives.
mobile tablet applications in learning.          program of study. Graduates of the Master
                                                                                                   5. Demonstrated proficiencies in the use of
                                                 of Science teacher track will be qualified to
Unique to the program are instruction                                                                 computers.*
                                                 pursue Professional Diplomas with further
via blended delivery and its cohort-basis,       specializations, or Doctoral studies in in-       6. International students must present an
whereby students are selectively admitted        structional technology and/or human per-             official TOEFL report with a score of at
as a group to complete core curriculum           formance improvement.                                least 550.
requirements. The cohort approach offers
participants the benefits of shared experi-      It is not uncommon for teachers and train-        7. Wireless tablet computer ownership pri-
ences and peer support in learning.              ers to require industrial certifications in          or to initiating coursework.
                                                 conjunction with academic training. School
The core curriculum consists of 6 required       computer laboratory coordinators, for ex-
courses. The remaining 6 courses consist of      ample, typically need certification in net-       Teacher Track
electives in the trainer and developer tracks,   working	 (MCSE)	 and/or	 computer	 repair	        The teacher cross endorsement track serves
and 4 electives plus research methods and        (A+) in order to fulfill their job responsi-      those already certified in primary, second-
practicum in the teacher track.                  bilities. Technical trainers also require these   ary, and higher education. This track em-
The program may be pursued at three pac-         certifications and expertise in information       phasizes:
es; Regular, Part-time, or Accelerated.          technologies.
                                                                                                   1. Utilization of technology in classroom
                                                                                                      settings as an adjunct to traditional peda-
Regular students complete degree require-
ments over two academic years (4 semes-
                                                 Learning Outcomes                                    gogical methods.
ters). They take three courses per term as       The M.S. in Instructional Technology stu-
                                                                                                   2. Standards-based assessment and track-
a cohort the first academic year and three       dent will have the following learning out-
                                                                                                      ing via technology (NETS aligned).
electives per term the second academic           comes:
year. Three courses per semester is consid-                                                        3. Synchronous/asynchronous instructional
                                                 1. Demonstrated competency in construc-
ered a full-time load.                                                                                delivery outside of the traditional class-
                                                    tivist pedagogy and using these prin-
                                                                                                      room.



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Education Master of Science Degree (Instructional Technology)
Point 3, above, addresses the needs of                        Accelerated Trainer Track                               Accelerated Developer Track
educators involved in the implementation
                                                              (Example Program of Study)                              (Example Program of Study)
of online and televised distance learning
                                                              FALL SEMESTER (1) _______________________________       FALL SEMESTER (1) _______________________________
programs. Graduates will be qualified to                      EDIT   600     Cognitive Foundations of Education   3   EDIT   600        Cognitive Foundations of Education   3
become school or district-level technology                    EDIT   605     Instructional Systems Design         3   EDIT   605        Instructional Systems Design         3
directors.                                                    EDIT   610     New Technologies for Learning 1      3   EDIT   610        New Technologies for Learning 1      3
Accelerated Teacher Track (Example Pro-                       EDIT   640     Graphical User-Interface Design      3   EDIT   640        Graphical User-Interface Design      3
gram of Study)                                                SpRING SEMESTER (2) _____________________________       SpRING SEMESTER (2) _____________________________
                                                              EDIT 606       New Technologies for Learning 2      3   EDIT 606          New Technologies for Learning 2      3
FALL SEMESTER (1) _______________________________
                                                              EDIT 630       Networks & Distributed                   EDIT 630          Networks & Distributed
EDIT   600        Cognitive Foundations of Education      3                                                                             Learning Systems                     3
                                                                             Learning Systems                     3
EDIT   606        Technology, Methods and Materials       3                                                           EDIT 620          Multimedia Curriculum Development    3
                                                                             Computer Science/Management/
EDIT   610        New Technologies for Learning 1         3                                                                             Computer Science and
                                                                             HR Elective                          3
EDIT   640        Graphical User-Interface Design         3                                                                             Engineering Elective                 3
                                                                             Computer Science/Management/
SpRING SEMESTER (2) _____________________________                            HR Elective                          3   SUMMER TERM (3) _______________________________
EDIT 606          New Technologies for Learning 2         3                                                           EDIT 645        Intelligent Tutoring Systems           3
EDIT 630          Networks & Distributed                      SUMMER TERM (3) _______________________________
                                                              EDIT 620       Multimedia Curriculum Development 3      EDIT 650        Internet Programming
                  Learning Systems                        3                                                                        or Computer Science and
EDIT 680          Adaptive Technologies                   3   EDIT 635       Computer-Based Training and
                                                                                                                                      Engineering Elective                   3
EDIT 633          Administrative Computing Applications   3                  Assessment                        3

SUMMER TERM (3) _______________________________               FALL SEMESTER (4) _______________________________
EDIT 620          Multimedia Curriculum Development 3         EDIT 665       Distance Learning                    3   FALL SEMESTER (4) _______________________________
EDIT 631          Cyber Ethics and School Law       3                        Computer Science/Management/             EDIT 655          Animation and Simulation for
                                                                             HR Elective                          3                     Instruction                          3
FALL SEMESTER (4) _______________________________                                                                                       Computer Science and
EDIT 685          Research Methods & Thesis               3   Total Credits_________________________36                                  Engineering Elective                 3
EDIT 690          Practicum                               3
                                                                                                                      Total Credits_________________________36
Total Credits_________________________36                      Developer Track
Consult the State Department of Education website (http://    The developer track prepares students in-
www.state.ct.us/sde) for cross endorsement requirements.      terested in the creation of educational soft-
See http://cnets.iste.org/ncate for an overview of the NETS
standards and ISTE/NCATE endorsement frameworks.              ware. This includes the growing number of
                                                              professionals involved in the production of
                                                              computer-disseminated content for publish-
Trainer Track                                                 ers, and in-house development of training
                                                              modules using high and low-level develop-
The trainer track focuses on instructional
                                                              ment tools for corporations.
delivery in corporate and industrial settings.
This cohort pursues courses in instructional                  The developer track covers both multimedia
systems design, computer-based training                       and Internet programming in the creation
and assessment using high-level authoring                     of learning objects (packaged components
tools. The scope of applications studied                      that teachers and trainers can integrate into
emphasizes the acquisition of business pre-                   their presentations without knowledge of
sentation skills using desktop publishing,                    programming). This option offers a chal-
Web-based delivery, multimedia, video for                     lenging alternative for computer science
instructor-led training and computer help                     and management information systems ma-
desk support.                                                 jors who wish to apply their programming
                                                              skills to the creation of instructional appli-
                                                              cations. The program is run in collaboration
                                                              with	 the	 Department	 of	 Computer	 Science	
                                                              and Engineering.




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Education Sixth Year Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts
Chair: Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt                     completed	 a	 Master’s	 degree,	 must	 have	               DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION OF READING AND LANGUAGE
                                                                                                            ARTS DIFFICULTIES – 3 credits (required)
Carlson	Hall,	Room	118                           a valid teaching certificate (or be eligible
Telephone: (203) 576-4201                        for certification) in elementary, middle, or                   EDUC 571      Diagnosis and Intervention of Reading
Fax: (203) 576-4200                              secondary education, must show that they                                     and Language Arts Difficulties       3
Email: mulcahyp@bridgeport.edu                   have	passed	the	Connecticut	essential	skills	              TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS – 3 credits (required)
                                                 testing requirement, and must have com-                        EDUC 558      Evaluation of Instructional Outcomes 3
                                                 pleted at least three years of classroom
Program Goals                                    teaching experience. Upon completion
                                                                                                            CLINICAL FIELD EXpERIENCES – 7 credits (required)

                                                 of the Planned Program with appropritate                       EDUC 596      Field Experience in Reading and
The program goals in literacy are adapted                                                                                     Language Arts                        1
from the international Reading Association       coursework, field experiences, and perfor-
Standards for reading Professionals - Re-        mance assissments, a student may apply for                     EDUC 597      Practicum in Reading and
                                                 the	Connecticut	initial	educator	certificate	in	                             Language Arts                        6
vised 2010. The goals in Literacy for the
Remedial Reading and Remedial Language           Remedial Reading and Remedial Language                     ADDITIONAL pROGRAM REQUIREMENTS _____
Arts Program and for the Reading and Lan-        Arts.                                                      (4-12 credits)
guage Arts consultant Program are as fol-        In this program students gain extensive                    TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION (required as noted)
lows.                                            preparation in learning to teach students                  EDUC 592         Technology Literacy for Educators     2
•	   Reading professionals understand the        in reading and language arts; to work with                 or EDUC 594      New Technologies for Learning         2
     theoretical and evidence-based founda-      learners experiencing difficulty in reading,               SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AND ACQUISITION (required
     tions of reading and writing processes      writing, and literacy-related processes; to                as noted)
     and instruction.                            assess literacy development; and to develop                EDUC 570         Instruction for the
                                                 and evaluate programs that improve literacy                                 English Language Learner              1
•	   Reading professionals use instructional
                                                 processes.
     approaches, materials, and an integrat-                                                                STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS (required as noted)
     ed, comprehensive, balanced curricu-        An individual with a pre-existing regionally               EDUC 511         Statutory Requirements
     lum to support learning in reading and      accredited	Master’s	degree	may	use	the	6th	                                 in Education                          1
     writing.                                    Year	CAS	degree	program	to	achieve	teach-                  ADDITIONAL GRADUATE COURSEWORK (required as noted)
•	   Reading professionals us a variety of       er certification. Please see the description
                                                 of	 the	 Master’s	 Teacher	 Preparation	 pro-              EDUC 573         Early Literacy                        3
     assessment tools and practices to plan
     and evaluate effective reading and          gram on p. 183).                                           FINAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT ____________
     writing instruction.                                                                                   (Choose one of the following:)
                                                 pREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS* ___________
•	   Reading professionals create and en-        (9 credits)                                                INDEpENDENT STUDY
     gage their students in literacy practices   EDUCATIONAL pSYCHOLOGY – 3 credits (required)                  EDUC 668      Literacy Research Project            1
     that develop awareness, understand-             EDUC 509      Psychological Foundations in                 EDUC 669      Sixth Year Project                 1-3
     ing, respect, and a valuing of differ-                        Education                           3    THESIS RESEARCH
     ences in our society.
                                                 CHILDREN’S OR ADOLESCENT LITERATURE – 3 credits                EDUC 695      Advanced Thesis Research —
•	   Reading professionals create a literate     (required)                                                                   Sixth Year                         2-6
     environment that fosters reading and            EDUC 536C Children’s Literature                   3
     writing by integrating foundational             or EDUC 536J Adolescent Literature                3
     knowledge, instructional practices,                                                                    Credits for Certification                             21
                                                 SpECIAL EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)                   Students need to complete all requirements on their
     approaches and methods, curriculum
     materials, and the appropriate use of           EDUC 564      Education of the Exceptional Student 3   Planned Programs of study. Students seeking to complete
                                                                                                            the Sixth Year Degree must complete an additional 9
     assessments.                                pROFESSIONAL EDUCATION                                     credits, inclusive of the Final Degree Requirement.
•	   Reading professionals recognize the         REQUIREMENTS** ______________________
     importance of, demonstrate, and facili-     READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS - 9 credits (required)           Total Number of Credits:
     tate professional learning and leader-
                                                    EDUC 440C Methods and Materials in Teaching             Sixth Year degree Total Minimum: 30 Credits
     ship as a career-long effort and respon-
                                                                 Language Arts                         3    *With prior written adviser approval these courses
     sibility.
                                                  or EDUC 440M/J Methods and Materials in Teaching          may be met by taking undergraduate courses with a
This program is designed for certified teach-                    Language Arts                         3    grade of a “B” or higher.
ers who elect graduate-level preparation in      and EDUC 574 Developmental Reading in the
reading and language arts. This program                          Elementary School                     3    **These courses are required for the Sixth Year Cer-
leads to an initial educator certificate in      and EDUC 575M/J Reading and Writing in the Content         tificate Program in Remedial Reading and Remedial
Remedial Reading and Remedial Language                           Areas                                 3    Language Arts.
Arts, grades 1-12. Applicants must have




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Education Sixth Year Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
Reading and Language Arts Consultant Certification Program
Chair: Patricia Mulcahy-Ernt                      pREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS* ___________                       ADvANCED pROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ______
Carlson	Hall,	Room	118                            *These requirements may be met by taking an
                                                  undergraduate or graduate course with a grade of at least    ADvANCED READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS DIAGNOSIS
Telephone: (203) 576-4201                         a “B.”                                                       – 2 credits (required)
Fax: (203) 576-4200                                                                                            EDUC 572         Advanced Diagnosis of Reading and
                                                  EDUCATIONAL pSYCHOLOGY – 3 credits (required)
Email: mulcahyp@bridgeport.edu                                                                                                  Language Arts Difficulties          2
                                                  EDUC 509         Psychological Foundations in
The	Reading	and	Language	Arts	Consultant	                          Education                               3   ORGANIZATION, ADMINISTRATION, AND SUpERvISION OF
                                                                                                               READING – 4 credits (required)
Certification	Program	is	a	Sixth	Year	degree	     CHILDREN’S OR ADOLESCENT LITERATURE – 3 credits
program designed to prepare educators for         (required)                                                   EDLD 611         Administration: Organizing and
leadership positions in elementary, middle,       EDUC 536C        Children’s Literacy                     3                    Staffing Educational Institutions   3
and secondary schools. The program pre-           or EDUC 536J     Adolescent Literacy                     3   or EDLD 613      Leadership                          3
pares the student for the roles of a curricu-                                                                  EDLD 611A        Organization, Administration, and
                                                  SpECIAL EDUCATION – 3 credits (required)
lum and instructional leader, including the       EDUC 564          Education of the Exceptional Student 3                      Supervision of Reading and Language
following: organizing, supervising, and en-                                                                                     Arts Programs                       1
                                                  TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS – 3 credits (required)                READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS CONSULTANT pRACTICUM
hancing literacy programs; coordinating the
                                                  EDUC 558          Evaluation of Instructional Outcomes 3     AND AppLIED RESEARCH – 6 credits (required)
instruction and assessment of students in
reading and language arts; guiding, improv-       CURRICULUM: METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING                EDLD 683       Internship for the Reading & Language
ing, and enriching reading and language           LANGUAGE ARTS – 3 credits (required)                                        Arts Consultant                       6
arts instruction in all content areas; and        EDUC 440C      Methods and Materials in Teaching             Total Credits _________________________ 12
collaborating with teachers, administrators,                     Language Arts                             3
                                                  or EDUC 440M/J Methods and Materials in Teaching             ADDITIONAL pROGRAM REQUIREMENTS _____
parents, and other literacy leaders.
                                                                 Language Arts                             3   FINAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT
Applicants	must	have	completed	a	Master’s	        TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION– 2 credits (required)                (Choose one of the following:)
degree, must have a valid teaching certifi-                                                                        EDUC 668      Literacy Research Project          1
                                                  EDUC 592         Technology Literacy for Educators       2
cate	(or	be	eligible	for	Connecticut	certifica-
                                                  or EDUC 594      New Technologies for Learning           2       EDUC 669      Sixth Year Project                 3
tion) in elementary, middle, or secondary
education; must have completed a mini-            SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AND ACQUISITION                         or
                                                  – 1 credit (required)
mum of thirty months of successful class-                                                                          EDUC 695      Advanced Thesis Research–
room teaching experience; and must have           EDUC 570         Instruction for the English Language                          Sixth Year                         3
                                                                   Learner                              1
completed all state required tests including
the	 Connecticut	 Foundations	 of	 Reading	       Total Credits                                         16     ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK FOR CERTIFICATION
Test. Upon the completion of the Planned                                                                       (required if Noted)
                                                  INITIAL pROGRAM REQUIREMENTS _________
Program with appropriate coursework, field                                                                     Total Number of Credits
experiences, performance assessments, and         (The initial program requirements may be met through
                                                  completion of the following courses at the Master’s or       Sixth Year Total Minimum: 30 credits
the demonstration of required certification       Sixth Year level:)
competencies, a student may apply for the
Reading and Language Arts initial educator        DEvELOpMENTAL READING – 6 credits (required)
endorsement.                                      EDUC 574        Developmental Reading in the
                                                                  Elementary School                        3
An individual with a pre-existing regionally
accredited	Master’s	degree	may	use	the	6th	       and EDUC 575M/J Reading and Writing in the Content
                                                                  Areas                                    3
Year	CAS	degree	program	to	achieve	teach-
                                                  DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION OF READING AND LANGUAGE
er certification. Please see the description      ARTS DIFFICULTIES – 3 credits (required)
of	 the	 Master’s	 Teacher	 Preparation	 pro-
                                                  EDUC 571         Diagnosis and Intervention of
gram on p. 183).
                                                                   Reading and Language Arts
                                                                   Difficulties                            3

                                                  CLINICAL FIELD EXpERIENCE – 7 credits (required)
                                                  EDUC 596       Field Experience in Reading and
                                                                 Language Arts                   1
                                                  EDUC 597       Practicum in Reading and
                                                                 Language Arts                   6
                                                  Total Credits _________________________ 16




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Education Sixth Year Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
Chair: Norma Atkinson                            Summary of Requirements
Carlson	Hall,	Room	108
Telephone: (203) 576-4028                        pROGRAM REQUIREMENTS _______________
Fax: (203) 576-4200                              EDMM 500    Analysis, Assessment and Planning Core 3
Email: natkinso@bridgeport.edu                   EDUC 669    Sixth Year Project                     3
This program is for teachers who wish to         or EDUC 695 Advanced Thesis Research               3
obtain an additional graduate degree be-                                                                  6
yond	 the	 Master’s	 degree.	 The	 format	 of	
the program facilitates an innovative and        COURSES _____________________________
flexible approach which can respond to the       ELEMENTARY	EDUCATION
most current trends in education and will
further the skills and competence of the         Educ 598 Clinical Assessment                             2
student.                                         Choose Elementary Courses

The student may concentrate in either el-        Secondary Education
ementary, middle, or secondary education.        Choose Secondary Courses
An individual with a pre-existing regionally     EDMM 600A      Reading                                   1
accredited	Master’s	degree	may	use	the	6th	      EDMM 600B      Mathematics                               1
Year	CAS	degree	program	to	achieve	teach-        EDMM 600C      Social Studies                            1
er certification. Please see the description     EDMM 600D      Science                                   1
of	 the	 Master’s	 Teacher	 Preparation	 pro-    EDMM 600E      Exceptional Children, Gifted Students     1
gram on p. 183).
                                                 EDMM 600F      Art 1-3 SDS 599G, Foreign Languages       1
                                                 EDMM 600H      Home Economics                            1
                                                 EDMM 600J      Industrial Arts, Vocational Education     1
                                                 EDMM 600K      Curriculum Studies                        3
                                                 EDMM 600L      Language Arts                             1
                                                 EDMM 600M      Music                                     1
                                                 EDMM 600N      Physical Education                        1
                                                 EDMM 600Q      Early Childhood Education                 1
                                                 EDMM 600R      Guidance and Human Development            1
                                                 EDMM 600S      Technology Literacy for Educators         1
                                                 EDMM 600T      Adult Education and Parent Education      1
                                                 EDMM 600U      Leadership, Administration, and Super.    3
                                                 EDMM 600V      Classroom Manage. & Teaching Skills       1
                                                 EDMM 600W      Educational Law and Legal Issues          3
                                                 EDMM 600X      Testing and Evaluation                    3
                                                 EDMM 600Z      Foundations of Education                  1
                                                                                                         29
                                                 Several programmatic arrangements are available through
                                                 ModMAP from the School of Education and Human
                                                 Resources Office.

                                                 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS __________________ 30




                                                                        193
Educational Leadership Sixth Year Professional Diploma

Chair and Director: Ethan Margolis              An individual with a pre-existing regionally              SUGGESTED ELECTIvES ____________________________
Carlson	Hall                                    accredited	Master’s	degree	may	use	the	6th	               EDLD 682A         Special Topics in the Management        3
Telephone: (203) 576-4218                       Year	CAS	degree	program	to	achieve	teach-                                   of Educational Institutions
Fax: (203) 576-4200                             er certification. Please see the description              EDLD 603          Computer Uses in Educational
                                                of	 the	 Master’s	 Teacher	 Preparation	 pro-                               Management                              3
Program Goals                                   gram on p. 183).                                          EDLD 680A         Topics in Educational Leadership        3
                                                                                                          EDLD 682          Special Topics in Educ. Mgmt.           3
The Educational Leadership Program Goals
are	adapted	from	Connecticut	State	Depart-
                                                Intermediate Administrator                                Electives offered by other departments or colleges, and
ment	of	Education’s	common	Core	of	Lead-        (092 Certification)                                       related to the field of Educational Management, may be
                                                                                                          selected under advisement.
ing (2010). The Educational Leadership pro-     Certification Track
gram at the University of Bridgeport seeks
to develop leaders who can accomplish all       Summary of Requirements                                   Total Semester Hours _____________________ 30
of the following:                               (30 SEMESTER HOURS)
•	   Develop a shared vision for student        CERTIFICATION REQUIRES COURSES IN EACH
     learning that creates meaning for the      OF THE FIvE AREAS, AND A TOTAL OF
     people in the organization and infuses     24 CREDITS BEYOND THE MASTER’S ________
     purpose into the strategies and stan-
                                                REQUIRED CORE__________________________________
     dards for actions linked to that vision.
•	   Promote an instructional program, built    I. pSYCHOLOGICAL/pEDAGOGICAL
     on high expectations for all learners      *EDLD 621      Evaluation of School Effectiveness
     and conducive to student learning and
                                                II. CURRICULUM/pROGRAM MONITORING
     professional growth, thereby develop-
     ing a school culture of success for all    *EDLD 551      Curriculum Development
     learners.
                                                III. SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
•	   Establish positive learning environ-
                                                EDLD 613       Leadership
     ments by developing trust and credibil-
                                                EDLD 618       School Finance (required)
     ity through meaningful relationships.
                                                EDLD 619       School Law (required)
•	   Establish a culture that is open and in-
     clusive, through modeling and expect-      Iv. pERSONNEL EvALUATION/SUpERvISION
     ing ethical and moral behaviors from       EDLD 652       Supervision: Evaluation/Development
     all.
                                                v. CONTEMpORARY EDUCATIONAL pROBLEMS/pOLICY
A	student	who	holds	a	Master’s	degree	from	        MAKING
an accredited college or university may ap-     EDLD 601       Contemporary Problems in Education
ply	to	in	the	Sixth	Year	program.	The	Pro-
fessional Diploma program consists of thirty    Notes:
semester hours.                                 •	 Administrative	Internship	ED.	681A	(3	credits)	
                                                    required
The	 Sixth	 Year	 Program,	 leading	 to	 the	
professional Diploma in Educational Lead-       •	 CAT	Examination	–	required	for	092	certification
ership, is designed to meet requirements        •	 EDUC	564	Education	of	the	Exceptional	Student	(This	
leading to administrator and supervisor cer-        requirement will be waived if the candidate holds
tification	(092).	This	Connecticut	State	Cer-       special education certification).
tification enables a candidate to apply for         Must be completed for certification.
the following positions: Principal, Assistant   •	 Certification	(092)	 	             =	24	credits
Principal, Director of Instruction, Assistant   •	 6th	Year	professional	Diploma	 =	30	credits
Superintendent, and Deputy Superinten-
dent. With the exception of Reading and
Language arts, this certification would also
include subject area consultant and curricu-
lum coordinator.




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Educational Leadership Doctor of Education Degree

Dean: Allen	P.	Cook                                      Summary of Requirements                                        4. Comprehensive Examination ___________
Carlson	Hall,	Room	109                                   (62 SEMESTER HOURS)                                            The major thrust of the comprehensive ex-
Telephone: (203) 576-4192                                                                                               amination	 is	 to	 test	 the	 student’s	 ability	 to	
Fax: (203) 576-4200                                      1. Three years formal study ______________                     utilize knowledge and skills gained through
Email: acook@bridgeport.edu                                                                                             formal instructional activities in addressing
                                                         YEAR ONE AND YEAR TWO
The Doctoral Program in Educational Lead-                FALL - 8 semester hours                                        the solution of educational problems. The
ership, offered by the University of Bridge-             SPRING - 8 semester hours                                      examination	 is	 based	 upon	 the	 student’s	
port,	 is	 the	 first	 of	 its	 kind	 in	 Connecticut	                                                                  program of study. It is scheduled following
                                                         SUMMER - 6 semester hours
(1980). It is designed to improve the effec-                                                                            completion of all course and seminar work,
                                                         YEAR THREE                                                     and prior to submission of the formal dis-
tiveness of experienced administrators by
integrating the study and practice of sound              FALL - 6 semester hours                                        sertation proposal.
educational and management principles.                   SPRING - 6 semester hours
Successful completion of the program leads               SUMMER - 6 semester hours                                      5.Dissertation _________________________
                                                                                                                        (MINIMUM - ONE YEAR)
to the Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.)                The following courses are offered on a rotating basis. Each
                                                         course carries six semester hours.                             The individual dissertation represents the
As an advanced degree program focusing
on the renewal of practicing administrators,             EDLD 803        Higher Education Administration (K-12)         student’s	major	effort	during	the	program.	It	
the Doctoral Program addresses the needs                 EDLD 804        Constitutional Legal and Political             will focus on a significant problem in Edu-
of such personnel in terms of both the con-                              Issues Confronting Educational Leaders         cational Leadership which addresses a lo-
tent of the curriculum and program organi-               EDLD 806 *Quantitative Analysis & Evaluation                   cal, regional or national need, and relates
                                                                         Strategies                                     to the personal needs and interests of the
zation. It is offered on a part-time basis at
                                                         EDLD 807 Management of Educational Institutions                student. Ideas for dissertations will ordinar-
the	University	of	Bridgeport	campus.	Cours-
es and seminars are scheduled around the                 EDLD 808 Human Relations, Communication and                    ily emerge from the courses, the continuing
                                                                         Decisionmaking                                 seminars, personal contact with the faculty,
job demands of the working professional.
                                                         EDLD 810 Computer Application in Educational                   on-the-job experience or requests for assis-
                                                                         Leadership                                     tance from schools, school systems, or pro-
                                                         *Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation Strategies is required   fessional organizations. The student is ex-
                                                                                                                        pected to take at least one calendar year to
                                                         2. Residency __________________________                        complete the dissertation. During this year,
                                                         Twenty-five days for each of first three years                 the student is considered as having a half-
                                                         EDLD 800D Interdisciplinary Continuing Doctoral                time course load.
                                                                      Seminars
                                                                                                                        Each student has a three-member disserta-
                                                         During the first three years of the program,                   tion committee.
                                                         seminars meet on four Saturdays during the
                                                         academic year and for two full weeks each
                                                         summer. These seminers provide oppor-                          Note: Completion of Doctoral Degree
                                                         tunities for students to work with scholars
                                                                                                                        The degree must be completed within sev-
                                                         and leaders from a variety of disciplines to
                                                                                                                        en years of the date from which the student
                                                         broaden perspectives on educational lead-
                                                                                                                        started coursework in the doctoral program.
                                                         ership and to develop an intellectual style
                                                                                                                        In exceptional cases, the department may
                                                         for dealing with educational problems. The
                                                                                                                        recommend that the Dean grant an exten-
                                                         seminars are planned with student input.
                                                                                                                        sion of this limit.
                                                         3. EDLD 845 ___________________________
                                                         Dissertation Preparation Seminars

                                                         During the third year of the program, students
                                                         participate in seminars during the fall, spring
                                                         and summer sessions which focus on the
                                                         selection and development of a dissertation
                                                         proposal. Students are ordinarily expected to
                                                         complete the major portion of their work on
                                                         the dissertation proposal prior to the conclu-
                                                         sion of the formal part of the program.




                                                                                  195
Electrical Engineering Master of Science Degree

Chair: Lawrence Hmurcik                            M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D.             The course requirements of the concentra-
Engineering Technology Building                    degree	in	Computer	Science	and	Engineer-                tion areas are described in the Graduate
Telephone: (203) 576-4678                          ing or the Ed.D. degree in Education are                Studies Division section of the catalog.
Fax: (203) 576-4105                                available. Doctoral students in these two
                                                                                                           The concentration areas can be applied to
Email: hmurcik@bridgeport.edu                      programs should consult their respective
                                                                                                           satisfy the requirements of dual Masters de-
                                                   doctoral advisors to work on their individ-
This Program is designed to increase the                                                                   gree programs of study.
                                                   ualized plans. Further details on the dual
student’s	 knowledge	 and	 competence	 in	
                                                   M.S. in Electrical Engineering degree pro-
basic areas necessary for Modern Electri-
                                                   grams are available in the catalog section              Learning Outcomes
cal Engineering, while affording sufficient
                                                   on Graduate Studies Division.                           Students in the M.S. Electrical Engineering
freedom to allow an in-depth study of such
areas	as	Communications,	Control	Systems,	                                                                 Program will be able to 1) demonstrate the
                                                                                                           ability to use techniques, skills and modern
Electronics and Digital Processing.                Admission Requirements                                  engineering tools necessary for engineering
The Department also offers, as an integral         Students must have a Bachelor of Science                practice; 2) demonstrate the ability to plan
part of the Electrical Engineering Masters         in Electrical Engineering or a related field.           and conduct laboratory experiments and
Degree, the opportunity to specialize in           In both cases, the department may require               interpret and report results; 3) demonstrate
several	Concentration	Areas.                       make–up of background deficiencies.                     the ability to identify and apply concepts
Electrical	Engineering	Concentration	Areas:                                                                of engineering economics and project plan-
                                                   COURSE REQUIREMENTS _________________                   ning; 4) demonstrate knowledge of contem-
1. Bio-Medical Engineering                         A. A total of 30 semester hours is required             porary global and societal issues and their
2.	 Computer	Communications	and	Net-                  in an approved program of study. Some                relationship; and 5) exercise strong oral
    working                                           students in this program enter with an               and written communication skills including
                                                      undergraduate record lower than de-                  those needed for technical writing.
3. Environmental and Energy Management                sired. These students are told in their ad-
4.	 Microelectronics	and	Computer	Archi-              mit letter that they must take 33 or 36 or
    tecture                                           39 credits for their MS in E.E program.

5. Robotics and Automation                         B.	 The	Master’s	thesis	is	optional.	If	under-
                                                       taken, it counts as 6 semester hours and
6. Security (IT Security, Biometrics, etc.)            must be conducted under the supervi-
7. Signal and Image Processing                         sion of an EE Department faculty mem-
                                                       ber.	 If	 the	 Master’s	 thesis	 is	 not	 taken,	
8. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)                 then EE-597 must be taken for 3 credits.
9.	 Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications             C.	 400	or	500	level	courses	in	Electrical	En-
Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-             gineering,	 Computer	 Engineering	 and	
sion	Catalog	pages	for	course	details	of	the	          Computer	 Science	 are	 acceptable,	 with	
concentration areas.                                   advisor approval, to count for the course
                                                       requirements of the MS in E.E program.
In addition, the department also offers the
opportunity to acquire dual graduate de-           D. It is recognized that not all students will
grees along with the M.S. degree in Electri-          have the necessary depth of study in
cal	 Engineering.	 Candidates	 for	 these	 dual	      their preparatory program for the MSEE.
Masters degree programs are typically re-             Consequently,	the	Department	may	per-
quired to complete a total of 48 credit hours         mit a maximum of two undergraduate
to satisfy the requirements of two Masters            electives to be taken for graduate credit.
degrees. This implies 18 credit hours in ad-       E. A total of one course in Mechanical En-
dition to the 30 hours required for the M.S.          gineering or Technology Management is
degree in Electrical Engineering.                     allowed to be taken toward the Master
Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-            of Science in electrical Engineering.
sion catalogue pages for detailed informa-         The elective courses may be chosen from
tion on Dual Graduate Degree programs.             the list of Electrical Engineering concentra-
Furthermore, customized study plans to             tion areas or chosen in consultation with
allow receiving the Electrical Engineering         the graduate advisor.




                                                                         196
Global Development and Peace Master of Arts Degree

Dean: Dr. Thomas J. Ward                        internship. It requires the student to have       developing economies.
Carlson	Hall	235                                completed some foundational coursework
Telephone: (203) 576-4966                       in political economy and have a working
Fax: (203) 576-4967                             knowledge of at least one world language.         Course of Study
Email: mgldp@bridgeport.edu                     Students may apply without the prereq-            Sample Curriculum Sequence:
                                                uisites, but they will need to demonstrate
The Master of Arts in Global Development                                                          SEMESTER I ___________________________
                                                competency in these areas prior to comple-
and Peace is designed for individuals who                                                         Core (9 semester hours)
                                                tion of their degree. Undergraduate students
intend to pursue careers in international                                                         GLDP 511 Issues in Economic Development         3
                                                in	the	International	College	who	complete	
public service through intergovernmental                                                          GLDP 527 Culture and International Development  3
                                                12 semester hours of the program in addi-         GLDP 522 International Conflict and Negotiation 3
organizations, government agencies, and
                                                tion to all the requirements for their under-
non-governmental organizations. Graduates                                                         •	Specialization	Track	A,	B,	or	C	(3	semester	hours)
                                                graduate degree may receive a Graduate
of the Master of Arts in Global Develop-
                                                Certificate	in	Global	Development	&	Peace	        Track A Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Track B
ment and Peace will also be prepared for
                                                provided they receive no grade lower than         GLDP 561 Sustainable Development                       3
the careers in the private sector, especially
                                                a B in the 12 graduate credits that they com-
to work in banks, insurance companies,                                                            Track B International political Economy and Development
                                                plete. These 12 semester hours must be in         Choose one of the following:
corporations, and management firms that
                                                excess of the required 120 semester hours         GLDP 561          Sustainable Development              3
have branch offices, holdings, partnerships,
                                                for	graduation	with	the	Bachelor’s	degree.	       GSB 511/FIN 500 International Trade and Finance        3
and/or clients in developing countries.
                                                The	curriculum	of	the	Master’s	degree	is	de-      Track C Global Management Track
All courses are 3 credits.                                                                        Chose one of the following:
                                                signed so that students will develop compe-
This graduate degree is designed to allow       tency in the following areas:                     GSB 511/FIN 500 International Trade and Finance        3
future civil servants and business profes-                                                        GSB 524/FIN 525 International Financial Management     3
                                                •	 Qualitative	 and	 Quantitative	 Research	      GSB 528/FIN 543 Technical Analysis & Trading           3
sionals interested in global development
                                                   Methods and Their Applications to De-          GLDP 561 Sustainable Development                       3
and human security to develop an under-
                                                   velopment.
standing of
                                                                                                  SEMESTER II __________________________
                                                •	 International	Political	Economy	and	the	
•	 Extant	 models	 of	 socioeconomic	 devel-                                                      Core (6 semester hours)
                                                   Major Theories of Development.
   opment                                                                                         GLDP 501 Research Methods and International
                                                •	 An	 Appreciation	 of	 the	 Role	 played	 by	          Development                          3
•	 Prerequisites	for	good	governance	in	de-
                                                   Religion	and	Culture	in	Development	
   veloping countries                                                                             Specialization Track A, B, or C
                                                •	 Conflict	Analysis	and	Resolution	              (6 semester hours)
•	 The	impact	of	religion	and	culture	on	in-
   tra- and interstate relations.               •	 Diplomacy	and	Negotiation                      Track A Conflict Analysis and Resolution
                                                                                                  GLDP 524 Political and Economic Integration            3
Students in the program will also develop       The Masters offers three potential tracks         GLDP 521 Inequality, Poverty and Globalization         3
competence in:                                  and students should choose from one of            GLDP 537 Globalization of Mass Media                   3
                                                the following:
•	 Quantitative	and	qualitative	research	and	                                                     Track B International political Economy and Development
   analysis.                                                                                      Track (Choose Two)
                                                CONfLICT ANALySIS AND                             GLDP 524 Political and Economic Integration            3
•	 Negotiation	and	conflict	resolution.         RESOLuTION TRACk (CuLTuRE,                        GSB 541/MKTG 550 Global Market Management              3
•	 Project	 management	 and	 related	 prob-     PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT)                            GSB 539 International Issues                           3
   lem-solving skills                           For those interested in conflict manage-          Track C Global Management Track (Choose three)
                                                                                                  Chose one or two of the following:
They are also expected to develop or dem-       ment
                                                                                                  GSB 537/MGMT 532 Global Program and Project
onstrate a Foreign Service Level 2 (limited                                                                         Management                           3
working proficiency) of at least one world      INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL                           GSB 538/MGMT 533 Information Technology
language beside English.                        ECONOMy AND DEVELOPMENT                                             Strategy and Governance              3
                                                TRACk                                             GSB 539/MGMT 534 Strategic Sourcing and
                                                                                                                    Vendor Management                    3
Masters of Arts Core                            For those interested in development and its
                                                                                                  GSB 580/MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams &
                                                challenges
Requirements                                                                                                        Managing Change                      3
The program is developed as a 36 credit         GLOBAL MANAGEMENT TRACk                           Chose one or two of the following:
graduate course of study that requires four                                                       GSB 541/MKTG 550 Global Market Management              3
                                                For those interested in working in the com-
semesters of study including a overseas                                                           GSB 543/MKTG 543 Problems in Marketing Research        3
                                                mercial domain, especially in emerging and
                                                                                                  GSB 548/MKTG 530 e-Marketing GSB 549                   3



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Global Development and Peace Master of Arts Degree

MKTG 551          Product Management, Innovation           may be required to take an advanced ELI               3.   Students will demonstrate an under-
                  and Commercialization                3   course even if they have earned between                    standing of the institutional prerequi-
                                                           213/550 and 250/600 TOEFL scores.                          sites for good governance in develop-
SEMESTER III (SUMMER OvERSEAS INTERNSHIp)                                                                             ing countries.
Core GLDP 591 Internship (3 semester hours)
                                                           MINIMuM GRADE POINT AVERAGE                           4.   Students will demonstrate an appre-
SEMESTER Iv __________________________                     REQuIREMENT                                                ciation of the impact that religion and
Core (6 semester hours)                                                                                               culture can have on socioeconomic de-
                                                           Candidates	for	the	Masters	of	Arts	in	Glob-
GLDP 599 Thesis                                6                                                                      velopment
(Student’s Thesis must relate to the student’s             al	 Development	 &	 Peace	 are	 required	 to	
Specialization Track)                                      maintain a minimum semester grade point               5.   Students will demonstrate the basic
                                                           average of 3.0 to remain in good academ-                   skills needed for effective communica-
                                                           ic standing. The Master of Arts in Global                  tion and negotiation.
Specialization Track A, B, or C                            Development may only be conferred upon                6.   Students will demonstrate skills need-
(6 semester hours)                                         a student who has the minimum required                     ed in problem solving and in project
Track A Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 semester
                                                           average of a 3.0 at the conclusion of the                  management through an overseas in-
hours)                                                     student’s	 studies.	 To	 receive	 credit	 for	 the	        ternship.
GLDP 581 Advanced Diplomacy and Negotiation            3   completion of one of the tracks, a minimum
                                                                                                                 7.   Students will demonstrate a working
Track B International political Economy and Development
                                                           of a “B” must be
                                                                                                                      knowledge of a second language in
Track (6 semester hours)
GLDP 528 Global Economy and Terrorism or               3   received in each course within the concen-                 addition to English.
GSB 541/MKTG 550 Global Market Management.             3   tration. Students failing to maintain mini-           * Note for all academic programs in the In-
                                                           mum academic standards will be placed on              ternational College, a portfolio is collected to
Track C Global Management Track (6 semester hours)
                                                           academic probation at the end of the first            track progress in programmatic outcomes.
Choose one of the following:                               semester in which they do not maintain a
MGMT 598          Advanced Intellectual Property           semester or overall GPA of at least 3.0 or
                  Management and                       3   earn	a	C-	or
GSB 537/MGMT 532 Global Program and Project
                                                           lower grade in any class. If the student fails
                   Management                          3
GSB 538/MGMT 533 Information Technology                    to raise his overall GPA above a 3.0 by the
                   Strategy and Governance             3   end of the semester following being placed
GSB 539/MGMT 534 Strategic Sourcing and Vendor             on academic probation, fails again to earn
                   Management                          3
GSB 580/MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams &                       at least a 3.0 semester GPA or again earns
                   Managing Change                     3   a	C-	or	lower	grade	in	any	class,	she	or	he	
GSB 541/MKTG 550 Global Market Management.             3   will be separated from the GLDP program.
GSB 543/MKTG 543 Problems in Marketing Research        3   A student separated from the program may
GSB 548/MKTG 530 e-Marketing                           3
                                                           apply for readmission to the program fol-
GSB 549/MKTG 551 Product Management,
                                                           lowing a minimum of one semester of not
                   Innovation and
                                                           participating in the program.
                   Commercialization                   3

ENGLISH LANGuAGE REQuIREMENT                               Learning Outcomes
For applicants whose native language is not                The Master of Arts in Global Development
English, a minimum score of 213 (computer)                 &	 Peace	 has	 the	 following	 learning	 out-
or 550 (paper) on the TOEFL (Test of Eng-                  comes:
lish as a Foreign Language) is required.                   1.   Students will be able to explain and
                                                                compare the major extant models for
Exception to these requirements will be
                                                                socioeconomic development.
considered on a case-by-case basis in con-
sultation	with	the	Director	of	the	University’s	           2.   Students will demonstrate that they
English Language Institute and following                        have acquired the the quantitative and
completion of an oral and written English                       qualitative research skills needed to
exam that is administered by the English                        undertake effective planning, analysis
Language Institute. Students with demon-                        and implementation of projects related
strated difficulty communicating in English                     to socioeconomic development or con-
                                                                flict resolution.



                                                                                198
Mechanical Engineering Master of Science Degree

Chair: Jani Pallis                              Admission Requirements                           COURSE REQUIREMENTS _________________
Engineering Technology Building                                                                  Programs of Study will ordinarily consist of
                                                The Master of Science degree in Mechani-
Telephone: (203) 576-4579                                                                        a minimum of 30 semester hours and in-
                                                cal Engineering is intended to prepare in-
Fax: (203) 576-4750                                                                              clude at least 12 semester hours from one of
                                                dividuals with a strong mathematical, sci-
Email: jpallis@bridgeport.edu                                                                    the following concentration areas:
                                                entific, or technical background for entry
This degree program provides advanced           into the Mechanical Engineering field at an
study in traditional and contemporary Me-       advanced level and for further study leading     TRADITIONAL
chanical Engineering fields. The traditional    to the doctorate. Admission to the program       CONCENTRATION AREA:__________________
concentration areas permits the student to      requires	a	Bachelor’s	degree	in	Mechanical	      MEEG 410 Advanced Fluid Dynamics    3
increase his/her knowledge and compe-           Engineering or a related engineering and/or      MEEG 452 Advanced Vibration         3
tence in basic skills necessary to Mechani-     design curriculum and make up of any de-         MEEG 453 Finite Element Methods     3
cal Engineering while affording sufficient      ficiencies in previous training. Furthermore,    MEEG 454 Advanced Dynamics          3
freedom to provide in-depth study in such       an undergraduate background that includes        MEEG 463 Advanced Heat Transfer     3
areas as solid mechanics, structural dynam-     elementary physics and calculus sequences,       MATH 401 Advanced Analysis          3
ics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mechani-   and linear algebra is required. The Design
cal design and computational methods.           Management concentration area also re-
The Design Management concentration             quires a substantial proficiency in design to    DESIGN MANAGEMENT
area prepares the student to succeed in the     be demonstrated via previous design train-       CONCENTRATION AREA:__________________
current Design/Engineering industry and         ing or work experience. The Manufacturing        (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)
business.	 Studies	 include	 CAD/CAE/CAM,	      Management concentration area requires an        MEEG 421 Computer Aided Engineering/Design       3
Ergonomics, Design and Innovation, and          engineering/business background with sub-        MEEG 422 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects               3
Intellectual Property and Technology. The       stantial industrial experience. Applicants are   MEEG 423 CAM & NC Machining                      3
Manufacturing Management concentration          expected to have an average of B or better       MEEG 430 Design & Innovation                     3
area provides advanced study in Manufac-        in their undergraduate coursework.               MEEG 440 Ergonomics                              3
turing to individuals who are interested in                                                      MEEG 490 Intellectual Property & Technology      3
                                                In addition, the department also offers the
the Manufacturing field. This permits stu-
                                                opportunity to acquire dual graduate de-         MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT
dents to have up-to-date knowledge, hands-
                                                grees along with the M.S. degree in Mechan-      CONCENTRATION AREA:__________________
on experience and strong competence in
                                                ical	Engineering.	Candidates	for	these	dual	     (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)
world-class manufacturing environments.
                                                Masters degree programs are typically re-
Course	 work	 emphasizes	 global	 corporate	                                                     MEEG 407 Materials & Methods in Manufacturing    3
                                                quired to complete a total of 48 credit hours
and business practices, and Manufacturing                                                        MEEG 423 CAM & NC Machining                      3
                                                to satisfy the requirements of two Masters
Shop Floor environments.                                                                         MEEG 571 Innovations & Product Development       3
                                                degrees. This implies 18 credit hours in ad-
                                                dition to the 30 hours required for the M.S.     MEEG 572 Production Technology & Techniques      3
Learning Outcomes                               degree in Mechanical Engineering.                MEEG 573 Supply Chain Management                 3
Students will 1) demonstrate the ability to                                                      MEEG 574 Principles of Logistics                 3
                                                Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
design or analyze a system, component or                                                         MEEG 575 Manufacturing Strategy                  3
                                                sion catalogue pages for detailed informa-
process to meet desired needs within realis-                                                     Students must elect one of the following        to
                                                tion on Dual Graduate Degree programs.
tic, contemporary constraints such as health                                                     satisfy state licensure requirements:
                                                Furthermore, customized study plans to al-
and safety, ethics, performance, sustainabil-
                                                low receiving the Mechanical Engineering         •	 Thesis	MEEG	598	(6	semester	hours)
ity and economics; 2) develop specialized
                                                M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D.
advanced skills in mechanical engineering                                                        •	 Masters	 Project	 MEEG	 597	 (3	 semester	
                                                degree	in	Computer	Science	and	Engineer-
fields including fluid mechanics, heat trans-                                                       hours)
                                                ing or the Ed.D. degree in Education are
fer, material science, dynamics, vibrations,
                                                available. Doctoral students in these two        The elective courses may be chosen from
numerical methods, design and manufac-
                                                programs should consult their respective         the list of Mechanical Engineering concen-
turing; 3) demonstrate the ability to create,
                                                doctoral advisors to work on their individu-     tration areas or chosen in consultation with
adapt, transfer and integrate existing and
                                                alized plans. Further details on the dual M.S.   the graduate advisor.
emerging technologies into new products,
                                                in Mechanical Engineering degree programs
processes and services; 4) develop decision
                                                are available in the catalog section on the
making, risk assessment and problem solv-
                                                Graduate Studies Division.
ing skills considering both economic and
other constraints; and 5) develop both tech-
nical and management oral presentation
and written communication skills.




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M.S. in Biomedical Engineering/M.S. Electrical Engineering
Dual Degree Program
Dual MS degree in Biomedical Engineering         COURSE REQUIREMENTS _________________                      EE 451 Introduction to Nanotechnology
(BME) and Electrical Engineering (EE) is                                                                    EE 453 Pattern Recognition
one of the rapidly emerging interdisciplin-      REQuIRED COuRSES                                           EE 455 Microwave Lab
ary programs at the University of Bridgeport.    A.   Required Core Courses in Biomedical                   EE 458 Analog VLSI
The MS degree in BME uses an integrated               Engineering _________________ 15 credits              EE 461 Control Lab
and interdisciplinary approach to advance                                                                   EE 463 Industrial Control
the knowledge of its graduates toward de-        BMEG 410   Biosensors
                                                 BMEG 412   Introduction to Bioelectronics                  EE 464 Programmable Logical Controllers
veloping an understanding of fundamental
                                                 BMEG 440   Ergonomic Factors in Design                     EE 481 Analog Electronics Lab.
issues at the interface of engineering, biolo-
                                                 BMEG 451   Introduction to BioMEMS                         EE 482 Analog /Digital Integrated Circuit Design.
gy, and medicine. BME has flexibility and it
lends itself well for those students wishing     BMEG 452   Biomedical Imaging                              EE 510 Medical Electronics and Electrical Safety.
to work in health professions (i.e. physical     BMEG 503   Biometrics                                      EE 543 Digital Signal Processing Lab.
therapy, medical instrumentation, medical        BMEG 506   Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems       EE 546 Bio-signal Processing
doctorate, etc.) and/or graduate schools.        BMEG 507   Algorithm in Bioinformatics                     EE 548 Low Power VLSI Circuit Design
The MS degree in EE is designed to pre-          BMEG 508   Biomechanics                                    EE 549 VLSI Testing
pare students for a career in engineering        BMEG 511   Design and development of Biomedical            Minimum five courses are required from the list
with an emphasis on areas such as, but not                   Instrument                                     above. Cross-listed courses will be treated as either EE
limited to communications, control systems,      BMEG 520 Physiology                                        or BMEG courses but not both.
sustainable energy, signal processing, VLSI      BMEG 530 Instrumentation and Laboratory Experience         C.   Team based research (Thesis): _____ 6 credits
and MEMS. Dual MS in BME/EE integrates           BMEG 531 Robotics in Bioengineering
electrical engineering principles with bio-
                                                 BMEG 533 Communication Engineering in Biomedical           Must be an interdisciplinary project integrating EE and
medical engineering. This dual degree in-                    Systems                                        BMEG fundamentals.
terdisciplinary program provides an oppor-       BMEG 534 Electrochemistry in Biological Systems            Students are required to take minimum six courses
tunity for students to exploit the emerging      BMEG 540 Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology           from both EE and BMEG. Six credit team based re-
area of engineering in medicine to advance                                                                  search thesis is a requirement for the dual degree.
                                                 BMEG 541 Foundations of Biotechnology and
their careers.                                               Bioenterpreneurship
                                                 BMEG 546 Biosignal Processing                              TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48
                                                 BMEG 560 Advanced Tissue Engineering
                                                 BMEG 569 Advanced Biomedical Materials and
                                                             Engineering
                                                 BMEG 571 Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research
                                                 Minimum five courses are required from the list
                                                 above. Cross-listed courses will be treated as either EE
                                                 or BMEG courses but not both.
                                                 B.   Required Core Courses in Electrical
                                                      Engineering _________________ 15 credits
                                                 EE 404   RF CMOS Circuits
                                                 EE 410   Biosensors
                                                 EE 412   Introduction to Bio-electronics
                                                 EE 415   Fiber Optics
                                                 EE 416   Fiber Optics Lab
                                                 EE 430   Satellite/Wireless communication Systems.
                                                 EE 437   Microwaves
                                                 EE 441   Analog Communications
                                                 EE 442   Digital Communications
                                                 EE 443   Digital Signal Processing
                                                 EE 444   Power Electronics
                                                 EE 445   DC Motor Drives
                                                 EE 446   MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems)
                                                 EE 447   Semiconductors
                                                 EE 448   Microelectronic Fabrication
                                                 EE 450   Communication Systems Lab




                                                                         200
M.S. in Computer Science/M.S. in Computer Engineering
Dual Degree Program
Computer	Science	and	Computer	Engineer-         Course Requirements                                 Students are required to study six elective
ing is one of the available Dual Graduate                                                           courses. A student may select these six
Degree Programs at the University of Bridge-    REQUIRED COURSES ____________________               courses from among the course offerings
port.	The	Masters	Degree	in	Computer	Sci-       A. Required Core Courses in Computer                of	either	the	CS	or	CpE	departments.	These	
ence is intended to prepare individuals with       Science ____________________ 15 credits          courses could be used to satisfy one or
a strong mathematical, scientific, or techni-   CS      400    Object Oriented Programming Using    more of the concentration areas from either
cal background for entry into the computer                     C++                                  the	CS	or	CpE	concentration	areas.	
science field at an advanced level and for
                                                CS      450 Data Base Design                        Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
further study leading to the doctorate de-
                                                CS      502 Analysis of Algorithms                  in	the	CS/CpE	Dual	Graduate	Degree	pro-
gree.	The	Masters	Degree	in	Computer	En-
                                                CS      503 Operating Systems                       gram include:
gineering is a course of study intended to
prepare individuals whose undergraduate         CpE     471 Data and Computer Communication         1. Advanced Applications and Systems
background is in computer or electrical en-     B.    Required Core Courses in Computer                 Programming
gineering for advanced professional work              Engineering __________________ 9 credits      2. Bio-Medical Engineering
in the field and for further study leading      CS      400   Object Oriented Programming Using     3.	 Computer	and	Information	Security
to the doctorate degree. Admission to the                     C++ (already in CS Core)              4.	 Computer	Communications	and	
program requires an undergraduate back-         CpE     410 Introduction to Computer Architecture       Networking
ground that includes elementary physics, a
                                                CpE     471 Data and Computer Communication         5.	 E-Commerce
calculus sequence, linear algebra, and the
                                                              (already in CS Core)
following fundamental coursework in com-                                                            6.	 Microelectronics	and	Computer	
                                                CpE     448D Introduction to VLSI Design                Architecture
puter science and computer engineering:
                                                 or CpE 447 Logic Synthesis Using FPGAs
•	 Programming	Languages	and	Technique                                                              7. Modern Data Base Systems
                                                EE      443 Applied Digital Signal Processing
                                                                                                    8. Robotics and Automation
•	 Data	Structures                              C. Computer Engineering Masters Project:
                                                      CPEG 597 ___________________ 3 credits        9. Signal and Image Processing
•	 Digital	Design	/	Lab                                                                             10. Software Engineering
                                                D.    Computer Science Masters Project:
•	 Discrete	Structures                                                                              11. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
                                                      CPSC 597 ___________________ 3 credits
•	 Computer	Organization                                                                            12.	Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications
                                                E.    ELECTIVES__________________ 18 credits
                                                                                                    Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
•	 Microprocessors                                                                                  sion section of this catalog for course work
                                                TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48
•	 Probability	and	Statistics                                                                       details for all the concentration areas.




                                                                     201
M.S. in Computer Science/M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Masters of Science Program in           Course Requirements                                 Students are required to study four elective
Computer	 Science	 and	 Electrical	 Engineer-                                                        courses. A student may select these four
ing is one of the available Dual Gradu-          REQUIRED COURSES ____________________               courses from among the course offerings
ate Degree Programs at the University of         A. Required Core Courses in Computer                of	either	the	CS	or	EE	departments.	These	
Bridgeport.	The	Masters	Degree	in	Comput-           Science ____________________ 15 credits          courses could be used to satisfy one or
er Science is intended to prepare individu-      CS     400    Object Oriented Programming Using     more of the concentration areas from either
als with a strong mathematical, scientific,                    C++                                   the	CS	or	EE	concentration	areas.	
or technical background for entry into the
                                                 CS      450 Data Base Design                        Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
computer science field at an advanced level
                                                 CS      502 Analysis of Algorithms                  in	 the	 CS/EE	 Dual	 Graduate	 Degree	 pro-
and for further study leading to the doctor-
                                                 CS      503 Operating Systems                       gram include:
ate degree. The Masters Degree in Electrical
Engineering is a course of study designed to     CpE     471 Data and Computer Communication         1. Advanced Applications and Systems
increase	the	student’s	knowledge	and	com-        B. Required Core Courses in Electrical                  Programming
petence in basic areas necessary for Modern           Engineering ________________ 15 credits        2. Bio-Medical Engineering
Electrical Engineering, while affording suf-         (Five EE Courses to be approved by the EE De-   3.	 Computer	and	Information	Security
ficient freedom to allow an in-depth study           partment advisor.)
                                                                                                     4.	 Computer	Communications	and	
of	 such	 areas	 as	 Communications,	 Control	   C.   Computer Science Masters Project:                  Networking
Systems, Electronics and Digital Processing.          CPSC 597 ___________________ 3 credits
Admission to the program requires an un-                                                             5.	 E-Commerce
dergraduate background that includes ele-        D.   Electrical Engineering Masters Project:        6. Environmental and Energy
mentary physics, a calculus sequence, linear          EE 597 _____________________ 3 credits             Management
algebra, communications, signal processing       E.   ELECTIVES__________________ 12 credits         7.	 Microelectronics	and	Computer	
and the following fundamental coursework                                                                 Architecture
in computer science and electrical engineer-     TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48         8. Modern Data Base Systems
ing or related field.
                                                                                                     9. Robotics and Automation
•	 Programming	Languages	and	Technique                                                               10. Signal and Image Processing
•	 Data	Structures                                                                                   11. Software Engineering
•	 Digital	Design	/	Lab                                                                              12. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
                                                                                                     13.	Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications
•	 Discrete	Structures
                                                                                                     Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
•	 Computer	Organization                                                                             sion section of this catalog for course work
                                                                                                     details for all the concentration areas.
•	 Analog/Digital	Communications
•	 Probability	and	Statistics
•	 Signal	Processing
The departments may require students to
take make–ups for background deficien-
cies.




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M.S. in Computer Science/M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Masters of Science Program in         Course Requirements                              Students are required to study five elective
Computer	 Science	 and	 Mechanical	 Engi-                                                       courses. A student may select these five
neering is one of the available Dual Gradu-    REQUIRED COURSES ____________________            courses from among the course offerings of
ate Degree Programs at the University of       A. Required Core Courses in Computer             either	the	CPSC	or	ME	departments.	These	
Bridgeport.	The	Masters	Degree	in	Comput-         Science. ___________________ 15 credits       courses could be used to satisfy one or
er Science is intended to prepare individu-    CPSC     400 Object Oriented Programming Using   more of the concentration areas from either
als with a strong mathematical, scientific,                 C++                                 the	CPS	or	ME	concentration	areas.	
or technical background for entry into the
                                               CPSC 450 Data Base Design                        Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
computer science field at an advanced level
                                               CPSC 502 Analysis of Algorithms                  in	the	CPSC/ME	Dual	Graduate	Degree	pro-
and for further study leading to the doctor-
                                               CPSC 503 Operating Systems                       gram include:
ate degree. The Masters Degree in Mechani-
cal Engineering provides advanced study in     CPEG 471 Data and Computer Communication         1. Advanced Applications and Systems
traditional and contemporary Mechanical        B. Required Core Courses in Mechanical               Programming
Engineering areas such as solid mechanics,         Engineering. ________________ 12 credits     2. Bio-Medical Engineering
structural dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat     ME Tracks (Choose 4 courses from one Track)      3.	 CAD/CAM
transfer, mechanical design, computational
                                               B1. Traditional Track                            4.	 Computer	and	Information	Security
methods,	 CAD/CAE/CAM,	 Ergonomics,	
Design and Innovation, Intellectual Prop-                                                       5.	 Computer	Communications	and	
                                               MEEG 410 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
erty and Manufacturing. Admission to the                                                            Networking
                                               MEEG 452 Advanced Vibration
program requires an undergraduate back-                                                         6.	 E-Commerce
                                               MEEG 453 Finite Element Methods
ground that includes elementary physics, a                                                      7. Intellectual Property Management
                                               MEEG 454 Advanced Dynamics
calculus sequence, linear algebra and the                                                       8. Manufacturing Management
                                               MEEG 463 Advanced Heat Transfer
following fundamental coursework in com-
                                               Math 401 Advanced Analysis I                     9.	 Microelectronics	and	Computer	
puter science and Mechanical Engineering
                                               B2. Design Management Track:                         Architecture
or related field.
                                               (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)   10. Modern Data Base Systems
•	 Programming	Languages	and	Technique
                                                                                                11. New Product Development and
•	 Data	Structures                             MEEG 421 Computer Aided Engineering/Design           Management
•	 Digital	Design	/	Lab                        MEEG 422 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects               12. Robotics and Automation
                                               MEEG 423 CAM & NC Machining                      13. Software Engineering
•	 Discrete	Structures                         MEEG 430 Design & Innovation                     14.	Supply	Chain	Management
•	 Computer	Organization                       MEEG 440 Ergonomics
                                                                                                15. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
                                               MEEG 490 Intellectual Property & Technology
•	 Probability	and	Statistics                                                                   16.	Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications
                                               B3. Manufacturing Management Track
•	 CAD/CAM                                                                                      Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                               (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)   sion section of this catalog for course work
The departments may require students to                                                         details for all the concentration areas.
take make–ups for background deficien-         MEEG 407 Materials & Methods in Manufacturing
cies.                                          MEEG 423 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects
                                               MEEG 571 Innovations & Product Development
                                               MEEG 572 Production Technology & Techniques
                                               MEEG 573 Supply Chain Management
                                               MEEG 574 Principles of Logistics
                                               MEEG 575 Manufacturing Strategies
                                               F. Computer Science Masters Project:
                                                   CPSC 597 ___________________ 3 credits
                                               G.     Mechanical Engineering Masters Project:
                                                      MEEG 597 ___________________ 3 credits
                                               H.     ELECTIVES__________________ 15 credits

                                               TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48




                                                                       203
M.S. in Computer Science/M.S. in Technology Management
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Masters of Science Program in          Course Requirements                                    Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
Computer	 Science	 and	 Technology	 Man-                                                               in	the	CPSC/TM	Dual	Graduate	Degree	pro-
agement is one of the available Dual Grad-      REQUIRED COURSES ____________________                  gram include:
uate Degree Programs at the University of       A. Required Core Courses in Computer
                                                                                                       1. Bio-Tech Management
Bridgeport.	The	Masters	Degree	in	Comput-            Science ____________________ 15 credits
er Science is intended to prepare individu-                                                            2. Environmental and Energy
                                                CPSC     400  Object Oriented Programming Using            Management
als with a strong mathematical, scientific,                   C++
or technical background for entry into the                                                             3. Global Program and Project
                                                CPSC 450 Data Base Design                                  Management
computer science field at an advanced level
                                                CPSC 502 Analysis of Algorithms
and for further study leading to the doctor-                                                           4. Intellectual Property Management
ate degree. The Technology Management           CPSC 503 Operating Systems
                                                                                                       5. Manufacturing Management
Master’s	 Program	 is	 designed	 to	 develop	   CPEG 471 Data and Computer Communication
                                                                                                       6. New Product Development and
leaders adept at managing technological         B. Required Core Courses in Technology
                                                                                                           Management
change, and skilled in establishing and              Management ________________ 15 credits
maintaining superior competitive advantage                                                             7. Strategic Sourcing and Vendor
                                                TCMG 400       Marketing, Entrepreneurial &                Management
for their respective enterprises. Admission                    Innovation Issues and Practices in
to the program requires an undergraduate                                                               8.	 Supply	Chain	and	Service	Management
                                                               Management
background that includes elementary phys-                                                              9. Total Quality Management
                                                TCMG 424       Total Quality Management and
ics, a calculus sequence, linear algebra and                                                           Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                               Continuous Process Improvement
the following fundamental coursework in                                                                sion section of this catalog for course work
                                                TCMG 495       Contemporary Issues in Communications
computer science and Technology Manage-                        and Quantitative Methods                details for all the concentration areas.
ment or related field.
                                                TCMG 505
•	Programming	Languages	and	Technique            or GSB 537
•	Data	Structures                                or MGMT 532 Global Program & Project Management
                                                TCMG 523
•	Digital	Design	/	Lab                           or GSB 580
•	Discrete	Structures                           or MGMT 532 Leadership, Teams and Managing Change
                                                TCMG 525
•	Computer	Organization
                                                 or GSB 535
•	Probability	and	Statistics
                                                or MGMT 535Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial
•	Management	Related	Courses                                 Managers
                                                C. Computer Science Masters Project:
The departments may require students to
take make–ups for background deficien-               CPSC 597                              3 credits
cies.                                           D. Technology Management Masters Project:
                                                     TCMG 597 ___________________ 3 credits
                                                E.     ELECTIVES__________________ 12 credits

                                                TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48

                                                Students are required to study four elective
                                                courses. A student may select these four
                                                courses from among the course offerings
                                                of	 either	 the	 Computer	 Science	 and	 Engi-
                                                neering or TM departments. These courses
                                                could be used to satisfy one or more of the
                                                concentration	 areas	 from	 either	 the	 CS	 or	
                                                TM concentration areas.




                                                                      204
M.S. in Computer Science/M.S. in Instructional Technology (Developer Track)
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Masters of Science Program in          Course Requirements                                 puter Science. These courses could be used
Computer	 Science	 and	 Instructional	 Tech-                                                        to satisfy one or more of the concentration
nology (Developer Track) is one of the          REQUIRED COURSES ____________________               areas	from	the	CPSC	concentration	areas.	
available Dual Graduate Degree Programs         A. Required Core Courses in Computer
                                                                                                    Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
at the University of Bridgeport. The Masters        Science ____________________ 15 credits
                                                                                                    in	 the	 CPSC/MSIT	 Dual	 Graduate	 Degree	
Degree	in	Computer	Science	is	intended	to	      CPSC 400       Object Oriented Programming Using
                                                                                                    program include:
prepare individuals with a strong mathemat-                    C++
ical, scientific, or technical background for   CPSC 450       Data Base Design                     1. Advanced Applications and Systems
entry into the computer science field at an     CPSC 502       Analysis of Algorithms                   Programming
advanced level and for further study leading    CPSC 503       Operating Systems                    2.	 Computer	and	Information	Security
to the doctorate degree. The developer track    CPEG 471       Data and Computer Communication
                                                                                                    3.	 Computer	Communications	and	
of the iMSIT program prepares students for      B.   Required Core Courses in Instructional             Networking
careers in the educational software industry.        Technology _________________ 18 credits        4.	 E-Commerce
The program provides proficiencies in the
production of computer-disseminated con-        •	 Cognitive	Foundations	of	Education               5. Information Technology
tent and assessments for publishers, acad-      •	 New	Technologies	for	Learning	1                  6. Modern Data Base Systems
emies, and corporations using high and low                                                          7. Software Engineering
level development tools. Admission to the       •	 New	Technologies	for	Learning	2
                                                                                                    8.	 Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications
program requires an undergraduate back-         •	 Networks	and	Distributed	Learning	Sys-
ground that includes elementary physics, a                                                          Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                   tems                                             sion section of this catalog for course work
calculus sequence, linear algebra and the
following fundamental coursework in com-        •	 Graphical	User-Interface	Design                  details for all the concentration areas.
puter science and Instructional Technology      •	 Multimedia	Curriculum	Development
or related field.
                                                C.   MSIT Capstone ________________ 6 credits
•	 Programming	Languages	and	Technique
                                                D.   Computer Science Masters Project:
•	 Data	Structures                                   CPSC 597 ___________________ 3 credits
•	 Digital	Design	/	Lab                         E.   Computer Science Electives _______ 6 credits
•	 Discrete	Structures
                                                TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48
•	 Computer	Organization
                                                A student may select two courses from
•	 Probability	and	Statistics                   among	 the	 course	 offerings	 of	 the	 Com-
•	 Instructional	Technology	Related	Cours-
   es
The departments may require students to
take make–ups for background deficien-
cies.




                                                                     205
M.S. in Computer Engineering/M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Masters of Science Program in           Course Requirements                                Students are required to study five elective
Computer	 Engineering	 and	 Electrical	 Engi-                                                       courses. A student may select these five
neering is one of the available Dual Gradu-      REQUIRED COURSES ____________________              courses from among the course offerings of
ate Degree Programs at the University of         A. Required Core Courses in Computer Engineering   either	the	CPEG	or	EE	departments.	These	
Bridgeport.	The	Masters	Degree	in	Comput-           15 credits                                      courses could be used to satisfy one or
er Engineering is a course of study intended     CPSC     400 Object Oriented Programming Using     more of the concentration areas from either
to prepare individuals whose undergradu-                      C++                                   the	CPEG	or	EE	concentration	areas.	
ate background is in computer or electrical
                                                 CPEG 410 Introduction to Computer Architecture     Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
engineering for advanced professional work
                                                 CPEG 471 Data and Computer Communication           in	the	CPEG/EE	Dual	Graduate	Degree	pro-
in the field and for further study leading to
                                                 CPEG 448D Introduction to VLSI Design              gram include:
the doctorate degree. The Masters Degree
in Electrical Engineering is a course of study   or CPEG 447 Logic Synthesis Using FPGAs            1. Advanced Applications and Systems
designed	 to	 increase	 the	 student’s	 knowl-   EE     443 Applied Digital Signal Processing           Programming
edge and competence in basic areas nec-          B. Required Core Courses in Electrical             2. Bio-Medical Engineering
essary for Modern Electrical Engineering,            Engineering _________________ 15 credits       3.	 Computer	and	Information	Security
while affording sufficient freedom to allow
                                                        (Five EE Courses to be approved by the EE   4.	 Computer	Communications	and	
an	 in-depth	 study	 of	 such	 areas	 as	 Com-
                                                        Department.)                                    Networking
munications,	 Control	 Systems,	 Electronics	
and Digital Processing. Admission to the         C.     Computer Engineering Masters Project:       5.	 E-Commerce
program requires an undergraduate degree                CPEG 597 ___________________ 3 credits      6. Environmental and Energy
in engineering that includes the following                                                              Management
                                                 D.     Electrical Engineering Masters Project:
fundamental coursework:                                                                             7.	 Microelectronics	and	Computer	
                                                        EE 597 _____________________ 3 credits
•	 Programming	 Languages	 and	 Tech-                                                                   Architecture
                                                 E.     ELECTIVES__________________ 12 credits      8. Modern Data Base Systems
   niques
                                                 TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48
                                                                                                    9. Robotics and Automation
•	 Data	Structures
                                                                                                    10. Signal and Image Processing
•	 Digital	Design
                                                                                                    11. Software Engineering
•	 Digital	Design	Lab                                                                               12. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
•	 Computer	Organization                                                                            13.	Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications
                                                                                                    Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
•	 Microprocessors
                                                                                                    sion section of this catalog for course work
•	 Probability	and	Statistics                                                                       details for all the concentration areas.
•	 Communications
•	 Signal	Processing




                                                                        206
M.S. in Computer Engineering/M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Masters of Science Program in          Course Requirements                               Students are required to study five elective
Computer	 Engineering	 and	 Mechanical	                                                           courses. A student may select these five
Engineering is one of the available Dual        REQUIRED COURSES ____________________             courses from among the course offerings of
Graduate Degree Programs at the Univer-         A. Required Core Courses in Computer              either	the	CPEG	or	ME	departments.	These	
sity of Bridgeport. The Masters Degree in          Engineering _________________ 15 credits       courses could be used to satisfy one or
Computer	Engineering	is	a	course	of	study	      CPSC     400  Object Oriented Programming Using   more of the concentration areas from either
intended to prepare individuals whose un-                     C++                                 the	CPEG	or	ME	concentration	areas.	
dergraduate background is in computer or
                                                CPEG 410 Introduction to Computer Architecture    Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
electrical engineering for advanced pro-
                                                CPEG 471 Data and Computer Communication          in	 the	 CPEG/ME	 Dual	 Graduate	 Degree	
fessional work in the field and for further
                                                CPEG 448D Introduction to VLSI Design             program include:
study leading to the doctorate degree. The
Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering        or CPEG 447 Logic Synthesis Using FPGAs           1. Advanced Applications and Systems
provides advanced study in traditional and      EE 443        Applied Digital Signal Processing       Programming
contemporary Mechanical Engineering areas       B. Required Core Courses in Mechanical            2. Bio-Medical Engineering
such as solid mechanics, structural dynam-           Engineering (any 4) ___________ 12 credits   3.	 CAD/CAM
ics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mechani-
                                                ME Tracks (Choose 4 courses from one Track)       4.	 Computer	and	Information	Security
cal	 design,	 computational	 methods,	 CAD/
CAE/CAM,	Ergonomics,	Design	and	Innova-         B1. Traditional Track                             5.	 Computer	Communications	and	
tion, Intellectual Property and Manufactur-                                                           Networking
                                                MEEG 410 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
ing. Admission to the program requires an                                                         6.	 E-Commerce
                                                MEEG 452 Advanced Vibration
undergraduate degree in engineering that                                                          7. Environmental and Energy
                                                MEEG 453 Finite Element Methods
includes the following fundamental course-                                                            Management
                                                MEEG 454 Advanced Dynamics
work:                                                                                             8. Intellectual Property Management
                                                MEEG 463 Advanced Heat Transfer
•	 Programming	Languages	and	Tech-              MATH 401 Advanced Analysis I                      9. Manufacturing Management
   niques                                       B2. Design Management Track:                      10.	Microelectronics	and	Computer	
•	 Data	Structures                                                                                    Architecture
                                                (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)
                                                                                                  11. New Product Development and
•	 Digital	Design                                                                                     Management
                                                MEEG 421 Computer Aided Engineering/Design
•	 Digital	Design	Lab                           MEEG 422 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects                12. Robotics and Automation
•	 Computer	Organization                        MEEG 423 CAM & NC Machining                       13. Service Management and Engineering
                                                MEEG 430 Design & Innovation                      14. Signal and Image Processing
•	 Microprocessors                              MEEG 440 Ergonomics                               15. Software Engineering
•	 Probability	and	Statistics                   MEEG 490 Intellectual Property & Technology
                                                                                                  16.	Supply	Chain	Management
•	 CAD/CAM                                      B3. Manufacturing Management Track
                                                                                                  17. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
                                                (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)    18.	Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications
•	 Manufacturing/Design
                                                MEEG 407 Materials & Methods in Manufacturing     Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                MEEG 423 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects                sion section of this catalog for course work
                                                                                                  details for all the concentration areas.
                                                MEEG 571 Innovations & Product Development
                                                MEEG 572 Production Technology & Techniques
                                                MEEG 573 Supply Chain Management
                                                MEEG 574 Principles of Logistics
                                                MEEG 575 Manufacturing Strategies
                                                C. Computer Engineering Masters Project:
                                                    CPEG 597 ___________________ 3 credits
                                                D.     Mechanical Engineering Masters Project:
                                                       MEEG 597 __________________ 3 credits
                                                E.     ELECTIVES__________________ 15 credits

                                                TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48




                                                                        207
M.S. in Computer Engineering/M.S. in Technology Management
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Masters of Science Program in                                                            Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
Computer	 Engineering	 and	 Technology	
                                              Course Requirements                                 in	 the	 CPEG/TM	 Dual	 Graduate	 Degree	
Management is one of the available Dual       REQUIRED COURSES ____________________               program include:
Graduate Degree Programs at the Univer-       A. Required Core Courses in Computer                1. Advanced Applications and Systems
sity of Bridgeport. The Masters Degree in        Engineering _________________ 15 credits             Programming
Computer	Engineering	is	a	course	of	study	
                                              CPSC     400Object Oriented Programming Using       2. Bio-Medical Engineering
intended to prepare individuals whose un-
dergraduate background is in computer or                  C++                                     3. Bio-Tech Management
electrical engineering for advanced pro-      CPEG 410 Introduction to Computer Architecture      4.	 CAD/CAM
fessional work in the field and for further   CPEG 471 Data and Computer Communication
                                                                                                  5.	 China	/	India	Trade
study leading to the doctorate degree. The    CPEG 448D Introduction to VLSI Design
                                              or CPEG 447 Logic Synthesis Using FPGAs             6.	 Computer	and	Information	Security
Technology	Management	Master’s	Program	
is designed to develop leaders adept at       EE 443      Applied Digital Signal Processing       7.	 Computer	Communications	and	
managing technological change, and skilled                                                            Networking
                                              B. Required Core Courses in Technology
in establishing and maintaining superior           Management ________________ 15 credits         8.	 Corporate,	Government	and	
competitive advantage for their respective                                                            Information	Security	&	Continuity	
                                              TCMG 400       Marketing, Entrepreneurial &             Management
enterprises. Admission to the program re-
quires an undergraduate degree in engi-                      Innovation Issues and Practices in
                                                                                                  9.	 E-Commerce
neering that includes the following funda-                   Management
                                                                                                  10. Entrepreneurship
mental coursework:                            TCMG 424       Total Quality Management and
                                                             Continuous Process Improvement       11. Environmental and Energy
•	 Programming	 Languages	 and	 Tech-                                                                 Management
                                              TCMG 484
   niques                                                                                         12. Global Business
                                              or GSB 535
•	 Data	Structures                             or MGMT 535 Finance and Accounting for Non-        13. Global Marketing
                                                           Financial Managers                     14. Global Program and Project
•	 Digital	Design
                                              TCMG 505                                                Management
•	 Digital	Design	Lab                          or GSB 537                                         15.	Health	Care	Management	&	
•	 Computer	Organization                       or MGMT 532 Global Program & Project Management        Administration
                                              TCMG 523                                            16.	Human	Resources	Management	&	
•	 Microprocessors                            or GSB 580                                              Development
•	 Probability	and	Statistics                 or MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams and Managing          17. Information Technology
                                                           Change                                 18. Intellectual Property Management
•	 Management	Related	Courses
                                              C. Computer Engineering Masters Project:            19. Management and Operations
                                                   CPEG 597 ___________________ 3 credits         20. Manufacturing Management
                                              D.     Technology Management Masters Project:       21.	Microelectronics	and	Computer	
                                                     TCMG 597 ___________________ 3 credits           Architecture
                                              E.     ELECTIVES__________________ 12 credits       22. Modern Data Base Systems
                                                                                                  23. New Product Development and
                                              TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48             Management
                                              Students are required to study four elective        24. Robotics and Automation
                                              courses. A student may select these four            25. Service Management and Engineering
                                              courses from among the course offerings             26. Signal and Image Processing
                                              of	 either	 the	 Computer	 Science	 and	 Engi-      27. Software Engineering
                                              neering or TM departments. These courses
                                                                                                  28. Strategic Sourcing and Vendor
                                              could be used to satisfy one or more of the
                                                                                                      Management
                                              concentration	 areas	 from	 either	 the	 CPEG	
                                              or TM concentration areas.                          29.	Supply	Chain	Management
                                                                                                  30. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
                                                                                                  31.	Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications
                                                                                                  Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                                                                  sion section of this catalog for course work
                                                                                                  details for all the concentration areas.




                                                                     208
M.S. in Electrical Engineering/M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Masters of Science Program in           Course Requirements                                  Students are required to study five elective
Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engi-                                                           courses. A student may select these five
neering is one of the available Dual Gradu-      REQUIRED COURSES ____________________                courses from among the course offerings
ate Degree Programs at the University of         A. Required Core Courses in Electrical               of either the EE or ME departments. These
Bridgeport. The Masters Degree in Electrical         Engineering _________________ 15 credits         courses could be used to satisfy one or
Engineering is a course of study designed to        (Five EE Courses to be approved by the EE De-     more of the concentration areas from either
increase	the	student’s	knowledge	and	com-           partment.)                                        the EE or ME concentration areas.
petence in basic areas necessary for Modern
                                                 B.   Required Core Courses in Mechanical Engineer-   Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
Electrical Engineering, while affording suf-
                                                      ing _______________________ 12 credits          in the EE/ME Dual Graduate Degree pro-
ficient freedom to allow an in-depth study
                                                                                                      gram include:
of	 such	 areas	 as	 Communications,	 Control	   ME Tracks (Choose 4 courses from one Track)
Systems, Electronics and Digital Process-                                                             1. Bio-Medical Engineering
                                                 B1. Traditional Track
ing. The Masters Degree in Mechanical                                                                 2.	 CAD/CAM
Engineering provides advanced study in           MEEG 410 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
                                                                                                      3.	 Computer	Communications	and	
traditional and contemporary Mechanical          MEEG 452 Advanced Vibration
                                                                                                          Networking
Engineering areas such as solid mechanics,       MEEG 453 Finite Element Methods
                                                                                                      4.	 Computer	and	Information	Security
structural dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat       MEEG 454 Advanced Dynamics
transfer, mechanical design, computational       MEEG 463 Advanced Heat Transfer                      5. Environmental and Energy
methods,	 CAD/CAE/CAM,	 Ergonomics,	             MATH 401 Advanced Analysis I                             Management
Design and Innovation, Intellectual Prop-                                                             6. Intellectual Property Management
                                                 B2. Design Management Track:
erty and Manufacturing. Admission to the                                                              7. Manufacturing Management
program requires an undergraduate degree         (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)
                                                                                                      8.	 Microelectronics	and	Computer	
in engineering, and includes the following                                                                Architecture
fundamental coursework:                          MEEG 421 Computer Aided Engineering/Design
                                                 MEEG 422 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects                   9. Robotics and Automation
•	 Communications                                MEEG 423 CAM & NC Machining                          10. Signal and Image Processing
•	 Signal	Processing                             MEEG 430 Design & Innovation                         11.	Supply	Chain	Management
                                                 MEEG 440 Ergonomics                                  12. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
•	 VLSI
                                                 MEEG 490 Intellectual Property & Technology          13.	Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications
•	 Electronics                                   B3. Manufacturing Management Track                   Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
•	 CAD/CAM                                       (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)       sion section of this catalog for course work
•	 Manufacturing/Design                                                                               details for all the concentration areas.
                                                 MEEG 407 Materials & Methods in Manufacturing
                                                 MEEG 423 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects
                                                 MEEG 571 Innovations & Product Development
                                                 MEEG 572 Production Technology & Techniques
                                                 MEEG 573 Supply Chain Management
                                                 MEEG 574 Principles of Logistics
                                                 MEEG 575 Manufacturing Strategies
                                                 C. Electrical Engineering Masters Project:
                                                     EE 597 _____________________ 3 credits
                                                 D.   Mechanical Engineering Masters Project:
                                                      MEEG 597 __________________ 3 credits
                                                 E.   ELECTIVES__________________ 15 credits

                                                 TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48




                                                                         209
M.S. in Electrical Engineering/M.S. in Technology Management
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Masters of Science Program in           Course Requirements                                Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
Electrical Engineering and Technology Man-                                                          in the EE/TM Dual Graduate Degree pro-
agement is one of the available Dual Grad-       REQUIRED COURSES ____________________              gram include:
uate Degree Programs at the University of        A. Required Core Courses in Electrical
                                                                                                    1.  Bio-Medical Engineering
Bridgeport. The Masters Degree in Electrical         Engineering _________________ 15 credits
Engineering is a course of study designed to                                                        2.  Bio-Tech Management
                                                    (Five EE Courses to be approved by the EE De-
increase	the	student’s	knowledge	and	com-           partment.)                                      3.	 China	/	India	Trade
petence in basic areas necessary for Modern                                                         4.	 Computer	and	Information	Security
                                                 B.   Required Core Courses in Technology
Electrical Engineering, while affording suf-                                                        5.	 Computer	Communications	and	
                                                      Management. ________________ 15 credits
ficient freedom to allow an in-depth study                                                              Networking
of	 such	 areas	 as	 Communications,	 Control	   TCMG 400     Marketing, Entrepreneurial &
                                                              Innovation Issues and Practices in    6.	 Corporate,	Government	and	
Systems, Electronics and Digital Process-
                                                                                                        Information	Security	&	Continuity	
ing.	The	Technology	Management	Master’s	                      Management
                                                                                                        Management
Program is designed to develop leaders           TCMG 424     Total Quality Management and
adept at managing technological change,                                                             7.	 E-Commerce
                                                              Continuous Process Improvement
and skilled in establishing and maintaining      TCMG 484                                           8. Entrepreneurship
superior competitive advantage for their         or GSB 535                                         9. Environmental and Energy
respective enterprises. Admission to the         or MGMT 535 Finance and Accounting for Non-            Management
program requires an undergraduate degree                       Financial Managers                   10. Global Business
in engineering, and includes the following
                                                 TCMG 505                                           11. Global Marketing
fundamental coursework:
                                                 or MGMT 532 Global Program & Project Management    12. Global Program and Project
•	 Communications                                TCMG 523                                               Management
•	 Signal	Processing                             or GSB 580                                         13.	Health	Care	Management	&	
                                                 or MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams and Managing             Administration
•	 VLSI                                                        Change                               14. Information Technology
•	 Electronics                                   C. Electrical Engineering Masters Project:         15. Intellectual Property Management
                                                     EE 597 _____________________ 3 credits         16. Management and Operations
•	 CAD/CAM
                                                 D.   Technology Management Masters Project:        17. Manufacturing Management
•	 Management	Courses
                                                      TCMG 597 ___________________ 3 credits        18.	Microelectronics	and	Computer	
                                                 E.   ELECTIVES__________________ 12 credits            Architecture
                                                                                                    19. New Product Development and
                                                 TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48            Management
                                                 Students are required to study four elective       20. Robotics and Automation
                                                 courses. A student may select these four           21. Service Management and Engineering
                                                 courses from among the course offerings            22. Signal and Image Processing
                                                 of either the EE or TM departments. These          23. Strategic Sourcing and Vendor
                                                 courses could be used to satisfy one or                Management
                                                 more of the concentration areas from either
                                                                                                    24.	Supply	Chain	Management
                                                 the EE or TM concentration areas.
                                                                                                    25. Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
                                                                                                    26.	Wireless	and	Mobile	Communications
                                                                                                    Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                                                                    sion section of this catalog for course work
                                                                                                    details for all the concentration areas.




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M.S. in Mechanical Engineering/M.S. in Technology Management
Dual Degree Program
Mechanical Engineering and Technology        Course Requirements                                      D. Technology Management Masters Project:
Management is one of the available Dual                                                                  TCMG 597 ___________________ 3 credits
Graduate Degree Programs at the Univer-      REQUIRED COURSES ____________________
                                                                                                      E.    ELECTIVES__________________ 15 credits
sity of Bridgeport. The Masters Degree in    A. Required Core Courses in Mechanical
Mechanical Engineering provides advanced        Engineering _________________ 12 credits
                                                                                                      TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48
study in traditional and contemporary Me-
                                             ME Tracks (Choose 4 courses from one Track)
chanical Engineering areas such as solid                                                              Students are required to study five elective
mechanics, structural dynamics, fluid me-    B1. Traditional Track                                    courses. A student may select these five
chanics, heat transfer, mechanical design,   MEEG 410 Advanced Fluid Dynamics                         courses from among the course offerings
computational	 methods,	 CAD/CAE/CAM,	                                                                of either the ME or TM departments. These
                                             MEEG 452 Advanced Vibration
Ergonomics, Design and Innovation, Intel-                                                             courses could be used to satisfy one or
                                             MEEG 453 Finite Element Methods
lectual Property and Manufacturing. The                                                               more of the concentration areas from either
                                             MEEG 454 Advanced Dynamics
Technology	Management	Master’s	Program	                                                               the ME or TM concentration areas.
is designed to develop leaders adept at      MEEG 463 Advanced Heat Transfer
                                             Math 401 Advanced Analysis I                             Concentration	 areas	 available	 for	 students	
managing technological change, and skilled
                                                                                                      in the ME/TM Dual Graduate Degree pro-
in establishing and maintaining superior     B2. Design Management Track:
                                                                                                      gram include:
competitive advantage for their respective   (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)
enterprises. Admission to the program re-    MEEG 421 Computer Aided Engineering/Design               1.  Bio-Tech Management
quires an undergraduate degree in engi-      MEEG 422 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects                       2.	 CAD/CAM
neering, and includes the following funda-                                                            3.	 China	/	India	Trade
                                             MEEG 423 CAM & NC Machining
mental coursework:
                                             MEEG 430 Design & Innovation                             4.	 Computer	&	Information	Security
•	 Design                                    MEEG 440 Ergonomics                                      5.	 Corporate,	Government	and	
•	 Manufacturing                             MEEG 490 Intellectual Property & Technology                  Information	Security	&	Continuity	
                                             B3. Manufacturing Management Track                           Management
•	 CAD/CAM
                                             (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)           6.	 E-Commerce
•	 Management	Courses                        MEEG 407 Materials & Methods in Manufacturing            7. Entrepreneurship
                                             MEEG 423 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects                       8. Environmental and Energy
                                             MEEG 571 Innovations & Product Development                   Management
                                             MEEG 572 Production Technology & Techniques              9. Global Business
                                             MEEG 573 Supply Chain Management                         10. Global Marketing
                                             MEEG 574 Principles of Logistics                         11. Global Program and Project
                                             MEEG 575 Manufacturing Strategies                            Management
                                             B. Required Core Courses in Technology                   12.	Health	Care	Management	&	
                                                  Management ________________ 15 credits                  Administration
                                             TCMG 400       Marketing, Entrepreneurial & Innovation   13.	Human	Resources	Management	&	
                                                            Issues and Practices in Management            Development
                                             TCMG 424       Total Quality Management and              14. Information Technology
                                                            Continuous Process Improvement
                                             TCMG 484                                                 15. Intellectual Property Management
                                             or GSB 535                                               16. Management and Operations
                                              or MGMT 535 Finance and Accounting for Non-             17. Manufacturing Management
                                                          Financial Managers                          18. New Product Development and
                                             TCMG 505                                                     Management
                                             or MGMT 532 Global Program & Project Management          19. Robotics and Automation
                                             TCMG 523
                                                                                                      20. Service Management and Engineering
                                              or GSB 580
                                                                                                      21. Strategic Sourcing and Vendor
                                              or MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams and Managing
                                                          Change                                          Management
                                             C. Mechanical Engineering Masters Project:               22.	Supply	Chain	Management
                                                  MEEG 597 ___________________ 3 credits              Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                                                                      sion section of this catalog for course work
                                                                                                      details for all the concentration areas.




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M.S. in Computer Science/MBA Dual Degree Program

The	Dual	Masters	degree	program	in	Com-           Course Requirements                                        Students are required to study an additional
puter Science and MBA is one of the avail-                                                                   two elective courses. A student may select
able Dual Graduate Degree Programs at the         REQUIRED COURSES ____________________                      these courses from among the graduate
University of Bridgeport. The Masters of          A. Required Core Courses in Computer                       course	 offerings	 of	 the	 Computer	 Science	
Science	Degree	in	Computer	Science	is	in-            Science ____________________ 15 credits                 and Engineering Department. These cours-
tended to prepare individuals with a strong       CS      400    Object Oriented Programming                 es could be used to satisfy one or more of
mathematical, scientific, or technical back-                     Using C++                                   the	 concentration	 areas	 within	 the	 Com-
ground for entry into the computer science                                                                   puter Science graduate concentration areas.
                                                  CS      450 Data Base Design
field at an advanced level and for further                                                                   The list of concentrations is detailed in the
                                                  CS      502 Analysis of Algorithms
study leading to the doctorate degree.                                                                       catalog	pages	of	the	M.S.	in	Computer	Sci-
                                                  CS      503 Operating Systems                              ence program.
The MBA is a course of study intended to          CpE     471 Data and Computer Communication
prepare individuals whose undergradu-             B.    Required Core Courses in MBA                         Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
ate background is in business. The MBA                                                                       sion section of this catalog for course work
Program requires 30 to 54 semester hours          B1. Required Courses_______________ 9 credits              details for all the concentration areas.
of	 study	 depending	 on	 the	 student’s	 aca-    GSB 561
demic background and level of academic            or MGMT 597 Business Strategy (Capstone)
achievement. Students with a recent four-         GSB 560
year	bachelor’s	degree	and	good	academic	
                                                  or MGMT 580 Business and Society: Intellectual
average from an accredited business college
                                                                 Property and Anti-trust Law
may be able to complete the program with
                                                  GSB 570
30 semester hours of advanced study. Stu-
dents	 with	 a	 bachelor’s	 degree	 in	 a	 non-   or MGMT 539 International Issues
business field may require up to 24 credits       B2. Experiential Learning ____________ 3 credits
of business core courses as foundation for        ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
the degree.
                                                  GSB 581
                                                  or MGMT 581 Business Games
                                                  GSB 582
                                                  or MGMT 599 Internship
                                                  CPSC 500 Computer Science Internship (3 credits)
                                                  C. One course (3 credits) from each of the
                                                       following MBA discipline areas ____ 12 credits
                                                  C.1     Accounting
                                                  C.2     Finance
                                                  C.3     Management and Operations
                                                  C.4     Global Marketing

                                                  The list of approved courses for the MBA disciplines are
                                                  included in the MBA program catalog pages.
                                                  D.    Computer Science Masters Project:
                                                        CPSC 597 ___________________ 3 credits
                                                  E.    ELECTIVES___________________ 6 credits
                                                  TOTAL NUMBER OF REQUIRED
                                                      CREDIT HOURS ___________________ 48




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M.S. in Computer Engineering/MBA Dual Degree Program

The	 Dual	 Masters	 Program	 in	 Computer	        Course Requirements                                        Students are required to study an additional
Engineering and MBA is one of the avail-                                                                     two elective courses. A student may select
able Dual Graduate Degree Programs at the         REQUIRED COURSES ____________________                      these courses from among the graduate
University	 of	 Bridgeport.	 The	 Master’s	 De-   A. Required Core Courses in Computer                       course	 offerings	 of	 the	 Computer	 Science	
gree	 in	 Computer	 Engineering	 is	 a	 course	      Engineering _________________ 15 credits                and Engineering Department. These courses
of study intended to prepare individuals          CPSC     400    Object Oriented Programming Using          could be used to satisfy one or more of the
whose undergraduate background is in                                                                         concentration	 areas	 within	 the	 Computer	
computer or electrical engineering for ad-                    C++                                            Engineering graduate concentration areas.
vanced professional work in the field and         CPEG 410 Introduction to Computer Architecture             The list of concentrations is detailed in the
for further study leading to the doctorate.       CPEG 471 Data and Computer Communication                   catalog	pages	of	the	M.S.	in	Computer	Engi-
Emphasis is placed on current state-of-the-       CPEG 448D Introduction to VLSI Design                      neering program.
art applications including parallel comput-       or CPEG 447 Logic Synthesis Using FPGAs                    Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
ing image processing, VLSI design, sensing,       EE     443 Applied Digital Signal Processing               sion section of this catalog for course work
robotics, mobile computing, automation
                                                  B. Required Core Courses in MBA                            details for all the concentration areas.
and the like.
                                                  B1. Required Courses_______________ 9 credits
The MBA is a course of study intended to
prepare individuals whose undergradu-             GSB 561
ate background is in business. The MBA            or MGMT 597 Business Strategy (Capstone)
Program requires 30 to 54 semester hours          GSB 560
of	 study	 depending	 on	 the	 student’s	 aca-    or MGMT 580 Business and Society: Intellectual
demic background and level of academic                           Property and Anti-trust Law
achievement. Students with a recent four-         GSB 570
year	bachelor’s	degree	and	good	academic	         or MGMT 539 International Issues
average from an accredited business college
                                                  B2. Experiential Learning ____________ 3 credits
may be able to complete the program with
30 semester hours of advanced study. Stu-         ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
dents	 with	 a	 bachelor’s	 degree	 in	 a	 non-   GSB 581
business field may require up to 24 credits       or MGMT 581 Business Games
of business core courses as foundation for        GSB 582
the degree.                                        or MGMT 599 Internship
                                                  CPSC 500 Computer Science Internship (3 credits)
                                                  C. One course (3 credits) from each of the
                                                       following MBA discipline areas ____ 12 credits
                                                  C.1      Accounting
                                                  C.2      Finance
                                                  C.3      Management and Operations
                                                  C.4      Global Marketing


                                                  The list of approved courses for the MBA disciplines are
                                                  included in the MBA program catalog pages.
                                                  D.     Computer Engineering Masters Project:
                                                         CPEG 597 ___________________ 3 credits
                                                  E.     ELECTIVES___________________ 6 credits

                                                  TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48




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M.S. in Electrical Engineering/MBA Dual Degree Program

The Dual Masters Program in Electrical En-        Course Requirements                                        Students are required to study an additional
gineering and MBA is one of the available                                                                    two elective courses. A student may select
Dual Graduate Degree Programs at the Uni-         REQUIRED COURSES ____________________                      these courses from among the graduate
versity of Bridgeport.                            A. Required Core Courses in Electrical                     course offerings of the Electrical Engineer-
                                                      Engineering _________________ 15 credits               ing	 or	 Computer	 Science	 and	 Engineering	
The Masters of Science Degree in Electrical
                                                     (Five courses approved by the Electrical Engi-          Department. These courses could be used
Engineering is a course of study designed to
                                                     neering academic advisor.)                              to satisfy one or more of the concentra-
increase	the	student’s	knowledge	and	com-
                                                                                                             tion areas within the Electrical Engineer-
petence in basic areas necessary for Modern       B.    Required Core Courses in MBA
                                                                                                             ing graduate concentration areas. The list
Electrical Engineering, while affording suf-
                                                  B1. Required Courses_______________ 9 credits              of concentrations is detailed in the catalog
ficient freedom to allow an in-depth study
                                                  GSB 561                                                    pages of the M.S. in Electrical Engineering
of	 such	 areas	 as	 Communications,	 Control	
                                                  or MGMT 597 Business Strategy (Capstone)                   program.
Systems, Electronics and Digital Process-
ing. Admission to the program requires an         GSB 560                                                    Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
undergraduate background that includes            or MGMT 580 Business and Society: Intellectual             sion section of this catalog for course work
elementary physics, a calculus sequence,                                                                     details for all the concentration areas.
linear algebra, communications and signal                        Property and Anti-trust Law
processing. The department may require            GSB 570
students to take make–ups for background          or MGMT 539 International Issues
deficiencies.                                     B2. Experiential Learning ____________ 3 credits
The MBA is a course of study intended to          ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
prepare individuals whose undergradu-             GSB 581
ate background is in business. The MBA            or MGMT 581 Business Games
Program requires 30 to 54 semester hours          GSB 582
of	 study	 depending	 on	 the	 student’s	 aca-    or MGMT 599 Internship
demic background and level of academic
                                                  CPSC 500 Computer Science Internship (3 credits)
achievement. Students with a recent four-
year	bachelor’s	degree	and	good	academic	         C. One course (3 credits) from each of the follow-
average from an accredited business college            ing MBA discipline areas ________ 12 credits
may be able to complete the program with          C.1     Accounting
30 semester hours of advanced study. Stu-         C.2     Finance
dents	 with	 a	 bachelor’s	 degree	 in	 a	 non-   C.3     Management and Operations
business field may require up to 24 credits       C.4     Global Marketing
of business core courses as foundation for
the degree.
                                                  The list of approved courses for the MBA disciplines are
                                                  included in the MBA program catalog pages.
                                                  D. Electrical Engineering Masters Project:
                                                       ELEG 597 ___________________ 3 credits
                                                  E. ELECTIVES ____________________ 6 credits




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M.S. in Mechanical Engineering/MBA Dual Degree Program

The Dual Masters of Science Program in Me-        Course Requirements                                  ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
chanical Engineering and MBA is one of the                                                             GSB 581
available Dual Graduate Degree Programs           REQUIRED COURSES ____________________                or MGMT 581 Business Games
at the University of Bridgeport.                  A. Required Core Courses in Mechanical               GSB 582
                                                      Engineering _________________ 15 credits
The Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineer-                                                             or MGMT 599 Internship
ing provides advanced study in traditional           Choose four courses from one of the following     CPSC 500 Computer Science Internship (3 credits)
                                                     concentration areas and a fifth course from the
and contemporary Mechanical Engineering              other area.                                       C. One course (3 credits) from each of the
areas such as solid mechanics, structural                                                                   following MBA discipline areas _____ 9 credits
dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer,         Traditional Track
                                                                                                       C.1     Accounting
mechanical design, computational meth-            (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)
ods,	 CAD/CAE/CAM,	 Ergonomics,	 Design	                                                               C.2     Finance
and Innovation, Intellectual Property and         MEEG 410 Advanced Fluid Dynamics                     C.3     Global Marketing
Manufacturing. Admission to the program           MEEG 452 Advanced Vibration
requires an undergraduate background that         MEEG 453 Finite Element Methods                      The list of approved courses for the MBA disciplines are
includes elementary physics, a calculus se-       MEEG 454 Advanced Dynamics                           included in the MBA program catalog pages.
quence, linear algebra and the following          MEEG 463 Advanced Heat Transfer
fundamental coursework in Mechanical En-                                                               D. Mechanical Engineering Masters Project:
                                                  MATH 401 Advanced Analysis I
gineering or related field. The department                                                                 MEEG 597 ___________________ 3 credits
                                                  Design Management Track:
may require students to take make–ups for                                                              E. ELECTIVES ____________________ 9 credits
background deficiencies.                          (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)
The MBA is a course of study intended to                                                               TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48
                                                  MEEG 421 Computer Aided Engineering/Design
prepare individuals whose undergradu-             MEEG 422 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects                   Students are required to study an addi-
ate background is in business. The MBA            MEEG 423 CAM & NC Machining                          tional three elective courses. A student
Program requires 30 to 54 semester hours                                                               may select these courses from among the
                                                  MEEG 430 Design & Innovation
of	 study	 depending	 on	 the	 student’s	 aca-                                                         graduate course offerings of the Mechani-
                                                  MEEG 440 Ergonomics
demic background and level of academic                                                                 cal Engineering Department. These courses
achievement. Students with a recent four-         MEEG 490 Intellectual Property & Technology
                                                                                                       could be used to satisfy one or more of the
year	bachelor’s	degree	and	good	academic	         Manufacturing Management Track                       concentration areas within the Mechanical
average from an accredited business college       (Take 3 credits from Traditional Core Courses)       Engineering graduate concentration areas.
may be able to complete the program with                                                               The list of concentrations is detailed in the
30 semester hours of advanced study. Stu-         MEEG 407 Materials & Methods in Manufacturing        catalog pages of the M.S. in Mechanical En-
dents	 with	 a	 bachelor’s	 degree	 in	 a	 non-   MEEG 423 Advanced CAE/CAD Projects                   gineering program.
business field may require up to 24 credits       MEEG 571 Innovations & Product Development
of business core courses as foundation for                                                             Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                  MEEG 572 Production Technology & Techniques
the degree.                                                                                            sion section of this catalog for course work
                                                  MEEG 573 Supply Chain Management                     details for all the concentration areas.
                                                  MEEG 574 Principles of Logistics
                                                  MEEG 575 Manufacturing Strategies
                                                  B. Required Core Courses in MBA
                                                  B1. Required Courses_______________ 9 credits
                                                  GSB 561
                                                  or MGMT 597 Business Strategy (Capstone)
                                                  GSB 560
                                                  or MGMT 580 Business and Society: Intellectual
                                                                 Property and Anti-trust Law
                                                  GSB 570
                                                  or MGMT 539 International Issues
                                                  B2. Experiential Learning ____________ 3 credits




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M.S. in Technology Management/MBA Dual Degree Program

The Dual Masters degree program in Tech-          Course Requirements                                        Students are required to study an additional
nology Management and MBA is one of the                                                                      five elective courses. A student may select
available Dual Graduate Degree Programs           REQUIRED COURSES ____________________                      these courses from among the graduate
at the University of Bridgeport.                  A. Required Core Courses in Technology                     course offerings of the Technology Man-
                                                     Management. ________________ 15 credits                 agement or MBA programs. These courses
The	Technology	Management	Master’s	Pro-
                                                                                                             could be used to satisfy one or more of the
gram is designed to develop leaders adept              (A total of 31 semester hours is required in an ap-
                                                                                                             concentration areas within the Technology
at managing technological change, and                  proved program of study for the MS. in Technology
                                                                                                             Management or MBA concentration areas.
skilled in establishing and maintaining su-            Management .)
                                                                                                             The list of concentrations is detailed in the
perior competitive advantage for their re-        TCMG 400        Marketing, Entrepreneurial &               catalog pages of the M.S. in Technology
spective enterprises.                                             Innovation Issues and Practices in         Management program and the MBA pro-
                                                                  Management
The MBA is a course of study intended to                                                                     gram.
                                                  TCMG 424        Total Quality Management and
prepare individuals whose undergradu-                             Continuous Process Improvement             Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
ate background is in business. The MBA
                                                  TCMG 484                                                   sion section of this catalog for course work
Program requires 30 to 54 semester hours
                                                   or MGMT 535 Finance and Accounting for Managers           details for all the concentration areas.
of	 study	 depending	 on	 the	 student’s	 aca-
demic background and level of academic            TCMG 505
achievement. Students with a recent four-         or MGMT 532 Global Program & Project Management
year	bachelor’s	degree	and	good	academic	         TCMG 523
average from an accredited business college       or MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams and Managing Change
may be able to complete the program with          Four courses will count in satisfying the MBA require-
30 semester hours of advanced study. Stu-         ments in the areas of Marketing, Accounting, and Man-
dents	 with	 a	 bachelor’s	 degree	 in	 a	 non-   agement.
business field may require up to 24 credits
                                                  B.   Required Core Courses in MBA
of business core courses as foundation for
the degree.                                            Completion of the following core courses
                                                       (16 credit hours)
                                                  B1. Required Courses_______________ 9 credits
                                                  TCMG 499       Introduction to Graduate Studies
                                                  or MGMT 597 Business Strategy (Capstone)
                                                  or MGMT 580 Business and Society: Intellectual
                                                                 Property and Anti-trust Law
                                                  or MGMT 539 International Issues
                                                  B2. Experiential Learning ____________ 3 credits
                                                  ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

                                                  MGMT 581      Business Games
                                                  or MGMT 599 Internship
                                                  CPSC 500 Computer Science Internship (3 credits)
                                                  C. One course (3 credits) from each of the
                                                      following MBA discipline areas _____ 6 credits
                                                  C.1       Finance
                                                  C.2       Information Technology
                                                  The list of approved courses for the MBA disciplines are
                                                  included in the MBA program catalog pages.
                                                  D. ELECTIVES ___________________ 15 credits

                                                  TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS ________________ 48




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Technology Management Master of Science Degree

Chairman: Jani Pallis. Ph.D.                      and career choices and flexibility for the            M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technology Bldg                       students:                                       5.    M.S. in Technology Management and
Telephone: (203) 576-4579                                                                               MBA
                                                  (I)	List	of	Concentrations:
Fax: (203) 576-4750
Email: jpallis@bridgeport.edu                     1. Bio-Tech Management                          Furthermore, customized study plans to al-
                                                                                                  low acquiring the Technology Management
The	Technology	Management	Master’s	Pro-           2. Environmental and Energy
                                                                                                  M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D.
gram is designed to develop leaders adept at          Management
                                                                                                  degree	in	Computer	Science	and	Engineer-
managing technological change, and skilled        3. Global Program and Project                   ing or the Ed.D. degree in Education are
in establishing and maintaining superior              Management                                  available. Doctoral students in these two
competitive advantage for their respective        4. Intellectual Property Management             programs should consult their respective
enterprises. For an enterprise, continuing        5. Management and Operations                    doctoral advisors to work on their individ-
advancement of technology provides both                                                           ualized plans. Further details on the dual
                                                  6. New Product Development and
opportunities and threats.It is essential that                                                    Masters degree programs are available in
                                                      Management
an enterprise continually develops, sources                                                       the catalog section on dual graduate pro-
and/or applies, the latest relevant technol-      7. Strategic Sourcing and Vendor
                                                                                                  grams.
ogy in products, services, and systems in             Management
support of the key business functions and         8.	 Supply	Chain	and	Service	Management         COURSE REQUIREMENTS _________________
processes	such	as	R	&	D,	marketing,	sales,	       9. Total Quality Management                     A. A total of 34 semester hours is required
customer service engineering, manufactur-                                                            in an approved program of study for the
ing, operations, finance, accounting, distri-     Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-
                                                  sion	Catalog	pages	for	course	details	of	the	      M.S. in Technology Management.
bution and others.
                                                  concentration areas.                            B.	 Completion	of	the	following	core	cours-
Learning Outcomes                                 A student may select elective courses from          es (18 credit hours):
                                                  one or more of the above concentrations         TCMG 400      Marketing, Entrepreneurship and
The UB Technology Management Program              to satisfy the MS or dual Masters degree re-                  Innovation Issues & Practices in
is specifically designed to develop skills        quirements.                                                   Management
and competencies such as:                                                                         TCMG 424      Total Quality Management and
                                                  In addition, the department also offers the
1. Identifying and evaluating the impact of       opportunity to acquire dual graduate de-                      Continuous Process Improvement
    relevant changing technology and man-         grees along with the M.S. degree in Tech-       TCMG 495      Contemporary Issues in Communications
    aging those changes.                          nology	 Management.	 Candidates	 for	 these	                  and Quantitative Methods
2. Designing programs to identify, develop        dual Masters degree programs are typi-          TCMG 505
   and implement innovative technological         cally required to complete a total of 48-51     or GSB 537
   based solutions.                               credit hours to satisfy the requirements of     or MGMT 532 Global Program & Project Management
                                                  two Masters degrees. This implies 18 credit     TCMG 523
3. Managing the effective planning and ex-        hours in addition to the 34 hours required      or GSB 580
   ecution of those technology based initia-      for the M.S. degree in Technology Manage-       or MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams and Managing
   tives and the integration of their results     ment.                                                        Change
   into	 the	 mainstream	 of	 an	 enterprises’	
   strategy, processes and operations.            Please refer to the Graduate Studies Divi-      TCMG 525
                                                  sion catalogue pages for detailed informa-      or GSB 535
4. The application of technology to create        tion on Dual Graduate Degree programs.          or MGMT 535 Finance and Accounting for Non-
   wealth.                                                                                                     Financial Managers
                                                  (II) List of available dual graduate degree
5. Leadership, the creation and sustenance        programs:                                       C.	 Completion	 of	 TCMG	 597AB/MGMT	
   of high-performance global teams and                                                               597	or	TCMG	598	or	a	Master’s	Project(3	
   enabling innovation.                           1.   M.S. in Technology Management and
                                                                                                      credit hours):
                                                       M.S.	in	Computer	Science
The Department offers, as an integral part        2.   M.S. in Technology Management and          	    TCMG	597AB/MGMT	597	is	a	Capstone/
of the Technology Management Masters                   M.S.	in	Computer	Engineering                    Project course designed to integrate con-
Degree, the opportunity to specialize in a                                                             cepts taught throughout the program and
number of concentrations, which are inter-        3.   M.S. in Technology Management and
                                                                                                       requires the development of a Business
                                                       M.S. in Electrical Engineering
disciplinary and available through various                                                             Plan as one of the course requirements.
departments to provide more educational           4.   M.S. in Technology Management and
                                                                                                       Students may alternately complete a the-




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Technology Management Master of Science Degree

   sis	or	master’s	project.
D.	Completion	of	ENGR	400	(1	credit)
E.	 Elective	Courses	(12	credit	hours)
   Students must take four elective courses
   (12 credit hours). These electives may be
   selected from any of the concentration
   areas	listed	in	(I)	List	of	Concentrations,	
   above, in consultation with the program
   academic advisor. A list and description
   of the courses available in each concen-
   tration is available in the catalog section
   on course descriptions.
The concentration areas can be applied to
satisfy the requirements of dual Masters de-
gree programs of study.
Other Technology Management project
courses:
TCMG 500     Graduate Co-Op/Internship
             in Technology Management
             (1-3 credit hours)
TCMG 597C Masters Project (1 credit hour)
TCMG 598     Thesis in Technology Management
             (3-6 credit hours)
TCMG 599     Independent Study in Technology
             Management (3 credit hours)
As a pre-requisite for the program, all stu-
dents are expected to have a demonstrated
familiarity with statistical analysis. Any re-
medial course taken to meet this require-
ment will not be considered as an elective.
Students are also expected to demonstrate
basic computing skills.
Since July 2004, the Department of Tech-
nology Management has been offering the
full M.S. degree program in Technology
Management through distance learning. For
more information please contact the depart-
ment or visit: http://www.bridgeport.edu/
ub/dlearning/




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Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. Program

Program Coordinator:                                   Learning Outcomes                                B. Time and Load Guidelines:
Prof. Khaled Elleithy                                                                                     Both full and part-time students are en-
Engineering Technology Building                        The graduate from the Ph.D. program in the
                                                       School of Engineering will: 1) use advanced        couraged to apply for the Ph.D. degree,
Telephone: (203) 576-4703                                                                                 which should be completed within a
Fax: (203) 576-4765                                    mathematical proof methodologies in com-
                                                       puter science and engineering; 2) demon-           maximum of seven calendar years. A
Email: elleithy@bridgeport.edu                                                                            Ph.D. student (part-time or full-time) is
                                                       strate a strong and in depth background in
The Ph.D. degree is a certification of critical        hardware and software issues in computer           expected to devote the necessary time to
aptitude in scholarship, imagination, knowl-           science; 3) posses a strong background in          courses and research in order to make sat-
edge in the discipline, enterprise in research,        implementing software systems and/or hard-         isfactory progress toward the degree. Sat-
and proficiency and style in communication.            ware systems; 4) posses a strong background        isfactory progress includes active personal
A candidate obtaining a Ph.D. degree must              in designing diverse and integrated software/      participation in the research and teaching
display a thorough understanding in the ma-            hardware systems solutions; and 5) critically      environment of the School of Engineer-
jor areas of computer science and engineer-            analyze problems and thoroughly evalu-             ing. The student advisor and dissertation
ing and must master the necessary tools and            ate potential benefits of alternative solution     committee should advise the student as
techniques so as to be able to make original           in designing software and/or hardware sys-         to her/his progress in the program. Full
contributions to the field of computer sci-            tems.                                              time students are required to register for
ence and engineering. An equally important                                                                at least 9 credit hours each semester while
aspect is that of proficiency in oral and writ-                                                           part-time students are required to register
ten communication skills.                              Program Requirements                               for at least 6 credit hours per academic
                                                                                                          year (spring and fall semesters).
The requirements of the Ph.D. program are:             A. Academic Requirements:
successful completion of preliminary ex-                                                                C.	 Course	Work:
                                                         1.	 Completion	 of	 the	 formal	 require-
aminations and courses, satisfactory perfor-                 ments for an MSc. degree in computer         A Ph.D. candidate must complete at
mance in written comprehensive and oral                      science or computer engineering, in-         least 24 credit hours of course work, not
examinations, admission to Ph.D. candi-                      cluding a thesis.                            including the dissertation, beyond the
dacy, successful completion and defense of                                                                MSc. degree. Upper level undergraduate
                                                         2. An additional eight (3-credit hours)
original work documented as a dissertation,                                                               remedial courses cannot be used to ful-
                                                            courses, or 24 credit hours, in the dis-
and the satisfaction of additional require-                                                               fill the course work requirement.
                                                            cipline, including no more than two
ments such as teaching and seminars.                                                                    D.	Course	Grade	Point	Average:	
                                                            independent studies.
The formal degree to be offered is the Doc-              3. A two-semester teaching practice re-          A Ph.D. student is expected to maintain
tor	of	Philosophy	in	Computer	Science	and	                  quirement (3 credit hours each), for          a G.P.A. of 3.0 or more. If the G.P.A. falls
Engineering. This will be awarded to can-                   which students are to register with no        below 3.0, the student is automatically
didates who complete all the requirements                   fees. The students will be expected to        placed on probation. (Note: the grades
of the Ph.D. degree described later in this                 teach lower undergraduate level class-        in the transferred courses would not be
section.                                                    es, and/or assist professors as teach-        used	in	the	calculation	of	G.P.A).	Contin-
                                                            ing assistants (i.e.,perform a signifi-       ued probationary status for two semes-
Admission Requirements                                      cant teaching role), thus giving Ph.D.        ters may lead to dismissal of the candi-
                                                            graduates experience for an academic          date from the program. No grade less
Students admitted to the Ph.D. program
                                                            teaching career.                              than	C	is	acceptable	towards	the	course	
should have a master degree in computer
                                                                                                          work requirement.
science or engineering or related discipline             4. At least 15 semester hours of disserta-
with at least a 3.3 GPA. Interested students                tion research, culminating in a disser-     E. Seminar Requirement:
in the Ph.D. program without an M.S. de-                    tation proposal defense and disserta-         A Ph.D. student is expected to present
gree must apply and be admitted into the                    tion defense.                                 her/his research findings in public semi-
M.S. program first, and then upon finishing              5.	 Comprehensive	 examination:	 written	        nars. S/he is also expected to interact and
the M.S. degree, they would be eligible to                   and oral (proposal defense).                 participate in professional discussions
apply for the Ph.D. program.                                                                              and meetings such as conferences and
                                                         6. Publication of at least two journal pa-
Students admitted from non-English speak-                                                                 workshops. In order to fulfill these re-
                                                            pers, or one journal and two refereed
ing	foreign	countries,	having	a	master’s	de-                                                              quirements, a Ph.D. student is expected
                                                            conference papers, within the course
gree in computer science and engineering                                                                  to present one seminar after the written
                                                            of the Ph.D. topic research. These
will also be required to have a TOEFL score                                                               comprehensive examination and before
                                                            publications are not required to be sin-
of	 at	 least	 550.	 GRE’s	 are	 not	 required	 for	                                                      the dissertation defense. The seminar of
                                                            gle authored by the student and they
admission into the program, but are recom-                                                                his/her research topic for the dissertation
                                                            might be co-authored with members
mended.                                                                                                   serves as the oral (proposal defense) part
                                                            of the dissertation committee.
                                                                                                          of the comprehensive exam. The Ph.D.



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Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. Program

   coordinator awards a Pass/Fail grade af-         Ph.D. candidacy. This serves as another          CONCENTRATION AREAS _________________
   ter	consultation	with	the	student’s	disser-      important milestone in the progress to-          The	following	is	a	list	of	Research	/	Concen-
   tation advisor. The student is required to       wards the Ph.D. degree.                          tration Areas under the Ph.D. Program.
   register for one seminar course.              I. Dissertation:
                                                                                                     1.	 Computer	architecture	and	VLSI	and	
F.	 Comprehensive	Examination:	                     The student is expected to work on the               FPGA
   One of the major checkpoints in the              accepted topic and come up with origi-           2. Design, modeling and simulation of
   Ph.D. program that assesses the breadth          nal results. S/he has to report the results          embedded and integrated systems
   and depth of the student is the written          in the form of a Ph.D. dissertation. The
                                                                                                     3. Electromechanical systems prototyping
   and oral (proposal defense) comprehen-           student is encouraged to document the
                                                                                                         and optimization
   sive examination. The comprehensive              intermediate results in the form of tech-
   examination will test the breadth and            nical reports. S/he is also encouraged to        4. Robotics, automation, machine
   depth of knowledge in all aspects of             publish these results as they are discov-            perception and sensing
   computer science and engineering.                ered, in the international professional          5. Software engineering, Web development
                                                    literature, i.e., refereed conference pro-           and computational sciences
   The Ph.D. program coordinator will or-
   ganize this comprehensive examination.           ceedings and journals. Proof of good             6. Systems and computer security and
   The seminar requirement represents the           work is the acceptance of the results by             biometrics
   oral (proposal defense) section of the           reputed journals. Intermediate results can       7. Wireless and mobile computing and
   exam. The outcome of this examination            also be discussed in departmental semi-              networking.
   will be of fail or pass. A student can re-       nars. The completed dissertation must be
                                                                                                     8. Information Technology Globalization
   take this examination no more than once.         distributed to the dissertation committee            Track
   A student who does not pass the compre-          members at least two weeks before the
   hensive examination in two attempts will         dissertation defense. The committee will         SUMMARY OF MILESTONES _______________
   be dismissed from the program.                   read it and certify that the dissertation is     A summary of steps, not necessarily or-
                                                    a work of substantial merit and that it can      dered, through which a student will pro-
G.	Dissertation	Committee:	                         be defended. It is the responsibility of the     ceed is as follows:
   After passing satisfactorily the written         student that the final draft of the disserta-
   comprehensive examination and select-            tion addresses all legitimate concerns of        1. Admission to the Ph.D. program of
   ing a dissertation advisor, the student is       the committee members.                               computer science and engineering on
   required to define a problem of merit,                                                                a	‘provisional	status’,	if	needed.
                                                 J. Dissertation Defense Examination:
   carry out a literature search and prepare                                                         2.	 Completing	prerequisites	and	finish	the	
   a course of action to solve the selected         After having secured approval from the               master degree, if needed.
   problem. The candidate is expected to            dissertation committee members regard-
                                                                                                     3. Getting the status restored to ‘regular
   produce a dissertation proposal. The             ing the worthiness of the dissertation, a            Ph.D.	student’,	if	needed.
   Ph.D. program coordinator, in consulta-          student will proceed with a request for
                                                    the dissertation defense examination. The        4.	 Completing	the	course	work	
   tion with the dissertation advisor, rec-                                                              requirement for the Ph.D.
   ommends a dissertation committee for             chairman of the dissertation committee
                                                    will chair the examination. The student          5. Passing the written comprehensive
   the student. The dissertation committee
                                                    will schedule a convenient time for a pub-           examination.
   contains at least three members in addi-
   tion to the dissertation advisor. At least       lic defense. It is the responsibility of the     6.	 Admission	to	‘Candidacy’.
   four members of the dissertation com-            student to find a time that is suitable to all   7. Selection of a dissertation advisor.
   mittee must be from a professorial rank          the members of the dissertation commit-          8. Writing a dissertation proposal.
   within the school. Additionally, an exter-       tee, at least 2 weeks prior to the defense.
                                                    At the end of the defense, the decision of       9.	 Completion	of	the	seminar	requirement	
   nal examiner is appointed as well. The                                                                and working on the proposed research
   external examiner is one who has been            the dissertation committee will be pass or
                                                                                                         topic.
   distinguished in the field of computer           fail. It is the responsibility of the disser-
                                                    tation advisor to see that the comments          10. Formation of dissertation committee.
   science and engineering. S/he might not
   hold a professorial rank. Ph.D. Program          and the criticism of the audience are ad-        11. Approval of the dissertation by the
                                                    dressed adequately in the final version of           dissertation committee.
   Coordinator	and	the	Dean	of	the	School	
   of Engineering must then approve the             the dissertation. Based on the recommen-         12. Successful completion of the
   dissertation committee.                          dation of the dissertation committee, the            dissertation defense.
                                                    Ph.D. coordinator, and the Departmental          13. Submission of dissertation to the
H.	Admission	to	Candidacy:	                         Chairman,	the	Dean	of	the	School	of	En-              School of Engineering.
   When a student passes the comprehen-             gineering will recommend the Ph.D. de-
                                                                                                     14. Graduation with a Ph.D. degree in
   sive examination and fulfills all other          gree subject to the satisfaction of all other
                                                                                                         Computer	Science	and	Engineering.
   requirements, s/he will be admitted to           formal requirements.



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