2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Partnership Information



Inter-Institutional Cross Registration

Fontbonne University participates in an inter-institutional agreement with the following universities: Lindenwood, Maryville, Missouri Baptist, and Webster. Undergraduate students may take courses at these host institutions only during the fall and spring semesters under the following conditions:

  • The student must take 12 or more credits (including the inter-institutional course) and pay full tuition at Fontbonne.
  • The inter-institutional course is not offered at the home institution during the semester the student wishes to take the course.
  • The host institution must have room in the course.
  • The student is limited to six credits or two courses per semester at the host institution.
  • The student does not pay additional tuition for the inter-institutional course (unless it brings the total credits over 18), but must pay the host institution any incidental fees such as for laboratory or studio materials.
  • The student should not take inter-institutional courses during the semester in which the student expects to graduate due to the unavailability of a timely final transcript from the other institution’s registrar’s office.

The Fontbonne registrar’s office handles registration for inter-institutional courses. Required forms are available in the registrar’s office.

Chiropractic. Dual Degree in Chiropractic with Logan University College of Chiropractic in St. Louis (3/3)

Fontbonne University students may elect to pursue a 3/3 program of study in connection with the Logan University College of Chiropractic in St. Louis. Students who have completed the first three years of coursework toward a biology degree at Fontbonne, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 can apply to Logan University College of Chiropractic. Upon satisfactory completion of the first year of coursework in chiropractic, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Fontbonne University. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne during the fall semester of the student’s first year at Logan University. Upon satisfactory completion of the third year of study at Logan College of Chiropractic the student would be awarded a doctorate in chiropractic.

Engineering. Dual Degree Program with the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, the University of Missouri-Kansas City or with Washington University in St. Louis

Fontbonne University students may choose a dual degree program of study in collaboration with either the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City or the James McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. This program may be combined with any major, but is most easily achieved in conjunction with a major in applied mathematics or in biology. Because of the many engineering avenues, students must work closely with the dual degree advisor to map out a curriculum plan. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of B+ (3.25 on a 4.0 scale) or better, both overall and in science and mathematics courses, is required for admission to the engineering schools. Applicants with lower GPAs are considered on a case-by-case basis. Upon satisfactory completion of both programs, the student will be awarded bachelor of science degrees from both Fontbonne University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City or from both Fontbonne University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Nursing with the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis (2/2)

Fontbonne University students may elect to pursue a program of study in connection with the Goldfarb School of Nursing (GSON), located at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital complex. Students who have completed a minimum of one semester with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 may apply for admission to GSON. If accepted, the student must complete the remainder of the general education and prerequisite coursework, maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, before transferring to GSON for training in clinical techniques and procedures. Qualified students should be aware that there can be a waiting period before matriculation at GSON. After completion of 5 terms at GSON the student would qualify for the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from the Goldfarb School of Nursing. Each school retains its own tuition rates and separate financial aid packages, and GSON students must be available a minimum of 30-40 hours per week, for course work and simulation labs during the day or evenings and for clinical experiences during days, evenings and/or weekends. Students complete their clinical experiences at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center and other BJC HealthCare hospitals and St. Louis area health care facilities.

For certification as an RN, eligible graduates must also pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).

Occupational Therapy with Washington University in St. Louis (3/2)

Fontbonne University students may elect to pursue a 3/2 program of study in connection with the Occupational Therapy (OT) program in the Washington University School of Medicine. Students who have completed the first three years of coursework for either a biology or a psychology degree at Fontbonne and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in required prerequisite courses may apply for admission to the OT program at Washington University during their junior year at Fontbonne. Upon satisfactory completion of the first year of coursework at Washington University, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in biology or a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Fontbonne University. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne during the fall semester of the student’s first year at Washington University. At the end of the second year of study at Washington University, the student would qualify for a master of occupational therapy degree from the Washington University School of Medicine.

Social Work. Accelerated Bridge Program with Saint Louis University School of Social Work

Admission pre-requisites for Fontbonne University’s undergraduate Social Work students for Saint Louis University’s School of Social Work MSW Program are

  • A major in Social Work
  • Completion of Social Work Foundation Courses
  • Obtained senior level status
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 including transfer credit; and a 3.2 GPA in major
  • Registered as a Fulltime Student

*The minimum credit hours for fulltime status at Fontbonne is 12 credit hours. However, Students should not exceed 12 credit hours when registered in the Masters level courses at Saint Louis University.

Timeline

By October 1st Attend Mandatory Information Session led by SLU Graduate Admissions

By November 15 Eligible students notified via email by Fontbonne BSW Program Director

By February 1st Applications due through the online system, including:

  • Application to Accelerated Program
  • Resume
  • Professional Goal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript

By February 15 Participate in an in-person interview with Director of SLU Graduate Admissions

By March 1 receive admission decision via email from SLU’S Office of Graduate Education

By March 15 Confirm admissions through the online system described in the admissions email from SLU’s Office of Graduate Education

By April 15 Meet with Fontbonne BSW Advisor and SLU MSW Program Director to plan senior year.

Students with conditional probationary admissions into the Bridge Program may take between 3 - 9 credit hours.

Students will be granted credit for these courses in the MSW Program contingent upon:

  • Maintaining a “B” or better in all MSW courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Completion of all baccalaureate degree requirements at Fontbonne University
  • Meet all requirements for admission into the MSW Program at SLU

Failure to meet any of these requirements may jeopardize the student’s admission into the MSW Program.

Accelerated Bridge students will be given conditional probationary admissions in to the MSW Program. Saint Louis University School of Social Work tuition rates and fees will apply towards MSW courses taken. Accelerated Bridge students are not eligible to apply for School of Social Work scholarships until they have completed their undergraduate degree and become a classified student in the MSW Program. Students should discuss with their undergraduate financial aid office and Saint Louis University’s Office of Student Financial Services what, if any, federal/state grants or loans will apply to their study at Saint Louis University School of Social Work.

Upon completion of graduation requirements at Fontbonne University, receipt of final transcript and successful completion of MSW courses; student admissions status will be reviewed and updated to classified.

Social Work. Accelerated Degree Arrangement with Washington University in St. Louis

Fontbonne students may choose a 3/2 program of study in connection with the George Warren Brown (GWB) School of Social Work at Washington University. Students who have completed the first three years of required work for a major in human services at Fontbonne and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 may apply for admission to the GWB School of Social Work at the end of the junior year. Upon satisfactory completion of the first year at GWB, the student will be awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Fontbonne University. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for this degree from Fontbonne at the satisfactory completion of the first year at GWB. At the end of the second year of study at GWB, students should qualify for a master of social work (MSW) degree at Washington University.

Theology. Aquinas Institute of Theology Accelerated Undergraduate/ Graduate Agreement

This agreement gives Fontbonne students accelerated access to graduate education. Ecumenical in scope, this program appeals to students who wish to pursue graduate studies in theology, careers in theological education, and a variety of lay ministries.

Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ) Exchange Program

The Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ) Exchange Program offers students the opportunity to broaden their educational experience by studying for a semester or a year at a member campus. On each of the ACSSJ campuses the student “will encounter a caring and hospitable community, concern for all without distinction, efforts to respond to the needs of the times, an orientation toward excellence, and endeavors to make a difference in the local and world community.” The program offers an enriched academic experience with many exciting opportunities for intellectual and personal development.

To be eligible for the exchange program, a student must have completed, by the time of the visit to another campus, at least 24 semester hours at the home campus and have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 system. A student interested in the exchange program should contact the office of academic affairs for more information at least one full semester before the planned exchange. Contact the office of academic affairs for more information. Members include:

Online College Consortium (Acadeum)

Fontbonne University students may enroll in an online course offered through the Acadeum course-sharing website.  Fontbonne students are able to enroll in online Acadeum courses offered through the Association of Colleges of the Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ) as well as over 250 independent, accredited liberal arts colleges and universities that belong to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).   An online course taken through Acadeum is not treated as a transfer course, but as institutional credit.  Online courses taken through Acadeum impact students’ grade-point averages just like any other Fontbonne University course.  Students who receive the GI bill benefits cannot use their benefits cover these courses.  If they have questions, please contact Shawn McCaw.

Lower Cost Models Consortium (RIZE)

Fontbonne University partners with the Lower Cost Models Consortium (LCMC) to offer undergraduate courses in Actuarial Science, Digital Marketing, Game Development, Esports and Gaming Administration and Professional Sales.  Courses are offered online through RIZE Education as a regular part of Fontbonne’s curriculum.  Check Fontbonne’s course schedule for offerings. Students who receive the GI bill benefits cannot use their benefits cover these courses.  If they have questions, please contact Shawn McCaw.

Academic Collaboration with Avila Unversity

Fontbonne collaborates with Avila University, a university founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Kansas City, Missouri, to offer accelerated masters programs for undergraduate students at both Fontbonne and Avila.  Fontbonne also offers the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology on Avila’s campus in Kansas City.

Agreement with Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Through an agreement with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fontbonne undergraduate students meeting certain academic and volunteer standards qualify for a guaranteed admission interview with the Edward Via College.  Details can be obtained from the Department of Biological and Behavioral Sciences.

International Affiliations

Fontbonne University has affiliations with a number of institutions around the world for undergraduate and graduate programs. These universities include:

Xi’an Fanyi University - China
Wuchang University of Technology - China
China Women’s University - China
Xi’an Siyuan University - China
Fu Jen Catholic University - Taiwan
National Taiwan University of Arts - Taiwan
Chang Jung Christian University - Taiwan
Aletheia University - Taiwan
Hosei University - Japan
Regent’s College London - United Kingdom
Siva Sivani Institute of Management - India
Beifeng University of Nationalities - China
Providence University - Taiwan
Blue Hill College - Ecuador
Broward College - Ecuador
INTI - Malaysia
Singapore Polytechnic - Singapore
Siva Sivani Institute of Management - India
Hunan University of Science & Engineering - China

Please direct all questions related to international affiliations to the Office of International Affairs at 314-889-4778 or internationalaffairs@fontbonne.edu.