Part-time undergraduates must satisfy the criteria set by the departments selected as their major and minor fields. However, although they must complete a minimum of 120 credits (60 of them at Manhattanville), they may do so over longer period of time.
Part-time students are urged to develop solid writing skills and to become conversant in the use of information technology in order to pursue academic research, and to acquire breadth, as well as depth, in studies. Part-time students must also complete the minimum number of credits in the liberal arts and sciences required by their specific degree program in order to meet New York State requirements the bachelor's degree.
In addition to the major and minor, they are encouraged to plan their work so that they acquaint themselves with a variety of academic areas. A special advisor in the Academic Advising office assists part-time students in this effort.
Part-Time Bachelor of Arts
Part-time undergraduates are not mandated to work within the Portfolio System, however they must also satisfy the criteria set by the departments for their major and minor fields. They may complete the required 120 credit minimum (60 of them at Manhattanville) over a longer period of time. Part-time students must complete the minimum number of credits in the liberal arts and sciences required by their specific degree program in order to meet New York State requirements for the bachelor's degree.
Accelerated Bachelor of Science
Degrees that fall under this category include: B.S. in Behavioral Studies, B.S. in Organizational Management, B.S in Communications Management, B.S./M.A.T. or B.S./MPS Program in the School of Education. Students who have completed an Associate's Degree or who have accumulated from sixty to seventy-five undergraduate credits with a G.P.A. of 2.5 may be admitted to the program. Entering students may challenge up to twelve credits for prior learning. Classes meet in the evenings and/or on Saturdays and are scheduled in eight-week modules. Each student is committed to substantial out-of-class work. Course-work is required in four of the five academic areas which include: mathematics/science/ computer science, social sciences, humanities, foreign languages, and fine arts. In at least two of the areas a minimum of six credits is required.
Dual Degree Programs
Manhattanville students have a number of options to earn a Bachelors degree leading to a Masters degree. These options prepare students for graduate admission; several are accelerated. The School of Education offers two options for full-time undergraduates who wish to combine a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Music degree, with a Master of Arts in Teaching or a Master of Professional Studies. Students not majoring in education as undergraduates who demonstrate a 3.4 or better G.P.A. may apply for the Dual Degree Honors Program. Students who have achieved a 3.0 or better G.P.A. by the end of the Junior year may apply to the "Senior Start" program. Manhattanville College has also collaborated with Fordham University, Pace University, Polytechnic University, and Boston University to create dual degree programs that involve acceleration.