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Campus Interchange Programs
St. Thomas Aquinas College is part of a campus interchange program involving four accredited colleges located in different geographic areas of the United States. A student may attend a semester at one of the participating colleges during his/her junior year. Tuition is paid to the student’s home campus; all other expenses are paid on the campus where they are incurred. Students participating in the program must coordinate financial aid as well as academic programs through the Director of Academic Advisement. Cooperating colleges are Barry University, Miami, Florida; Dominican College of San Rafael, California; and Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Course by Appointment
Courses by Appointment may be offered to juniors, seniors, and post-graduate students only under certain conditions. Courses by Appointment are offered only during the Fall and Spring semesters and over the course of the Summer. Students must be in good academic standing and are limited to enroll in two (2) courses by appointment over their St. Thomas Aquinas career. Courses by Appointment are not available as repeats of courses in which D’s or F’s were earned. Please see Division Chairpersons for rules and regulations.

On-line Courses
No more than two on-line courses may be taken off-campus.  See the Director of Academic Advisement or the Registrar.

Independent Study
Independent Study is a student-generated and faculty-supervised course. Students, who have topics of special interest which they would like to probe in depth, may devise their own course of study and submit a completed application form for independent study to a faculty member qualified in the area to be studied.  Following agreement between the student and the faculty member on this decision, approval must be obtained from the Chairperson of the Division. Independent study is available to all degree candidates who have completed a minimum of 33 credits at St. Thomas Aquinas College. No more than six credits in independent study may be applied toward a student’s major.

Internship/Field Experience/Practicum
Individualized work experiences, which are offered in many of the disciplines, enable students majoring in a particular area to become more familiar with the various opportunities and the qualifications necessary in the field. Internship/Field Experience/Practicum is a structured course under the supervision of a faculty moderator in the specific discipline.

Off-Campus Courses
The College coordinates a number of off-campus programs at regional high schools. These courses are open to qualified high school students with permission of the high school principal. Programs are currently offered at the following high schools: Albertus Magnus, Bardonia; Ateres Bais Yaakov, Monsey; Bais Yaakov of Ramapo, Monsey; Carmel, Carmel; Clarkstown North, New City; Clarkstown South, West Nyack; Fox Lane High School, Bedford; John S. Burke Catholic High School, Goshen; Maria Regina High School, Hartsdale; Nanuet, Nanuet; New Milford, New Jersey; North Rockland, Thiells; Suffern, Suffern; and Tappan Zee, Orangeburg. The College also offers occasional programs on a demand basis at local businesses and industries.

Study Abroad
The College offers exchange programs with other institutions, such as St. Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia and, through St. John’s University, offers overseas programs for college credit in France, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Japan and Italy.  The Director of International Study maintains a list of study abroad opportunities.

Summer Session
The summer session includes a varied program of studies and is open to students who wish to accelerate their regular programs of studies or to make up deficiencies. The summer session is also open to all qualified applicants seeking to accelerate or supplement their programs in other colleges or universities; for teachers working toward certification, for senior high school students with permission of their guidance counselors; and for those persons interested in taking college courses for personal satisfaction.

Winter Interim
The winter interim is a three-week session designed to provide students the opportunity to take one course between the fall and spring semesters.

   
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