Meet Your Major

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Studying accounting, business, and economics at the Mount not only prepares students for global leadership positions across industries, but offers unparalleled opportunity for students across New York City. Just minutes from Manhattan, the College provides undergraduate and graduate students with the support and preparation to gain internships, apprenticeships, and employment at many of the nation’s top businesses, corporations, and organizations. Join Chair and Assistant Professor of Management Nina Aversano as she explores these opportunities, which leads graduates to secure leadership positions as business analysts, human resources generalists, operations managers, marketing specialists, and entrepreneurs.


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The field of psychology applies the methods of science to help understand some of the most important aspects of the human experience. At the Mount, a degree in psychology contributes to a myriad of life and social skills: it helps us understand ourselves, other people, and the world around us; it fosters the development of sound analytical skills and scientific method; and it builds better communicators, collaborators, and leaders. Join Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology Katherine Alexander, Assistant Professor of Psychology John McCullagh, and Assistant Professor of Psychology Stefanie Vuotto to explore the ongoing investigations into the psychological phenomenon and its contributions to a vibrant learning environment both in and out of the classroom.


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Communication students advance their understanding of theoretical, critical, and historical approaches, and demonstrate the ability to think analytically about issues in media studies and human communication. Join Chair of Division of Communication, Art, and Media and Associate Professor of Communication Ted Kafala, Professor of Communication Vincent Fitzgerald, and Associate Professor of Communication Michelle Scollo to find out how a Mount communication degree offers students flexibility as they decide on a career, while also preparing them for a rapidly changing world that needs versatile, well-spoken individuals skilled in writing, public presentation, and interpersonal and organizational communication.


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Modern Languages and Literatures

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Are you ready to immerse yourself in a variety of modern languages, literatures, and their cultures. The foundational courses we offer teach students to comprehend, read, write, and speak effectively in a another language, while the advanced courses help students begin to think across cultures and critically analyze major literary texts and other cultural productions. Join Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish Rosita Villagomez and Associate Professor of Italian and History David Aliano to learn more about how studying modern languages will offer you a greater awareness and appreciation of diverse people and cultures and a greater sensitivity towards the world today.


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The Department of English prepares students for employment, advanced study in the fields of business, education, literature, linguistics, cultural studies, and peace studies, and graduate research in the arts and humanities.  Chair and Associate Professor of English Anthony Lee, Professor of English Robert Jacklosky, Assistant Professor of English Matthew Leporati, Assistant Professor of English Leonard Nalencz, Associate Professor of English Stephanie Pietros, Professor of English Sarah Stevenson, and students Ariana Quintana ’24 and Kayla Pagano ’21 in learning about the world of opportunities that studying English provides you.


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Natural Sciences

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The Division of Natural Sciences has developed comprehensive programs of study in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and general science that prepare students for a variety of careers in health care, research, and education. Students studying the natural sciences are trained to apply their understanding of the scientific method by designing and performing valid scientific experiments to test hypotheses, read and critically evaluate peer-reviewed scientific research, perform and interpret quantitative analysis of scientific data, practice safety techniques, and learn how to use equipment and technology correctly in the lab and in fieldwork.

Join Associate Professor of Biology Ana Ribeiro, biochemistry major Danielle Quaranto ’20, and biology majors Amanda Solano ’23 and Genesis Torres ’20 to learn about how Mount students are encouraged to follow their curiosity and develop an appreciation for science, the interrelatedness of scientific fields from the atomic to the cosmic, and the place of humans in the natural world.


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Nursing prepares Mount students to become professional nurses who use critical thinking skills to address the complex health-related problems of a diverse population across the lifespan. Join Assistant Dean of Nursing for Clinical and Simulation Learning Mary DiBuono, Director for the Graduate Nursing Program and Instructor of Nursing Alanna Kavanaugh, Simulation Lab Nurse Educator Joy Sarabosing, Associate Professor of Nursing Laura Garcia, Professor of Graduate Nursing Janet Czermak, Associate Professor of Nursing Suzanne Carr, and Instructor of Nursing Veronica Thompson to learn about our nationally recognized School of Nursing, which trains students to provide competent, effective, and evidence-based nursing care contributing to safe and high-quality outcomes at the nation’s top hospitals.


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Sociology students at the Mount are prepared to think critically about issues of social life experience, to develop the ability to interpret and evaluate data and information in orderly fashion, and to employ a focused approach to listening, oral communication, observing, and critical, analytic writing. Join Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology Kristin Lawler, Assistant Professor of Sociology Matthew Archibald, and Associate Professor of Sociology Omar Nagi to explore our sociology major, which focuses substantively on questions of international inequality; crime, justice, and injustice; social service and public policy; urban life and urban planning; political economy; and media and popular culture.



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Are you interested in learning how past events have shaped the world in which we live, and how different cultural, political, religious, and social groups have formed and interacted—from the ancient world to the present? Join Chair and Associate Professor of History Daniel Opler, Professor of History Joseph Skelly, and current student Matthew Stern ’21 to explore our history program—comprised of a range of exciting, cutting-edge courses in American, European, and global history—which provides students the opportunity to master academic skills essential to professional life, including analytical writing, information literacy, complex research methodologies, critical assessment, and public speaking.


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Math and Data Analytics

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The study of mathematics is complex and far-ranging, enabling students to progress from a procedural, computational understanding of mathematics to a broad understanding that can encompass logical reasoning, generalization, abstraction, and proof. Join Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics Peter Luthy to explore math and data analytics at the Mount, which not only educates all students in quantitative reasoning and rigorous deduction, but allows students to learn how to analyze data carefully and communicate results and conclusions effectively—skills that can be adapted to any career path.



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Still undecided? learn about you can find your major at Mount Saint Vincent. Join Gabrielle Occhiogrosso, Associate Dean of the College and Jordan Anderson, Director of the Mount Access Program (MAP). You’ll learn about the Oxley Integrated Advising Program and Oxley Advisors who can help you throughout your academic career with exploring potential career paths to finding internship opportunities.