Academics, Residential Living, and Internships

The Bridge Program, based at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, serves college-aged students with various learning styles and abilities. Students in the program may live on campus or commute, take selected Bridge Program non-credit community classes, participate in college-level courses and have community-based work internships.

Academics
The Bridge community class offerings are listed below. All Bridge Program community classes are non-credit bearing. Bridge Program community classes are open to the larger community and not specific for students with disabilities. Any Mount Saint Vincent undergraduate student may enroll in Bridge Program community classes and workshops.

Year 1 Community Classes:

  • FSEM 001 Introduction to College Life I
  • BUSN 001 Introduction to Employment I
  • BUSN 017 Introduction to Technology I
  • PSYC 008 Intimacy and Adult Relationships I
  • BIOL 001 Nutrition I
  • ART 001 Fitness II
  • COMM 004 Student Forum I

 Year 2 Community Classes:

  • PSYC 015 Social Psychology and Adult Living I
  • BUSN 013 Employment Topics I
  • PSYC 008 Intimacy and Adult Relationships I
  • PSYC 006 Mindfulness I
  • ART 003 Fitness III
  • COMM 016 Student Forum III

College of Mount Saint Vincent community classes and workshops will increase independence, promoting opportunities for community living and inclusion. They are accommodated without compromising the participants’ health and safety and are provided to benefit the program participants, as well as the larger community.

In addition to community classes, all Bridge Program participants are encouraged to participate in college-level courses either for college credit or audit (non-credit bearing). Bridge students have participated in classes in the following areas of study:

  • Communication and Media
  • Art History
  • Fine Arts and Music
  • Sociology
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Psychology
  • First Year Experience and more

Residential Living
Residential Students will live in a fully inclusive, integrated dorm-style building with peers of the same age.

Room and Board Fees for the 2022-2023 academic year are listed below:

  • Room: $11,800
  • Board: $3,800

Please note: Students are traditionally placed in double rooms. Rare accommodations are made for medical single rooms and are assigned by availability. Applications for single rooms must be made through CMSV’s Office of Accessibility Services (OAS).

Residential and commuter students are encouraged to participate in campus-wide activities, clubs and events.

Internship Opportunities
If interested, Bridge students may practice vocational skills through on and off campus internships. Bridge students will be placed in an on or off campus internship starting the Spring semester of their first year.

Bridge students have been placed in internships in the following industry areas:

  • Retail
  • Customer service
  • Office administration
  • Facilities and maintenance
  • Athletics and fitness
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Pet grooming and supply shops