Explore the Mount at open house

January 10, 2017

Open House January 29, 2017


Get a taste of the college experience at Mount Saint Mary College’s open house for high school students on Sunday, January 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus, 330 Powell Ave. in Newburgh, N.Y.

Prospective freshmen and their families can learn about undergraduate programs preparing students for careers in health professions, business, education, social services, communication/media, math, science, philosophy, and other fields.

In addition to the regular open house program, the Natural Science Division will be doing special sessions for students and families interested in learning more about the Mount's science majors.

High school students may speak with academic advisors about their plans, while being wowed by the college’s magnificent views of the Hudson River. Advisors and counselors will help students regarding application, transferring credits, and obtaining financial aid.

Meet faculty and current students, tour labs, and discover internships and research opportunities.

The Mount launched a new criminology major in the Fall 2016 semester. Formulated by Mount associate criminology professor Jenifer Lee-Gonyea, PhD, the major explores the varied aspects of crime, from victimization and the criminal justice system to exploring society’s response to criminals and the reasons people break the law. Those who complete the criminology program will have many career options, including positions in law enforcement, corrections, community service agencies, child welfare programs, adult protective services, mental health, and more.

The college also recently received approval for 5-year BA/MSEd degree programs in history or math, and adolescence education, either with or without dual certification in special education. Teachers in New York are required to earn a master’s degree within five years of their initial certification, so the program will help students complete their training in a shorter period of time. It was spearheaded by the Mount’s divisions of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Information Technology, and Education.

For more information or to register, call 1-888-YES-MSMC (1-888-937-6762), email, or see the college website at