First-Year Student Admission
The Ignatius university welcomes applications for admission from men and women regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age as defined by law, handicap, national origin, or financial condition. Selection is based primarily on academic promise as indicated by secondary school performance, recommendations, and standardized test ( sat, act) scores. Secondarily, decisions reflect consideration of the individual experience and particular circumstances unique to each candidate.
A secondary diploma or g.E.D. Equivalency is usually required for admission to the Ignatius University. Typically academic preparation should include four years of English; three years of mathematics; three years of science; two years both of a social science and a foreign language; and other credit electives. However, the university values diversity and understands that some students may have different high school curricular patterns.
Applications of candidates are considered on a continuous basis and admissions are on-going all during the year. Once accepted, a student may begin course work immediately.
The test of English as a foreign language ( TOEFL ) is required of all candidates whose native or official language is not English. TOEFL results for successful applicants are usually at least 500.
Advanced Placement Status
All CLEPexams are accepted. The advanced placement tests of the college entrance examination board are accepted. Advanced standing may also be earned by transfer; presentation of an official transcript of college level course work is required.
The university welcomes applications for admission with advanced standing from students attending two- and four-year institutions.
Normally credit is given for academic courses in the liberal arts previously taken at accredited colleges and universities and for AP and CLEP as described above. No credit is given for any work where the score/grade was not in the passing range.
The university is willing to examine previous employment experiences and related non-collegiate education. However, students presenting this type of material have usually been in the work force for many years.
Ignatius University Undergraduate Faculty Roster, Indianapolis, Indiana
Rev. Mikeal Abdelmalek, B.S., Pharmaceutical Faculty of Alexandria, Certificate, Theological Faculty of Alexandria, Theology
James Bailey, B.A., Oklahoma City University, M.A., Ball State University, Communications
Jeffrey Bardzell, B.A., Mary Washington College, M.A., Ph.D.(c), Indiana University, Literature
Shaowen Bardzell, B.A., Tunghai University, M.A., Ph.D.(c), Indiana University, Literature
David Bundy, B.A., Seattle Pacific University, M.Div., Th.M., Asbury Theological Seminary, Ph.D.(c), Oriental Institute, Louvain, Theology
Paula Coffer, B.B.A., New Mexico State University, M.B.A., Ball State University, Economics
Brian Conolly, B.A., M.A., Stanford University, Ph.D., Indiana University, Philosophy
Maureen Curr, B.S., University of California at Los Angeles, M.S., M.D., Finch University Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, Chemistry, Biology, Spanish
Zsuzanna Czelenyi, M.A., University of Arkansas, M.A., Attila Jozsef University, Literature
James Duncan, B.S., Oakland City College, M.Div., Drew University, M.A., DePauw University, Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, Communications, Theology
Linda Edington, B.S.W., St. Benedict College, M.Ed., University of North Florida, Ed. D., Ball State University, Sociology
Erlene Flowers, B.S., M.S.Ed., Ed.D.(c), Wayne State University, Communications, English
Jesse Grimes, B.A., Baylor University, M.A., Indiana University, Philosophy
Cecile Hanna, B.S., Cairo University, Ch.B., M.B., M.D., Alexandria University, Biology, General Science
Pat Hedegard, B.S., Indiana University, M.A., Christian Theological Seminary, Psychology
Donald Hollowell, B.A., University of Indianapolis, M.A., Ed.D., Indiana University, English
Mary Janssen, B.M., M.M., University of Texas, M.A., Northern Arizona University, Ph.D. Indiana University, DEAN, Psychology, Music History
Shamsi Javaheri-Mansoor, B.A., Damavand College, M.A., Ed.D., University of San Francisco, English
Jennifer King, B.M., Illinois Wesleyan University, M.M., Florida State University, Ph.D.(c), Indiana University, Music History
Christian Kraatz, B.A., Ferrum College, M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University, Philosophy
Jason Lantzer, B.A., M.A., Indiana University, DIRECTOR of Development, History Dolly-Anne Lelong, B.B.S., National University Argentina, Ph.D., Purdue U., Biology, Mathematics, Spanish
Luiz Lopes, B.M., Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, M.M., University of Michigan, M.A.,Ph.D.(c), Indiana University, Music History
Joyce Lowry, B.S.W., M.S.W., Indiana University, Psychology, Counseling
Wilfred Michira, B.S., New Jersey City University, M.S., Leigh University, Mathematics and Sciences
Eric Metzler, B.A., University of California at Davis, M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University, Literature
Laura Oberthur, B.S., Purdue University, M.S. Louisiana State Univ., Ph.D., Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln, Biology, Mathematics
Henry Schilb, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(c), Indiana State University, Art History
Rhonda Shipley, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.(c), Indiana University, English, Communications
Simin Shirzadi, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.(c), Western Michigan University, Ed.D., Nova Southeastern Univerxsity, Sociology
Abdul Siddiqui, M.S., Ph.D., D.Sc., Aligarh Muslim University (India), Biology
Scott Simmons, B.A., Indiana University/ Purdue University,Ph.D.(c), State University of New York at Stony Brook, Philosophy
Estrella Sybinsky, B.A, University of San Carlos, M.A., University of Hawaii, History
Margaret Thomas, B.S., Winthrop College, M.S., Indiana State University, Mathematics Fredrick Tarrant, B. M., M.M., Baylor University, Ph.D., Indiana University, Music History
Barton Updike, B.A., Hanover College, M.Div., Yale University, Ed.D.(c), Indiana University, Literature, Theology
Kevin West, B.A., Harding University, M.A., Harding University, M.A., Ph.D.(c), Indiana University, Literature, Theology
Tutor Roster, Staten Island, New York
Linda Bernabeu, B.S., Hofstra University, M.A., Brooklyn College, Mathematics
Paul Burdett, B.A.,Plattsburgh State College., M.A., Midwestern State College, Ph.D.(c), Dalhousie University,History, Literature
Richard Butz B.S., St.Francis College, M.B.A.,Long Island University, M.A., City College, Mathematics
Martine Cator, B.A., New York University, J.D., Catholic University of America, History
Ronald Cross, B.A., Centenary College, M.A., Ph.D., New York University, Music History
James D’Amico, B.A., St. John’s University, M.A., Fordham University, History
Andrea DeLuca, B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed.,Wagner College, M.S.W.,Fordham University, P.D., College of Staten Island, English, Sociology
V. Rev. AnthonyDeLuca, B.S.,Queens College, B.A., M.A., St.John’s University., S.T.B., Catholic University of America, M.A., Ph.D., Fordham, RECTOR of the University, Psychology, Philosophy, Theology
Helena DeLuca, B.A., New York State University at Albany, M.S., Hofstra University, Psychology
Kathleen Donnelly, B.A., M.A., College of Staten Island, English, Literature
Lisa Dymbort, B.A., M.A., College of Staten Island, English, Literature
Erica Ehrenberg, B.A., Yale University, M.A., Ph.D., New York University, Art History
Richard Florentino, B.S.C.E., Columbia University, M.S.Env.E.,University of Illinois, Mathematics, Chemistry
Frank Giallombardo, B.S., St. John’s University, M.S., Fordham University, Communications
Hyman Goldkrantz, B.A., M.A., City College of New York, Mathematics
Helen Haselnuss, B.A., New York University, M.A. Columbia University, Spanish
Carmen Irizarry, B.A., Notre Dame College, M.S., New York University, Biology
Rev. Sunny Joseph, B.A., Calicut University, B.P.Ed., M.P.Ed., Mysoore University, M.Phil., Bharthar University, Theology
Steven Kaufman, B.B.A., Baruch College, M.A., John Jay College, Ph.D.(c), City University of New York, Sociology
Mary Kent, B.A. Finch College, Certificate, Museum Management, New School for Social Research, Certificate, Art Restoration, Ecole du Louvre, Paris, Art History
John Lucchesi, B.S., M.B.A., Wagner College, Economics
Paul Maddalone, B.A., M.S.Ed., College of Staten Island, English
David Mangeim, B.A., M.A., Wagner College, M.L.S., Rutgers University, History, Library
Ellen Novarro, B.S., City University of New York, M.A., College of Staten Island, Ed.D.(c), St. John’s University, English, Literature, Communications
Ruth O’Connor, B.S., Barry University, M.S., New York University, M.S.Ed., Wagner College, Chemistry
Paul Pagel, B.Ph., University of Detroit, M.S.W., Wayne State University, M.Ph., D.S.W., City University of New York, Sociology
John Palumbo, B.B.A., M.A., Ph.D., St. John’s University, History
Stevan Peters, B.E., M.E., City College, M.A., New York University, Ed.D., Columbia University, P.D., College of Staten Island, Mathematics
Henry Plotkin, B.A., Pace University, M.A., Brooklyn College, History, English
Janet Port, B.S., M.S. Ed., St. John’s University, English
Rev. Faustino Quintanilla, B.A., Wagner College, Ph.B., Monastery La Vid, S.T.B. Pontifical University of the Lateran, M.F.A., Pratt Institute, DEAN of the University, Theology, Art History
Gail Rae, B.A., M.A., Hunter College, English, Literature,Communications
Deborah Reilly, B.S.Ed., Buffalo State College, M.S.Ed., College of Staten Island, English
Jeffrey Remling, B.A., M.A., East Stroudsburg University, History, Economics
Leora Russo, B.A., Carson-Newman College, M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Theology, Ancient Hebrew, Ancient Greek
Marc Roth, B.A. Brooklyn College, M.S.Ed., Queens College, M.S.Ed., P.D., C.W. Post, Spanish
Sidney Rubinfeld, B.A. Brooklyn College, M.S.Ed., Hofstra University, Ed.D.(c), Nova Southeastern University, Communications
Arthur Saltz, B.A. Lebanon College, M.A. New School for Social Research, Ph.D., J.D., Fordham University, History
Tarak Sharma, B.Sc., Tribhuwan University, M.Sc., Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University, Chemistry
Patricia Smith, B.A., Brooklyn College, M.A., St. Joseph’s Seminary, J.D. Brooklyn Law School, Literature, Theology
Ann Sohm, B.A., Richmond College, M.A.L.S., College of Staten Island, Music History
Norman Strauss, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., New York University, History, Art History
Vkladimir Tulovsky, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Moscow University, Mathematics
Margaret Ventrudo, B.A., Georgian Court College, M.S.Ed., College of Staten Island, Mathematics
Mary Zanfini, B.A., Pace University, M.A., New York University, P.D., College of Staten Island, English, Literature
THE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL
Joint Teaching, Ignatius University USA And Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Since Ignatius University attaches central importance to its Humanistic Studies, the student is offered the option of taking the same course at both Ignatius University and Sofia University simultaneously.This provides a deeper understanding and richness to the course. In all your studies at Ignatius University keep before you at all times the words of Cavafy.
When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon — do not fear them.
You will never find such as these on your path,
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your soul does not set them up before you.
Pray that the road is long,
That the summer mornings are many, when,
with such pleasure, with such joy
you will enter ports seen for the first time;
stop at Phoenician markets,
and purchase fine merchandise,
mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
visit many Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from scholars.
Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich as all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.
Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would have never set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.
And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
You must already have understood what Ithacas mean.
Constantine P. Cavafy (1911)
The curriculum at Ignatius University places heavy emphasis upon the humanistic tradition. This intensive and systematic exploration of the history, literature, philosophy, theology, art and music of the Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary periods is probably unique in the current educational scene world wide. However, it is the firm commitment of Ignatius University that its graduates be cultivated, educated and sophisticated with an ability to evaluate critically and to solve crreatively current needs and problems with the wisdom only gained from an in depth view of civilization.
The program also allows as many as 42 credits to be used toward used towards the student’s particular major (30 credits) and optional electives (12 credits). Ignatius University currently offers four majors: Theology, Philosophy, Psychology and Political Science (Diplomacy). These majors, undergraduate and graduate, are detailed in the respective Schools of the University.
IGNATIUS UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PROGRAM leading to the BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, B.A..
FIRST YEAR – “The Ancient Experience”
Ancient History (3 credits)
Ancient Literature (3 crs)
Theology Studies (2)
English Composition (3)
Information Systems (3)
Ancient Philosophy (3)
Ancient Art (2)
Ancient Music (1)
College Mathematics 1 (3)
Theology Studies (2)
SECOND YEAR – “The Medieval Experience”
Medieval History (3)
Medieval Literature (3)
Math Statistics (3)
Psychology 1 (3)
Theology Studies (2)
Medieval Philosophy (3)
Medieval Art (2)
Medieval Music (1)
Theology Studies (2)
Natural Science 1 (3)
Graphic Design & Social Media (3)
THIRD YEAR – “The Modern Experience”
Modern History (3)
Modern Literature (3)
Natural Science 2 (3)
Theology Studies (2)
Data Analysis & Computer Programming (3)
Modern Philosophy (3)
Modern Art (2)
Modern Music (1)
Theology Studies (2)
Psychology 2 (3)
Information Technology (3)
FOURTH YEAR – “The Contemporary Experience”
Contemporary History (3 credits)
Contemporary Literature (3)
Contemporary Philosophy (3)
Contemporary Art (2)
Contemporary Music (1)
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In the future, Ignatius University expects undergraduate majors in the new departments of Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Cinema and Theatre, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Economics, English and Literature, Geography, History, Languages (Ancient and Modern), Mathematics, Sociology. We do not anticipate majors in the Natural Sciences. However, basic courses in the Natural Sciences will be offered. Any majors not offered directly by Ignatius University may be taken through affiliated institutions.