College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Academic Services/Student Services

Alumni Relations

Associate Director, Jennifer Lynch, South Administration Building (1A), Room 111

The Office of Alumni Relations maintains contact with alumni through ongoing social, educational, athletic, and cultural events.

The office also assists the CSI Alumni Association and its elected Board of Directors, who serve as the representative voice for over 50,000 alumni worldwide. The Alumni Association was established in 1980 and its mission is dedicated to promoting a lifelong spirit of pride, fellowship, loyalty, and learning among alumni, students, and the community.

All persons who have a degree or six-year certificate from CSI or its predecessor institutions, Richmond College and Staten Island Community College, are members of the Alumni Association. Alumni seeking further information or wishing to obtain a permanent alumni photo ID are invited to call 718.982.2290, email,or visit the office in South Administration Building (1A), room 301.

Campus Center

Office: Campus Center (1C), Room 201

The Campus Center is the focal point of extra- and co-curricular student life. It houses the Office of Student Life, the Student Government and clubs, student publications, the Campus Activities Board, the CSI Association Inc., and the Auxiliary Services Corporation. Such services as the bookstore, cafeteria, Park Café, the Health and Wellness Center, the Wellness Program, the Peer Drop-in Center, and the Prayer/Meditation Room are located in the Campus Center. Lounges for entertainment and studying, a computer lab, a video game room, conference and meeting rooms, and lockers are available for student use. WSIA-FM (88.9) broadcasts from the Campus Center. Questions regarding use of facilities and locker rentals may be directed to the Campus Center, Room 201. The telephone number is 718.982.3071.

Center for the Arts

Office: Center for the Arts (1P), Room 116

The Center for the Arts contains, in the instructional wing, the Department of Media Culture and the Department of Performing and Creative Arts, studios, performance and rehearsal spaces, a screening room, a recital hall, a studio theater, film and video production facilities, and laboratories for communications and graphics. The workshops include facilities for print making, painting, sculpture, photography, electronic music, and recording. The Center houses the Clara and Arleigh B. Williamson Theatre, a 442-seat, proscenium-stage theater; a 911-seat Concert Hall; a recital hall and a lecture hall; and an art gallery. The Center for the Arts presents a year-round performing arts series that includes jazz, drama, dance, classical, popular, folk, world, country, and family programming.

Center for Global Engagement

Office: North Administration Building (2A), Room 206

Director, Stephen M. Ferst

The Center for Global Engagement encourages and supports the international component of the academic life of the College. The Center provides direction and assistance in matters affecting the College’s international student population, sponsors study abroad programs, directs scholar and student exchange programs, administers the English Language Institute, and facilitates international development programs. Guidance for the Center’s activities is provided by a faculty advisory committee.

English Language Institute (ELI)

The Institute, a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs, offers intensive English language study and programs in American language and culture to international students and professionals. The Institute is supported by course fees. Admission to the English Language Institute does not constitute admission to the College.

Foreign Student and Scholar Services

The staff, serving foreign students and scholars, processes immigration documentation; facilitates admission procedures; provides academic advisement, counseling, adjustment, and orientation to college life in the U.S.; and assists in off-campus housing.

Study Abroad Programs

The Center offers a variety of study abroad programs for undergraduate credit only with partner institutions around the world including the following: Nanjing University, Shanghai University, and the City University of Hong Kong in China; the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark; the Catholic University of Guayaquil and the University of San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador; Middlesex University in London, England; The American College of Thessaloniki in Greece; Scuola Lorenzo deMedici in Florence and Tuscania, The American University of Rome and the Istituto Venezia in Italy; the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santanden, Spain; IPAG in Nice and Paris, France; Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka, Japan; and Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. Overseas study programs in more than 25 countries are open to CSI students through membership in the College Consortium for International Studies.

There is no foreign language prerequisite; however, students are required to study the language of the country and are placed in courses suitable to their ability. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required for participation in most of the CSI-sponsored study abroad programs. The staff provides assistance and information about admissions, financial aid, orientation, and re-entry. To prepare effectively for participation in the program, students are encouraged to investigate the overseas study opportunities early in their academic careers. Most student financial aid plans are applicable to study abroad programs and special scholarship funds are available for eligible students.

International Faculty Activities

The Center coordinates a faculty exchange program with Shanghai University in China on behalf of The City University. The Center also has responsibility for CSI exchange programs and faculty development activities and international projects in various countries. On-campus programs for faculty and students include the World on Wednesday lecture series, International Education Week Events, and special programs.

Center for Student Accessibility

Office: Center for the Arts (1P), Room 101

The Center for Student Accessibility has responsibility for providing services for students with documented disabilities. All documentation is kept confidential and should be submitted directly to the Center. Services include pre-admissions counseling and accessibility information, advisement, priority registration, and testing accommodations. Software for tutorial programs, personal computers, scientific calculators, tape recorders, and a Braille writer are available. The Resource Center for the Deaf serves the specific needs of deaf and hard of hearing students by providing interpreters, captioning, tutors, and notetakers. Interpreters are available for academic advisement, teacher conferences, or College business. The College’s policy for students with disabilities conforms to federal guidelines and the Center for Student Accessibility offers services mandated by federal and state law. All students with disabilities are encouraged to use the services of the Center. Services are also available to students who are temporarily disabled. For more information please visit

Evening, Summer, and Weekend Services

Office: North Administration Building (2A), Room 204

Coordinator, Thomas Brennan

The Office of Evening, Weekend, and Summer Sessions provide administrative assistance and academic advisement for evening, weekend, and summer students, and advocates the special needs of this student population within the College community.

The College regularly schedules a wide choice of courses in the evenings and on the weekend. These courses accommodate students in graduate, baccalaureate, and associate's degree programs who prefer to take classes at these times. Classes in the evening session start at 6:30pm or later; weekend session classes are scheduled on Saturday mornings and afternoons, as well as on Sunday afternoons.

The Summer Session offers courses in a mix of schedules; four-week courses meet day and evening in June and July; six-week courses meet Saturday and Sunday mornings during June and July; eight-week courses meet day and evening, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ Thursday during June and July. The varied summer session course schedule provides an opportunity for students to accelerate completion of their degree programs.

Matriculated and non-matriculated students may register for one or more courses in the evening, summer, and weekend sessions.

Health Services

Office: Campus Center (1C), Room 112

The College Health Center, located on the main floor of the Campus Center, Room 112, is staffed by College personnel, including a full-time Registered Nurse and part-time nurse practitioners (funded by the Student Activity Fee) in collaboration with Staten Island University Hospital. Services include emergency care, physicals, immunizations, consultations, and referrals to outside agencies and clinics, smoking cessation, nutritional counseling, and HIV/AIDS counseling and testing. The telephone number is 718.982.3045; TTY.718.982.3315; email: For more information, please consult our Webpage at

Information Technology

North Administration Building (2A), Room 303

Vice President for Technology Systems, Professor Michael Kress

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) advances and supports the use of information technology at the College. OIT administers 20 general purpose computer laboratories and over 30 specialized computing laboratories in conjunction with academic departments. Over 2,500 desktop computers are connected through a high-speed local area network running Windows XP or Windows 2000. This hardware configuration allows students, faculty, and staff full access to specialized software, the Internet, online library resources, and email. Over 50 classrooms, two conference rooms, and two portable units are equipped to run multimedia presentations from a central location. One of the conference rooms is equipped for two-way video conferencing.

Four open computer labs running Windows XP or Windows 2000 are equipped with the software that students need to do their assignments. Computer labs for students with disabilities include software like JAWS, Dragon, etc. as well as ADA-compliant furniture. In addition to the open labs, there are computers available in the lobbies of Buildings 1S, 2S, 3S, 4S, 1N, 2N, 3N, and 4N, and systems are also located in the 1L Cybercafé and the 1C Campus Center. These stations allow students to use the Internet.

“CSI unplugged,” wireless access is via 802.1 Ib/g technology. The network can be accessed from any of the academic or administrative buildings. The College of Staten Island's Data network spans 19 buildings and provides access for all campus staff, faculty, and students, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wireless HOTSPOTS are designed to expand service to users with laptops or PDAs equipped for wireless networking. With HOTSPOTS, wireless computers have high-speed access to the Internet and College Web Services.

The new OIT homepage is


The Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences Building (6S), home of the Department of Biology, the Department of Chemistry, the Center for Environmental Science, and the Center for Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities, contains 74 state-of-the- art laboratories for study and research. The ten departmental buildings in the Academic Quadrangles house instructional, tutorial, and research laboratories; and personal computer classrooms.


Library (1L), Room 109

Chief Librarian, Professor Wilma L. Jones

The Library is the focal point of the South Academic Quadrangle. The building, with its distinctive rotunda, is the home to five central services: a study center for the campus community; a broad collection of books and journals in the liberal arts and sciences; computer facilities, online services, and databases that serve as points-of-access to informational resources beyond the walls of the Library; an instructional facility for the teaching of information retrieval and information literacy; an Archives and Special Collections unit; and media distribution services in support of instruction.

Seventy-five computer workstations for student use are available throughout the building. The general reference area is located on the first floor, as is the faculty Center for Excellence in Learning Technology. The second floor leads to the elegant archives facility, the distance-learning center, the document center, the Library instruction facility, and the Media Services unit. The circulating book collection and the print journal holdings are housed on the third floor.

Hours of Service:







Hours of service during summer session, intersession, and holidays are posted at the Library entrance and on the Library homepage,

Borrowing Privileges: Students and faculty from CSI and other CUNY colleges must present current ID cards in order to borrow books. Students and faculty may obtain ID cards from the College Office of Public Safety. Overdue books, lost books, or unpaid fines may result in the suspension of borrowing privileges.

The Collection: The holdings include 243,000 bound volumes of books, 143 online databases (of which more than 50,000 are full text), 68,000 e-books, 600 current print journal subscriptions, 3,000 videos, and over 4,000 sound recordings.

The Online Catalog: The CSI Library is a member of the CUNY-wide integrated library system. Access to CUNY+, the online union catalog portion of the system, is available throughout the campus as well as from offsite.

Reference librarians provide service at the General Reference Desk on the first floor at all times when the Library is open. The Library instruction service includes orientation tours, open workshops, presentations to classes by reference specialists in connection with specific course assignments, and the compilation of bibliographic aids.

Media Services

Library (1L), Room 201

Director: Mark Lewental

Media Services provides viewing and listening facilities and classroom services for its collections of videotapes, DVDs, slides, audiotapes, and recordings. The Media Distribution System provides access to the media collections via fiber-optic technology, connecting over 40 classrooms, laboratories, and conference rooms. Media Services operates the Videoconferencing Lab, a network of wireless laptops for use in the Library, and oversees the Center for Excellence in Learning Technology, which assists faculty in using technology to promote better learning.

Media Services

Director: Mark Lewental

Library (1L), Room 201

Media Services provides audio-visual support for classroom use, as well as student viewing facilities in the Library. Our office manages and makes accessible the College's collection of videotapes, DVDs, and other media. The Media Distribution System, using fiber-optic technology, serves a large number of classrooms equipped with LCD projectors, plasma monitors, and Smart Classroom technology. Media Services also operates the Videoconferencing Lab, manages the Student Laptop Loan Program, and oversees the Center for Excellence in Learning Technology (CELT), which assists faculty in using technology to promote better learning.


Reporting to the Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services, the Ombudsperson is authorized to investigate student concerns and to make recommendations regarding the outcome of those investigations. The Ombudsperson, available to all students enrolled at the College, is a source of information about College policies and procedures and, in certain situations, will provide mediation and advocacy services. Students may be advised to visit other College offices to file official student concerns as well.

The Ombudsperson helps students to develop positive strategies to resolve problems and conflicts and acts as a neutral party to hear any type of student concern or dispute related to the College.

The Office deals with academic matters such as grade appeals, accusations of cheating and plagiarism, faculty/student disputes, and non-academic matters such as billing disagreements, conduct issues, campus issues, and interpersonal conflict. This is not a comprehensive list, as it is understood that each individual may have concerns and needs that are unique.

Students can file an official complaint or put information “on the record” at the Office of the Ombudsperson in the South Administration Building (1A), Room 301.

Email Accounts

The Office of Technology Systems will generate a College email/computer login account for all currently registered students. If you have any questions or forget your password after changing it, come to the Library (1L), Room 204. A validated student ID card is required. For more information, please call 718.982.4080, visit and click on the appropriate links, or visit and select the link "Student Central" to look up CIX Webmail.

Sports and Recreation Center

Office: Sports and Recreation Center (1R), Room 204

The Sports and Recreation Center houses a full range of facilities and equipment for individual and team sports and games: a gymnasium with seating capacity for 1,200 spectators, an auxiliary gymnasium, two fitness rooms, racquetball courts, and a 25-meter pool. Outdoor facilities include a track, tennis courts, and ball fields. On a membership basis, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public also have access to the facilities.

Student and Enrollment Services

South Administration Building (1A), Room 301

Vice President, Jennifer S. Rubain, Esq.


The Division of Student and Enrollment Services is committed to providing quality services and programs that support the mission of the College and enhance the learning and development of our diverse populations of students. The programs and services coordinated through the Division of Student Affairs are provided by professionals committed to students' intellectual, emotional, social, cultural, and recreational development.

The offices providing the programs and services of the Division are:

Career and Scholarship Center



Center for the Arts



Counseling Center



CSI Association



Disability Services



Graduate Admissions



Health Center



New Student Orientation/CLUE






Sports and Recreation



Student Life



Wellness Program



The Bertha Harris Women's Center

Coordinator, Associate Professor Ellen J. Goldner

The Bertha Harris Women's Center promotes the education and personal growth of women students and the men who support their concerns. It encourages a confidential support network among students and faculty and serves as a conduit of information about counseling and other resources available to women both on campus and in the broader communities of Staten Island and New York City. The Bertha Harris Women's Center raises awareness about issues important to women and encourages community service by CSI students at organizations that serve women on campus, on Staten Island, and in New York City. In response to needs and interests voiced by students each semester, the Bertha Harris Women's Center organizes student activities, panels, and speakers on a variety of topics and other events. Visit us on the Web at, or in Building 2N, Room 106.

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Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Message from the President

About the College



Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Services/Student Services

Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs

CUNY Doctoral Degree Programs

Graduate Programs, Disciplines, and Course Offerings

Master of Science in Accounting (MS)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Advanced Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data

Master of Biology (MS)

Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)

Computer Science Admission Requirements

Computer Science Degree Requirements

Computer Science Courses

Graduate Programs in Education

Master of Science in Childhood Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Adolescence Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Special Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MSEd)

Post Master's Advanced Certificate for Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education

Advanced Certificate for Bilingual Extension Certification

Graduate Education Courses

Master of Arts in English (MA)

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (ME)

Master of Science in Environmental Science (MS)

Master of Arts in History (MA)

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA)

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Master of Science in Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Master of Science in Adult - Gerontological Nursing (MS)

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

Clinical Doctorate Programs in Nursing

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing (DNP)

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Admission Requirements

Clinical Nursing Doctorate Degree Requirements

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence: 9 credits

Doctoral Nursing Courses

BIO 670 Pathophysiological Concepts in Health and Illness

NRS 682 Advanced Pharmacology

NRS 700 Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health Care

NRS 701 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 702 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning

NRS 703 Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

NRS 704 Cultural Competence in Health Care Project

NRS 705 Health Organizations, Policy, Financing, and Ethics

NRS 706 Applied Statistical Thinking and Methods in Health Research

NRS 711 Health Care Program Development

NRS 712 Nurse as Educator

NRS 720 Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Community Settings

NRS 721 Role Practicum: Adults in Community Settings

NRS 722 Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Acute Care Settings

NRS 723 Role Practicum: Adults in Acute Care Settings

NRS 724 Case Management for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 725 Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology I

NRS 726 Primary Health Care Adult- Gerontology II

NRS 727 Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I

NRS 728 Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II

NRS 730 Evidence-Based Nursing for Advanced Practice

NRS 750 Curriculum in Nursing

NRS 754 Evaluation in Nursing Education

NRS 755 Application of Leadership Models in Professional Practice

NRS 756 Technological Integrations

NRS 757 Professional Nursing Bioethics

NRS 758 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education

NRS 759 Clinical Finance & Management

NRS 760 Practicum in Nursing Education

NRS 761 Advanced Therapeutics

NRS 762 Integrative Practice Proposal (Capstone I)

NRS 763 Integrative Practice Application (Capstone II)

NRS 799 Thesis Option

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

Accreditation Status

Program Goals

Graduation, Employment, Licensure Pass Rates

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Admission, Application, Progression and Retention Requirements

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree Requirements

Clinical Affiliations

Program FAQS

Physical Therapy Courses

PHT 70100 Clinical Anatomy

PHT 70200 Medical Terminology

PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care

PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics

PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

PHT 71000 Research Design

PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology

PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

PHT 74000 PT Interventions and Preventions

PHT 75000 Physical Modalities - Clinical Decision Making and Application

PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 77000 Directed Research I

PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine for PT

PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions

PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories

PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics

PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT

PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination I

PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation I

PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

PHT 80900 Directed Research II

PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions I

PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation

PHT 82000 Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging

PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics

PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology

PHT 85000 Musculoskeletal Examination II

PHT 86000 Directed Research III

PHT 87000 Health Promotion through the Life Span

PHT 87200 Topics in PT

PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions II

PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management

PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment

PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Systems Review

PHT 88400 Musculoskeletal Examination III

PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography & Motion Analysis

PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation II

PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making

PHT 88800 Directed Research IV

PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation III

PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation IV

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

Public History Advanced Certificate

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW) Mission and Goals

Master of Social Work (MSW) Admission Requirements

Master of Social Work (MSW) Dismissal, Probation, Continuation and Graduation

Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Requirements

Social Work Courses

SWK 600 MSW Research I

SWK 601 Readiness for Field

SWK 602 MSW Research II

SWK 605 Ethics and Diversity

SWK 611 MSW HSBE I: The Sociocultural Construction of the Human Experience

SWK 612 MSW HSBE II: The Culture and Development Across the Life Course

SWK 630 Topics in Intimate Partner Violence

SWK 651 MSW Social Work Practice I: Introduction to Integrative Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

SWK 654 MSW Integrative Seminar I

SWK 655 MSW Internship I

SWK 660 MSW Social Work Practice II: Social Work Practice with Groups

SWK 665 MSW Social Work Practice III: Social Work Practice with Communities & Organizations

SWK 670 MSW Social Welfare Policy

SWK 674 MSW Integrative Seminar II

SWK 675 MSW Internship II

SWK 680 Immigration and Social Work Practice

SWK 682 Social Work and Child Welfare

SWK 684 Drugs and Alcohol

SWK 686 Human Sexuality and the Helping Professions

SWK 700 Bridge to Concentration Year for Advanced Standing Students

SWK 702 The Range of the Human Condition in Social Work Practice

SWK 704 Assessment and Formulation in Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities

SWK 706 Modalities of Practice with People with Disabilities

SWK 710 Social Work Macro Practice In Organizations

SWK 712 Social Work Macro Practice: Program Planning and Evaluation

SWK 714 Social Work Macro Practice: Community Organizing and Development

SWK 732 Introduction to Disability Studies for Social Work

SWK 740 Social Work and Disability Studies Policy Practice

SWK 754 MSW Field Internship III

SWK 755 MSW Field Internship IV

SWK 762 Integrative Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities

SWK 764 MSW Integrative Seminar III

Graduate Courses in Selected Disciplines and Independent Study

Graduate Courses in Selected Disciplines

American Studies Courses

Art Courses

Biology Courses

Computer Science Courses

Dramatic Arts Courses

Environmental Science Courses

Geography Courses

History Courses

Mathematics Courses

Political Science Courses

Science Courses


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