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  • An Elon education will challenge the

    way you see the world and help you

    become an advocate for global change.

    You will shape the course of your

    studies and learn through immersive

    experiences. Thats what we mean in

    our mission statement when we say

    Elon is an academic community that

    transforms mind, body and spirit.

    Elons curriculum is grounded in the

    liberal arts and sciences, and emphasizes

    experiential learning through the

    universitys signature program, The Elon

    Experiences. Each of the five experiences

    connects your education to the real world

    by putting your knowledge into practice.

    Study Abroad Research Service Internships Leadership

    Elon supports learning wherever it

    occurs. Whether its by developing

    challenging programs, or pledging

    financial support for you to fully

    engage in The Elon Experiences,

    Elon provides opportunities for

    you to become a lifelong learner.


    Inquisitive mindsActive learning

  • 9Elon students intern at major corporations. Here's just a sample:

    British MuseumCNNCredit SuisseDepartment of DefenseDuke Clinical Research InstituteESPNFood NetworkInterpolLockheed Martin

    Metropolitan Museum of ArtMercedes-Benz USAMTVNational GeographicNew England PatriotsPricewaterhouseCoopersThe Colbert ReportThe White HouseVolvo North America

    BRENNA HUMPHRIESThis summer I had an awesome

    experience interning at Google

    Headquarters in Mountain View,

    Calif. As an international business

    major, it was great to be right in the

    heart of Silicon Valley, a ending

    weekly meetings with Google

    founders Larry Page and Sergey

    Brin. As a member of the Online

    Sales team, I assisted medium-

    sized companies with their online

    advertising needs. I also helped

    perform various research projects in

    order to forecast where the business

    is headed. Of course, I enjoyed all

    of Googles luxurious bene ts such

    as free massages, 5-star dining and

    complimentary transportation.

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    1 of only 7private universities in the U.S. with

    accredited schools of

    business, communications,

    education, law and a chapter

    of Phi Beta Kappa, the nations

    oldest and most prestigious

    academic honor society.

    Additional MinorsAfrican/African-American StudiesAmerican StudiesAsian StudiesBusiness AdministrationClassical StudiesCoachingCriminal JusticeDigital ArtEnvironmental and

    Sustainability StudiesGeographic Information SystemsGeographyGerman StudiesItalian StudiesJazz StudiesJewish StudiesLatin American StudiesLeadership StudiesMultimedia AuthoringNeuroscienceNon-Violence StudiesProfessional SalesProfessional WritingPublic Health SciencesWomens/Gender Studies*Audition, portfolio or

    interview required.

    PrelawPre-Health Professions

    (Premedical, Pre-veterinary, Pre-dentistry, Pre-physical therapy)

    DPTM.Ed.J.D.M.A. Interactive MediaM.S. Physician Assistant St

    (beginning January 2013)

    Pre-professional Programs



    Graduate Programs

    Undergraduate SchoolsElon College, the College of Arts and Sciences

    Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

    School of Communications

    School of Education

    5,225 undergraduatestudents

    691 graduate students

    5 graduate programs

    86% of full-time faculty have

    a Ph.D. or terminal


    100%classes taught by faculty (not graduate students)

    More than 150 student organizations: 25+ honor societies, 23 national fraternities and sororities,

    and more than enough activities and clubs to keep

    you busy and enjoying

    campus life.

    #1 school "Focused on Their


    U.S.News & World


    One of the nations

    top 50 Best Value private


    Kiplingers Personal

    Finance magazine

    The Leader in

    Engaged Learning


    college guide

    Elon students

    come from 48 states, the District

    of Columbia and

    57 other countries.

    MajorsAcademic MajorsActing (BA/BFA*)AnthropologyApplied MathematicsArt (BA/BFA*) (Ceramics, Digital

    Art, Painting, Photography)Art HistoryArts AdministrationBiochemistryBiology Business (Accounting,

    Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Dual Degree)

    ChemistryCommunications (Strategic

    Communications, Media Arts and Entertainment, Communication Science)

    Computer ScienceDance Performance and

    Choreography (BFA)*Dance ScienceEconomicsEducation (Early Childhood

    Education, Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, Special Education)

    Engineering Dual Degree (Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, Biophysics/Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Environmental Studies/Environmental Engineering)

    English (Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Literature, English Teacher Licensure)

    Environmental and Ecological Science

    Environmental Studies Exercise ScienceFrenchHistoryHuman Service StudiesIndependent MajorInformation ScienceInternational EconomicsInternational StudiesJournalism (Print/Online

    News, Broadcast News)Mathematics Music*Music Education*Music Performance*Music Technology*Music Theatre (BFA*)Philosophy

    Physical Education and HealthPhysics Political SciencePsychologyPublic AdministrationPublic Health StudiesReligious StudiesScience EducationSociologySpanish Sport and Event ManagementStatisticsTheatre StudiesTheatrical Design and

    Production**Audition, portfolio or

    interview required.

    13:1 student to faculty ratio


    average class size 21

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    ALIE GIRVIN Major: Science Education with a Biology Concentration

    Meet Alie. Shes a teacher by day and a NCAA conference-

    winning track and eld athlete by evening (and weekend). A

    super hero? No, she says, her schedule is just great practice for

    life as a full-time educator.

    Alie was recruited to Elon for her athletic talent, but says it

    was the School of Education that sealed the deal.

    Teaching is in my blood; there are so many teachers in my

    family, she says. I knew it was what I wanted to do; but to be

    honest, in the beginning, the thought of standing in front of a

    class was terrifying.

    Not anymore.

    As a student teacher, Alie taught biology to a wide range of

    learners. She even spent a month teaching AP Environmental

    Science. She credits her mentors in the School of Education

    with helping her make the leap from an intimidated student to

    a con dent educator.

    A course in classroom management taught Alie the importance

    of exible planning to meet the needs of students who learn in

    di erent ways.

    The same approach doesnt work with every student. Once I

    was in the classroom, I was continually accessing my technique

    and thinking of new ways to bring the content to students, she

    says. I didnt want to bore my faster learners or leave my

    slower learners behind.

    Alie says she expected to love working with students but was

    pleased to nd she had a built-in support network of Elon

    professors and other teachers in her school.

    It wasnt always easy. High schoolers want to talk, she says.

    But that was another good lesson for me. There will be tough

    days, and thats just part of it.

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    In 2011 Elon will break ground for a new multi-faith center. The center will be a place for prayer, meditation and re ection in the heart of campus, respecting the di ering customs of students' religious and spiritual traditions.

    TOORIALEY FAZLY AND MASON SKLUT | Be er Together: A Multi-Faith Community

    Toorialey and Mason nd common ground

    in the details of daily life. The two men

    come from faith backgrounds that can

    seem diametrically opposed. And that,

    they both say, is exactly the problem.

    I feel like whenever you hear about Jews

    and Muslims in the media, theyre presented

    as enemies, but thats not the case, Mason

    says. We really grew up as neighbors.

    Toorialey and Mason both have a strong

    interest in religion, which led them to the

    Be er Together community. They soon

    found simply living together was the

    perfect impetus to faith conversations.

    Toorialey asked Mason about his Hebrew

    class, and as Mason began to speak a few

    words Toorialey realized he could understand

    some of the language. So they kept going.

    Linguistic similarities helped Toorialey

    decipher about 50 percent of the conversation.

    On another day, Toorialey was enjoying a

    traditional Afghan dish and o ered to share

    with Mason. As they ate, Toorialey told Mason

    about the meaning of the ingredients, which

    represented the story of Ishmael, a common

    gure in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran.

    Outside of their room, Mason and

    Toorialey enjoy weekly gatherings with

    other students. They talk about religious

    stereotypes, share knowledge about faith

    holidays and learn again and again

    that the key to tolerance is education.

    There are thousands of similarities

    among all of us. Were be er o if we

    just focus on those, Toorialey says.

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