Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Catalog

This Catalog is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. The provisions of the Catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and Medaille College. The College reserves the right to withdraw courses or programs at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, faculty assignments, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever determined by the College and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled. Courses are not necessarily offered each semester or each year. Students should always consult with their College advisors to confirm all information. The College retains the exclusive right to judge academic proficiency and may decline to award any degree, certificate, or other evidence of successful completion of a program, curriculum, or course of instruction based thereupon. While some academic programs described in the Catalog are designed for the purposes of qualifying students for registration, certification, or licensure in a profession, successful completion of any such program in no way assures registration, certification, or licensure by an agency other than Medaille College.

Disclosure Statement

The student should be aware that some information in the catalog may change. It is recommended that students considering enrollment check with the school director or designee to determine if there is any change from the information provided in the catalog. In addition, a catalog will contain information on the school’s teaching personnel and courses/curricula offered. Please be advised that the State Education Department separately licenses all teaching personnel and independently approves all courses and curricula offered. Therefore, it is possible that courses/curricula listed in the school’s catalog may not be approved at the time that a student enrolls in the school or the teaching personnel listed in the catalog may have changed. It is again recommended that the student check with the school director to determine if there are any changes in the courses/curricula offered or the teaching personnel listed in the catalog.

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Compliance

Information regarding Medaille College’s compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) is published on the College’s website, available here: www.medaille.edu/heoa.

Information for Students and Prospective Students

Pursuant to the New York State Education Department’s Title 8 Chapter II Regulations of the Commissioner Part 53 Information for Students and Prospective Students, Medaille College publishes information regarding “financial assistance available to students, costs of attending the institution, the refund policy of the institution, and the instructional programs and other related aspects of the institution” to students and prospective students. This information is provided in the Undergraduate Catalog and program-specific handbooks, where appropriate. Catalogs and handbooks are available here: http://www.medaille.edu/academics/catalogs.

Accreditation

  1. Medaille College is chartered by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606.  The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and The Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The College’s degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education, Cultural Education Center, Room 5B28, Albany, NY 12230, (518) 474-5851.  More information is available here: http://www.medaille.edu/about-medaille/accreditations.
  2. All Medaille College online programs are approved by the New York State Education, Department of Distance Education.  Medaille College is an approved New York State SARA institution.  SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that established comparable national standards for the approval of interstate postsecondary distance education courses and programs.

Program-Specific Accreditation

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology and the Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology degrees are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

The BPS in Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates and final term students are eligible to register for the national Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA) credential examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Medaille College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

The IACBE requires that every member disclose their learning outcomes assessment. The assessment results can be found in the annual reports, available here: IACBE Annual Report 2013-14 (Management and Leadership)

Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

The Teacher Education Program at Medaille College is awarded TEAC accreditation by the inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2015 to April 2022. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

College Memberships

The College’s memberships include the

  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • The Council of Independent Colleges
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Western New York College Consortium
  • The Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Northeast Regional Honors Council, CompTIA
  • Online Learning Consortium and
  • the Western New York Service-Learning Coalition (WNYSLC).

Title IX

Medaille College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Further, it admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and age to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded its students. In conformance with Title IX, 1972 Education Amendments, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, handicap, national and ethnic origin or age in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and local programs, and athletic and other institutionally administered programs.

More information about Title IX may be found here: http://www.medaille.edu/offices/human-resources/title-ix.

Students with Disabilities

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Medaille College does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Medaille College endeavors to assist students on an individual basis with any expressed concerns. The Office of Accessibility Services assists students with registered disabilities in all aspects of College life. Based on the submission of appropriate documentation, College personnel do as much as is reasonable to ensure that individuals with disabilities achieve independence and fully participate in the educational process in a comprehensively accessible environment. Students requesting services and/or accommodations must directly contact the Coordinator of Accessibility Services. Additional information may be found here: http://www.medaille.edu/disability-services.