President’s Letter

Dear Student,

Welcome to the new academic year at Stevenson University. I am sure that you will find enrichment and new perspectives in the courses and programs that we offer. The 2016/2017 Stevenson University Catalog provides a detailed overview of our diverse curriculum, student services, policies, and student clubs and organizations in order to help you work with your advisor and professors in planning your year.

Our University’s tagline, Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career®, is appropriate to our mission. Stevenson offers an integration of the liberal arts, sciences, and technology with a distinctive career focus. Through a process we call Career ArchitectureSM, our dedicated faculty and staff work with students from the beginning of their freshman year to help them develop values-based decision-making and career management skills for their lifetime. We expand on the lessons of Career Architecture by helping students enhance their education through service learning projects, study abroad, internships, and leadership experiences that broaden their traditional university experiences. Through Career Architecture, we help students apply skills and knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world challenges, occupations, and communities.

Our practical approach to education has increasing relevance in today’s dynamic workplace. In fact, Stevenson continues to gain recognition as a national leader in career-focused education. We are proud to have received the Maryland Career Development Association’s 2013 Organizational Career Planning Award for our Career Architecture process. Our approach to career education and a low student-to-faculty ratio that enhances academic quality remain hallmarks of a Stevenson education.

The past several years have seen a lively transformation of Stevenson. Our original campus in the Greenspring Valley has a fully-equipped library, theatre, art gallery, and other outstanding facilities for our students. Our Owings Mills campus has rapidly grown in the last decade. The campus holds the Brown School of Business and Leadership, premier student residential housing, a sports and wellness center, a dining and student life facility, a gymnasium for sports and other events, and a 3,500-seat stadium for our field teams. The campus expanded with the opening of Owings Mills North, home to two buildings. The first, a building housing much of our School of Design, opened in September 2013. The second is our new 200,000-square-foot Academic Center—opening for the start of Fall 2016—with state-of-the-art facilities for our School of the Sciences, School of Design, and School of Health Professions programs.

All of these developments are designed to enhance our student-centered experience, to help you achieve success in higher education, and to put you on a path to reach your goals. As you review this catalog, I offer you my best wishes for the 2016/2017 academic year and encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities, activities, and facilities that Stevenson offers.


Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D.

President, Stevenson University