CollegeSource Online is a database that provides the full text of over 80,000 college catalogs, both in the United States and around the world. It is available through the Empire State College Online Library to all faculty, staff and students.
CollegeSource Online has resources for all aspects and stages of managing one's academic career, but this post will discuss those features that make it useful in Empire State College's educational planning process. In particular, students, working with their mentors, can investigate how other accredited institutions of higher education structure their majors. Studying the curricula and course descriptions from other colleges can shed light on:
To access CollegeSource Online via the Empire State College Online Library:
Once you're in the database, you will see a search box. One option is to type in the name of the college you're interested in, which is very straightforward. You and your students may find it more useful to browse for colleges that have a certain accredited academic program. To do this:
In addition to its value in the educational planning process, CollegeSource Online is a valuable resource to which we can direct students who wish to take a course at another institution and have the credits transferred here, or who are finishing up their bachelor's degrees with us and want to pursue a master's degree or PhD somewhere else.
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