Academics

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  • The Academic Difference

    • career-directed studies with a focus on personal and professional ethics
    • small classes with close mentorship
    • emphasis on sharing your gifts though service
    • undergraduate research and other portfolio building opportunities
    • experiential learning through labs, fieldwork, internships, etc.
  • Exploring Possibilities

    Academics aren't "academic" at Saint Francis University. They're deeply grounded in the traditions of the liberal arts, with an emphasis on developing you into a well-rounded, impactful individual with a passion and a drive for excellence.

    Our student go on to become accountants, biologists, business owners, chemists, doctors, environmental engineers, lawyers, nurses, occupational therapists, physician assistants, and physical therapists to name just a few--and they carry their Franciscan values with them.

    Explore some of the links below to see where a Saint Francis education can take you!

    Current students should refer to my.francis for grades, billing, and current student forms; browse curriculum and course descriptions in the catalog.francis.edu; or browse our collection of university policies for more information.

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    Undergraduate Degrees & Programs

    Find your calling.

    Choose your major from a wide range of programs within our School of Sciences, School of Arts & Letters, School of Business and School of Health Sciences.

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    Graduate Degree Programs

    Move your career to the next level.

    Saint Francis University offers advanced degrees in business, education or the health sciences. Some of these programs offer flexible options including satellite locations and online courses.

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    Adult Degree & Continuing Studies

    Start or finish your degree.

    Convenient evening, Saturday, and online courses that you can fit into your busy schedule. Take courses in Loretto, State College, Altoona, or Johnstown

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    Study Abroad & Service Learning

    Make the world your classroom

    Expand your educational experience beyond campus with study abroad and service learning trips. Spend a semester in France taking classes at a centuries-old Franciscan monastery or reach out to those in on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Explore the possibilities.

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    College in High School

    Why wait to start classes?

    Do you want to get a jump start on the college experience? Find out more about our College in High School program.

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