Academics that Blend Expertise, Experience, and Values
At the University of Saint Francis, we’re all about setting you up for success in both your professional journey and personal fulfillment.
How do we do it? Picture this: Top-notch programs that stay ahead of the curve, faculty who are experts in their fields, hands-on experiences that bring your studies to life, and a solid foundation in Franciscan values—service, respect, justice, and other aspects of Catholic Social Teaching.
Choose from over 60 academic programs, including associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Let’s turn your aspirations into achievements together.
Saint Francis uses two distinct colleges within the university to serve the needs of students and their academic and career goals. Our colleges are directed by deans who work with expert faculty to deliver quality instruction and guidance. This structure helps our students receive the finest individual attention.
College of Arts, Sciences, and Business
The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business includes undergraduate and graduate programs held in Fort Wayne and online. A wealth of diverse studies and career paths reside in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business. From animation to accounting to biology to elementary education, Saint Francis students find the perfect path to career success and life fulfillment. Our faculty brings work-world experience straight to the classroom to help students land valuable internships.
- Communication, Animation and Technology
- Creative Arts
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership
- Teacher Education
College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences includes undergraduate and graduate programs held in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Saint Francis offers the greatest variety of health sciences degree offerings in the state. The College of Health Sciences is well known for producing compassionate healthcare professionals who are career-ready the moment they graduate. This is thanks to the tremendous faculty, high-fidelity simulation opportunities, and strong connections with healthcare partners such as Parkview Health, Lutheran Health, and Franciscan Health.
The John Duns Scotus Honors Program
Challenge Yourself, Inspire Others
The Honors Program at Saint Francis offers an intellectually challenging, yet highly rewarding experience for undergraduates of all disciplines. Appropriately named after John Duns Scotus, the Scottish theologian and philosopher who, along with St. Bonaventure, established the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, the Honors Program:
- Blends academic rigor with community service
- Models leadership and civic engagement
- Forms a vibrant community of student and faculty scholars
Not to be confused with being on the Dean’s List or graduating “with honors,” the Honors Program is for students who want to take their Saint Francis experience to the ultimate level. Honors students work independently and strive for academic excellence.
The Honors program curriculum includes 11 credit hours from the following courses:
- Great Books Foundations I and II
- Honors Seminar
- Honors Capstone
- Honors Independent Study
- Plus 2 additional credits from the Independent Study or the Great Books Seminar
Honors students wear the Honors cord at commencement, and the accomplishment is noted on their transcripts. Admission to the Honors program is competitive.