Saint Francis University requires at least 128 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Saint Francis University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Saint Francis University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 76% of students who start college at Saint Francis University complete all the credits required within six years.
Saint Francis University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Saint Francis University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Saint Francis University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Saint Francis University.
Reminder: Check with Saint Francis University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Saint Francis University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Saint Francis University.
Student Designed Majors
Saint Francis University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Saint Francis University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Saint Francis University
Saint Francis University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Saint Francis University offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Saint Francis University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Saint Francis University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Saint Francis University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Saint Francis University.
🟨 Saint Francis University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Saint Francis University Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Saint Francis University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Penn State University Park and University of Pittsburgh
•Optometry with Salus University, osteopathic medicine with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PharmD Duquesne University & Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dental Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Temple. Podiatric Science with Temple
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Saint Francis University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Saint Francis University has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Saint Francis University include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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