Colleges & Academic Support
Our nationally ranked academic programs are housed in three undergraduate colleges. No matter in which college you’re enrolled, you’ll find support services to help you succeed academically.
College of Arts and Sciencesplus or minus
With more than 30 undergraduate majors and five graduate programs, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is our largest and oldest academic division. Not only is the college the foundation for Scranton’s traditional liberal arts programs, but it also includes our renowned science programs and majors in developing technologies. Types of majors include biology, communication, chemistry and English.
Programs are designed so that you can excel in your chosen careers and in pursuing further education after graduation. The college serves students in every major through 47 minors and 38 concentrations and tracks.
The college is responsible for nearly all courses included in the general education program, the core courses taken by all University students. This curriculum provides a foundation for learning in the Jesuit tradition that will serve you throughout your life.
Kania School of Managementplus or minus
The nationally recognized Kania School of Management (KSOM) excels at supplying the tools you need to succeed in the increasingly global and technological world of business. The Kania School offers a spectrum of undergraduate business programs and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Types of majors include business analytics, management, marketing, finance and accounting. We also offer a combined BS/MBA in Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Operations Management and a Master in Accountancy (direct-entry, 4- or 5-year).
In your first two years in the Kania School you will build on the solid liberal arts foundation of the University’s general education curriculum, sharing a common set of broad-based courses. This approach provides you flexibility in selecting a major. All of the school’s programs share a commitment to applying technology in meaningful and creative ways.
The Kania School’s programs, undergraduate and graduate, are accredited by the premier accrediting organization for business schools, AACSB International – a distinction held by fewer than 5% of business-degree-granting institutions around the world.
The Panuska College of Professional Studiesplus or minus
The Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS) offers you a range of majors in health, education and human services. Each program prepares you to apply theories and concepts in the practical world of your chosen profession. Examples of majors include nursing, education (PreK-12), occupational therapy and kinesiology. The college is also home to the University’s highly selective doctoral programs in Physical Therapy and Nursing Practice.
Employers are looking for skilled graduates who can think critically and adapt to changing demands. In Panuska College, you receive exemplary preparation for your profession and a solid education in the liberal arts and sciences. Internships, clinical experience, fieldwork and service-learning opportunities will provide you with real-world experience. Our graduates have earned a reputation for being prepared to meet the demands of rapidly changing educational and health care systems.
We are committed to service learning as one important way to live out our Catholic and Jesuit mission to pursue education for justice. As a student, your community service is connected to academic study as a requirement for graduation. It is just one way you work with faculty to extend the classroom into the community and increase awareness of current social and civic issues.
Academic Supportplus or minus
Academic Advising helps you plan and develop your academic career through individual and group advising. Academic Advising Centers are available in the College of Arts and Sciences, Panuska College of Professional Studies and Kania School of Management.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library is the leading academic library in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 2017, library holdings included 590,133 books and 56,598 unique journal titles (including both print and electronic formats). The library also provides access to media in various physical and streaming formats. Over 120 electronic databases are accessible on the Library’s website. A proxy server provides remote access to databases and full text documents for those who are off campus. Research & Scholarly Services are available in-person on the second floor, and can also be reached by calling 570-941-4000, by texting 570-687-8787, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or online via the Ask a Librarian chat box located on the Library homepage. The online Ask a Librarian chat box is staffed 24/7 and is conducted live. There are 15 laptops, 7 iPads, and 4 Google Tablets available at the Circulation Desk for loan to students. Throughout the building, there is wireless access to the Internet including wireless printing. The library includes a variety of seating choices including 100 computer workstations, large tables, soft seating, individual study space, quiet study rooms, and group study rooms. The Reilly Learning Commons, Pro Deo Room, and second floor are open 24 hours for currently enrolled students, unless otherwise posted.
Fulbright Advising by a dedicated group of faculty is available for those who want to pursue the highly competitive Fulbright or other international fellowships. Since 1972, 158 graduates of The University of Scranton have earned a Fulbright or other international fellowship award to support a year of study outside of the United States.
Computers and technology are part of every aspect of your student experience. Our Technology Support Center helps you connect with and take full advantage of the many technology resources that we provide, including computing systems, software, networks and facilities.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence assists students in a variety of ways, including tutoring and coaching, reading services, a writing center, and support for students with disabilities.
As a result of our small class sizes, we really get to know our students as individuals. We're able to take the time, in the classroom and through mentorship, to help them find their way and develop their unique interests and abilities. We become deeply invested in their success.
Daniel P. Haggerty, Ph.D.