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Academics

Knowledge is power. We are the source.

At The University of Scranton, our rigorous, in-depth education provides the field-specific knowledge and competencies needed for professional success. Taught with excellence and meaning in the Jesuit tradition, this is an education that will provide the insights, skills and experience to make your mark in your career, and a difference in the world.

Undergraduate Students

Whatever your interest, whatever your passion, you can pursue it at The University of Scranton. Students can choose from 69 majors and 50 minors, as many of our majors may also be taken as minors

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Graduate Students

The University of Scranton is dedicated to providing the highest-quality graduate education. For the past 28 consecutive years, we have been ranked among the top ten master’s universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Our 30+ master's degree & doctoral programs will challenge the way you look at the world and help transform your life.

International Students

The University of Scranton is home to more than 100 international students from 20 different countries. International students are welcomed and embraced here, as they greatly enrich the student experience, both for themselves as well as for the other students on our campus.

International Students in the International student lounge with various country flags

A Study in Excellence

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International Fellowships

Since 1972, 158 of our graduates have earned a Fulbright or other international fellowship, making us a “top producer” of Fulbright awards.

Our Fulbright Story

80%

Acceptance Rate

to medical and other health professions schools, well above the national average. We have a long tradition of preparing students for advanced study in law, engineering, medicine and health-related fields.

Pre-Professional Programs

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Organizations

The classes of 2019 & 2020 completed internships at 908 organizations in 32 states and Washington DC. Students gain valuable experience while developing a strong network of professional contacts.

Internships
Honors Programs
Honors Programs

The University offers a range of honors and special programs to enhance and complement the academic experience.

Honors Programs
A Global Education
A Global Education

Our students have studied in 53 countries and on every continent except Antarctica through study abroad & travel courses.

Study Abroad
Research Opportunities
Research Opportunities

Students broaden and deepen their educational experience with hands-on research alongside accomplished faculty.

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Our Colleges

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences

With 15 academic departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences and STEM, CAS offers a wide range of minors, concentrations and interdisciplinary programs.

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Kania School of Management
Kania School of Management

Recognized as one of the nation’s best business schools, KSOM has innovative programs that incorporate the latest technology and focus on critical thinking, ethics and leadership.

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Panuska College of Professional Studies
Panuska College of Professional Studies

PCPS offers a range of accredited majors in health, education and human services that balance theory with hands-on, practical experience.

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Focus on Faculty

With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, our faculty are able to invest more personally and more fully in your success. Knowledgeable and highly experienced, they will work closely with you to provide valuable guidance and support for your path ahead. Bringing years of relevant experience, their hindsight becomes your foresight.

Physics Professor Awarded NASA Grant

Physics Professor Awarded NASA Grant

There was a guy who had a ham radio set up in this cabin in the woods (on a Boy Scout trip), and it was the first time I ever heard about it. I heard him talking to these faraway places, and it just captured my interest.

Physics Professor Awarded NASA Grant

Physics Professor Awarded NASA Grant

Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D.

More About Dr. Frissell's Research
Faculty Spotlight: Julia Guzman, Ed.D.

Meet Julia Guzman, Ed.D., OTD, OTR/L, a professor of occupational therapy who is designing a handwriting instrument for children. Here, she talks about how her OT students learn pediatrics and how she involves them in her research.

Meet Dr. Guzman [Video]
Jessica Nolan, Ph.D.

Jessica Nolan, Ph.D.

Psychology Professor Receives Conservation Award

Dr. Nolan received the award for Woman of Environmental Education. She teaches Environmental and Conservation Psychology and Social Psychology, among other courses, and runs the Conservation Psychology Lab at the University.

Jessica Nolan, Ph.D.

Jessica Nolan, Ph.D.

More about the Award
Faculty Spotlight: Ashley Stampone, CPA

Meet Ashley Stampone, CPA, an assistant professor of accounting and alumnus of the University. Here, she talks about her blockchain research and how important faculty support was to her as a student, which has come full circle now that she is a faculty member.

Meet Ashley Stampone [Video]

I appreciate the opportunity to offer a local perspective to media during presidential elections and to use a gendered lens in my political analysis. I integrate the reality of women’s power in elections, which influences the public policies officials bring to the table, as well as policy solutions presented.

Jean Harris, Ph.D.

Full Interview with Dr. Harris
Faculty Spotlight: Aiala Levy, Ph.D.

Meet Aiala Levy, Ph.D., a professor of history at Scranton who loves how stories "make the past familiar." Here, she talks about how she uses digital technology to answer humanistic questions and about her research on theaters in São Paulo around the turn of the 20th century.

Meet Dr. Levy [Video]
Mehmet F. Bastug, Ph.D.

Mehmet F. Bastug, Ph.D.

Professor Named Among Elite Global Hackers

Mehmet F. Bastug, Ph.D., assistant professor in The University of Scranton’s Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department, was named to the 100-member Certified Ethical Hacker Hall of Fame by the EC-Council, which celebrates some of the most accomplished Certified Ethical Hackers (CEHs) around the world.

Mehmet F. Bastug, Ph.D.

Mehmet F. Bastug, Ph.D.

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Faculty Spotlight: John C. Norcross, Ph.D.

Meet John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP, Distinguished Professor & Chair of our Psychology Department. Author of the acclaimed self-help book Changeology, he has authored over 400 publications and has co-written/edited 22 books, principally in the areas of psychotherapy, clinical psychology, professional training, and self-change.

Meet Dr. Norcross [Video]

State-of-the-Art Facilities

  • Leahy Hall

    Leahy Hall

    Leahy Hall, the new $47.5 million, eight story home for the departments of exercise science, occupational therapy and physical therapy, has 25 state-of-the-art laboratories, nine traditional and active-learning classrooms, nine group study rooms, and multiple simulation environments.

  • Loyola Science Center

    Loyola Science Center

    Our science center incorporates today's most innovative science teaching techniques into a dynamic, modern design that includes inviting spaces for student/faculty collaboration, visible glass-walled laboratories and the efficiencies of using shared instrumentation.

  • Brennan Hall

    Brennan Hall

    Brennan Hall is home to the Kania School of Management. It features the Alperin Financial Center, which simulates a stock market trading floor, complete with an electronic ticker and Bloomberg terminals. It also has classrooms, offices, meeting rooms, a 140-seat auditorium, a large board room and an Executive Education Center.

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