How do you represent verbally the richness and creativity of a university? The best answer is that of “The Catalog.” You hold in your hands a guide to the academic process and the undertakings of the oldest Franciscan university in the nation. This guide will help you to better understand its curriculum and majors, the requirements of its varied disciplines, its graduation requirements, its academic policies and procedures. But this is just a guide, a very good guide, one that can lead you to the answers you seek.
The other part of the catalog is the unseen element, the staff, faculty, and personnel who will fulfill the objectives of your quest for answers and direction. They wait beyond these pages to assist you in your journey to success.
You will encounter only a glimpse of the heart and soul of Saint Francis University in this catalog, but as you follow its direction you will come to meet what is truly the heart and soul of this university, its vision, values, and mission, the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi, found in the community that is Saint Francis University. The purpose of all of this is to assist you in your growth, in the advancement of your spiritual and intellectual life, and your professional goals.
We are inspired by the journey of our patron St. Francis, one that led him to growth, insight, and holiness. I pray that this catalog will help to clarify your vision, fire your intent, and bring you to the fulfillment of your dreams as well!
Rev. Gabriel J. Zeis, T.O.R.