Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021
Our Mission: The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life.
Our Vision: The University of Scranton will be boldly driven by a shared commitment to excellence. We will provide a superior, transformational learning experience, preparing students who, in the words of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola, will “set the world on fire.”
Our Institutional Student Learning Outcomes: Graduates of The University of Scranton will move beyond the possession of the intellectual and practical skills that form the basis of professional competence and inspired by The Magis possess the knowledge and ability to address the most significant questions, engaging their colleagues successfully and ethically, and advancing towards positions of leadership in their chosen field of study. Furthermore, our graduates will, through their experience of cura personalis, demonstrate that they are persons of character and women and men for and with others, through their devotion to the spiritual and corporal welfare of other human beings and by their special commitment to the pursuit of social justice and the common good of the entire human community.
Upon completion of their program of study, students will be able to:
- Develop and use the intellectual and practical competencies that are the foundation of personal and professional development and lifelong learning including oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, and technological competency and information literacy
- Exhibit broad knowledge of the human condition, understanding the world in its physical and natural aspects, as well as the philosophical and theological basis for modern thought, faith and belief.
- Demonstrate competence in their chosen field of study, using the knowledge and ability to address the most significant questions, and advancing towards positions of leadership.
- Employ their knowledge and intellect to address situations in a way that demonstrates a devotion to the spiritual and corporal welfare of other human beings and by a special commitment to the pursuit of social justice and the common good of the entire human community.
To see program learning outcomes please visit the assessment webpage at https://www.scranton.edu/academics/provost/institutional-effectiveness/assessment-documents.shtml.
These competency areas are also cornerstones of general education. The University’s general education goals are further articulated in the document, The General Education Program
Our Strategic Plan: The University offers an engaged, integrated and global experience to its students, supporting their career aspirations and helping them to recognize their unique gifts.
The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan expresses the campus community’s hopes and dreams for the University. The Plan, which articulates the University’s proactive approach to the many challenges that face higher education, is grounded in several important planning principles.
Relatedly, the University has embarked on an ambitious and collaborative effort to ensure its financial future through the Comprehensive Resource Review Process. This multi-year effort is guided by core goals that speak to the University’s aspirations both to reduce expenses and to grow revenue.
Read about the Strategic Plan here: http://scranton.edu/strategicplan
Volume 105, June 2020
The University of Scranton
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4699