Welcome to the University Explorations Web
University Explorations (UE) is Saint Leo University’s general
education program. We say that the UE experience is important
“Because You’re More than Your Major.” Although we offer a variety
of excellent academic programs at Saint Leo, a university education
is broadened by the experience of an effective and rich general
While some general education programs offer a
cafeteria menu of courses from which to choose, we took UE in a
different direction. Our students will not find a large list of
courses that have no connection to each other. They also will not
find sweeping survey courses or introductory courses. Instead, our
UE Advisory Council and our faculty course developers created a
program that demonstrates the relevance of the liberal arts to our
students’ lives based on a topical model, and with that,
cultivating in students essential skills in critical thinking and
decision making, effective communication, problem solving,
analysis, and creativity.
In the UE program,
students will find Foundational Courses in mathematics, English,
and computer skills and five clusters of courses from which to
choose that represent the liberal arts and sciences: The Human
Adventure (Social sciences), Science in a Changing World (physical
and life sciences), The Creative Life (the humanities and fine
arts), The Human Mosaic (diversity), and The Reflective and
Spiritual Life (religion and philosophy).
We believe this vital learning experience will deepen
every student’s education and will prepare them to be culturally
competent members of the global workplace.
Please visit the UE web site to begin your own
exploration of this unique program.
Dr. Mary Spoto, Dean, School of Arts and
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