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Academics

A Transformative Liberal Arts Education

Established in 1889 by Benedictine monks, Saint Leo University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution with a history of providing students of all faiths with a transformative educational experience. Our values-based approach to learning impacts our academics by educating the whole person. We seek to help our students grow academically, personally, and professionally, so that when they graduate, they are well-rounded learners who are ready for anything.

Saint Leo is home to more than 60 high-demand major and minor programs. Students have the flexibility to pursue degrees on campus, online, or at a regional education center across the country. No matter which path you choose, you will receive the same rigorous academics and impactful learning that make a Saint Leo education distinct.

Best Regional University—#26 in the South

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Top Performer on Social Mobility—#10 in the South

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Best College for Veterans—#14 in the South

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Program Search

Browse more than 60 rigorous major and minor programs and find the right degree for you. Start searching below by degree, interest, or career.

Program Search

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  • Undergraduate studies: Build a foundation for academic and professional success.

    Our undergraduate programs at Saint Leo University focus on you—the student—because we know that your four-year college experience shapes your future. With dedicated faculty to guide you and practical learning built into many of our programs, we will prepare you to reach your goals. Plus, all our bachelor’s degrees are supported by a core liberal arts curriculum designed to help you build valuable skills and lay the groundwork for a lifetime of success.

    Core Curriculum

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  • Graduate Studies: Take the next step to get ahead in your career.

    Saint Leo University is on a mission to assist professionals in meeting challenging career goals and prepare them for the rapidly evolving industries in which they work. Our graduate programs are designed to help you enhance your knowledge, improve your skills, and broaden your value as a professional in high-demand careers. And you will learn from the best—our faculty are experts in their fields and are eager to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

    Graduate Studies

Academic Resources

  • What other Academic Resources are available?

    In addition to the resources featured above, Saint Leo University offers a variety of services and programs to support students and serve as the building blocks for success throughout their college journey. These resources include Student Advising, library services, and more. We also offer student wellness services through our brand-new Wellness Center to help the Lion community achieve health and balance in mind, body, and spirit.

    Academic Success Resources

    Wellness Resources

  • Faculty have been very helpful. You can email, call, or communicate face-to-face online. They’re good at understanding and at cheerleading. They realize it’s tough, and we have lives outside of school. They’re very encouraging.

    Sherri McCann | Online Master of Social Work Program

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  • Get to know Academic Affairs.

    The goal of Academic Affairs is to provide each undergraduate student with quality service and assist in helping you from your first day on campus until graduation. Our counselor’s help students access resources such as the course catalog and registrar’s office, as well as advise on course selection and academic planning. We are happy to sit down and help students look toward their exciting futures!

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Student-to-Faculty Ratio

81%

Of Faculty Hold Terminal Degrees in Their Field

100%

Of Faculty Teach Undergraduate Courses

More Academic Opportunities

Students can also choose to expand and enrich their studies through optional academic experiences!

 

  • Is the Honors college right for me?

    For more academically talented students who are seeking a higher challenge in their studies, we offer a robust, supportive, and exciting honors program. Honors students develop the skills to think critically about the modern world and to become leaders inside and outside the classroom. The heart of Honors is our customized curriculum that fully replaces all general education requirements for graduation and culminates in a Senior Honors Project.

    Learn about the Honors College

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  • Are there study abroad opportunities?

    Study abroad programs offer a once-in-a-lifetime, transformative academic opportunity. Saint Leo students can pursue a number of international education experiences, including full semesters abroad, shorter faculty-led trips, and service-learning opportunities across the United States and the world. Lions have studied in countries such as Brazil, England, Australia, Spain, Ecuador, Greece, and more!

    Learn about Study Abroad