Students looking for a quality education but who aren't looking for
the commitment of a full bachelor's degree can pursue one of our
associate degree programs.
Taught by our world-class faculty and immersed in our passionately
Catholic atmosphere, our two-year associate academic programs equip
students for meaningful careers and prepare them for further studies.
Undergraduate students unsure of their goals or desire to complete a
full bachelor's degree can pursue an associate's degree while they discern God's plan for their life and education.
Non-traditional students looking to expand their expertise and
augment their marketability will find these programs fit the bill, while
not breaking the bank or disrupting their lives.
Descriptions of all six programs are below, but for more information or to apply, contact our Admissions Office today!
For decades, Franciscan University has been welcoming students from around the world to its campus in Steubenville, Ohio, offering them an academically rich education and life-changing personal and intellectual formation. Now, with the Online Associate of Arts in Philosophy degree, we’re bringing that same Franciscan education and formation, with the same world-class professors, to you, wherever God has you. Learn More »
Theology, the "Queen of the Sciences," studies all things about God and His relation to the created world. The Theology Associate Degree Program
will give the graduate a basic understanding of the principles of
theology, revelation, the economy of salvation, Biblical studies, and
the significance of the Church. Graduates have a better grasp of the
faith, are better equipped to teach parish religious education, and are
more able to share their witness with the world. Learn More »
Accounting is an indispensable tool of modern business and one of the fastest growing professions. Our Accounting Associate Degree program
will equip you with a grasp of the principles of accounting, business
law, tax law, and the basic and advanced mathematics needed to
contribute to the success of any organization.
Our Business Administration Associate Degree Program
gives graduates a general grasp of the principles of business. Classes
in accounting, economics, business finance, business law, labor
relations, and mathematics equip graduates to contribute immediately in
any business enterprise, or to pursue further studies in any of a number
of business-related disciplines.
The Child Development Associate Degree program
is a well-balanced blend of academic studies and practical experience,
preparing students for working with children in a sensitive and
professional manner. Classes in all facets of the lives of
children—mind, body, and spirit—equip graduates for meaningful and
successful careers working with children, or to continue on into a
Bachelor of Science in Education program
Our General Studies program provides a well-rounded education. Requiring ample courses in communications, humanities,
social sciences, theology, and the natural sciences, the General
Studies program gives graduates a broad knowledge and base of experience
to build upon.
Strong academics, life-changing study abroad, vibrant student life, inspiring mission trips. You can flourish at Franciscan.
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