Academic Support

Our educational community is one of the most supportive you will find anywhere. In addition to the emotional and spiritual support you will receive from the people you meet, we also provide many layers of academic support to help you reach your goals.

Academic Advising helps students plan and develop their academic career through individual and group advising. Academic Advising Centers are available in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Panuska College of Professional Studies, the College of Graduate and Continuing Education and The Kania School of Management.

Pre-Professional Programs prepare students for further studies in medicine, law and engineering. Our pre-med and pre-law students have remarkable success in winning admittance to the top schools in the country. Our two-year pre-engineering program introduces students to the technical training necessary for all phases of the engineering profession.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library  holds 633,035 volumes (of which 203,507 are full-text online books) and 22,544 non-print items and 9,085 streaming media programs. It is the leading academic library in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The library has an integrated online catalog with a discovery layer that enables users to find books and journal in a single search, 135 online databases, 50,026 journals print and online and 24/7 chat reference, as well as texting, and IM Ask-A-Librarian assistance. There are 100 Internet workstations in the library, iPads and Android tablets that can be borrowed overnight and laptops loaned for use in the building. In the Pro Deo Room and Reilly Learning Commons, 55 computers are available 24 hours a day. The University Archives and Special Collections houses University historical records, rare books, faculty publications and other special collections.

Scranton offers a range of Honors and Special Programs that can enhance and complement your academic experience.

Fulbright Advising by a dedicated group of faculty is available for those who want to pursue the highly competitive Fulbright or other international fellowships. Since 1972, 148 graduates of The University of Scranton have earned a Fulbright or other international fellowship award to support a year of study outside of the United States.

Study Abroad offers the opportunity to learn important life skills while living and studying in another country. Our uniquely flexible program allows you to take advantage of U.S.– sponsored programs or to enroll directly i n a host-country university. In the past, students have studied in more than 53 different countries.

Technology Support Center  is available to help students, faculty and staff efficiently use the University’s computing systems, software, networks and facilities.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is dedicated to developing an environment that encourages and supports student learning, faculty enrichment, instructional design, and the pedagogical application of technology.

Academic Clubs add another level of support to students interested in various fields with mentoring, field trips, social activities and career information.