2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

President's Message

We are delighted you are pursuing a Saint Leo University degree. Your decision to improve your life, your base of knowledge, your values, and your skills is one of the most significant decisions you can make. Our catalog details the curriculum and academic policies and procedures developed over many years to ensure that our degree programs meet the standards of quality, integrity, fairness, and completeness that assure you a university degree that meets the highest standards of academic excellence.

However, Saint Leo University is not just about policies and procedures. While these are necessary, our university is, most of all, about people.  We have a mission to educate and prepare people to make a good living and a better life for themselves and their communities. Benedictine monks and nuns founded Saint Leo University. We emphasize today the Benedictine core values of community, respect for all, and responsible stewardship, along with the values of excellence, personal development, and integrity. We work hard in all of our many locations to fulfill our mission and establish environments that manifest these values.

Saint Leo University is a larger and more complicated university than people generally realize. Our enrollment ranks us as the fourth largest Catholic university in the United States. We rank near the top in the nation for the number of African Americans graduating with bachelor's degrees in business, management, or marketing. We serve nearly 15,000 students at University Campus in Central Florida, online throughout the nation and the world, and at more than 40 locations California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia.  We do so with the same commitment to our Catholicism, to the liberal arts and sciences as the basis of all learning, to student learning and development, and to our values. Saint Leo University puts students first in all of its considerations, and the university promises a commitment to quality in all of its programs. Our aim is to make you a more compassionate, concerned, committed, competent, and confident human being.

Our catalog also details many of the opportunities available to students within and outside the classroom. Please review them carefully with your faculty or academic advisors, who are critical components of our student-first practices.

Welcome to Saint Leo University. We are glad you are here.

William J. Lennox, Jr.
President, Saint Leo University