School of STEAM
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics
Why embrace STEAM at SFU?
Wherever your interests lie, we believe in helping every student develop a mind for exploration.
Graduates of Saint Francis University's School of STEAM address challenges and seize opportunities. They are compassionate, responsible, motivated, and confident citizens who:
Think critically and creatively
Cherish continued learning
Promote moral, spiritual, and social development
Practice appropriate personal and professional ethical behavior
Communicate clearly in writing and speaking
Work effectively in teams
Leverage technology responsibly
Recognize their responsibilities to family, community, country, and world
transformational experiences inside and outside of the classroom
acquire unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and values
liberal arts education grounded in Franciscan values
Why Saint Francis?
Tackle your future with confidence.
Our integrative approach results in accomplished professionals who consider the complex dimensions of our society - aesthetics, culture, economics, the environment, history, mathematics, morality, politics, science, society, and technology.
Guiding Principles within STEAM:
undergraduate research, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities
real-world projects fieldwork, service projects, community engagement activities
leadership and mentorship experiences, membership in professional societies, presenting at professional conferences
- Interdisciplinary learning, projects, and activities
Majors, Minors, and Concentrations offered in STEAM
- Aquarium & Zoo
- Computer Science
- Environmental Engineering
- Fermentation Chemistry
- Fine Arts
- Franciscan Studies, Theology & Applied Ethics
- General Engineering
- Marine Biology
- Medical Laboratory Science
- Political Science
A personalized approach to learning and leading
Our faculty members have been highly successful in receiving external funding for the enhancement of undergraduate STEAM education, both in the classroom and in the laboratory.
Dr. Peter Skoner
Dean, School of STEAM
Opportunities for growth. Support for your passion.
Our School of STEAM gives students the opportunity to conduct research as early as soon as their freshman year. Our students practice their new skills through outreach activities such as Science Day, Multicultural Week, Darwin Day, Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids (R.O.C.K.), PA Statistics Poster Competition, Pi Day, and many more. Many students also take part in study abroad programs and immersive learning experiences.
Facilities and Resources Include:
STEAM by the Numbers
|407,120||dollars in external grants secured for the 2020-2021 academic year by STEAM faculty and staff|
|5,627||friends in the community engaged in 193 STEAM activities during the 2020-2021 academic year|
|353||students enrolled in STEAM programs during the Fall 2021 semester
|54||faculty in STEAM to challenge, support, and mentor students|
|21||students completed STEAM undergraduate research in the summer of 2021, while being paid minimum wage, with free housing and meal plan funded by the university and school|
|17||students on average in each STEAM class, to ensure students are engaged and involved, able to ask and answer questions|
|7||students for each faculty member (student to faculty ratio), ensuring students get individual attention|
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