Dr. Elizabeth welcomes students to the College of Arts & Sciences!
Dr. Elizabeth McDermott
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
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The University of St. Francis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Radiation Therapy Program
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182; Phone: 312-704-5300; email@example.com (since 2013)
- Recreation and Sport Management Program
Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
22377 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn, VA 20148; Phone: 800-626-6772; Fax: 703-858-0794 (since 1983)
- Social Work Program
Council on Social Work Education
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone: 703-683-8080; Fax: 703-683-8099 (since 1982)
Bachelor of Social Work Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes-2019 (Adobe PDF)
- Substance Abuse Counseling Program
Illinois Certification Board (ICB) dba: Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board, Inc. (IAODAPCA)
401 E. Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL 62702; Phone: 217-698-8110; Fax: 217-698-8234 (since 2015)
Allied Health Affiliate Program Accreditations
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606; Phone: 312-704-5300; Fax: 312-704-5304
USF Affiliates: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL and Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL
- Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
2000 W. Danforth Road, Ste 130 #203, Edmond OK 73003; Phone: 405-285-0546; Fax: 405-285-0579
USF Affiliate: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 North River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; Phone: 773-714-8880; Fax: 773-714-8886
USF Affiliate: Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL
In keeping with the Catholic Franciscan nature of the University, the College has as its broadest mission the education of the whole person intellectually, morally, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. It does this by challenging our students to confront foundational questions such as the purpose and meaning of life, including one’s relationship with others and with God. It prepares its students as well for careers in specific fields and promotes the integration of liberal arts with professional preparation.
The College takes a leadership role in the University in liberal education and developing in its students the knowledge, dispositions, critical and analytical thought that are necessary for lifelong learning and engaged citizenship in the global community. It develops in both its faculty and students a commitment to individual and collaborative scholarship that encourages lifelong learning and enriches the life of the mind across the disciplines. The College has as its special mission service to traditional and returning undergraduate students through teaching the University’s core values such as ethical awareness, liberal learning, and research.
Building upon these values our professional programs give students discipline specific skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s diverse workplace. Committed to “First Holiness then Learning” the College’s mission allows it to live out and teach the Franciscan values of Respect, Compassion, Service and Integrity.