University of St. Francis
Joliet, Illinois and Online
The University of St. Francis, established in 1920 by the Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate for the education of its own members, in Joliet, Illinois offers a variety of adult undergraduate programs for students including: a B.S. in Business Administration (with concentrations in entrepreneurship, management and leadership, managing human resources, marketing, and transportation & logistics management), a B.S. in Health Care Leadership, and an online Nursing degree (R.N. to BSN Degree Completion).
As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, USF is a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. USF strives for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership.
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- Distance education:Yes
- Career services:Yes
- Weekend/Evening classes:Yes
- Credit for life experiences:Yes
- On-Campus day care:No
- Remedial services:Yes
- Full-time undergrad students:1,362
- Undergrad students over 25 years old:385
- Pell Grant students:572
- Online and distance education undergrad students:211
- Part-time students16%
- Students over 25 years old24%
Online & Distance Programs
Bachelor's degrees offered
- Health Professions and Related Programs(2)
- Business Management Marketing and Related Support Services(2)
- Loan repayment rate for independent students:54%
Military & Veteran
- Credit for military training:Yes
- Dedicated staff member:Yes
- Student veteran organization:No
- Yellow Ribbon Program member:Yes
- Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges member:Yes
- Online Asynchronous
- Traditional Semester Timing
- Credit from accredited institutions
- CLEP exam
- DANTE exam
- Prior learning credit
- Military service credit
- Professional certificate credit
- Portfolio submission
- Writing Center
- Career Services
- Financial Aid
- Dining Services
- Recreational Services
Featured Programs & Degrees
Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is an accelerated adult degree completion program within the School of Business. Business and industry leaders in all management areas will benefit from the strong combination of applied knowledge and practical experience found in the curriculum. The goal of the program is to prepare adult students to meet the challenges and demands they may face as a manager. Students will be able to apply concepts from the classroom immediately to a job to help them manage everyday work situations. Concentrations include:
- Management and Leadership
- Managing Human Resources
- Transportation and Logistics
Affordability & Admissions
Students must transfer a minimum of 64 semester hours and 80 semester hours maximum may be transferred from a community college. At least 32 semester hours must be taken at USF, including 15 hours of upper-division coursework, with 30 of the last 36 hours earned at USF.
The courses within the B.S. in Business Administration program are taught completely online in an 8-week accelerated format. With three semesters per year and two eight-week sessions each semester, there are six entry points for the program.
The B.S. in Business Administration meets needs of adult students who are working in all areas of management and students can pursue careers related to such as organizational/operational management, logistics management, healthcare management, nonprofit management, service management and human resource management.
This degree program is offered fully online.
Get more information on the business administration major and career outlook here.
Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Leadership
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Leadership meets the needs of students who want to strengthen their own performance or who want to assume a leadership position within a healthcare organization. Designed for adult, degree completion students who are or want to be in mid-level management positions, the program enables managers to strengthen the performance of employees who report to them. In addition, it provides an understanding of how their function serves the overall goals of the organization.
Affordability & Admissions
Students must transfer a minimum of 64 semester hours to the University of St. Francis and 80 hours maximum may be transferred from a community college and/or hospital-based program. At least 32 semester hours must be taken at USF.
Classes meet on-site, face-to-face in a traditional class setting one evening a week. Classes are also available in a highly interactive online format and the entire program can be taken online. Students may also choose a combination of delivery schedules and formats.
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Leadership provides curriculum in areas of general leadership such as interpersonal communication, team building and change strategies. It also provides specific curriculum in health care topics such as information management, regulation and policy, and accounting and budgeting.
This degree is offered on-campus in Joliet, Illinois, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and online.
Get more information on the healthcare leadership major and career outlook here.
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (R.N. to BSN)
Today’s dynamic healthcare environment has created the need for nursing professionals who can apply a broad range of skills. The R.N. to BSN Degree Completion Program is an online program for nursing students at the University of St. Francis to develop a deeper understanding and a greater confidence in applying their chosen profession.
The R.N. to BSN Degree Completion Program is an online program for nursing students at the University of St. Francis to develop a deeper understanding and a greater confidence in applying their chosen profession.
To prepare students for the ongoing changes in health care, emerging areas such as home health, managed care, primary care clinics, public health and hospice care are addressed in the curriculum and clinicals along with the more traditional areas such as hospitals, long-term care and mental health.
This degree is offered online.
Get more information on the R.N. to BSN major and career outlook here.
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500 Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL 60435
1500 N. Renaissance Blvd. NE, Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87107