Academic Programs at Holy Family University

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At Holy Family University, we focus on providing each student a personalized and supportive environment for learning. Our goal is to help you to realize your potential and make meaningful connections with the world around you. We do this by offering cutting-edge degree programs based on the needs of today's job market, along with opportunities to build your skills outside of the classroom.

With nearly 40 programs to choose from, including bachelor’s and graduate programs and degrees, a doctorate degree and accelerated courses, we offer a wide range of options and flexible scheduling to make your dream of earning a degree possible. Our dedicated faculty and student advisors are here with you every step of the way to help you find your perfect path. Ready to explore? Your journey starts here.

No matter which path you choose, we’ll help you find success.

At Holy Family University, the education we offer has a focus on professional development, built on a foundation of humanities, philosophy, religious studies and the social and natural sciences — a Christian liberal arts tradition stemming back 2,000 years.

At Holy Family University, you'll find a supportive atmosphere that begins with our values-based Mission. Our goal is to help turn your passions into meaningful careers. Our internships with Fortune 500 companies, along with our service learning opportunities, where we help make a difference in our neighborhoods and beyond will provide you with the knowledge and perspective you'll need to succeed wherever life takes you.

With nearly 40 majors, and 625 courses to choose from in Business, the Arts, Nursing, and Education, the possibilities are endless. Explore areas of interest and broaden your horizens by learning from our renowned faculty in our four schools of study. 

Ready to learn more?  Browse our Course Catalogs and see where your interests take you!

Stemming from our rich tradition of providing a liberal arts education that balances arts and sciences to create purposeful world citizens, we offer an exciting range of degrees and study options. In fact, Holy Family University offers 13 Bachelor of Arts degree programs, one Bachelor of Science degree, and four interdisciplinary degrees. We hold classes at our Philadelphia campus and Newtown site in nearby Bucks County, depending upon your major. At both, our knowledgeable and supportive faculty will guide you in achieving your dreams.

The world of business is fascinating and constantly evolving. The School of Business Administration prepares you for the future—regardless of whether you will be launching your business career, changing career directions, starting a business, or considering graduate school. You will learn to embrace technology, view business through an increasingly global lens, and treat colleagues with respect and compassion. You will gain practical business experience through internships with employers in your field of study. Our courses are offered in a variety of ways to offer maximum flexibility in completing your degree requirements: Face-to-Face, Blended, and Fully-ONLINE.

We prepare our business graduates to go on to have successful careers. Compared to other Philadelphia colleges, our business graduates have some of the best outcomes:

CollegeMedian Salary*Median Student Loan Debt*Category
Holy Family University $47,300 $27,000 Bus Adm, Mgt, Ops
LaSalle University $39,700 $25,000 Bus Admn, Mgt. Ops
Temple University $44,400 $26,000 Bus/Commerce Gen
Penn State University - Main $43,900 $27,000 Bus Adm, Mgt, Ops
Cabrini University $35,700 $25,000 Bus Adm, Mgt, Ops
St. Joseph's University $39,100 $25,250 Bus Adm, Mgt, Ops
Neumann University $42,900 $27,000 Bus Adm, Mgt, Ops
* One-year after graduation

For busy adult learners, who either want to complete a degree or start one that they have put off for years, we also offer business programs designed for those working full-time jobs, managing a family, or changing careers. With a generous transfer credit policy, including credit for life experience, you may find you can complete your business degrees much quicker through Holy Family University’s Rapid Degree Programs. Classes are offered in the evening and delivered in flexible formats including face-to-face, blended, and online.

Undergraduate Programs

Business Intelligence
Computer Information Systems
Fire Science & Public Safety Administration
Sport Marketing-Management

Graduate Programs

MS in Accountancy
MBA: New Professionals
MBA: New Professionals

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Since 1977, more than 3,200 of our students have earned Pennsylvania teaching certification. We provide a high standard of education at a reasonable cost and have become a leading choice for high school graduates, experienced teachers seeking advanced qualifications, and working adults who wish to start a new career. Allow us to help you on the way to a more fulfilling career.

Top School of Education Must-Reads

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  2. School of Education Admission Requirements
  3. Learn more about our field placement
  4. Clearance Information
  5. Certification Information
  6. Career Opportunities in PA
  7. School of Education Handbook/Policy Manual
  8. School of Education NewsLink - Spring 2019

Undergraduate Programs

Early Childhood PK-4
Dual Certification in PK-4/Special Education PK-12
Secondary 7-12 and K-12

Undergraduate Completion Program

Pathway for ECE Degree and Certification Completion

Undergraduate Minor Programs

Education Minor

Graduate Programs

Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational and Organizational Leadership - Online
Master of Education (MEd) Initial Teacher Certifications
Master of Education (MEd) Certified Teacher Additional Certification

Endorsements for Certified Teachers

Autism Endorsement

The School of Education faculty strongly believes in the importance of field experiences as a means of exposing students to the practice of teaching in professional settings and reinforcing the conceptual work introduced in University classrooms. These field experiences begin in the freshman year and continue through the completion of student teaching in the senior year.

Students participating in field experiences must register their state-mandated clearances with the American DataBank prior to each semester. Click HERE for more information on field experience requirements.

Freshman & Sophomore Year – Observations

Freshman and sophomore field experience requirements are embedded in specific course work. These field experiences are directed by course instructors and are aligned carefully with program outcomes. Click HERE to visit the Field Placement webpage for more information on Observation requirements.

Junior Year - The Practicum

Students in the junior year will register for and complete a Practicum experience in both the fall and spring semesters. The Practicum experience consists of a full-day placement in a school setting for a given day each week for the duration of the semester. The Practicum experience is coordinated by the Field Placement Office. Students must complete and submit an application to that Office by the appropriate due date for both fall and spring placement. Click HERE to visit the Field Placement webpage for more information on Practicum requirements.

Senior Year - Student Teaching

Students in the senior year will register for and complete a semester-long student teaching experience. Student teaching is a supervised experience in which the student is paired with a cooperating teacher in a school setting and supported by a University supervisor. The student teaching experience is coordinated by the Field Placement Office. Students must complete and submit an application to that Office by the appropriate due date for either fall or spring placement. Click HERE to visit the Field Placement webpage for more information on student teaching requirements.

Advanced Practicum in Special Education

EDSP 566, Advanced Practicum in Special Education, serves as a supervised field experience at an assigned school site and selected grade level. Aspects of service and education to students with disabilities are explored, including assessment, development of an appropriate individualized education program, on-going instruction, and monitoring of progress. Family involvement and attention to education in the least restrictive environment will be concurrent issues associated throughout the experience. Click HERE to visit the Field Placement for Advanced Practicum in Special Education webpage for more information on requirements.

Partner School Districts

The University partners with a large variety of local districts and schools for the purpose of satisfying field experience requirements. These districts and schools differ by semester dependent upon local circumstances, but do include public, private and parochial settings.

Holy Family University nurses and radiologic science professionals are found in major hospitals throughout the region, and we have developed a widespread reputation for graduates that are sought after by the healthcare industry. Our accredited undergraduate programs are ideal for high school graduates, experienced nurses, and radiologic science professionals seeking additional training, or working adults who wish to start an entirely new career. One of the best things about nursing, apart from the service that you’re rendering to society, is that this career path consistently stays in high demand.

The School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions provides a variety of degrees and study options for full- and part-time students. These include a traditional four-year bachelor of science in nursing, an associate's program in radiologic science, an accelerated RN to BSN nursing degree option, an accelerated second degree BSN, and a Master of Science in Nursing. Choose an environment where you’ll not only earn a sought-after qualification, but will find support on the journey.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program:

Traditional BSN Track
Second Degree BSN

Associate of Science in Radiologic Science
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science

Internal Transfer Application to BSN Program 

Internal Transfer Form

Graduate Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master of Science in Nursing


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