At Fontbonne University, our goal is to impart knowledge — and understanding. In addition to becoming well-informed in your chosen field, you will learn important skills, such as effective communication, critical thinking and teamwork. We emphasize life-long learning and a self-awareness that encourages you to look at your role in the world and how you can make it a better place.

Our academic foundation is bolstered by our core curriculum, Culture and the Common Good, which embraces a global perspective, history, social justice and diversity.

Fontbonne University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn about our Academic Accreditation.

Areas of Study

Undergraduate Programs


Applied Behavioral Sciences

Applied Mathematics




Biology – Pre-Health Professions

Biology for Secondary Education

Business Administration

Chiropractic Partnership with Logan University

Communication Studies

Computer Science


Deaf Education


Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Engineering – Dual Degree

English for Secondary Certification

Fashion Merchandising

Figurative Studies

Fine Arts

Global Studies

Graphic Design

Health Education & Promotion


Human Services

Literary Studies

Management & Leadership

Management Information Systems


Mathematics for Secondary Education

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Middle School Education

Nursing Partnership with Barnes-Jewish College

Occupational Therapy – Dual Degree


Professional Writing


Religious Studies

Religious Studies Partnership with Aquinas

Social Work

Social Work Partnership with St. Louis University

Special Education

Special Education – Paraprofessional PathwaysSM

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate

Sports Management

Strategic Communication

Theatre & Performing Arts

University Major–Design Your Own Major

Undergraduate Minors

African American Studies Minor

American Culture Studies Minor

Art History Minor

Bioinformatics Minor

Biology Minor

Business Administration Minor

Chemistry Minor

Communication Minor

Computer Science Minor

Cybersecurity Minor

Early Childhood Minor

Environmental Studies

Food Management Minor

Global Studies Minor

Graphic Design Minor

History Minor

Human Services Minor

Literary Studies Minor

Management Information Systems Minor

Marketing Minor

Mathematics Minor

Performing Arts Minor

Professional Writing Minor

Psychology Minor

Religious Studies Minor

Social Entrepreneurship Minor

Social Welfare Minor

Sociology Minor

Speech-Language Pathology Minor

Sports Management Minor

Transportation Minor

University Minor

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

Undergraduate Certificates

Administration & Economic Development Certificate

Case Management Certificate

Cybersecurity Certificate*

Expressive Arts & Integrative Therapies Certificate

Gerontology Certificate

Health & Mental Health Case Management Certificate

One Health Certificate

Social Entrepreneurship Certificate

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant*

Website Development Certificate

Culture and the Common Good: A Liberal Arts Education at Fontbonne

This revised general education curriculum took effect for incoming first-year students in fall of 2012 and for transfer students in fall 2014. Called Culture and the Common Good, this curriculum embraces a global perspective, history, social justice and diversity.

“The theme of culture and the common good reflects Fontbonne’s mission to prepare leaders to serve a world in need, which requires an understanding of culture, the vehicle for changing ideologies and imaginations. Because imagining and building intelligent and moral alternatives for the future intersects with every area of life, this study requires an interdisciplinary approach.”

Academic Opportunities