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Southern New Hampshire University

Goals of the University

The SNHU Community

Instructors, students and administrators recognize and subscribe to the mission of the university. In addition, the undergraduate programs have the following specific, supporting goals:

At Southern New Hampshire University, we believe there are no limits to what our students can achieve. With a culture that inspires every person, every day, to do more, learn more, try harder and exceed expectations, we are dedicated to helping students realize their potential.

• Offer a quality curriculum that enables students to enter the professional world, or that enable those already established to enhance, advance or change their careers. • Teach and inquire into the foundation for important truths, principles, ideas, facts and performance methods, so that students can make significant contributions to their chosen fields. • Provide challenging courses of study, encouraging students to become life-long learners, critical thinkers and problem solvers, who can adapt creatively and appropriately to all situations, structured or unstructured. • Help students to understand themselves, society and different cultures, so that they can participate effectively in the changing world around them. • Encourage students to identify the personal qualities and ideals which will enable them to function ethically and responsibly. • Ensure that students speak and write clearly and accurately, use computers efficiently and employ library resources effectively. To achieve these goals, the faculty is committed to the art of teaching, scholarship and service. Southern New Hampshire University emphasizes that we learn in different ways, that learning occurs both inside and outside of the classroom, and that learning takes place only if an individual successfully integrates the intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of his or her development, and strives to stimulate critical thought and inquiry in the classroom. Teaching is primary at Southern New Hampshire University.


SNHU is a premier university with a small-college feel. The university offers undergraduate programs in business, culinary arts, education, hospitality management and liberal arts, and graduate programs in business, community economic development, education and writing. Programs are offered on campus, through SNHU Online, and on location at our centers in Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Salem, N.H., and Brunswick, Maine. Here you’ll find caring, credentialed faculty, quality academic programs, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities and an exciting campus culture. SNHU has been graduating successful leaders for more than 70 years. Our undergraduate and graduate academic programs are designed with the real world in mind. Our programs and students are career-focused, yet the university provides a well-rounded education that incorporates the liberal arts so graduates are truly prepared for the real world. The university has approximately 1,900 traditional, full-time undergraduate day students and about 9,425 enrollments in all divisions (day, evening, weekend and online undergraduate and graduate students). The university recognizes that graduates will be world citizens and has moved to increase the exchange of ideas and experiences between students in the U.S. and other countries. Students come from more than 70 countries to attend SNHU. This cultural diversity enriches the learning experience for all. In addition, the university’s participation in the University Studies Abroad Consortium means students can choose to study abroad at one of 36 institutions in 26 countries in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  
SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog