Niagara is a liberal arts university in the Vincentian and Catholic traditions. With more than 80 majors and academic programs, six pre-professional options, and two five-year combined master's programs, students can design a course of study that meets their career goals.
Since its founding, NU has retained this tradition of emphasis on both the liberal and useful arts and sciences. It offers more than 50 degree programs through its four academic divisions. They include the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Hospitality and Tourism Management. The university's baccalaureate program in travel and tourism is the oldest in the nation, having been established in 1968. NU also maintains an Academic Exploration Program, which provides a learning environment for students who are undecided about a major. The academic year includes the fall and spring semesters, plus graduate and undergraduate summer sessions.