Division of Academic Services

The Division of Academic Services includes four outstanding student service departments: the Academic Exploration Program (AEP), Academic Support, Career Services and the Niagara University Opportunity Program (NUOP).  The Division of Academic Services at Niagara University provides programs, services, and resources that support students and promote both academic excellence and personal growth.  The division’s goal is to assist students in discovering and building their self-awareness and developing the academic, personal, and professional skills they need to be successful both at Niagara and in their life after college.  

The primary mission of each department is:

  • Academic Exploration Program

    Academic Exploration Program provides a learning experience using resources from all areas on campus through individualized guidance.  AEP creates an environment that fosters self-discovery. Students participate in the exploration process in order to select a major that supports their career goals. 

  • Academic Support

    The Office of Academic Support contributes to the students’ academic achievement and fosters their independence as learners through teaching, tutoring, academic mentoring, and supporting students with disabilities. 

  • Career Services

    Career Services seeks to provide students and alumni with the best possible assistance in developing and achieving their career objectives as they work toward the goal of lifelong career satisfaction.

  • Niagara University Opportunity Program (NUOP)

    The Niagara University Opportunity Program (NUOP) makes higher education possible for students who are both academically underprepared and economically disadvantaged New York state residents. They provide a full range of academic and financial support services to ensure they develop their potential and succeed at Niagara University. 

Supporting students’ development as competent, confident, responsible and reflective life- long learners is vital to their success not only at Niagara University, but throughout their lives.   All of the departments in Niagara University’s Division of Academic Services provide a welcoming environment for students, collaborate with faculty, staff and the community  and endeavor to bring to life the Vincentian charism of service inspired by St. Vincent DePaul.