William Madges, Ph.D., Dean
Paul Aspan, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Humanities
Jeanne Brady, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Education
Sabrina DeTurk, Ph.D., Associate Dean & Executive Director for Graduate Programs
Nancy R. Fox, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Social Sciences
Michael McCann, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Natural Sciences/Mathematics/Computer Science
Jena Laske, Administrative Assistant
Letter from the Dean
Greetings! The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) provides all students with an introduction to a liberal education, a fundamental characteristic of the centuries-old Jesuit philosophy that aims to develop the whole person. In addition, the CAS offers interested students the opportunity to build upon this foundation by pursuing an Arts & Sciences concentration, choosing a major from among the 26 offered in fields that run the gamut from actuarial science to theology.
The CAS is structured in three divisions: Humanities (Philosophy, Theology, English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, and Fine & Performing Arts), Natural Sciences/mathematics (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science), and Social Sciences (Economics, Education, Health Services, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology). In addition to the many majors, these departments also offer a multitude of minors and interdisciplinary programs, such as Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics. With such a broad array of opportunities, I am confident that you can find an area of study that will ignite your imagination, stimulate your thinking, and enrich your spirit.
In the classroom, you will learn with and from outstanding teachers and first-rate researchers. Saint Joseph's University is proud to be one of only 260 schools out of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. to have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the oldest American honors society devoted to recognizing and advancing excellence in the arts and sciences. In addition, we sponsor chapters of sixteen discipline-specific honor societies.
You can learn more about the individual departments and the majors and programs they offer by going to their websites, located at http://www.sju.edu/sju/programs.html#cas
If you are interested in research opportunities in Mathematics/CS and Natural Sciences, I encourage you to visit the following site, which describes academic year research, internships, and the summer scholars program: http://www.sju.edu/cas/mns_research/
There are many more exciting learning opportunities within the CAS—service-learning opportunities and internships in the humanities and social sciences--so please explore our webpages.
William Madges, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
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