Welcome to Professional and Liberal Studies

Learn more about the innovative Bachelor's of Liberal Studies (BLS)

  • The Bachelor's of Liberal Studies was created with the adult student in mind. PLS embraces the experience of our diverse adult students and recognizes the complexities and importance of balancing work, education, and family. Our undergraduate programs are designed around these complexities so you can focus on finishing your degree.
  • A strong liberal arts foundation stays consistent with our Jesuit ideals and Ignation educational goals. There is an emphasis on ethics and social justice within the BLS curriculum.
  • While preparing adult students for contemporary professions that are available today, the BLS degree also prepares students to be skilled creators and innovators for the professions of the future.



There’s something that sets Saint Joseph’s apart from all other universities; it’s the magis. What is magis? Challenging yourself. Doing the right thing. Going above and beyond for yourself and others. Whether you are starting your degree or completing it, Saint Joseph's University can help you take your life and career to the next level.  

Saint Joseph’s University  has the distinction of being the oldest and largest adult education program in the region, committed to supporting students through the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, care for the whole person and making sure they succeed not just in the classroom, but also in obtaining their life goals. Professional and Liberal Studies offers adult students flexible, self-paced schedules with classes in the evening, day, accelerated, and online, a transfer policy to maximize credits you have already completed and competitive tuition rates, making a SJU education within your reach.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Adult Student Education
live greater. That's the Magis.