New Programs Coming
Fall 2022

In the fall of 2022, Saint Joseph’s fully expects to offer an expanded array of in-demand, accredited health and science programs including occupational therapy, physical therapy and pharmacy in the University’s future School of Health Professions and historic Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. These programs will offer direct-entry or accelerated pathways that allow first-time college students to seamlessly transition from high school into a professional program once meeting all the progression requirements. Made possible by our planned integration with University of the Sciences, these programs prepare strong leaders and trailblazers in the most sought-after career fields.

Saint Joseph’s plans to start accepting applications for these programs in June of 2022.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

  • Learn about the chemical compounds and processes in living organisms as a biochemistry major. Studying biochemistry gives you a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, as well as opportunities to conduct independent research in advanced biochemistry labs. With a biochemistry degree, you can pursue a career in industries such as pharmaceuticals, engineering and food sciences or further your studies in graduate or medical school.

    Explore the Biochemistry Major

  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to investigate and solve the mysteries of health with the medical laboratory science program. As a medical lab science major, you’ll complete courses in biology, chemistry, genetics and immunology and work with the latest medical technology during your fourth-year clinical rotations, preparing you for a career as a medical laboratory scientist, also known as a clinical laboratory scientist or medical technologist.

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  • Study the structure and function of the nervous system across a variety of theoretical and clinical contexts as a neuroscience major. The neuroscience program features an interdisciplinary curriculum with three tracks — molecular and medicinal, clinical health and theoretical — and opportunities for hands-on research alongside faculty mentors. Neuroscience majors often continue their studies in graduate, medical or health professional school and go on to pursue careers in academic, clinical, medical or government settings.

    Explore the Neuroscience Major

Graduate & Doctoral Degree Programs

  • The OT master’s program is designed for post-baccalaureate students who are seeking a career in occupational therapy and have satisfied all prerequisite courses. You’ll attend class full-time, complete 89 credits of coursework and complete two off-site fieldwork experiences. By the end of this program, you’ll be ready to take the National Certification Exam for Occupational Therapists.

    Explore the Post-Baccalaureate MOT Program

  • Acquire a strong understanding of genomics and genetics and how they are used in healthcare and the health sciences with the genomics master’s program. Taught by expert faculty, the 12-course online program covers the theories, ethics, research and clinical applications of genomics and genetics, preparing you for a future career as a molecular geneticist, pharmacologist or clinical or medical scientist.

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  • The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program provides you with clinical and interpersonal skills to become a successful occupational therapist in a variety of medical and community settings. You can choose to take an accelerated pathway to the DrOT, allowing you to graduate with a B.S. in health science and DrOT in six years, when all academic criteria and program requirements are completed, or the post-baccalaureate DrOT if you already have a bachelor’s degree and satisfied all prerequisite courses.

    Explore the Accelerated Pathway, DrOT Program

    Explore the Post-Baccalaureate DrOT Program

  • The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program prepares you to become a practice-ready pharmacist. Housed in the future School of Health Professions’ historic Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the program features a competency-driven professional curriculum taught by esteemed faculty in modern learning labs and facilities, as well as hands-on pharmacy practice experiences in 400+ local, national and international training sites. You can enter the PharmD program as a direct-entry student and earn your B.S. in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies and PharmD in six years, when all academic criteria and program requirements are completed, or as a graduate or transfer student, starting with the professional phase of study.

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  • Gain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue an impactful career in physical therapy through the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. You’ll learn from a faculty including board-certified specialists, study evidence-based techniques used to assess and treat the body and work as part of an interprofessional healthcare team during collaborative clinical experiences. You can enter the DPT program as a direct-entry student and earn your B.S. in Health Science and DPT in 5.5 years, when all academic criteria and program requirements are completed, or as a graduate or transfer student, starting with the professional phase of study.

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  • Become an expert in cancer prevention and therapy and advance the fight against cancer with a doctorate degree in cancer biology. The Cancer Biology Ph.D. provides you with a rigorous, multidisciplinary course of study in the basic mechanisms of cancer biology and drug discovery, as well as molecular biology, biochemistry and biotechnology. You’ll also perform cutting-edge research alongside renowned researchers and cancer scientists publishing peer-reviewed scholarship in leading academic journals such as Nature and Cancer Research.

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  • Expand your understanding of cellular and molecular biology with a doctorate degree designed to help science professionals become advanced leaders in biological research. The interdisciplinary Cell and Molecular Biology Ph.D. allows you to conduct novel and significant research in areas that include microbiology, bioinformatics and biochemistry. Ph.D. graduates in cell and molecular biology go on to become skilled researchers, supervisors or team leaders in various industries such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

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  • Develop your knowledge of DNA sequencing technologies, genetics research and personalized medicine with the genomics graduate certificate. In this four-course online program, you’ll gain skills and resources you can immediately use in your current role as a professional in the science or healthcare industry, or to further your education and expand your career options. The credits you earn in this program also count toward the online M.S. in genomics.

    Explore the Genomics Online Graduate Certificate

  • Turn your passion for brewing into an exciting, rewarding career with the Philadelphia region’s first brewing science certificate. As a student in our brewery certificate program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of brewing science, design and layout from experts in the field and top local breweries, experiment and produce your own brews in the pilot brewing lab and perfect them in the malt beverage testing lab.

    Explore the Brewing Science Graduate Certificate

Hawk Hill & University City

When we are integrated as one University, students will have the best of both worlds — studying, living and learning on Hawk Hill and in the heart of University City. The current University of the Sciences campus offers state-of-the-art science facilities and the nation’s first pharmacy school.