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Learn about the academic opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph's University.
Explore Undergraduate Programs
Saint Joseph’s has a wide variety of associate programs, majors and minors, professional pathway programs and 4+1 options. Here, you can choose a traditional academic path, combine majors across schools or take an accelerated path to your career. Experience simulation-based courses starting Fall of 2024 by enrolling in a four-year BSN degree.
A Personalized Education
Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a tight-knit learning community that celebrates open minds and intellectual curiosity.
Our approach to education provides freedom and encouragement to grow intellectually, spiritually, personally and creatively.
You’ll learn in the classroom and in the world. Focused academic study led by renowned faculty scholars will push you to venture into new academic territory. You’ll be challenged to discover more about yourself, think critically and solve tough problems. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to meet the needs of a fast-changing world.
Real-World Experience Right on Campus
Our unique and renowned centers and institutes are hubs of innovation, research and direct community impact. From our Institute of Clinical Bioethics and Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support to our Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management and Center for Excellence in Practice, Saint Joseph’s faculty, staff and students are solving real-world problems in real time. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with these centers through academic study, internships, work-study programs, clinical simulations or research engagements.
Interested in a nursing career? Earn your degree from a nursing school with experienced faculty leading well-established coursework, simulation-based learning and hands-on clinical experiences in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s healthcare hubs.
4+1 Degree Programs
Want to begin earning your graduate degree while enrolled as an undergraduate? With 4+1 master’s degree and MBA programs, it’s possible to do so. Complete your undergraduate and graduate school work in just five years, saving time and money.
Aiming for a world-class graduate school? The Honors Program offers intellectually rigorous courses that are team-taught across disciplines. Graduates of the program have gone on to Harvard, Yale and New York University, and have become corporate leaders around the world.
Thinking about law school? We can recommend classes that enhance skills for legal studies, legal writing and taking the LSAT. In addition to your academic advisor, Saint Joseph's University offers a second, pre-law advisor who is an expert in law school applications, networking events, sessions on resume building, interviewing and financing law school. When you are ready to apply, they can help you select the right law schools for your interests and expertise.
Health Professions Advising
Considering a career in healthcare or veterinary sciences? Our team of advisors will guide you toward courses and extracurricular experiences that will best prepare you for graduate, professional or medical programs so you can further your study in the medical field. Prepare for a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, bioscience technologies, radiologic sciences and more.
Best undergraduate teaching (2024), according to U.S. News & World Report. We take your education seriously.
Majors and minors to choose from. Here, you can also double major, add a minor, or choose an accelerated pathway to a professional program or 4+1.
Students who graduated with double majors in the class of 2021.
Best regional university in the north (2024), according to U.S. News & World Report.
Everybody Does Research
A new study by Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations dives into how American Catholics feel about Jews, Judaism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Assistant Professor Nicole Roberts, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, and former student, Brielle Cunningham ’22 (OTD, OTR/L) teamed up on a research partnership with Project SEARCH to pilot technologies that proved to effectively support neurodivergent individuals in the workplace.
St. Joe's is a community where people want to see and help their peers succeed. From our amazing professors to my fellow students, everyone here is committed to looking out for one another. I think when you get to college and become immersed in college life, that’s the most important part of any university’s culture."
Ian Rowe-Nicholls ’24
history major with pre-law
Education Beyond the Classroom
Here at Saint Joseph’s, it’s all about discovering your unique path and the difference you’ll make in the world. Your education will extend beyond the classroom with robust opportunities for internships, co-ops, study-abroad, service learning and research.
Gain valuable skills and real-world experience working with the nation’s top corporations in our co-op and internships programs. If you pursue a co-op, you’ll graduate in four years with one year of full-time work experience.
Take a study-tour course or semester abroad and discover learning opportunities and new perspectives in a global classroom. Learn more about Saint Joseph's study-abroad programs.
Saint Joseph's service-learning program combines academic coursework with experience and reflection. In our service learning courses, you’ll engage in weekly service and make an impact in the community.
Go in-depth into a research project or another creative activity for 10 weeks in our Summer Scholars program under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Learn more about Saint Joseph's Summer Scholars program.