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Undergraduate Academics

#7

Best undergraduate teaching (2022), according to U.S. News and World Report. We take your education seriously.

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Majors and minors to choose from. Here, you can also double major, add a minor and explore interdisciplinary combinations.

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Students who graduated with double majors in the class of 2021. 

#8

Best regional University in the North (2022), according to U.S. News and World Report.

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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.

Find Your Program

Saint Joseph’s has a wide variety of majors and minors, graduate programs, degree completion and certificate programs. Here, you can choose a traditional academic path, combine majors across schools, explore stackable options or enroll in a dual-degree program.

Everybody Does Research

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Influenced by the civil unrest of 2020, students are researching topics ranging from Black Lives Matter in Greek life organizations to how female politicians are portrayed in the media.

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For the last several years, Professor Peter Clark, S.J., Ph.D., has been working with his students, residents and colleagues to create a curriculum around death education for high school students.

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Saint Joseph's students are producing resources and recommendations that support educators in more effectively meeting the needs of their students.

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."

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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.