Professional and Liberal Studies Degree Completion

Adult Learner Degree Completion and Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Adult students have a variety of priorities that the PLS department embraces. We strive to serve the needs of adults who are working toward completing a Bachelor's degree or complementing their degree with a post-baccalaureate certificate by offering convenient, cost-effective, and flexible education to fit your busy lifestyle. Our students are over the age of 22, taking classes part-time or full-time, in the evening, and take advantage of our on-campus and online class offerings. For select majors and programs, the availability to take classes during the day may be required. Contact us at for a conversation about transferring your credits to complete your degree, or to learn more about our post-baccalaureate certificates.

Why study at Saint Joseph’s University?

  • Transferability: We accept transfers from most regionally-accredited, non-profit colleges and universities. We accept a maximum of 75 transfer credits (25 courses). Saint Joseph's University also has established relationships and dual-agreements with area community colleges in Southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.
  • Convenience: Choose from weekday, evening, and online classes; special summer and winter sessions and accelerated eight-week formats.
  • Reputation: Saint Joseph's is a leader in adult education, offering classes to adult student since 1915.
  • Affordability: Our Adult Learner programs are offered at a comparable or lower tuition rate than other area 4-year colleges and universities. SJU degree completion programs also qualify for federal financial aid for students who are eligible.