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The Cornerstone of Jesuit Education

We inspire in students a love of learning, a global way of thinking and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world.

Make Your Mark on the World

As a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, you will be ready to engage the world around you and work with a sense of purpose. Through a combination of rigorous academics, experiential learning and guidance from dedicated faculty, you’ll be prepared with the skills, knowledge and confidence for success in a complex, fast-changing world.

Find Your Program

Discover over 90 majors and minors in the humanities, arts, sciences and social sciences.

Explore master's and doctoral programs that offer a combination of academic training and real-world experience.

Start earning credits toward a master's degree as an undergraduate student in one of our accelerated programs.

Find bachelor's degree and certificate programs that fit your needs and schedule as an adult student.

Here in the College of Arts and Sciences, we are educating the next generation of citizens and leaders as they pursue successful lives of meaning and impact in a complex, fast-changing world."

James Carter, PhD, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph's University

James Carter

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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Program Spotlight

Genomics MS

Genomics is the future of the healthcare industry. There’s no better time to pursue an education in this rapidly growing field than now. The online master’s in genomics program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University will teach you the advanced genetics and genome-based research and leadership skills needed to leverage your knowledge for improved disease research and patient care.


Students do community-based research each year.


Students involved in an internship each year.


Students participate in Summer Scholars each year.


Students do service learning each year.

Faculty & Departments

Our faculty are dedicated to the development of our students as they prepare for a future that’s ever-changing on a path that is uniquely theirs. Through classroom instruction and departmental mentorship, faculty in all programs encourage exploration, reflection and critical thinking.



Student & Alumni Spotlight

Photo of Kayla Flanders in graduation attire

I’ve learned so much about what research entails and what it takes to be a top researcher, and by writing published papers with Dr. Cerda, I was really excited to challenge myself.

Photo of Kayla Flanders in graduation attire

Kayla Flanders, ’23

Law Student

Kevin Hoban ’24

I have been able to create so many connections with members of the SJU community. From my IDEAL Learning sequence, I have worked to apply inclusive leadership and professionalism in my internship position.

Kevin Hoban ’24

Kevin Hoban, ’24

Digital Assistant

Jenna Stoneroad ’22

Dr. Nelson, Dr. Bhatt, and Beth McNamee have truly been the biggest inspirations to my current journey.

Jenna Stoneroad ’22

Jenna Stoneroad, ’22

Project Assistant

Featured News

Bubba and Rio’s Great Adventure

Since 2007, two endangered black pond turtles, Bubba ’23 and Rio ’23, have been living in Saint Joseph’s Biodiversity Lab under the care of Scott McRobert, PhD, and his students. After 15 years, it’s finally time for them to make their return to the wild.

Bubba the turtle
U.S. capital building at night as seen from the street

Through the highly selective Emerson Collective Youth Collaborative, Aisling Nay ’25 worked at the intersection of policy and service this summer as a Civic Changemaker intern at George Washington University.