Semester- and summer-long internships in Washington, D.C. allow students to gain valuable career experience while remaining full-time students. Recent placements include the State Department, Federal Trade Commission, Peace Corps, private law firms, think tanks and congressional offices.
College of Arts and Sciences
Grounded in the liberal arts with an emphasis on ethics and self-discovery, the College of Arts and Sciences gives you the flexibility, resolve and self-awareness — and the practical skills — to lead by example in a fast-changing world.
What’s the Most Effective Way to Create Change? Lead Well.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, we question everything — from our preconceptions and chosen paths to the status quo. By integrating mind-opening, immersive experiences with a challenging liberal arts curriculum, we invite you to venture into the unfamiliar and rethink inherited notions.
College of Arts and Sciences students participated in the Summer Scholars program in 2018-2019.
College of Arts and Sciences students studied abroad in 2018-2019.
College of Arts and Sciences students are completing internships.
College of Arts and Sciences students who are pursuing dual majors.
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, or you can combine majors across schools, explore stackable options or enroll in a dual-degree program.
The College of Arts and Sciences prepares students to be engaged in the world around them as problem solvers working toward a larger purpose. Our undergraduate majors and minors, graduate programs, and emphasis on interdisciplinary study, experiential learning, creativity and innovation offer opportunities for every student.
Shaily Menon, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
The faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences bring their experiences from the disciplines of natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and many more to our students.
Experiential Learning at Saint Joseph’s
Students travel to the Emerald Isle to uncover the socio-historical roots of The Troubles through literary analysis, in-person encounters, and exploration of retribution and forgiveness.
Our Partners: providing real-world experience
Saint Joseph’s exclusive partnership with the Barnes Foundation expands horticulture education opportunities for students and the local community. Rooted in a beautiful 12-acre arboretum, the program seeks to elevate the arts, art education, life sciences and environmental sustainability and stewardship.
When Nicholas Nicolaides ’87 and Luigi Grasso founded biotech startup Navrogen, they needed lab space to conduct molecular and cellular biology work. They found it at SJU, where students work alongside the entrepreneurs to learn research methodology and translational medicine.
Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership (PRNP)
Saint Joseph’s University is part of the PRNP, an organization created to recruit, educate, mentor and retain STEM teachers in high-need Philadelphia schools. Between 2019 and 2022, 11 Saint Joe’s STEM majors and degree holders will receive scholarships to pursue secondary teacher certification.
A collaboration between Saint Joseph’s University, the Wagner Free Institute of Science and the School District of Philadelphia, GeoKids LINKS places graduate and advanced undergraduate Fellows into Philadelphia elementary schools to engage students in hands-on science learning activities.
Student mentors help middle school students from under-resourced and low- to middle-income Philadelphia schools develop the research, writing and oratory skills to compete in the regional Jr. Model United Nations Conference.
Centers & Institutes
From providing a training ground for students to leading conversations in industry, Saint Joseph's Centers and Institutes are hubs of learning on campus. See a few examples here.
The institute facilitates ongoing dialogue with a single goal: learn from and enrich one another. Through shared study of texts, rituals, events and places, Christians and Jews work together for social justice, human rights and reconciliation.
Learn alongside faculty and fellows as you contribute to game-changing research projects. Drawing on its ties to hospitals and health centers, the institute also sponsors lectures, publishes an international journal and provides health screenings for Philadelphia’s immigrant community.
What are the sources of injustice in our world? How can we work for justice? Through academic courses, public forums and experiential field seminars, the institute promotes critical thought around faith and justice issues.