College of Arts and Sciences Academics

The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that empower you to excel in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences while gaining the real-world experience necessary to succeed in your chosen career. Built by faculty scholars, our curriculum cultivates critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship — skills that are inevitable in today's ever-evolving workplace. Outside the classroom, our students engage in experiential learning opportunities — from faculty-partnered research projects to study abroad programs. 

Learning Beyond the Classroom

The world outside the classroom provides rich and challenging opportunities for experiential learning. Our students actively engage with the world and learn by doing through faculty-mentored independent research, community-based projects, service learning, internships and co-ops with non-profit and corporate partners, and study abroad.

Aerial view of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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.

saint joseph's university students during the costa rica study tour

Students travel to San José, Costa Rica to examine the issue of healthcare for all people from a public health and ethical perspective by visiting public and private health care hospitals, clinics and centers.

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.

IJCR event at Saint Joseph's University

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.

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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.

Chapel at Saint Joseph's University

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.