Kersti Tarien Powell, D.Phil.
Associate Professor and Program Director of Irish Studies
An English degree from Saint Joseph’s University offers excellent training for a broad range of careers, from public relations to teaching to journalism and beyond. Employers continue to seek talented and articulate individuals who can analyze complex situations, and a degree in English will teach you how to write both creatively and persuasively.
The theatre and film major at Saint Joseph's University nurtures creative expression and technical proficiency while fostering intellectual curiosity and cultural awareness. Students declare a concentration in film/TV, musical theatre or theatre.
Theology majors acquire and hone tools for critical analysis of the Bible, key doctrines, including those concerning Jesus Christ, Church and tradition history and religious authority. The program also includes the study of ethics, including personal and communal morality, as well as the importance of interfaith relations. All majors in the humanities also acquire important skills that are essential in any career: how to distinguish truth from conspiracy theory; how to read carefully; how to write effectively; how to think creatively; how to formulate evidence-driven arguments; and how to speak persuasively.