Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
"What appeals to me most about SJU’s political science major is its ability to fully engage and critique my assumptions about government and politics. I learned firsthand that the world thinks differently about these issues while I studied abroad in Ireland. If your goal is to become a scholar of political theory and behavior as well as a strong critical thinker and writer, you should consider this major. I have already relied on these skills, both inside and outside the classroom."