New Programs Added to College of Arts and Sciences and Haub School of Business

Monday, September 16, 2013

by Amanda Sapio '13

In an effort to provide its students with a broad selection of academic programs, Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) has significantly expanded its educational offerings effective this year. 

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has added one new major, four new minors and a new master’s program, and the Haub School of Business (HSB) has added a new degree completion program. With these additions, the College of Arts and Sciences now offers more than 80 majors and minors combined, and the Haub School of Business offers more than 20 majors and minors.

"With Saint Joseph's University’s continued growth, the program offerings have increased in number and quality to ensure that SJU appeals to a large group of potential and current applicants," says Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., University provost. "We now offer programs in a variety of fields such as autism behavioral studies, food marketing for non-business students, art history, animal studies, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and many more in an effort to enhance academic quality which aligns with our mission."

At the graduate level, mathematics majors now have the opportunity to receive their M.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education through a five-year combined B.S./M.S. program. Students must apply as undergraduate juniors and, if accepted, will attend one year of graduate school immediately following their senior year. The students who successfully complete the program will receive a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Secondary Teacher Certification in mathematics and an M.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education. The curriculum focuses on learning theory, technology and techniques for effective teaching while incorporating the opportunity to participate in mathematical research.

CAS has responded to the need for qualified, highly trained providers of autism services and treatment with the addition of the B.S. in autism behavioral studies. This program includes a focus in behavioral techniques, biological reasons for autism, principles of learning, navigating medical services and other related topics. Students who successfully complete the program and its requirements will obtain national certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst.

Four new minors have also been added to CAS, including programs in animal studies, art history, food marketing for non-business students and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

The Haub School of Business added the Haub Degree Completion (HDC) program this year which is designed for business students who are planning on beginning or completing their bachelor's degree. Students who join the program will receive maximum credit for previously completed coursework regardless of their previous major or area of study. HDC accepts transfer credits from most regionally accredited colleges and universities and courses are available during the day, evening, weekend and online. 

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