Summer Learning Travels Online

Whether you’re at home or the shore, choose from hundreds of Saint Joseph’s online summer courses.


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by Laniece Williams

From podcasting and data mining to the environment, health care law and ethics and more, Saint Joseph’s is offering hundreds of online summer classes designed to keep current and visiting students engaged in their learning and to fast-track their academic and career goals.

All 2020 summer courses will be offered online, expanding opportunities for U.S. and international students. Registration is currently open for all summer sessions, with classes beginning in May and June. 

“Summer courses allow students the opportunity to continue their education from wherever they are spending this summer,” says Cheryl McConnell, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, noting that taking classes over the summer leaves room in future semesters for students to pursue “high-impact, resume-building, experiential opportunities such as study abroad, internships and faculty-guided research.”

The number of classes that students can take this summer has been raised from two to four, with no more than two per summer session. Students can choose from classes representing a variety of subjects and disciplines, including business, arts and sciences, health studies, and courses needed to meet the requirements for the general education program. A full listing of summer virtual courses is available on the University’s website along with registration information.

Students should talk with their faculty advisors or the Advising Support Center for advice on how best to design a summer schedule that will accelerate their speed to a degree, allow them to add an additional major or minor, or to meet other academic and career goals.

“All summer courses are built with Saint Joseph’s Jesuit approach to education,” McConnell says. “Class sizes are limited to 20-25 students, and there are ample opportunities for discussion and reflection.” 

For more information about Saint Joseph’s Online Learning program, visit