Saint Joseph's University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Saint Joseph's University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Saint Joseph's University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 83% of students who start college at Saint Joseph's University complete all the credits required within six years.
Saint Joseph's University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Saint Joseph's University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Saint Joseph's University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Saint Joseph's University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Saint Joseph's University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Saint Joseph's University.
Student Designed Majors
Saint Joseph's University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Saint Joseph's University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Saint Joseph's University
Saint Joseph's University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Saint Joseph's University offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Saint Joseph's University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Saint Joseph's University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Saint Joseph's University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Saint Joseph's University.
❌ Students at Saint Joseph's University are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Saint Joseph's University does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Saint Joseph's University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Saint Joseph's University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Saint Joseph's University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Saint Joseph's University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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