College of Professional Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is designed to
provide an excellent, multidisciplinary education. Its
flexible approach is geared especially to working adults pursuing a
college degree while working full-time. Instead of choosing
the traditional single academic major area of study, the Liberal
Studies major studies a variety of areas centered on the
humanities, the social sciences, science and mathematics and a
minor area, including one of the many career areas offered such as
administrative studies, business, computer science, criminal
justice, health services, journalism, or paralegal studies.
Undergraduate admission is based on many factors, including
previous academic performance, satisfactory achievement on
standardized tests, personal recommendations, and other indications
of an applicant's interests, motivation, and potential.
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies requires the
completion of a minimum of 126 semester hours of credit with a
minimum cumulative quality point index of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
View the Program Goals for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal
Financial Aid Available
If you are wondering how to finance your college education, St.
John’s University provides substantial need and merit based
scholarships from its own funds as well as government supported
financial aid. Students applying for need based funds must
complete a Free Application for
Federal Student Aid annually to determine eligibility. Merit
based awards are offered to students who meet the academic
Prospective students are encouraged to check with their
employers about tuition reimbursement programs,
and uniformed police officers are eligible to
receive a special discount. In addition, military
personnel are advised to check with military advisers to determine
eligibility for tuitionbenefits
available through the armed forces.
Prospective students can contact:
Harold T. Broderick
Staten Island Campus
Staten Island Campus
Learn more about Undergraduate financial
aid or contact the Office of Financial Aid.