St. Augustine Hall

Majors and Programs of Study


  • AuD Doctor of Audiology
  • BABachelor of Arts
  • BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • BS Bachelor of Science
  • DPS Doctor of Professional Studies
  • EdD Doctor of Education
  • MA Master of Arts
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MPS Master of Professional Studies
  • MS Master of Science
  • PHD Doctor of Philosophy
  • PSYD Doctor of Psychology



Accountants offer the knowledge and perspective to help businesses measure financial results, improve business processes, and comply with the Internal Revenue Code.

Accounting Information Systems

Actuarial Science

Actuaries are considered the financial architects of the insurance world. By using mathematics, statistics, and financial theory, actuaries determine the financial risks and consequences associated with accidents, sickness, death, and loss of property.

Administration and Supervision

Educational administration and supervision is an opportunity for educators to enhance their knowledge and skills in research and current trends in education, with a view to becoming administrative and policy leaders in the field of education.

Administrative Studies

A solid foundation in problem-solving, critical thinking, communication skills, information technology, project management, and human resources management

Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12)

Adolescent Education and Literacy (Grades 5-12)

Today’s teachers must be prepared to teach literacy to a very diverse population of students. New York State recognizes the need for all teachers to be proficient in literacy instruction to meet the needs of all students.

Adolescent Education and Special Education (Grades 7-12)

Develop the skills, attitudes, and abilities needed to identify and remediate major learning and behavior disorders, ranging from mild to profound, regardless of etiology.

Advertising Communication

To be successful in the dynamic and fast-paced field of advertising takes advanced skills and expertise in the areas of copywriting, art direction and production. Advertisers are constantly creating new and innovative ways to reach the public, so the demand for skilled advertising executives is always high.

American Studies

American Studies is recognized as a vital component of vocational preparation for students considering careers in government, administration, public policy, business, and education, management, and law.


Anthropology is the study of human behavior and multicultural diversity. That exploration of what it means to be human ranges from the study of culture and social relations, to human biology and evolution, to languages, to music, art and architecture, and to vestiges of human habitation.

Applied Mathematics, Computing, and Machine Learning

Preparing you for a wide range of high-growth career fields that include data science, health care, climatology, materials science, digital imagery, and finance.

Art History

Develop an appreciation of and ability to analyze and write about art from aesthetic, historical, socio-cultural and political perspectives, engaging visual, verbal and critical thinking skills.

Asian Studies

Engage in comprehensive and critical study of the cultural and linguistic development of the Asian world, both as a whole and as individual societies.


Become a highly skilled practitioners with the ability to provide a wide variety of diagnostic, remedial and clinical services, maintaining sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity.


Bachelor of Arts / Juris Doctor

Bilingual Education Extension

Provides you with the theory, multicultural perspectives, and practical background to work in bilingual and/or dual-language classroom settings.

Bilingual Education for Special Education Teachers

Provides you with the theory, multicultural perspectives, and practical background to work in bilingual and/or dual-language classroom settings.


Using advanced technologies to conduct scientific experiments and analysis, biochemists study chemical and physical principles of living things, including cell development, growth, and diseases.

Biological and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

From new medications to genetics, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries harness biological processes to meet our society’s commercial and health-related needs.


Biologists study living organisms and their relationship to the environment. Most specialize in fields such as microbiology, immunology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, botany, and ecology.

Biomedical Sciences

Provides an interdisciplinary academic program of study that fosters competencies in areas related to biomedical sciences, health sciences, as well as core competencies in the liberal arts and sciences and prepares students for health professions and graduate programs.


An independent and interdisciplinary career focused-major designed to provide a high-quality business education.

Business Administration

Combine classroom and experiential learning to develop knowledge, skills, and competencies that the market demands and to add value to your organization.

Business Analytics

Understand the role of evidence-based data in decision-making and how to transform data into a powerful and predictive strategic asset that will ultimately drive optimal results. You will learn how to use a data-driven approach to solve business challenges in the era of big data.

Business and Organization Communication

Business Technology



Gain a solid foundation in the theory and application of scientific concepts and principles.

Childhood and Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Learn about the fundamentals of teaching in grades 1-6, as well as child development and educational history.

Childhood Education (1-6)

Advance your knowledge and experience in teaching elementary education with appropriate pedagogical methods for teaching and learning and strategies for devising, implementing, and assessing learning experiences for all learners.

Childhood Education (Literacy)

Today’s teachers must be prepared to teach literacy to a very diverse population of students. New York State recognizes the need for all teachers to be proficient in literacy instruction to meet the needs of all students.

Childhood Education (Special Education)

Today teachers must be prepared to work with students with diverse needs and abilities.

Childhood Education and TESOL (Grades 1-6)

A unique program intended for graduates from “non-education” programs who want to change their career path and fulfill their desire to become multiculturalist professional NY State certified TESOL teachers of English learners (PreK-12), or general classroom teachers in grades (K-6) with expertise and certification in TESOL.

Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Designed to foster a teachers’ ability to develop the skills, attitudes, and abilities needed to identify and remediate major learning and behavior disorders, ranging from mild to profound, regardless of etiology. Attention is also paid to diagnosis, intervention, program planning and program evaluation.

Chinese Studies

Gain a solid foundation in the language, history, and culture of China. This specialized study and the research skills you develop will prepare you for a wide range of exciting global careers, as well as for further scholarship in the field.

Classics and Ancient Studies

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS), also known as Clinical Laboratory Technologists, are nationally certified healthcare professionals who aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. An undergraduate degree in clinical laboratory sciences involves an extensive theoretical and experiential knowledge base through clinical internships at affiliated hospitals and reference laboratories.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical mental health counselors are highly-skilled professionals who provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy combining traditional psychotherapy with a practical, problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution.

Clinical Psychology

Prepares students to function in the diverse professional, academic, and research roles performed by clinical psychologists. It does so by offering a broad exposure to the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of general psychology while also providing extensive training in strategies and techniques of assessment and intervention.

Clinically Rich Intensive Teaching Institute (NYC teachers)

Communication Studies

Communication is the central means by which individuals organize society, create identities, and negotiate meaning. Understanding how well others communicate and learning how to communicate well with others is key for personal and professional success.

Computational Biology and Biostatistics

Answers a growing demand for data analysts, data curators, database developers, statisticians, mathematical modelers, bioinformaticians, and software developers with training in both computer science and biology. The program trains you in the use of computational methods and algorithms to represent and simulate biological systems, as well as to interpret large-scale experimental data.

Computer Science

Gain an in-depth understanding of computer architecture, languages, and systems—areas vital for industry careers and research.

Computing and Machine Learning

Develop knowledge and skills in the area of computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and mathematics, establishing a broad knowledge base that will allow you to pursue careers in these specialized areas.

Criminal Justice

Prepares you for a career in the criminal justice system, which offers significant opportunities in the public sector at all levels of government as well as private sectors. Our program provides a comprehensive understanding of our multifaceted criminal justice system. Along with specific courses in criminal justice theory and application, the curriculum includes a solid, interdisciplinary liberal arts foundation.

Criminology and Justice

Offers a rigorous academic foundation in criminology and the skills to analyze crime-related data and research. Combining theory and practical applications, the program enhances career advancement in a variety of professional arenas, including criminal justice agencies, legal settings, and non-profit organizations.

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies

Engage in an interdisciplinary course of study including the arts, economics, history, politics, and sociology to graduate with a skill set focused on enacting social change on the local and global scale.

Curriculum and Instruction

Contemplate, investigate, and refine understandings of educational theory, policy, and practice.

Cyber and Information Security

Given the pervasive nature of cyber threats this program gives students an edge in the job market and the world around them.

Cyber Security Systems

As our reliance on computers increases and technology grows more sophisticated, the need for cyber security experts becomes critical to protect users and keep personal information out of the hands of hackers and cyber criminals.


Data Science

Data Science applies powerful statistical and computational techniques to large data sets in order to generate useful information, identify patterns and trends, and build predictive models. Applications of these techniques are now transforming decision-making throughout business, finance, marketing, government, healthcare, and science. The demand for professionals knowledgeable in this area is projected to grow rapidly in the coming years.

Digital Media Design

Dramatic Arts, Film, and Television


Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2)

Foster the development of skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to teach diverse populations of young children (birth to grade 2) across the full range of abilities.

East Asian Studies

Comprehensive and critical study of the historical, social, economic, political, and cultural developments of the Asian world, both as a whole and as individual societies.


The continuing volatility of the world's economies has created a growing need by industries across-the-board for informed economic analyses to aid them in making sound business decisions.

Educational Leadership

Enhance your knowledge and skills in research and current trends in education to become administrative and policy leaders in the field of education and provide educational leaders with a combination of technical and managerial coursework needed for dealing with future challenges in education.


Develop strong reading comprehension and writing skills, as well as powerful analytical thinking.

Enterprise Regulation: Profit and Non-Profit

Experiential Marketing


Fashion Industry Sustainability

Fashion Studies

Preparing you to enter the global fashion industry, focused on the business world of fashion.

Francophone Studies


Game Development and Emerging Media

General and Special Education (Grades 7-12)

Global Development and Social Justice

Global Development and Sustainability

Global Supply Chain

Government and Politics/Law


Health Services Administration

Healthcare Systems

Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership

Human Resources Management

Human-Centered Business Design



Information Science

Information Systems

Interfaith Studies

Internal and Information Technology Audit

International Communication

International Law and Diplomacy

International Studies

Italian American Studies



Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Law - Bankruptcy

Law - Transnational Legal Practice

Law - U.S. Legal Studies

Law and Government

Liberal Arts

Liberal Studies

Library and Information Science

Literacy (Birth - Grade 6) and Special Education (Grades K-12)

Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 6 or Grades 5-12) and TESOL (Grades K-12)


Machine Learning

Management for Information Professionals

Marketing of Services

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computing, and Machine Learning

Middle School Extension Certificate (Grades 7-9)

Military Leadership

Multi-Sector Communication

Multicultural and Multiethnic Studies

Museum Administration


Networking Systems

The Networking Systems major is designed to provide a comprehensive education leading to such initial careers as telecommunications analyst, systems analyst, network manager, and first-line supervisor and a solid preparation for further academic and professional study in networking, computer science, and decision sciences.



Offers students a stellar academic education that prepares graduates for licensure and entry into the nursing profession.


Organizational Management


Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy Administration

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Physical Science

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant

Psychology: Clinical Psychology

Psychology: School Psychology

Public Administration & Public Service

Public Administration in Government

Public Health

Public History

Public History/Library and Information Science


Radiologic Sciences

Religious Communication

Rhetoric and Public Address

Risk Management and Risk Analytics


School Building Leadership/School District Leadership

School Counseling

Scientific Literacy and Integrity

Social Justice: Theory and Practice in the Vincentian Tradition

Special Education in Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12)

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Sports Leadership and Branding


Theology and Religious Studies

Tourism Management


Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical or biological agents on people, animals and the environment with the goal of enhancing the overall safety and health of the public. The program prepares students for careers in research, academia, regulatory agencies and industry.


Urban Studies

Through the Urban Studies interdisciplinary minor, students explore local, state, and municipal governments, poverty and income inequality, social justice, criminology, and the role of god and religion in the city.


Video Game Development

Through this modern curriculum, students will be exposed to the creative workflows and advanced technologies that work in the development of playable media. By pushing the boundaries of storytelling genres, crafting unique interactive experiences, and engaging audiences through play, students who embark on this production track become inventive media-makers and story crafters. In keeping with the Vincentian ethos of St. John’s, students will additionally explore the ethical considerations of gameplay development. When can simulated experiences promote healthy attitudes and empathy? Conversely, when do virtual scenarios enable inappropriate behaviors and maladaptive tendencies? Students will work to discover the potential impact in cultivating a socially responsible practice in game development.


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

From the pages of great novels to the halls of political power, and from the corporate boardroom to the family home and place of worship, the impact of women and gender on our society has emerged as a vital field of study. The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor at St. John’s University--open to all majors--covers a wide range of social, cultural, political, philosophical, historical, artistic, scientific, and literary issues from the vantage point of women, gender, and sexual minorities.

World History

The innovative Ph.D. in World History at St. John’s redefines and reclaims the vital roles that professionals with advanced humanities training play in our complex, global society. It combines traditional academic rigor in research with an emphasis on new pedagogies, interdisciplinary study, technology, collaborative work, community engagement, and a unique approach to internship training.


The Department of English offers a minor in Writing to students who want to supplement their major and field of studies with an additional understanding of literature and composition.