The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional StudiesStaten Island Campus
While the traditional four-year college is still the most appropriate for a majority of students, the Staten Island campus at St. John's is introducing a three-year option for those who are able to complete intensive programs of study. These programs are in response to emerging public questions about the response of universities to the abilities of students who can (1) complete their undergraduate education in a unique way (2) who are ready to absorb academic learning to meet the challenges of the 21st century and, (3) whose families are interested in saving time and money while their children pursue a quality educational experience.
The Legal Studies Program is an American Bar Association-approved Paralegal Education Program. Legal assistants and paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Recognizing that St. John's is Staten Island's only University, we are looking for students who exhibit high qualities of leadership in their religious institutions, community groups, service organizations, or those who aspire to become these leaders now and into the 21st century. Those students accepted into the three-year degree program, will form a cadre of people who want to make a contribution to the nation and to the world.
Students will be required to complete 18 credits during each of six fall/spring semesters throughout their program. They will complete 9 credits during each of the two summers in which they are matriculated at St. John’s – following their first year on campus, and following year two (18 credits total).
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