Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York, you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.
No matter which career path you choose, there is every certainty that it entails a business component. A business degree—which includes areas such as accounting, actuary science, business analytics, economics, finance, risk management, and more—gives you the skills, knowledge, and abilities that employers want. Those qualities translate across innumerable roles and fields.
At St. John’s, our students quickly become fluent in the business of doing business. Explore The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, the Thomas J. Cox, Jr. Honors Program, our Executive in Residence Program, our majors, and our global opportunities. Tobin’s distinction is reflected in the success of our graduates, many of whom live and work in the New York metropolitan area, providing valuable connections for internships and careers.
Few fields are as far reaching as communications, marketing, and media. From traditional formats like print, television, and radio, to their digital counterparts such as podcasts, blogs, and social media channels, the career paths available to communication and media majors are vast.
Those who are interested in marketing will find that this field uses every available media format and communications platform to convey strategically and creatively crafted messages. Though the choices are wide, they are all built on a bedrock of a solid education.
At St. John’s, you study under true visionaries in these fields—an impressive faculty with years of experience at the leading edge of communication, marketing, and media. Plus, you learn in New York City—the media and advertising/marketing capital of the world—with access to internships and experiential learning opportunities.
Technology continues to shape and mold society, to the extent that it touches virtually every aspect of daily life. The world is ripe with opportunity for those who embrace the power of technology, and the range of careers that use new and emerging technology continues to grow.
At St. John’s, technology is everywhere. Walk through The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies and you discover our Homeland Security Lab and our Cyber Security Lab, where tomorrow’s security experts learn from faculty with decades of experience with local and national law enforcement.
Few professions offer as high a level of job satisfaction as an educator. Teaching is both a challenging and incredibly rewarding profession, where you can make a lasting impression on the lives of countless young minds.
The School of Education prepares tomorrow’s teachers by providing a vibrant learning environment for the intellectual, professional, and moral development of students. Through a rigorous curriculum, hands-on learning, and in-school observation opportunities, our students enter the classroom poised to make an immediate impact on the next generation of learners.
Studying history provides you with a window into the past, but it also enhances your understanding of the present, develops your critical thinking skills, and offers you valuable insight into human behavior. The skills you cultivate are necessary for success in fields such as business, journalism, law, public policy, and teaching.
At St. John’s, the opportunity to explore the world through a historical lens is exceptional. You can pursue a wide range of degrees in history or public history, or earn both a Master of Arts degree in Public History and an American Library Association-accredited Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science—the only institution in New York City that offers this opportunity.
The humanities can broadly be defined as studies about human culture, such as literature, philosophy, and history. Studying the humanities allows you to explore a wide range of disciplines as you strengthen your research, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Accordingly, at St. John’s you develop the ability to articulate your understanding of the past and its influence on the present, so you emerge as a well-rounded individual with the necessary resources to be personally and professionally successful.
Learn the theory and practice of policy and politics, the analysis of political systems and behavior, and domestic and international law and legal systems, as you prepare for a wide range of public and private sector careers.
Whether your goal is to work at the local, state, or federal government level, in public policy or nonprofit work, or you plan to attend law school, St. John’s provides you with the tools necessary to excel in any field.
Success in today’s economy takes more than just desire—it takes determination, creativity, and tenacity. Effective leaders discover new and novel ways to grow their business in an effort to outperform the competition. Those who enter the business world with an agile and entrepreneurial mindset often find the most success and flourish through adaptation and reinvention.
St. John’s is your conduit to a career in any number of fields, with an education that is entrepreneurial, experiential, and global. Through a rigorous curriculum coupled with unparalleled opportunities for experiential learning and internships, our graduates are forward-thinking, innovative, and poised to tackle challenges associated with the global economy.
While every facet of the health science and health-care fields has a unique set of challenges and rewards, they all focus on helping people live longer, healthier lives. For those who are drawn to health-related careers, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports good news—the overall employment in health-care occupations is expected to grow 13 percent through 2031.
There’s never been a better time to pursue this field at St. John’s University. Our new Nursing program recently welcomed its first class of students, and the multimillion-dollar St. Vincent Health Sciences Center is scheduled to open in Fall 2024. This state-of-the-art facility will feature active learning classrooms, laboratories, simulation facilities, and collaborative spaces, and will be home to current and future health science programs.
Science and Mathematics represent half of the disciplines in STEM (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and STEM-related fields are among the fastest-growing in the United States—and the world. As a result, those who pursue degrees in science and math work in an incredibly vast range of fields.
At St. John’s, you gain a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills that underlie these areas as you learn from internationally known faculty and outstanding academic resources. The University’s close proximity to New York City equates to incredible access to some of the world’s leading businesses and organizations for internships, networking with alumni, and career opportunities.
The Social Sciences include a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, political science, psychology, and sociology, and therefore the career path you can take with a degree in these areas is almost limitless. Like the humanities, social sciences allows you to explore various areas of interest, while strengthening your research, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Whether you pursue one of these social sciences at St. John’s—or a combination of several—you develop a keen understanding of the world around you. Fittingly, you become a well-rounded global citizen, and when you graduate, you are equipped with the necessary resources to be personally and professionally successful in any field.
At first glance, the worlds of sports, fashion, and hospitality may seem unrelated, but a closer examination finds that each area offers countless career opportunities—not just on the field of play, the runway, or in the penthouse suite—but behind the scenes, as well.
St. John’s is in New York City, home to 10 major league sports franchises, as well as the headquarters of Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, and the United States Tennis Association. Our Sport Management majors learn from dedicated and experienced faculty and immerse themselves in the business of sports through internships, guest speakers, and alumni in the field.
For St. John’s students interested in making connections in the world of fashion, there are few cities that compare to New York, which, along with London, England; Milan, Italy; and Paris, France, make up fashion’s “Big 4.” Our faculty work closely with students to ensure that they enter this trillion-dollar industry with the skills and business sense they need to make an impact.
New York City is also a global destination for tourists, business leaders, government officials, and others—making it a remarkable place to learn about the worlds of hospitality, food and beverage, tourism, and event management.
While some simply associate the arts with the stage and screen or galleries and museums, the truth is the arts are also widely considered a catalyst for the kind of innovative thinking needed to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems in myriad fields.
There is no shortage of opportunities to showcase one’s talent and creativity at St. John’s University, from The Little Theatre, home of The Chappell Players theatre organization, to the Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, where students curate exhibitions. Furthermore, the University’s proximity to New York City translates to extraordinary access to Broadway, world-renowned museums, and countless opportunities to learn about the world—and your place in it.