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St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Welcome to St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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About St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Education That Prepares for Tomorrow

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides students with a firm foundation in analytics, critical thinking, and problem solving. These translational skills allow them the flexibility for the future. No matter their major, students’ horizons are expanded and enriched, enabling them to make a positive contribution to the world.

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Programs and Majors

With over 30 majors and 40 minors for undergraduates, and 20 degree programs for graduates, you have the flexibility to find your calling. We also have special dual degree programs and Advanced Certificate courses to help you achieve your goals.

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Faculty Committed to Teaching

We’re committed to student-centered teaching. Our faculty contributes to the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge that prepares students for service and leadership roles in local, national, and international spheres.

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Departments and Centers

You’ll find the path that's right for you with over 19 departments in St. John’s College of Arts and Sciences. Ranging from Economics to Theology and Religious Studies, each department and center provides students with the scholastic excellence needed to make a difference in the world.

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Contact the College

Have questions? Get in touch with us though the links below.

Message from the Dean

Theresa Delgado

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - through its distinctive faculty and curriculum - provides the foundational knowledge, critical thinking skills, and creative possibilities to unleash the boundless opportunity and potential in every student.  It's an exciting time to engage in a liberal arts education at St. John's, one that is deeply committed to promoting ethical citizenship for a pluralistic, globally conscious and anti-racist society. Our students graduate with an understanding of diverse histories, a capacity to discern fact from fiction, and the ability to apply all they've learned to creative problem solving, as the kind of leaders our world so desperately needs.

—Teresa Delgado, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Theology and Religious Studies

Success At St. John's

St. John's Alumni, Raymond Pun, Ed.D. ’07C, ’13G

Library Association Leader: Alumnus Elected to American Library Association Presidency

For Raymond Pun, Ed.D. ’07C, ’13G—a double alumnus of St. John’s University and first-generation college graduate—April 8, 2024, will always be memorable. That was when he learned he was elected the next President of the American Library Association (ALA) and will lead the organization during its 150th anniversary year.

Raymond Pun, Ed.D. ’07C, ’13G St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Dr. Pun, an academic and research librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education in Redwood City, CA, holds several distinctions in library sciences and is a member of several library-related nonprofits, including the Chinese American Librarian Association and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, where he served as President as well.

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Biology Student’s Research Focuses on Celiac Disease

Audrey O’Connor, a Biology major and Chemistry minor in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, spent last summer researching Celiac disease as part of a 10-week research program at Colorado State University.

Audrey O’Connor '24 St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


When Audrey is not examining ground-breaking research, she is on St. John’s Queens, NY, campus, serving as a Resident Assistant at the Seton Complex. She is also a member of the President’s Society—the University’s highest honor society—and a recent recipient of the Silver Key, an award given to outstanding juniors in each department.

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