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Vivian Fridas ’13G
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St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Explore our Programs

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

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Dual-Degree Student Served Internship as Liaison to Vatican at the UN

Peter’s faith guided him to St. John’s University. Four years later, it led him to the United Nations, where as an intern for the Mission of the Holy See, he helped to bring forward issues of Roman Catholic interest to the world’s largest international body.

Peter Paolo ’23C St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Peter discovered the internship program while researching Vatican-related opportunities online. Several interviews later, with recommendation letters from Jessica L. Harris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Rev. John J. Costello, Pastor of St. Luke’s Church in Whitestone, he was at the UN representing the Holy See.

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.