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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

Metka Kunstelj

From Slovenia to St. John’s—Via Rome and Canada

Born in Slovenia, Metka, the daughter of a diplomat, followed her sister Špela Kunstelj ’21C, who graduated from St. John’s. “My sister initially found St. John’s,” Metka recalled. “A priest she met was Slovenian and suggested to my dad that she apply here.”

Metka Kunstelj St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Metka has faced no such language challenges at St. John’s. In fact, she has faced little adjustment at all, immersing herself in the University’s mission and Vincentian heritage almost from the start of her first year. She is very active on campus and serves as a Catholic Scholar, Resident Assistant, and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society; tutors two subjects; and, as a member of Project AIM, helps fellow international students adapt to life in New York City.

Danielle Bacibianco

A Queer Role Model on Campus

Danielle Bacibianco ‘08C, ‘21Ph.D. recently received the Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship presented by the Conference on College Composition and Communication for her dissertation title “Queerstory of Recovery: Literacy and Survival in Alcohol Anonymous.”

Danielle Bacibianco ‘08C, ‘21Ph.D. St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Bacibianco’s dissertation speaks on her own experiences of addiction and recovery. While drafting her dissertation, she created the Voices from Rock Bottom podcast to gain qualitative data. Voices from Rock Bottom is a community-based digital storytelling project on alcoholism, addiction, and recovery in the LGBTQIA+ community.

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.