Programs and Majors


  • AuD Doctor of Audiology
  • BABachelor of Arts
  • BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • BS Bachelor of Science
  • DPS Doctor of Professional Studies
  • EdD Doctor of Education
  • MA Master of Arts
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MPS Master of Professional Studies
  • MS Master of Science
  • PHD Doctor of Philosophy
  • PSYD Doctor of Psychology


American Studies

American Studies is recognized as a vital component of vocational preparation for students considering careers in government, administration, public policy, business, and education, management, and law.


Anthropology is the study of human behavior and multicultural diversity. That exploration of what it means to be human ranges from the study of culture and social relations, to human biology and evolution, to languages, to music, art and architecture, and to vestiges of human habitation.

Applied Mathematics, Computing, and Machine Learning

Preparing you for a wide range of high-growth career fields that include data science, health care, climatology, materials science, digital imagery, and finance.

Art History

Develop an appreciation of and ability to analyze and write about art from aesthetic, historical, socio-cultural and political perspectives, engaging visual, verbal and critical thinking skills.

Asian Studies

Engage in comprehensive and critical study of the cultural and linguistic development of the Asian world, both as a whole and as individual societies.


Become a highly skilled practitioners with the ability to provide a wide variety of diagnostic, remedial and clinical services, maintaining sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity.


Bachelor of Arts / Juris Doctor


Using advanced technologies to conduct scientific experiments and analysis, biochemists study chemical and physical principles of living things, including cell development, growth, and diseases.

Biological and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

From new medications to genetics, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries harness biological processes to meet our society’s commercial and health-related needs.


Biologists study living organisms and their relationship to the environment. Most specialize in fields such as microbiology, immunology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, botany, and ecology.

Business and Organization Communication



Gain a solid foundation in the theory and application of scientific concepts and principles.

Chinese Studies

Gain a solid foundation in the language, history, and culture of China. This specialized study and the research skills you develop will prepare you for a wide range of exciting global careers, as well as for further scholarship in the field.

Classics and Ancient Studies

Clinical Psychology

Prepares students to function in the diverse professional, academic, and research roles performed by clinical psychologists. It does so by offering a broad exposure to the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of general psychology while also providing extensive training in strategies and techniques of assessment and intervention.

Communication Arts

Communication Studies

Communication is the central means by which individuals organize society, create identities, and negotiate meaning. Understanding how well others communicate and learning how to communicate well with others is key for personal and professional success.

Computational Biology and Biostatistics

Answers a growing demand for data analysts, data curators, database developers, statisticians, mathematical modelers, bioinformaticians, and software developers with training in both computer science and biology. The program trains you in the use of computational methods and algorithms to represent and simulate biological systems, as well as to interpret large-scale experimental data.

Computer Science

Gain an in-depth understanding of computer architecture, languages, and systems—areas vital for industry careers and research.

Computing and Machine Learning

Develop knowledge and skills in the area of computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and mathematics, establishing a broad knowledge base that will allow you to pursue careers in these specialized areas.

Criminal Justice

Prepares you for a career in the criminal justice system, which offers significant opportunities in the public sector at all levels of government as well as private sectors. Our program provides a comprehensive understanding of our multifaceted criminal justice system. Along with specific courses in criminal justice theory and application, the curriculum includes a solid, interdisciplinary liberal arts foundation.

Criminology and Justice

Offers a rigorous academic foundation in criminology and the skills to analyze crime-related data and research. Combining theory and practical applications, the program enhances career advancement in a variety of professional arenas, including criminal justice agencies, legal settings, and non-profit organizations.

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies

Engage in an interdisciplinary course of study including the arts, economics, history, politics, and sociology to graduate with a skill set focused on enacting social change on the local and global scale.


Data Science

Data Science applies powerful statistical and computational techniques to large data sets in order to generate useful information, identify patterns and trends, and build predictive models. Applications of these techniques are now transforming decision-making throughout business, finance, marketing, government, healthcare, and science. The demand for professionals knowledgeable in this area is projected to grow rapidly in the coming years.


East Asian Studies

Comprehensive and critical study of the historical, social, economic, political, and cultural developments of the Asian world, both as a whole and as individual societies.


The continuing volatility of the world's economies has created a growing need by industries across-the-board for informed economic analyses to aid them in making sound business decisions.


Develop strong reading comprehension and writing skills, as well as powerful analytical thinking.


Francophone Studies


Global Development and Social Justice

Global Development and Sustainability

Government and Politics/Law



Information Science

Information Technology

Interfaith Studies

International Law and Diplomacy

Italian American Studies



Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Law and Government

Liberal Studies

Library and Information Science


Machine Learning

Management for Information Professionals

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computing, and Machine Learning

Multicultural and Multiethnic Studies

Museum Administration




Philosophy of Science

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Physical Science

Psychology: Clinical Psychology

Psychology: School Psychology

Public Administration & Public Service

Public Administration in Government

Public History

Public History/Library and Information Science


Religious Communication

Rhetoric and Public Address


Scientific Literacy and Integrity

Social Justice: Theory and Practice in the Vincentian Tradition

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology


Theology and Religious Studies


Urban Studies

Through the Urban Studies interdisciplinary minor, students explore local, state, and municipal governments, poverty and income inequality, social justice, criminology, and the role of god and religion in the city.


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

From the pages of great novels to the halls of political power, and from the corporate boardroom to the family home and place of worship, the impact of women and gender on our society has emerged as a vital field of study. The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor at St. John’s University--open to all majors--covers a wide range of social, cultural, political, philosophical, historical, artistic, scientific, and literary issues from the vantage point of women, gender, and sexual minorities.

World History

The innovative Ph.D. in World History at St. John’s redefines and reclaims the vital roles that professionals with advanced humanities training play in our complex, global society. It combines traditional academic rigor in research with an emphasis on new pedagogies, interdisciplinary study, technology, collaborative work, community engagement, and a unique approach to internship training.


The Department of English offers a minor in Writing to students who want to supplement their major and field of studies with an additional understanding of literature and composition.