College of Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences Leadership

Dean: Shaily Menon, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Education Division: John Vacca, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Humanities Division: Shawn M. Krahmer, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Mathematics Natural Science & Computer Science Division: Jean M. Smolen, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Social Sciences Division: Matthew J. Anderson, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Graduate Arts and Sciences: Mary Ellen Hickes, M.A.

CAS Advising Support Center
Director: Celina Gray, Ph.D.
Assistant Director: Quanda Garrison, M.B.A.

Professional and Liberal Studies Advisor Center
Maria Beazley, M.A.
Assistant Director: Marita Hurst, M.Ed.


As the intellectual heart of Jesuit education at Saint Joseph’s University, the College of Arts and Sciences invites students into a community of life-long learners who lead by example, living purposefully for the greater glory of God in service to and with others. To this end, we expand minds, advance knowledge, nurture humane values, and inspire imaginations.

Degrees and Certificates

Degree-Granting Programs:

Associate’s Degree (A.D.)
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Non-degree Programs:
Certificate of Proficiency (C.P.)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.)
Post-Masters Certificate (P.M.)

Undergraduate Day Programs


The following majors are offered in the Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences:


Students may obtain a minor in most majors and in the following interdisciplinary programs:

  • Africana Studies (on hiatus)
  • American Studies
  • Animal Studies
  • Art History
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Creative Writing
  • Educational Studies
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Faith Justice Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Heath Care Ethics
  • Journalism
  • Justice, Ethics, and the Law
  • Latin American Studies
  • Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Studies
  • Music Industry
  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology and Religious Studies

Adult Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree

Majors in:

Associate Degree

  • Major in Liberal Arts (Please note: As of Spring 2017, applications are no longer being accepted for this program).

Certificate Programs

Graduate Program Offerings

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.D.)

Major: Educational Leadership


Basic Education K-12
Basic Education K-12 & Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility
Higher Education

Master of Arts and Master of Science Degrees

Biology M.A. & Biology M.S.

Major: Biology

Computer Science M.S.

Major:  Computer Science

Web and Database Technologies

Criminal Justice M.S.

Major: Criminal Justice

Behavior Analysis
Behavior Management
Federal Law Enforcement
Homeland Security
Intelligence and Crime Analysis

Education M.S.

Early Childhood/Elementary
Education PreK-4

Major: Educational Leadership

Curriculum Supervisor
Principal Certification
Supervisor of Special Education

Major: Elementary Education/Middle School 4-8

Language Arts
Mathematics & Language Arts
Mathematics & Science
Mathematics & Social Studies
Science & Language Arts

Major: Instructional Technology Specialist

Major: Professional Education (Non-Certification)

Major: Reading Specialist PK-12

English as a Second Language Endorsement

Major: Secondary Education 7-12

Citizenship Education
General Science

Major: Special Education PreK-8 or 7-12

Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement
Wilson Reading Program

Major: Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing PK-12

Major:  Special Education (without certification)

Concentration: Behavior Analysis

Health Administration M.S.

Major: Health Administration

Organization Development & Leadership

Health Education M.S.

Major: Health Education

Concentration:   Behavior Analysis

Organization Development and Leadership M.S.

Major: Organization Development and Leadership

Adult Learning & Training
Organization Psychology & Development
Organizational Dynamics & Leadership

Psychology M.S.

Major: Psychology

Mathematics Education M.S. (without certification)

Major: Mathematics Education

Writing Studies M.A.

Major: Writing Studies

Non-Degree Programs

Behavior Analysis (Major: Criminal Justice) Post Masters Certificate

Graduate Education/Administrative Certification Preparation Programs 

•             Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement
•             Curriculum Supervisor
•             Early Childhood/Elementary Education PreK-4
•             Elementary Education/Middle School 4-8
•             English as a Second Language Endorsement
•             Instructional Technology Specialist
•             Principal Certification
•             Secondary Education 7-12
•             Special Education Pre K-8 or 7-12
•             Supervisor of Special Education
•             Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility
•             Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing PreK-12
•             Wilson Reading Program 

See concentration listings under master’s program listings. Concentrations are a coordinated grouping of graduate courses, representing a sub-specialization or emphasis within a major field available for students majoring in that discipline.