You've started thinking about careers. Maybe you're leaning toward a particular area - or two. Perhaps you're researching the possibilities. Or maybe you have no idea what you want to study. Don't worry - you have plenty of company and plenty of time to figure it out.
The major you ultimately select is important, as it determines your career path after graduation. Our distinctive Core curriculum - a nationally acclaimed program that connects knowledge across the disciplines - will ensure your success no matter which major you choose.
Through our Core curriculum, you'll study a variety of topics - history, English, art, science, philosophy, and others - that are combined into 10 courses that start your freshman year and conclude in your senior year. You'll be exposed to new ideas and perspectives that will help you find your passion. You'll consider options from among our many major, minor, and pre-professional programs. They all lead to careers and teach you the skills that employers seek - communication, leadership, teamwork, organization, time management, decision making, and confidence.
We've structured our academic requirements to allow for exploring. You're likely to finish your college career in four years if you declare a major by the end of your sophomore year and complete a prescribed sequence of courses.
Studies show that employers are as interested in your knowledge in a certain area as they are your skills and work experience. A broad liberal arts education - like the one you'll receive at Saint Joseph's College - will more than prepare you for any employer's expectations.
At SJC, we give you the best possible start with one-on-one advising starting with Early Registration in the spring and summer before your freshman year. Upon enrollment at SJC, you'll be assigned a freshman advisor who will help you select courses for your first semester and examine potential majors. Your freshman and academic advisors will ensure that you stay on track and meet academic requirements. In addition, you can:
Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.
Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.
The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.
You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.
Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.