Course offerings and activities in the common core and experiential learning areas include a variety of options designed to connect purely academic course work with practical experience.
Students will learn the value of service and experiential learning through interactive experiences and reflections within real-world contexts. These experiences will encourage students to forge a link between theory and practice while clarifying students’ connections to the community, the liberal arts and a variety of professions.
All new students in their first semester at St. Joseph's University participate in the SJC 100/200 program. SJC 100 introduces freshmen to the academic skills needed by college students, regardless of their intended major. Professors tap into their own interests to create unique SJC 100 courses, highlighting their expertise and continuous commitment to learning. Though they have different themes, all of the SJC 100 courses have in common a focus on careful reading and critical thinking, writing to learn and library research skills. SJC 200 is designed for transfer students, providing them with a semester-long orientation focusing on research and writing skills, college programs and services, and the goals of a St. Joseph's University education.