College of Arts and Sciences

Office of the Dean

Welcome to the Office of the Dean

Jeanne Brady, Ph.D., Interim Dean
Paul Aspan
, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Humanities
John Vacca
Ph.D., Associate Dean for Education
Sabrina DeTurk, Ph.D., Associate Dean & Executive Director for Graduate Programs
Nancy R. Fox
, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Social Sciences
Michael McCann
, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Natural Sciences/Mathematics/Computer Science
Maureen Gallagher, Senior Administrative Assistant

Letter from the Dean Dr. Brady

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at Saint Joseph’s University introduces all students to a liberal education, a fundamental characteristic of the centuries-old Jesuit philosophy that aims to develop the whole person. In addition, we offer students the opportunity to build upon this foundation by selecting a course of study that prepares them to succeed in life as critical and engaged citizens with the skills and the dispositions to become ethical leaders, researchers, reflective practitioners, and social justice advocates.

Our students choose among a diversity of majors from Actuarial Science and Chemistry to Communications, Education, Music, Theatre and Film, and Sociology.  In addition to nearly 40 majors, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a multitude of minors and interdisciplinary programs, such as Environmental and Sustainable Studies, Interdisciplinary Health, and Faith Justice Studies. With such a spectrum of opportunities, we are confident that students can select an area of study that will ignite their passions, develop their intellect, and provide the knowledge and discipline necessary for a rewarding career path.

In the College of Arts and Sciences, our students learn from top-notch scholars and researchers.  There are ample opportunities for faculty collaboration and mentoring. The Summer Scholars Program allows students to engage in paid research or other creative activities over the summer while fostering professional relationships with faculty mentors. The Service Learning Program provides students with experienced-based education through their participation in community service work that they do alongside course assignments.  A number of CAS internships – including those in environmental science, political science, and math - give students the unique hands-on experience they need to delve deeper into subject matter and gain the competitive edge necessary to land  a great job after graduation.

At CAS, our goal is to develop each student’s potential to achieve more, serve others and live greater.  With a liberal education from the College of Arts and Sciences, our students are poised to confront the critical issues of our time and engage collaboratively and skillfully in efforts to resolve these issues.

Jeanne Brady, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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