Off Campus Programs

Independence Blue Cross


Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has partnered with Independence Blue Cross (IBC) to offer an on-site degree completion program to IBC associates to complete their bachelor's degree requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies.

Degree and Program of Study: This degree program provides the opportunity for IBC associates with prior college experience to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph's University. The major is designed to suit a wide variety of academic and professional interests; practical and applicable to many fields. The curriculum is a synthesis of leadership development and professional communications. Specific objectives include the application of social science and leadership theory to the solution of organizational problems in a health care environment, to analyze the motives, personalities, and behavior of others in organizations to think critically and to communicate effectively both in speech and writing.

The Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies is the only degree program currently being offered at IBC. If you wish to complete your degree in another SJU major, you may do so by enrolling in courses offered at our main campus located on City Avenue between western Philadelphia and Montgomery County suburbs.