St. John’s College is a coeducational, liberal arts college with no religious affiliation. The school offers three different degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Liberal Arts, Master of Arts (MA) in Liberal Arts, and MA in Eastern Classics (at the Santa Fe campus). St. John’s distinctive liberal arts curriculum and educational practices have long given it a highly respected place among American colleges and universities. Its strong commitment to collaborative inquiry and to the study of original texts makes St. John’s College a particularly vibrant community of learning.
At the heart of St. John’s College undergraduate program is a liberal arts curriculum focused on the most important books and ideas of Western civilization. Following a reading list that includes many Great Books, all classes are conducted seminar-style, with faculty facilitating the discussion. Our liberal arts undergraduate program is a truly comprehensive education that is perhaps the most rigorous in America. (See glossary of terms at the bottom of the page.)ACADEMIC PROGRAMSUNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMReading ListSubjectsClassesSenior EssaysIntercampus TransferCombined DegreesGRADUATE INSTITUTESUMMER PROGRAMSOUR FACULTYLIBRARIES & ARCHIVESSTATEMENT OF THE PROGRAM (PDF)ACADEMIC CALENDARS
The list of Great Books at St. John’s include classic works in philosophy, literature, political science, psychology, history, religion, economics, math, chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, music, language, and more.SEE THE READING LIST
St. John’s students don’t have majors but they learn about Classical Studies and Greek; French; History, Politics, Law and Economics; Literature; Mathematics and the Natural Sciences; Music and the Arts; and Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology.LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECTS
All classes at St. John’s are conducted seminar-style with 20 students or fewer and faculty facilitating the discussion.SEE THE TYPES OF CLASSES
The senior essay is the signature effort of a student’s career at the college. Each senior selects a book, a question, and a faculty advisor to assist in the writing process.SEE MORE ABOUT SENIOR ESSAYS
At St. John’s, students don’t have to choose one campus: Experience both the lively waterfront city of Annapolis and the splendor of the mountains in Santa Fe LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERCAMPUS TRANSFER OPEN ST. JOHN’S GLOSSARY OF TERMS