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St. John’s College Undergraduate Program

At the heart of St. John’s College undergraduate program is an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum focused on the most important books and ideas of Western civilization. Following the Great Books reading list, all classes are conducted seminar-style, with faculty facilitating the discussion. Areas of study include philosophy, literature, history, mathematics, economics, political theory, theology, biology, physics, music, chemistry, and languages. Our liberal arts undergraduate program is a truly comprehensive education that is perhaps the most rigorous in America.

Reading List

The books read 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.

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Subjects Taught

At St. John’s, students don’t have majors, although the curriculum encompasses many familiar fields: 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.

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All classes at St. John’s are conducted seminar-style with 20 students or fewer and faculty facilitating the discussion.

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Senior Essays

The senior essay is the signature effort of a student’s career at the college.

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Intercampus Transfer

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.

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