St. John’s Undergraduate Program

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. All students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. Read about the program in the words of our faculty, and learn about the reading list, subjects, and classes below.

For a current schedule of seminar readings, see the Santa Fe Seminar Reading List Schedule or Annapolis Seminar Reading List Schedule

Reading List

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
Subjects Taught

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
Senior Essays

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
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.

Learn More About Intercampus Transfer