The Professional and Liberal Studies program at Saint Joseph's University embraces the experience of our diverse adult students and challenges them to adapt to the demands of a global society through engagement in an integrative curriculum built on a strong liberal arts foundation. The PLS community prides itself on sharing its Jesuit roots and Ignatian values of ethics, social justice, and care for the whole person. It is our vision for PLS students to further develop themselves as critical thinkers, skilled creators, and innovators within their professional and personal lives.
The Professional and Liberal Studies Program is the largest & oldest program for non-traditional students in the greater Philadelphia region. Saint Joseph's University has a long, rich tradition of addressing the learning needs of adult students. Dedicated to educating Philadelphia’s adults, the Professional and Liberal Studies Program of the College of Arts and Sciences is a member Graduate! Philadelphia in 2010 and has transfer agreements with six local community colleges.