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Frequently Asked Questions in Professional and Liberal Studies Degree

We strive to make earning the online Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies degree from Saint Joseph's University accessible for people just like yourself. The following common questions and answers will help you as you begin the journey to complete your bachelor's degree.

Q. How and when do I get started?
A. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Request Information or contact an admissions representative at (866) 758-7670 for enrollment information.

Q. How many sessions a year do you offer?
A. In order to align with the demanding schedules of today's students, the B.S. PLS program offers 3 sessions per year. Request Information for the next start date.

Q. What kind of educational background is required for admission?
A. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.0 is required.

Q. How many total credits are required?
A. The B.S. PLS online program currently requires the completion of 120 total credit hours. Our requirements have been updated to include for-profit credits and we have added additional options for students who are earlier in their academic careers with limited college credit completed. Alternate credit options are available to help to expedite the completion of your program. Please contact your admissions representative for additional information on our changes to the admissions requirements.

Q. How many courses do I take per academic term?
A. With the exception of a student's first semester, each student will be able to take 2 courses per semester with flexibility to take additional courses as needed. 

Q. Is advising available for all students?
A. Yes. Each student receives a customized Curriculum Planner for the online B.S. PLS program and can set up a telephone appointment to speak with an advisor whenever assistance is needed.

Have more questions? Call us today at (866) 758-7670.

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