November 11, 2010
True to its focus on excellence, affordability and service, St.
John’s University will launch a cost-cutting, accelerated program
at its Staten Island campus next fall allowing new, eligible
students to save money while earning their bachelor’s degree in
students who apply for the Fall 2011 freshman class at St. John’s
campus, this is the only accelerated, three-year undergraduate
degree option at any New York City college or university. St.
John’s also will continue to offer its full range of four-year
degree programs at Staten Island.
Students who enroll in the three-year program can save as much as
$29,000 by graduating a year earlier. And at a time when the job
market is more competitive than ever, the program also benefits
students who want to apply their education toward entering the work
force a year early.
“This is an outstanding opportunity in every sense — and the only
opportunity of this kind in New York City,” said Jerrold
Ross, Ph.D., Dean and Academic Vice President of the Staten
Island Campus. “The program is challenging and rewarding. It
integrates traditional liberal arts courses with individual
disciplines and an emphasis on serving those in need, here and
The intensive course of study combines a challenging curriculum
with personal advisement and leadership-building service
activities, available locally and internationally through summer
study abroad courses. St. John’s will reorganize its financial aid
to ensure that all students in the program benefit from these study
Students interested in the program can complete their undergraduate
application online, indicating their desire to enroll at the Staten
Island campus. They also will be required to complete a short essay
expressing the reasons for their interest.
The three-year, accelerated option will be
available in 14 majors: Bachelor of Arts: English,
Government and Politics, Psychology, Speech Pathology; Bachelor of
Science: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Mass Communications,
Sport Management; Bachelor of Science in Education: Adolescent
Education, Childhood Education; Bachelor of Science in Business:
Finance, Management, Marketing.
The first class admitted to the program this fall will move through
their three years together, allowing them to share experiences and
support from each other and faculty advisors. On-campus housing is
“The Staten Island campus of St. John’s is the ideal location for a
program that features personal advisement,” said Christopher
Cuccia, Ed.D., Academic Assistant Vice President at the Staten
Island Campus. “This is a close-knit academic community, in which
students, faculty and administrators communicate easily and often.
It’s the perfect place for a program that features academic
excellence within a supportive campus environment.”
The residential, 16.5-acre Staten Island campus of St. John’s
University is located in the Grymes Hill section of the borough. It
is one of the University’s three New York City campuses, including
the 96.5-acre Queens campus and
the 10-story vertical campus in Manhattan. St. John’s also has
campuses in Oakdale, NY, and
Rome, Italy, as
well as a location in
For more information about the accelerated, three-year
undergraduate degree program at the Staten Island campus,
Senior Associate Director of Admission