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We offer small classes with an up-close and personal learning environment.

  • More than 40 majors, minors and partnership programs.
  • Classes of just six students are not unusual.
  • Average class size of 17 and courses in your major are often even smaller.
  • Student faculty ratio 14:1.
  • First-year students meet with a faculty mentor.
  • Professors will get to know you and inspire you.

Learn – choose your passion


The college offers minors in biology, business administration, chemistry, classics, communications, criminal justice, English, environmental science, fine art, gender studies, history, journalism, marine science, math, philosophy, political science, psychology, secondary education, sociology, social justice, sports management, sustainability studies, theology and writing.

Succeed with real-world internships

“I thought I would be making photocopies and getting coffee; instead I was surveying customers and traveling to trade shows.”Female student intern at Portland Sea Dogs, a local sports affiliate

Where can I work as an intern?

You can choose where you want to intern or our career services office
can help you coordinate an internship based on our strong connections
with all types of businesses and organizations in the Greater Portland
area and beyond. Your professors can also help set up an internship
based on their professional networks.

Can an internship lead to a job?

Yes. For example, Courtney Rague '11 recently was offered a full-time
job with the Portland Sea Dogs as sales director of tickets after she
interned with the Sea Dogs, a minor-league affiliate of the Boston Red
Sox. See other examples, too. 

Learn more about internships at St. Joe's

Study Away

Kristen Demers in South Korea

“It's the best opportunity in your college career. It makes you get out of your own bubble and makes you see other people and interact with people from all over the world. You get to experience many different countries because of how many students study abroad. I met more than 200 people from other countries that were studying abroad in South Korea. I got to see things in a different light.”

—Kristen Demers ’11

39 countries, 275 colleges

Learn more about study away