Introducing Saint Peter's University

Dear Students:

Saint Peter’s University is an academic community committed to high standards and the pursuit of excellence both in and out of the classroom. The community is built on a partnership between students who are willing to accept responsibility as fully engaged learners, and the University, which is dedicated to offering quality instruction and excellent services to support student success. This Catalog serves to communicate the expectations of all community members towards fostering a vibrant learning environment.

The policies and guidelines promulgated in the Catalog set forth standards for respect, active learning, and conduct in accord with the highest ethical and moral values. The Catalog also provides detailed information on the mission and philosophy of a Saint Peter’s education in preparing students for lives of learning, leadership, and service. In particular, I encourage all to review the goals of the core curriculum, the heart of our Jesuit education. The departmental pages provide information on the diverse curriculum offerings and the breadth of majors, minors, and concentrations. The pages also list our talented and dedicated faculty who work tirelessly as teachers, researchers, and mentors.

The educational experience at Saint Peter’s University seeks to open students’ minds to the vast riches of human experience and thought and to promote a greater understanding of our world. We can accomplish this goal through a campus-wide commitment to academic excellence.


Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D.