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Join our dynamic and diverse learning community to be challenged, supported, and inspired to build a better world.

Learning by Doing

Our curriculum emphasizes hands-on experiential learning so you can build the meaningful practical skills employers seek. As students progress through their programs, they will gain hands-on opportunities to apply their knowledge through internships, research, and more.

Experienced, Knowledgable Faculty

97 percent of JCU full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees or terminal degrees in their field, as well as publish in top national journals each year.

Prepared for the Future of Work

With over 70 academic programs at your fingertips, you'll be exposed to a well-rounded breadth of knowledge and explore emerging fields of study to prepare you to address the needs of today.

High-Impact Practices

The AACU (American Association of Colleges and Universities) lists 11 high-impact practices where all students, especially those in historically underserved demographics, gain significant social, educational, and personal growth benefits. John Carroll's commitment to the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care for the whole person, is reflected in the many high-impact practices offered on and off campus.

Study Abroad

Your academic programs offer a variety of opportunities for study abroad, including semester-long stays at top foreign universities, or week-long trips to supplement learning in your courses. 


You can learn more about study abroad at JCU here

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Service Learning

John Carroll offers courses that integrate service-learning into its curriculum. Our Center for Service-Learning and Social Action is partnered with local community organizations that welcome JCU students to gain increased knowledge of community issues, needs, strengths, challenges, and resources.


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Undergraduate Research

Our students collaborate with faculty and industry leaders, communicate with diverse audiences, and complete challenging research projects - experiences valued both by graduate schools and employers. Research looks different for each student -- from studying poison frogs with Biology faculty in Costa Rica to publishing creative writing in literary journals.

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Students in the College of Arts & Sciences gain invaluable professional experience through internships. You can earn academic credit while working as an intern full-time during the summer or part-time during the academic year. Our students have completed prestigious internships at locations not only in the healthcare, legal, nonprofit, and corporate hub of Cleveland, but throughout Ohio, the U.S., and the world.


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The College of Arts & Sciences offers a wide array of rigorous learning opportunities and life-changing experiences for students, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The College of Arts and Sciences houses 18 academic departments, spanning across over 70 distinct majors and minors, and over 20 graduate-level degrees. 


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Undergraduate Resources

Take the next step in your academic journey by exploring the many resources available to you as an undergraduate student at John Carroll.


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Graduate School

At John Carroll University Graduate School, you will launch your future, deepen your connections, advance beyond the classroom, and lead an inspired future.


Learn more about Graduate Studies at John Carroll here.

CAS Leadership

The arts and sciences are the foundation of John Carroll University. Our goal is to foster the mission of the university and inspire students to develop the broad-based knowledge, critical-thinking abilities, and values-based leadership skills needed to serve and succeed in a complex global society.


Learn more about CAS leadership here.

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