Discover New York - What is it?
What is Discover New York?
The Discover New York course is a part of the St. John's University core curriculum,
which means that it is a mandatory course for all first-year students. Discover New York
will provide each first-year student with an exciting experience designed to combine
in-class instruction with the cultural wealth of New York City. The students will be
engaged in analytical thinking and will become proficient at using a variety of media to
access information. It will also assist students in the transitional period of their
What are the benefits of Discover New York?
Active participation in the city in which students will spend the next four years.
Learn how to use New York's wide variety of resources to enhance their life and
education at St. John's.
Form critical inquiry skills.
Cultivate a community with fellow first-year students.
Develop mentoring relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators.
Satisfy general education requirements by completeing a core requirement.