June 8, 2012 | last updated June 8, 2012 11:24 am

CT's St. Joseph College now a university

West Hartford's St. Joseph College is now a "university,'' with its doctoral pharmacy and autism and behavior studies added to its list of post-graduate offerings.

The University of St. Joseph is the new monicker the school has adopted to reflect its expansive offerings, officials said Friday.

USJ has established five schools – Health & Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Pharmacy, and Graduate and Professional Studies – located on two campuses in West Hartford and Hartford.

It also is planning a doctor of nursing practice degree and investigating other doctoral options.

"The University of St. Joseph is on the move and more vital than ever," said USJ President Pamela Trotman Reid, said in a statement. "Today we introduce a new name that reflects our growth as an institution of regional, national and international importance."

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