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Saint Martin's University prepares students for successful lives through its undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, computer science, education, engineering, nursing and leadership. Saint Martin's offers programs primarily at its Lacey campus with a subset of programs offered at its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and online.

Saint Martin's University has four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Counseling, the School of Business, and The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering.

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Business & Accounting

Saint Martin’s business, accounting and economics programs honor our liberal arts heritage and Benedictine values, while combining a broad understanding of these disciplines to become ethical leaders in diverse and changing workplaces. We also offer comprehensive programs that also allow students to specialize in separate functional areas.

Accounting

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Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Accounting

Accounting at Saint Martin's University focuses on the collection, analysis and communication of financial information for public and private organizations, or individuals. Saint Martin's prepares accounting graduates for responsible positions in private practice, corporate accounting, and governmental service through a deep foundation in current technologies and best practices.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Business & Management

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Business & Management

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Business Administration

Ready to learn how to become an effective and ethical leader in the corporate world? A business administration degree may be the best option for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Finance

The Minor in Finance is available to Accounting majors, Business Administration majors pursuing a non-Finance concentration, and all majors within the other schools and colleges of Saint Martin’s University.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Management

The Minor in Management is available to Accounting majors, Business Administration majors pursuing a non-Management concentration, and to students pursuing majors within the other Schools and Colleges of Saint Martin’s University.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Marketing

The Minor in Marketing is available to Accounting majors, Business Administration majors pursuing a non-Marketing concentration, and all majors within the other schools and colleges of Saint Martin’s University.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Economics

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Economics

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Economics

As the social science that explains competitive behavior in the marketplace, economics underlies all business activity. Economics also looks at alternative strategies for allocating scarce resources.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Education & Counseling

Saint Martin's education and counseling programs prepare a dynamic inclusive community of reflective and culturally responsive professionals who use their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to positively transform the lives of those they serve. Our graduates embrace the values of flexibility, equity, excellence, and compassion as reflective practitioners.

General Education

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General Education

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Educational Studies

Educational studies at Saint Martin's is a non-certification program for individuals interested in gaining knowledge, skills and pedagogy in education theory and application. The program offers five areas of focus: Community education; Early childhood education; Foundation studies in education and culture; Health and fitness; STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Minors in Education

An education minor allows students to explore the educational field as a compliment to their intended professions. With a background in any one of our four minors, a student’s opportunity for engagement as a non-professional educator is enhanced.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

P-12

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P-12

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Elementary Education

Looking for a career that empowers you to shape and instill the love of learning in future generations? Elementary education may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Secondary Education

If you dream of sharpening and developing the minds of future leaders in the classroom, secondary ed may be the best major for you. Our secondary education program offers students a path to teaching at the middle/high school level, typically grades four through 12, to acquire a teaching certificate from the state of Washington.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Special Education

The special education program at Saint Martin's provides graduates with the education and training to work in settings such as an inclusionary classroom, a resource room, or a self-contained special education class. Completion of required courses for the teaching major will lead to an institutional recommendation that the student be endorsed in special education by the state of Washington.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Engineering & Technology

Saint Martin's engineering programs provide both a strong fundamental liberal arts foundation and a strong technical education. Our programs emphasize ethical values, teamwork, effective communication, problem-solving skills and service to society. They provide the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Computer Science & Technology

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Computer Science & Technology

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Computer Science

Ready to put your computer skills to use in a career serving others through future technologies? Computer science may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science

Information Technology

Ready to apply the latest technology to real world problems in the industry? Information Technology may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science

Engineering

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Engineering

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Civil Engineering

Ready to tackle real-world issues, help solve problems in your community and examine what it means to be an ethical engineer in the 21st century? Civil engineering may be the right major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a broad field that includes power systems, control systems, microelectronics, microprocessors, computer networks, telecommunications (wire, wireless, satellite and fiber optic), remote sensing, signal processing, neural networks, medical devices, optics (electro-optics, optoelectronics and photonics) and other emerging technologies. The minor in Electrical Engineering is intended for students who major in related fields and are interested in learning Electrical Engineering to enhance their major.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Mechanical Engineering

Ready to learn how to design and manufacture products and systems of the future to help solve the real-world problems of today? Mechanical engineering may be the right major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science

Humanities

Saint Martin's humanities programs examine how we view ourselves and our world. Humanities are more important than ever in discovering and understanding, and recovering the interconnectedness of all things, bringing people and ideas together in a mutually beneficial process of the advancement of knowledge and understanding.

English

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English

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Literary Studies

In this program, we examine literature as a living process intimately connected with the complex problems of its place, culture, community and history through courses in writing, rhetoric and literary theory.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Writing

Writing at Saint Martin's is seen as critical to the quest for truth and improvement of the human condition. Whether writing poetry, policy, or a blog or business report, the ability to write clearly in a number of styles prepares students for the range of writing requirements that their spiritual lives and careers will inevitably demand.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Fine Arts

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Fine Arts

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Music

Ready to turn your passion for singing or playing an instrument into a way to serve others through performance and education? Music may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Theatre Arts

The theatre arts program at Saint Martin's University is designed to incorporate the best of Saint Martin’s liberal arts tradition with hands-on, professional-quality theatrical experience. The program integrates theatrical training with the study of dramatic literature and theater history as a means of developing intellectual, physical and spiritual adventurousness, openness of mind and increased understanding of the range of human experience.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

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Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Interdisciplinary Studies

Are you interested in studying multiple approaches to enduring and topical human concerns? The Interdisciplinary Studies major teaches the approaches, lexicons, and methodologies of discrete disciplines. Such comparative and interdisciplinary exploration encourages awareness of where different disciplines share assumptions and where they construct distinct heuristic processes.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Philosophy & Religious Studies

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Philosophy & Religious Studies

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Philosophy

Philosophy surveys the history of human thought and studies the deepest concerns of human existence. It examines the intellectual heritage of the West in its historical roots and developments, but also addresses the central problems of the tradition in a systematic fashion, thereby giving the student a deeper insight into a significant aspect of his or her cultural heritage.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Theology and Religious Studies

The Theology and Religious Studies Department is rooted at the heart of Saint Martin’s identity as a Catholic and Benedictine University and thus proudly and hospitably serves our diverse community of students. Our courses invite students to engage in questions posed since ancient times by various religions, and of Catholic Christianity in particular, such as the ultimate meaning of human existence in relation to God and the establishment of an ethical society. We encourage students to appreciate the influence of religion throughout human history and in current global affairs as foundational for further, deeper reflection on religious belief as transformative of the human person in their theological, spiritual, artistic, social, ethical, narrative, and scriptural dimensions.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

World Languages

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World Languages

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

French

The French program combines the study of French language, French-speaking cultures, cinema, and literature. The French Language minor includes coursework and offers language-acquisition experiences that enable students to become proficient in French in the areas of speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing. All courses for the minor are conducted in French.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Japanese

The Japanese studies minor is intended to broaden a student's knowledge of Japan and the country's language and culture. It’s also fun to learn and use Japanese!

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Spanish

Want to learn the second most spoken language in Washington state? A Spanish minor complements every degree and is useful and even required in many employment opportunities.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Nursing & Health

Saint Martin's offers multiple programs to help students interested in working in the health sector, including nursing (with various pathways), exercise science and public health. Students interested in health may also want to consider our programs in biology, chemistry or psychology.

Health

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Health

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Exercise Science

Looking for a way to use your passion for physical fitness in a career helping others? Exercise science may be the right major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

Public Health

The Public Health minor program at Saint Martin’s University is designed for students from a variety of disciplines who wish to augment their major by exploring the key components of public health.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Nursing

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Nursing

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Nursing

The Saint Martin’s nursing program is dedicated to educating nurses to care for diverse populations in the ever complex care environment.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing BSN

​Looking for a career where you can make a positive difference in the lives of others by caring for the suffering, addressing social injustice, and helping fill the gaps in healthcare? Nursing may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing LPN to BSN

Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) looking for a pathway to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) while continuing to work? The Saint Martin’s LPN to BSN program will offer you the ability to complete your BSN over two academic years by attending class one day a week and one day a week of clinical practicums.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing RN to BSN

Are you a registered nurse (RN) looking for a pathway to earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) while working in the field? Saint Martin’s RN to BSN program may be the best fit for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Science & Mathematics

Saint Martin's offers excellent programs in the natural and physical sciences and mathematics. The division emphasizes critical analysis skills, logical problem solving, and collaborative work skills. Students interested in the natural world might also want to consider environmental studies.

Mathematics

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Mathematics

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Mathematics

The mathematics program at Saint Martin’s University is designed to provide mathematics majors with a strong foundation in traditional mathematical skills, provide support to other majors, such as engineering, in which solid math skills are a mandate and help liberal arts majors develop an appreciation for the crucial role mathematics plays in modern society.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

Sciences

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Sciences

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Biology

If you dream of being a world changer in the biotechnology, health care or environmental protection industries, biology may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science

Chemistry

Ready to build a strong science foundation on which to launch a career in healthcare, forensics, or research? Chemistry may be the right major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

Environmental Studies

Passionate about protecting Earth's natural resources and paving the way for future generations through protection, research and development? Environmental studies may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

Physics

Physics seeks to explain the workings of the physical world encompassing a vast scale from elementary particles to the cosmos. Physics interacts with fields such as chemistry, biology, astronomy and engineering to provide a background for study in these areas.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Social Sciences

Saint Martin's social sciences programs are concerned with the development of human society, the nature of social institutions and roles, human behavior and the ideas that have shaped human life.

History & Political Science

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History & Political Science

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

History

Saint Martin's University's history program consists of critical examination of the world's peoples, places, and cultures in the past. Students studying history at Saint Martin's have the opportunity to work directly with our outstanding, award-winning faculty in close proximity to the Washington state capital, Olympia.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Political Science

The Political Science program at Saint Martin's University seeks to understand the basis of power in society, how that power is organized and exercised, and its impact on people’s lives. The department seeks to help its students engage in critical analysis of society and power structures.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

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Psychology

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Psychology

If you are looking for a career where you can make an impact on the mental health and overall well-being of others, psychology may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
  • Online
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Social Work

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Social Work

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Social Work

Looking for a career dedicated to helping individuals and families cope with the difficult challenges of life? Social work may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Social Work

Society & Social Justice

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Society & Social Justice

Program Levels Available
  • Undergraduate

Communication Studies

Ready to turn your passion for digital media, journalism and film into a career in which you can impact the world and make a difference in your communities? Communication studies may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Criminology and Criminal Justice

If you dream of pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, legal studies or victim services, criminology and criminal justice may be the best major for you.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
  • Saint Martin's-JBLM
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Gender and Identity Studies

The gender and identity studies minor is interdisciplinary and widely covers work from a variety of academic disciplines. Elective coursework is offered in the departments of communication studies, criminal justice, English, history, political science, psychology, social justice, social work, and sociology. To emphasize the significance of an interdisciplinary understanding of gender and identity, students are required to take elective courses in at least two academic departments outside of gender and identity studies.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Global Studies

The global studies program is designed for students who are interested in studying international problems from an interdisciplinary perspective. The program emphasizes the study of political science, foreign language, history and related fields to provide students with an understanding of contemporary issues.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Legal Studies

The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary field of study composed of law courses from: the departments of criminal justice, political science, history and sociology; and the schools of business, education, and engineering.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • Hybrid
  • In Person

Native Voices

The Native voices minor explores local and global Indigenous perspectives, with the goal of studying media and creating stories with a multidisciplinary lens and a focus on social justice.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Social Justice

The Social Justice Program at Saint Martin’s University explores the complex nature of social justice and alternative venues that foster justice.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person

Sociology and Cultural Anthropology

The sociology and cultural anthropology program at Saint Martin's University provides students with unique opportunities to study contemporary American society and a wide range of cultures in the classroom, in surrounding communities, and in cooperation with campus study abroad programs around the world. The program demonstrates a strong focus on student-centered research.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Women's, Gender, and Ethnic Studies

The Women’s, Gender, and Ethnic Studies major provides students with the historical and theoretical frameworks of gender, race, class, sexual identity, status, settler colonialism, and anti-oppression work.

Campus
  • Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
  • In Person
Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts

Schools and colleges

College of Arts and Sciences

Spanning the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, and characterized by an educational environment that is both rigorous and supportive, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 20 undergraduate major programs and 20 minor programs.

College of Education and Counseling

The College of Education and Counseling is committed to educating dynamic, engaged, and culturally responsive leaders. Our graduates step into their schools, organizations, government agencies and nonprofits ready to engage with their communities in a way that honors and celebrates diversity in the spirit of Benedictine values. Join us in this important work - grounded in mission and driven by a vision of equitable education for all!

School of Business

The School of Business is committed to developing leaders for tomorrow’s business world. Our programs in business administration, accounting, economics and the MBA provide all the skills needed to succeed in today’s fast changing world.

Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering

The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering seeks to provide our graduates with an education that will prepare them for successful careers in engineering practice and serve as preparation for advanced graduate studies, all while keeping with our Benedictine tradition as the guiding principle.