"I would like students to take away from my classes that writing is one of the ultimate arts in self-expression. It is a serious means of finding communion with humanity. Write what you like to write, write often and with purpose and you may find yourself more in sync with the human planet."
The curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences lies at the core of Saint Martin’s promise to deliver a strong liberal arts education. The College’s general education and elective courses expose all students to diverse ways of thinking and provide the intellectual, spiritual and ethical base for meaningful, satisfying, productive lives.
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.
Faculty collaboration leads to publication
"The students were leaving school with [on average] $26,000 worth of debt but they still believed in the American Dream ... they knew they were the ones who were going to beat it."
“Chemistry is kind of like the Force – it surrounds us, and is involved in everything. Our bodies depend on amazing chemistry to work right. Everything that exists is made up of chemicals, and almost everything that happens is happening because of chemical interactions. This is a perfect reason for us to learn as much as we can about it, and it’s why chemistry is so interesting and fun to learn.”
"The Rule of St. Benedict’s lessons on the monastic community as “a school of the Lord’s service” offer rich insights into our charge as faculty members at St. Martin’s University. While our instruction can take many forms, it is communicated most effectively when it is modeled through acts of service performed on behalf of students, the wider St. Martin’s community, and beyond."
"There is no hiding in my classes. Students are in the middle of it. Students not only read great texts, but they create knowledge. They write and discover new things about themselves, about their topics. There are many reasons to attend a smaller school, and this is chief among them."