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.

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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.

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Non-degree disciplines

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The College of Arts and Sciences offers liberal arts disciplines, which can satisfy General Education requirements, count toward a major or minor, or simply afford an opportunity to earn elective credits toward graduation, while broadening one's intellectual horizons.

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Pre-professional preparation

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The College of Arts and Sciences' strong foundational courses and individualized academic advising prepare students to be competitive in both standardized preadmission examinations and applications to professional programs in a variety of fields.

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Lecture, writer, and speaker series

Fr. Kilian announcing Eboo Patel

The Saint Martin's University Leadership Lecture Series brings renowned leaders from the private, government and public sectors to reflect on leadership principles and the challenges of executing leadership in different environments.

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Exploring our galaxy

Image that shows the old stars with radial velocities calculated by Saint Martin’s astrophysics students around the globular cluster NGC 6441. The red symbols designate stars that are moving with the cluster, and the grey symbols designate the stars that are not.

Exploring our galaxy

"For the final project in the astrophysics class, the students calculated the motions of pulsating stars as they travel through space."

Andrea Kunder, Ph.D. Physics

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