The College of Arts and Sciences provides the core of a student’s holistic education at Saint Martin’s University via the Core Curriculum, as well as a wide range of exciting and important majors and minors. A student’s search for knowledge and meaning as a process of constant growth and transformation is undertaken in History, Biology, English, Music, Mathematics, Chemistry, Religious Studies and other disciplines offered in the College. It is in such courses that students are best educated in the university Core Themes of Faith, Reason, Community, and Service. The faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are dedicated and innovative teachers. They also engage in significant scholarship and sustained service in the community, modeling the very traits we instill in our students. With a core curriculum that emphasizes interdisciplinary teaching, research, service, and engagement with Benedictine Values and the Catholic intellectual tradition, Saint Martin’s students gain a complex understanding of the world that emphasizes empathy, critical analysis, innovative thinking, and a commitment to engaging with other people and cultures in a meaningful and open-hearted manner.

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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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