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College of Arts and Sciences

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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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 Major and Minor areas of study


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. The College of Arts and Sciences also provides the core of a student’s holistic education at Saint Martin’s University via the Core Curriculum. 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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Non-degree disciplines

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

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

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.

 

Staff

Faculty

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Bonnie Amende, Ph.D.

  • Mathematics Department Chair
  • Director of Math Placement
  • Tutor Coordinator of STEM
  • Professor, mathematics
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Crystal Cardona

  • Coordinator of Service & Justice
  • Instructor, Women's, Gender and Ethnic Studies

Matthew Crom

  • Lecturer, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Lecturer, Philosophy
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Samuel E. Fox, Ph.D.

  • Director of Center for Scholarship and Teaching
  • Assistant Chair of Natural Sciences Department
  • Associate Professor, biology
Keri Graham

Keri Graham, M.A.

  • Instructor, gender and identity studies
  • Gender and Identity Studies Program Advisor
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Fr. Kilian Malvey, O.S.B.

  • Vice President of Mission Integration
  • Professor, English
  • Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Trustee
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David Price, Ph.D.

  • College of Arts and Sciences Chair
  • Professor, sociology
  • Professor, anthropology
Darin Reedy

Darin Reedy, M.A. 

  • Instructor, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Crime Analyst, Olympia Police Department 
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Janie Sacco

  • Adjunct, Social Justice
  • Adjunct, Leadership Studies
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Alexis Walker, Ph.D.

  • Chair of History and Political Science
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science, State and Local Government
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Julie Yamamoto, MA

  • Director of Academic Support
  • Director, The Writing Center
  • Instructor, English