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Uncover Your Passion

Saint Mary’s sees academic majors as flexible pathways that lead to more intentional and customized careers. We offer a variety of majors and specialized programs for you to choose from.

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health Science
  • Anthropology
  • Art Practice
  • Art Theory and Criticism
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Languages
  • Communication
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering 3+2 specialized program
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Global and Regional Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Integral Program
  • Justice, Community, and Leadership (including Teachers for Tomorrow specialized programs)
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • World Languages and Cultures
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
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Seminar Courses: A Challenging Intellectual Experience

Challenge preconceived ideas during Collegiate Seminar: discussion-based classes where students and professors debate and analyze. Here, you’ll learn how to think, not what to think. We’re one of just a few colleges in the country to incorporate seminars based on the Great Books of Western Civilization into our required curriculum.

A stack of seminar books including the Odyssey and Aristotle on a tableStudents looking at books while sitting around a round table in seminar class

Jan Term

All students participate in this Saint Mary’s College annual tradition: January Term. Change your perspective and dig deeper during a month long intensive course intentionally outside your major. Take unconventional classes on campus that study the science of coffee, the literary merit of video games, and the art that inspire civil liberties movements. You can also venture off campus, near or far, to learn about the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, community development in the Brazilian Amazon, business innovation in South Korea, and so much more. Four weeks. One hundred course options. Let’s go.

A student doing a high kick in a class about Capoeira during Jan Term
Students lined up for a group photo in front of a temple in Guatemala
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Intimate Class Sizes

Small class sizes mean that students get to know their professors. Work alongside faculty to help shape the direction of your education. You’ll learn how to develop your thoughts, rather than being taught what to think.

One-on-One Attention

Our faculty are second to none. Many earn national recognition, and most hold the highest degree in their field. They know what it takes to succeed and have high expectations for your performance. Our faculty are tough, yet they’ll meet you for coffee and notice when you have an off day. It’s challenging, but you won’t be in it alone.

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