Academics

We challenge and encourage students and develop confident leaders who are well educated and well prepared for life. Saint Mary’s College:

  • Employs nationally recognized faculty members who believe in teaching first
  • Offers rigorous academics with six nationally accredited programs and more than 30 majors
  • Saint Mary's College ranks 76 among the "Best National Liberal Arts Colleges" for 2014 published by U.S. News.
  • Develops close working relationships between faculty and students in classes averaging only 15 students with a student-faculty ratio of 10:1
  • Offers a wealth of opportunities for real-world experiences through internships, study abroad, and hands-on learning
  • Provides a strong spiritual foundation and a focus on social responsibility

You’ll feel supported, guided, mentored, and challenged by dedicated faculty who believe in teaching first.

Imagine receiving an education from an institution that does all that. At Saint Mary’s College, we empower women to change the world.

Doctor visiting patientExplore endless possibilities for your future in an intellectually stimulating academic climate. No matter what major you choose, our top-ranked liberal arts education will give you a broad and deep foundation of knowledge. You’ll develop strong quantitative skills, the ability to analyze complex issues, competency in modern languages, and excellent writing and communication skills. Know that when you earn a degree from Saint Mary’s College, you’ll graduate with the creativity, knowledge, abilities, and confidence you need to make a difference in this ever-changing world.


As pioneers in educating women, we empower students to learn, transform themselves, and become leaders throughout their lives. We’ll help you reach your potential through rigorous academics and a supportive environment.

Majors
Accounting
Art
Biology with concentrations in cellular/molecular biology, and environmental biology
Business Administration with concentrations in accounting, finance, international business, management, and marketing
Chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry
Communication Studies with concentrations in mass communication and speech communication
Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Computational Mathematics
Economics
Education
English Literature
English Writing
French
History
Humanistic Studies
Italian
Management Information Systems
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics
Student-Designed major
Theatre

Minors
Advertising
American History
Anthropology
Art (History)
Art (Studio)
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Economics/Computer Application
English as a New Language and Bilingual Bicultural Education
English Literature
English Writing
European History
Film Studies
French
History
Humanistic Studies
Information Science
Intercultural Studies
International Studies
Italian
Justice Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Math/Computer Science
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Communication
Public Relations
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Student-Designed minor
Theatre
Third World History
Women’s History
Women’s Studies

Dual Degree Program in Engineering
In addition to completing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Mary’s College, students also earn an engineering degree in chemical, computer science, electrical, environmental geosciences, or mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Pre-Professional Studies
Saint Mary’s College offers advising designed to assist students preparing for law school, medical or dental school, and other allied health programs.

Primary or Secondary Education Certification
Art
Biology
Chemistry
English as a New Language and Bilingual Bicultural Education
English Literature
English Writing
French
History
Mathematics
Music
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish