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We Promise You Discovery

Discover who you’re meant to be. You’re smart, creative, passionate, dedicated to your dreams, and you want to make a difference in the world. Start here.

Discover your voice
Saint Mary’s College has an undergraduate community of 1,600 academically motivated women determined to make the world a better place. You will be immersed in intellectual endeavors where you’ll explore your talents, get involved in campus life and the broader community, and form lifelong friendships. As a Saint Mary’s student, you can choose from more than 30 study abroad opportunities, join one of more than 75 student-led organizations, and participate in one of our eight varsity athletic programs and many more intramural sports. 

Discover your passion
Choose from more than 30 majors that will help you take on the complex challenges of the world. Through rigorous academics and experiential learning, you will acquire the tools to take charge of your life and your future. You’ll graduate with more than a degree; you’ll gain experience through internships, graduate-level research with your professors, and service opportunities around the country and the world. You’ll discover opportunities to explore your faith and examine the issues that are important to you.

Discover your power
With an average class size of 17 and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, Saint Mary’s is home to women from 46 states and 10 countries who share different perspectives and talents, as well as a common desire to learn. Our professors are dedicated to each student’s personal growth and academic success. You’ll develop communication and critical-thinking skills in discussion-based classes. Collaboration in lectures and labs ensures you will master difficult concepts, and you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning through creative projects and presentations such as the senior comprehensive project—a graduate-level thesis, examinations, or research projects in your major. You can also earn a Certificate in Lay Ministry from Campus Ministry and the Department of Religious Studies. When you leave class you’ll go home to one of five residence halls, including senior apartments, where you’ll live in a community with your classmates and continue your learning outside of the classroom.

Be part of something bigger
Saint Mary’s College consistently ranks among the top 100 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges published by U.S. News & World Report. 

Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. As a student you’ll be connected to more than 4,800 alumnae through the Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Resource Network. 

Our strong science and mathematics departments turn out graduates who are accepted into their first-choice medical programs. Many of our applicants to health-related programs have been accepted to prestigious schools such as the University of Michigan, Boston College, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Northwestern University, and Carnegie Mellon University. 

At Saint Mary’s you’ll discover your potential and grow—intellectually, socially, spiritually, and emotionally. You’ll find your voice, discover your passion, find your power, and achieve greatness.



Majors, Minors, and Programs

• Accounting
• American History
• Anthropology
• Art
Major with concentrations in:
- Art History
- Studio Art
• Art History
• Biology
Major with concentrations in:
- Cellular/Molecular
- Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental
- Integrative
• Business Administration
Major with concentrations in:
- Accounting
- Finance
- International Business
- Management
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing
• Chemistry

• Communication Studies
• Communicative Sciences & Disorders
• Computer Science
• Computing & Applied Mathematics
• Dance
• Early Childhood Education

• Economics
• Elementary Education
Major with optional minor in:
- Reading
• Engineering*
• Eenglish as a Second Language/Bilingual Biculture Education
• English Literature
• English Literature & Writing

• English Writing
• Environmental Studies
• European History
• Film Studies
• French

• Gender & Women’s Studies
• Gerontology

• Global Studies
Major with concentrations in:
- Anthropology
- Gender and Women’s Studies
- Global Business Administration
- Global Economics
- Intercultural Studies
- International Development
- International Higher Education
- Modern European Culture
• History
Major with optional concentration in:
- Women’s History

• Humanistic Studies
• Intercultural Studies
• Italian

• Justice Education
• Majority World History
• Mathematics
• Mathematics/Computer Science
• Music
• Music Education
• Musical Theatre
• Neuroscience
• Nursing

• Philosophy
• Physics
• Physics and Applied Mathematics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Relations/Advertising
• Religious Studies
• Secondary Education
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Statistical & Actuarial Mathematics
• Student-Designed Major
• studio art

• Theatre
• Theatre Performance
• Theatre Production
• Women’s History