We Promise You Discovery


Academic programs
With more than 50 academic programs to choose from, you will have no problem finding the right course of study at Saint Mary’s. Work with us to discover how our MAJORS, MINORS, CONCENTRATIONS, and PROGRAMS can all work together to form the perfect path, tailored just for you!

• Accounting
• Advertising
• Anthropology
• Art

• Art Education
• Art History
• Autism Studies

• Bilingual/Bicultural Education
• Biology

• Business Administration

• Cellular/Molecular Biology
• Chemistry

• Communication Studies

• Communicative Sciences and Disorders

• Computer Science
• Computing and Applied Mathematics

• Criminology
• Dance
• Data Science

• Early Childhood Education
• Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
• Economics

• Elementary Education

• Engineering*
• English as a Second Language
• English Literature

• English Writing

• Environmental Studies •
• Film Studies
• Finance
• French
• Gender and Women’s Studies

• Gerontology/Aging Studies
• Global Justice and Human Rights
• Global Studies

• History

• Humanistic Studies

• Intercultural Studies
• International Business
• Italian
• Justice Studies
• Management (Business)
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Mathematics

• Music

• Music Education

• Musical Theatre
• Neuroscience
• Nursing

• Philosophy

• Physics

• Physics and Applied Mathematics

• Political Science

• Pre-law
• Pre-med and Health Professions
• Psychology

• Public Relations
• Religious Studies

• Secondary Education

• Social Work

• Sociology

• Spanish

• Speech Language Pathology

• Statistical and Actuarial Mathematics

• Theatre

• Women’s History

Or your own student-designed major!

• Undergraduate Major
• Graduate Program

* Five-Year Dual Degree in Engineering Program with the University of Notre Dame
In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s, you can also earn a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame. While taking classes at Saint Mary’s, you can choose an area of focus in Engineering at Notre Dame, such as Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental Earth Sciences, or Mechanical Engineering

Discover who you’re meant to be. You’re intelligent, 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 from 46 states and 10 countries determined to make the world a better place. As an all women’s college, our students are more likely to speak up, ask for instruction, and become leaders when integrated into co-ed classes and work settings. At Saint Mary’s, accomplished, passionate, confident women express themselves, share their dreams, push each other, support each other, encourage each other, are inspired, and strive to inspire every day. That’s when college becomes more than community. That’s sisterhood. 

Discover your passion
Choose from more than 40 academic programs that will help you take on the complex challenges of the world. You will 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 world. Discover opportunities to explore your faith and examine the issues that are important to you. Study abroad during the academic year or in summer programs in countries such as Argentina, Ireland, Italy, or South Korea. You can also lead and participate in one or more of 70 organizations, intramural athletics, and eight varsity sports. 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. 

Discover your power
Our graduates are women of action who develop the skills, knowledge, empathy, and vision to guide their corner of the world forward, whether directing a global organization, serving the needs of humanity, or exploring areas of scientific discovery. Through rigorous academics and experiential learning, you will acquire the tools to take charge of your life and your future.

Our professors are dedicated to each student’s personal growth and academic success. With an average class size of 18 and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, you will be highly engaged in discussions, involved in comprehensive research, and encouraged to ask questions. 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, including the senior comprehensive project—a graduate-level thesis, examination, or research project in your area of study. 

Be part of something bigger
Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College has a history of empowering women to excel and lead in their chosen fields. A Catholic women’s college, Saint Mary’s is ranked among the nation’s top 50 liberal arts colleges for “best value” and offers unique programs, including a dual degree in Engineering with the University of Notre Dame. Enjoy the academic and social experiences of one of the nation’s most respected women’s liberal arts colleges while also taking part in the University of Notre Dame’s legendary traditions—from cheering on the Fighting Irish to joining the Notre Dame marching band, writing for The Observer to attending classes, dances, and concerts. 

At Saint Mary’s, you’ll benefit from a college experience that is more diverse and expansive, offering more opportunities than a typical college town. Watch your personal and professional network grow as you participate in numerous clubs and activities on both campuses and become connected to global networks of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s graduates.