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Science & Engineering Profile

St. Mary’s University is a nationally recognized master’s-level school that has been ranked among the top colleges in the West for best value and academic reputation by U.S. News & World Report

The Brookings Institution ranked St. Mary’s University 17th among the nations’ four-year universities for its contribution to the financial success of its graduates at mid-career. The ranking places St. Mary’s as tied for “first” among all private and public institutions in Texas and in the same league as MIT, Stanford, and Rice.

St. Mary’s is the first Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest. With a diverse student population of nearly 4,000, St. Mary’s integrates the liberal arts with professional education and prepares graduates for exceptional leadership. Students study within the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology; the Greehey School of Business; and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. There are numerous options for graduate-level studies, and St. Mary’s is home to San Antonio’s only law school.

A place where learning thrives
The School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) provides a vibrant, challenging, and supportive environment that prepares the next generation of experienced researchers, skilled engineers, and scientists to become engaged citizens of the world. SET students are part of a community that is committed to their intellectual and social development. St. Mary’s award-winning professors are dedicated and caring teachers whose doors are always open. They are energetic researchers who mentor and work with students in well-equipped laboratories. They are involved in community outreach activities that give students an opportunity to participate and apply their STEM education in service to mankind. With the guidance of faculty, students craft their own success stories.

Faculty educate students to view problems not only as having only scientific solutions, but moral and ethical considerations as well. Students are made aware of the inter-relatedness of all disciplines and the importance of each. By integrating a liberal arts education that is grounded in the Marianist tradition with a comprehensive and balanced STEM curricula, St. Mary’s prepares students for success not only in their professional careers, but in all aspects of their lives. 

The Honors Program offers an academically challenging and personally enriching course of study designed to cultivate critical analysis, clear oral and written expression, aesthetic awareness, and ethical judgment. Internships in the summer or during the semester give students a notable advantage as they prepare for their future careers. Students at St. Mary’s are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research. They conduct progressive research using critically emerging technology in fields such as bioengineering and biology. 

A culture where serving others is celebrated
St. Mary’s promotes a campus culture of service and change in the community. Students who live on campus become a part of more than just the campus community, as organizations offer academic, political, cultural, social, and community service activities. Students also participate in 80 University-sponsored clubs and organizations or in programs such as ROTC, the Ethics Bowl, and Coffee and Politics.

As a member of NCAA Division II, St. Mary’s offers exceptional team sport opportunities. With five national championships on the field and one in the classroom, the Rattlers are part of a long winning tradition and compete in 11 varsity-level sports. 

An inviting campus and ideal location
With an average temperature of 68 degrees, San Antonio, the seventh-largest city in the United States, is consistently warm and an ideal location for outdoor recreation. Students will find professional sports, numerous art museums and galleries, concert venues, theater and dance groups, amusement parks, and malls and outlets. The nearby Hill Country has clear, cool rivers for tubing and rafting, and the Travel Channel ranks South Padre Island among the best spots for spring break. Come for a visit. Stay for four life-changing years. 




San Antonio: The Place to Be
• Named one of America’s Coolest Cities (Forbes)

• Only city in Texas named a Globally Fluent Metro Area (Brookings Institute)

• The Nation’s Fourth-Fastest-Growing Metropolitan Area (Bloomberg Businessweek

• Ranked #3 in the list of Friendliest Cities in the United States (Condé Nast Traveler)

• Top 10 list of the Best Cities for Job Seekers (NerdWallet)

• Ranked #3 in America’s New Tech Hot Spots (Forbes)

• Ranked #2 nationally in job gains in the financial services industry (Forbes)

• Top 10 Cities for Job Growth (Forbes)



Greehey School
of Business 

• Accounting
- Accounting
- Accounting and Data Analytics

• Entrepreneurial Studies

• Finance and Risk Management

• International Business

• Management

• Marketing


Humanities and Social

• Art Education

• Criminal Justice

• Criminology
- Criminology
- Forensic Science: Criminology

• Economics

• English
- English
- English Communication   Arts

• Exercise and Sport Science

• History

• International and Global Studies

• Multinational Organization Studies

• Music

• Philosophy

• Political Science

• Psychology

• Sociology

• Spanish

• Teacher Education

• Theology


Science, Engineering, and Technology

• Biochemistry

• Biology
- Biology
- Forensic Science: Biology

• Chemistry
- Chemistry
- Forensic Science: Chemistry

• Computer Science
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Computer Science/Applications Systems

• Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Management
- Engineering Science
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Software Engineering

• Environmental Science

• Mathematics

• Physics
- Applied Physics
- Physics



• Pre-allied Health*
• Pre-dental

• Pre-law
• Pre-medical

• Pre-nursing*

• Pre-pharmacy 


Numerous minors


* In partnership with UTHSC-SA