The College of Arts and Sciences is central to the intellectual and creative spirit that defines St. Thomas. We emphasize active learning in an academically challenging environment that is grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition. As a student of the college, you have opportunities for collaborative research, performances, internships and seminar discussions across 37 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. You will cultivate your interests while developing the critical thinking skills and moral responsibility to excel in whatever field you choose. 

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Featured Events

Oct 21 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring music of Lefébure-Wély, Bach, David Evan Thomas, Handel, Messiaen, and Kjell Mørk Karlsen

Oct 22 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Guest choirs join the St. Thomas Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Festival Choir - Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor

Oct 22 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Featuring music from Portugal - Alberto Roque, guest conductor, and also featuring guest flute faculty soloist, Jane Garvin

Oct 23 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Featuring guest clinician/conductor Alberto Roque

Oct 23 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn firsthand from an accomplished national journalist Joshua Johnson, in conversation with MPR News host Tom Weber.

Oct 25 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Marguerite Spencer offers a theological perspective on white privilege.

Oct 25 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Featuring the music of Mendelssohn, Respighi, Nielsen, and Elizondo

Oct 30 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor. Featuring a masterclass and sectionals by St. Thomas string faculty.

Oct 31 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Does It Still Matter?

Nov 01 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn more about our interdisciplinary summer 2018 course that includes a trip to London.

Nov 01 2017
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn more about our interdisciplinary summer 2018 course that includes a trip to London.

Nov 02 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Christopher Toner (Department of Philosophy)

Nov 02 2017
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Thursday, November 2, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture.

Nov 03 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Alison Frontier Univeristy of Rochester

Nov 03 2017
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Friday, November 3, 2017
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Seminar title: Clinical Implications of Balance Impairments Following Concussion

Nov 03 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5 PM, November 3, 2017

Missionary and Anthropologist: Bishop Alphonse A. Sowada's Life among the Asmat People

Nov 04 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An afternoon program titled “How Green Is the Emerald Isle? Ireland and the Environment”, Saturday, Nov. 4, 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the 3M Auditorium in Owens Science Center

Nov 04 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An afternoon program titled “How Green Is the Emerald Isle? Ireland and the Environment” Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the 3M Auditorium in Owens Science Center.

Nov 04 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An afternoon program titled “How Green Is the Emerald Isle? Ireland and the Environment”, Saturday, Nov. 4, 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the 3M Auditorium in Owens Science Center

Nov 04 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An afternoon program titled “How Green Is the Emerald Isle? Ireland and the Environment” Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the 3M Auditorium in Owens Science Center.

Nov 07 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Patrick Jordan will speak on Dorothy Day's advocacy for social justice through the Catholic Worker movement.

Nov 08 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

John O'Callaghan (University of Notre Dame)

Nov 08 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Kimberly Vrudny explores James Cones' assertion that "God is Black."

Nov 09 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

John O'Callaghan (University of Notre Dame)

Nov 09 2017
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Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

J.A. Moad II gives a lecture about military veterans and performs a scene from his one-man play that explores the memory of war in personal stories and public history.

Nov 10 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Codrina Popescu Univeristy of St. Thomas

Nov 14 2017
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Viet Thanh Nguyen, the author of the 2016 Pulizer Prize-winning novel THE SYMPATHIZER and the 2017 short story collection REFUGEES, gives a lecture and reading that explores the concept of sanctuary.

Nov 14 2017
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Viet Thanh Nguyen, the author of the 2016 Pulizer Prize-winning novel THE SYMPATHIZER and the 2017 short story collection THE REFUGEES, gives a lecture/reading that explores the concept of sanctuary.

Nov 17 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Wenyu Huang Iowa State University

Nov 16 2017
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nov. 16-18, 2017

Individual adults, students, and chamber groups are invited to an inspiring, energizing immersion of wind chamber music.

Nov 11 2017
Press photo of Imani Winds

Saturday, November 11, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Grammy-nominated wind quintet bridges European, American, African and Latin American traditions.

Nov 19 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students will perform piano duet and two piano repertoire as well as piano chamber music.

Dec 01 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Gregory Friestad University of Iowa

Dec 01 2017
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Friday, December 1, 2017
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Seminar title: A role for the methyltransferase NSD3 in neural crest development

Dec 01 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6 PM, December 1, 2017

Exhibiting Power: 2017-2018 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Dec 03 2017
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Sunday, December 3, 2017
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Featuring over 350 student performers in nine of the university's vocal and instrumental ensembles

Dec 06 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Hans Gustafson speaks on experiencing religious diversity through interreligious encounter.

Dec 07 2017
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author Benjamin Percy will talk about the craft of writing and read from his new novel, THE DARK NET.

Dec 11 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, conductor

Dec 12 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Joan Griffith, director

Dec 13 2017
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Current students, faculty, alumni, family, and the local community are invited to hear graduating M.A. in English students present their master's essay.

Dec 13 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mr. Jeff Rinear and Mr. Shon Parker, directors

Dec 14 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presentations by Museum Studies candidates

Sep 05 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sept. 5 – Dec. 22, 2017

An exhibition exploring the history of the museum and its collection and the remarkable individuals who assembled it.

Jan 24 2018
Graduate English Students at commencement

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join faculty, students and staff to learn more about our Graduate program in English and the Certificate in Teaching College English!

Mar 01 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6 PM, March 2, 2018

Exhibiting Power: 2017-2018 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Apr 07 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Josh Southard presents Applying the Orff Schulwerk: Using Keetman's Building blocks

May 17 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Master of Arts in Art History program

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