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

Sep 24 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Concert organist Kola Owolabi performs on the Gabriel Kney pipe organ

Sep 25 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn firsthand from an accomplished national journalist and the White House Correspondent April Ryan, in conversation with MPR News host Tom Weber.

Sep 27 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kimberly Vrudny gives the Fall 2017 New Frontiers in Theological Research Lecture

Sep 28 2017
2017 Law Enforcement Information Session

Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

All Criminal Justice majors who wish to become a peace officer in the state of Minnesota, mark your calendar to attend the Law Enforcement Information Session on Thursday, September 29, 2017

Sep 29 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Jon Smieja Steelcase

Sep 29 2017
RSVP to our Digital Humanities Panel

Friday, September 29, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join current University of St. Thomas faculty as they hold roundtable discussion on the Digital Humanities

Sep 29 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Learn more about our graduate program in Art History, Certificate in Museum Studies, Certificate in Teaching College Art History, and non-degree program!

Sep 29 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6 PM, September 29, 2017

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

Sep 30 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Eighth Annual Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium

Oct 02 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Theology Department Colloquium to Feature Michael Rota

Oct 03 2017
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students are invited to learn more about the American Culture & Difference minor, a program that encourages students to "See Difference. Be the Difference."

Oct 05 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Monica Olvera de la Cruz Northwestern University

Oct 06 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Dr. Monica Olvera de la Cruz Northwestern University

Oct 07 2017
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Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Seven Asian American poets read from their recent poetry collections in this reading series co-sponsored by the St. Thomas English Department and Global Poetry at Metropolitan State University.

Oct 10 2017
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

English majors and minors are invited to learn more about exciting student-faculty research opportunities, writing projects, and grants available to them.

Oct 10 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
11:50 AM - 1:00 PM

University of Newcastle

Oct 10 2017
2017 Career Expo

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Come explore what you can do with a Sociology degree or a Criminal Justice degree!

Oct 10 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See reflects on the current state and future prospects of the diplomatic relationship between the United States and the Vatican.

Oct 11 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Steven McMichael speaks about why Mary Magdalene remains important in the Christian tradition.

Oct 13 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Kristen Murphy Univeristy of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Oct 13 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn the best practices for getting your work published.

Oct 13 2017
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Friday, October 13, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn the best practices for getting your work published.

Oct 14 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Joshua Block presents Let the Children Be Their Own Composers: Using Movement as a Starting Place

Oct 17 2017
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Prospective English majors and minors are invited to visit us on the third floor of JRC to learn about our various major tracks, our flexible minor program, and meet department faculty.

Oct 17 2017
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Anand Prahlad reads from his new memoir THE SECRET LIFE OF A BLACK ASPIE and talks about issues of blackness and living with autism.

Oct 17 2017
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Anand Prahlad reads from his new memoir THE SECRET LIFE OF A BLACK ASPIE and talks about issues of blackness and living with autism.

Oct 18 2017
Black and white photo of the Berlin Wall at the end of the Cold War.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker Jeffrey A. Engel, Ph.D., is an award-winning American history scholar and director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University.

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

Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor

Oct 22 2017

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

‌Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, conductors

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

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

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.

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
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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

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 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
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

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

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 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

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

Sunday, December 3, 2017
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts at 4 p.m. 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.

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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