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Renaissance Program

By uniting the liberal arts with business-related courses, the Renaissance program at the University of St. Thomas prepares you for a fulfilling career. We actively encourage our students to engage with each other and prepare for their career search throughout their undergraduate career.

Why Minor in the Renaissance Program at St. Thomas?

You will elect a major field of study from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. As you progress in the Renaissance program, you will complete business-related courses with your liberal arts classes, and you will participate in an internship as well. Many of our alumni choose to return to St. Thomas after graduation and complete additional undergraduate business courses tuition-free.

A Diverse Skillset

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degrees Awarded
  • Internships
  • You will complete six courses in the minor throughout your college career. You take classes in economics, statistics or computer science, three in business and one capstone seminar. All students are required to complete an internship as part of this program too.
    Our program is interdisciplinary and flexible, meaning you can pair the minor with a number of other programs at St. Thomas. We recommend connecting with the program director early in your undergraduate career to plan your time at St. Thomas.
    Minor in the Renaissance Program
    As a student in the Renaissance Program, you complete a required internship at some point during your college career. We require all students to complete 150 to 200 hours at their internship to graduate.

    Course Requirements

    You will complete six courses in the minor throughout your college career. You take classes in economics, statistics or computer science, three in business and one capstone seminar. All students are required to complete an internship as part of this program too.

    Four-Year Plan

    Our program is interdisciplinary and flexible, meaning you can pair the minor with a number of other programs at St. Thomas. We recommend connecting with the program director early in your undergraduate career to plan your time at St. Thomas.

    Degrees Awarded

    Minor in the Renaissance Program

    Internships

    As a student in the Renaissance Program, you complete a required internship at some point during your college career. We require all students to complete 150 to 200 hours at their internship to graduate.
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    Career Paths

    We give you the tools you need to succeed in a variety of careers and industries.
    • Education
    • Marketing
    • Journalism
    • Management
    • Communications
    • Environmental Studies

    Prepared for the Future

    You become a dual-threat with critical thinking and analysis skills from the liberal arts, as well as career-ready tools for the business world.

    Interdisciplinary

    The Renaissance Program unites the liberal arts with real-world experience throughout its curriculum.

    Supportive

    Our program supports students who may not know what their career path is at this time.

    Well-rounded

    A “Renaissance” person is curious, versatile, practical and capable.

    Develop Versatile Professionals

    The interdisciplinary nature of our program develops your knowledge and skills in various fields.

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    • You have your pick—Renaissance program students choose from a wide variety of majors such as psychology, Catholic Studies and English.
    • You gain invaluable practical experience through your internship in the Renaissance program.
    • With the rapid advancement of technology and the modern workplace, Renaissance program students are ready for life after St. Thomas.
    • Our students are capable of adapting to a variety of situations because of how creative and flexible they are after they complete our program.