Providing timeless education for a changing world, the College of Arts and Sciences is the foundation of the liberal arts. We develop free thinkers grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, at the nexus of faith, reason, and action, which is the cornerstone of a St. Thomas education. From psychology to physics, mathematics to music, the College of Arts and Sciences is the core of the intellectual and creative spirit that defines St. Thomas. With 37 academic departments, interdisciplinary and graduate programs, our students learn to think creatively and critically across disciplines through a variety of innovative instructional methods, interdisciplinary teaching and collaborative research. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences emerge as reflective individuals, responsible citizens and thoughtful professionals who are committed to the common good.

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Undergraduate Areas of Study

A Dean's Vision: Dr. Yohuru Williams

Featured Events

Dec 01 2017
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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 06 2017
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Wednesday, December 6, 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 09 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Featuring St. Thomas Gamelan students and special guest ensemble, Sumunar

Dec 11 2017

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

With special guest ensemble, Academy of Holy Angels Concert Band

Dec 12 2017

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

Joan Griffith, director

Dec 13 2017
Graduate English Students at commencement

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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

Dec 13 2017
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 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 03 2018
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Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Scholar Devoney Looser gives a public lecture that explores just how Jane Austen became a celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans.

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

Jul 22 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The 2018 distinguished scholar-artist is Dr. Maud Mary Hickey, Associate Professor of music education in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

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