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.

M.A. & Graduate Nondegree Programs

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Undergraduate Areas of Study

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A Dean's Vision: Dr. Yohuru Williams

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Featured Events

Feb 20 2018
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Munch pizza, meet other prospective majors and minors, and learn about the benefits of studying English at St. Thomas!

Feb 21 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Fr. McMichael will lead a discussion about the liturgical season of Lent.

Feb 21 2018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Documentary filmmakers Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren screen their documentary AN OUTRAGE, a film about lynching in the American South, and participate in an audience discussion.

Feb 22 2018
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Encountering Religious and Cultural Traditions series offers a conversation with Bob Klanderud, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in Minnesota.

Feb 23 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Student Presentations: Cole Rolland

Feb 23 2018
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Friday, February 23, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about what goes into designing and scripting a video game!

Feb 26 2018
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Monday, February 26, 2018
11:17 AM - 11:17 AM
February 26 - March 2, 2018

Participate in slam poetry workshops, attend slam poetry performances by Neil Hilborn,Khary Jackson, and Ashley Haze, and enter the St. Thomas slam poetry contest!

Feb 27 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Kenneth W. Kemp (Department of Philosophy)

Feb 27 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

The hidden influence of Adam Smith on the Catholic Church. First in the series on "The History of Economic Thought and Christian Faith"

Feb 28 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join faculty and staff to learn more about our new MA in Creative Writing & Publishing program.

Mar 01 2018
Hot Topics: Cool Talk for Lyris

Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Theologians John O'Keefe and Gerald Schlabach share ideas for how to pack for an ethically responsible mission trip.

Feb 26 2018
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Monday, February 26, 2018
7:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 26 - March 2, 2018

Participate in slam poetry workshops, attend slam poetry performances by Neil Hilborn,Khary Jackson, and Ashley Haze, and enter the St. Thomas slam poetry contest!

Mar 02 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6 PM, March 2, 2018

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

Mar 02 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Celebration of Contemporary Piano Music

Mar 07 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Prof. David Penchansky will lead a discussion about great narratives in the Qur'an.

Mar 08 2018
Duccio Buoninsegna

Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Murphy Institute Book Symposium

Mar 08 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Theology professor Dr. Barbara Sain will offer the New Frontiers in Theological Research lecture on theological insights into human resilience.

Mar 11 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas Orzolek, conductors

Mar 13 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for a career panel with alumni working in the arts & cultural sector in the Twin Cities!

Mar 14 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An evening of song and celebration at the newly renovated Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Mar 21 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Dr. Sherry Jordon will lead a discussion about the significance of feminist theology in the era of the #MeToo movement.

Mar 21 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

A high-caliber evening of music featuring student soloists performing in front of a seasoned professional orchestra conducted by Dr. Matthew George

Apr 06 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for our spring exhibition reception for "Paths to Safan: Power, Place and Sanctuary in Asmat Art"

Apr 07 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

Apr 11 2018
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for a late afternoon of short films that include fantasy-drama, hybrid poetry, narrative, and documentary, including conversations with the filmmakers about their work.

Apr 12 2018
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:10 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.

Apr 15 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Concert organist Vincent Warnier performs on the Gabriel Kney pipe organ

Apr 17 2018
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Psychic, healer, and ghostbuster Echo Bodine lectures on paranormal phenomenon

Apr 17 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Panel and Reception for "Preserving the Present: The Voorsanger Architects Digital Archive at the University of St. Thomas"

Apr 18 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Prof. Mark DelCogliano will lead a discussion about the story of Christianity in Rome.

Apr 19 2018
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Minnesota Book Award winner Sun Yung Shin reads selections from her poetry and discusses what sanctuary means for the Twin Cities.

Apr 22 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Apr 24 2018
2018 Spring Celebration

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Celebration of Graduates and Awards Banquet

Apr 27 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Three excellent speakers from on and off-campus will discuss topics related to the conference theme: Roots: Tradition and the New.

Apr 27 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM

The University of St. Thomas English and Catholic Studies graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Apr 30 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

A student and faculty music collaboration

May 02 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

TNL: Theology professor Prof. Jennifer Awes-Freeman will lead a discussion about the sexuality of Jesus in medieval art.

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 03 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Angela Broeker, conductor

May 04 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, May 4, 2018, 4:00 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Bachelor of Arts in Art History

May 04 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Come celebrate our graduating economic majors and minors!

May 05 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Featuring St. Thomas Gamelan students - Joko Sutrisno, director

May 06 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

‌Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas Orzolek, conductors

May 06 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Angela Mitchell, conductor

May 08 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Joan Griffith, director

May 09 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, directors

May 09 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Dr. Matthew George, conductor

May 10 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Choose from perennials, MN natives, medicinal plants, annual flowers, herbs and vegetable starts.

May 16 2018
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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.

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

Feb 19 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018
12:51 AM - 10:51 AM
Feb. 12 - Jun. 22, 2018

Department of Art History Spring 2018 Exhibition

Jul 22 2018
2017 Seminar Speaker

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

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

Jan 29 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan. 29 - July 31, 2018

American Museum of Asmat Art Spring 2018 Exhibition

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