Timeless education for a changing world

The College of Arts and Sciences is the foundation of the liberal arts at the University of St. Thomas. From actuarial science to women’s studies, we develop free thinkers rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition at the intersection of faith, reason and action—the cornerstone of a St. Thomas education. The College of Arts and Sciences is the core of the intellectual and creative spirit that defines St. Thomas. 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

Aug 16 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for a welcome reception for Fr. Onesius Otenieli Daeli, OSC from the Philosophy Faculty at Parahyangan Catholic University (Unpar) in Bandung, Indonesia.

Feb 19 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018
12:51 AM - 10:51 AM
Feb. 19 - Aug. 17, 2018

Department of Art History Spring 2018 Exhibition

Sep 04 2018
Graduate English Students at commencement

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join faculty, students and staff to learn more about our Graduate programs in English, Creative Writing & Publishing, and the Certificate in Teaching College English!

Sep 06 2018
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Thursday, September 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

English majors, minors, and faculty are invited to attend the open house of our new lounge!

Sep 15 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Treasures of Literacy: Using Rhythm and Rhyme to Process Music Concepts

Sep 20 2018
2018 Study Abroad Fair

Thursday, September 20, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Learn about the Economics Department study abroad offerings - January 2019 – Economics of Australia Spring 2019 – Economics, Politics, and Brexit in Northern Ireland

Sep 22 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Creative Thinking in Kodaly-Inspired Instruction

Sep 27 2018
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

English majors are asked to attend a meeting to provide feedback about the English program.

Oct 02 2018
240X180 px.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn more about exciting student-faculty research opportunities, writing projects, and grants available to English students, plus effective techniques for writing a successful grant proposal.

Oct 03 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 12:15 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. (UST students, staff, faculty only)

Presentation by David Krueger, Ph.D.

Oct 04 2018
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Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students are invited to learn more about our unique interdisciplinary minor, a program that encourages students to look beyond current events headlines and to "See difference, Be the Difference."

Oct 04 2018
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Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Poet Kaveh Akbar reads selections from his collection CALLING A WOLF A WOLF and discusses the concept of recovery.

Oct 08 2018
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Monday, October 8, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dr. Todd Lawrence talks about his new book, WHEN THEY BLEW THE LEVEE, which describes the destruction of Pinhook, MO, due to a decision made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Oct 12 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

2018-2019 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Oct 13 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Innovative Orff Classroom

Oct 23 2018
240X180 px

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alumnus Jim Bohen launches his first book of poems -- "I travel in rusting burned-out sedans" -- with a reading and book-signing sponsored by the English Department.

Oct 29 2018
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Monday, October 29, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, we offer Victor Erice's classic 1973 film, THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE, the first of four events offered during the week of Halloween.

Oct 30 2018
240X180 px

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Dr. Jerry Husak examines the science behind Dr. Frankenstein's monster, a science still relevant today.

Oct 30 2018
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Dr. Joel Pace (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire) presents "Reflections on FRANKENSTEIN, Film, and Black Atlantic Autobiography."

Oct 31 2018
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

In this concluding event honoring the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, we offer this Halloween Day marathon reading of Shelley's novel. Everyone is invited to take a turn reading!

Nov 05 2018
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Monday, November 5, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 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 09 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for our fall exhibition reception for "The Decorated World: Asmat Art and Daily Life"

Dec 14 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Dec 19 2018
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, December 19, 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.

Sep 10 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018
12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sept. 10 - Dec. 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Department of Art History Gallery Exhibition

Feb 16 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapter Sharing with Minnesota Orff and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota.

Mar 01 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

2018-2019 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Apr 05 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

2018-2019 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Apr 06 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Elemental Music - Doing More with Less

Apr 27 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Blending Dalcroze Eurythmics into the Kodaly Classroom

Sep 05 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sept. 5, 2018 - July 31, 2019

American Museum of Asmat Art Fall 2018 Exhibition

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