Majors and Academics

As one of the top colleges in the midwest, we offer an exceptional academic experience through small class sizes, reputable faculty and extensive academic choices. St. Thomas has more than 90 majors and 60 minors to help you fulfill your academic and career goals.

UST offers a values-based education designed to enrich your life and your career through a core liberal arts curriculum. Studying abroad enriches your life academically and culturally. Each year nearly 1,000 St. Thomas students study abroad in one of 100+ programs in over 40 countries.

Student-Faculty Research

Jordan Osterman '11   author
Senior John Fetzner is spending his summer helping engineering assistant professor Cheol-Hong Min with research to help children with autism.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
Jeni McDermott, assistant professor in the Department of Geology, took two students to Norway this summer to research why the country has mountainous terrain.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Sophomore Emily Walsh is helping take on the Sahara Desert. With syrup.
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Brittany Stojsavljevic   author
Since 2008, professor Tom Ippoliti has led research on compounds used against bacterial diseases, which are becoming resistant to the drugs currently used to treat them.
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