Academic programs that give you an edge

St. Mary’s University offers around 75 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level across our three schools: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the Greehey School of Business; and the School of Science, Engineering and Technology. Our outstanding faculty are experts in their industries — in fact, 96% of full-time faculty have terminal degrees in their field of teaching. And with an 11-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio, our students get a hands-on instruction that sets us above the rest.

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Most popular majors: Biology, Forensic Science, Management (Fall 2022)
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Online Learning

St. Mary’s also offers some fully online programs year-round. Our experience in traditional learning gives St. Mary’s the solid foundation needed to provide excellence in online learning as well.

St. Mary’s University graduate-level online learning provides a flexible opportunity for individuals interested in academically rigorous and rewarding courses. Our programs integrate top-notch academics and the University’s mission of cultivating ethical leaders committed to the common good.

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St. Mary’s Core Curriculum

In the spirit of our Marianist heritage, St. Mary’s University strives to educate the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

Our Core Curriculum fosters the pursuit of truth and truthful action; unity and integration of knowledge, including the harmony between faith and reason; the preparation of students for a world of adaptation of change, and more.

  • Study Abroad

    When studying abroad at St. Mary’s, students are introduced to new experiences, meet new people and access materials that aren’t available on campus.

    On a program led by business faculty, students visit corporations, meet with industry leaders and engage in design projects. A fine arts class may be primarily conducted in museums, archives or backstage at a national theater.

  • Research

    St. Mary’s University promotes transformational learning through its support of research, and creative and scholarly activities for faculty and students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

    Research enhances critical thinking skills and provides hands-on experience for students entering the job market or advanced degree programs.

  • Honors Program

    Students in the St. Mary’s Honors Program have the opportunity to study abroad, participate in research, and even live with other Honors Scholars. The Honors curriculum includes once-per-semester courses including those in the social and natural sciences, aesthetics and theology.

    We also offer a stimulating variety of activities ranging from plays and concerts to community service projects and social events.

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