School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the cornerstone of St. Mary's University's liberal arts and Marianist education. With more than 20 disciplines to choose from, the school is the largest on campus.

About the School

Exterior view of Reinbolt Hall, home of graduate studies

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the cornerstone of St. Mary’s University’s liberal arts and Marianist education. With more than 20 disciplines to choose from, the school is the largest on campus.

Program offerings range from the technically oriented fields to the most creative specialties. Faculty scholarship and research within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is supported and enhanced by funds such as the Edward and Linda Speed Endowment.

Unique Opportunities

To enhance the college experience, academic research is at the forefront. St. Mary’s students can be seen presenting at national conferences and conducting cutting edge research alongside their faculty mentors. They have been known to study beluga whale behavior in the wild, solve the mystery of a downed American pilot from WWII, and design post-earthquake initiatives for destroyed communities in Nepal.

  • Students can study abroad in places like London, Argentina, Brazil or Japan.
  • Students also gain competitive internships at places like the the San Antonio Spurs Foundation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • The environment fosters fellowship, understanding and real-world problem solving.

Mission Statement

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences cultivates the whole person in Marianist spirit through academically rigorous programs that foster creativity, promote justice and advance scholarship for the transformation of local and global communities.

Highlighted Majors

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Criminology
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Master of International Relations
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Master of Public Administration
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Psychology

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