About the School
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.
Do you want your college experience to be more than just sitting in a classroom and listening to lectures to obtain a degree? We do. If you are eager to discover your calling, embark on lofty research projects and make a difference in the world, we invite you to join our legacy of service and academic excellence. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at St. Mary’s University is home to some of the most popular creative and technical majors, sought-after by students and employers.
Our top-tier faculty mentors will set you up for success so you can embark on cutting-edge research projects like our students who have studied beluga whale behavior in captivity and in the wild, solved the mystery of a downed American pilot from WWII, and designed post-earthquake initiatives for destroyed communities in Nepal just to name a few.
We want you to gain the most out of your college experience, so whether you’re interested in immersing yourself in another culture to study a language abroad, becoming a published author, learning cutting-edge forensic science skills, earning your undergraduate and law degree in less time, or are in search of a community that knows the triumph of high achievement and will help you discover your passion and purpose, we welcome you to join our legacy of excellence.
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.