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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Featured Events

Nov 18 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Level I recital

Nov 18 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Students will perform piano duet and two piano repertoire as well as piano chamber music.

Nov 27 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

The harsh reality of a Minnesotan Economist

Nov 28 2018
240X180

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

View this documentary about Wilma Mankiller, the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, and then participate in a post-film discussion with the film's director, Valerie Redhorse.

Nov 29 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Cathy Deavel (Department of Philosophy)

Nov 29 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 29th, 2018 7PM-9PM

Learn firsthand from White House Reporter Ayesha Rascoe

Nov 30 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Dr. Anthony Gerten Quadion

Nov 30 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Level II Recital

Dec 02 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts at 4 and 7:30 p.m.

Featuring over 350 student performers in nine of the university's vocal and instrumental ensembles

Dec 04 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate a new Mary Shelley stained glass medallion that will be hung in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library!

Dec 03 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m.

St. Thomas students are welcome to audition for the Lauren Gunderson's drama SILENT SKY at the St. Catherine University Frey Theater

Dec 10 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, Conductor

Dec 11 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Allison Ostrander, director

Dec 11 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Joan Griffith, director

Dec 12 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeff Rinear and Shon Parker, directors

Dec 14 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Dec 16 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Level I

Dec 19 2018
Graduate English Students at commencement

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:00 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!

Dec 19 2018
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 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.

Feb 28 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP, Professor, Providence College; Dr. John Berkman, Professor, Regis College; Dr. Jessica Hellman, Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota.

Mar 01 2019

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

2018-2019 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Mar 11 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Faculty led discussion on "Thursday Night at Tiff's - God's Will?" Discussion will be led by faculty member Marguerite Spencer.

Mar 13 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Faculty led discussion on "Christianity in India." Discussion will be led by faculty member Dr Ted Ulrich.

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 10 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Faculty led discussion on "the meaning of Easter." Discussion will be led by faculty member Fr Steven McMichael.

Apr 25 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Faculty led discussion on "Putting a Human Face on Religion: The Value of Engaging Lived Religion." Discussion will be led by faculty member Dr Hans Gustafson.

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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