From the Dean

Investigate. Evaluate. Communicate. Reason.


The essential spirit of the liberal arts — namely, liberating the mind and acquiring the habits and values that lead one to truth — animates all programs in the School of Liberal Arts. The best way to free your mind is to learn how to think carefully: to investigate, to evaluate, to communicate, and to reason.

In addition to completing an undergraduate major or graduate degree in a specific academic department, liberal arts students acquire practical skills in critical thinking, written expression, logical analysis, information gathering, and interpersonal communication.

To learn how your liberal arts education prepares you for a successful career, please open "What Can You Do with a Liberal Arts Education?"


Here at Saint Mary's College, we are taking the liberal arts out of the box.