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Academics

A tradition of excellence

Academics at St. Ҵý offer a breadth of opportunity, with more than 150 undergraduate majors and minors and 55+ graduate programs. We put more teaching ability in the classroom—faculty members, not teaching assistants, teach 100% of our undergrad classes. St. Ҵý Ҵýs are dedicated, experienced mentors who teach both theory and practical application via our core curriculum and degree-specific courses. Our curriculum includes skill-building in communication, complex problem-solving, cultural competency, global perspectives, and .

Smaller class sizes (average is 21 students per class) means the Ҵý knows your name, and is available to answer questions. St. Ҵý is invested in the academic and personal success of our students, providing support via the Center for Student Achievement, the Center for Well-Being, and other dedicated teams.

Students have opportunities to learn through doing on campus and in the Ҵý; academic learning extends to study abroad opportunities and co-curricular events or activities. Many undergrads collaborate with Ҵýs on research and more than 71% have real-world internships. Our graduate students take advantage of courses, certificates and degrees to further their careers.

Our approach to education develops enduring qualities such as leadership, compassion and the desire to make a difference.

Undergraduate Majors & Minors

Search undergraduate majors and minors quickly and easily using our program finder. Highlights include course descriptions and requirements.

Graduate Programs

Use the program finder to search our graduate programs and learn more, including course descriptions and requirements.

Continuing & Professional Education

Through executive education, professional development programs and lifelong learning opportunities, we offer non-credit classes, mini master’s programs and additional courses that will help you accelerate your career, gain new skills and continue to learn.

Online Learning

We offer a full selection of online courses taught by the same Ҵýs that lead classes on campus. Learn more about our online undergraduate courses and graduate programs that allow you to be virtually anywhere.

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Schools and Colleges

With eight schools and colleges, St. Ҵý offers a comprehensive university. Interdisciplinary connections among them empower a broad perspective and multifaceted approach to problem solving.
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Study Abroad

St. Ҵý opens a world of opportunity when you study abroad. Forty-seven percent of our undergraduates build career potential by gaining new perspectives in history, language and culture. When you study abroad, you can choose from more than 100+ different programs in 50 countries. Student travel discounts, academic credit and financial aid (depending on program length) are readily available to students studying abroad. No matter which direction you go, the experience will last a lifetime and give you a unique perspective in a diverse world.

Quick Facts

150+
undergraduate majors and minors
55+
graduate programs
47%
of Tommies Study Abroad

Academic Resources

Academic Counseling

The Academic Counseling department advises undergraduate students about their academic interests, degree requirements, course registration and degree plans.

Center for Student Achievement

Be empowered to take on academic challenges and set professional goals. We will help you achieve them.The center is a collaboration of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at the University of St. Ҵý.

Center for Faculty Development

A faculty that is responsive to changing student needs and is on the leading edge of pedagogy is something we’re proud of. This center helps our faculty to be their best.

Libraries

Four libraries serve our St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses, featuring group study rooms, online resources and interlibrary loans. There’s even a coffee shop in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.