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The College of Arts and Sciences fosters a learning community committed to addressing the fundamental problems of society with a spirit of inquiry, mutual respect, and intellectual excitement. We strive to prepare students to understand and appreciate a broad range of peoples and cultures so they may exercise moral leadership in a pluralistic world.


Degree programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences are offered to undergraduate students, as well as a Master's degree in Pastoral Ministries for graduate students.


In today’s world full of complex challenges, it is imperative to develop leaders that are adaptable and flexible enough to face these challenges. Students must examine how their own passions can help create solutions to the problems society faces. By fostering their curiosity, we can help achieve positive transformations, both for our students and our society. What are you curious about?

Pastoral Ministries

The Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries offers three emphases—Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Latina/o Ministries, and Restorative Justice and Chaplaincy—along with the general Masters in Arts degree with no emphasis and the Diaconate Education program. A Graduate Certificate in Restorative Justice and Chaplaincy as part of the Catholic Restorative Justice Network is also offered.

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Five SCU students go behind-the-scenes with Assistant Professor Nico Opper on the set of an independent film.



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Sonya and Kalina crossing the street.

Theatre and Dance alumnae Sonya ’15 and Kalina Venugopal ’17 pursue their passions in New York City.

Bachana Lomsadze

This five-year grant will enable Professor Lomsadze and his group to work on a very exciting and cutting-edge research project.


Susan Kennedy is a faculty scholar with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and an assistant professor in the School of Philosophy at Santa Clara University. Views are her own.

Student fellow for the Center for the Arts and Humanities, Emma Rutter '23 is researching the connection between dance education and long-term memory over her senior year.