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Majors and Minors Experiential Learning Opportunities

College of Arts and Sciences

On the Road Toward Effecting Change


SCU’s Abby Alvarez ’22 and Jasmyn Burdsall ’20 have been named finalists for the prestigious Truman Scholarship and the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, significant opportunities in their journey to effect positive change in marginalized communities.

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Rhiannon Giddens Winter Residency: Omar Opera

Rhiannon Giddens' new opera Omar tells the story of Omar Ibn Said, an African-Muslim man enslaved and taken to the Carolinas in 1807 who wrote his autobiography, in Arabic, in 1831. Rhiannon Giddens wrote the music and libretto for Omar, which will premiere at the Spoleto Festival later this year. In this discussion, Rhiannon talks about the opera's origins and creation, and the recovery and importance of Omar's voice and writing.

Student Stories

A Passion for Marine Science

Environmental Science major Fiona Mulhern ’21 got the opportunity to study marine biology as a research assistant funded by the REAL program.

Bringing the Museum Experience Online

Through the REAL program, Studio Art major Shae Kennedy ’21 participated in a virtual internship where she created fun art activities for kids and their families to do online.

Success in a Virtual Congressional Campaign

Through the REAL program, Political Science major Abby Roubal ’21 deepened her understanding of politics as an intern on a congressional campaign.

In Good Company

Fourteen majors from the College of Arts and Sciences have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student program this year, out of a record-breaking total of 17 from Santa Clara University.

    Faculty Stories

    Breaking Down Barriers and Cultivating Creativity

    As a 2021 Creative Ambassador for the City of San José, SCU’s Ray Furuta is designing a project that will promote creative expression, break down barriers between different art forms, and ultimately bring together the community.

    Community Partnerships for Environmental Justice

    Through SCU’s Environmental Justice for the Common Good Initiative, faculty member Chris Bacon has been a part of many successful food justice projects working towards a more sustainable world.