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Explore the dozens of fields you could major or minor in, ranging from the arts and the humanities to the natural and social sciences. Pair two or more areas of study together to fulfill your interests.
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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.


REAL Program

Experiential Learning is key to an education through the College of Arts and Sciences. Through the REAL Program, students can discover their interests, gain a rich understanding of a particular field, discern their career goals, explore future employment fields, and grow their professional networks.

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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.

Our Stories

Five Broncos, seniors Maggie Menendez and Cate Ralph, as well as recent grads Michele Canny ’19David Diebold ’20, and Chris Wanis ’21, have earned scholarships through the national Fulbright U.S. Student program to study or teach in Italy, India, Ghana, Colombia, and Mexico.


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Paul Schutz headshot

The prestigious award will support Schutz’s research pondering what barriers stand in the way of authentic flourishing.

With funding from the REAL program, Kelsey Elinski ‘22 worked to bring art from the de Saisset Museum into residence halls on campus.

Triple major, honor student, researcher, and leader believes that the best way to create social change is through education.

Rob Cady and Michael Nguyen

Two Santa Clara University students have won Goldwater Scholarships, awarded to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

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