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Schools and Centers

Schools & Colleges

Santa Clara's six schools and colleges demonstrate commitment to undergraduate and graduate learning that encompasses the values of competence, conscience, and compassion.

Vari Hall

Home to the humanities, visual and performing arts, and natural and social sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences offers majors, minors, and core requirements for undergraduate students.

Lucal Hall

Undergraduate and graduate students get a professional business education, the technical skills necessary for success, and the ethical, global, and humanistic perspectives that are the hallmarks of a Jesuit education.

Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation

Founded in 1912, the School of Engineering educates tomorrow's technical leaders in small and rigorous classes taught by expert faculty members. The undergraduate program is ranked among the nation's top 30 engineering schools; the outstanding graduate program offers master's and Ph.D. degrees.

School of Education and Counseling Psychology Student in Classroom

The graduate degrees and certifications offered through this school are designed to educate compassionate professionals who will transform lives, schools, and communities.

Two students reading at the Jesuit School of Theology

Established in 1934, the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University is an international center for the culturally contextualized study of theology and ministry, committed to social justice, Jesuit tradition, spirituality, and connecting students to the world around them.

Three Law students in a courtroom.

Santa Clara University School of Law, one of the nation’s most diverse law schools, is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. The School of Law offers students an academically rigorous program including certificates in high tech law, international law, privacy law, public interest and social justice law.

Centers of Distinction

Santa Clara's three Centers of Distinction represent tangible expressions of our Jesuit values, encouraging the pursuit of knowledge in service of humanity.

The Centers create multiple points of interaction—here at SCU, throughout our communities, and around the world—and create opportunities to share our values and talents with society.

SCU students and Miller Center Fellows with artisans in the Philippines

The mission of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is to accelerate global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity.

Saint Ignatius Statue in front of the Mission

This Center of Distinction brings together SCU's most characteristically Jesuit programs to extend our core values to the entire campus.

Vari Hall Atrium

This Center of Distinction was established to integrate practical and theoretical approaches to ethical decision-making at SCU and in the larger community.