The School of Arts and Sciences offers exemplar academic programs and engaging extracurricular experiences. The A&S faculty members are qualified and dedicated professionals with many years of experience in their chosen disciplines. They are passionate about their teaching, scholarship, and service to the College and community. They are also sensitive to the needs and demands of today’s workforce. As a result, through course and program design, general education curriculum, study abroad and internship opportunities, research, and capstone experiences, the A&S faculty thrive on exposing students to an integrative education with particular importance placed on the fusion of a liberal arts education with the practical demands of the 21st Century. The A&S faculty members also skillfully incorporate the Four Dominican Pillars of Prayer, Study, Community, and Ministry into the curriculum, both in and outside the classroom. St. Catharine College firmly believes in the value of a liberal arts education for the whole person. However, we live in an age of practical application; of invention and commerce; of towns and cities; of the constant need for education and re-education for the future. Ultimately our graduates are encouraged to think on their feet, and use what they have learned as the basis for problem-solving, decision-making and creative discovery. This suggests a way of viewing the world and the current limits of knowledge in terms of opportunities for personal growth and exploration. We encourage our graduates to be life-long learners who are always ready to create and discover. As Plutarch once suggested, education is meant to light a fire, not merely to fill a bucket. And following the example of St. Dominic, our graduates learn to spread that fire.
The School of Arts and Sciences: Transforming Students to Positively Transform the World!
Why Arts and Sciences and why Liberal Arts?
The focus of a Liberal Arts’ degree is on interdisciplinary education. The development of a well-rounded, broad-based education has been consistently shown to be the most effective approach to achieving career goals, succeeding in advanced education and providing an overall life of satisfaction. Through the various programs offered within the School of Arts and Sciences, students learn to be creative, think critically, communicate effectively, and apply a diverse education to their everyday lives. Having a strong foundation in Liberal Arts allows students to not merely “get a job,” but rather to “excel” in their chosen fields. Our programs of study include:
BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS:
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts:
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts:
Associate Degrees Offered: