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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.

Explore our majors and minors

As a central part of our Jesuit and Catholic University, the College of Arts and Sciences advances fundamental knowledge and addresses the fundamental challenges of society by promoting discovery, deepening knowledge, and fostering artistic expression. Our community of faculty, staff, and students are continuously exploring their fields and engaging in research and scholarship towards this end.


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.



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

Distinguished alumnus Stephen DeBacker has returned to campus as teacher and mentor.


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Jack Petersen in lab

For Jack Petersen ’24, his research on gold nanoparticles in Amelia Fuller’s lab has a personal connection.

Photo illustration of some of the Oakland residents involved in researching ways to improve the city's public safety. All images of courtesy of the Possibility Lab.

Research led by Santa Clara associate professor invites community groups and city leaders to work “hand-in-hand” on public safety interventions

Neha Mann

How Neha Mann ’25 found her voice supporting research on LGBTQ+ health inequalities.

Programa Velasco

Programa Velasco started with a Christmas wish by Professor Juan Velasco-Moreno. Sixteen years later, it's still helping empower families in El Salvador.

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