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About The College

The College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University offers degree programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, with interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary options. As the home of the Core Curriculum, the College serves roughly 5,300 undergraduate students, 2,900 of whom are students within the College.

Made up of 27 departments and programs, the College offers 33 majors and 38 minors for undergraduate students and an M.A. in Pastoral Ministries for graduate students. It serves as the home of the Center for the Arts and Humanities and offers programming through various initiatives, including the Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts, the Digital Humanities Initiative, and the DeNardo Lectureship in the Health Sciences.

Our award-winning faculty and student body consistently draw national attention, receiving grants or scholarships from institutions such as the National Science Foundation, Fulbright Scholars Program, and the Rhodes Scholar Program. Opportunities for students to participate in undergraduate research projects, creative expression, and summer internships through our REAL program are available and encouraged.



The College of Arts and Sciences is the heart of Santa Clara University. Our faculty integrate transformative teaching and innovative scholarship to engage students in the processes of learning, discovery, and reflection as members of a community of scholars.


The College of Arts and Sciences challenges students to explore their intellectual passions, enhance their strengths, and develop their talents to serve the common good.