School of Arts & Sciences

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Elevate Your Senses. Sharpen Your Mind. Explore the World.

At the School of Arts & Sciences, you'll use faith and reason to discover truths about the world, the human person, and God. Our offerings explore the full range of human knowledge, from theology and philosophy to mathematics and the natural sciences, from the social sciences and humanities to the performing arts and music. We will help prepare you for success in your career and for life!

Our approach to learning emphasizes the unity of all knowledge – what you learn in theology only enhances what you learn in biology, and what you study in philosophy only contributes to your understanding of politics. Our approach is interdisciplinary, collegial, and dedicated to the discovery of truth.

School of Arts and Sciences Programs

Undergraduate Programs

BiologyBiology Ed, BiochemistryCatholic StudiesChemistryChemistry EdCommunicationDramatic Arts, EconomicsEnglishEnglish EdHistoryHistory EdHistoric PreservationMathematicsMathematics EdMusicMusic EdMusic PerformancePhilosophyPoliticsSacred MusicSocial Studies EdSpanishTheologyUniversity Studies

Graduate Programs

MA in Applied Catholic Theology, MA in Catholic StudiesMA in MusicMBA/MA in Philosophy

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Music at Mary

With four music degree options and 13 ensembles open to all students, there’s always a song in the air at Mary.

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Summer Research

Engage in professional research in our Summer Undergraduate Research Vocation Experience (SURVE).

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Expand Your Horizons

Study abroad at our Rome campus, take a faculty-led trip, or participate in a medical mission.

The University of Mary’s Tempe, AZ location.

Mary College at ASU

Our unprecedented partnership allows us to bring the Catholic intellectual tradition to a research-one university.

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Catholic Studies

This exciting academic program examines the rich, intellectual, and cultural traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and its impressive contributions to human thought and culture — past and present.

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The School of Arts and Sciences is composed of a diverse group of students and faculty … I am thankful for every moment spent with my classmates and the second family the University of Mary has brought me.

Shayla Elm, ’20

Have Questions?

We’re here to help. Call us at 701-355-8030 or 800-288-6279 (MARY) or email us.