Welcome Message from the Dean
Welcome to the School of Liberal Arts at Saint Mary's College of California. A liberal arts education is the ideal preparation for citizen-leaders of the 21st Century. As knowledge rapidly changes, the intellectual habits of integrative thinking, articulate expression, and ethical decision making will serve you well in dealing with the many complex personal and professional challenges ahead.
Because of its uncommon commitment to liberal education, Saint Mary's College offers an education that will last you a lifetime - one that honors cooperative as well as individual achievement, promotes the application of learning to progressively complex problems, and fosters creativity, flexibility, and commitment. In the School of Liberal Arts, you matter as an individual. We take seriously our students' ultimate concerns: the need to understand who we are, where we come from, why we are here, and our connectedness to one another.
Perhaps the most attractive dimension of the School is its ideal learning environment. Faculty value the relationship they establish with students as central to our mission. With an average class size of 20 students, faculty and students come to know each other as they work together. Faculty members promote high levels of student achievement by encouraging student-centered, task-oriented activities that invite students to become participants in the academic community. They set challenging academic standards and pursue scholarship that enriches their teaching.
Students are consistently impressed by our faculty's commitment to the education of the whole person. Questions? Please contact [email protected].