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Preparing students for the education of their life

The CAS Experience

An education that goes with you

A liberal arts education provides people with an appreciation for the world around them—in and out of the classroom. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is a living, breathing environment of growth and learning opportunities that exists to educate and inspire our students.

Foundational College of Arts and Sciences Experiences

Student harvests carrots at the Stewardship Garden.

Research In Action

The College of Arts and Sciences created this program to connect faculty, students and community partners to solve problems and improve our community.

Research In Action
Student operates a rock saw in a Geology Lab room

Research Opportunities

The College of Arts and Sciences actively encourages and facilitates faculty and student collaboration on impactful research projects.

Research Opportunities
A student taking a picture with a cell phone of the Italian countryside.

Study Abroad & Away

There are a number of diverse study abroad options that provide student with world experiences, new ideas and different perspectives.

Study Abroad & Away

Everyday life at St. Thomas is loaded with unique charm and interesting history. You just need to know where to look.

The Ordinary Extraordinary

A child looks at a display during a visit to the Asmat Art Gallery.

American Museum of Asmat Art

The American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas is dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and educating students and the general public about the art and culture of the Asmat people.

St. Thomas Visual Arts
Albert Magus Chapel’s stained glass.

Albertus Magnus Chapel

Dedicated to Saint Albertus Magnus, the Chapel incorporates stained glass windows of four saints: Augustine, John the Baptist, Joan of Arc, and Louis, King of France—received from a closed parish outside Boston.

Albertus Magnus Chapel
A plant at the University of St. Thomas greenhouse.

St. Thomas Greenhouses

Located on the St. Paul campus, the University's Biology department maintains two greenhouses that host tropical plants, arid plants and plants used for course work and research.

Biology Greenhouses
The exterior dome of the St Thomas observatory.

Physics Department Observatory

The University’s observatory provides an opportunity to understand and appreciate the process of modern scientific investigation and atmospheric exploration.

Physics Observatory
Lush green plants and a table in the St Thomas medicinal garden

Medicinal Garden

Taking its look from Monastery gardens of the Middle Ages, this garden is a source of plants for lab research as well as a highly oxygenated space for solitude, reflection or study.

Biology Medicinal Garden
The string orchestra performs

Music Ensembles

Come with a lot of experience—or a little—and explore an entire world of sound at St. Thomas. Classes are offered 27 different categories that can all provide a lifetime of value and enjoyment.

Music Ensembles
Rendering of the Schoenecker Center

The Schoenecker Center: Liberal Arts Brought to Life

The Schoenecker Center will be the university's central home for STEAM education at St. Thomas. We believe it will become a national model for bolder, more interdisciplinary learning.

At St. Thomas, we prepare tomorrow's leaders to work with people from other fields and disciplines. The Schoenecker Center will fuel innovation and provide a home for powerful training in these critical skills for our students.

Members of the Book Club talk to students during an Activities Fair

You belong in one of them

Engage Your Interests

New place, new people—where do you fit in? One of our clubs can help answer that question. Immerse yourself into one or more student clubs and find your place and your people at St. Thomas.

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Help When You Need It: Tutoring and More

A student works with a math tutor in the Math Resource Cente

Mathematics Resource Center

The Mathematics Resource Center (MaRC) in O'Shaughnessy Science Center supports student through free peer tutoring for any student taking MATH 005 through 200.

Mathematics Resource Center
Student writing in notebook during class.

Center for Writing

The Center for Writing, located in JRC, supports writers as they develop their abilities to respond to others, reflect, and express their own ideas concisely and thoughtfully.

Center for Writing