Where You Are Matters

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a private, nonprofit university. Our students’ success is the core of our concern.

Students choose Saint Mary’s for any number of reasons, among them: our welcoming community; our commitment to walking alongside each student, every step of the way; our intentional focus on practical, hands-on learning experiences; and our dedication to helping students form connections that will guide them in their post-graduate lives.

Our undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college offers 59 majors at our 450-acre Winona Campus. Convenient graduate, bachelor's completion, and certificate programs are offered at our Twin Cities and Winona campuses, Rochester or other regional locations, and online. We are mission-driven, committed to abandoning elitism, embracing respect, and being dedicated to every person. We are the university for students who are ready to grow and who know that with the right opportunities they can build the future they want.

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It's Who Knows You

At the heart of Saint Mary’s are the people who get to know you. Faculty, staff, and your fellow students—all become allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can grow. You’ll find, in every one of our classrooms, a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact. To achieve beyond expectations. To be known.

Saint Mary’s offers a transformational education. Whether our students are in Winona or Minneapolis or any location in the world, the experience is the same—through intense inquiry, we help students discover the truths in the world around us and the character within us. Learn more about the support we can offer to undergraduate and graduate students through our offices.

Student Right to Know

In accordance with federal law, current and prospective students and their parents have the right to know certain information about Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota including a variety of academic information, financial aid information, institutional information, and information on graduation rates, campus safety, and equity in athletics.

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A Dynamic and Transformational Learning Community

Mission

Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.

A Top-tier Vision

Grounded in its Lasallian Catholic identity, Saint Mary’s is a nationally ranked transformational and innovative university with a global footprint. Saint Mary’s graduates gain the advanced knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities necessary to be lifelong learners, successful workers, good neighbors, and ethical citizens that ensure Saint Mary’s standing as a well-known top-tier national university that prepares tomorrow’s leaders.

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Saint Mary’s at a Glance

  • Founded: 1912, by Bishop Patrick R. Heffron
  • Affiliation: De La Salle Christian Brothers, Roman Catholic
  • Institution Type: Private, national university offering undergraduate, bachelor’s completion, master’s, and doctoral degrees
  • President: Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D.
  • Total Enrollment: 5,900 (total – undergraduate, bachelor’s completion, master’s, doctoral)
  • Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission
  • Annual Budget: $88 million
Programs taught in:
  • English

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The accounting major at Saint Mary’s prepares students for a variety of careers in accounting. Course work accommodates students interested in public accounting (CPA), ma ... [+]

Accounting Major/Minor

The accounting major at Saint Mary’s prepares students for a variety of careers in accounting.

Course work accommodates students interested in public accounting (CPA), management accounting (CMA), controllership, taxation, and/or governmental accounting. Saint Mary’s accounting program meets the requirements for taking the Uniform CPA exam in Minnesota and many other states. The university offers several ways for students to meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure. Students who are considering the CPA path are strongly encouraged to consult an accounting faculty member early in their college career to individually determine the best way to meet the requirements.... [-]

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This major is suited for those who desire to enter a variety of fields, including biological research, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science. The biology program in ... [+]

Biology Major/Minor

This major is suited for those who desire to enter a variety of fields, including biological research, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science.

The biology program includes a course sequence that covers the hierarchical organization of living systems—molecule, organelle, cell, tissue, organ system, individual organism, population, community, and ecosystem. The program includes a sequence of courses intended to develop an approach to independent study through experience in biological research. Biology majors who wish to enter specific fields can choose from a variety of electives to satisfy their needs and interests.

Career Options

Students graduating from Saint Mary's with a degree in biology are prepared for professional positions as biological scientists, clinical laboratory technologists, dentists, forensic scientists, medical doctors, medical scientists, science technicians, secondary teachers, and veterinarians.... [-]

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Saint Mary’s business intelligence and analytics major provides knowledge by training students interested in analytically focused careers in business. The emphasis of the ... [+]

Business Intelligence and Analytics Major

Saint Mary’s business intelligence and analytics major provides knowledge by training students interested in analytically focused careers in business.

The emphasis of the business intelligence and analytics major is on applications of data analysis, business forecasting, modeling, operations management, market analysis, econometrics, and project management techniques.

Students in this major will learn information technology skills to provide information for decision support systems. The curriculum is based on the functional areas of business such as finance, operations, and marketing and is enhanced with statistical and decision science techniques. Graduates of this program will be equipped for careers in any of the functional areas of business that requires business data analysis and data science, including R Programming, VBA, SQL, and SEO.... [-]

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The chemistry major serves those students who wish to build an educational background for a variety of interesting careers. Chemistry offers excellent preparation for pro ... [+]

Chemistry Major/Minor

The chemistry major serves those students who wish to build an educational background for a variety of interesting careers.

A Saint Mary's chemistry graduate is ready for immediate employment either as a chemical technician or as a chemist in government, industry, or academia. Chemistry offers excellent preparation for professional schools including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary science, or for graduate work in chemistry. An advanced degree can also lead to doing fundamental research in academia, industry, or government, or professional work in management, law, sales, marketing, consulting, or purchasing. A chemistry career is usually limited only by one’s own vision.... [-]

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Computer Science Major: Cybersecurity Track Why Work in Cybersecurity?

As we continue to become ever more connected through digital devices and data, the need for cybersecurity professionals grows.

With our increasing dependence on online technology, security is crucial for business, consumers, and government, to protect systems from cyber threats and attacks. A degree in Cybersecurity will provide you with the skills to protect valuable data assets and to anticipate and avoid threats to data integrity.

Coursework will cover the tools and systems used to monitor, mitigate, and prevent online threats.

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Cybersecurity specialists work to keep computer information systems secure. Some of the top cybersecurity positions include: Security Analyst, Security Architect, Security Software Developer, Security Engineer, Information Security Officer, and Penetration Tester.... [-]

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With a major in digital media and journalism at Saint Mary’s, students will explore how digital content is created and used in strategic communication efforts. This progr ... [+]

Digital Media and Journalism Major

With a major in digital media and journalism at Saint Mary’s, students will explore how digital content is created and used in strategic communication efforts.

This program also gives students a broad view of digital communication, including multimedia production, graphic design, social media, and online journalism. Degree candidates are given internship opportunities, offering them real-world experience and a direct connection to professionals in the field.

Career Options

Content marketers; graphic designers; social media specialists; multimedia producers; publishers; journalists.

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Business; Computer Applications; English; Journalism; Art.... [-]

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The environmental biology major at Saint Mary’s accommodates a wide variety of student interests and career goals. This major is suited for those who desire to enter such ... [+]

Environmental Biology Major

The environmental biology major at Saint Mary’s accommodates a wide variety of student interests and career goals.

It may lead directly to employment in a career in the environmental field, but also serves as excellent preparation for advanced study. This major is suited for those who desire to enter such areas as zoology, aquatic biology, water quality management, fisheries biology, wildlife ecology, environmental toxicology, environmental planning, natural resource management, and conservation biology.

Saint Mary’s Winona Campus offers biology students access to a diversity of ecological communities.

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Environmental consultants; field biologists; fisheries biologists; environmental educators; conservation biologists; outdoor naturalists and interpreters; water resources technician planners; wildlife biologists.... [-]

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Mathematics Major/Minor

Mathematics is "the universal language." The mathematics major at Saint Mary's offers a flexible path that fits a variety of interests and opens the door to a wide range of careers.

Career Options

A degree in mathematics is excellent preparation not only for a career in mathematics or elementary, middle school, or high school teaching, but also in the fields of actuarial science, computer science, finance, research analysis, or statistics.

High School Preparation

High school coursework that will support a student in his or her pursuit of a mathematics degree includes exposure to Calculus, Computer Science, Discrete Math, Statistics, and Trigonometry.... [-]

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Physics Major/Minor

The study of physics includes fundamental principles that describe the behavior of the physical elements of life on earth—from mechanics, waves, electricity, and magnetism to atomic and nuclear physics.

The physics department endeavors to help students see the impact of scientific thought, methods, and discoveries on contemporary society. Through a strong emphasis on laboratory work, students develop the ability to interpret phenomena in light of existing theories.

Career Options

Graduates with a degree in physics may go on to careers in the fields of physics, astronomy, meteorology, the health sciences, law, or teaching.

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Psychology Major/Minor

Psychology explores how and why the human mind functions the way it does in healthy individuals, as well as abnormal brain function and its effects on life.

The psychology major at Saint Mary’s serves students who plan to attend a graduate or professional school in psychology or a related field, those whose occupations will require knowledge of psychology (teachers, social workers, counselors, etc.), and those who are interested in psychology as a complement to a variety of other studies.

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Clinical psychologists; counseling psychologists; health psychologists; industrial and organizational psychologists; sports psychologists; neuropsychologists; marriage and family therapists; mental health and substance abuse workers; social workers; program evaluators; research psychologists; and school psychologists.... [-]

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Why pursue a degree in actuarial science? A career in this field is hard to beat and highly desirable. Actuaries are business professionals who analyze the financial cons ... [+]

Actuarial Science Major

Why pursue a degree in actuarial science? A career in this field is hard to beat and highly desirable.

Actuaries are business professionals who analyze the financial consequences of risk. Organizations, such as CNN Money, consistently rate being an actuary as one of the best jobs in America, based upon categories such as work environment, employment outlook, job security, growth opportunity, and salary—especially salary.

Becoming an Actuary

To become an actuary, an individual must pass a series of examinations to earn the actuarial designation. A degree in actuarial science prepares students for the first two exams, which when passed, starts the student on the path to becoming an actuary.... [-]

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A finance degree from Saint Mary’s prepares students to plan, analyze, and manage financial aspects of individuals, businesses, and organizations in multiple fields. Stu ... [+]

Finance Major

A finance degree from Saint Mary’s prepares students to plan, analyze, and manage financial aspects of individuals, businesses, and organizations in multiple fields.

Students who are considering a career in business and like numbers, analysis, and “real world” applications will enjoy this major. Those interested in becoming a Certified Financial Planner are encouraged to consult with a finance faculty member early in their college career to determine the best way to meet the requirements.

Career Options

Financial manager; financial analyst; financial planner; investment manager; credit analyst; credit manager; risk analyst; insurance analyst.

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The Saint Mary’s marketing major prepares students for a variety of careers in advertising, marketing management, marketing research, or sales. Course work explores the ... [+]

Marketing Major

The Saint Mary’s marketing major prepares students for a variety of careers in advertising, marketing management, marketing research, or sales.

Course work explores the exchange process and exchange institutions found in modern market economies. Marketing course work encompasses both behavioral and quantitative aspects of marketing products, services, and ideas in a global marketplace.

Career Options

Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers; buyers and purchasers; management; consultants; market and survey researchers; sales supervisors; top executives.

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Business; Calculus; Computer Applications; English; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Psychology; Statistics.... [-]

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This program exposes students to a curricular structure that reflects the needs of today’s musician in an ever-changing, high-tech world. Within the major, students have ... [+]

Music Industry Major

A Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry at Saint Mary’s combines the technical training of music technology and business with the advantages of the liberal arts, resulting in a perfect blend of the curriculum.

This program exposes students to a curricular structure that reflects the needs of today’s musician in an ever-changing, high-tech world. Within the major, students have the flexibility to choose either a technology or a business emphasis and the opportunity to pursue off-campus music industry internships at organizations like: Universal Music Group, Minnesota Public Radio, Warner, Elektra Asylum Records, KNXR Studies, Schmitt Music, and Wenger Music Corp.... [-]

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MN 55987-1399 Winona, Minnesota, USA