This Is Your Time
Small classes. Challenging, supportive professors. Intensive in-class discussions. An academic community that cares for you and wants to see you succeed. This is your time to discover your potential and see where a degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will take you.
Saint Mary’s undergraduate program offers you a range of majors and minors to stretch your thinking and prepare you for leadership in your career. Even better, you can take on this new challenge with confidence, knowing that there are people and programs like the Student Success Center to support you on your educational path.
See below for a list of our undergraduate academic departments.
You can also explore our full filterable list of programs and majors spanning all of our locations and schools.
Business background aids HR supervisor at HormelAngie (Pieper) Bissen ’07 describes herself as “practical.” When she was choosing a major, she thought about the type of career she could envision herself in, as well as what job opportunities would be available. At the time, accounting jobs were in high demand. As she loved numbers, an accounting major seemed … practical. Her sophomore year, she added a second major in human resources, thinking the unique pairing could be beneficial. Currently the HR programs supervisor at Hormel Foods Corporation, Bissen’s instincts were spot-on. “Businesses need to make a profit, so being able to understand the numbers and have a grasp on general business practices is extremely important, no matter what aspect of business you’re interested in,” she said. Read more ›
Testing medical devices, saving livesAs a test engineer with Medtronic, Nick Nagel ’14 is saving lives by testing medical devices before they ever come in contact with patients. For Nagel, every test, every data point, is crucial. “Testing helps us better understand why something performs as it was intended to, or may fail or stop working,” he said. “My job has a direct affect on patients, so the device needs to work the way it’s supposed to work every time.” For example, the Andover, Minn., native is currently testing ablation catheters, which doctors use on patients to interrupt unwanted electrical pathways in the heart. Read more ›
Building a game-changing career in business intelligenceRowan Flynn remembers the moment when he could first picture his future. One fall afternoon, after listening to an energetic lecture from Michael Ratajczyk, Flynn changed from an “undecided” major to a finance and business intelligence and analytics double major. Since then, he’s been honing his skills to be a game-changer in the healthcare business sector after graduating this spring. Read more ›
The sky’s the limit on psychology careersWhen psychology Ph.D. students are applying for internship experiences, they may shoot for the moon—but they don’t often think of turning to NASA. As a summer intern with the Office of Naval Research at NASA Ames in Moffett Field, Calif., 2014 Saint Mary’s undergraduate psychology major Ellie Niedbala has been involved with helping astronauts and military personnel learn to deter motion sickness and stress. And, she’s working to both recruit and retain more women to NASA Ames. Read more ›
Outdoors provide hands-on lab for science studentsFor Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota undergraduate college science students, the outdoors is often their laboratory. All environmental courses with labs have multiple outdoor learning experiences: on the Winona Campus, on the Mississippi River, and other unique habitats in Southeastern Minnesota. Many students perform research in the local environment. At the recent college campus Celebration […] Read more ›
Hinck ready to share love of literature [video]Ellen Hinck ’17 could have graduated last year. As a Psychology major, she would have graduated from Saint Mary’s University in just three years. But she quite literally couldn’t help but pursue her love of literature. With one additional year, she could add Literature with Writing Emphasis as a second major and then pursue a […] Read more ›
Turning data into decisionsStudents in Michael Ratajczyk’s data analysis and business modeling course reviewed notes and discussed tactics as they waited for their turn in front of the judges. The students, primarily sophomores and juniors, had been given the task of analyzing data from a fictional business, Cardinal Hardware, which utilizes multiple suppliers and uses their own fleet […] Read more ›
Saint Mary’s University and Mayo Clinic to collaborate for physician assistant programCollaboration includes expansion of Saint Mary’s University Cascade Meadow facility in Rochester ROCHESTER, Minn.—The Mayo Clinic board of governors recently approved a proposal to initiate development of a new physician assistant master’s degree program through Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences; the proposal is a collaborative effort between Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Mayo’s School […] Read more ›
A look inside the Science and Learning CenterEach day visible progress is being made at Saint Mary’s new Science and Learning Center, located on the Winona Campus. Virtually step inside and take a personal tour of the $19 million state-of-the-art facility with Jim Nagle of Wight & Company of Chicago. Read more ›
Saint Mary’s launches new M.B.A. program for undergraduate studentsSaint Mary’s University of Minnesota undergraduate students now have the opportunity to earn their Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with only one additional year of school. The new program is designed for all students, regardless of major. Students will take up to nine credits of graduate courses in the senior year of their bachelor’s degree […] Read more ›
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Our undergraduate program in Winona features a traditional two-semester academic cycle, with first-term classes beginning in late August and second-term classes concluding in early May.
General Education Requirements
The general education requirements at Saint Mary's provide broad-based knowledge core to the liberal arts tradition. You can choose between two tracks. Most students participate in the Lasallian Core Traditions Program, and the Lasallian Honors Program is available to students meeting honors requirements.