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Learn how to make a difference.

Integratus is Saint Mary’s approach to integrated education — a means of helping you develop and build skills and opportunities to integrate your knowledge, to renew your commitment to learning in community, and to go out and refresh the world. Through Integratus, you will make a difference.

The world is a complex and dynamic place. To help you make sense of it, and to prepare you to apply your talents and skills, Integratus allows you to make connections — between the classroom and the workplace, between your educational experiences and your life situation, between your knowledge and the wider world.

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Integratus is designed to help you grow in these areas:

Intellectual flexibility and imagination - to prepare to adapt to a changing world.

Identity development - to become who you want to be.

Community engagement - to commit to sharing your gifts with others.

Social responsibility - to respond to challenges with ethical leadership.

Search for meaning - to awaken to a life of purpose.

Integratus is a fundamental part of the Saint Mary’s education that all graduates share.

Interdisciplinary Minors

Interdisciplinary learning allows you to create something new by thinking across boundaries. Any one of Saint Mary’s four interdisciplinary minors, when coupled with your major field of study, will help you look at challenges and opportunities with a new perspective.

  • We understand “environment” as the biological, economic, and cultural surroundings on which we depend and with which we interact. What resources are available to us, and how do we exercise wise stewardship of them?

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  • How do you see? How do you know? How do you create? This integrated minor examines the role of inquiry, intelligence, creativity, and innovation in human endeavors.

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  • This minor will focus on diversity of populations, the distribution of resources, and issues of global and social justice.

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  • What is our responsibility to ourselves, our society, the natural world, and the sacred? In this minor, you will examine how people from a variety of times and cultures have explored these questions and begin to develop answers of your own.

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Students within the same minor can have different general education experiences, based upon the courses you choose.

All minors will include courses representing these disciplinary areas:

  • Theology
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Literature (English and Spanish)
  • Math, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences (including a lab)
  • Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Human Services)
  • Arts (Theatre and Dance, Music, Art and Design) and Communication

Students in the Lasallian Honors Program complete their interdisciplinary studies by following the Honors curriculum.