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to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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Section 6
Academics
Academics
MORE THAN
EXTRAORDINARY
TEACHERS
Your professors are your
advocates and allies.
3+2
3 + 2 (with Mayo Clinic) Our 3+2 Physician Assistant (PA) Program allows students to receive a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s and a Master of Health Sciences degree in PA Studies from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in just five years. Students train at the No. 1 ranked hospital in the nation — and Mayo Clinic is looking to hire these graduates!
Academic rigor. One-on-one attention. Place-based education. Internships. Study abroad. Cooperative Education Program. Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. London theatre experience. Prairie Island Field Station. Small classes. Supportive professors. Pre-professional Programs. Field experience.
ACADEMICS
ACADEMICS
MORE THAN EXTRAORDINARY TEACHERS
Your professors are your
advocates and allies.
3+2
3 + 2 (with Mayo Clinic) Our 3+2 Physician Assistant (PA) Program allows students to receive a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s and a Master of Health Sciences degree in PA Studies from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in just five years. Students train at the No. 1 ranked hospital in the nation — and Mayo Clinic is looking to hire these graduates!
Academic rigor. One-on-one attention. Place-based education. Internships. Study abroad. Cooperative Education Program. Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. London theatre experience. Prairie Island Field Station. Small classes. Supportive professors. Pre-professional Programs. Field experience.
13:1 student-to-prof ratio. Saint Mary’s professors are passionate about what they teach and eager to share their knowledge with you in a small, personalized classroom setting.
Eco-friendly learning experiences. Learn right on the mighty Mississippi River or at our Rochester Campus.
State-of-the-art Science and Learning Center. Where you can follow your passion for research, problem solving, and more.
Over 40 majors and
pre-professional
programs
Art

Art – Art Studio
Art – Graphic Design

BIOLOGY

Allied Health

  • Pre-Laboratory
    • Scientist
  • Pre-Medical Imaging
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
    • Studies

Biology
Environmental Biology
3+2 PA Program

  • (Biology Health Sciences)
BUSINESS

Accounting
Business Intelligence and

  • Analytics

Entrepreneurship
Finance
International Business
Management
Marketing
Sport Management

CHEMISTRY

Biochemistry
Chemistry

COMMUNICATION

Digital Media and

  • Journalism

Public Relations

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Criminal Justice –

Criminal Justice – Law

  • Enforcement
EDUCATION

Educational Studies
Elementary Education K-6
Secondary Education

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Music – Instrumental
  • Music – Vocal
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

4+1 M.A. Teaching

ENGLISH

Literature
Literature – Writing

HISTORY
MATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, AND STATISTICS

Actuarial Science
Computer Science –

  • Cybersecurity

Computer Science – Data

  • Analytics

Computer Science –

  • Management Information Systems

Computer Science –

  • Software Design

Mathematics

MUSIC

Music
Music – Performance
Music Industry – Business
Music Industry –

  • Entrepreneurship

Music Industry –

  • Production
PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy
Philosophy – IHM Seminary

POLITICAL SCIENCE
PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL SCIENCE

Human Services

spanish
THEATRE

Theatre – Acting/Directing
Theatre – Dance
Theatre – Design/

  • Technology

Theatre – Musical Theatre
Theatre – Theatre Studies

THEOLOGY

Theology
Theology – Pastoral and

  • Youth Ministry
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Pre-Health Professions

  • (Chiropractic, Dentistry, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, etc.)

Pre-Law
Pre-Theology

Discover your academic potential.

CAMPUS LIFE/ATHLETICS

Campus Life
SAINT MARY’S ATHLETICS
17 NCAA Division III Teams
Men’s

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Hockey
Indoor Track
Soccer
Tennis
Track and Field

WoMen’s

Basketball
Cross Country
Fastpitch Softball
Hockey
Indoor Track
Soccer
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball

so many ways to
be a cardinal
Cheer on your favorite team!

Saint Mary’s has 17 men’s and women’s varsity sports and plays in one of the most competitive conferences in the United States. We also boast an impressive intramural program.

Student Senate. Student Activities Committee. Campus Ministry. Volunteering. Special Interest Groups. Academic Clubs. Solidarity Council. Ballroom Dance. Outdoor Leadership. Intramurals. Ultimate Frisbee®. Yoga. Nordic Ski Club. Water Polo. Second Page Improv. Wiffleball. Habitat for Humanity.
CAMPUS LIFE/ATHLETICS
Campus Life
so many ways to
be a cardinal
Cheer on your favorite team!

Saint Mary’s has 17 men’s and women’s varsity sports and plays in one of the most competitive conferences in the United States. We also boast an impressive intramural program.

Student Senate. Student Activities Committee. Campus Ministry. Volunteering. Special Interest Groups. Academic Clubs. Solidarity Council. Ballroom Dance. Outdoor Leadership. Intramurals. Ultimate Frisbee®. Yoga. Nordic Ski Club. Water Polo. Second Page Improv. Wiffleball. Habitat for Humanity.
Campus Ministry. Open to all students, opportunities for community building and service abound including Big and Little Pals, Habitat for Humanity, and S.O.U.L. trips locally, regionally, and nationally. Be the change you want to see in the world!
Residence halls. You can choose from 12 on-campus residence halls, including a new hall just for first-year students along with traditional halls, suites, and apartments for upperclassmen.
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More than 60 clubs and organizations. With so many to choose from, it’s easy to find something you’re interested in.
Oh, the places you’ll go. Italy, England, China, Costa Rica — no matter your major, you’ll have an opportunity to study abroad.
Stay fit and healthy! In the weight room, fieldhouse, pool, dance and yoga studio, soccer field, sand volleyball courts, or even on the bluffs and along the river.
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Student run Snapchat. Discover all there is to do on campus!
Art smart.
With two on-campus art galleries, the Page Professional Series, numerous music ensembles, theatre and dance productions, and musical variety showcases, the arts are alive, active, and applaudable!
Belong to a true community.
Location
Location
Looking for outdoor recreation?

Find the best trails in southern Minnesota right on campus. Hike for miles in the bluffs or go cross-country skiing. Canoe, kayak, golf, or rock climb — Winona is the perfect spot to fuel your passion for the outdoors.

WHERE YOU ARE
MATTERS
Performing arts. Art museums. 15km of trails. Cross-country skiing. Canoeing. Kayaking. Hiking. Golfing. Rock climbing. Great Dakota Gathering. Bloedow’s Bakery—Best Minnesota Donut Shop. Pubs and pizzerias. Shopping. Sugarloaf. Bowling. Running. Community events. Boats and Bluegrass Festival. Coffee houses.
Location
Location
WHERE YOU ARE
MATTERS
Looking for outdoor recreation?

Find the best trails in southern Minnesota right on campus. Hike for miles in the bluffs or go cross-country skiing. Canoe, kayak, golf, or rock climb — Winona is the perfect spot to fuel your passion for the outdoors.

Performing arts. Art museums. 15km of trails. Cross-country skiing. Canoeing. Kayaking. Hiking. Golfing. Rock climbing. Great Dakota Gathering. Bloedow’s Bakery—Best Minnesota Donut Shop. Pubs and pizzerias. Shopping. Sugarloaf. Bowling. Running. Community events. Boats and Bluegrass Festival. Coffee houses.
With plenty of river-city charm, downtown Winona continues to cultivate new dining and shopping experiences.
The best of both worlds. The Twin Cities, Chicago, and Milwaukee are all just a short car or train ride from Winona when you’re looking for a change of scenery or dose of city life. Then let the beautiful and peaceful river valley welcome you home.
Winona is home to many music and film festivals. From music and film festivals such as Midwest Music Fest, Dixieland Jazz Festival, and the Frozen River Film Festival to performing art and art museums showcasing works by Picasso, Monet, and Van Gogh, Winona offers a vibrant mix of year-round cultural events.
Live and learn in the vast, diverse, and beautiful natural environment in which our campus is located (including the Mississippi River and the bluff habitat in our own back yard).
Safest College Town in America: Winona, MN
Be charmed by Winona.
Outcomes
Outcomes
Students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship while at Saint Mary’s. Our new co-op program will match you with organizations in Winona where you’ll spend a semester immersed in the field you’re studying. You’ll get real-world experience to land the job you want after graduation.
DESTINATION:
YOUR FUTURE
Where Saint Mary’s grads work: Mayo Clinic. Minneapolis Public Schools. Allina Health. Hennepin County. Thomson Reuters. Best Buy Co. Fairview Health Services. AT&T. Medica. Abbott Northwestern. Chicago White Sox. Blue Cross Blue Shield. IBM. Pioneer Seed. SteppingStone Theatre for Youth. Enterprise.
Outcomes
Outcomes
DESTINATION:
YOUR FUTURE
Students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship while at Saint Mary’s. Our new co-op program will match you with organizations in Winona where you’ll spend a semester immersed in the field you’re studying. You’ll get real-world experience to land the job you want after graduation.
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Where Saint Mary’s grads work: Mayo Clinic. Minneapolis Public Schools. Allina Health. Hennepin County. Thomson Reuters. Best Buy Co. Fairview Health Services. AT&T. Medica. Abbott Northwestern. Chicago White Sox. Blue Cross Blue Shield. IBM. Pioneer Seed. SteppingStone Theatre for Youth. Enterprise.
Saint Mary’s graduates work for impressive organizations, including:
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ALLIE THIEL ’16
Biology, Pre-Med
Allie Thiel managed to “do it all” as a student. Along with a challenging major, she played French horn and ran for the cross country and track teams. She completed the prestigious Mayo Innovation Scholars program with Mayo’s School of Health Science, and conducted cancer research supported by R&D Systems and the Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society. Allie was named the top oral presenter at the 2016 Winchell Symposium at the University of Minnesota, and she was invited to present her senior thesis concerning cancer research at the Beta Beta Beta national convention. She is currently a patient care technician at a medical center in Hinsdale, Ill., and began the Physician Assistant Program at Emory University in July 2019.
“Saint Mary’s Business Department continues to provide a first class experience for their students. These students are far ahead of where I feel a lot of college alumni are before they hit the ground running in the business world.”
Robert Gas ’12, Director of Sales,
Retail League Development, WinCraft, Inc.
After graduation, 25 percent of students continue their education.
Pursuing advanced degrees or certification, Saint Mary’s graduates have been accepted to some of the finest graduate schools in the region and nation, including:

  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • DePaul University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Saint Paul Seminary
  • The Ohio State University School of Optometry
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
Journey from here to career.
Financial Aid
Financial Aid
Q:
Can you afford a private liberal arts education?
A:
YES, YOU CAN!
99%
of our first-year
students receive
financial aid
About 99% of undergraduates at Saint Mary’s get some form of financial aid.
You’ll get a financial aid package that meets you and your family’s needs. Your admission counselor is your advocate. Schedule a visit to talk with them about your options at smumn.edu/visit.
We’re committed to making quality education accessible and affordable.
We strive to keep our tuition cost low without compromising the outstanding quality of our academic and co-curricular experiences. Our core values are built on a centuries-old tradition of access to the best education for all.
A college education is an investment.
Numerous national studies indicate the investment in a college education will increase a graduate’s earning potential by nearly one million dollars over the course of their lifetime. Are you ready to invest in your future?
YOUR EDUCATIONAL
INVESTMENT
Financial Aid Options
Every family is unique. When it comes to assembling a financial aid package, no two families have the exact same circumstances. But, it all starts with three distinct types of financial aid:

  • Scholarships and grants, which don’t have to be repaid.
  • Loans, which are usually offered at low-interest rates with repayment deferred until after graduation.
  • Work study, which provides student employment income without having to leave campus.
Saint Mary’s awards more than
$15 MILLION
in scholarships and grants to students each year
Make your education accessible and affordable.

Winona-area location photos courtesy of Visit Winona visitwinona.com

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