School of Arts & Sciences
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day"
Welcome to Marymount’s School of Design, Arts, and Humanities! As you decide what to do with “your one wild and precious life,” consider the opportunities found in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, all of which focus on educating the whole person and promoting intellectual curiosity, global perspective, and service to others. Here you will develop valuable ‘soft skills’ such as empathy, creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing. Those skills and the knowledge gained in your majors and minors will help you succeed in rapidly changing workplaces, serve your communities, and live good lives. Our faculty engage students in exploring the human condition and the world around us in all of its diversity.
Inspired by the mission of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary to meet the needs of our time “that all may have life and have it to the full”, we engage community partners through our experiential learning activities and focus on making a difference both locally and abroad. While we don’t know what the future will bring, a liberal arts education in one of our majors will help you face the unknown and thrive. I hope that you will follow your passion and study what you love, knowing that only 27% of college graduates work in jobs directly related to their majors. With the transferrable skills you will develop through Marymount’s liberal arts core curriculum and your majors and minors, you can work in a variety of jobs across your lifetime that are not susceptible to automation. Please explore our programs; we look forward to hearing from you and helping you chart your path!
Dr. Christina A. Clark
Dean and Professor