Science Initiative general

Our Founding Values are Just What the 21st Century Needs

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has long been a place where the study of science comes alive for young men and women - whether it's the culmination of a lifelong dream or a newly discovered passion. We offer a program that's far beyond the norm: in our small classes, students study alongside professors whose commitment to research is matched by their dedication to teaching.

Through our new Aquinas Hall, we have made some significant strides to increase the capacity of our science program and unleash its full potential. With your support, we can continue to meet the demands of ever-evolving fields, maintain our highly personal approach, and prepare graduates to lead by virtue of both their cutting edge skills and their Lasallian values.

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Cutting Edge Science Education

Through its undergraduate and graduate science programs, Saint Mary's continues to build, nurture and cultivate a community of innovators that collaborate across science disciplines within the University and its partners, as well as encourage courageous scientific risk-taking in the promotion of promising endeavors. We strive to ensure that all students have access to premier laboratory and research facilities and state-of-the-art space that fosters collaborative science learning, research, and practice. Saint Mary's is committed to preparing its students for the following three domains:

  1. Pre-professional school in the medical fields and graduate school in science research and environmental sciences.
  2. Healthcare fields and related professions.
  3. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education at the K-12 levels.


Your Gift Makes an Impact

Your gift will ensure that Saint Mary's has the resources to:

  • Equip our education majors to be inspiring, innovative teachers of STEM subjects
  • Educate health professionals who can make enduring contributions to the well-being of families and communities 
  • Provide the rigorous training students need to succeed in highly competitive graduate and professional programs in medicine, research, and environmental sciences

The people who give to us believe that a Saint Mary's education serves a greater purpose. In some way or another, they have all seen or experienced the power of a Saint Mary's moment. In work and ethics, Saint Mary's people transform every place they enter. Your gift to Saint Mary's is a chance to have a significant impact on an institution that improves the lives of everyone it touches. Make a difference today!