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College of Arts and Sciences

Majors
Minors
Interdisciplinary Minors

The College of Arts and Sciences offers its students the cultural, intellectual and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to prepare leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world.

Within the framework of the Jesuit and Catholic tradition, the College offers both undergraduate and graduate students the knowledge and skill needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.

Coming from a variety of traditions, the faculty of the College offer a diversity of perspectives, experiences and traditions as essential components of a quality education in our global context. They model excellence as the standard for teaching, scholarship, creative expression and service to the community.

Students and faculty of the College experience learning as a humanizing, social activity and benefit from a culture of service that respects and promotes the dignity of every person. Faculty and students alike share the freedom and responsibility to pursue truth and follow evidence to its conclusions, to reflect on the moral dimension of every significant human choice. The students and faculty of the College together form a diverse, socially responsible learning community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor sustained by a faith that does justice.

Majors

Advertising
Architecture and Community Design
Art History/Arts Management
Asian Studies 
Biology
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Comparative Literature and Culture
Computer Science
Data Science
Design
Economics
English with Literature Emphasis
English with Writing Emphasis
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise and Sport Science

Fine Arts
French Studies
History
International Studies
Japanese Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Media Studies
Performing Arts and Social Justice
Philosophy
Physics and Astronomy
Politics
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish Studies
Theology and Religious Studies
Urban Studies

Minors

Advertising
Architecture and Community Design
Architectural Engineering
Art History/Arts Management
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Chemical Physics
Chinese Studies
Communication Studies
Comparative Literature and Culture
Computer Science
Dance
Design
Economics
English Minor in Literature
English Minor in Writing
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies