Studying the Arts and Sciences Prepares You for Career Success

With over 40 plus majors to choose from, the College of Arts and Sciences provides a rich academic environment where you can pursue your interests and broaden your horizons. You’ll develop creative, critical thinking skills through a traditional liberal arts curriculum and applied clinical knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Applied Social Sciences

The Department of Applied Social Sciences fulfills Marian University’s mission to prepare you to become a transformative leader with excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

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Art and Design

We are committed to intellectual practices that uniquely develop your creative and critical capacities which are crucial for success in contemporary visual arts professions. Our mission is to engage, educate, and mentor the next generation of visual arts leaders for creative social change.

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We deliver high-quality academic programs that reflect the latest advancements and technologies in the life sciences, provide you with meaningful, hands-on research experience, and help you develop the knowledge, skills, and experience you need for a lifetime of leadership and career success.

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Chemistry and Physical Sciences

Our core course sequence for chemistry majors and chemistry minors provides a range of theoretical concepts and hands-on, applied techniques spanning all major fields of modern chemistry and the physical sciences.

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Pursue a range of careers in business and non-profit sectors such as health care, technology, education, sports, and industry.

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Our programs focus on social justice and explore how written, visual, multimodal, and spoken texts reflect, imagine, and challenge a particular culture’s way of being human.

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Languages and Culture

Not only will you gain the skills to communicate effectively in cross-cultural settings, but you'll also develop a global perspective that employers value. You'll also gain new awareness and insight into your own culture.

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Mathematical and Computational Science

If you are intrigued by using mathematical concepts, theories, and operations to solve real-world problems, earning a degree in mathematics may be right for you.

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Music and Theatre

Our music programs start with core courses that provide a strong foundation in music theory, ear training, and sight-reading. Our theatre degree programs include a mix of core courses that cover the fundamentals of theatre, including acting techniques, theatre history, script analysis, and stagecraft. 

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The philosophy program at Marian University will provide you with a thorough introduction to a range of topics in philosophy, including subjects like ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and political philosophy.

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Psychological Science and Counseling

Psychology students acquire vital professional skills including advanced critical thinking, speaking, writing, and computer competency as they engage in complex problem-solving and organizational tasks.

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Students who graduate with a baccalaureate degree in Ministry Studies are thoroughly prepared to work at the service of the church and to meet the world’s needs.

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Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
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