Preparing students for professional school in the medical fields and graduate school in science research and environmental sciences.
Accelerating innovation through interdisciplinary cooperation in science disciplines of biology, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, physics, ans well as psychology and emerging technologies, drive the vision of 21st-century science at Saint Mary's. Pre-professional programs, such as pre-med, enjoy a long tradition and stellar reputation in successfully preparing students for advanced programs. Saint Mary's will seek out and secure strategic partnerships with research facilities, clinical sites, and graduate schools that bring together students, scientists and health care professionals to address the complex areas of global concern. This integration will provide the relevant training and practical experience that will make Saint Mary's graduates among the best prepared and most competitive.
Preparation for healthcare fields and professions
Saint Mary's University campuses in the Twin Cities and Winona are situated within one of the fastest growing medical corridors in the United States. Saint Mary's will be known nationally for the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for successful practice in healthcare fields and professions. Students from the Graduate School of Health and Human Services will be led by expert faculty-practitioners through leading edge methodologies and technology that open new areas for inquiry and drive a dynamic curriculum that meet the ongoing needs of society.
Preparation for teacher education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the K-12 levels
As a modern expression of its Lasallian heritage, the Saint Mary's undergraduate and graduate schools of education will be a leader at all levels in educating highly competent teacher-scientists, sensitive and equipped to address the cultural realities facing students. Saint Mary's will be a leader in advancing STEM education by employing active, collaborative, project -based teaching methods that create more effective, meaningful and successful models for science education.