As the cornerstone of a Bellarmine education, the College of Arts & Sciences inspires, empowers, and prepares students to flourish in a dynamic and complex world. Our liberal arts and sciences curriculum provides a transformative experience that challenges preconceptions, ignites inquiry and creativity, and develops ethical leaders and globally engaged citizens.
Bellarmine College of Arts and Sciences presents the liberal arts tradition that forms the very foundation of a Bellarmine education.
A liberal arts degree is highly sought-after because it emphasizes critical thinking, diverse learning, core research skills, and the ability to work productively with others. Through electives, minors, and/or double majors, students have diverse opportunities to combine multiple disciplines into a comprehensive educational package. Students in Bellarmine College are successful in finding rewarding employment and enroll in a wide range of graduate, law, medical, and other professional schools after graduation.
Bellarmine College offers a variety of unique minors with a focus on social justice including African American & African Diaspora Studies, Peace Studies, Refugee & Forced Migration Studies, Women & Gender Studies. Other minors help students delve deeply into personal interests such as Anthropology, Art History, or Film Studies or develop career and creative skills in Creative Writing, Digital Media, Marketing Communications, Television News & Sports Broadcasting, and other areas.
Five Bellarmine College faculty members have received Fulbright teaching and research awards: English Professors Jennifer Barker and Anthony O’Keeffe, Theology Professors Joseph Flipper and Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, and Communication Professor Moira O’Keefe. Additionally, English Professor Fred Smock has served as the Kentucky commonwealth’s Poet Laureate.
Scholars in Writing
Scholars in Writing: A Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities showcases student writing that demonstrates interdisciplinary inquiry, original thought and compelling prose. The journal publishes award-winning student essays from two contests held each academic year during the spring semester. It is published biennially and supported by the Department of Theology, the First-Year Writing Program, and the Office of Academic Affairs.
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School of Arts and Sciences Programs
As a student in an arts and sciences program, you’ll find a faculty committed to the intellectual development of the whole person. People who graduate with a degree in the liberal arts and sciences are clear thinkers, problem solvers,
and creative people with the ability to know, understand, change and grow. Whether your passion is art, biology, communication, mathematics, music, psychology or one of 20 other majors, we've got you covered.