• College of Liberal Arts


    Dean's Office
    College of Liberal Arts
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    John Matachek, Dean

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    A Hamline education creates compassionate citizens of the world by encouraging students to maximize their intellectual, creative, and leadership potential. Opportunities abound to conduct research in state-of-the-art science labs or to work one-on-one with published authors and award-winning artists. And with the Hamline School of Business and Hamline School of Law right on campus, students can easily pursue internships in the high-powered Twin Cities business community or earn a bachelor's degree and a law degree in just six years.


    Academic Programs

    Whatever your academic interests, you can find them at Hamline, where Pipers pursue majors, minors, and certificates in more than 50 areas of study.

    "In the International Journalism program, we constantly hear tales of adventure from graduates -- those who work for English radio stations in China, the one who works for the Department of Defense, or the several covering news, entertainment, and sports in Trier, Germany."
    - Maura Youngman '09 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)  


    First-Year Seminars

    Want to know how stress affects a zebra? How Wal-Mart became the largest company in the history of the world? First-year students at Hamline explore one specific topic and develop critical thinking, discussion, and reading and writing skills through the first-year seminar program, a unique program that provides incoming students with an introduction to college and a sense of community.


    Study Abroad

    Opportunities for study abroad abound, from month-long January and May term courses in countries including Great Britain, Jamaica, and Spain, to semester- and yearlong experiences throughout the globe.

    "The best thing about studying abroad was being outside of the traditional classroom structure and learning on your own. When you're abroad, you're learning 24/7. It revamped my enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge. Studying abroad pushed me to new depths in all facets of my life. I gained a new-found confidence in myself and my capabilities."
    - Matt Sindelar '10 (Prior Lake, Minnesota)  


    Collaborative Research

    Hamline funds summer collaborative research opportunities for talented students in any major to conduct original research while working one-on-one with a professor. This program offers paid opportunities for students to conduct and share research. Hamline also sends one of the largest contingents of students to the National Conference of Undergraduate Research every year.

    “At Hamline, I have opportunities to do research and be involved in the biology department more than I would at a bigger school. You relate to the professors on such a personal level - we play volleyball with them every Friday afternoon. Everyone in the department knows my name and what I'm capable of. They are interested in my future and what I'm going to get out of this major and this school.”
    - Jessica Churchill '12 (Duluth, Minnesota)  


    Service Learning and Social Justice

    As part of their Hamline education, many students participate in service learning and social justice projects that connect their academic work to local, regional, and international communities. Hamline students contribute more than 47,000 hours of service annually through Hamline's leadership development programs, the Office of Service Learning and Volunteerism, and the Hancock-Hamline University Collaborative Magnet School. Last year 70 students participated in service-learning trips and another 12 built houses for Habitat for Humanity.


  • News
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      Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.
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