Embark on an intellectual and personal transformation to prepare you for your life’s purpose.

It’s your education. You set the course.

No matter where you’re from, the deep-rooted connection at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College to the liberal arts will help you discover new interests, develop your voice, and define your goals. We have more than 25 majors to choose from at our SMWC campus in Indiana and The Woods Online, but all of them will lead you to success through:

  • Professors who know your name
  • Hands-on learning
  • Exposure with new and emerging fields
  • Life-changing experiences inside and outside the college classroom

Art and Design

Bring your creativity to life and prepare yourself for a dynamic field.

Learn more

Business and Leadership

Sharpen your business skills today to become tomorrow’s leader.

This department will prepare you for a variety of careers.

Learn more


Our mission is to prepare competent, caring and professional educators.

This department can help you become the teacher who will make an impact on students’ lives.

Learn more

Equine Studies

Pursue your passion and prepare for a rewarding career with the animals you love.

Learn more

Languages and Literature

The foundational skills you’ll receive from this department will broaden your horizons.

Plus, they’re vital for 21st century careers.

Learn more

Music and Theatre

Be part of a creative community.

Prepare yourself for a career that enables you to express yourself and make a difference in people’s lives.

Learn more


Called to care? You’ve come to the right place.

Earn a bachelor’s degree so you can respond to the demands of today’s healthcare industry.

Learn more

Sciences and Mathematics

This department is home to majors which will help you see your life and world in a different way.

Explore them.

Learn more

Social and Behavioral Sciences

If you’re interested in human behavior and processes of social interaction, one of the majors in this department may just be what you’re looking for.

Learn more

Graduate Studies

A year goes by fast, and that’s how long it normally takes to earn a graduate degree from SMWC.

So, don’t wait. Get ready for the next challenge!

Learn more


At SMWC, your educational journey starts with the Woods Core, your foundation for your future. With an emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication and ethical development, you’ll learn sustainability, leadership, faith and social justice.

Learn More
A young woman with a laptop and phone.

Online Classes and Programs

Whether you want to just take a few classes to update your skills or you are ready to pursue an online degree, Woods Online can get you to the finish line. It’s more than just a resume builder, it’s a life builder. It’s the first step toward the career you’ve dreamt of—the life you’ve dreamt of—for yourself and your loved ones.

Learn More
Student Story
"You can learn in and out of the classroom"
Monica M.
Campus Undergraduate Student
Read Her Story
Student Story
"Everybody made me feel right at home"
Mannah M.
Campus Undergraduate Student
Read Her Story

Academic Events