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"As an experiential learner, the opportunities made available to me at Marist truly catered to the way in which I learn best. I was able to study in Washington D.C. for a semester, gather public opinion working at the Marist Poll, observe what happens on the ground at the New Hampshire primary, and take on a variety of internships during my studies."
- Meghan Shea '22, Political Science and Philosophy major

The School of Liberal Arts empowers students to function as creative thinkers, skilled writers, and innovative problem-solvers. With a cross-disciplinary mindset, the School of Liberal Arts encourages its students to explore multiple academic areas of interest to increase their marketability after graduation. The School’s interdisciplinary approach to learning and flexible curriculum empower students to diversify their thinking and prepare for their future beyond Marist.

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A Message from the Dean

When students and their families visit the College, I often suggest that the best way to understand the liberal arts at Marist is to take a walk around Fontaine Hall, the award-winning building that houses our school. 

Dr. Martin Shaffer, Dean


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