Seeking to revitalize the western languages, New Saint Andrews has some of the most unique undergraduate language study in the world. By teaching students to speak and compose in classical languages, we increase the ease of beginning a language and heighten language mastery as well. While language study aids us in almost every academic discipline, most importantly, it gives us greater insight into God’s word. It also gives us greater insight into our own culture, since Greek, Latin, and Hebrew were all formative languages in Western Christendom.
A broad spectrum of subjects exists under the umbrella of humanities. These subjects comprise the fabric of culture and society, and students gain a meta-narrative of humanity’s most significant ideas and their culturally shaping effects. Students get to know the thinkers behind the theories and their contexts. Our college recognizes these thinkers as cultural leaders, and seeks to build upon their work.
Science and math are studied from both a macro and a micro perspective. The historical developments of each subject are covered with special attention given to the philosophy and epistemology behind the subjects. The logical foundations of math and the shaping of scientific theories, as well as the relationship between physics and metaphysics, give students a wide-angle vision to understand the nature of both subjects.
As queen of the sciences, theology provides the bookends for the undergraduate program: students take theology freshman and senior years. At New Saint Andrews, we recognize theology as the lodestar of all education—it orients every subject and class. Following the reformed tradition, we study theology’s two-fold foundation: the doctrines of God and scripture.
The liberal arts are a collection of diverse and time tested subjects which develop creative and critical thinkers. New Saint Andrews continually mines the riches of the liberal arts tradition and refines the curriculum for contemporary life and work. The studies are integrated and interdisciplinary which not only creates more robust, adaptable minds but is true everyday living.
High-achieving professionals are leaders in our culture. Although it is not our sole purpose, New Saint Andrews seeks to graduate students prepared for careers. The single-focus major creates critical, creative, and versatile minds. As full, four-year liberal arts programs are rapidly disappearing, it is no surprise the workforce is more desperate than ever for graduates with liberal arts skills. The workforce needs people who can understand the big picture while comprehending the details; who can synthesize the various parts of a project that seem disparate; who can learn and perform their tasks well while leading with joy and confidence.
Wisdom and courage are essential to leadership. New Saint Andrews has long held a principled and clear voice, championing the truth of God’s word and ways, while so many other colleges veer into softness and secularism. We are committed to continuing this legacy in our students through our curriculum, community, and close faculty-student relationships. While pursuing academic excellence, we maintain a culture of spiritual devotion and gratitude toward Jesus Christ.
At New Saint Andrews, an academic year is comprised of four, quarter terms. In the first year, all freshmen students take the same foundational courses. As students progress into upperclassman, they are able to take a greater number of electives and can lean into disciplines of their choice. All graduates finish by completing a senior thesis.
To view all our undergraduate courses, download the 2020-2021 academic catalog.