Departments & Curriculum

From digital media to Latin, and from business classes to college credit forensics, our academic program offers young men a diverse and robust curriculum designed to challenge a broad range of student abilities. Download the entire Curriculum Guide, explore each department page, or browse select courses below.

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Every history class I have taken at De Smet has given me a plethora of knowledge, not only about events and how they transpired, but also how they came to be and their implications today. They are so in-depth when discussing their relative time periods. David Stephens '21

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De Smet Chorus

Open to students who have little or no singing experience.

Meets requirement | freshman, sophomore | one credit | full year

De Smet chorus is for freshmen and sophomores who have little or no singing experience. It is preparatory for Advanced Chorus. Emphasis will be placed on learning to read music and improving voice range and quality. A few performances will be planned. There are no tryouts required. The class is graded on attendance, effort, and individual skill testing.