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Unique Learning Opportunities

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We do things differently here

Many universities aren't meeting the needs of the professions. According to the latest study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 64% of employers felt that graduates didn’t possess the full set of skills and knowledge they needed for success in entry-level positions. Moreover, only 25% felt that colleges are adequately preparing students for the challenges of the global economy.

Quinnipiac is a rare exception. We deliver a set of market-tested learning outcomes specifically focused on preparing our graduates for career success. We integrate practice and theory. We offer programs that accelerate and combine degrees. We create opportunities for primary research, service learning and study abroad. Our online courses and programs are a model for how to educate students who are busy gaining experience in the workplace. In developing essential knowledge and skills for the workplace, our approach works, and research backs us up.

By the Numbers

Quinnipiac outperforms other universities nationally in providing service and community learning opportunities.*


Quinnipiac's classroom extends to our communities

Compared to seniors at public peer institutions nationally, 9.7% more Quinnipiac seniors participated in a service learning course with a community-based project (National Survey of Student Engagement 2017)

* National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2015


A boy wearing two prosthetic legs throws a ball and smiles with student Kaleigh Quinn '15, DPT '18.

Impactful relationships

Quinnipiac physical therapy student Kaleigh Quinn '15, DPT '18, tags 8-year-old Braylon O’Neill during a game of Wiffle ball during Camp No Limits at the Athletic and Recreation Center on our Mount Carmel Campus. This year, 45 occupational and physical therapy graduate students provided education, mentorship and support for children with limb loss and their families during the 3-day camp. This is the third year that the university has hosted the camp.

Integrated Programs

We never separate practice from theory

Our cross-disciplinary curriculum enables collaborative learning opportunities that simulate real-world environments. Here, future lawyers work alongside future health care workers, and both are better prepared because of it. Classroom courses include inner-city service projects, which drive home concepts while raising awareness of social justice. Our history majors intern at museums; our finance students offer free tax services to low-income citizens. Here, practice and theory aren’t just integrated. They’re integral to how we do things differently.

Student Research and Projects

Where students make knowledge

You’ll absorb knowledge here, and you’ll also create it. Our professors routinely collaborate with undergraduates on primary research and projects. Health sciences and anthropology students travel to Sicily to study mummies from the late 16th century. Journalism students work with a local television network to investigate the effect of rising seawater on the New England shoreline. 

In these and dozens of other settings, you’ll deeply engage in the process of learning as you make contributions that are important to society. Through scholarship, original research and innovative projects, our students learn to think critically and analytically, traits highly valued by employers.

Michael Little '17 wears a virtual reality headset and holds a remote control in front of a computer screen.

From concept to virtual reality

Michael Little '17 plays a virtual reality game he created as part of the game design and development program in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Cindi Bigelow holds a mobile phone in one hand and a tea bag in another while talking to a student about his mobile app.

Brewing new ideas

Fulbright Scholars in the School of Business hosted Cindi Bigelow, president and chief executive officer of Bigelow Tea, the #1 specialty tea company in the world, on campus to beta-test a new app, Time 4 Tea. The students launched their project with the help of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Here, Ashton Pett '15, MBA '17, graduate assistant, tests the app with Bigelow.

Service Learning

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Gaining a broader perspective

Each year, our students explore our world-sized classroom. Take these School of Business students. They spent Spring Break exploring the natural wonders of Peru while also meeting with business leaders.

Make your mark on a broader canvas

Some of the most important concepts you’ll learn here will come through courses and extracurricular opportunities that incorporate service in our global community. Through a blend of active learning and guided reflection, you’ll challenge your personal beliefs, develop lifelong skills and explore meaningful career possibilities. Whether in nearby cities with underserved populations, or rural communities throughout the world, you will learn to work in partnership with community leaders and organizations while actively engaging in reciprocal and mutual learning.

Quinnipiac University Online

Online instruction that works for you

Our online offerings— a full suite of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate courses and programs — are designed to fit the busiest of schedules. Whether you’re a full-time student looking to take an online course during the summer or a full-time professional looking to advance your career, we offer a variety of options to help meet your goals. Since 2001, we’ve been delivering high-quality online instruction, and have learned how to deliver an education that fits into your busy life and helps you to succeed.

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International Learning

A student reads aloud in front a classroom of South African students sitting at wooden desks with books in their hands.

Bricks and mortar

Quinnipiac students raised money and spent an alternative winter break building a 7th-grade classroom at the Vaatjie Mor Primary School outside Cape Town, South Africa.

International Learning

Your world gets bigger here

Sharpen your language skills with a semester abroad in Barcelona or Beijing. Immerse yourself in Ireland’s history or the Renaissance art of Italy. Reimagine best practices as you observe elementary school teachers in South Africa. Attend an international peace conference or meet with business leaders in central Europe. We have academic courses, dedicated institutes, institutional partnerships, regular service trips, annual conferences and more that can put you almost anywhere on the map.

In an increasingly globalized economy, international experience is increasingly valued. In the job market, language skills and cross-cultural understanding can make a world of difference.



Quinnipiac has established more than five dozen programs and partnerships around the world.



Our students study, learn and engage in community service in countries around the world — from Nicaragua to New Zealand.

Experiential Learning

Ashlyn Delbone '18 wears a mask and gown as she practices techniques on a simulation mannequin in a teaching hospital room.

Lifelike and life-changing

Ashlyn Delbone '18, a student in the Accelerated BS in Nursing program in the School of Nursing, learns pediatric respiratory care using one of our pediatric simulation mannequins. The mannequins help nursing, health sciences and medical students develop the kind of instincts necessary to respond to myriad patient needs.

Here, you’ll learn by doing

On campus, you’ll take part in mock trials and simulated mediation sessions, work with modern medical diagnostic machines, broadcast from industry-standard media studios, and track financial global markets in real time on Bloomberg terminals. Beyond campus, we have hundreds of programs and partnerships with major manufacturers, media outlets, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and clinical sites, schools and law firms that provide a diverse range of top-notch, first-hand experiences. These are the experiences that give you an insider’s view of professional work, and they’ll prepare you for it.