Quinnipiac University students Kevin Blumquest, left, and Justin Mateus take depth and distance measurements as their Ecological Engineering class conducts bathymetric mapping of the pond beside the School of Engineering Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Unique Learning Opportunities

We do things differently here

Many American universities aren't meeting the needs of the professions. A 2015 study found that 64 percent 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 percent felt that colleges are adequately preparing their 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 university is 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.*

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Quinnipiac's classroom extends to our communities

Compared to seniors at public peer institutions nationally, 23% more Quinnipiac seniors participated in a service learning course with a community-based project (National Survey of Student Engagement 2015)

* National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2015

Second opinion

Professor Jennifer Rockfeld works with a student in our Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

Integrated Programs

We never separate practice from theory

In Quinnipiac’s cross-disciplinary curriculum, 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

Where students make knowledge

You’ll absorb knowledge here, and you’ll also create it. Our professors routinely collaborate with undergraduates on primary research. 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 Connecticut’s 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 and original research, our students learn to think critically and analytically, traits highly valued by employers.

York Hill Campus. Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
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School of Nursing on the North Haven campus. (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
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Good chemistry

Students in our health sciences and molecular biology majors work with the latest equipment and instruments for diagnostics and chemical analysis.

Service Learning

Walking history

Quinnipiac students don't just learn history, they walk it — like these students who visited Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and others were imprisoned in South Africa.

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 in Central America, you will learn to work in partnerships 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.

Browse Programs

International Learning

Students and teachers of the Vaatjie Primary School outside their new classroom in December 2014. Funds for the facility were raised through a partnership with People Helping People.  (Photograph by Peter W. Gallay/Quinnipiac University)

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. Re-imagine 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.

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European Programs

Quinnipiac has established more than five dozen programs and partnerships in Europe alone, and many more around the world.

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Countries

Our students study, learn and engage in community service in 32 countries around the world, from Argentina to India to New Zealand.

Experiential Learning

Nursery Simulation Lab. Christopher Diaz ( Nursing Student). Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
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Life-like and life-changing

A student in the School of Nursing records the vital signs of a SimMan® patient mannequin, a state-of-the-art, high-fidelity training tool that can mimic a wide range of medical conditions.

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.

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