Hello, I'm Robert Smart, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University is leading a quiet revolution in how to prepare students for an increasing complex work world. We emphasize strong, individualized work in the majors and minors, as well as the acquisition of strong career skills and talents that translate well into careers.

Our faculty are expert at mentoring student research, and they are especially talented classroom teachers. Faculty scholarship finds its way directly into the classroom and into student research projects, and we are constantly searching for ways to have students direct their own learning. 

Students are asked to demonstrate their learning and expertise in a variety of ways, from public performances and readings to publication and presentations at national conferences to creating portfolios of work that demonstrate their acquired skills and understandings. 

Above all, this is a teaching and learning community built around the idea that powerful scholarship, a passionate pursuit of knowledge, and a grounded education in 21st Century Skills provide our students with the best preparation for a satisfying life beyond college.

This is a good time to be an Arts and Sciences major: the complex and changing work world that our students will enter is hungry for the skills and expertise that study with us provides. Come and see us and talk with us: I know you will find room to explore what you are passionate about studying, at the same time as you discover the means to turn that passion into a satisfying career. 

Come study with us!


R. Smart
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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