Students in the College of Arts and Sciences have a wide variety of ways to get involved.
Quinnipiac has more than 100 student organizations and a range of leadership opportunities. Whatever your major, you're bound to find a group that matches your academic interests, career aspirations, hobbies or interests. Looking to expand your horizons beyond Quinnipiac's borders? Students have the option to study abroad, do an internship, spend spring break in Nicaragua on a service mission and more.
The College of Arts and Sciences supports a main-stage theater season where students within the college are encouraged to participate (regardless of major) and are given opportunities to perform, direct, design, stage manage, and even write new scripts. Each season presents opportunity for a wide range of interests including musicals, classical theater, and contemporary plays. In addition to our main-stage season, we co-produce a New Play Festival in New York City. This annual festival is comprised of plays written by Quinnipiac students. Each play is produced in partnership with Abingdon Theatre Company, a professional off-Broadway producing theater, and receives a fully mounted New York City world premiere production. Additional opportunities include a fully supported student theater company, professional workshops, new play readings, audition coaching, career mentorship, and much more. Learn more
Paid Summer Research and Independent Study Opportunities
One of the University's hallmark undergraduate experiences is the eight-week, Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS). Students work on a research project or creative endeavor side-by-side with a faculty mentor, and receive $5000 in support of their collaborative efforts. Students of all disciplines meet weekly to discuss their experiences, and gain not only self-confidence and critical thinking skills, but also gain an appreciation for research and creativity in other disciplines, and how interconnected they are. The college also financially supports students enrolled in Independent Study during the academic year. Supplies to perform the research, as well as travel expenses to regional, national and international meetings are paid from a special College Student Research Support fund.