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Undergraduate Academics

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You’re in the right place

We know your search for a university has taken you many places — and it's both exciting and confusing. Many schools appear similar, and it’s hard to differentiate and to know which one is the best fit for you. It's a uniquely personal decision. 

Here's how Quinnipiac stands out: Through innovative academics, an emphasis on the professions, and a unique model for experiential learning, we create extraordinarily well-prepared professionals who enjoy bold and exciting careers. We know this because our alumni report a 92.5 percent satisfaction rate, and the best companies in the world tell us how motivated and well-prepared our graduates are.

If you're ambitious, passionate and looking to make an impact — in your community, your profession and on the world — Quinnipiac is a great fit for you.


Close up shot of a machine in a School of Engineering mechanical engineering lab

Engineered for success

Engineering students here have access to a number of high-performance, mechanical and computer-aided workshops.

Programs at a Glance

A course of study that’s right for you

Do you picture yourself working in a hospital, at a television station, at an investment firm? In a career in sports journalism? As a teacher who changes lives? We’ve got a degree for that. We offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 6,300 courses across a wide range of disciplines. Each year we evaluate the market demands and create new courses. Just this year, we added 75 new courses.

We also offer part-time and online classes flexible enough to fit your individual circumstances. Additionally, our industry-leading 3+1 programs will take you from bachelor’s to master’s degrees in just 4 years. 


Undergraduate Majors


Undergraduate Minors


Dual-Degree Programs

Academic Innovation

Delivering academic innovation — one course at a time

In keeping with our core philosophy of advancing on tradition, Quinnipiac is committed to the continuous innovation of the curricula across our programs within our College of Arts and Sciences and 8 professional schools.

We believe that a curriculum must evolve at the speed of industry, closely matching the needs of a constantly changing marketplace. To this end, we revise the courses across our 100 different academic programs each year, plus we offer many new ones. In 2017 alone, we developed 73 new course offerings that address current job trends and burgeoning career paths, from Visual Storytelling in the School of Communications to Corporate Entrepreneurship in the School of Business, Ecological Engineering in the School of Engineering to Introduction to Meditation in the School of Nursing.

Christopher Monferrato pours a material into funnels while showcasing his group capstone project

Putting the lessons to the test

Our schools are constantly evaluating and adjusting our course offerings based on the current market demands. This innovation ensures academic effectiveness and sets you up to be a well-prepared professional.

These courses enable you to diversify your knowledge while developing skill sets that are relevant to the modern workplace. They may even expose you to specialties you might not have considered before. You also have the option of pursuing an independent study course in which you’ll work directly with a faculty member on a passion project that may serve as the crux of your future career.

Dual-Degree Programs

Physician assistant Christina Notarino '12, MHS '14 uses a retinascope to examine an infant patient

Smooth transitions

Physician assistant Christina Notarino '12, MHS '14, completed the entry-level master of physician assistant program, earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in one seamless experience. After graduation, she landed her dream job as a PA with the Children's Medical Group. Here, she examines one of her pediatric patients.

A fast-track to a graduate degree

A professional education doesn’t stop with an undergraduate degree. Our innovative dual-degree programs deliver an education that advances on the traditional university learning model by creating a seamless transition from your undergraduate to graduate degree.

We offer accelerated dual-degree programs designed to fast-track your career. Enter our 3+1 program and start your job search with an MBA at the same time your classmates are completing their bachelor’s degrees. You save significant money, you enter the workforce to make money faster, and you make an impact sooner.

Or, you can choose one of our dual-degrees, such as our 6-year master's degree program for physician assistants, which bring you from undergraduate to graduate school in one continuous program. 

Dual-Degree Programs


Katie Williams ’19 and Radha Varma ’19 cheer for the hockey team during NCAA Hockey Championship against North Dakota


Undergraduate students cheer on men's ice hockey during the 2016 NCAA National Championship Game.

Student Experience

You’re in for one exhilarating ride

So much of learning happens outside the classroom. Here, amidst the opportunity-rich New England corridor between New York and Boston, you will become part of a community of 10,000 classmates and peers. Many will broaden your perspective, and some will become friends for life. 

You’ll have the chance to contribute in more than 150 student clubs and organizations. Volunteer in the community. Organize a conference. Compete in one of 21 NCAA Division I sports, pick up a new intramural sport or develop a lifelong hobby from yoga in one of our studios to sailing the Long Island Sound. 

Along the way, you'll have countless opportunities to develop greater emotional intelligence and learn the soft skills that employers value highly: leadership, collaboration, empathy, ethical decision making and willingness to take risks. You will be stretched and challenged, and you will have fun. And the experience will become part of you for life.


Justine Tynan sifts dirt during an excavation near Bekes, Hungary

History comes alive

Justine Tynan ’16 participates in a six-week excavation unearthing artifacts and conducting research at the Middle Bronze Age Cemetery and the settlement of Békés 103 in southeastern Hungary.

Study Abroad and International Opportunities

Your world, expanded

International experiences put your education onto a larger canvas. They provide perspective, teach confidence and self-reliance, and help create global awareness at a time when our economy’s challenges and opportunities have never been more global in nature.

Experience Ireland’s culture while attending University College Cork. Study international business in China. Get an up-close look at the effects of climate change in an African country. Learn what social justice means in Guatemala. We give you the chance to explore the world and discover something about yourself in the process.

World-Sized Classroom
 A Quinnipiac student paints an elementary school wall blue in the rural village of La Ceiba

Redefining 'worldly'

A Quinnipiac student paints an elementary school in the rural village of La Ceiba. Quinnipiac's annual, faculty-led trips to Nicaragua also have included legal conferences on human rights, meetings with local teachers and public health screenings for local residents.

Honors Program

Members of the Honors program walk along the New York City High Line in the spring. Sky scrapers in the background.

Going beyond the campus

Members of the Quinnipiac University Honors Program took a tour of the 1.45-mile-long elevated High Line park over New York City. The students used the park as an example of the power of innovative thought. The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.

Exceed even your high expectations

If you are looking to stimulate your intellectual curiosity and satisfy your desire for academic leadership, the Quinnipiac Honors Program offers something unique. 

Students in our well-established program take advantage of the many cultural and learning opportunities across our campuses and in the Northeast. In our curriculum, we challenge students to think about the process of knowing, and in particular to explore “not knowing,” by investigating our assumptions, our knowledge and what is presented in any class. Our Signature courses help us practice curiosity and critical thinking by exploring identity from a wide variety of angles that are both familiar and unfamiliar.

Once you have been admitted to the university, we invite you to apply to the Honors Program. The application window will open December 1 to admitted students.

Honors Program

Service Learning

Paige Ashley Campbell claps her hands during Cultural & Global Engagement Welcome Dinner.

The first step in a global journey

New students had their first taste of the opportunities that lay before them at the annual Cultural and Global Engagement dinner. Here, Paige Ashley Campbell interacts with other students during the annual Cultural & Global Engagement Welcome Dinner.

Get ahead while giving back

Here, you'll have the chance to apply what you’ve learned in a setting where it matters. Fit children with age-appropriate bike helmets. Offer free tax assistance to lower-income residents in New Haven. Provide counseling and health care education to underserved patients in low-income areas. Through these types of opportunities and more, you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of course concepts and community needs while developing the skills that will make you more effective as a working professional.


A spring view of the floor-to-ceiling windows on the back of the Arnold Bernhard Library.

Study spaces with a great view

The Arnold Bernhard Library is a serene and comfortable place to study or work on team projects.

Campuses and Facilities

3 campuses purposefully built with you in mind

A view of Crescent residence hall on the York Hill Campus

Attention to detail

Each facility on Quinnipiac's three campuses has been carefully designed with our students in mind.

For 40 years, Quinnipiac has been working with a single architect to create a cohesive, village-like experience with the sole purpose of fostering connection and community. Our three campuses, spread over 600 scenic acres, are designed to be places that nurture and inspire the sharing of knowledge, that invite vibrant activity and quiet reflection. Every detail has been considered with your full experience as a student in mind.

Beyond first-rate libraries and dining and residential halls, our signature facilities include audiovisual recording studios that mirror those in industry; simulated health care settings; a Wall Street-standard financial technology center; and, for our engineering students, specialized workshops for thermodynamics and heat, hydraulics, advanced automation and rapid prototyping.

Our location, midway between New York City and Boston — in the middle of one of the world’s greatest concentrations of corporate headquarters, financial institutions and media organizations — expands our student experience in rich and challenging ways.

Our Campuses


Professor Ben Bogardus, left, talks with students during his class, Producing and Presenting the News

Behind the scenes

Professor Ben Bogardus has been recognized for his accomplishments with an Edward R. Murrow Award, multiple Emmy awards and Associated Press awards for excellence in journalism. Faculty members like Bogardus continue to contribute to their fields — and each of them is here because they want to teach.

400 full-time faculty with a singular focus — your success

Our professors are accomplished scholars and former industry leaders. They come to Quinnipiac because they love to teach. They measure their worth not by the number of their publications or by how many graduate students they supervise, but by the individual successes of the students in their classrooms. Our 400 full-time faculty members, complemented by hundreds of part-time professors, engage their students in a practice-focused education that balances theoretical and experiential learning. With an enviable student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1, you will be assured of close access and personal mentoring. It’s an exhilarating, powerful equation.


Full-time and Adjunct Faculty


Student-to-Faculty Ratio


You’re invited

We're excited that you're here — and considering becoming a part of #BobcatNation. 

Numbers don’t define a person. While we report numbers and guidelines, we consider you as an individual. Quinnipiac admissions counselors recognize that everybody is different — and we want to get to know you. And considering that the university you choose will become forever part of your personal identity, it's important that you make the right decision. This is where our admissions counselors come in. They are here to answer your questions and introduce you to deans, students and alumni to help you with your decision. It's a big one and we invite you to reach out to us to learn more.

Admissions counselor Matthew Tortora and a prospective student and her mother talk together while sitting in blue arm chairs.

Getting to know you

Quinnipiac admissions counselor Matthew Tortora interviews prospective student Rose Fishbein, of Tenafly, N.J., and her mother, Carla.


First-year students

A total of 1,964 students make up the Class of 2022.



Members of the Class of 2022 call 35 countries home, including Australia, Greece, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Spain.


Students of Color

One-fifth of the members of the Class of 2022 class self-identify as people of color.


Average SAT

On average, the entering first-year students scored 1180 on their SATs, and ranked in the top 25% of their high school class with an average GPA of 3.41.