Quinnipiac University

College of Arts and Sciences Facilities and Resources

We encourage and enable students of all majors to pursue their deepest interests — while also cultivating new experiences and skill sets along the way. From a student-run theater, to museums alive with cultural history and a center for psychological study, numerous venues for creative expression, scientific research and career exposure are all within your reach.

Gateways to interdisciplinary learning, self-directed work and personal expansion

Our facilities, centers and institutes enable you to deepen your understanding of your major and get busy experiencing it. Consider them your passport to professional exposure, creative exchange and international immersion. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with peers from other disciplines, as well as dedicated professors moving their field forward. You’ll gain cultural sensitivity, social awareness and a global perspective along the way. These are the competencies employers in every field are looking for in job candidates, regardless of their academic background. This is where you start developing them.

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Numerous venues for creative expression, scientific research and career exposure are all within your reach.

Spaces to turn what you know and love into what you do

We provide students from every major with the venues to put our philosophy of an active, multidisciplinary education into practice, as well as to explore callings they never knew they had.

The main hub for all students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Robert W. Evans College of Arts and Sciences Center is also where students from our 8 other schools build their core liberal arts foundation. Its 2 buildings are crossroads of knowledge and skills, where students of all disciplines cultivate a strong sense of civic and global engagement and responsibility.

  • Modern, collaborative-style classrooms
  • State-of-the-art computer labs
  • Numerous student-led special interest groups
  • Montage, the student-run literary and arts journal
  • Quinnipiac Literary Society
  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • Dedicated resources for academic guidance and career development

The labs at Buckman Center and Tator Hall serve many of our courses in anatomy and physiology, anthropology, biology, chemistry and physics. They reinforce our commitment to science literacy and exploration, and emulate the laboratories used by professional research scientists, archeologists and medical examiners.

Whether they are mixing compounds, carbon dating, examining tissue samples or administering stress tests, students in the natural sciences have access to state-of-the-art equipment, including:

  • VO2 MAX bikes and body temperature probes
  • Motion detectors and spectrometers
  • Full cadaver and dissection lab

The events and activities held at the Echlin Center bring arts and sciences students together with those from other schools to expand their outlook intellectually, creatively and professionally. These include:

  • Visiting authors, musical performances and open mics
  • The YAWP! Series, an open dialogue on creativity and the arts
  • The QUINNIES, an annual screening and award ceremony for Quinnipiac student filmmakers
  • The annual Donald Hall Poetry, and Wilder Fiction Prizes

The Echlin Center gives students a place to form lifelong relationships over shared passions and goals. For instance, the Honors Lounge, the official meeting place for students enrolled in Quinnipiac’s Honors Program. Here, Honor students can connect, converse and explore future academic and leadership opportunities together. Many student-run organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities, host regular movie nights and other fun events in Kresge Hall throughout the year as well.

Quinnipiac University in Washington, D.C.

The Quinnipiac University in Washington, D.C. program (QU in DC) gives enthusiastic students from a range of majors the opportunity to live and intern in the nation’s capital, the hub for American politics, government, international relations and national security. Our network is constantly expanding and consists of numerous organizations in the D.C. area, including national security agencies, congressional offices and the White House, as well as think tanks, news corporations, and public affairs agencies.

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Partnerships

An education in the College of Arts and Sciences is local, national and worldwide. How do we make that possible? One way is through immersive partnership programs that give you the chance to bring your creative work to life, move a company forward, and do real, tangible good in the world. In these programs, industry veterans become your peers and mentors.

Who are some of our partners?

  • The Global Engagement Fellows Program sends exceptional students to the United Nations in New York City to attend a seminar dedicated to human rights issues and global justice. In the spring, they travel to the University of Oxford, in England, to take part in research, collaborate with peers from other institutions, and present their work under the guidance of Oxford scholars.
  • Through Alianza Americana in León, Nicaragua or the Centro Educativo Pavarotti in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, science majors travel annually to work in collaboration with elementary and high schools. This interprofessional program connects students from STEM and education majors with local educators, and together they work on scientific experiments and presentations.

  • Lab Synergy
  • Oxford Consortium for Human Rights
  • Alianza Americana
  • Strokestown Park House & Famine Museum, Ireland
  • Inside Out Prison Exchange Program

  • Maynooth University, Ireland
  • University of Dublin, Ireland
  • University of College Cork, Ireland
  • Dublin City University, Ireland

Additional Resources

Centers and Institutes

Center for Psychological Science
The Center for Psychological Science is the main learning and research hub for the psychology department. Specialized classrooms allow for group projects, student-faculty meetings, independent study research, interviews, survey studies and experiments.

Bioanthropology Research Institute
The Bioanthropology Research Institute is an interdisciplinary hub linking the study of biology, anthropology, archaeology and paleontology. The institute performs research on mummified humans, animals and ancient artifacts through applications such as diagnostic imaging, video endoscopy, photography and laboratory analysis.

Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute
Through a program of lectures, conferences, courses and publications, Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University offers a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of the Irish Famine, also known as An Gorta Mór. The Institute also fosters an appreciation for Irish culture and history.

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