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College of Arts and Sciences Quick Facts

The College of Arts and Sciences combines knowledge, skills and perspectives from across the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. Our graduates are system thinkers who learn to solve problems and work across society, not just in a particular field. Equipped with integrated and interdisciplinary learning tools, they have the ability to see the world through multiple lenses, making them adaptable and versatile — traits that are highly valued by employers in every industry.

College by the Numbers

98.5% Major Success

Percentage of our 2022 College of Arts and Sciences graduates who are either employed or pursuing graduate study six months after graduation.

+10.7% Above Average

Quinnipiac’s 10-year employment rate is 10.7% above the average of all private institutions in the country. It is also 9.7% higher than the national average of all public and private institutions. (Zippia.com, 2018)

#1 in the United States

#1 Best Employment Rate

For the third year in a row, the career site Zippia ranked Quinnipiac as the best college in the nation for employment 10 years after graduation.

Our Incoming Students

3.42 Average GPA

1158 Median SAT Score

25 Median ACT Score

Total Enrollment Fall 2023

As of Fall 2023, the College of Arts and Sciences enrolled 1,489 undergraduate students across 26 programs, with a portion undeclared. An additional 40 students are enrolled in graduate programs.

Total Enrollment: 1,529 students

  • Behavioral Neuroscience: 59
  • Biochemistry: 41
  • Biology: 152
  • Chemistry: 18
  • Criminal Justice: 167
  • Data Science: 22
  • Economics: 57
  • English: 49
  • Environmental Science: 11
  • Exploring Arts and Sciences Undeclared: 95
  • Gerontology: 4
  • Game Design & Development: 81
  • Health, Medicine and Society: 2
  • History: 39
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: 115
  • Individualized Major: 2
  • Law in Society: 72
  • Mathematics: 27
  • Philosophy: 5
  • Political Science: 96
  • Professional Studies: 4
  • Psychology: 304
  • Sociology: 49
  • Hispanic and Latin American Studies: 5
  • Sustainability & Environmental Policy: 3
  • Theater: 10
  • MS in Molecular & Cell Biology: 36
  • Graduate Certificate in Spanish Language for Medical Professionals: 4

  • Amazon

  • Apple

  • Boston Children’s Hospital

  • ESPN

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Fidelity Investments

  • ID Tech

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering

  • Moderna

  • Pratt & Whitney

  • Scholastic

  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

  • Walt Disney World

  • American University

  • Boston University

  • Brown University

  • Columbia University

  • Dartmouth College

  • Emerson College

  • Fordham University

  • New York University

  • St. John’s University

  • The London School of Economics

  • Quinnipiac University

  • Vermont Law School

  • Yale University

Academic and Career Advisement

Today’s career market requires that potential hires come prepared with the necessary skills, literacies and experience to thrive in the marketplace. To help guide students toward achieving this goal, we have built a new Advising Commons in the College of Arts and Sciences complex to facilitate our unique advising model, 360 Degree Advising, which combines academic and career advising. Students can gain advice and guidance to obtain domestic and international internships, attend career fairs and recruitment events with hundreds of corporations and companies, as well as be introduced to some of our 5,000+ professional contacts. This is how you will find your place among the 96% of our alumni who have either secured a full-time career that utilizes their passions and skills, or who are enrolled in graduate school 6 months after graduation on their way to securing that satisfying career. All College of Arts and Sciences students are encouraged to drop by the Advising Commons to talk with a dedicated specialist about how to thrive in this challenging marketplace, even after graduation. Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat!

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Experiential Learning

The College of Arts and Sciences has numerous experiential learning opportunities. Experiential learning extends the classroom beyond the four walls into the world outside, where students are asked to apply their classroom learning to solve a variety of real-world problems. It is the most powerful learning tool we have for preparing students to thrive in their chosen careers because it combines real-world application with understanding and mastery of the subject matter.



Many majors in the College of Arts and Sciences require that students participate in an internship, and we have dedicated faculty to support students in finding and applying to one or more internships during the academic year, or during school breaks. Students also have the opportunity to conduct independent research, or partner on faculty-led research in their respective fields of study.

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Global Opportunities

Compared to seniors at public peer institutions nationally, 16.6% more Quinnipiac seniors participated in a study abroad program during college (National Survey of Student Engagement 2017).

Guided study abroad adds a cultural dimension that students and employers both value highly.

In addition to Australia and New Zealand, Quinnipiac students have recently completed a study abroad program in the following destinations:

  • Canada
  • Mexico

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti

  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Nicaragua

  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru

  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine

  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Thailand

Make lasting connections across the country

Quinnipiac University in Washington, D.C.

The Quinnipiac University in Washington, D.C. program 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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Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles

Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles is a year-round program that allows students to live, work and learn in the heart of America’s entertainment industry. Los Angeles is home to the “Big 5” film studios, 10 professional sports franchises, major broadcast news network bureaus and a media market that reaches millions daily.

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Quinnipiac University in Budapest, Hungary

The Quinnipiac University in Budapest, Hungary program provides students of all majors the chance to live, work and learn as they study abroad in a foreign nation’s capital. Located in the heart of Central Europe, Budapest is a hub for international businesses and organizations that enable our students to complete internships or engage in research as part of an unforgettable resume-building experience.

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Quinnipiac’s professors in the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to the personal and professional success of every student. Passionate scholars who are accomplished in their own fields, our faculty members see teaching as their number one priority. Small class sizes, professors who are approachable and a close-knit community create the kind of supportive, enriching environment that is rare. Our faculty members are personally invested in seeking ways to help students develop into strong, leading professionals.

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