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Sociology professor Don Sawyer talks with a young student outside a building with a painted mural of a butterfly

Performance art

Sociology professor Don Sawyer, left, runs a “hip hop advisory” program at a New Haven high school. The goal? To keep at-risk students from dropping out by working with them to write and perform rap lyrics. “It gave us a reason to want to go to school,” says former high school student Matt Bethea, right.

Don Sawyer, sociology professor, uses hip-hop to create positive change

"As an educator, it is my goal to create an atmosphere that engages, excites and inspires students. I aim to create an environment where knowledge is co-produced. Being a first-generation college student has grounded me and kept me mindful of the importance of outreach, opportunity and access. With all of the sacrifices others have made to help me be successful, restricting my work to campus would not be fulfilling. I believe it is my responsibility to use my scholarship and social position to serve my community. I enjoy students' willingness to step outside of their boundaries and take intellectual journeys with me."

By the Numbers


Major Success

The percentage of our 2016 College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are either employed or in graduate programs.


Meaningful Experiences

The percentage of Quinnipiac seniors who rated their overall experience as "good" or "excellent." (NSSA 2015 National Survey)

Programs at a Glance

Engage, create and explore

You are unique. Your education should be no different. Twenty-one majors, 31 minors, and two graduate and dual-degree programs across 12 departments present you not only with options, but the means to make Quinnipiac the place where your passions and your future livelihood intersect. Our highly individualized 360 Advising program helps you to find the right major and internship opportunities that align with your talents, interests and professional goals.

Whatever your strengths and academic focus may be, a host of resources within the College of Arts and Sciences is available for you to deepen your skill set and broaden your interests.

School and Campus Life

Find your roots

Your learning begins in the classroom. Your growth as a student and an individual continues outside of it. The College of Arts and Sciences is a moveable hub where individuals from all academic groups converge, not diverge. You’ll live and work in a community of other like-minded students who share your interests and values, but also offer different ideas and perspectives.

Whether you live on campus or off, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in numerous organizations and yearly events alongside students of different academic departments and social backgrounds. These include annual university-wide writing competitions, Humanitarian Service Trips, the Mock Trial Program, Nobel Laureate Summit and the truly unique Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS).

Estee Zeldin ’16 secures a pin on her eco-friendly clothing garment


Estee Zeldin ’16 works on a project in an Eco-Fashion class taught by Hanna Hejmowski. Zeldin’s work was displayed in the annual Earth Day Sustainable Fashion Show in April 2016; all outfits are made from recycled items. "I believe that once we show our outfits, people will see that it's possible to look sexy and to look fierce, and still keep our Earth a healthy place," says Zeldin.

A group of students in casual wear climb up rocks on the Sleeping Giant mountain

Mountain meditation

Students and faculty hike up Sleeping Giant Mountain in September as part of the Hike to Yoga Program, which includes a guided meditation, a lecture by a guest speaker, and a group yoga session on the summit. The popular program is held several times in both spring and fall.

Isabelle Lopes '20 smiles as she lays on her bed with pictures on the wall behind her

Residence life

Isabelle Lopes '20 enjoys living with other freshmen in the Mountainview residence on the Mount Carmel Campus.


A student labels a test tube at a counter with equipment in a lab

Career Development

A Quinnipiac education is an active learning experience that cultivates your core talents and interests, while tailoring them to real-world ambitions. The skills of creative problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, research and communication are universal commodities to employers in every corner of the job market.

With numerous career resources available, we’ll help you decide exactly which one you belong in, and make sure you arrive there. Hundreds of internship opportunities, as well as career fairs, career counseling services, professional development workshops and networking events position you for a spectrum of employment options upon graduation.

Student Opportunities

  • 400+ internships
  • Faculty-mentored research
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Semester in Washington, D.C.
  • Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles program

Centers and Resources

Learning spaces that inspire

Situated in the shadow of Sleeping Giant and Mount Carmel’s pine grove, the Dean Robert W. Evans College of Arts and Sciences Center houses collaborative classrooms, computer labs and other fully equipped facilities dedicated to student-centered learning. The college's nerve center, it is also the home of Montage, the student-run literary and arts journal, as well as the Quinnipiac Literary Society and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.

Surrounding the Robert Evans Center, spaces as diverse as the Black Box Theater, Echlin classrooms and Center for Psychological Sciences host a number of annual programs, student-run events and competitions that allow for a cross pollination of interests and ideas. Many also provide a window into real archaeological study, or the philanthropic world of Nobel Peace Prize winners.

Academic support is also always close at hand. The Learning Commons is an interdisciplinary academic support hub where students can turn weak subjects into strengths - or help others do the same.

A student reads his notebook sitting in an outdoor courtyard by the College of Arts and Sciences buildings.

A convergence of ideas

The Dean Robert W. Evans College of Arts and Sciences Center, buildings 1, 2 and 3, houses classrooms, faculty offices and the Black BoxTheater.


Take your first step

The opportunities and pathways made available to you in the College of Arts and Sciences are numerous. If you're ready to start forging your path, we're here to help. The admissions process is straightforward and seamless, and representatives from the Office of Admissions will answer any questions you may have about specific department and program requirements, application materials and deadlines and financial aid. The first step is yours to take. Make it happen.