Biology professor Courtney McGinnis earned a $21,000 grant to investigate river pollution.
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
The percentage of our 2016 College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are either employed or in graduate programs.
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).
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.
- 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.
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.
From the classroom to the community and out into the world
Our students don’t wait until graduation to start leaving their mark on the world. While here, they direct plays performed on New York stages, publish real scientific research and study major health issues from inside some of the world’s most at-risk regions.
Students simply follow the example their professors set for them. Scholars, artists and scientists, our faculty are active and highly respected in their fields. They excavate 4,000-year-old archeological dig sites, publish avant-garde poetry, and direct community outreach programs based on the power of hip-hop music.