Overview

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

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.

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 backgrounds. This is where you start developing them.

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Kristina Leider ’19 wears safety goggles while measuring liquid into a beaker in a chemistry lab.

Precise experience

Kristina Leider ’19 measures liquid into a beaker during a chemistry lab in the Clarice L. Buckman Center on the university’s Mount Carmel Campus.

Facilities

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.

Our facilities and centers are equipped with the technology and resources that reflect the many environments that you will one day work in, allowing you to apply the the skills of your major. They provide gateways to scientific research, archeological study and social justice outreach around the globe. They also host numerous groups and organizations dedicated to academic excellence, creative pursuits and cultural enrichment. 

Dean Robert W. Evans College of Arts and Sciences Center

All paths lead through the Dean Robert W. Evans College of Arts and Sciences Center.

The main hub for all students in the College of Arts and Sciences, The Robert W. Evans Center is also where students from our 8 other schools build their core liberal arts foundation. Its two 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
  • Home of Montage, the student-run literary and arts journal; the Quinnipiac Literary Society; and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • Dedicated resources for academic guidance and career development
Chemistry professor Andri Smith talks with two students at a desk with a screen displaying formulas behind them

Collaboration at the core

Professor Andri Smith works with Jennifer Evans, left, and Samantha Barschow during a chemistry class in one of our collaborative classrooms. These classrooms feature several large tables each with their own large screen where students can engage in small group discussions.

Four students and professor Jamie Ullinger wear exam gloves and take measurements of mummified remains in a lab.

Piecing the past together

Professor Jamie Ullinger, co-director of the Bioanthropology Institute at Quinnipiac, guides anthropology students as they examine an infant's mummified remains.

Buckman Center Labs

The labs at Buckman Center serve many of our courses in chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy and physiology and anthropology. 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

Echlin Center Classrooms

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.

Partnerships

Gain valuable experience alongside industry professionals

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 Barrow Group Theatre Company, a New York City-based theater dedicated to producing new and groundbreaking American plays, gives students the experience of staging their productions, and working and studying with Barrow Group’s professional artists and staff. 
  • 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.
A female student points at a male student as they rehearse a scene.

Center stage

Yara Farahmand '16 and Ryan Devaney '18 rehearse their play, "Rent's Due," in the Black Box Theater, in preparation for the annual New Play Festival.

Eric Weinstein, COO of Lab Synergy, stand behind a counter with laboratory equipment and safety glasses.

Real-world research opportunities

Eric Weinstein, COO of Lab Synergy, and Quinnipiac University Alumni, at the Lab Synergy headquarters in Goshen, New York.

Program Partnerships


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

University Partnerships


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

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Outside, evening view of the Theatre Arts Center building

In the spotlight

The Theatre Arts Center on Sherman Avenue is the hub for theater programs at Quinnipiac.

Theatre Arts Center

Professor Daly in the foreground watches several students act a scene in front of a black curtain

Putting talent to the test

Students audition during call backs for the performance of "Doubt" at the Theatre Arts Center.

Expression takes center stage

In Fall 2017, we opened the Theatre Arts Center. The space is located at 515 Sherman Avenue, just around the corner from the York Hill Campus.

The facility features a state-of-the-art black box theater, scenic shop, design studios, classrooms, faculty offices, a student lounge and additional rehearsal space. 

Located just next door to the music rehearsal space, it's a destination for Quinnipiac students with a passion for the performing arts.

Visit theater.qu.edu

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Close up view of a sculpture of a "coffin ship" that brought immigrants from Ireland to America during the The Great Hunger.

Bringing history to life

This sculpture is a miniature version of the large Famine Ship outdoor sculpture produced by John Behan in 1997 and located under Croagh Patrick in County Mayo facing the Atlantic Ocean. This work of art remembers the millions of Irish who emigrated from Ireland during and following The Great Hunger, in particular the thousands who died on the so-called "coffin ships," attempting to make the long and difficult journey across the Atlantic.

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. The center is also equipped with cutting-edge resources, including a cognition lab with a sound-attenuated chamber and analyzing software, an eye-tracking device for research on attention and a full library of psychology books and media.

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. Faculty from the Bioanthropology Research Institute also mentor students as part of the Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) project, a six-week archaeological dig in Hungary that provides qualified students the opportunity to engage in real field research, and build the technical and analytical skills necessary to enter science-related fields. The BAKOTA project is led by QU Professor Julia Giblin and sponsored by the National Science Foundation (Research Experience for Undergraduates program), with additional support from QU’s Central European Institute.

Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute

Through a program of lectures, conferences, courses and publications, Ireland's Great Hunger Institute 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. To encourage original scholarship and meaningful engagement, the institute develops and makes available the Great Hunger Collection—a unique array of primary, secondary and cultural sources—to students and scholars. In educating people of all ages and backgrounds about the Great Hunger, the institute also supports the mission of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum.