Overview

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.

Student Enrollment

Student enrollment


Undergraduate enrollment, Fall 2018

A colorful pie chart showing the student enrollment by program for 2018 in the College of Arts and Sciences

As of Fall 2018, the College of Arts and Sciences enrolled 1,784 undegraduate students across 21 programs, with a portion undeclared. The College of Arts and Sciences also offers a graduate program: Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology.

By the Numbers

3.39


Average GPA

1160


Median SAT score

25


Median ACT score

Career Outcomes

Career outcomes

A colorful pie chart showing the employment rate and graduate school rate for the College of Arts and Sciences

According to data collected in 2018, the College of Arts and Sciences has a success rate of 96%, with 43% of graduates employed and 53% of graduates currently attending graduate school.

Our graduates are pursuing advanced degrees at prestigious universities and careers at top companies such as:

Graduate Schools:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Fordham University
  • George Washington University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Yale University

Employers:

  • Amazon
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • GuGu Inc.
  • ID Tech
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Scholastic
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

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 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!

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.

Internships

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.  

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.

Quinnipiac offers opportunities for global learning in these places and many more around the globe. The only question is, where will you go?

Where will you go?

Quinnipiac offers opportunities for global learning in these places and many more around the globe. The only question is, where will you go?

QU in DC

Quinnipiac University in Washington, D.C., offers either a semester-long or two-week seminar series that gives students of all majors the chance to live, work and learn in the nation’s capital, the hub for American politics, government, international relations and national security. With more broadcast media companies, news organizations, elite public relations firms and government agencies than anywhere else in the world, D.C. offers an excellent opportunity for aspiring communications, political science and business professionals to kick start their careers.

QU in LA

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.

Faculty

Faculty

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.