College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty

Matt Bethea, right, participated in classes taught by Quinnipiac University Professor Don Sawyer, left. Photographed near the corner of State and Humphrey Streets in New Haven March 14, 2016. (Photograph by Christopher Beauchamp / for Quinnipiac University Magazine)

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.

Using hip-hop to create positive change

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences live and breathe their disciplines, and their collective scholarship, publications and accolades prove it. They are also true mentors who are passionate about developing future authors, analytical chemists, game designers and economists.

In their classrooms, you are encouraged to start leaving your mark early. They've helped students achieve their first creative and scientific publication credits, prepared them for prestigious graduate programs, and guided them on service learning courses all over the world. 

Sociology professor Don Sawyer embodies this spirit of academic exploration. He is one of many faculty members who create a culture of active, impactful learning — both in the classroom and out of it.

"As an educator, it is my goal to create an atmosphere that engages, excites and inspires students," says Sawyer, whose Hip-Hop in the Community program sparks creative expression in inner-city high school students. "I enjoy students' willingness to step outside of their boundaries and take intellectual journeys with me."

By the Numbers

99%


Major Success

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

91%


Meaningful Experiences

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

Antoine Campbell, left, and Tymothee Kelley-Anderson, far right, work with Hamden Police Chief Thomas Wydra during their summer internship with the police department. Campbell and Kelley-Anderson are Quinnipiac Presidential Public Service Fellows, a that program affords students the opportunity to spend the summer working with town governments.

Getting involved

Antoine Campbell, left, and Tymothee Kelley-Anderson, far right, work with Hamden Police Chief Thomas Wydra during their summer internship with the police department. Campbell and Kelley-Anderson are Quinnipiac Presidential Public Service Fellows, a that program affords students the opportunity to spend the summer working with town governments.

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).

Quinnipiac University senior Estee Zeldin works on her project during an Eco-Fashion course taught by Hanna Hejmowski Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Rocky Top Student Center on Quinnipiac's York Hill campus. The class will display their couture spring collection made from recycled items in the annual Sustainable Fashion Show on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2016 on the Quad at Quinnipiac's Mt. Carmel Campus.

Eco-fashion

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.

Students and faculty hike up Sleeping Giant Mountain, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 during Quinnipiac University's Hike to Yoga program. Participants begin at the foot of the mountain with a moment of guided meditation then hike the mountain alongside a guest speaker, who discusses a topic related to the Giant. When they reach the peak, the group practices guided yoga. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)
,Students and faculty hike up Sleeping Giant Mountain, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 during Quinnipiac University's Hike to Yoga program. Participants begin at the foot of the mountain with a moment of guided meditation then hike the mountain alongside a guest speaker, who discusses a topic related to the Giant. When they reach the peak, the group practices guided yoga. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University),Students and faculty hike up Sleeping Giant Mountain, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 during Quinnipiac University's Hike to Yoga program. Participants begin at the foot of the mountain with a moment of guided meditation then hike the mountain alongside a guest speaker, who discusses a topic related to the Giant. When they reach the peak, the group practices guided yoga. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)
,Students and faculty hike up Sleeping Giant Mountain, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 during Quinnipiac University's Hike to Yoga program. Participants begin at the foot of the mountain with a moment of guided meditation then hike the mountain alongside a guest speaker, who discusses a topic related to the Giant. When they reach the peak, the group practices guided yoga. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

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.

Freshman Isabelle Lopes laughs with friends in her Mountainview dorm room after classes Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Conn. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)
,Freshman Isabelle Lopes laughs with friends in her Mountainview dorm room after classes Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Conn. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University),Freshman Isabelle Lopes laughs with friends in her Mountainview dorm room after classes Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Conn. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)
,Freshman Isabelle Lopes laughs with friends in her Mountainview dorm room after classes Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Conn. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Residence life

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

Career

N'mey N'doua works with equipment during her microbiology lab with Professor Eugene Sung.

Clue seeking

N'mey N'doua works with equipment during her microbiology lab with Professor Eugene Sung.

Career Development

Discovery meets career preparation

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.
  • QU in LA 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.

 

Centers and Resources

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.

Admissions

Admissions

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.
    

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