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Professors active in their fields
Our faculty include a long list of authors, researchers and Fulbright Scholars who are actively shaping their fields and enriching communities—and involving their students as they do it. Sociology professor Don Sawyer is one such example.
Sawyer is the founder of a program that uses the medium of hip-hop to inspire artistic expression and critical analysis in urban high schools. He regularly includes his sociology students to not only observe but assist him on site, and he has invited high schoolers to campus to discuss their experiences. A first-generation college student, Sawyer is motivated by the sacrifices others have made for him, and is mindful of the importance of outreach, opportunity and access.
“I believe it is my responsibility to use my scholarship and social position to serve my community. As an educator, it is my goal to create an atmosphere that engages, excites and inspires students. I enjoy students’ willingness to step outside of their boundaries and take intellectual journeys with me.”Don SawyerAssistant professor of sociology
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
Near endless pathways to your future
You are unique. Your education should be no different. 20 majors, 31 minors, 2 graduate and dual-degree programs present you with near limitless options. Additionally, opportunities in Quinnipiac’s 8 other professional schools will show you ways to utilize your major that you never would’ve imagined before. This emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration is what makes Quinnipiac the place where your passions and your future livelihood intersect.
Our flexible curriculums ensure that every course taken is meaningful. A cluster of electives can easily be focused into minor or lead to a second major—leading to broader professional opportunities. Many programs require at least one internship to graduate, while many others purposely offer the opportunity to study abroad or participate in international immersion trips. Focused academics and experiential learning also prepare students for graduate study in numerous fields. Every year, an increasing number of our graduates are accepted to medical and law school, as well PhD, MFA, MBA and a variety of doctoral programs.
It’s possible that you won’t have a clear picture of what your future looks like at first. With so many majors available, finding the one that fits you can be difficult. You may have multiple interests and passions, and the “right major” may be a double-major. That’s why we offer CAS110, a first-semester course for undeclared students that exposes them to a variety of subjects and helps define their unique strengths and goals. A supportive network that includes a designated faculty advisor will guide you through this explorative process and set you on a long-term path to success.
School and Campus Life
Find your roots — and expand them
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. You’ll live and work in a community of other 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 programs and various 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).
Merging academics with career development
A Quinnipiac education is an active learning experience that cultivates your core talents and interests, while tailoring them to real-world ambitions.
It’s a fact that 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, positioning you for a spectrum of employment options upon graduation.
This decision is what our student advising platform is all about. CAS360 seamlessly integrates academic and career development throughout the entirety of your college experience. Along the way, you’ll have access to hundreds of domestic and international internship opportunities, as well as career fairs, professional development workshops, networking events and study abroad options.
- 400+ internships
- Faculty-mentored research
- Study abroad opportunities
- Semester in Washington, D.C.
- Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles program
Centers and Resources
Building networks, expanding career opportunities
Our facilities are a crossroads for creative and professional interests, and will connect you to internships, international immersion, volunteering and even the philanthropic world of Nobel Peace Prize winners. The Bioanthropology Institute provides a gateway to real archaeological study; the Center for Psychological Sciences features professional seminars and research opportunities for students and faculty alike; and the Quinnipiac Theater Arts Center showcases our talent to the greater community every year during its mainstage season. Others, such as the Albert Schweitzer Institute, bring former Nobel Laureates and other internationally renowned figures to campus every year.
The Dean Robert W. Evans College of Arts and Sciences Center, situated in the shadow of Sleeping Giant State Park and Mount Carmel’s pine grove, is the spiritual heart of the college. The Robert Evans Center houses student-centered classrooms, laboratories and other resources. It is also the home of Montage, the student-run literary and arts journal, as well as the Quinnipiac Literary Society.
Academic and career 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.