College of Arts and Sciences. Thomas Rozea ' 16 Health Sciences, Paige Meyer '19 School of Communications, Adrien Chan '19, Entry Level Physcian Assistant. Professor Kate Philips. Newly-renovated Anatomy & Physiology Lab (Buckman Center 129). (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University.  Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.,College of Arts and Sciences. Thomas Rozea ' 16 Health Sciences, Paige Meyer '19 School of Communications, Adrien Chan '19, Entry Level Physcian Assistant. Professor Kate Philips. Newly-renovated Anatomy & Physiology Lab (Buckman Center 129). (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University.  Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.,College of Arts and Sciences. Thomas Rozea ' 16 Health Sciences, Paige Meyer '19 School of Communications, Adrien Chan '19, Entry Level Physcian Assistant. Professor Kate Philips. Newly-renovated Anatomy & Physiology Lab (Buckman Center 129). (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University.  Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.,College of Arts and Sciences. Thomas Rozea ' 16 Health Sciences, Paige Meyer '19 School of Communications, Adrien Chan '19, Entry Level Physcian Assistant. Professor Kate Philips. Newly-renovated Anatomy & Physiology Lab (Buckman Center 129). (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University.  Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.

Why College of Arts and Sciences?

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Why College of Arts and Sciences

Leading a culture of innovation

At the College of Arts and Sciences, we are leading a revolution in how to prepare students for an increasingly complex work world. We emphasize strong, individualized work, as well as the acquisition of diverse skills that translate well into real-world careers.

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences don’t simply think about conducting their own scientific research, tackling entrepreneurial endeavors, or submitting scholarly and creative work to journals. They make it happen, following the example of dedicated professors who engage in the very professions they teach. Educators and mentors, they’ll not only spark the curiosity to ask questions, but help develop the tools necessary to answer them for yourself.

BEKES, HUNGARY - AUGUST 5: Students participate in an excavation on August 5, 2015 near Bekes, Hungary. (Photo by Arpad Kurucz/Getty Images Assignment for Quinnipiac University)

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BEKES, HUNGARY - AUGUST 5: Students participate in an excavation on August 5, 2015 near Bekes, Hungary. (Photo by Arpad Kurucz/Getty Images Assignment for Quinnipiac University)

Our interdisciplinary approach combines knowledge and skills from across the humanities, social and natural sciences, and 8 other professional schools. You’ll develop the flexible, nuanced ways of thinking and problem solving highly valued by employers. You’ll learn to collaborate with those from other backgrounds, while adding new perspectives and skills to your repertoire.

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Skills to impact your community

Taking part in a Presidential Public Service Fellowship as part of his criminal justice major, Tymothee Kelley-Anderson '18 developed real-world experience and a unique perspective on what he wanted to devote his life to doing.

Distinctive Learning Communities

Dress rehearsal of Quinnipiac Theater Program’s production of The Imaginary Invalid, November 8, 2017, in the Theater Arts Center

Dress rehearsal of Quinnipiac Theater Program’s production of The Imaginary Invalid, November 8, 2017, in the Theater Arts Center

Professional opportunity and creative collaboration

The College of Arts and Sciences is a community of proactive individuals who value diversity, inclusion and collaboration. It is built around the idea that powerful scholarship, a passionate pursuit of knowledge, and a grounded education in 21st century skills provide the best preparation for a satisfying life beyond college.


Students of all majors regularly participate in numerous venues for creative, scientific and social engagement. These include campus-wide poetry competitions and theater productions, mock trial competitions and the student-run Psychological Science Symposium. Our faculty embody this active learning philosophy. They often involve students in their own work, and regularly guide them as they tackle their own independent research and other projects.

Our unique Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) allow students to live with peers who share similar academic interests, professional aspirations and lifestyles, and even facilitate cultural exchange. In addition to a strong support system, these communities enable students to more actively engage with their major, their campus and their future livelihoods.

What our Graduates are Doing

Lasting success in a rapidly changing job market

This is a good time to be an arts and sciences major: the complex and changing work world that our graduates enter is hungry for the skills and expertise that a Quinnipiac education provides.

Graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences not only break into their desired fields, they are actively shaping them. Our alumni work as educators, analytical chemists, business consultants and advisers on presidential campaigns. Some handle outreach for social justice organizations, or set design for professional theaters. Others advance to law and medical school, or a variety of top graduate programs around the country. 

Wherever they choose to take their talent and ambitions, our alumni are proof that there is no set path or destination for any one major, and that career possibilities are numerous for arts and sciences graduates. 

Examples of Where Our Graduates Work

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Position

Amazon

Associate Account Executive

Boston Children's Hospital

Research Assistant

Connecticut Agricultural Research Center

Entomology Research Assistant

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Research Technician

HB Studios

Stage Manager

IDTech

Lead Instructor of Game Design and Development

Pratt & Whitney

HR Client Manager

RCS Learning Center

Behavior Therapist

Sportscare Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist Assistant

State of Connecticut

Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor

Strategic Financial Solutions

Litigation Representative

Sun Products

Associate Research and Development Scientist

U.S. Coast Guard

Maritime Enforcement Specialist

WALB-TV

Multimedia Journalist

Yale University School of Medicine

Researcher

In their Words

“One very important lesson that I learned was how to turn adversity into motivation. Over the past four years, I believe that I have learned more than I ever expected about how to never lose my drive, even in the face of personal and academic challenges.”
Rachel Steinhauer '16
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“The professors here spend time making sure you understand things and bring in a lot of personal stories. You need those firsthand stories to figure out how everything fits, especially with law. If you understand the principle, that’s great. But if you can't apply it, it's no good.”
Peter Cunniff '15
College of Arts and Sciences
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“I want to become a doctor so that I can help alleviate the causes of patient suffering. I’m also deeply curious about the inner workings of the brain. What’s so amazing about research is that you are part of the production of knowledge rather than just a consumer of it. It gives me a better framework for understanding what I learn in my classes and it's challenging to work on something new that isn't published yet.”
Allyson Wolf ’15
Behavioral Neuroscience

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