College of Arts & Sciences

We Believe In The Liberal Arts

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we believe in the value of a liberal arts education. All of our classes provide you with the ability to deal with complexity and diversity. We teach you to think critically, problem-solve, communicate, and apply the knowledge you learn to the larger world.

We Offer You Many Possibilities

As the largest college at UMass Dartmouth, we offer 19 majors and 20 minors. And we are prepared to teach you wherever you are. To do that, we have online undergraduate completion degrees, along with a graduate degree in Public Policy and several graduate certificates.

We tailor our five graduate programs so that they fit your individual needs and experiences. Additionally, the School of Education, which is housed within the college, offers graduate degrees and teacher licensure programs.

Your Success Is Our Success

To make sure our students succeed, we developed many connections for you throughout the college. Every student works with a faculty advisor to discuss degree planning, internships, study abroad opportunities, and more. In addition, we created the STAR Center, which helps you find ways to enrich your academic experience.

Learn more about our academic programs.


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Elizabeth Cross '17 earns prestigious internship at Yale University

College of Arts and Sciences News

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May 26, 2017 UMass Dartmouth online Public Policy program earns top 10 ranking ranks programs based on “career support services, available specializations, student outcomes, and course availability”
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May 22, 2017 Local science cafe debuts in New Bedford UMass Dartmouth Biology professor Jennifer Koop has partnered with Ann Parson, a local science writer, to bring the New Bedford Science Cafe to life, offering the chance for the general public to learn and engage with the scientific community.
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May 18, 2017 Fall River Portraits - Making Things On June 3, the Fall River Portraits ~ Making Things exhibit will take place from 1pm-3pm at the Narrows Center for the Arts. The exhibit, which is open to the public, is a collaboration between UMass Dartmouth students and Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School students.