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.

The College Offers 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, a 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.

Arts & Sciences Professors Shannon Jenkins and Doug Roscoe’s new book demonstrates local party organization has remained critically important in American politics.
The Value of a Liberal Arts Education In our recent video series, Dean Riley talks about the importance of a liberal arts education

College of Arts and Sciences News

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April 27, 2016 Professor Morgan James Peters (aka, Mwalim) receives civic leadership award at annual Civic Engagement Summit UMass Dartmouth shines spotlight on faculty commitment to civic engagement
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April 27, 2016 UMassD announces 2016 Commencement honorees Nearly 2,000 to receive diplomas
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April 21, 2016 UMass Dartmouth welcomes renowned poet Claudia Rankine April 25 Highly acclaimed poet to read from award winning works as part of University’s celebration of National Poetry Month


April 21, 2016 College of Arts and Sciences transforms students one small step at a time.
February 23, 2016 Arnie Talk: Robert Fisher