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, 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 Professor of English and Black Studies and Director of the University’s Black Studies program Morgan James Peters (aka, Mwalim) earns Faculty Civic Leadership Award.
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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May 23, 2016 Kappa Delta Pi inducts new members UMass Dartmouth's Alpha Eta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi recognize the best of the best and induct them into the International Honor Society of Education
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May 23, 2016 Psychology Alumna gains faculty position at Brown University Kristina Monteiro ’10 MA ’12 earns PhD and is the Assistant Director of Assessment & Evaluation at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
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May 20, 2016 English and Women's and Gender Studies alumna sees everything fall in to place Katrina Semich, English and Women's and Gender Studies alumna, recently secured a position as a development associate with Marie Stopes International-US (MSI-US).


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