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.


Studying biology was the catalyst for Aaron Aker's journey to Harvard Medical School
The STAR Center is the one-stop shop for the College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences News

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February 16, 2017 UMass Dartmouth to host two-day teach-in focused on diversity and social justice Multiple events on March 1-2 designed to promote active civic engagement and open dialogue
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February 13, 2017 UMass Dartmouth professor wins grant to develop new course on the role of Islam in shaping the political landscape of the Middle East University of Notre Dame-based Global Religion Research Initiative program designed to promote understanding of the role of religion in the lives of individuals and societies worldwide
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January 27, 2017 Professor Maureen Hall creates and endows scholarship for students to teach and study in India In memory of her parents, Dr. Maureen Hall established a scholarship for students and teachers to teach and learn overseas.