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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College of Arts and Sciences News

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July 12, 2017 UMass Dartmouth STEM research center gets new director on 10th anniversary Dr. Chandra Orrill seeks to build on the late James Kaput’s vision of “democratizing math education”
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June 26, 2017 UMass Dartmouth completes transfer of WUMD-FM license to RIPR University receives $1.5 million for need-based student aid and other initiatives; RIPR brings local public service journalism to region; WUMD goes online; UMass Dartmouth and RIPR to collaborate on new journalism efforts
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June 24, 2017 Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announces new Advisory Council members Distinguished members of community and university will lend expertise and experience to the nation’s preeminent Center devoted to sharing the cultural and intellectual capital of the Lusophone world