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.

Alumni Feature After years of part-time jobs, Erin Cournoyer ’14 is on a path to a doctoral degree in Sociology
Online Learning 51-year-old Larry Emmons uses education as a catalyst to change his life and overcome his disabilities.


The Value of a Liberal Arts Education: Nick Anguelov
UMassD College of Arts & Sciences helps you achieve your dreams

College of Arts and Sciences News

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August 1, 2016 Renee Denno is making her dream a reality This past spring Renee joined UMass Dartmouth's online community as a Liberal Arts major with concentrations in Sociology and English.
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July 27, 2016 51-year-old Larry Emmons uses education as a catalyst to change his life and overcome his disabilities. Veteran returns to college as a way to cope with life after his military service.
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July 27, 2016 Professor Nancy O’Connor creates rare marine biology REU site Professor Nancy O’Connor and Professor Tara Rajaniemi were awarded a $343,070 grant through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Grant Program to provide hands-on research opportunities for young undergraduate researchers and scientists.