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 Kristina Monteiro ’10 MA ’12 earns PhD and is the Assistant Director of Assessment & Evaluation at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Online Learning Online student Michael Weber will complete his undergraduate education after a fifteen-year hiatus proving that it is never too late to earn your degree


June 3, 2016 UMassD College of Arts & Sciences helps you achieve your dreams
April 21, 2016 College of Arts and Sciences transforms students one small step at a time.

College of Arts and Sciences News

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June 21, 2016 President Meehan awards 4 faculty members sci-tech and creative economy grants Grants include UMass Dartmouth research and outreach related to New Bedford's anti-slavery history, concussion-preventing materials, bio-degradable plastics for medical use, and partnership with Provincetown
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June 16, 2016 UMass Dartmouth hosts the 2016 Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL) conference The AEPL conference will explore layers of literacy−from immersion to reflection−in hopes of suggesting a shift in how schools approach teaching.
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June 16, 2016 Chancellor Helm addresses regional business leaders Describes economic, cultural and civic impact of UMass Dartmouth