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Welcome to the UMass Dartmouth College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)!

As the largest college at UMass Dartmouth, CAS houses more than 35 undergraduate and 15 graduate programs, providing students the options, resources, network, and education for a degree and careers in many different fields.

Our CAS students have vital learning experiences that:

  • encourage rigorous pursuit of knowledge
  • inspire intellectual curiosity
  • welcome differing points of view and cultures
  • appreciate personal expression
  • prepare for careers across a variety of fields

These experiences help you gain the skills you need for the careers of tomorrow:

  • think critically
  • communicate effectively
  • problem-solve
  • analyze complex issues
  • apply knowledge to the larger world

Learn more about the value of a liberal arts education.

Key facts

  • 18 departments that offer over 50 different academic programs
  • 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students (fall 2022)
  • 1 to 15 faculty to student ratio (2022)
  • $18.5 million in research grants awarded and 4 Fulbright Scholars awarded between 2017 and 2022
  • Accelerated degrees including 4+1 Master’s in Data Science, 4+1 Master’s in Teaching, and 3+3 Juris Doctorate
  • 96% of CAS graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate studies within 6 months of graduation
  • 100% of Economics, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Sociology & Anthropology and Women’s & Gender Studies class of 2021 graduates were employed full-time within 6 months of graduation
  • 51% first generation students (2022)
  • 41.4% students of color (2022)
  • Top 38% of US Graduate programs in Education (US News and World Reports, 2022)
  • #3 Best Online Bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender Studies (Academic Influence, 2022)
  • #4 Best Online Bachelor’s in Public Administration (Academic Influence, 2022)
  • #7 Best Graduate Programs in Public Affairs in Massachusetts (US News and World Reports, 2022)
  • #10 Best Online Bachelor’s in English (Academic Influence, 2022)
  • #10 Best Online Bachelor’s in Economics (Academic Influence, 2022)

World-class faculty

As a national research university, we take pride in our world-class faculty who teach in the classroom and provide hands-on learning and practical skills developed through research and internships. We have experts in many fields, including biology, chemistry, history, political science, psychology, and more.

The art and science of student success

We take pride in our students’ success, and we work tirelessly to create programs and initiatives that help students succeed at UMass Dartmouth. With our low student-faculty ratio, we can provide one-to-one advising and mentorship with faculty members for all of our students. We also have the CAS STAR Center, which provides access to two full-time academic advisors that are dedicated to College of Arts and Sciences students.

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