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The College of Arts & Sciences provides our students with a private college educational experience at public university value. Our students have vital learning experiences that:

  • encourage rigorous pursuit of knowledge
  • inspire intellectual curiosity
  • welcome differing points of view and cultures
  • appreciate personal expression

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

As the largest college on campus, we house and support undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. We have 18 departments that offer over 40 different academic programs. We're home to more than 3100 undergraduate and graduate students and over 190 full-time faculty.

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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