Science Center at night

College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Scranton. Our College is the largest in the University, with almost 2,000 undergraduates, 16 academic departments, and graduate programs in Theology, Chemistry, and Software Engineering. In keeping with the Jesuit commitment to Cura Personalis, we provide many opportunities for our students to explore their talents and interests. For this reason, we offer more than 30 undergraduate majors, as well as a wide range of minors, concentrations, and interdisciplinary programs. For instance, a student who comes to the University of Scranton with an interest in Biology might decide to continue this interest in a job after graduation, or in graduate school, or in medicine. She might discover that her interests and abilities are better suited to a major in Biochemistry; or Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; or Neuroscience; or Biomathematics; or Biophysics. Our faculty and advising staff are deeply committed to working with every student in this process of discovery and transformational education.

Our College also supports the University’s commitment to the Magis—a restless desire for excellence. We host the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program and the University’s undergraduate Honors Program, and we collaborate with the Kania School of Management in the University’s Program of Excellence in International Business.

We believe that our College draws upon the best traditions of the liberal arts and Ignatian education within a comprehensive university. This approach allows us to look towards the future as we design programs to meet the greatest needs of both our students and the communities in which they will live and work. This year, in particular, we look forward to the completion or our new Integrated Science Center, which has been designed to facilitate collaboration between the various science disciplines and to engage students in research and discovery.

I invite you to learn more about our academic community at the University of Scranton, especially our commitment to academic excellence and to educating men and women for others.

Brian Conniff Brian P. Conniff, Dean
College of Arts and Sciences