About the College
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and oldest academic division. Not only is the college the foundation for Scranton’s liberal arts programs, it also includes our renowned science and technology programs. Programs are designed for students to excel in their chosen careers and in pursuing education after graduation. The college is responsible for nearly all courses included in the General Education program, taken by all University students. This curriculum provides a foundation for learning in the Jesuit tradition that serves students throughout their life.
Arts & Culture
In addition to hosting special arts and culture programs that provide lectures, concerts, exhibits and theatre performances, The University of Scranton offers minors in Art History, Music History and Studio Art. Each discipline aims to develop a student’s creative expression, to prompt aesthetic appreciation, to develop critical thinking and to deepen understanding of the impulse to create with sound and image.
Science as a Human Endeavor
The University of Scranton provides a rich and stimulating intellectual environment allowing students and faculty to engage in scientific discovery. Acknowledging the importance of learning from direct research endeavors and collaboration with colleagues, we firmly believe that science is a human endeavor; therefore, the integration of the humanities into the sciences is critical to our identity as a Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition.
The Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA Program allows students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences to pursue an accelerated master of business administration degree. Students with a non-business undergraduate degree may be required to take up to 12 credits in qualifying courses and an additional 36 credits of graduate coursework to complete the MBA. degree. The accelerated program affords students considerable cost and time savings by allowing them to complete graduate course requirements while still enrolled as undergraduates.
Students of the humanities at Scranton learn to perceive the world in a nuanced light, which enables them to grow not just as scholars but as people. Professors encourage a dialogue about the experiences that unite us as human beings. In turn, humanities students at Scranton become sophisticated readers and writers, complex critical thinkers and engaged citizens. They gain context that enhances their learning in all of their courses and develop crucial skills that they carry with them throughout their careers and lives.
If you thrive on being intellectually challenged, you’ll find your place in our programs of excellence!
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Students of the humanities at Scranton grow not just as scholars but also as people.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest college within The University of Scranton, with almost 2,000 students and 16 academic departments. In keeping with the Jesuit commitment to education of the whole person, we emphasize teaching as mentoring, excellence in research, and service to others. We believe our college draws upon the best of Ignatian education by emphasizing the promotion of social justice and the formation of students as women and men with a sense of stewardship for themselves, others, their environments and their communities.
Our approach encourages students to engage the complexity of our diverse and globalized world through careful and critical analysis. For this reason, we offer more than 40 majors, as well as a wide range of minors, concentrations and interdisciplinary programs. We encourage students to view their education as the pursuit of knowledge for both their own personal advancement and as a resource to the broader human community.
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.
Dr. Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D
The University of Scranton
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