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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences



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.


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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.

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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.

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Academic Advising

The College of Arts and Sciences provides students with the knowledge, resources and referrals to assist them in making informed decisions and taking positive actions to meet their educational, career and life goals.

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Pre-Health Professions

The University of Scranton’s Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions Programs have a long tradition of preparing graduates to excel on the next level, most notably medical school. Scranton pre-professional students have the opportunity, not only to succeed academically, but also to develop an understanding of the complex needs of an evolving health care system.


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Honors Programs

If you thrive on being intellectually challenged, you’ll find your place in our programs of excellence!

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The Royal Reads Program

2018-2019 Royal Read: "Stories from the Shadows" by James J. O'Connell, M.D.

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Study Abroad

Embark on the experience of a lifetime and distinguish yourself to employers!

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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 Cura Personalis, we provide many opportunities for students to explore their talents and interests. For this reason, we offer more than 30 majors, as well as a wide range of minors, concentrations and interdisciplinary programs. We believe our college draws upon the best of a 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.

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. Brian P. Conniff, Ph.D

Contact Us

The University of Scranton
900 Linden St.
Scranton, PA 18510

Academic Advising Center
St. Thomas Hall, 209                       
P: 570-941-6323
F: 570-941-7495

Dean's Office
St. Thomas Hall, 208
P: 570-941-7560
F: 570-941-7495