The College of Arts and Sciences upholds the rich values of the Liberal Arts tradition by providing breadth and depth of education crossing the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, mathematics, and sciences. We endeavor to cultivate critical and creative inquiry, sensitivity and understanding of cultural, social, and historical pluralism and context, independence of thought and reasoning, service and social agency, and to foster an abiding appreciation for aesthetic and epistemological diversity.
The College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of the Departments of Art; Atmospheric Science and Chemistry; Biological Sciences; Communication and Media Studies; Computer Science; English; Environmental Science and Policy; History and Philosophy; Languages and Linguistics; Mathematics; Music, Theatre, and Dance; Psychology; and Social Science. The College offers 37 degree programs, 44 minors, and 2 professional certificate programs. Within this spectrum of offerings, our students pursue 14 Bachelor of Arts degrees with multiple options, 16 Bachelor of Science degrees in the arts and sciences with multiple options, and 7 professional degrees designed for discipline specific teacher certification. Across all of these programs, the members of the College seek to prepare our students for citizenship in a global community: to be able to apply their knowledge and skills to the local, national, and global challenges we face and to be able to make informed choices, approach problems critically and creatively, and to have the courage, depth of care, and vision that impels agency and service.
Dynamic outreach, scholarship, and service programs provided through the College include: the Art Department Karl Drerup Gallery and Exhibitions Program, the Boyd Science Center state-of-the-art research facilities and programs, the Eagle Pond Author Series, the Institute for New Hampshire Studies, Internship opportunities , the Judd Gregg Meteorological Institute, the Mark Sylvestre Planetarium programs, the Math Activity Center, the annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, National History Day, the N.H. Writing Project, Performance Ensembles sponsored by the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the Visiting Artist Program, and engaged research with outstanding faculty.