The College of Arts and Sciences at Nazareth College encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including 13 departments and 37 majors in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Our mission states: “The College of Arts and Sciences engages students with focused major programs in liberal studies and fine arts and with an undergraduate core curriculum in these areas. Faculty, through teaching, research, and creative pursuits, foster an environment where the quest for knowledge is considered valuable for its own sake as well as useful preparation for students’ future endeavors. In this environment students develop the habits of mind of thoughtful, adaptable, creative, and productive human beings.”
College of Arts and Sciences students prepare for future professional and personal success by stretching their intellectual boundaries. They may take classes in an extensive array of areas, from the English department’s Twentieth-Century British Literature to the art department’s Digital Imaging to the class Ethnobotany, team taught by faculty from anthropology and biology.
The College of Arts and Sciences’ goal is to encourage students to strive for academic excellence while developing a broad understanding of the world in which they live. Attending Arts and Sciences’ classes, students will not only gain an outstanding college education, learn through doing, and put themselves on the path to personal and professional success; they will also be taught how to learn throughout their entire lifetimes.