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Leaning into the World
Home to world-class scholars and professors, the College of Arts and Sciences’ singular focus is developing the best in our students. Our dedicated faculty and staff work closely with undergraduates to prepare them to enter the world and thrive in ever-changing times. Through our own Career and Professional Development Office, undergraduate research program, and the University’s Global Fairfield program, students have countless opportunities to apply their learning with hands-on, real-world experience.
College of Arts and Sciences by the Numbers
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College of Arts & Sciences News
Alumni Profile: Colleen (O’Donnell) Thorburn ’97
Paul Lakeland, PhD, to Present 16th Annual Commonweal Lecture, April 19
Fairfield Students Inducted Into National Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Innovative Research Symposium Debuts at RecPlex, April 20
Message from the Dean
Students can learn more and register for College events at Life@Fairfield.
Centers & Institutes
The College of Arts and Sciences empowers and encourages undergraduate students from all disciplines to conduct innovative, in-depth, and collaborative research under the guidance and encouragement of faculty experts and staff. Each year, more than 300 faculty-student research projects are conducted in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the humanities, arts, and social sciences, more than half of which are presented at national scholarly meetings and/or published in professional journals and manuscripts.
College of Arts & Sciences Career Development Center
As students proceed through their academic journey, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Office of Career and Professional Development offers advising, counseling, programming, and experiential opportunities to help students discover their strengths, explore career paths, and build essential skills needed to succeed in their professional career.
Throughout the career development process, we provide holistic, individual support to all College of Arts and Sciences students by offering one-on-one career counseling appointments. During these sessions, students can work with members of our professional development team to develop career materials (resume, cover letter), explore career options, search for jobs and relevant internships, prepare for interviews, optimize their LinkedIn profile, and more.
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Fairfield University's College of Arts and Sciences provides the critical skills needed to succeed in work and in life. Working closely with a passionate faculty, you’ll have the opportunity for civic engagement, studying abroad, and hands-on research across many disciplines, including the arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Through the College of Arts and Sciences, you will be grounded in the 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of academic rigor and personal reflection, while preparing yourself to meet the demands of today’s marketplace and interpreting the ever-changing world in which we live.
At Fairfield, we’re committed to preparing our students for an increasingly competitive global market so they graduate ready to take on the world. Global Fairfield’s full portfolio of programs is designed to challenge in the classroom and beyond, with learning opportunities that optimize the international setting and bring an elevated, global understanding to students’ undergraduate experiences.
Faculty & Administration
The College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University is home to a vibrant community of engaged faculty, dedicated staff and budding scholars devoted to the process of invention and discovery and excited by the prospect of producing knowledge in the service of others. Faculty members are experts in their field and work closely with students to provide academic advice, individualized attention and career planning.
Office of the Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Tel: (203) 254-2221
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