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Arts and Sciences

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The School of Arts and Sciences has 14 departments offering 21 majors and 45 minors, in addition to teaching the majority of courses in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Students in the arts and sciences enthusiastically engage in research and other creative activity. They learn:

  • Problem-solving
  • Global awareness
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills

Students also learn to integrate theory with practical experience in a variety of learning opportunities. Graduates are prepared to provide leadership in solving societal problems.

For questions regarding Faculty/Student Support issues, contact Associate Dean Amy Coffey. For overall information, please contact Beth Leslie.

Dean's Message to students

Emily B. Todd, Ph.D.
Webb Hall, Room 264
(860) 465-5295
(860) 465-4575
Associate Dean
Amy Coffey
Webb Hall, Room 263
(860) 465-5383
Administrative Assistant
Beth Leslie
Webb Hall, Room 259
(860) 465-5371
Art and Art History (classroom)
Environmental Earth Science (outside)
English (classroom)
Theatre (stage)
World Languages and Culture (presentation)

Alumni Testimonials

Quanece Williams
Cornell University

Quanece Williams ’16

Quanece earned her law degree at Cornell and works for a law firm in New York City. “My Eastern experience was transformative. As a student, I took rigorous courses, conducted research, served as a teacher’s assistant, and went on a global field course to Europe. I learned to think critically, seize new opportunities and strengthen my leadership skills.”

Cy Colon ’17

Cy Colon ’17

Cy earned his master’s degree in architecture at Florida International University in 2021. He works as a design coordinator at Stantec and aspires to design eco-friendly, sustainable buildings. “I’ve always been interested in working with my hands, that’s why I’m an artist. Architecture blends well with art.

Jamie Belden ’17

Jamie Belden ’17

Jamie is graphic designer and owner of Creative Bell Design. “I love creating design solutions and seeing my work come to life. I’m thankful for all that I learned from the great professors and facilities at Eastern. They prepared me with the knowledge and skills to excel in the real world.”