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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.

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Office Information
Dean
Carmen R. Cid
Webb Hall 264
(860) 465-5295
(860) 465-4575
Associate Dean
Amy Coffey
Webb Hall 263
(860) 465-5383
Administrative Assistant
Pat Chaves
Webb Hall 259
(860) 465-5294
Art and Art History (classroom)
Environmental Earth Science (outside)
English (classroom)
Theatre (stage)
World Languages and Culture (presentation)

Alumni Testimonials

Jacob Dayton ’19
Goldwater Scholar

Jacob Dayton ’19

Biology major Jacob Dayton was Connecticut’s only Goldwater Scholar in 2018. “This recognition is a testament to the strength of Eastern’s biology program and the value of the research experiences I’ve had.” Throughout his time at Eastern, Dayton has conducted leading research about migratory birds with his mentor Biology Professor Patty Szczys. He intends to earn a Ph.D. and pursue a research career in genomics.

Liselotte Hammer ’18
University of Bristol

Liselotte Hammer ’18

Sociology and Criminology double-major Liselotte Hammer is pursuing a master’s degree in sociology at the University of Bristol in England. “I had the best experience at Eastern. The classes were outstanding, my fellow students provided such a strong support system, but the best part was the professors. Every single one of them went out of their way to make sure their students understand the material.”

Elizabeth DelBuono ’17
Genetic Counseling

Elizabeth DelBuono ’17

Biology major Elizabeth DelBuono is pursuing a master’s degree in genetic counseling at Sarah Lawrence College. Her internship at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine — where she conducted breast cancer research — solidified her career aspirations: “I was surrounded by some of the most brilliant individuals in the world, and was immersed in the race to find an answer, a gene, a treatment, a cure.”