Where Leaders Learn the Importance of a Well-Rounded EducationStudents in the College of Arts and Sciences delve into history and literature; explore philosophy and the arts; make scientific discoveries; understand human nature, society and cultures; learn to think critically and synthesize data; see the interconnectedness of all disciplines and the cornerstone on which all great ideas and human progress have been built. Whether your passion is broadcast journalism, computer science, psychology, art, music, engineering, anatomy and physiology, or criminal justice, we provide the solid liberal arts education you need to begin your career. Seton Hall’s largest and most diverse school, the College of Arts and Sciences is known for small classes, dedicated faculty and a deep sense of community. With more than 50 majors to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a sampling of some of our most popular programs:
Lead by understanding. If you want to concentrate on the human psyche, pursue a major in psychology. Our courses provide you with one-on-one faculty- student interaction and access to some of the best facilities in the country where you’ll gain significant experience working side by side with faculty members, assisting them with research projects. Many internship opportunities are available in clinical and research settings, and you’ll receive sound preparation for graduate study or entry-level positions in psychology and related disciplines. Our students intern at places like the American Cancer Society, Broadway House for Continuing Care, Teach for America and the Boys and Girls Club.
No one can predict in this age of blogging, social networking, texting and streaming just what the media will look like when the dust settles — but Seton Hall communication majors will be prepared. Seton Hall’s communication program provides students with opportunities to explore emerging technologies and learn from media professionals about the latest trends in the ongoing communication revolution. You can launch a career in film, television, theater, radio, journalism, public relations or graphic design. More than 85 percent of our communication students do an internship and our strong reputation, state-of-the-art facilities and close proximity to NYC have forged connections with impressive companies for job and internship opportunities, including CNN, HBO, MTV, ABC News Radio, CBS, Fox, NBC, Sirius Satellite Radio, ESPN, IMG, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Madison Square Garden, and more.
Lead with your passion for politics and become a lawyer, lobbyist, foreign correspondent, market research analyst or politician. Our political science program is committed to developing students into citizens who are active and informed on the local, state, national and global levels. The programs within our Department of Political Science and Public Affairs foster an understanding of the responsibilities and rights of citizenship, allowing you to gain real-world knowledge with internship and career opportunities at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, congressional offices, Office of the Governor, private law firms, insurance companies, New Jersey state and local government offices, community-based organizations, and lobbying and advocacy groups. Our graduates are well prepared for careers in law, government, public affairs, nonprofit organizations or the private sector.
Lead with your desire to make a difference in today’s world as a lawyer, FBI agent, Secret Service agent or police officer. The criminal justice program provides a comprehensive study of crime and justice issues, presenting students with a critical viewpoint concerning all elements of the criminal justice system. Seton Hall knows its stuff — we provide extensive training for the New Jersey State Police. We also help our students secure internships and jobs in federal and state agencies, including the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, the State Police, the Pretrial Services Agency, county prosecutor offices, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, corporate security and local law enforcement. Criminal justice graduates pursue careers in the field, attend graduate school or law school.
Our state-of-the-art Science and Technology Center incorporates the latest equipment for students and faculty, including 500- and 200-NHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatographs and a Center for Computational Research. The building also has groundbreaking “open labs” that foster increased cooperation and collaboration among research groups and a plethora of windows that allow passersby to peer into the soul of science. Faculty and students have been involved in groundbreaking research, including developing new techniques for separating complex mixtures; using gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify trace impurities in pharmaceuticals and analyze drugs in biological fluids; researching neuroimmunology and investigating how morphine affects the immune system; studying the microbes and the influence of pollution on ecological change; observing basic processes that regulate cell growth and inflammation and how cells respond to their environment — the research possibilities are endless.
Pre-Professional Health Programs
Seton Hall graduates are successful as doctors, dentists, optometrists and veterinarians. Our top-notch advisers give you the support and attention you need as you prepare to apply to medical or dental school. Through our School of Health and Medical Sciences, you can enter a joint program to earn an advanced degree in athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy or speech- language pathology. Our graduates have attended such prestigious medical schools as Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, New York University Medical Center and Georgetown University School of Medicine.