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About the School of Liberal Arts

The School of Liberal Arts teaches students how to think critically and creatively as the foundation for lifelong learning. We offer programs in academic areas such as History and English, and in more applied fields such as Cybersecurity and Music Production and Recording Arts. 

School of Liberal Arts Departments

student creating digital art
Department of Communication and the Arts

You have a story—let us help you share it with the world.  Find your major in the world of music, media, design & animation and public relations. 

Computer science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Learn more and become part of one of the fastest growing fields in the country.

Department of Literature and Language

A degree in English, Literature or Spanish is the best preparation for a life of exploration.

Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities includes our program in History, as well as courses in Religion and Philosophy.

4+1 Programs

  • Students seeking degrees in English, Mathematics, Spanish, and History may also pursue our "4+1" programs with the School of Education. These 5-year programs allow students to complete a B.A. in their undergraduate field and M.S. in Adolescence Education or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), with certification to teach in their field.

  • Students seeking a degree in Computer Science or Cybersecurity may pursue 4+1 options that combine a B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Computer Science (Data Science or Software Development) or B.S. in Cybersecurity and M.S. in Cybersecurity.

General Education

Before being awarded a degree, all students are expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in the essential skills of a college graduate. Assessments will occur in courses within the General Education curriculum - including the Critical Inquiry course and the Junior Seminar.

Faculty Spotlight Dr. Jessica Ward

Dr. Jessica Ward's work focuses on the intersections of medieval literature, theology, gender and the law. Additional teaching and research interests include early modern drama, gender studies, moral philosophy, economic criticism, multilingualism, multiculturalism, composition studies and digital humanities. Her scholarship has appeared in Studies in Philology. Current projects include a book-length study on how late fourteenth-century London writers define and engage with the vice of avarice in their works. Before coming to New York, Dr. Ward taught at Meredith College and at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dr. Jessica Ward

Contact the School of Liberal Arts

Peter West, Ph.D. 
Dean, School of Liberal Arts 
(914) 674-3033 
GMH 103 

Andrés Matías-Ortiz, Ph.D. 
Associate Dean 
(914) 674-7458 
GMH 102 

Kelli J. Johnn 
Assistant to the Dean 
(914) 674-3033 
GMH 102 


Graduate Assistant,
Dean's Office 
(914) 674-7851 
GMH 100