School of Liberal Arts
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.
- 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.
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.
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Peter West, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Liberal Arts
Andrés Matías-Ortiz, Ph.D.
Kelli J. Johnn
Assistant to the Dean