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School of Arts and Sciences

About the School of Arts and Sciences

Hunter College’s School of Arts and Sciences provides students with opportunities to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. In the classroom, the laboratory, or the studio, students work with accomplished faculty members who have gained recognition for their cutting-edge research, their creative activity, and their dedication to the city.  An increasing number of undergraduates in the arts and sciences undertake their own research under faculty supervision.  Besides stimulating and challenging courses, the School encourages students to study abroad, participate in internship programs, and more.  Advising resources (including pre-professional advising in business, health, and law) help students plan and prepare for their careers after graduation.

As the largest academic unit within Hunter College, the School consists of more than 450 full-time faculty members in 26 departments and several interdisciplinary programs, and enrolls more than 15,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students.  All the major academic disciplines in the arts and sciences are represented in the school.  Students also participate in interdisciplinary programs such as Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature, Human Biology, Jewish Studies, and Religion.  In cooperation with Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, the School vigorously supports interdisciplinary programs in in Human Rights and Public Policy.

Office of the Dean:

812 East
(212) 772-5121


Andrew Polsky
(212) 772-5121

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