A Welcome from the Dean of Arts & Sciences
Our talented and dedicated faculty is committed to helping students achieve their greatest potential in programs that encompass the fine and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies.
With ten undergraduate majors, more than thirty concentrations and minors, and numerous master’s and graduate certificate programs, arts and sciences engage our students in transformative learning experiences that prepare them for specific professional and academic careers while also enabling them to understand and shape the complex and changing world in which they live.
Through Fitchburg State’s foundation in the liberal arts, our students are challenged to think critically and creatively, to solve problems imaginatively, to value diverse perspectives, and engage the world ethically. A distinctive feature of our educational programs is the focus on the application of learning in public settings, through student/faculty collaborative research and publication, hands-on community-based projects, and professional internships.
It’s an exciting time to be a member of the Fitchburg State community. I encourage you to explore our website and discover the wide range of quality programs offered by the School of Arts & Sciences!
Franca Barricelli, Ph.D
Dean of Arts and Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences merges scholarship and professional practice in a wide range of innovative programs. Our faculty inspire students to think and communicate clearly, to recognize and value diverse perspectives, and to act creatively when addressing complex problems in their communities and beyond. We prepare students to navigate a world of rapid change, while developing a foundation for a meaningful life.