More about the College of Arts and Sciences
Excellent ProfessorsWe know what you expect out of your professors - excellent teachers who work hard to provide you with the best education possible. Our professors choose to come to Barry because teaching is important to them. Even though they are active in research, scholarship, and creative/performance activities, Barry faculty are focused on your learning first and guide you to put what you learn in the classroom into practice through a wide variety of learning activities.
Our students know they can expect to turn to their professors for a deeper understanding of their areas of interest and of life in general.
You’ll have many opportunities to succeed at Barry. Our students have published their research alongside our faculty, presented at conferences, won prizes for their work, received highly competitive awards, and been accepted at top graduate schools.
You’ll have many opportunities to make a difference in the world. From assisting Haitian youth in building literacy and life skills, to bridging the digital divide in a Liberty City neighborhood, to fighting against domestic violence, our students are changing the world for the better.
An Undergraduate Experience that Develops the Whole Student
Begin your journey of growth and self-discovery. Whether you love the arts, the humanities, or the sciences, our 10 departments offer you stimulating academic programs that prepare you to meet future challenges with confidence and knowledge. As an undergraduate student, you can choose from majors within 10 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences: Biology, Communication, English and Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, History and Political Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology, and Theology and Philosophy.
A Graduate Experience for the Career-Minded and Life-Long Learner
Refine your thinking skills and career prospects. Whether you are looking to build a career, enhance your current career prospects, or broaden your perspective, our graduate programs will give you the education you need. You’ll learn from faculty who are experienced in their fields and who are authors and editors of respected journals and scholarly books, officers in professional organizations, and recipients of professional awards. You can choose from post-baccalaureate programs within 5 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences: Communication, Fine Arts, Psychology, Theology and Philosophy, and Liberal Studies (Interdisciplinary).
We’re here to assist you at various stages of your academic life. Beside faculty advisors to guide you in your academics, other resources include the Writing Center, the Mathematics Laboratory, and a Reading Center, all of which are open throughout the day and evening where students can work one-on-one with professional staff. We offer an Honors Program to qualified students that want to add breadth and depth to their educational experience. Our Center for Advanced Learning stands ready to support students with learning disabilities. These resources are available to all students at the University.
Be prepared for life in a rapidly changing, multicultural, and globally inclusive world. We value the importance of students learning to think broadly and creatively about real world problems. As a highly diverse multicultural student body based in a vibrant international city, we emphasize the importance of connecting to the larger community through active involvement both on and off campus.