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About the School of Arts & Sciences

Combining breadth and depth—that’s the hallmark of the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Rochester.

With 18 departments, more than a dozen programs, and numerous centers and institutes, Arts and Sciences is the largest school at the University. This is true in terms of the number of academic programs offered and the number of undergraduates enrolled in those programs.

Moreover, we continue to expand, enhance, and raise the profiles of our programs and scholarly offerings in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Recent examples within or involving the School of Arts & Sciences include the:

Such initiatives build upon the expertise of our nationally and internationally recognized faculty, scholars, and educators. They also reflect the vested interests and invaluable input of University leadership, staff, supporters, students, and alumni.

Our ultimate goal? To embody the University’s motto of making the world “ever better.”

The Institute for Performing Arts brings together the disciplines of music, theater and dance into a collaborative venture. The institute serves as a center for performance programs on the River Campus, aiming to further inspire students with or without prior training or experience to explore a variety of aesthetic art forms and opportunities.

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