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We are committed to offering a rich learning experience that gives our students and graduates the knowledge and versatility to engage actively and positively in a complex and ever-evolving world.

The arts and humanities have been the vital core of a college education as long as there have been colleges. We pride ourselves in providing a relevant, modern education based upon time-tested knowledge and values.

Feed Your Passion, Engage Your Curiosity, Create Your Future

Your education should feed your passion, whether that means making the world a better place, building a fulfilling career, or expressing your own unique genius. Invest in yourself with an Arts & Humanities education.

Arts & Humanities Programs

The School of Arts & Humanities provides a rich learning environment that supports your academic, career, and personal goals. Engage with expert faculty, gain real-world experience, and build a meaningful life. Invest in yourself and build your future through our programs.
Check out our 7 departments with 14 majors and over 30 minors in art, history, philosophy, music, writing, and culture to enhance your studies:

Art & Design

Welcome to the place where unbridled enthusiasm meets creative excellence — where you can indulge your skills, develop your artistic style, and share your passion with peers, professors, and community members.

Communications

Good communicators are needed in every corner of the world. Between the popularity of social media, a 24/7 news cycle, and the advent of streaming services, the demand for thoughtful and compelling communication has never been greater.

Communications Majors

English

The study of English is a path to many rewarding careers and to an intellectually rich, socially engaged life. We invite you to work with dedicated and accomplished faculty and join a diverse community of scholars and writers. You’ll develop your ability to critically analyze literature, film, and other kinds of texts; to think against the grain of received ideas; and to write with the power to move and persuade.

Art & Design

Welcome to the place where unbridled enthusiasm meets creative excellence — where you can indulge your skills, develop your artistic style, and share your passion with peers, professors, and community members.

Communications

Good communicators are needed in every corner of the world. Between the popularity of social media, a 24/7 news cycle, and the advent of streaming services, the demand for thoughtful and compelling communication has never been greater.

Communications Majors

English

The study of English is a path to many rewarding careers and to an intellectually rich, socially engaged life. We invite you to work with dedicated and accomplished faculty and join a diverse community of scholars and writers. You’ll develop your ability to critically analyze literature, film, and other kinds of texts; to think against the grain of received ideas; and to write with the power to move and persuade.

History & Political Science

History and Political Science faculty are diverse, engaged teacher/ scholars committed to preparing students to make change and serve their communities. Internships provide extensive hands-on experience combined with academic study, launching our students into meaningful careers in education, law, non-profits, public policy, and political advocacy.

History & Political Science Majors

Music

Our Music Department prepares students for a variety of careers in music while providing them with a well-rounded liberal arts education. Our graduates use their Saint Rose education as a springboard to employment in music education, music performance, audio and video production, arts administration and entertainment law.

World Languages & Cultures

Regardless of your major, the Department of World Languages and Cultures is invested in guiding students through the process of developing second language skills that will make a difference once they enter the job market and help you acquire second language skills that will give you an edge!

Explore World Languages and Cultures Minors & Certifications

History & Political Science

History and Political Science faculty are diverse, engaged teacher/ scholars committed to preparing students to make change and serve their communities. Internships provide extensive hands-on experience combined with academic study, launching our students into meaningful careers in education, law, non-profits, public policy, and political advocacy.

History & Political Science Majors

Music

Our Music Department prepares students for a variety of careers in music while providing them with a well-rounded liberal arts education. Our graduates use their Saint Rose education as a springboard to employment in music education, music performance, audio and video production, arts administration and entertainment law.

World Languages & Cultures

Regardless of your major, the Department of World Languages and Cultures is invested in guiding students through the process of developing second language skills that will make a difference once they enter the job market and help you acquire second language skills that will give you an edge!

Explore World Languages and Cultures Minors & Certifications

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Think deeply about values, morals, and the scope of human knowledge and how these affect the nature of our human societies and cultures.

Explore Philosophy & Religious Studies Minors

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Think deeply about values, morals, and the scope of human knowledge and how these affect the nature of our human societies and cultures.

Explore Philosophy & Religious Studies Minors

Engaged Classrooms

Work with expert faculty in small classes where you can get to know your teachers and classmates.

Meet Our Faculty

 

Love This Class

Curious about what classes at Saint Rose are like? Browse through our ever-growing video gallery of beloved Saint Rose classes taught by passionate professors, and get the scoop from students taking the course.

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Outstanding Facilities

State-of-the-art facilities such as the Massry Center for the Arts, Hearst Center for Communications & Interactive Media, and The Center for Arts & Design

  • Hearst Television Studio and cameras
    The College of Saint Rose Academic Facilities

Applied Learning

Step out of the classroom.

Apply what you’ve learned in class in the real world through internships, field experiences, service learning, and other hands-on learning opportunities.

Internships have included:

  • New York Times
  • L.L. Bean
  • New York State Legislature and Governor’s Office
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • ESPN
  • Atlantic Records
  • The Guggenheim Museum

Internship Spotlight: Esther Jewett ’20

Roughly 2,000 people applied for the internship, but only three got accepted into the creative department at L.L. Bean Inc. Check out Esther’s story.

Dynamic Community

Join a dynamic community and take advantage of the myriad art exhibitions, musical performances, and community engagement activities provided by the School and the College.

Successful Futures

Hear from our alumni about how their Arts & Humanities education at Saint Rose led to exciting careers.

Think Big.

Studying arts and humanities at The College of Saint Rose will set you up to become a creative problem solver, philosophical thinker, and expert communicator. Skills that ALL employers are hungry for, both at home and abroad.

The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) surveys of employers show that business leaders are concerned about college graduates developing these skills.

Dean's Welcome

A message from Gerald Lorentz, Dean of Arts & Humanities.

An arts and humanities education is an education for a lifetime, preparing you to meet your personal goals, evolve with your career, address societal needs, and live a fulfilled life.”

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Gerald Lorentz, Dean of Arts and Humanities

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Albany, NY 12203

 

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