Arts and Sciences

School of Arts and Sciences

Theory Meets Practicality in the School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences at Manhattanville is the home of a strong liberal arts curriculum that reflects the current needs of students, society, and the job market.

Our degree and certificate programs impart high-demand skills and encourage undergraduate exploration, graduate excellence, and community engagement. Manhattanville’s expert faculty design quality career pathways that transmit their unique talents to students, including pre-health and tennis management.

If you’re looking for undergraduate programs, graduate programs, or accelerated dual degree pathways that set you apart from other job seekers, look no further than Manhattanville’s School of Arts and Sciences.

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Meet the School of Arts and Sciences Dean


Rebecca Lafleur, PhD

Working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree is an exciting time of exploration and self-discovery, and the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Manhattanville supports students in a variety of ways.

You will be welcomed by a caring network of faculty and staff who will support you on your academic journey. Should you have any questions about the School of Arts and Sciences, don’t hesitate to contact me directly at any time.

By the Numbers


Science laboratories that have been renovated within the last 10 years, all outfitted with SMART technology, and have been built to standards outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Academic Honor Societies (Biology, Communication, Education, Philosophy, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sport Studies)


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Undergraduate Programs 

The School of Arts and Sciences’ 45+ undergraduate programs introduce and enhance skills in a broad range of career areas, from the humanities to art to science to technology to world languages. There’s even a self-designed major, where undergraduates can combine major and minor studies into a program of their own design. 

Fine and Performing Arts

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Accelerated Dual Degree and Certificate  Programs

A number of accelerated dual degree and certificate programs fast-track graduate studies in in-demand career fields to further the potential of our graduates. 

Advanced Certificates in Business

Atlas Certificate 

Design Thinking Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health

Professional Tennis Management Certificate

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Graduate Programs and Advanced Certificates 

Adding to a culture of boundary-pushing learning, our 25+ graduate degree and advanced certificate program options enable students to hone their academic experience to their career intentions. 

Biomedical Sciences

Business Programs

Computer Science

English and Creative Writing Programs

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General Education and First Year Experience

Students develop crucial core abilities and a critical global perspective through a core General Education curriculum taught alongside their major courses. A guided First Year Experience ensures new university students are supported through the transition to university from day one of orientation.

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Academic Advising and Support

The Office of Academic Advising provides support and guidance throughout students’ academic journey to help them achieve their personal goals and complete their degree programs on their ideal schedule.

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Explore Life at Manhattanville

Being a Valiant means leadership, community involvement, and academic excellence keep you going. From leading over 40 organizations to spending time participating in athletics or community service, our students find holistic support, from counseling and health services to diverse cultural resources.

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 Admissions and Aid

Manhattanville’s community is a welcome retreat a train ride away from New York City. If you want to know more about the School of Art and Sciences degree programs and the academic experience Manhattanville offers, get started on your personalized admissions process.

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Internships provide students with something employers highly value-experience in the field. Many employers use internships as pre-hiring assessment and training, often hiring directly from their internship pools. Internships also provide students with contacts and networks that may assist them in their job search. Manhattanville's Center for Career Development (CCD) helps connect students to workplace learning experiences. Students test drive their career interests and build skills and abilities that prepare them to compete in the ever-changing global marketplace.  

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On Campus Galleries
Manhattanville’s two on-campus art galleries are spaces where students engage with the local and surrounding art community. Our galleries show the work of professional artists and host guest lectures and events educating both the public and academics on campus.

  • Arthur M. Berger Gallery of Art 
  • Brownson Art Gallery


Performance Venues
Manhattanville’s robust performance facilities include four dedicated on-campus venues. These flexible spaces provide a home for any performance, from a one-person cabaret to a 40 person musical.

Little Theatre: Performance space for musicals, plays, and dance concerts 

The EX Theatre: The black box space, used for workshops, experimental theatre, and events such as Fresh Ink, our new works project

Reid Castle: Home of Manhattanville’s annual Shakespeare Festival

Pius X Hall: Hosts recitals and workshops 

In addition to these performance spaces, we have multiple individual soundproof practice rooms available for private lessons, practice and rehearsals.  


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The Center for Design Thinking's fabrication laboratory, the FabLab, is where students can create prototypes and make their virtual designs come to life using the lab’s bank of 3D printers, a laser cutter, and vinyl cutter. Engaging in the practice and art of making is a crucial part of design thinking.

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Academic Support Services

Accessibility, Internships, Tutoring, Writing

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides free Peer Tutoring sessions for undergraduate students. Through the ARC, students receive individual and group support in a variety of subjects at all levels of the curriculum.

The Center for Student Accessibility partners with students to empower them to take ownership of their college journey. The Center also strives to increase positive dialogue surrounding disabilities, promoting the "people first" approach and communicating the message that disability is an integral part of diversity.

The Andrew Bodenrader Center for Academic Writing and Composition has a mission is to provide Manhattanville students with support at any stage of the writing process. We strive to build the confidence of student writers through encouraging, collaborative one-to-one sessions with peer tutors, graduate Writing Center Fellows, and Academic Writing faculty. 

The Center for Career Development is committed to individualized career exploration counseling, self-assessment, skill development, and utilizing internship and job search strategies that empower students to take ownership in their personal and professional success.

Additional Academic Services

The Valiant Advising Team supports students by providing information about academic policies and degree requirements, assists students in the course selection process, and offers students support and appropriate referrals to other campus resources.

The Library offers impressive collections and outstanding services to help all of our students succeed in the classroom and beyond.

The Registrar's Office has the responsibility to maintain timely and accurate records of the academic progress of all students while upholding the privacy and security of those records.

The Office of Instructional Technology is here to support students, faculty, and staff towards successful teaching and learning. Get tips about online courses, find support, and more.

The Office of the Provost provides valuable information and links to resources for faculty, and for staff who work for, or with the faculty in furthering our educational mission.

Contact Manhattanville School of Arts and Sciences

Manhattanville’s School of Arts and Sciences’ undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs grow the skills that will pioneer the next great cultural, scientific, and economic developments of our world. From the next bestseller to the technological breakthrough of the century, the School of Arts and Sciences is the place to prepare personally and professionally for your future accomplishments.

Get in touch with the School of Arts and Sciences. Request more information or schedule a campus visit today. Feel free to contact Admissions or the School of Arts and Sciences with any questions.