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  • A Broad Education for Wherever Life Takes You

    Russell Sage College’s School of Arts and Sciences prepares students for careers in the arts, government, non-profit agencies and corporations, as well as for further study in a range of fields. Many of our programs are interdisciplinary — students complement the core courses in their program with electives in a variety of subjects. Several linked and accelerated programs make it possible to complete a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in less time than it would take to pursue the degrees individually.

    “At the Russell Sage College School of Arts & Sciences, students are immersed in an interdisciplinary environment designed to foster personal, professional, and intellectual growth.”

    Dean Deb Lawrence


    Our Faculty

    Faculty members in Sage’s School of Arts and Sciences are distinguished researchers, published authors, acclaimed artists, Fulbright scholars, business and government professionals and community leaders. More importantly, they love to teach and share their enthusiasm for their subjects with students.

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    Explore Programs

    Liberal Arts

    English (BA, Minor)

    History (BA)

    Law & Society (BS)

    Psychology (BS, Minor)

    Public Health (BS, Minor)

    Sociology (BA, Minor)

    Law & Public Policy

    Forensic Mental Health
    (MS, Advanced Certificate)

    Law & Society (BS)

    Pre-Law Studies (Pre-Professional)

    Public Health (BS, Minor)

    The Sciences

    Biology (BA, BS)

    Pre-Medical Studies (Pre-Professional)

    Psychology (BS, Minor)

    Public Health (BS, Minor)

    Art + Design

    Art + Extended Media (BFA)

    Graphic + Media Design (BFA)

    Interior + Spatial Design (BFA)

    Creative & Performing Arts

    Creative Arts in Therapy (BS)

    Musical Theatre (BS)

    Theatre (BA)


    In every academic department in the School of Arts and Sciences, professors and students ask big questions and then read widely, write intensely and collaborate zealously as they pursue answers. You’ll build agile thinking skills that will allow you to adapt quickly in a changing job market. Hands-on research, internships and service-learning projects ensure you will graduate well-educated and well-connected.


    Students in every discipline regularly conduct research, present at conferences including the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and have their work published. Active academic honor societies provide additional opportunities to exchange ideas, network and learn. 

    Contact us

    School of Arts & Sciences
    Graduate & Adult Admission

    [email protected]