Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac began as a small college in New Haven in 1929. In the early 1960s, Quinnipiac purchased land across from Sleeping Giant State Park, which is now the Mount Carmel Campus. Quinnipiac transitioned from a college to a university in 2000, and has since grown into a national university with eight schools and colleges and two additional campuses.

“Quinnipiac,” pronounced (KWIN-uh-pe-ack), is an altered version of a Native American word. Theories differ on the word’s exact meaning. Some sources, such as “The Quinnipiack Indians and Their Reservation,” written in 1900, assert that the name Quinni-pe-auke means “long-water land or country” and that Quinnipiack means “people from the long-water land.” Later sources claim the word Quinnipiac apparently derives from quinnuppin-uk, defined as “a turning point” or “to make a change in the direction of travel.” Both definitions seem appropriate for Quinnipiac, which is near a long tidal river and which marks a turning point in students’ lives.

An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community. The University prepares undergraduate and graduate students for achievement and leadership in business, communications, engineering, health, education, law, medicine, nursing and the liberal arts and sciences.

Quinnipiac University educates students to be valued and contributing members of their communities through a vital, challenging and purposeful educational program. Students engage real-world issues through practice and the consideration of different perspectives. The University’s innovative QU seminar series further prepares undergraduates to understand their role and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community, as well as the larger national and global communities.

 

Undergraduate Programs (Bachelors)

Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Integrated Communications
  • Athletic Training
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Marketing
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business BS/MBA Program
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Economics
  • Education-Elementary
  • Education-Secondary
  • Engineering
    —Civil Engineering
    —Industrial Engineering
    —Mechanical Engineering
    —Software Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Film, Television and Media Arts
  • Finance
  • Game Design and Development
  • Gerontology
  • Health Science Studies (for high school graduates)
  • Health Science Studies (for candidates with an associate degree, online)
  • History
  • Independent Major
  • Interactive Digital Design
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Nursing (for high school graduates)
  • Nursing (RN to BSN completion track, online)
  • Nursing (accelerated BSN for second-degree students)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Radiologic Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language & Literature
  • Theater

 

Certificates

  • Export Marketing
  • International Purchasing

Minors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Economics
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Finance
  • Fine Arts
  • French
  • Global Public Health
  • Game Design and Development
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Interactive Digital Design
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology/Molecular Biology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Scriptwriting
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Studies in the Law
  • Theater
  • Women’s Studies

 

Dual-degree Programs

  • Athletic Training and Physical Therapy (Seven-year BS/DPT)
  • Biology/Molecular and Cell Biology (Five-year BS/MS)
  • Biomedical Sciences (Five-year BS/MS)
  • Business (Five-year BS/MBA)
  • Business (Five-year BA/MBA)
  • Business (Accelerated Four-year BS/MBA Program)
  • Education-Elementary (Five-year BA/MAT)
  • Education-Secondary (Five-year BA/MAT)
  • Interactive Media (Five-year BA or BS/MS)
  • Journalism (Five-year BA or BS/MS)
  • Law (3+3, Six-year BA or BS/JD Degree)
  • Occupational Therapy (BS/MOT)
  • Entry-Level Master’s Physician Assistant (Six-year BS/MS)
  • Physical Therapy (BS/DPT)
  • Public Relations (Five-year BA or BS/MS)
  • Sports Journalism (Five-year BA or BS/MS)

Key Facts

Founded: 1929
Enrollment: 7,000 undergraduate students; 2,600 graduate students
Campus: Mount Carmel Campus – 212 acres; York Hill Campus – 234 acres; North Haven Campus – 104 acres
Financial Aid: Approximately 81% of students receive some form of financial aid (Both need-based and merit aid available)
Faculty: 400 full-time faculty members
Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Location: Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Rankings

#11 in Regional Universities (North) – U.S. News & World Report
Top 100 Business Schools – Bloomberg Businessweek

 

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