The Bulletin: School of Arts and Sciences


    Broadly recognized as one of the premier liberal arts colleges within a research university, the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University educates students for transformational leadership in communities around the world. Tufts’ tradition of innovation dates to the school’s founding in 1852. Today, a multidisciplinary and experiential approach defines scholarship and teaching. Faculty and students use the curricular framework of the arts and sciences to address the great intellectual and social challenges of the twenty-first century.

    The school has a distinctive style. Excellence in scholarship and teaching are the school’s highest priorities; translating inquiry and research into action is a defining theme. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the largest of Tufts’ ten schools, explores collaborative research opportunities across the university’s professional schools and around the world. More than 5,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels represent a broad range of intellectual, creative, and personal attributes. The creation of new knowledge in traditional and emerging disciplines, a dedication to globalism and active citizenship, a commitment to humanitarianism and diversity in its many forms, and a belief that intellectual discourse and discovery serve the common good are deeply held ideals.