School of Arts and Sciences FAQs


Founded in 2018, the School of Arts and Sciences has brought together under one umbrella the liberal arts programs in order to further the mission of the College and its commitment to liberal arts learning. The School houses more than two dozen undergraduate and graduate programs, serving about 950 majoring and minoring in these programs, with 75 Full time faculty 180+ part time faculty experts.


We are a diverse community of learners dedicated to preparing students to be educated, engaged, empowered, and ethical citizens and leaders in local, national, and global contexts.


The School of Arts and Sciences is rooted in four Commitments to excellence in its liberal arts programs:

  • Commitment to Scientific Inquiry, Health, and Wellness
  • Commitment to Social Justice and Community
  • Commitment to Interconnectedness in our Social and Spiritual Lives
  • Commitment to Creative and Artistic Expression


  • We cultivate our students into the critical thinkers necessary for success in today's complicated and challenging workplace.
  • We comprehend the interconnected nature of the world by offering foundational, responsive, interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees; and
  • We connect that cross-disciplinary approach to experiential learning - internships, study abroad, lab experiences, service learning, undergraduate research - which becomes a stepping stone to a career immediately upon graduation.


  • We are not simply educating you for your first job or even your first career out of college.
  • We’re preparing you for a lifetime of opportunities – for careers and jobs that haven’t even been conceived yet. We focus on how to “see around corners.”
  • For those of you who decide to study further, we want to be sure you’re prepared for the rigors of graduate study.


FYE stands for First Year Experience. All Molloy students begin their first semester as part of a first-year learning community which is a group of student learners in linked courses built around a particular theme or course of study. First year learning communities at Molloy allow students to do many things like explore an interest, participate in a community of learners enrolled in the same courses, form friendships with fellow students and bonds with faculty, sharpen skills needed to succeed in college, fulfill general education or major requirements, and learn how to make the best use of resources available to Molloy students. As part of the First Year Experience, students also participate in the common reading program that revolves around required summer reading and research assignment in FST 1000. The College Experience is a course all first-year students take their first semester and will introduce you to the Molloy Mission: study, service, spirituality, and community.


The Mission of the Honor’s program is to successfully educate and graduate students who are informed global citizens. The Honors program prepares students to become competent and ethical global citizens by investigating the world beyond the immediate, understanding, affirming and articulating other perspectives in order to shape the future by taking action to improve the world globally and locally. The Program traverses all majors and provides students with an academic opportunity that thematically integrates diverse disciplines. The journey begins in the freshman year as students participate in the Honors Freshman Learning Community. The synthesizing begins as students participate in the Academy on Global Citizenship in Salzburg Austria. During the final semester of the program all Honor students complete a capstone project and can submit their work to the National Collegiate Honors Council as well as the Northeast Regional Honors Council. This year, the topics of five Honors program student groups were accepted into the prestigious NRHC conference. Once you receive your Molloy acceptance package with your Honors eligibility letter, you are encouraged to submit your essay and application on the Molloy Honors website found on Once your application is received, you’ll be contacted for your interview with the Program Director.


Experiential learning, simply put, is learning by doing in settings that are aligned with a student's major or a particular course. Through these experiences, students are able to bring theory to life. Rooted in the College’s mission, the Office of Experiential Learning offers a variety of intentional experiences that engages students in activities that also focuses on serving communities in need.


The Office has lots of opportunities for students – service-learning trips, mentoring and tutoring programs with local school districts, community work-study program, internships, and volunteerism.


Current Molloy students from all majors are welcome to participate in our programs.


In addition to being taught by experts in the Communications field, the Department offers a degree option to pursue either a Media or Professional Communications concentration. You can also complete exciting internships at prominent media and public relations industries that prepare you to enter the vibrant communication workplaces of the 21st century. The department offers unique scholarship opportunities to incoming students and has a state of the art HD television studio and location-shooting equipment for all-important hands-on training, as well as, a media lab for students to use for video editing, web design, podcasting, blogging & more!


Considering that Molloy Criminal Justice is a top ranked program in the U.S. several years running and offers a legal studies minor and a Paralegal studies program each approved by the American Bar Association, a B.A. or M.S. degree in Criminal Justice at Molloy prepares you for a variety of career pathways in fields like law, government, cybersecurity, and more. All of our programs are taught by real world experts who have extensive real world contacts and we offer a 5 year Bachelors to Master’s Degree pathway. Our brand new Moot Courtroom in Kellenberg Hall is the location for many of our course offerings and student clubs like our Mock trial club and Alpha Phi Sigma, national honor society for criminal justice and Lambda Epsilon Chi, the national honor society in legal studies.


The New Media major IS a Bachelor of Sciences in communications BUT it focuses on production, theory, and emerging media practices by focusing on mobile and social first video production and theory. Studying New Media at Molloy will prepare you for careers in emerging media and technology like no other. We offer cutting edge minors like our game studies minor and offer course work in video storytelling, as well as VR, Adobe platforms (Premiere, Photoshop, InDesign, and Lightroom) and writing for digital media. We even study memes! And our students get involved in relevant extracurricular activities like our gaming club and our popular Molloy E-Sports team.


Our CAP 21 program is highly respected in the industry and is taught by leading experts in their craft. It offers the highest level of practical and academic preparation to be able to compete successfully in professional theatre. The program is offered in our state-of-the-art Manhattan Center and on campus in our Rockville Centre location. Molloy/CAP21 BFA students enjoy numerous performance opportunities beginning in the students’ sophomore year and the department offers scholarships to both incoming and continuing students.


Our music department offers high quality music education with small class sizes, personalized attention and our faculty is comprised of world-renowned clinicians, performers, and creative musicians with prominent international careers. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and we offer 3 undergraduate programs: either a B.S. in music, music education or music therapy and we also have a graduate program in Music Therapy. Our onsite music therapy clinic, The Rebecca Center provides hands on learning experiences to our students. There’s also an abundance of performance opportunities both vocal and instrumental in the numerous choirs and ensembles and you can get involved on campus in activities like the Music Therapy club, the Music Education club and Pi Kappa Lambda, the Music Honor Society.