College of Arts and Sciences

Dean: Jeffrey Johnson, D.M.A.

Mission Statement

In support of the Mission, Goals, and Core Values of Marywood University, the College of Arts and Sciences aspires to foster in its students a conscious understanding of the complexities, enduring themes, and problems that are central to human experience.

  • We prepare students for a lifetime of achievement, leadership, and service by offering courses and programs that provide them with the knowledge and understanding necessary to respond effectively to the needs and challenges of an interdependent world.
  • We enable students to think critically, examining relationships between the individual and the community, between the self and society, between the person and the world.
  • We challenge our faculty and students to explore and cultivate both individual and collaborative avenues of creative expression and problem solving.
  • We develop highly-skilled and ethical professionals who impact and influence a culturally diverse and interdependent society.

Areas of Study


For those wishing professional preparation in the fields of art education, art therapy, 2-D or 3-D studio arts, graphic design, and illustration.

Biotechnology: For those seeking education and training in this broad field which encompasses discovery/molecular research, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and ecology, all of which profoundly affect society. This interdisciplinary program combines contemporary research in science with management and business understanding.

Criminal Justice

For those wishing professional preparation in fields related to the administration and management of criminal justice agencies.

Information Security

The Information Security Program will develop the technical and leadership skills to succeed in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. The stand-alone Master of Science Program will begin in Fall 2019.

All degree programs offered by the College of Arts and Science fall under the accreditation of the Middle States Commission for Higher Education. In addition, the programs in Visual Art are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).