Majors and Degrees Offered
The University of New Haven mixes traditional degrees along with some unique programs throughout our four academic colleges.
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences offers traditional majors like Art, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Economics, Education (BA/MS), English, History, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Psychology, and Political Science as well as unique majors in the areas of Communication, Mass Communication, Dental Hygiene, Environmental Science, Global Studies, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interior Design -
Pre-Architecture, Marine Biology, Music, Music Industry, Music & Sound Recording, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Theatre Arts.
College of Business
The College of Business offers degrees in Management, Accounting, Finance, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Management of Sports Industries, Marketing, and Tourism & Event Management.
Tagliatela College of Engineering
The Tagliatela College of Engineering offers degrees in Chemistry, Sustainability Studies, General Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, System Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technology with concentrations in Web & Database Development, and Network & Security Administration.
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
The Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences offers degrees in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Fire Science and Legal Studies. UNH offers eight separate Criminal Justice concentrations in Investigative Services, Crime Analysis, Law Enforcement Administration, International Justice and Security, Forensic Psychology, Juvenile and Family Justice, Victim Services and Corrections. The Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences also contains four distinct degrees in the area of Fire Science: Arson Investigation, Fire Science Administration, Fire Science Technology and Fire Protection Engineering. Legal Studies programs are offered in Paralegal Studies, Public Affairs, and Dispute Resolution.
Accreditations and Recognitions
Many of our academic programs have earned further distinction through high-level private accrediting bodies in the respective fields:
A.B.A. (American Bar Association) approves our undergraduate degree in Legal Studies, one of only a few such programs at the undergraduate level in the entire country.
A.B.E.T. (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) accredits six of our undergraduate academic degree programs in the Tagliatela College of Engineering: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
A.C.S. (American Chemical Society) certifies our bachelor's degree in Chemistry. We also offer certified options in Environmental Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and preparation for high school Chemistry teachers.
A.D.A. (American Dietetic Association) the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (C.A.D.E.) of the American Dietetic Association (A.D.A.) accredits our very popular undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, leading many of our students to become Registered Dietitians (R.D.).
F.E.P.A.C. (Forensic Science Accreditation Commission) accredits our nationally renowned Forensic Science program. Only a select number of programs have earned this level of distinction through the American Academy of Forensic Science (A.A.F.S.).
S.M.P.R.C. (Sport Management Program Review Council) the National Association for Sport and Physical Education North American Society for Sport Management's (N.A.S.P.E./N.A.S.S.M.) Sport Management Program Review Council (S.M.P.R.C.) accredits our Sports Management program, one of the nation's oldest and most respected programs of its kind.
Marvin K. Peterson Library
The Marvin K. Peterson Library offers over 240,000 volumes, 1,400 print journal and newspaper subscriptions, electronic access to over 19,000 full-text journal and newspaper titles, approximately 550,000 pieces of microfiche, 12,000 volumes of microfilm, and 162,000 paper U.S. Government documents. Students have access to numerous Internet stations and ports throughout the library and recently a coffee shop and lounge area opened for students to study and take a break.
UNH is a leading provider of study abroad education, offering students over 300 options worldwide. Our partnerships with Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) and the Center for International Studies (CIS) allow our students to study in a number of different countries, experiencing global cultures in either a traditional college campus setting or at global campus centers in high profile cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Venice, London and Sydney. UNH also offers unique programs such as: our intensive study abroad program which offers 2-week abroad sessions with a UNH faculty member during intersession for six credits at a number of locations such as London, Dubai, Rome and more.
UNH has nearly 200 full-time professors, 90% of whom hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate students or teaching assistants. Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1. Average class size: 21. Primary focus is on our students and emphasis is on a solid liberal arts education with experiential education, pre-professional advising, and career preparation as key components. UNH is a proud partner of the National Society of Experiential Education (N.S.E.E.) and has over 50 faculty members certified through N.S.E.E.'s Experiential Education Academy.
The University of New Haven is a small private university that grooms students for future careers through an emphasis on experiential education. The school is all about “providing students with avenues of experience inside and outside the classroom throughout the education process,” and the “culturally diverse” city of New Haven provides “massive” opportunities with local organizations for internships and research. The incredibly popular Criminal Justice program (and the concentrations therein) is one of the best in the country, and a huge draw to UNH. The university “goes the extra mile to create well-rounded, successful students,” successfully preparing students for the life after college by providing its students with real-life statistics and situations to help better their education.
All of the professors have real world experience, and “are able to bring their research experiences into each lecture and provide pertinent examples for everything.” They are “completely supportive and only want the best for their students” and “challenge the students during classes,” but will give additional help if requested. Students have many options for tutoring and assistance at the university, and “there is support everywhere for all kinds of different problems,” so “it is almost impossible to fail socially or academically.”
The school puts a lot of money and “endless resources” into making sure students have all the tools they need to get the most out of their classes. Most importantly, staff members “want students to succeed, take action, and be involved.” “The University of New Haven is all about a sense of community and preparing students for the next step in their lives,” says a junior.