• NYPD Commissioner Lecture
    CJ Students Mingle with NYPD Commissioner

    The St. Thomas Aquinas College’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board hosted a unique presentation by New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. The topic, "Neighborhood Policing and its Impact on Counterterrorism: How the NYPD is Building Community Trust in the 21st Century” ignited discussion among those in attendance. 

  • group discussion in a NYU MSW class at stac
    NYU's M.S.W. Program at STAC

    The New York University Silver School of Social Work and St. Thomas Aquinas College partnered to create a program which allows qualified students to complete a B.S in Psychology and a Master of Social Work in five years, rather than the usual six years of full-time study. Learn more about STAC's Psychology program with NYU's M.S.W. accelerated option

  • Students being interviewed at WCBS Radio Studio
    Students Interviewed at WCBS

    St. Thomas Aquinas College students recently traveled to WCBS Radio's Studio in NYC to be interviewed for an upcoming radio advertising campaign. Students shared their STAC experiences during the interviews and were able to tour the studios and editing rooms. 

  • group of female students pictured at the Therapeutic Recreation Conference
    Therapeutic Recreation State Conference

    Therapeutic Recreation students recently attended The NY State Annual Conference with Dr. Levine-Madori, where they experienced the profession outside the classroom. Students attended sessions on assessment and documentation of therapeutic recreation in various populations. Learn more about our Therapeutic Recreation program

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School of Arts & Social Sciences

Hello! Welcome to the St. Thomas Aquinas College’s School of Arts & Social Sciences (SASS).

The Vision of St. Thomas Aquinas College is to provide a “transformative education rooted in the liberal arts and designed to prepare them for career success in a changing world.” This goal exists at the heart of the Mission of the SASS: to offer a broad intellectual foundation in the humanities and social sciences in order to prepare students for post-collegiate success, lifelong learning, and to justly serve their community, their country, and the world as democratically engaged citizens.

The disciplines within the School of Arts and Social Sciences are connected by a shared commitment to uncover and explain the inherent complexities within what seems like simple facts and obvious claims about the world. We believe that this activity, commonly known as critical thinking, is essential to student success in all areas of life.

Post-Collegiate Success
Our majors and minors strive to develop the fundamental skills — analytical, problem solving, and communicative — necessary for post-undergraduate (graduate school) and professional (career) success in a rapidly changing world. Studies show that these skills, which provide numerous and diverse opportunities for professional application, are valued more and more by employers. What is more, these skills are likely the most transferable to the jobs that are yet to be created! For students who can identify their own academic and professional interests, a major in the SASS may prove to be the best of resources for post-collegiate success. A large percentage of SASS graduates continue their education in graduate or professional schools. For those who seek careers immediately after graduation, positions have been found in fields such as journalism, teaching, publishing, radio and television, mental health, social work, business, government, and law.

Student Engagement

Our students work alongside world-class faculty in a variety of co-curricular capacities, including research, study away, and service-learning; students frequently attend national academic conferences and exhibit their work alongside faculty. Additionally, our students are active participants in the Justice Studies Institute, in which they engage in relevant and urgent discussions regarding matters of social justice. And through the Office of Career Development, our students are able to further establish practical preparation and professional readiness for the workplace through workshops, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities. 

Academic Programs

So, please, take some time to check out our academic programs. Additionally, our Master of Public Administration in Criminal Justice degree offers STAC undergraduates an opportunity to graduate with an undergraduate and graduate degree in as little as five years through our 4+1 combined degree program! Whatever you choose, our programs are rigorous and rewarding; and our faculty will inspire, challenge, and prepare you to be an engaged, informed citizen — someone able to make a real and positive difference in your community, your country, and the world.

Learn more today!

St. Thomas Aquinas College’s School of Arts and Social Sciences offers courses and degrees that help students reach their full potential. Interested in learning more about the programs offered within the school? Request more information now!