Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences at Western Connecticut State University.

Our school is home to thirteen departments, twenty-one undergraduate majors and five graduate majors, and offers a wide variety of interesting ways for students to create unique combination of topics to further their intellectual endeavors. MSA&S on FACEBOOK



Upcoming Events:

February 19th: The Department of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process and the Office of Diversity and Equity will host a screening of “A League of Her Own: The Claire Smith Story” at 6 p.m. in White Hall Room 127. This event is free and open to the public! For more information, email





February 26th: Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Equity, Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Department of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process The University welcomes pioneer sportswriter, Ms. Claire Smith from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Westside Campus Center Ballroom (south). This event is open to the public.

The Spotlight: 


Did you know you can earn 6 credits by traveling to Spain? Join Dr. Bakhtiarova and Dr. Skora for a four-week study abroad program and earn 3 credits in Art and 3 credits in Spanish. The program will be based in Andalusia, a region on the Mediterranean with millennial history, and will include a weekend trips to Madrid, Seville and more. We will visit medieval castles, Roman monuments, bullfighting rings and many more. Spanish culinary traditions are outstanding and you will have an opportunity to taste and learn how to make authentic paella and tapas. For more information, email Dr. Bakhtiarova and visit


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Exciting Student News:




Congratulations to WCSU recent Psychology graduate, Sarah Hoegler, for receiving  5 year guaranteed funding and monthly stipend at University of Notre Dame towards her PhD in Applied Development. Sarah worked closely with Dr. Mary Nelson while at WCSU.


Recent Events:


Chris Kelly lectures on “Privacy, Security, and Safety in a Social Media World” on November 14th, sponsored by the Macricostas Family Foundation. Pictured on the right: President Clark, Dean Brown, Provost Alexander, and Lecturer Chris Kelly.