School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Geneseo offers a substantive and challenging undergraduate learning experience across disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. 

The largest academic unit at the College, the School of Arts and Sciences houses 18 departments and a diverse slate of academic offerings. Faculty in the Arts and Sciences disciplines hold 12 of the College's 17 distinguished rank appointments and 43 Chancellor's Awards for excellence in teaching. Small average class sizes provide excellent opportunities for close, active collaboration with faculty and outstanding opportunities for undergraduate research. 

students in lecture hall
New Zealand geology trip
Jasmine Tang
Geneseo Dance Ensemble

The arts and sciences fields prepare students with specific disciplinary expertise and broad skills to succeed in various career fields and make a difference in the world. As part of the College's commitment to integrative and applied learning, students in the arts and sciences at Geneseo have multiple opportunities to engage in learning experiences that pair disciplinary knowledge and skills with real-world experiences, such as internships, study abroad, research, and civic engagement. Geneseo arts and sciences graduates are ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges and thrive due to these experiences.

Departments in the School of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology: Paul Pacheco, Chair
Art History: Lynette Bosch, Chair
Biology: Susan Muench, Chair
Chemistry: Jeffrey Peterson, Chair
Communication: Andrew Herman, Chair
English: Alice Rutkowski, Chair
Geography and Sustainability Studies: David Robertson, Chair
Geological, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences: Scott Giorgis, Chair
Global Languages and Cultures: Beverly Evans, Chair

History: Kathy Mapes, Chair
Mathematics: Aaron Heap, Chair
Music & Musical Theatre: Gerard Floriano, Chair
Philosophy: David Levy, Chair
Physics and Astronomy: Savitri Iyer, Chair
Political Science and International Relations: Karleen West, Chair
Psychology: Terence Bazzett, Chair
Sociology: Michael Restivo, Chair
Theatre and Dance: Johnnie Ferrell, Chair

performers onstage
Medieval literature
Jess Rivera, Class of 2022, harvests tomatoes from the eGarden.
Biochemistry student