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Coronavirus Update

In-person classes will not resume for the spring semester. Classes resumed through remote instruction on March 30 and will continue until the end of the semester. Find full details of changes to the University’s schedule and operations, and additional information regarding our response to COVID-19 at www.hartford.edu/health-coronavirus.

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Hillyer College Departments

Hillyer College is where you can explore your interests while taking advantage of the extra support we offer through one-on-one faculty tutoring, mentoring programs, small class sizes, and an exclusive study center.  

The college is comprised of five different academic departments:

Department of Academic Strategies

The Academic Strategy Department offers two critical courses for freshmen:  College Study Skills and Critical Literacies. The courses facilitate the effective transition to college.

Department of English

The Department of English teaches students to read, write, and think critically. These vital skills help them become thoughtful citizens and see themselves from new perspectives.

Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities is made of up faculty who teach and do research in the disciplines of history, art history, philosophy, communication and speech, music, and theatre.

Department of Mathematics and Science

The Mathematics and Science Department offers introductory biology, environmental science, and nutrition courses, as well as a variety of mathematics courses.

Department of Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences offers courses that explore the social and psychological forces that guide behavior and shape our lives.

Our Faculty

As a student in Hillyer, you will build close relationships with our faculty, who are nationally and internationally recognized for their publications and research. They teach full-time, are experts in their field of study, and love to teach. Hillyer does not use teaching assistants or graduate assistants.

Our faculty are heavily involved in academic advising. You will be paired with a faculty advisor based on your major or interest. During your first semester, you will take a least one class with your advisor, giving him or her the chance to understand your academic abilities, challenges, and aspirations. Your advisor will also help you register and track your progress toward completing your degree requirements.