Programs of Study
Explore the University of Hartford’s 100 undergraduate programs and 64 graduate programs, offered by world-class faculty in a supportive learning environment.
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Make a smooth transition to college with the help of our Hillyer College Academic Strategies faculty. Master time management, critical thinking, and study skills.
Accounting is a professional major that prepares you for entry-level positions in public accounting, management accounting, and financial management. The University also offers a minor in Accounting.
The MSAT program meets the needs of students with undergraduate degrees in accounting who want a fifth year of study to meet CPA licensing requirements, as well as those students with non-accounting or non-business undergraduate degrees.
The Acoustical Engineering program is a nationally recognized interdisciplinary engineering program offered in cooperation with The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. We offer an Acoustical Engineering and Music major (BSE) and a BS in Mechanical Engineering with an Acoustics concentration.
The actor training major challenges you to expand both your craft and your creative imagination so that you can be successful in a broad range of theatrical styles from the contemporary to the classical.
Actuaries are trained professionals who analyze the financial consequences of risk. Learn to use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to provide advice and solutions for business and societal issues.
The Architectural Design + Technology program at University of Hartford prepares students for a variety of careers in architecture and the construction industry.
The M.Arch program includes a diverse community of practitioners, teachers, and students dedicated to educating future architectural professionals and growing the knowledge base of the profession.
The art history Bachelor of Arts program offers students a wide variety of courses that cover art from around the globe. Also available as a minor.
The University of Hartford’s one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Science (BS) in Audio Engineering Technology program brings ambitious, passionate students together into a practical and comprehensive technical program.
Students in this program are trained to teach ballet to all ages in professional and university dance programs. It emphasizes pedagogical structure and theory and different styles and schools of ballet and modern dance.
Hartt's bassoon program offers a competitive, collegial environment for students to challenge one another to excel, foster artistic growth, and instill the necessary skills to achieve success in the musical world.
Our Biochemistry program lets you study the chemistry of the living world and is great combination if you enjoy physical and chemical sciences.
UHart’s Bachelor of Arts in Biology offers fewer science courses and can lead to graduate study in biology, and careers in environmental science, science education, and the allied health care fields.
If you are planning a career in research or plan to go on to graduate, medical, dental school then the Bachelor of Science in Biology program is recommended for you.
The Biomedical Engineering program has three options that all have a strong foundation in traditional engineering, with basic engineering courses required prior to biomedical coursework.
The bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science will prepare you for a variety of exciting careers in sports medicine, personal training, and strength and conditioning coaching. You’ll also be prepared for graduate study in areas such as physical therapy, athletic training, clinical exercise physiology, kinesiology, and public health.
Minor in Business Administration from the Barney School of Business while you major in another field. Prepare for your career with courses in finance, economics, and more.
The Business Analytics and Managerial Economics major gives you valuable skills in quantitative methods and economic analysis. Prepare to work at some of the biggest companies in the country.
Our online Master of Science in Business Analytics program will prepare you for a career in this growing field, or for other jobs requiring you to use analytics to make business decisions.
Explore Barney Business School before choosing a specific field of study. General business classes will help you turn your passion into a career.
When you study cello at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training.
The Ceramics Department provides specific instruction in all phases of ceramic art. Also available as a minor.
Our chemistry program is certified to meet the standards set by the American Chemical Society, the largest scientific society in the world
Our Chemistry program is certified to meet the standards set by the American Chemical Society, the largest scientific society in the world.
Work with new technology and collaborate with faculty on professional sets. There are opportunities to present at film festivals, study a semester abroad, and get additional experience through an internship at a production company in Connecticut, New York, or Boston.
The Civil Engineering program will prepare students for careers in various areas, such as a structural engineer, transportation, or environmental engineer.
The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering program emphasizes applied design and stresses communication to allow individuals to advance in their careers.
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program emphasizes research-oriented courses and graduate thesis to allow individuals to advance in their careers.
When you study clarient at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training.
The PsyD in Clinical Psychology prepares students to become competent, self-aware, and compassionate clinical psychologists who are able to function effectively in multiple roles.
In the Bachelor of Arts in Communication program, you create advertising, public relations, and social media campaigns for real clients, all while learning how to effectively communicate with different target audiences.
This program provides you with a comprehensive overview of the field and a specialization in areas such as media, integrated communication, and human communication.
Complexity, an interdisciplinary minor, is the study of the behavior of multiple interactions, including how crowds turn into mobs or how birds flock.
This program prepares you for a career as a credentialed CT technologist. The program is a 10-month, 15-credit sequence of courses that provides students with both classroom instruction and clinical experience.
This is an engineering technology program that focuses on analog and digital circuits, electronics, microprocessors, fundamental computer programming, computer architecture, and network systems.
The Computer Engineering program will allow you to start with a rigorous engineering foundation in mathematics, the physical sciences, and a foundation in computer hardware and computer science
This program helps you open up career options by studying both computer science and computer engineering. You take exciting classes in programming, coding, design and analysis, computation, and electrical engineering.
This program combines a set of required core courses with a wide variety of elective courses in the various areas of computer science.
This program prepares you for a career in the computer profession, business, or education, while also allowing you to explore other areas of interest. It is recommended if you are planning to pursue graduate school.
If you're looking to make a career change or sharpen your computer skills, you can gain a solid background in computer science through our program. You can even enroll on a part-time basis.
Our program focuses on the interdisciplinary view of crime and its control, including policing, crime prevention through personal change and community development. You develop broad skills and take classes in criminology, law, policing, sociology, and forensic studies.
The minor in dance is open by audition to all non-dance majors who wish to broaden their experience in a formal dance program. Applicants must have previous training to an intermediate level of ballet as determined by an audition.
Emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers in dance as professional performing artists. Students in this program focus on technique, performance, and choreography while participating in some pedagogical training as well.
The SONO certificate program is designed to enhance the professional skills of individuals who are currently certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or equivalent and have State of Connecticut licensure.
Our digital media and journalism degree prepares you for a career in digital media production, broadcast journalism, sports media, or as a media business professional.
When you study double bass at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training.
Our bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education will give you the knowledge and training to pursue a variety of careers in public and private schools as well as childcare centers and community programs.
If you’re interested in working with young children in public or private schools, childcare centers, or community programs but did not pursue a teaching degree as an undergraduate, then our program may be a fit for you.
Our economics program prepares you for a wide variety of careers in governmental and nonprofit organizations, business, law, public administration, and foreign services.
This program enables you to earn a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary education, an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma, and state teaching certification in a four-year program.
Our online master’s degree in education with a Montessori Concentration offers a unique combination of AMI teacher training with a graduate degree.
The EdD program involves research on higher education leadership, organizational dynamics, and institutional change. Students who complete this program are awarded an EdD with a specialization in educational leadership in higher education.
The Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering program emphasizes applied design and stresses communication to allow individuals to advance in their careers.
The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program emphasizes research-oriented courses and graduate thesis to allow individuals to advance in their careers.
The Electrical Engineering program covers a branch of engineering concerned with generating, distributing, processing, coding, transmitting, receiving, and deciphering electrical and electromagnetic signals.
Our Electromechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) program is an interdisciplinary hands-on engineering technology program that incorporates elements of both electrical and mechanical systems.
The Electronic Engineering Technology program includes three areas of concentration: controls, microprocessors, and communications (fiber optics, satellite, and telecommunications).
Our bachelor’s degree program in elementary education prepares you for a rewarding teaching career in grades 1-6.
The Master of Education in Elementary Education (M.Ed.) is an initial certification program for those who wish to teach grades 1-6.
Students with educational and career goals and objectives that cross disciplines may be candidates for a contract major with the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA).
If you love to read and write, the Department of English and Modern Languages is where you will learn critical reading, organizational skills, and research techniques. Plus you’ll learn how to use your imagination in our writing-intensive classes!
Learn to read, write, and think critically with the Hillyer College English faculty. They work with you to develop these skills, the key to success during and after college.
We offer a BA in English with a Certification in Secondary Education. Take classes in the English and Modern Languages Department and in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.
Start your own business by majoring in Entrepreneurial Studies in the Barney School. Take classes in business, gain hands-on experience by helping a small business, and complete a business plan.
The Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering program emphasizes applied design and stresses communication to allow individuals to advance in their careers.
The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering program emphasizes research-oriented courses and graduate thesis to allow individuals to advance in their careers.
When you study euphonium at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training.
The world of finance is changing rapidly. Prepare to take advantage of these opportunities through a combination of coursework and partnerships with the business community.
Studying flute at Hartt exposes you to a comprehensive program designed to challenge and motivate you as a performer.
The horn studio at Hartt creates a supportive atmosphere that offers frequent collaboration with other students and studios.
The minor in French gives you a rich foundation in grammar, pronunciation and culture, and is a strong complement to any area of study.
The interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology expands students’ knowledge about issues related to aging and prepares students for a range of careers that involve working with an older population.
Combining the rigors of conservatory training with a solid foundation in music education, the program prepares you for a career as an elementary and secondary school music educator.
The Guitar Program at The Hartt School is the oldest and most developed performance-based guitar program in the country. The program offers a MM, Graduate Professional Diploma, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Artist Diploma.
The harp studio at Hartt is a supportive community of talented, friendly harpists.
The Health Sciences program prepares you for professional or graduate study in health-related fields such as occupational therapy, speech pathology, or public health. The program is also available as a minor.
The Health Sciences Pre-Chiropractic program with New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) provides a unique opportunity for students with career goals in chiropractic medicine.
The combined BC/OD provides an opportunity for a career in optometry. The accelerated program typically allows for the completion of the BS/OD degrees in a seven-year period.
The combined BS/PharmD program provides an opportunity for career goals in pharmacy. The accelerated program typically allows for the completion of the BS/PharmD degrees in a seven-year period.
The BS/DPM program provides an opportunity for students with career goals in podiatry. The accelerated program typically allows for the completion of the BS/DPM degrees in a seven-year period.
This program prepares you for professional or graduate study. You can pursue the degree on a full- or part-time basis, and you can enter the program as a freshman or a transfer student.
You’ll study American industry and the development of American labor, world wars and America’s growing influence on world affairs, the impact of immigration, the birth and explosive growth of mass culture, and the struggles to extend American democracy to excluded groups.
Learn about history, art history, philosophy, communication and speech, music, and theater. The Humanities are the core of a liberal arts education that prepares students for a thoughtful, active and ethical life.
The illustration program develops your artistic abilities to effectively convey visual concepts for clients in the marketplace. Also available as a minor.
The illustration program is designed specifically to meet the needs of practicing illustrators who maintain active, full-time professional careers.
In this program you can earn two certifications in four years, which significantly opens doors to more career options. You’ll be eligible for certification in elementary education and special education.
Turn your love for video art, experimental animation, and creative computing into a thriving career with a B.F.A. in Integrated Media Arts. Also available as a minor.
This low-residency MFA unites ecology, urban studies, and the craft-to-code technology continuum at sites throughout the Americas, and prepares artists to engage with the most pressing issues of our time.
Students with educational and career goals and objectives that cross disciplines may be candidates for an interdisciplinary engineering studies degree with CETA.
You can concentrate in either global security or global development, and consider a double major in politics and government, economics, or modern languages and cultures.
The minor in Italian gives you a rich foundation in grammar, pronunciation and culture, and is a strong complement to any area of study.
The Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division was founded by American jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean. One of the nation’s premier jazz programs, jazz studies at Hartt strives to develop aspiring and skilled jazz musicians.
Explore Jewish history and culture in this program, while taking part in research or study abroad opportunities. You can also minor in Judaic Studies and select from classes in six different areas: history, Yiddish, Arabic, Bible, Holocaust studies, and Israel studies.
The Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts is a part-time degree program created for adults who would like to complete an associate's degree with the option to complete a bachelor's degree at a later time.
Our certificate program accepts qualified individuals into a 10-month, 21-credit sequence of courses that provides students with both classroom instruction and clinical experience.
Prepare for a career as a business leader with a Management major from the Barney School of Business. Develop your management skills with specialized classes and hands-on experiences.
The online Master of Science in Management Program (MSM) meets the evolving needs of students and employers by providing a modern look at the business world and the knowledge and skills to manage people and processes.
Prepare for marketing leadership jobs with a Marketing major from the Barney School of Business. Concentrations allow you to specialize your skills and tailor them to your career goals.
Complete your MBA with just 12 classes, either online or in class, part-time or full-time! Choose the format that best supports your learning style. Generally, the average working professional will be able to finish our program in two years.
Our Mathematics and Science Department offers small introductory classes with expert faculty to teach you the skills needed to succeed in majors that require scientific or mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Our program gives you a strong math foundation, and the ability to choose from a number of mathematics electives to customize your curriculum. It’s a good fit if you are planning to pursue a career in business, education or technology and enjoy math!
Our program gives you a strong math foundation, and the ability to choose from a number of mathematics electives to customize your curriculum. It’s a good fit if you are planning to pursue a career in business, education or technology and enjoy math!
If you love math and want to teach, you can work in a classroom your very first semester. We have two magnet schools located on campus, so you can hone your teaching skills at both the elementary and secondary levels.
This partnership between the Barney School of Business and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) provides a broader academic focus for engineers moving into management and leadership tracks.
Earn both the Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation degree (MSAT) and the Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) at the Barney School of Business. Advance your career by earning two degrees from the Barney School of Business.
Advance your career with a specialized MBA certificate from the Barney School of Business. We have nine options, including insurance, international business, and management.
Mechanical Engineering truly embodies the spirit of creativity and innovation as it is one of the broadest areas of study in engineering.
The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering program emphasizes applied design and stresses communication to allow individuals to advance in their careers.
The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program emphasizes research-oriented courses and graduate thesis to allow individuals to advance in their careers.
Learn how to build and design websites, create motion graphics, animation, and multimedia content for mobile applications and computer games.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a music major is a rigorous academic program that combines the breadth of a liberal education with in-depth study in music.
Music Composition offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as a minor. The program provides students the guidance they need to express their individuality through their music.
Hartt’s Music Conducting program gives you the unique opportunity to gain conducting experience in a variety of genres including vocal, opera, music theatre, and all aspects of instrumental conducting.
This program enables you to explore Western music in its historical and cultural contexts. From broad survey courses to in-depth special seminars, majors, minors, you gain a comprehensive understanding of all periods of Western music.
When you decide to major in music management, you have the desire to pursue a strong musical and business course of study. Playing a musical instrument or being a vocalist is required for entrance to the program.
This program trains musicians to become music production professionals. Through study in music, electronics and acoustics, you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the professional audio industry.
This program integrates comprehensive actor training with rigorous instruction in singing and dance. Weekly individual voice lessons, along with classes in ear training and music theory, provide you with a strong musical foundation.
The program is designed to prepare you for graduate studies, teaching, or a research career.
Technique and musicianship is the focus of vocal study. Our courses of study includes private voice lessons, coachings, vocal pedagogy, language and diction study, opera stagecraft, and our invigorating core music curriculum.
UHart’s MS in Neuroscience is interdisciplinary and involves the study of biology, psychology, and other natural sciences. The program is for full-time, part- time, and non-traditional students. Courses and laboratories offered in the evenings.
Our direct-entry BS in Nursing program provides classroom, laboratory and hands-on clinical experience. After completing the program, you’ll be prepared to take the national exam for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Open the door to more career opportunities with our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. The MSN program prepares nurses for advanced roles in nursing education, nursing management, or public health.
The PMC is a 12-credit graduate certificate program designed for nurses who focused on a specialty other than nursing education in previous graduate study and who now have the interest or need for teacher preparation.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program provides licensed registered nurses with the opportunity to complete a BSN degree on a part-time basis in a supportive, caring atmosphere.
Hartt's oboe program offers a competitive, collegial environment for students to challenge one another to excel, fosters artistic growth, and instill the necessary skills to achieve success in the musical world.
Our program provides a theoretical framework in organizational behavior, skills in research design, data collection and analysis, communication, facilitation, and interpersonal, group, and organizational issues.
You can earn a BA and MS in Psychology in five years if you have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and know by your junior year that you wish to pursue a master's degree in organizational psychology.
Study with our formidable faculty and turn your love for painting and drawing into a thriving career with a B.F.A. from the Hartford Art School. Also available as a minor.
The Paralegal Certificate program is designed for students who have a minimum of 60 undergraduate credits (30 credits of which must be in the liberal arts) and therefore have a strong background in general education.
The Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies is designed for the student entering college for the first time or entering with fewer than 60 academic credits.
The Bachelor of Arts requires a total of 120 credits combining required general education courses and Paralegal Studies courses, and offers significant opportunity for expanding work in paralegal studies through electives.
In this program you will study solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire, improvisation, drum-set, and percussion instruments from other cultures.
In this program you will learn the skills to have a career in the performing arts of the commercial music business. You are given the opportunity to concentrate in different areas of management and business.
This program emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for one's views, carrying on respectful dialogue with others, and helps satisfy the human need for understanding, constructive use of intelligence and imagination.
Our Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in photography develops a broad range of skills, both digital and analog, and helps you realize your creative dreams. Also available as a minor.
Our international limited-residency graduate program allows you to pursue a professional degree while maintaining your career.
This program offers a combined BS in Health Sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The BS in Health Sciences is the undergraduate pathway for ultimate entry into the DPT program at the University of Hartford.
The DPT is an entry-level professional physical therapy program designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in another subject area who have satisfied the prerequisite course requirements.
Our program gives you a strong scientific background and analytical and problem-solving skills to pursue a variety of related careers. You customize your degree by choosing electives that help you explore your career options.
Our program provides a foundation for graduate study, or for employment in physics or a related field. In addition, our curriculum emphasizes analytical and critical thinking which benefit careers in engineering, computer science, business, or law.
When you choose to study piano at Hartt, you will be immersed in a well-rounded, comprehensive course of study designed to prepare students for professional opportunities.
If you are interested in how economic theory influences public policy, you may want to consider a minor in political economy. It is a great complement to any area of study.
Our politics and government program gives you the opportunity to explore your interests and get hands-on experience before you graduate.
Students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree in a non-science major and who decide to pursue a career in a medical profession can complete a Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Professions certificate at the University of Hartford.
Find the techniques, aesthetics, and critical-thinking skills necessary to start a career as a working print artist. Also available as a minor.
Project management is a growing profession, gaining 1.5 million jobs yearly around the world. Prepare for a career with a minor in Project Management from the Barney School of Business.
The Combined BS/MSPO is a 5-year program. Students may enter the program as freshmen, complete the undergraduate BS in Health Sciences, and elevate into the professional MSPO program.
This program collaborates with Hanger Clinic to offer a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Professionals in this field design, fabricate, and fit orthoses and prostheses for a range of clients from pediatric to geriatric.
The tMSPO was developed in response to demands by practicing prosthetist, orthotists, and dually certified professionals. Prosthetists and orthotists prepare for dual certification while earning the master's degree.
If you are interested in studying psychology or any field involving human relations, our program is for you. It’s also the first step if you are interested in becoming a psychologist, which requires graduate training after you complete the undergraduate major.
Radiologic Technology combines the use of medical imaging technology with compassionate care of the ill and injured. As a radiologic technician, you’ll be a member of a team that helps diagnose and treat pathologies and conditions.
Our program prepares you to work as a respiratory therapist with patients of all ages, from premature infants to older adults, in this high-tech, high-touch career.
The Risk Management and Insurance major prepares you for jobs related to the identification, evaluation, mitigation, and financing of risks faced by businesses and individuals alike.
Robotics Engineering combines electrical, mechanical, sensing, and programming in real time and covers an area of engineering impacting nearly every aspect of our lives today.
The study of saxophone at The Hartt School offers a collegial and challenging environment that fosters artistic growth and instills necessary skills to achieve success in the musical world.
The School Psychology program is an integrated full-time program, with a three-year sequence of course work and practicum experiences, leading to the both a Master of Science Degree and a Sixth-Year Certificate.
Find the techniques, aesthetics, and critical-thinking skills necessary to start a career as a working sculptor. Also available as a minor
Explore the social and psychological forces that guide behavior and shape our lives through classes in the Department of Social Sciences.
Our program helps you prepare for a wide range of careers by addressing the most pressing issues of our time. Sociology has a broad scope and relevance for research, theory, law, and social policy.
The minor in Spanish gives you a rich foundation in grammar, pronunciation and culture, and is a strong complement to any area of study.
The online Master of Education in Special Education prepares you to become a highly competent teaching professional, and offers three tracks to best serve the needs of our students.
The 18-credit Minor in Teacher Education will introduce you to the study of education and human development, including infant and child development.
When you study trombone at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training.
The Hartt trumpet studio is a tight-knit community of artists who will inspire you, guide you, and share a musical journey with you.
When you study tuba at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training. Learn about the tuba studio at Hartt, including undergraduate and graduate admission and audition requirements and faculty information.
University Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS) is the University’s interdisciplinary general education program. UIS courses educate students with fundamental areas of knowledge that challenge students to go beyond their chosen specializations.
The Bachelor of University Studies is a Bachelor of Arts degree program created for the part-time adult student who typically has previous college experience and seeks to complete a baccalaureate degree.
The BA with a Montessori Concentration is designed for students who have previous college experience and who wish to finish a bachelor's degree.
When you study viola at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training.
When you study violin at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training.