Liberal Arts/Behavioral & Social Sciences Division (LABSS)
Our 21st Century Global Society
The Liberal Arts/Behavioral & Social Sciences Division (LABSS) offers courses that help you acquire the communication, critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and global learning skills that will prepare you for an entire lifetime of opportunities!
In addition to real world analysis that you’ll experience in the classroom, you can explore your creative side in the visual arts, dance, music, and theater. We have two different kinds of theaters for the performing arts—a black box as well as a Broadway style theater, where you can participate on and offstage in plays, concerts, dance, and other media productions.
Passionate about teaching and learning, our nationally-recognized LABSS faculty share the highest commitment and dedication to students. As published writers, professional artists, psychologists, social workers, police officers, and attorneys, their collective two centuries of experience provides a rich learning environment that you’ll find in few other places.
This is just the beginning!
Whether you want to take classes for personal enjoyment, add general education coursework to a professional–technical or workforce certificate, or transfer to a four–year college or university, the LABSS division offers a range of inspiring and challenging educational opportunities for you to meet your personal and professional learning goals. All our degree programs are designed to transfer to four-year schools like the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut State Universities, the University of Bridgeport, and many others. We can also help you find employment across the state through our cooperative education programs.
The mission of the Liberal Arts and Behavioral & Social Sciences Division is to prepare our students for academic and career success through a life of critical engagement and creative expression, and to inspire a personal commitment to social development through diverse and academically rigorous course offerings.
The faculty and staff of the
LABSS Division are committed to innovative and effective educational practices
that create opportunities for students to gain a lifelong engagement with
literature and the arts,
a deeper understanding of the social dynamics,
cultural aspects, psychology, history, and philosophies that created our past
and modern cultures, a greater awareness of themselves and others, an
increasing appreciation of our diverse world, and the skills to enter the
workforce to help themselves and others achieve a meaningful life.