On October 8, 1974, the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences was officially named after Pace alumnus and trustee, Charles H. Dyson, renaming the former School of Arts and Sciences to reflect “the fundamental nature of the Arts and Sciences as being the foundation of all academic and professional programs.” [President Edward J. Mortola]
The College has continued to grow and flourish, offering a high quality liberal arts education combined with preparation for professional achievement to meet your immediate career goals as well as prepare you for continuing graduate or professional education.
The first Bachelor of Arts degrees were award by Pace in 1953—there were 4 graduates!
In 2018-2019, Dyson conferred 467 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 110 Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, 174 Bachelor of Science degrees, 70 Master of Arts degrees, 29 Master of Fine Arts degrees, 106 Master of Science degrees, 13 Master of Science in Education degrees, 32 Master of Public Administration degrees, 15 Doctor of Psychology degrees, and 3 Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
Dyson currently (2018-19 year) has 3,883 enrolled undergraduate students and 1,155 enrolled graduate students in more than 50 programs, spanning the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, health and pre-professional sciences (including pre-medicine and pre-law). The College also offers numerous courses open to all Pace undergraduates that fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, allowing students to design a course of study tailored to achieve their personal educational and career goals. In small classes taught by caring faculty who are active practitioners in their fields, Dyson offers extraordinarily innovative liberal arts programs at convenient multi-campus locations in New York City and Westchester County as well as numerous online and “blended” courses.
Dyson College offers the resources and caliber of faculty that you would expect at a large university, while providing the close personal attention associated with a small college experience.