Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences


Welcome to the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences at Western Connecticut State University.

Our school is home to thirteen departments, twenty-one undergraduate majors and five graduate majors, and offers a wide variety of interesting ways for students to create a unique combination of topics to further their intellectual endeavors.












Exciting Student News:

In celebration of National Mole Day (10/23), the Western Connecticut Section of the American Chemical Society hosted the 11th annual Chemistry Bowl at Western Connecticut State University.  Six students (Left to right – Jordan Polvere, Michael A. Kelly, Henry Vallee-Ayala, Hannah Sexton, Alejandro Garcia and Tim Meksvanh) from Western Connecticut State University beat the Sacred Heart University Team to defend their title and take home this years trophy, a mole stuffed animal that will be housed at WCSU until next years competition.  This marks the 4th year in a row that WCSU has won the competition. This is a chemistry trivia-style competition that covers topics from all disciplines.


New Milford Police Department honors Dr. JC Barone, Jacob Kehrley (’19) and seniors Rebecca Burton, Michael Hanley, and Samantha Saalborn at their 50th Anniversary Awards Ceremony this fall. The WCSU team created a four-minute recruitment video showing the department’s diverse force and opportunities and earned over 11,000 views on NMPD Facebook, allowing them to hire two recruits. New Milford Police Department’s Chief Spencer Cerruto, a WestConn alum (MS/JLA, 07) shared his approval of the video with President John Clark, “I am writing to make you aware of the awesome video production work done for us by Prof. Barone and your media arts students!  The crew worked with the NMPD officers for months to develop a community policing/recruitment video, always interacting in a positive and professional manner.” 

*Archived Student News

The Spotlight: 


Dr. Brian Clements’s ongoing feature, Every Atom: Reflections on Walt Whitman at 200, a collection of commentaries from 200 poets, writers, scholars, songwriters, leaders, nurses, farmers, and others on Whitman’s “Song of Myself” in the year of Whitman’s 200th birthday, has reached its 120th day and post at North American Review. Daily posts will continue through early December, then all posts in the project will be collected into an interactive online feature. 




*Archived News/Events

Recent Events:

Macricostas Experience Week Events

Constitution Day Event:

Constitution Day with State Senator Julie Kushner


Macricostas Lectures 2018-2019:

“Strangers and Foreigners in Ancient Greece”

“Privacy, Security, and Safety in a Social Media World”