Faculty of Arts and Science

Join innovative and intelligent students like you in the pursuit of a world-class degree in Arts and Science. Our faculty offers over 21 areas of study ranging from Biology to Sociology so no matter where your passion is we have a program for you.

  • Engage with some of the best educators and thought leaders with Nipissing small class sizes.
  • Benefit from personalized attention and in some cases even participate in graduate-level research.
  • Experience a truly unique setting with state-of-the-art facilities nestled in 256 acres of pristine forest.
  • If you love the outdoors and looking for a quality education Nipissing is for you
  • Guaranteed single room in residence for first year students admitted from high school


There are a variety of degree programs in Arts and Science in Humanities, Sciences, Fine Arts and Social Sciences.


First Year Foundations

The Faculty of Arts and Science is pleased to announce a new initiative that supports the transition from high school to university. Students will have an opportunity to take a specialized set of courses that inspire curiosity and provide an open dialogue for discovery. This program is intended for students who are determined to earn a university education but have faced challenges in an academic environment. The program admits a limited number of students applying directly from secondary school who have an average below 70%. 

Learn more about First Year Foundations

What's Happening in Arts and Science

Social Neuroendocrinology Lab Research Published

Nipissing University researchers have seen their work highlighting the impact of testosterone published in Psychological Science, one of the most prestigious journals in the field of psychology. The research was conducted at Nipissing University by Dr. Justin Carré, Department of Psychology; Dr. Shawn Geniole, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow; Nicole Marley, psychology honours thesis student; Triana Ortiz, Social Neuroendocrinology Lab Manager; and Ashley Marcellus, Central Analytic Facility lab technician.

Click the NU News link to learn more about the findings of this study.

Photo of student leader Ryoga Hojo
Congratulations to Biology Student Ryoga Hojo

The Faculty of Arts and Science would like to congratulate Ryoga on his Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the Academic Category! Ryoga is working towards a Bachelor of Science Honours Specialization in Biology. Throughout his studies at Nipissing University, Ryoga has demonstrated his leadership in academics as a Chemistry Tutor, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Volunteer, and three-time President's scholarship recipient. He is currently working on a manuscript which will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. 

Click the NU News link to learn more about Ryoga Hojo and his contributions to Academics at Nipissing University.

NU 360 Presenters
Nipissing University Hosts Inaugural Research Month

The goal of Research Month 2019 was to showcase the exciting work in research conducted at Nipissing University, and to highlight its impact for communities. Ten faculty members from a variety of disciplines presented their current areas of research to the North Bay community. Presenters included, Dr. H. Earl, Dr. D. Zarifa, A. Burk, Dr. S. Arnocky, Q. Zhu, Dr. H. Hosseini, Dr. C. Mady, Dr. A. Erfani, Dr. A. Schinkel-Ivy and Dr. T. Smith

Click the NU News link to learn more about the events during Research Month at Nipissing University.

Office of the Faculty of Arts and Science

Dr. Pavlina Radia
Dean of Arts and Science
Email: pavlinar@nipissingu.ca
Office: F207-1
Ext.: 4290


Sarah Tedesco
Office Administrator
Email: saraht@nipissingu.ca
Office: F207-A
Ext.: 4120


Diane Sheldon
Secretary, Office of Arts and Science 
Email: dianes@nipissingu.ca
Office: F207
Ext.: 4366

Dr. Andrew Weeks
Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Science
Email: andreww@nipissingu.ca
Office: F208-B
Ext.: 4208


Sandra Brownlee
Secretary, Dean of Arts and Science
Email: sandrab@nipissingu.ca
Office: F207
Ext.: 4291