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Welcome to the College of Public and International Affairs (CPIA) of the University of Bridgeport. Our College is a close-knit learning community of established and burgeoning scholars who are committed to preparing graduates for professions requiring international and regional expertise and effective intercultural communication. Alums of the College’s graduate and undergraduate programs have been employed by the United States government (FBI, Defense Department, and Department of State), the United Nations, the Council of Europe as well as by governments in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Many of our graduates also work in the corporate sector in institutions such as AOL, NBC Universal, Goldman-Sachs,  Price Waterhouse Coopers, Thomson-Reuters and Morgan Stanley. The College’s pertinent academic offerings with a professional focus, its small classes, its diverse faculty, its tradition of close student-faculty relations and its palate of co-curricular activities all contribute to the quality of the College of Public and International Affairs’ educational experience.

The College of Public and International Affairs graduate and undergraduate programs are social science-based. The College provides service-learning opportunities both locally and abroad. The University of Bridgeport was the first University chosen in New England for the United States “Peace Corps Prep Program.” The University is fortunate to have been granted non-governmental organization status (DPI) with the United Nations since 2012.  Our international student body, a “microcosm of the global world,” provides an unparalleled context for University study. Students at CPIA have the opportunity of studying Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish and to study abroad.

To prospective students, the professors and I look forward to welcoming you when you visit the UB campus. For entering students as well current students and alumni, please contact me at 203-576-4966. I would welcome the opportunity to touch base and meet with you.

Thomas J. Ward
Dean of the College of Public and International Affairs
Office 235 Carlson Hall, extension 4966