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Exchange Program with University of the Arts

The University of the ArtsUniversity of the Arts and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia have an exchange agreement which allows ten students from each university to take one course a semester at the other for no additional tuition.

For our students, these courses will count in all regards as University of the Sciences courses. In addition, up to five students each semester may enroll in applied music courses for an additional fee.

Students from University of the Sciences have the opportunity to take courses in fields as varied as music, e-publishing, multimedia, and dance. University of the Sciences students will also be able to take private lessons in woodwinds and strings, percussion and brass. At the same time, University of the Arts students will have open to them the many exciting courses that University of the Sciences offers. Students at both schools have the resources of two universities for the price of one.

This agreement has already made possible a variety of collaborations among faculty members at both schools. It has the potential to do much more as it brings together two universities that are so complementary and so similar but so profoundly different.

The list of available courses changes each semester.  Courses are treated as University of the Sciences courses and both credits and grades appear on students' transcripts.

Students who are interested in taking a course at University of the Arts should consult with their advisors first. They then should make an appointment with the Humanities Department by calling 215.596.8895.

Students should be made aware that the two universities have different calendars and different arrangement of hours for courses. Spring breaks do not coincide, and classes tend to be scheduled once in the late afternoon and early evening.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

All matriculated, undergraduate University of the Sciences students are eligible.

What about grad students?

Right now, there are no graduate level classes being offered, but a graduate level exchange is being discussed.

How many University of the Sciences students can participate each semester?

A total of 10 students from each school, each semester can take classes. Another five University of the Sciences students may enroll in the applied music program (private instruction) offered by the University of the Arts School of Music. 

What about credit?

You take these courses for credit which will appear on your University of the Sciences transcript as if you took the class at University of the Sciences.

What are the grade requirements?

A University of the Sciences student receiving a grade below 2.0 in any course taken as part of this program will not be allowed to continue taking courses at University of the Arts. Grades will be sent to University of the Sciences' Registrar from the University of the Arts' Registrar and will appear on your University of the Sciences transcript.

What Courses are Offered This Semester

Click here to see the course offerings for the current semester. For course descriptions, please see the University of the Arts Academic Catalog

How do I sign up?

Make an appointment with the Humanities Department by calling 215.596.8895

How do I get to UArts?

Take the trolley to City Hall and walk a few short blocks south on Broad Street. It’s about 15-minutes one way to 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. For more information, see www.uarts.edu.

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