Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders
The College of Arts and Sciences is educating the intellectual and research leaders of tomorrow. Our world-class faculty work closely with undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom and in the field. Their research takes them into the community to address pressing problems, and around the globe to explore other cultures. These programs are growing in response to the changing contours of the marketplace and a shrinking globe, whether in biology, world languages, health sciences or writing and graphic design. We are where the left brain and right brain merge in a creative and collaborative environment.
Teaching and Research
Nearly every full-time professor in the College of Arts and Sciences holds the highest degree in his or her field and all maintain active research portfolios. Collaboration between students and faculty is a hallmark for undergraduate and graduate students. Small classes allow our professors to know their students by name and serve as mentors, challenging them to think deeper and reach higher. Faculty members are experts in an array of subjects, from childhood development to Florida history, from emerging digital media to Florida’s fragile environment. The Honors Programs is open to qualified students across the university to explore an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Our study-abroad initiatives offer global perspectives that change students for life.
Students also engage with the community by addressing critical needs and sharing their scholarship to benefit others. Journalism students report on critical issues in Midtown St. Petersburg at the USFSP Neighborhood News Bureau. Our Family Study Center conducts groundbreaking research aimed at closing the achievement gap in local schools. Students devote thousands of hours volunteering in the community. We enjoy collaborative partnerships with All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. The future holds great promise for the College of Arts and Sciences. We invite you to join us on our unstoppable journey toward excellence.