Letter from the College Dean
Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at USF! It is my privilege to lead the
College that is the intellectual heart of the University of South Florida. The College
comprises an outstanding team of teachers, scholars, staff, and administrators whose
sole professional purpose is to support USF’s academic mission and enhance the lives
of our students and communities. Please explore all of the wonderful features of this
website, join us at one of our many featured lectures and events, and contact us directly
if there are other ways in which we can serve you.
Majoring in one of the many fields within the liberal arts and sciences makes sense both intellectually and professionally. On the intellectual side, our majors will provide you with ample opportunity to engage with the big questions that have faced humanity from the very beginning as well as with current local, national, and global issues facing us currently and into the future. You will find talented professors eager to expose you to the history of knowledge surrounding these questions and issues in ways that will make you a more thoughtful and critically informed person and citizen. On the professional side, countless surveys of employers have shown that they value and are eager to hire liberal arts and sciences majors for their proven ability to think critically and creatively and to effectively communicate and work well with others.
So, take the plunge. Explore a major within the College of Arts and Sciences with the firm knowledge that it will prepare you to engage in a successful professional career and to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling personal and social life.
Magali Cornier Michael, Ph.D.
Acting Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of English