AS - School of Humanities Programs
University of South Florida
College of Arts and Sciences
4202 E. Fowler Ave BEH107
Tampa, FL 33620
Web address: http://www.cas.usf.edu/
Email: see individual department listings
College Dean: Eric Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Sr. Associate Dean: Robert Potter, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Allison Cleveland Roberts
The College of Arts and Sciences is USF’s largest college. The College is comprised of three schools including the School of Social Sciences, the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and the School of Humanities, all with strong interdisciplinary connections among them and throughout the University.
The College of Arts and Sciences is a community of scholars dedicated to the idea that educated people are the basis of a just and free society. The essences of education are a capacity for the appreciation of social change within a context of prior human achievement. The faculty of the Arts and Sciences strive to instill in their students a history of human ideas, a love of learning, and an understanding of the means that scholars have used in their search for beauty and order in the natural world. The education provided by the disciplines of the Arts and Sciences is the foundation upon which the lives and professions of our students are built, and the basis from which personal growth occurs.
The College of Arts and Sciences takes as its goal a melding of the natural, humanistic and social philosophies into a comprehensive whole that encourages the development of new ideas and new approaches to the understanding of our universe. It is the responsibility of scholars to share their discoveries for the betterment of society. Thus, the Arts and Sciences embrace the disciplines that strive to make immediate use of knowledge in the service of social goals as well as the disciplines whose discoveries contribute to the fund of basic information that is the stepping stone of applied knowledge.
Upon successful completion of all M.A./M.S. degree requirements except for thesis, Arts and Sciences graduate students must enroll in a minimum of two (2) credit hours of Thesis each semester (except Summers) until the completion of the master’s degree.
Doctoral students who have been admitted to candidacy are required to accumulate a minimum of six (6) credit hours of Dissertation during each previous 12-month period (previous three (3) terms, e.g., Fall, Spring, Summer) until the degree is granted.
Department of Communication
Department of English
Department of History
Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies
Department of Philosophy
Department of Religious Studies
Department of World Languages