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Our focus is on quality teaching at all levels. Other universities with large graduate programs hire graduate students to teach lower division classes, but the College of Arts and Sciences at FSU prides itself on its professional teaching faculty, master teachers who dedicate themselves to their students, both upper division and lower division.

All students in Arts and Sciences enjoy small classes with a great deal of personal interaction with our outstanding faculty, many of whom have been honored with prestigious teaching awards, nationally recognized fellowships, and numerous other honors. 

The college supports a number of extracurricular activities for students, such as our nationally ranked debate team, an award winning student newspaper, theatre productions, music ensembles and professionally related student organizations. Special student research grants are funded through Dean's Initiative Grants, providing students the opportunity to work closely with faculty on research within their disciplines.

Our principal goal is to enable students to develop the skills and abilities necessary to function effectively and responsibly as reflective, ethical and creative human beings.