About the College

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit of the University. It is comprised of nineteen departments offering thirty-six undergraduate major programs in natural sciences, social sciences, fine arts, performing arts and humanities. Seven graduate degree programs are available in such disciplines as the biological sciences, computer science, counseling psychology, nursing, and physician assistant medicine. The College assumes responsibility for most of the General Education Program curriculum required of all undergraduate students.

CLAS faculty are accomplished in their respective fields, demonstrated by extensive publications, performances, grants, honors, and awards.

CLAS occupies space in buildings across campus, including Dunkle Hall, the Fine Arts building, Guild Center, Gunter Hall, Lowndes Hall, Old Main, Performing Arts Center, the Gira Center, and the Compton Science Center. You can see building locations on the FSU campus map.

The CLAS Office of the Dean oversees course scheduling, budgeting, personnel, assessment, curriculum, and academic student concerns. This includes approving faculty evaluations and recommending renewal, tenure, promotion, and sabbatical to the Provost. Additionally, the Office of the Dean supervises the CLAS Assessment Council and CLAS Curriculum Committee.