At UF, we take great pride in providing a strong liberal arts
education that aims to help you develop skills and abilities that will
serve you well in any profession and help you succeed in our
twenty-first century global and digital world. Employers increasingly
recognize that while employees can be taught the technical skills of a
job, the "people" and communication skills that liberal arts majors
possess are essential to the success of their organizations.
choose to major in history, psychology, theater or any of our
twenty-one degree programs, you will learn critical thinking skills,
effective problem solving methods, strong analytical techniques, and
creative processes. As a COLA major, you will cultivate a comprehension
of various disciplines and diverse perspectives that will enhance your
ability to communicate with culturally diverse communities. You will
also benefit from being in small, interactive classes with qualified
faculty who will teach you to discriminate and constructively challenge
what you read, see and hear. In the College of Liberal Arts, it is not
only the knowledge you gain that is valuable, but also the higher order
thinking abilities you develop that are essential to your future
I encourage you to stop by our offices if you have any questions or if you'd simply like to talk about what we do and why we do it. I look forward to meeting you.
Ronald J. Tulley, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts