As the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fort Valley State University, I will be using this blog to talk about various issues to do with the college and the university, as well as other topics.
The College of Arts and Sciences – the heart of Fort Valley State University – provides 80% of the instruction including the core and general education requirements. The talented and dedicated faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences help students achieve baccalaureates in the Liberal Arts, Performance Studies, Business, and STEM disciplines to name just a few. A few words about some of our programs:
- In the Behavioral Sciences, Psychology is one of the largest degree programs on campus and the online program is a high-quality, comprehensive offering growing every semester.
- Biology students enjoy the benefits of a new facility containing state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. The Biology faculty have an admirable record of placing students into summer enrichment or undergraduate research programs, internships and employment, as well as graduate schools.
- Chemistry has received external funding from the National Science Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and the Department of Defense and has several partnerships with regional schools such as Mercer University, UGA, Georgia Perimeter, Savannah State and Southern Polytechnic.
- Math and Computer Science has modern teaching and research computer laboratories equipped with up-to-date software, and is involved with local elementary, middle, and high schools. The department has an established record of helping students participate in co-ops, internships and undergraduate research experiences at various prestigious institutions and corporations.
- The Cooperative Development Energy Program works with partner Institutions around the country and the world to help students engage with the energy sector. CDEP has established a pipeline that has made it possible to graduate 80 engineers, 31 geo-scientists, and 8 health physicists since 1997.
- Criminal Justice is one of the largest majors on campus with both face-to-face and fully online programs. Many of the graduates find immediate employment in the field of law enforcement.
- The peer-reviewed Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians is edited and housed in the History department.
- Fine Arts and Mass Communications have over two-hundred majors. Our recently acquired Radio station along with our television station help provide a diverse curriculum in media arts. Students have opportunities to take part in Band, the Jazz Ensemble, University Choir, and Theatre production.
- The Business department has Corporate partnerships that provide internships for current students and permanent job placement upon graduation. Small class sizes afford faculty members the ability to provide a more individualized learning experience to our students.
- The English and Foreign Languages department teaches all levels of English and Spanish, as well as French and teaches a good part of the core curriculum for the entire university. The Technical and Professional Writing track regularly attracts many majors. English and Foreign Languages graduates go on to further study in graduate school or law school and become teachers, attorneys, professors, and technical writers.