Dean's Welcome

Welcome from the Dean

Connie L. Richards, DeanI take this opportunity to welcome you to the College of Arts and Sciences.

The college offers a host of majors and programs in established academic areas and supports many interdisciplinary efforts as well. The College of Arts and Sciences include the humanities, the social sciences, mathematics, computer science, and the natural and physical sciences. We offer many of the courses that students take in general education to complete the required academic core. In all, we are proud of the teaching we do and the learning that takes place in our classes for all of Valdosta State University’s students.

While the subject matter of our departments and programs is important, our teaching mission is greater than the fields we represent. What we teach in our college reaches beyond the subject matter of arts and sciences. We teach an attitude toward life and learning that opens up the world and the future to our students, all of our students. Learning in a liberal arts and sciences tradition emphasizes flexibility and creativity. We prepare our students to develop as valuable members of society and to shape the future of that society.

Please take the time to visit our department and program websites and let us know how we can help you reach your goals. 

Connie L. Richards, Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Valdosta State University
clrichards@valdosta.edu