Student Success Center
The Student Success Center acts as a compass to help students navigate their college careers and get a bearing on success through tutoring, advising, and on-campus job opportunities.
Study Abroad classes are offered each year and provide students the opportunity to make connections abroad and study in interesting places while receiving academic credit. Scholarship awards, several stipends, and monetary awards are provided by various departments in Arts & Sciences.
Student Organizations and Opportunities for Participation
Numerous Valdosta State University student organizations are very active within the Arts & Sciences College. Each department has a list of organizations related to their interest area.
Center for Applied Research and STEM outreach
Student Travel Awards may be available from time to time. These awards provide up to $250 for students from the College of Arts & Sciences who are presenting a research paper or poster at a meeting. The Center for Applied Research big picture goals are to connect faculty expertise in the College of Arts & Sciences with applied research needs within our community and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Initiative (STEM) through Science Saturday community outreach (with Valdosta State University student participation).
Undergraduate Research Programs
The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities to the VSU community. This event has grown tremendously and has proven popular with students and faculty. Cash prizes are awarded to student researchers selected by the judging committee. If you are interested in pursuing a research topic, you may need to approach a faculty member and ask if they would sponsor your research idea. Many student projects start this way. Alternatively, faculty members sometimes ask students to participate in their ongoing research. Some student presenters have been even been recognized by being published in a refereed journal along with their faculty sponsor.
The Honors Program at VSU provides unique opportunities for students to study, conduct research, and exchange ideas in a challenging and encouraging academic environment. We encourage all students who qualify for the Honors Program to join the program as early as possible.
Centralized Advising and First Year Programs
Centralized Advising provides first year advising and exploratory advising to students. Once a student selects a major usually before the middle of their sophmore year, advising is done within the major area of study. The student resources link is also helpful.