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Excellence in Undergraduate Education


The faculty and staff of College of Arts & Sciences at The University of Tennessee are committed to students--to their education, to their personal growth, to their success in preparing for careers and life.

Small classes, careful advising, and personal attention make our commitment work for students majoring in the fine arts, the humanities, the sciences, and behavioral sciences, and for students preparing for professional study through a liberal education.

UTC offers its undergraduates a special advantage: the benefits of a traditional campus atmosphere in combination with the opportunities only a major state university can provide. Graduate students have opportunities to engage in research and work with practitioners in a metropolitan environment.

Approximately 270 College of Arts & Sciences faculty hold the terminal degree in their fields. These faculty have major responsibilities for undergraduate instruction. Professors with national and international reputations routinely teach freshmen and sophomores, often in small classes.

Students have the opportunity to work with faculty in undergraduate and graduate research projects. Internships, practicums and cooperative education opportunities give students "hands-on" professional experiences that enhance résumés prior to applying to a graduate program or entering the job market.