The College of Arts & Sciences is the largest college in the Tennessee Board of Regents
system , comprising 24 academic units, the ROTC, and multiple research centers, including
two Centers of Excellence.
Providing over a quarter-million credit hours of instruction annually, the College
is responsible for the lion's share of the University of Memphis' undergraduate curriculum,
and awards nearly 500 students BAs and BSs every year.
While one of its primary missions is to provide a strong general education in the
humanities, the social sciences, mathematics and the natural sciences, the College
of Arts & Sciences also focuses on strengthening the breadth and depth of its departmental
The College of Arts & Sciences offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum to equip
its students in pursuing rich personal and professional lives. It is dedicated to
providing educational opportunities that broaden student knowledge within the major
areas of human study, in-depth understanding of at least one area of inquiry, and
the skills and abilities necessary for a lifetime of learning, career success, and
The College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of the University of Memphis, an urban
research university. The College provides quality undergraduate and graduate education
by training students to think critically about their course of study, themselves,
and the world around them. Through programs of basic and applied research, the College's
faculty and students increase knowledge and address the complex issues, local and
global, facing all citizens.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers broad liberal arts experiences to the candidates
for its own Undergraduate and Graduate degrees, as well as to the students of other colleges of the University. The college
is divided into three grand divisions listed in the right column of this page.