About Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences Congratulates the Class of 2016!
We welcome you as our newest college alumni. Please join the College’s Facebook page so we can keep you updated about the College, and you can share your experiences after graduation.
Send us your graduation photos! Commencement is a special time for the College. If you have favorite USA commencement photos to share on our College webpage, please send them to us.
Arts and Sciences College Alumni: If you are a USA graduate, please continue to be a part of the USA tradition and join the Alumni Association. There are chapters and societies throughout the south!
Share your alumni news! See our news page for examples of recent alumni successes. If you, or someone you know, is a USA College of Arts and Sciences graduate and you would like to share news about them since graduation, please let us know.
We know that as a parent, you want your son or daughter to succeed at USA as much as we do. Here are some things you can do to help make sure your student is academically successful.
- Encourage your student to see their academic advisor each semester. Studies have found
that college students who have frequent appointments with an academic advisor persist
and graduate from college at higher rates.
If you or your student doesn’t know who their academic advisor is, then they can call their major department to find out. If they don’t yet have a major, they can call the Arts and Sciences Advising Center office at 251-460-7233 to get an advisor. The Advising Center is also a good resource for other advising-related questions, such as questions about graduation
- Help insure that your student attends class. As simple as it sounds, many students,
particularly freshman, find it difficult to consistently attend class, even though
attendance is strongly correlated with academic success (unsurprisingly!).
- Make sure your son or daughter knows their instructors by name. Instructors are required
to hold regular office hours, and most like to have students visit. Office hours are
a great way to get help outside of class, and office hours are part of what tuition money pays for. So make sure your student takes advantage of this valuable resource.
- Make sure your student knows about the many helpful academic resources on campus.
These include Jag Success, study labs, student instructors, and many more. See our
Academic Support page for more details.
- For further information, the Office of Academic Retention and Success publishes a Parent’s Guide to a Successful Student.
The College of Arts & Sciences was the University of South Alabama's first college when the University opened its doors to students in June 1964. Today, the nineteen departments of the College of Arts & Sciences offer 24 majors, over 50 major concentrations, and 13 graduate programs.
Dr. Andrzej Wierzbicki, Dean of Arts and Sciences