College of Arts & Sciences

Mission Statement

The Mission of the College of Arts & Sciences is to provide a foundational liberal arts education to all JU students through the academic core and to provide all the majors in the College with unique and meaningful experiences that emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, communication skills and an understanding of international cultures and societies around the world by an engaged faculty and administration.

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences!

The College of Arts and Sciences is the educational core of Jacksonville University. The college promotes a complete experience for students in education, the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC). Our disciplines emphasize critical thinking, writing and communication skills, the scientific method, technological proficiency, and both historical and philosophical perspectives. 

Our renowned faculty work closely with students in small classes to link creative discovery with real-life impacts in businesses, health and environmental agencies, government at all levels, and international organizations.  These impacts occur in meaningful internships, student-created media, faculty-student research, service-learning, and study abroad opportunities.  Please take a look at the majors and minors that the College of Arts and Sciences offers. 


Matthew Corrigan, Ph.D.



Dean's Office

Matthew Corrigan, Ph.D.


Bonnie O'Steen

Administrative Associate