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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is UT’s flagship college and the largest, most comprehensive, and most diverse of UT’s eleven colleges. As such, our faculty are a central driver of the university’s academic accomplishments and the greatest contributor to all aspects of the university’s missions of instruction, research, and service to society.

The college’s twenty-one academic departments and schools, eight centers and institutes, and thirteen interdisciplinary programs span the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the visual and performing arts. The college is also home to the Language and World Business Program and the College Scholars Program.

There are 640 fulltime-equivalent (FTE) instructional faculty in the college which includes 420 research- active tenure-track faculty and 219 non-tenure track faculty.

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Prepare to have your face melted by Shreddy Eddy, Golden Thunder and the reigning champ, D Vicious, at the National Air Guitar competition! Nina, a real...

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As the son of sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood, John O. Hodges discusses his struggle to get an education in the segregated school...

4/20 7pm
Stories of the UT/ORNL Partnership

Lee Riedinger, UT professor emeritus of physics and emeritus director of the Bredesen Center at UT, will present “Stories of the UT/ORNL Partnership,”...

4/23 12pm
People Power: The Work of Public Sentiment

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4/29 5:30pm

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