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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is the largest of the five colleges that make up the University of North Florida. Because it provides instruction in the liberal arts, the intellectual basis upon which rest the applied curricula of the four other professionally-oriented colleges, it constitutes the core of the university.

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Jim Van Vleck and COAS Students

Jim Van Vleck's Transformative Gift to UNF's College of Arts and Sciences

Jim Van Vleck, a long-time benefactor whose generosity has shaped the College's landscape, has once again stepped forward. This time, his contribution of $250,000 is set to revolutionize the way students and faculty engage in collaborative research and creative pursuits through the COAS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) program.


Student and Faculty in Marsh

Safeguarding Coastal Wetlands for the Future

UNF faculty and students have been deeply immersed in the Webb Summer Research Program, an intensive endeavor focused on the intricate domain of coastal science. At its core, their research initiative revolves around the meticulous surveillance and study of UNF's sprawling 1000-acre coastal salt marsh, a thriving ecosystem that stands as a testament to the program's commitment to preserving and comprehending our coastal environments.

Public Opinion Research Lab

UNF Public Opinion Research Lab rated No. 12 best in nation

The University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) has been named the 12th best pollster in America by 538, a prestigious pollster rating group owned by ABC News. “It’s really affirming to be recognized for accuracy and transparency,” said Dr. Michael Binder, UNF PORL director and national polling authority. “In a field that is often criticized for inaccuracy, I am proud to be recognized for our precision and high ethical standards.” 

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