Message from the Dean

Dean William J. Long

Dean William J. Long

Welcome to the website of Georgia State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Whether you are searching for something specific or just casually browsing, we hope that you will enjoy learning a bit more about our diverse programs and our many accomplished students, faculty, and staff.

About half of Georgia State’s graduates major in a subject in the Arts and Sciences – at any given time, we have nearly 14,000 students in more than 80 degree programs. Our faculty also teaches the university’s core curriculum, the introductory classes all students take in subjects including English, mathematics and statistics, and history.

As Georgia State continues to grow and develop, the College of Arts and Sciences will be on the leading edge of those changes. Our faculty continue to increase the amount of outside research funding they bring into the college, even in tough economic times. We are developing multiple new programs to allow students to get a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. We’re increasing our students’ opportunities to study, research, perform and exhibit in the wonderful urban laboratory of Atlanta. And our departments and centers are adding new courses with international themes, to prepare our students for a global future.

This institution has never rested on its laurels, and I look forward to working with you to shape the next wave of new projects and programs. Together, we will continue to enhance the educational experience of our students, reach new heights of excellence in research, and build on the university’s strong connections in Atlanta and around the globe.



William J. Long
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Georgia State University