Department Chair: Theresa Lee, Dean
We are the most comprehensive academic unit at the University of Tennessee, spanning twenty-three academic departments and schools as well as seventeen centers and institutes. The College of Arts and Sciences provides general education courses to every undergraduate student on the Knoxville campus.
We employ approximately 450 tenure-line faculty members and offer more than sixty undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs as well as fifty graduate programs. The college is firmly committed to academic freedom, creative thought, open and rigorous intellectual inquiry, high standards of academic responsibility, and respect for diversity. Our mission is to heighten excellence in three principal areas: teaching, research and creativity, and community service.