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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida is the largest college on campus, with more than 700 faculty members responsible for teaching the majority of the university’s core curriculum to at least 32,000 students each year.

Our College encompasses three main areas of research: the natural and physical sciences, the humanities, and the social and behavioral sciences. Each of our departments, centers, and programs features ongoing faculty research and offers opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to conduct their own research and/or work closely with faculty researchers.

Below are just a few examples of the incredible research being conducted in our college. To stay up to date, read our publications or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Psychology professor Dorothy Espelage won a $1 million National Institute for Justice grant-funded project to create a 36-month pilot anti-violence program for school resource officers in Miami-Dade Public Schools. Read more
Physics professor Laura Blecha simulates black hole mergers — and the Hubble data backs her up. Read more
The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere received $400,000 from the Mellon Foundation to develop interdisciplinary groups on campus. Read more
Ecologist Bob Holt is the college’s ecological detective solving extinction mysteries. Read more
Benjamin Hebblethwaite studies the music, folklore, and language embedded in Haitian Vodou. Read more
UF psychology professor Natalie Ebner studies what makes older people vulnerable to cyber attacks. Read more