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New Programs

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs offered by the Department of Political Science and Geography is the first of its kind at a public institution in Texas. Additionally, a new Master of Arts in Philosophy will be offered by the Department of Philosophy and Classics in Spring 2014.

Faculty Highlights

Nearly half of the 42 UTSA faculty members who earned tenure, promotion, and emeritus status in Fall 2013 are in COLFA. The number of endowed faculty in the college increased from six to nine.


The college received $2,481,575 in gifts during the 2012-2013 academic year, an increase of 22% over the previous year.

Majors, Concentrations, Certificates

24 undergraduate degree programs with 12 concentrations, 2 undergraduate certificates in music, 15 graduate degrees and 5 graduate certificates are offered in the college.

Enriching the Community

COLFA faculty delivered numerous guest lectures throughout the community. Among them, Jill Hernandez lectured on the philosophical implications of evil to members of the Roseheart community, and Kat Brown and Jason Yaeger presented a talk titled “Maya Archaeology and the Revolutionary Technique of LiDAR Survey” to the Rotary Club at the Dominion.

Graduation Rates

Of the 416 incoming UTSA students tracked beginning in 2010, 55% of those who graduated in 3 years were COLFA students.

Another A...

... for UTSA on the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s “What Will They Learn?” report, which grades public and private universities on core curriculum instruction. UTSA received the top grade for the third year in a row and was one of only 22 out of 1,091 graded institutions to do so. COLFA provides four out of the university’s seven core subjects.