The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is dedicated to excellence in creating and communicating social science and public policy knowledge through leading edge research, interdisciplinary programs, and teaching. We inspire and create opportunities for our diverse student body to become the next generation of leaders, citizens, and innovators to advance scholarship, engage communities, and serve society.
The college offers an inclusive and collaborative culture, welcoming all into a robust and free exchange of ideas. The college recruits and retains exceptional and diverse faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff to advance our mission and undertake core disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service activities. Students are supported in the classroom and on campus to become critical thinkers and are prepared through teaching, mentoring, advising, and service to successfully contribute and serve as leaders, citizens, and innovators. The college’s reputation for excellence in creating and applying knowledge is reflected in units and programs that are the best in Florida and highly ranked among all public universities.