Dean’s Message

Welcome to Georgetown College! 

Georgetown College is the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and it is the oldest and the largest of Georgetown’s 10 schools. The College provides students with an exceptional liberal arts education, acquiring knowledge from faculty who are world class scholars and researchers in their respective fields and facilitating students’ integration of knowledge across classes in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. In addition, the College emphasizes the pursuit of interdisciplinary academic excellence, encouraging students to bridge knowledge across fields of study. 

Situated in a beautiful campus near our nation’s capital, Georgetown College provides students with an array of classes, across 26 academic departments and 13 interdisciplinary programs. Specifically, students choose from 44 majors, 57 minors, and 6 certificates to find an academic home and form the basis of their intellectual pursuits. Moreover, students have numerous opportunities to pursue independent research with faculty mentors, to engage in co-curricular activities, and to apply what they learn in classroom settings to real world contexts. 

Learning and the pursuit of knowledge at Georgetown College are guided by core Jesuit principles that include a commitment to social justice, a belief in the value of serving others, and the spirit of cura personalis, providing care and education for the whole person. The values that guide our educational mission have never been more important than they are in the world today. 

A liberal arts education from Georgetown College will prepare students to solve the most pressing social problems of our time, including our climate crisis, systemic racial injustice, and the ongoing ramifications of a pandemic. The entirety of what students learn in and outside of classrooms at Georgetown College will prepare them for careers in the arts, government, law, media, medicine, technology and more. Most importantly, a Georgetown College education enables all of our students to pursue lives filled with meaning and purpose.

Hoya Saxa,

Rosario Ceballo, Ph.D.
Dean of Georgetown College
Professor of Psychology