The University of San Francisco: College of Arts & Sciences

Dean's Welcome

Marcelo CamperiAs one of the country’s premier Jesuit Catholic universities, USF pairs a rigorous academic curriculum with an urban, global perspective. Our vision of success involves both the head and the heart, with our outstanding faculty members giving students the skills and compassion to fashion a more just and humane world.

In recent years, our teacher-scholars have garnered unprecedented national recognition: winning national awards, receiving major new grants and prestigious Fulbright scholarships, and premiering in major art venues and film festivals around the globe.

Our students' achievements are impressive as well. They’ve published their research alongside our faculty, won prizes for their writing, received highly competitive fellowships, and been accepted at top graduate schools.

Our students are also engaged in the community and they are making a difference. From building a library for street children in Zambia, to bridging the digital divide in Peru, to fighting against modern day slavery right here in the U.S., our students are changing the world for the better.

With more than 70 undergraduate majors and concentrations and 14 graduate programs, I'm confident that you will find what you are looking for - a wide variety of educational options imbued with a mission to provide not only the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, but also the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.

Marcelo Camperi
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


To contact Dean Camperi’s office, call (415) 422-5939 or consult the Dean’s Staff page. We look forward to hearing from you.