Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts

Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts (rFLA) is an innovative new generation education curriculum that provides Rollins students with strong foundations in the liberal arts.

A Rollins College education

provides the critical tools and ethical framework necessary to cultivate responsible leaders.

rFLA fosters well-rounded, well-prepared graduates, requiring classes in foreign languages, health and wellness, mathematical thinking, and writing—but that is just the beginning.


As preparation for “responsible citizenship and ethical leadership in local and global communities,” as articulated in the Rollins College mission statement, students need both breadth and depth in their learning experience. By majoring in at least one area of knowledge, students gain the depth necessary for disciplinary expertise. Combined with the rFLA curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts, students are exposed to varied perspectives and domains of knowledge. Upon successful completion of this general education curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the distinctive methodologies and subject matter of the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
  2. Read, think, write, and speak critically and analytically.
  3. Identify and articulate moral and ethical dimensions of personal and social issues.

Additionally, in keeping with the mission of the College of Liberal Arts, which is, in part, “to provide a rigorous liberal arts baccalaureate education of the highest quality,” the rFLA curriculum exposes students to the ways various areas of knowledge may reinforce and enrich each other. 

How Does rFLA Work?

There are 10 requirements:

1 Rollins College Conference course Learn More

4 competencies courses (One course in each of these four areas: foreign languages, health and wellness, mathematical thinking, and writing) Learn More

5 courses within one neighborhood Learn More

Dr. Claire Strom
Rollins College
Director of General Education
1000 Holt Avenue - 2762
Winter Park, FL 32789