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Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts (rFLA)*


An innovative, new curriculum that provides Rollins students with strong foundations in the liberal arts.

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.

How does rFLA work?

There are 10 requirements:

1 RCC course

4 competencies courses (One (1) in each area for foreign languages, health and wellness, mathematical thinking, and writing)

5 courses within one neighborhood


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 Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Professional Studies, 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 Arts & Sciences, 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. 

*Pending approval from the College’s regional accrediting organization, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).