University description (as per official university website)
Although the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP) was established in 25.06.1959 by the State Law in 5377, their academic activities were effectively only started in March 1964. By Order published in the Official Gazette of 19/02/1963, we authorized the provisional operation of the courses in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Psychology. However, the physics course was not installed, have been authorized, in its place, the installation of the Bachelor's Degree in Science. By Decree No 46323, published on 21/05/1966 at DO, the governor of São Paulo officially authorized the operation of FFCLRP.
The introduction of courses in biology, psychology and chemistry occurred at the beginning of school year 1964, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, USP, which not only gave the rooms to run the courses, but especially teachers who taught classes in some of these courses. The Degree in Science, started in 1966, only ran until 1976. Lasting only three years (Bachelor Short), his goal was to provide training for science teachers to teach first grade.
Two were marked at the beginning of the activities of FFCLRP: Cycle and Propedêutico Monograph of course.
The Cycle Propedêutico was a basic cycle, common to all courses, with one year duration, after which each student opted for their respective area of specialty. Even then there was a concern in FFCLRP with a basic interdisciplinary training of students, which would have a strong influence future research.
The preparation of students to conduct scientific research was the second feature of the FFCLRP. Until 1971, all courses required of their students a research-oriented by one of his teachers, which was presented in the form of Monograph of course, having completed more than 500 monographs. Although the monograph has been extinct in the Curriculum, in 1972, the Departments of Biology and Psychology and Education still remain as a requirement for completion of courses. In the chemistry department, she was replaced by a compulsory training lasting 240 hours, which can be fulfilled on the department's other units or through the industry.
On 30/12/1974, through the Government Ordinance No. 5407, the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto was incorporated into the University of São Paulo and the Integrated Campus USP, Ribeirão Preto.
Until last survey, conducted in May 2010, 6,987 professionals had been trained by FFCLRP-USP, of which 135 in Science degree, 626 in Bachelor of Sciences, in 1141 Degree in Biological Sciences, BS in Psychology 718 and 900 Degree in Psychology, Psychologist in 1376, 660 in BS in Chemistry; 565 in Degree in Chemistry; 220 on Qualification in Chemical Technology, 46 in Chemistry Degree Night, 2003 Forensic Chemistry, 12 in Chemical Technology, Biotechnology and Agribusiness, 202 Degree Pedagogy, in Medical Physics 136, 101 Bachelor of Science Information and Documentation, 100 in Bachelor of Biomedical Informatics, and 46 in Bachelor of Applied Mathematics for Business.
Currently, the USP-FFCLRP is structured into four departments: the biology, the physics and mathematics, the Education and Psychology and Chemistry. These departments form Graduates and Graduates in Biology, Psychology, Pedagogy and Chemistry, and Bachelor of Science Information and Documentation in Medical Physics, Biomedical Informatics, Mathematics Applied to Business, BS in Chemistry with specialization in Technology, Biotechnology and Agribusiness , Bachelor in Chemical Technology with Assignments, BS in Chemistry and Forensic Psychologists. The USP-FFCLRP has about 1763 undergraduate students (203 of Biological Sciences, 167, Information Sciences and Documentation, 175, Medical Physics, Biomedical Informatics 169, 209, Pedagogy, Psychology 215, Chemistry 269, 182 Degree in Chemistry and Applied Mathematics 174 of the Business); 561 graduate students (281 masters and 280 PhD and 53 in Comparative Biology (22 M and 31 D), 77 in Entomology (30 M and 47 D ), 78 in Applied Physics in Medicine and Biology (32 M and 46 D), Psychobiology 68 (33 M and 35 D), 166 in Psychology (94 M and 72 D), Chemistry 119 (70 M and 49 D) ; 178 teachers and 204 employees, with different levels of training.
The USP-FFCLRP occupies a building area of approximately 26,531.34 square meters, and extends its services to the community through various centers related to various departments such as the Brazilian Center for Research on Child Development and Education (CINDEDI); Center Integrated Education in Chemistry (CEIQ), the Centre for Instrumentation, Dosimetry and Radioprotection (CIDER), the Center for Applied Psychology (CPA), L ife @ - Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Training Educator's Network and SACI - COM.VIVER - Center Information and Coexistence.