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Argosy University, Sarasota, has been providing Sarasota, Florida, and its surrounding areas with educational programs for years. Located at the intersection of 17th St. and Honore Ave., Argosy University, Sarasota is easily accessed from I-75.

At Argosy University, Sarasota, we offer a variety of courses to help you develop your education. The College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences offers programs in areas of psychology and counseling ranging from a certificate in Clinical Psychology to master's degree in Forensic Psychology. The College of Education provides educators with degree programs that improve their knowledge and ability to function more effectively in their professions.

At The College of Business you can earn degrees and certificates in the areas that play a role in business operations. If you're interested in health care, the College of Health Sciences offers a long list of health-related associate’s degree programs. Finally, at the College of Undergraduate Studies you can obtain your bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts.

In order to help you fit furthering your education into your busy schedule, Argosy University, Sarasota offers a number of classes in flexible learning formats. Additionally, certain classes are available to be taken online. This gives you an extra degree of flexibility which can make it easier to fit classes in between time at work and time with family and friends. From Argosy's students to our dedicated professors, we try to create an atmosphere of teamwork and collaborative learning.

At Argosy University, our goal is your success, so we strive to provide the right mixture of independent study and classroom interaction with peers and instructors. If you’re interested in learning more, click here to request information.

You can also chat with a live representative by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner, or call us toll free at 1-800-377-0617. Contacting Argosy University for more information is a great first step toward furthering your education!

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    The Argosy University, Sarasota Library provides a variety of printed resources to support campus curricula and encourage life-long learning. It maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, reference materials, dissertations, theses, and more. There is also access to electronic full-text journals, books, and other content specific to our program offerings. Library staff are available to answer questions and assist with research questions during operational hours.

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Our Student Services Department offers a variety of resources to help you during your time as a student at Argosy University. Contact us for more information about each of these services.


Tutors are available (at no charge) to provide ancillary support and help with select classes. Computer and software tutorials are also available 24/7 via the Campus Common.


Available counseling services may include short-term counseling, consultation, and referral to community agencies. Local referral lists may also be available for counseling services we do not provide.

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Optional health insurance is available to students through an outside agency. Students should contact our Student Services Department for information about obtaining this insurance.

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Argosy University offers a wide range of personal and professional opportunities designed to support educational programs and learning needs that are not available through courses or practicum. Offerings may include student government associations, lecture/workshop series, and special-interest groups.

Disability services

Argosy University provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The Disability Services office assists qualified students with disabilities in acquiring reasonable and appropriate accommodations and in supporting equal access to services, programs and activities.

Students who seek reasonable accommodations should notify the Disabilities Services Coordinator in the Student Services Department of their specific limitations and, if known, their specific requested accommodations. Students will be asked to supply medical documentation of the need for accommodation. Classroom accommodations are not retroactive, but are effective only upon the student sharing approved accommodations with the instructor. Therefore, students are encouraged to request accommodations as early as feasible with the Disability Services Coordinator to allow for time to gather necessary documentation. If you have a concern or complaint in this regard, please contact the Disability Services Coordinator located in our Student Services Department. Complaints will be handled in accordance with the school’s Internal Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment.

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Argosy University, Sarasota instructor talks drug abuse and prevention


Argosy University, Sarasota instructor talks drug abuse and prevention

Sarasota’s Jim Reynolds Featured on “The Current”

Jim Reynolds, an instructor at Argosy University, Sarasota, and an addiction and substance abuse counselor, and was recently interviewed for the show “The Current” on WRBQ-FM Tampa.

The focus of the interview was National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week, as well as drug abuse and prevention steps. Reynolds talked about opioid abuse and the fact that it continues to be a major health problem. This, plus prescription drug misuse, has led to a deadly crisis in Florida.

Argosy University, Sarasota Instructor Speaks at Children’s First


Argosy University, Sarasota Instructor Speaks at Children’s First

Debra G. Leggett, Ph.D., LMHC, CETP, NCC, Chair and Associate Professor, College of Counseling, Psychology, and Social Sciences at Argosy University, Sarasota, recently spoke at Children’s First. Over 180 people attended the event for the nonprofit that offers free and reduced childcare to needy families in Sarasota.

Leggett presented on “Toxic Stress in early childhood,” which Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child defines as “the body’s reaction after prolonged activation (strong, frequent adversity), which can disrupt brain development and other organ systems.” 

She says that it’s known from previous research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that the impact of adverse experiences compounds with the amount of exposure that the child has.  But children can learn to manage that trauma when it’s buffered by supportive relationships which help them to adapt and recover from the stressor. 

Leggett adds that when children are exposed to toxic stress, the results can last well into the adult years.  Children’s First works with preschool age children—a in important time for teachers and caregivers to learn to intervene in stressful situations, and refer those in particular need for further in-depth evaluation and services. 

Argosy University, Sarasota is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610.

Helps to Protect the United States Financial System from Abuse


Helps to Protect the United States Financial System from Abuse

2007, Doctor of Business Administration, Management Concentration, Argosy University, Sarasota

Thomas Burns knew early on that his interest in math and research would allow him to pursue a number of careers. So he networked and looked into options, deciding on a career path in business. He earned bachelor's and master’s degrees in business—then completed his education with a Doctor of Business Administration from Argosy University, Sarasota.

Today, he’s working as a vice president and manager of anti-money laundering investigations for Regions Bank. “I have 34 direct report investigators engaged in the detection, investigation, and reporting of terrorist financing, money laundering, and other criminal activities,” he says.

Thomas recently joined Regions Bank after 15 years with Wells Fargo where he was a Financial Crimes Manager. He says he’s proud to play a role in helping to protect the company, public, and United States financial system from abuse by terrorists, money launderers and other criminal enterprises. “I have published several articles on different business and financial crime topics and I’m the owner of the LinkedIn Group Everything AML, which has over 3,000 members.” Thomas also volunteers for the organizations “Feed the Hungry” and “World Community Grid.”

He recommends that current students immerse themselves in their areas of interest by joining industry groups. “You can usually become a student or associate member of a professional group without any certifications or licenses. Then you can attend the free networking events put on by industry groups and begin to network yourself by showing up and mingling with professionals that are currently doing what you want to be able to do. Let group members know that you are trying to get your foot in the door and they will help you.”

Thomas, who in 2007 earned a Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Argosy University, Sarasota, says that his education opened doors that otherwise would have remained closed. “I was fortunate to have many seasoned professors who have had a career in industry prior to teaching—and because of that, they had a lot of actual examples to discuss.”

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Sarasota Graduate Featured in West Coast Woman Magazine


Sarasota Graduate Featured in West Coast Woman Magazine

Melanie Bevan, who in 2010 earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota, is featured in West Coast Woman magazine. Bevan is the police chief of the Bradenton, Florida Police Department.



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