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A comprehensive program that gives students the skills and experiences needed to succeed in STEM.Learn more.

The Humanities at Richmond

Discover how the humanities at Richmond help students develop a formidable set of skills and capabilities, and mindset of curiosity and inquiry.Learn more.

A&S Student Symposium

On April 21, over 300 student researchers presented their projects in 30 disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.Learn more.

Concept 30

Envisioning the future of the School of Arts and Sciences.Learn more.
The School of Arts and Sciences is the heart of the University of Richmond’s offerings. You can choose from or combine majors from 22 departments and 10 interdisciplinary programs. In the School of Arts & Sciences, you will learn to integrate your classroom experience with your true interests, your calling.

Faculty Expertise

Do you envision college as a place where your professor’s office hours are spent in deep conversation about topics beyond this week’s assignment? Where you can work side-by-side with a faculty member on cutting-edge research that is published in a professional journal?

In A&S, our faculty are experts on the cutting edge of their fields. While they could work in some of the top research institutions in the world, our faculty chose Richmond because they believe in educating tomorrow's leaders and are passionate about mentoring and sharing their knowledge with students.

Faculty Highlights

  • Shaw Grant

    Dr. Kelly Shaw received a National Science Foundation grant for her project, "Towards Secure, Privacy-Preserving, Verifiable Cyberphysical Systems."

  • Palazzolo on Podcast

    Dr. Daniel Palazzolo participated in the podcast, "How to Think Like a Political Scientist," part of the National Humanities Center's educcational initiative, "Humanities in Class."

  • Kapanga Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Kasongo Kapanga was named a 2017 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator at this year's Colloquy.

  • Parish Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Carol Parish received the 2017 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy.

  • Barney Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Tim Barney was named a 2017 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator at this year's Colloquy.

  • Maurantonio Article

    Dr. Nicole Maurantonio and Leslie Stevens, '16, co-authored, "Black Twitter Asks Rachel: Racial Identity Theft in “Post-Racial” America," in the Howard Journal of Communications.

  • Chemistry Faculty at ACS Meeting

    Chemistry professors Kelling Donald, Jeffrey Seaman, and Carol Parish recently presented at the American Chemical Society's Symposium honoring Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann. 

  • Mufti Featured on Podcast

    Professor Shahan Mufti was recently featured on Podcasts@Boatwright, discussing his book, The Faithful Scribe.

  • Ashe Featured in Richmond Magazine

    Dr. Bert Ashe was featured in Richmond Magazine, in an article about book clubs.

  • Allison Featured in Boston Globe

    Dr. Scott Allison was featured in a Boston Globe article about Tom Brady and hero worship.

The Heart of the University

At Richmond, the School of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of your education, with courses in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. But choosing an A&S education offers you more than just variety.

It’s the chance to explore a topic you’ve always been curious about, whether that’s Russian, modern dance, or environmental ethics. It’s getting a different perspective on your favorite subject, thinking through concepts and problems in a way you never have before. It’s satisfying your curiosity and love for learning, and then working to translate that into a career path.

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Planning for the Future

Become an educational entrepreneur, taking your vision and passions and turning them into your livelihood. Study a subject you love, go all in on your academic experience. Take that depth of knowledge, add to it your broad exploration, experiential learning through internships and research, and guidance from faculty and career services, and you’ll be ready to chart a course for success with your passion at its core.

A&S NEXT 2017
On February 11, the School of Arts and Sciences hosted A&S NEXT, a career workshop specifically designed for A&S students
Dean Patrice Rankine kicked off the day offering students advice on how to choose a path for themselves.
The event also featured faculty and alumni who shared their experiences as students and in the working world.

Contact Us

Office of the Dean
School of Arts & Sciences
Boatwright Library Administration Wing
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Office: (804) 289-8416
Fax: (804) 289-8818