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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.

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.

Integrated Inclusive Science

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

  • Mendez Presentation

    Dr. Mariela Mendez was invited to lead a seminar on a chapter from her book, at an event organized by Centro de Investigación y Documentación of Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago de Chile,

  • Vazquez Book Chapter

    Dr. Karina Vazquez contributed the chapter, "La poética visual en La sueñera (1984), de Ana María Shua," to the book Minificción y nanofilología: latitudes de la hiperbrevedad.

  • Feldman Book

    Dr. Sharon Feldman published The Limits of Silence: The Censorship of Catalan Theatre during Francoism.

  • Mufti Book Selected for One Book Shahan Mufti's book, The Faithful Scribe, has been chosen as the One Book, One Richmond selection for the coming year.
  • Nash Book

    Professor Stephen Nash published Grand Canyon for Sale, a book investigating the precarious future of America’s public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses.

  • de Sa Fulbright

    Dr. Rafael de Sa received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá in Colombia.

  • Grayson Grant

    Dr. Kristine Grayson received a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project, “Linking Thermal Tolerance to Invasion Dynamics: Climate and Physiological Capacity as Regulators of Geographical Spread.”

  • Dumbaugh Article

    Dr. Della Dumbaugh published "The 'Wide Influence' of Leonard Eugene Dickson," with colleague Amy Shell-Gellasch in the American Mathematical Society's Notices.

  • Boland Attends HERS Institute

    Dr. Linda Boland participated in the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute and the Luce program for Women in STEM Leadership. HERS offers leadership development experiences for women in higher education.

  • McGowen Book

    Dr. Ernest McGowen recently published African Americans in White Suburbia: Social Networks and Political Behavior.

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