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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.

Concept 30

Envisioning the future of the School of Arts and Sciences.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

  • Gupton Named ACS Fellow

    Dr. John Gupton was named to the 2017 class of American Chemical Society Fellows, which includes scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.

  • Denny Research Grant

    Dr. Jory Denny received a grant from the Computing Research Association- Women to support a student undergraduate researcher. Denny and Marissa Sisco, '19, will work on a research project related to robotic motion planning.

  • Parish Mentoring Award

    Dr. Carol Parish was named the recipient of the 2017 Zaida C. Morales-Martinez Prize for Outstanding Mentoring of American Chemical Society Scholars.

  • Gupton Article

    Dr. John Gupton and collaborators, including several undergraduate students, published “Ortho Group Activation of a Bromopyrrole Ester in Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-coupling Reactions:Application to the Synthesis of New Microtubule Deploymerizing Agents with Potent Cytoxic Activities”, in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry.

  • Brinkerhoff Grant

    Dr. Jory Brinkerhoff won a grant from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for his project, “Quantitative Genomic Analysis of Black-legged Tick Populations in Virginia to Identify Processes Associated with Increased Lyme Disease Incidence.”

  • Pollock Grant

    Dr. Julie Pollock received a grant from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for her research project, Experimental and Computational Investigations of MEMO1 and its Role in Breast Cancer.

  • Bischof Fellowship

    Dr. Christopher Bischof has been awarded a 2017 National Academy of Education-Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. He will research elementary education in the West Indies, which was funded by Great Britain, then by missionaries and private donations, and then fell out of favor, as part of his book project, An Efficient Empire: Race, Capitalism, and Social Engineering in the British West Indies, 1834-1865.

  • Jobe-Shields Research Featured

    Dr. Lisa Jobe-Shields' research on the effectiveness of the REAL program at the Richmond City Justice Center in reducing recidivism was featured on WRIC-8.

  • Shapiro New York Times Op-Ed

    Dr. Gary Shapiro published an op-ed on the meaning of Richmond's Confederate monuments in The New York Times.

  • Brandenberger Fulbright

    Dr. David Brandenberger has received a Fulbright grant for his research on Russia’s political landscape during the 1940s and 50s.

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