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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

  • 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.

  • Loo Fellowship

    Dr. Tze Loo, Associate Professor of History and International Studies, has been awarded a year-long fellowship from the Japan Foundation to work on her book project, “Religion and Rule in Prewar Okinawa.”

  • Podcasts@Boatwright: Dr. Aleksandra Sznajder Lee

    Dr. Aleksandra Sznajder Lee discussed her new book, Transnational Capitalism in East Central Europe’s Heavy Industry, on Podcasts@Boatwright

  • Sweis Articles and Chapter

    Dr. Rania Sweis recently published the article "Security and the Traumatized Street Child: How Gender Shapes International Psychiatric Aid in Cairo" in the journal Medical Anthropology Quarterly; the article "Children as Biological Sufferers: The Paradox of International Medical Aid for Homeless Children in Cairo," in the journal Childhood; and the book chapter titled "Do Muslim Village Girls Need Saving? Critical Reflections on Gender and the Suffering Child in International Aid" in the forthcoming book, The Status of Women and Girls: A Global Perspective (Lexington Books).

  • de Sá research featured

    Dr. Rafael de Sá's discovery of three new species of frogs in Brazil's Atlantic Forest was featured in Mongabay.

  • Knouse Article

    Dr. Laura Knouse, along with Milan Brooks, '18, and Jonathan Teller, '17, had their article Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Adult ADHD accepted in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

  • Shaw Recongition

    Dr. Kelly Shaw was just named a senior member of the Association of Computing Machinery.

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