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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

  • Grollman Article

    Dr. Eric Grollman, with Nao Hagiwara, published "Measuring Self-Reported Discrimination: Trends in Question Wording Used in Publicly Accessible Datasets”  in Social Currents.

  • Givens Book

    Dr. Terryl Givens recently published Feeding the Flock, which explores Mormon beliefs and practices as well as the theological history of the religion.

  • Fillerup Fellowship

    Dr. Jessie Fillerup has been awarded a fellowship from the University of Aarhus in Denmark for her research into the use of music in 19th-century European and North American theatrical magic shows.

  • de Sá Research Featured

    Biology professor Rafael de Sá's discovery of four new species of humming frogs in the Brazil's Atlantic Forest in Research Features magazine.

  • Parish Grant

    Dr. Carol Parish has received a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Resarch Fund for her project, An Atomistic Inquiry into the Driving Forces for Nano-Aggregation and Cluster Formation in Asphaltenes.

  • Norris Grant

    Dr. Michael Norris has received a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for his project, Systems for CO2 Conversion to Value-Added Products with NADH Mimics.

  • Reynoso Award

    Theatre professor Josafath Reynoso won the Gold Award for Emerging Designer at the 2017 World Stage Design exhibition in Taipei. Reynoso won the award for his design of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Triad Stage in North Carolina.

  • McGowen Article

    Ernest McGowen, along with colleague Brian Arbour, recently published "Let Me Tell You a Little Bit about Myself: Biographical Appeals in Congressional General Election Campaign Advertising," in Politics & Policy.

  • Maurantonio Grant

    Dr. Nicole Maurantonio has been awarded a year-long fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for work on her book project, Changing Hearts and Minds: Memory, Race and the Confederacy in 21st Century Richmond.

  • Rankine in Fortune Magazine

    Dean Patrice Rankine's book recommendations were included in Fortune Magazine's Free Your Mind Summer Reading List.

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.

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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