Richmond Home

Join us throughout the 2020-2021 academic year for a series of conversations in the School of Arts & Sciences, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences. 

Register Here
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.

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.

Faculty Highlights

  • Maurakis Receives Film Award

    Eugene Maurakis, a research scientist and adjunct professor, has been awarded “Best Short Film” in the RVA Environmental Film Festival for “Plastic Oceans,” which explores plastic pollution in oceanic environments through art. Read more.

  • Maurantonio Published

    Nicole Maurantonio, associate professor in rhetoric & communication studies, published ‘“Green Life Matters”: Place and the Politics of Environmental and Commemorative Justice’ in Communication, Culture and Critique.

  • Oware Published

    Matthew Oware, Irving May endowed chair in sociology, published "15 Best New Rap Music Books to Read in 2021" on Bookauthority.

  • Lookingbill Awarded

    Todd Lookingbill, associate professor of geography, environmental studies, and biology, has been named an Outstanding Faculty Award recipient by the State Council of Higher Education. Read more.

  • Lookingbill Published

    Todd Lookingbill, associate professor of geography and the environment, published “Assessing Inequitable Urban Heat Islands and Air Pollution Disparities with Low-Cost Sensors in Richmond, Virginia” in Sustainability.

  • Tilton Co-authors Publication

    Lauren Tilton, assistant professor of rhetoric & communication studies, co-authored “The Role of Metadata in American Studies” in Polish Journal for American Studies with RHCS major, Luke Malcynsky, and alums, Emeline Blevins, ’17 and Hanglin Zhou, ’20.

  • von Platz Published

    Jeppe von Platz, assistant professor of philosophy, published "Rawls’s Underestimation of the Importance of Economic Agency and Economic Rights" in John Rawls: Debating the Major Questions ( Oxford University Press).

     

  • Quintero Awarded Fellowship

    Omar A. Quintero, associate professor of biology, has been selected as the Keith R. Porter Fellow for 2020 by the Advisory Board of the Porter Endowment for Cell Biology. Read more.

  • Best New Democracy Books

    Fencing in Democracy: Border Walls, Necrocitizenship, and the Security State, written by Miguel Díaz-Barriga, professor of anthropology, and Margaret E. Dorsey, associate professor of anthropology, was named one of “47 Best New Democracy Books To Read In 2021” by BookAuthority.

  • Best New Democracy Books

    Fencing in Democracy: Border Walls, Necrocitizenship, and the Security State, written by Miguel Díaz-Barriga, professor of anthropology, and Margaret E. Dorsey, associate professor of anthropology, was named one of “47 Best New Democracy Books To Read In 2021” by BookAuthority.

A&S News

View more related articles

A&S Faculty in the News

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.

Community Stories

View more related articles

Upcoming Events

View more events

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 2020

Contact Us

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

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

Email: as@richmond.edu