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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. 

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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

  • Barney Awarded

    Tim Barney, associate professor and chair of the department of rhetoric & communication studies, won the 2020 Wrage-Baskerville Award by the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association.

  • Boland Awarded

    Linda Boland, professor of biology, has been awarded $35,880 from the National Institutes of Health for her role on the project, A Digital and Open-Source Amplifier for Oocyte Ion Channel Measurements.

  • Outka Receives Award

    Elizabeth Outka, professor of English, received the 2020 Book Award (monograph category) from the South Atlantic Modern Language Association for her book Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature.

  • de Sá Published

    Rafael de Sá, professor of biology, published “Analysis of ultraconserved elements supports African origins of narrow-mouthed frogs” in Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution.


  • de Sá in the Journal of Morphology

    Rafael de Sá, professor of biology, published “Tadpole of the Amazonian frog Edalorhina perezi (Anura: Leptodactylidae) with description of oral internal and chondrocranial morphology” in Journal of Morphology.

  • Kong Gives "Last Lecture"

    Joanne Kong, director of accompaniment, coordinator of chamber ensembles, gave this year's Last Lecture, hosted yearly by the Omicron Delta Kappa's Epsilon Circle. You can view the recording of “Covid-19: A Point of Awakening for Humanity” here.

  • Softic Discusses Work

    Tanja Softic, professor of art, recently discussed her work in “Displacements”, a virtual exhibition project by Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC. The recording of the conversation can be found here.

  • Vazquez Published

    Karina Vazquez, director of community-based learning, and a number of her students, recently published “Vulnerable Bodies: Domestic Violence in The Hispanic/Latinx Community During A Pandemic” in Latinx Talk. Read the article here.

  • Barracks Named Top 40

    Chaz Barracks, dissertation fellow in rhetoric & communication studies, was named one of Style Weekly’s “Top 40 Under 40” for 2020. Read about his accomplishments here.

  • Wu Published

    Carrie Wu, associate professor of biology, published "Evolution of multiple postzygotic barriers between species of the Mimulus tiligii complex" in the journal Evolution with coauthors Gabrielle Sandstedt and Andrea Sweigart from the University of Georgia.

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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.

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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 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