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Casting a vision for our shared future.View the plan.
Themed year programming to bring our entire community of learners together in conversations centered around conflict resulting from ethnic, racial, and cultural differences—in Virginia, the United States, and across the globe.Learn more.


Register now for A&S NEXT, January 25-26, 2019Learn more and register

URISE Wins National Award

The URISE program has received INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, which honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups entering STEM fields.Learn more.

Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts

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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.

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

  • Gunkel Presentation

    Dieter Gunkel, assistant professor of historical linguistics, presented “Poetic meter, lexical distributions, and linguistic reconstruction” at the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London’s workshop Recent Advances in Comparative Linguistic Reconstruction. The presentation relies on collaborative work with Mathematics Professor Taylor Arnold and Linguistics Professor Kevin Ryan (Harvard University).

  • Ayers named to Leadership Council

    Dr. Edward L. Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of Humanities and President Emeritus, was named a charter member of the St. John's Church Foundation Leadership Council.

  • Grollman Anthology

    Co-edited anthology with Dr. Manya C. Whitaker, Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics: Bravery, Vulnerability, and Resistance (Routledge 2019), aims to challenge the dominant narrative about women of color in the academia.

  • Gunkel Linguistics Book

    Classics professor Dieter Gunkel co-edited the volume Verba Diem Celebrent (Beech Stave Press), to which he contributed a case study on reconstructing the Rigveda.

  • Maurantonio Publishes New Book

    Nicole Maurantonio and David W. Park, eds. Communicating Memory & History (New York: Peter Lang, 2019). Taking "communication, history, and memory," this book asks how the work of communication historians can expand the interdisciplinary field of memory studies.

  • Dumbaugh Article

    Dr. Della Dumbaugh recently published an article about Dr. Ruby Horne, who worked with the movie Hidden Figures[“The Hidden Figure of Hidden Figures: Rudy Horne,”Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 66 (February, 2019): 202-210]

  • Singh Wins Prestigious Fellowship

    On the Verge: Experiments in Extinction. Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars encourage long-term, ambitious scholarly projects at an important stage of the academic career. These awards are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

    Featured in Art Daily, the exhibition is a tribute to the centuries old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia.

  • Richards Article

    Professor Bedelia Richards in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology has published a policy brief, "How to Create Inclusive Environments for Black Students on Predominantly White College Campuses" with Scholars Strategy Network. 

  • Lambert Co-Author of New Article

    On "Maternal-Induced Shifts," Reproductive Experience Alters Emotional and Cognitive Biobehavioral Responses in Rats.

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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.

Alumni Stories

On deadline.In May, business journalist Mohammed Hadi, ’98, landed a plum assignment: news director of The New York Times’ Business Day section. Read his story.
A voice for othersMelissa Diamond, '15, has been devoted to helping children with autism in refugee camps and conflict zones since she was still a student. Read her story.
Warrior care.Committed to serving the country after 9/11, Maj. Max Sirkin, '08, has developed a life-saving invention for the military. Read his story.
A matter of priorities.Photographer Jensen Sutta, '99, turns down well-paying assignments to support nonprofit work in Haiti. Read his story.
NYPD pilots alum's technologyPatrick Traynor, '02, a professor at the University of Florida and a cybersecurity expert, has created the “Skim Reaper” alongside two graduate students to combat credit card fraud at ATMs. Learn more in Spider Pride
Extra encouragementTwo Spiders — a mother and a daughter — saw a need in their community, asked how they could help, and then did.
A&S NEXT 2018
A&S NEXT took place on March 2-3, 2018 at the Richmond Marriott.
The day began with opening remarks from A&S Dean Patrice Rankine.
Rankine introduced the morning keynote speaker, VA Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg, class of 2004.

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Office of the Dean
School of Arts & Sciences
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University of Richmond, VA 23173

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