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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

  • Barney Awarded Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award Dr. Timothy Barney was awarded the prestigious Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award by the Eastern Communication Association at their recent convention in Providence.
  • Skromne Publishes on Spinal Cord Development Dr. Isaac Skromne: Cdx4 regulates the progression of neural maturation in the spinal cord. Developmental Biology, 2019, vol 499, pages 132-142 Co-authors: Piyush Joshi and Andrew J. Darr.
  • Winiarski awarded NEH Stipend
    Dr. Douglas Winiarski has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend of $6,000 for Shakers & the Shawnee Prophet: A Microhistory of Religious Violence on the Early American Frontier, 1805–1815.
  • Spera Wins Climate Change Fellowship
    Dr. Stephanie Spera has been awarded the Second Century Stewardship Research Fellowship at Acadia National Park for Climate Change, Fall Foliage and Leaf-Peepers: Effects of Precipitation and Temperature on Senescence and Visitation in Acadia National Park
  • Sackley Receive Rockefeller Funding
    Dr. Nicole Sackley has received a grant from the Rockefeller Archive Center for Mapping the Foundations: US Philanthropy in a Cold War World, 1947-1991, in partnership with Dr. Timothy Barney. This project also recently received $10,000 in start up funds from the Provost's CIE initiative.
  • Barney Receive Rockefeller Funding Dr. Timothy Barney has received a grant from the Rockefeller Archive Center for Mapping the Foundations: US Philanthropy in a Cold War World, 1947-1991, in partnership with Dr. Nicole Sackley. This project also recently received $10,000 in start up funds from the Provost's CIE initiative.
  • Jessica Chan Publishes First Book

    Dr. Jessica Chan has published Chinese Revolutionary Cinema: Propaganda, Aesthetics, and Internationalism, 1949–1966 (London: I.B.Tauris, 2019) and has a forthcoming article “Literature of the Oppressed: Lu Xun and Nikolai Gogol,” in Frontiers of Literary Studies in China.


  • Davis Awarded NSF Grant

    Dr. James Davis has been awarded $25,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of "Finite Fields and their Applications at Simon Fraser University,” a biannual conference being held in Vancouver, Canada that explores finite fields, an area of discrete mathematics.

  • Dr. Amy Treonis wins Fulbright

    Dr. Amy Treonis, Associate Professor of Biology, has received a Fulbright Scholar award for travel to Namibia. Her project, “Immortality and Fairy Circles: Nematode Ecology of the Namib Desert” explores nematodes, an understudied group of microscopic organisms ubiquitous to soils and sediments.


  • Scott Allison Publishes across Two Generations at UR

    Allison and  student co-author, Owen Parker, published "The Metamorphosis of the Hero: Principles, Processes, and Purpose," in Frontiers in Psychology. Parker is the son of a student Allison published with in 1992, Lynn Schaerfl Parker. 

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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
Boatwright Library Administration Wing
261 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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