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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 23 departments and 13 interdisciplinary programs. In the School of Arts & Sciences, you will learn to integrate your classroom experience with your true interests, your calling.

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

  • Richardson Awarded Grant Jonathan Richardson, assistant professor of biology, received a grant for research on zoonotic disease risk in Richmond's rat population.
  • Chen Selected as Fellow Dan Chen, assistant professor of political science, has been selected as a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow (2021-2023) by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
  • Lundberg Published

    Kristjen B. Lundberg, assistant professor of social psychology, co-authored the article "Economic Inequality and Socioeconomic Ranking Inform Attitudes Toward Redistribution," published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

  • Bowie Awarded Grant

    Jennifer Bowie, associate professor of political science, awarded a National Science Foundation grant to continue research on judicial decision making.

  • Park Published

    The paper "Analyzing Cultural Assimilation through the Lens of Yelp Restaurant Reviews," by Ting Chen and Joonsuk Park, was accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA). 2021.

  • Joireman published

    Sandra Joireman, associate provost for faculty and Weinstein Chair of International Studies, co-published "Promised Land: Settlement Schemes in Kenya, 1962 to 2016" in Political Geography. 

  • Tilton Collaborates With Library of Congress

    Lauren Tilton, assistant professor of rhetoric & communication studies, has been selected as a researcher to work with the Library of Congress on three inaugural Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud projects.

  • Drell published

    Joanna Drell, professor of history, co-edited Rethinking Norman Italy: Studies in Honour of Graham A. Loud (Manchester University Press). 

  • Sweis Published

    Rania Kassab Sweis, associate professor of anthropology, published Paradoxes of Care: Children and the Politics of Medical Humanitarianism in Egypt through Stanford University Press.

  • Nonterah receives AST grant

    Camilla Nonterah, assistant professor of health psychology, received a $50,000 grant from the American Society of Transplantation for her project "The Development of the Barriers in Access to Transplantation Scale."

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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.

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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