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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.

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.

Humanities Fellows Program

An interdisciplinary seminar for sophomore students interested in humanities 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

  • Nelson Exhibition

    Art professor Brittany Nelson's exhibition with Danishta Rivera, Warm Worlds and Otherwise, is currently on view in the Harnett Gallery, University Museums.

  • Smith Exhibition

    Art professor Sable Elyse Smith will present a solo exhibition, BOLO Be on (the) lookoutat JTT Gallery in New York City.

  • Lundberg Paper Award

    Psychology professor Kristjen Lundberg and her collaborators received the award for Best Social Cognition Paper from the International Social Cogntition Network for their paper, “The Bias of Crowds: How Implicit Bias Bridges Personal and Systemic Prejudice.”

  • Smith Exhibition

    Art professor Sable Elyse Smith's work was included in SITElines.2018: Casa tomada, an exhibition presented by SITE Santa Fe.

  • Essid Article

    English professor and Writing Center director Joe Essid's article discussing the U.S's reaction to Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon appeared in The Conversation.

  • Denny Article

    Computer science professor Jory Denny, with Kaiwen Chen, '18, and Hanglin Zhou, '20, published “A Topology-based Path Similarity Metric and Its Application to Sampling-based Motion Planning,” in Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.

  • Tilton Podcast

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Lauren Tilton discussed her project, Photogrammar, with Podcasts@Boatwright.

  • Boland Article

    Linda Boland, three students (Hannah Small '18, Harper Robinson '18, Aaron Corbin VCU '16 and UR-IIS Post-Bac Fellow '18), and an external collaborator have published a new paper, "Xenopusoocyte model system to study action potentials" in the Journal of General Physiology.

  • Pribble Grant

    Political science and international studies professor Jennifer Pribble has been awarded  collaborative funding from the University of Costa Rica’s competitive thematic grant program for the project, “Social Policy During Latin America’s Expansionary Phase (2000-2013)."

  • Parish Award

    Chemistry professor Carol Parish has received the American Chemical Society's 2019 Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution.

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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.

Student Stories

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Pops with Patrice

Upcoming Events

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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.

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