School of Arts & Sciences

The Heart of the University

The School of Arts & Sciences is the heart of the University of Richmond’s offerings. You can choose from or combine majors from 24 departments and 12 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.

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Tucker Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts

Nuestra América | Our America

2022-2023 Tucker Boatwright Festival of Literature & the Arts

Jay Lynn Gomez: Domestic Scenes Reconsidered

University Museums Exhibition

January 23 – April 21 |  Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art

A&S Next

January 27-28, 2023

A&S Next aims to give you the tools to understand your personal strengths and how you can translate your Richmond education into a career that you love. You’ll meet alums with unexpected and interesting career paths and you’ll gain hands-on experience exploring and solving real-world problems alongside alums and faculty who work to solve these problems in their own careers every day.

Ecological Enchantments and the Question of Action

Humanities @ UR

Ecological Enchantments & the Question of Action

Friday, February 10, 5 p.m. | International Center Commons

Jane Bennett is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, where she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature and the Department of Political Science. She is currently working on notions of a creative cosmos, in ancient Roman and Daoist philosophies.

Psychology Professor Gives TEDxYouth@RVA Talk

Why are we — as individuals and as a society — so bad at slowing down to rest? Psychologist Janelle Peifer, assistant professor of psychology, shares ways to find relief from the pressures of everyday life and today’s hustle culture. In this talk, Peifer offers three simple steps to make restorative rest a form of healing.

Digital America

Digital America 20th Anniversary Issue

Welcome to the 20th anniversary issue of Digital America. Digital America is both a class and an arts journal in the Department Art and Art History. For each semester for the past ten years, students have come together to curate, edit, and publish compelling and innovative works of art in the digital space.


Humanities at UR

UR’s home for the humanities becomes a space for interactive experiences. Read more.


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.

A&S Faculty Highlights

Dr. Michelle Lynn Kahn
Kahn Awarded

Michelle Kahn, assistant professor of history, was awarded the American Historical Association's 2022 Chester Penn Higby Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Modern History in the preceding two years. Read more.

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Dr. Kelly Lambert
Lambert & Undergraduates Published

Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, along with eight undergraduate student co-authors published the manuscript "Disrupted Development from Head to Tail: Pervasive Effects of Postnatal Restricted Resources on Neurobiological, Behavioral, and Morphometric Outcomes" in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

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Dr. Kelly Lambert
Lambert & Undergraduates Published

Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, along with four undergraduate student co-authors published the manuscript "The Emotional Impact of Disrupted Environmental Contexts: Enrichment Loss and Coping Profiles Influence Stress Response Recovery in Long-Evans Rats" in Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

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Dr. Kelly Lambert
Lambert & Undergraduates Published

Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, along with five undergraduate student co-authors published the manuscript "Divergent Neural and Endocrine Responses in Wild-Caught and Laboratory-Bred Rattus norvegicus" in Behavioural Brain Research.

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Dr. Matthew Lowder
Lowder & Undergraduate Students Published

Matthew Lowder, assistant professor of psychology, along with three undergraduate student co-authors, published the article "Effects of Syntactic Structure on the Processing of Lexical Repetition During Sentence Reading" in Memory & Cognition.

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Dr. Mariama Rebello de Sousa Dias
Dias Published

Mariama Rebello de Sousa Dias, assistant professor of physics, and a former student co-author published "Refractory Metals and Oxides for High-Temperature Structural Color Filters" in Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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Dr. William Ross
Ross Published

William Ross, professor of mathematics and Roger Francis and Mary Saunders Richardson Chair in Mathematics, published the book Operator Theory by Example with Oxford University Press. 

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Shahan Mufti
Mufti's Book Reviewed by the New York Times

Shahan Mufti, associate professor of journalism, was interviewed by the New York Times about his book American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, D.C.

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