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Integrated Inclusive Science

The Integrated Inclusive Science Program offers students the opportunity to study the sciences in an interdisciplinary manner, while gaining research experience with a UR faculty member.Read Story

The Humanities at Richmond

A set of kindred traditions that examine human life in all of its messy, magnificent, and surprising forms.Read Story
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

  • Grollman Book

    Sociology professor Eric Grollman recently published the book Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics.

  • Richards Book

    Sociology professor Bedelia Richards coedited the new book, Clearing the Path for First-Generation College Students.

  • Rankine Article

    Classics professor and A&S Dean Patrice Rankine published “Epic Performance through Invencão de Orfeu and ‘An Iliad:’ Two Instantiations of Epic as Embodiment in the Americas,” in Epic Performances, from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century, published by Oxford University Press.

  • Roof Fellowship

    Political Science professor Tracy Roof is the 2018 recipient of the Robert & Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections Research Fellowship.

  • Browder, Byrum receive grant from Valentine Museum

    Laura Browder, Tyler and Alice Haynes Professor of American Studies, and Alexandra Byrum, assistant director of communications for the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and UR Downtown, received a $1,000 grant from the Valentine Museum for work on HIV 17: Voices of Richmond’s Hidden Epidemic, a book featuring oral history text panels and photographic portraits of those affected by the AIDS epidemic.

  • Harrison Moenich awarded artist residency

    Harrison Moenich, digital/media arts technician in the Department of Art and Art History, has been awarded an artist residency in January 2019 to attend the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.

  • Seeley Fellowship

    History professor Samantha Seeley has been awarded a Kluge Fellowship from The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress for her book project, “Race and Removal in the Early American Republic.”

  • Johnson Grant

    Chemistry professor Miles Johnson has received a grant from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for his research project, “An Integrated Synthetic-Computational Approach to Developing a Quantitative Model for Proazaphosphatrane-Enabled Cross-Coupling.”

  • Summers Article

    History professor Carol Summers published "Scandal and Mass Politics: Buganda's 1941 Nnamasole Crisis" in the International Journal of African Historical Studies.

  • Grayson and Lookingbill Grant

    Biology professor Kristine Grayson and geography professor Todd Lookingbill have received a grant from the National Science Foundation  to research and understand species diversity in rock pool communities in the James River.

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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

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.
To Ease the BurdenHow Charleston pediatrician Conrad Williams, '05, helps children at the end of their lives.
Chris Hamby, '08Chris Hamby, '08, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, received the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Award for his book, “Soul Full of Coal Dust: The True Story of an Epic Battle for Justice.”
The doctor is inIn September, Kandace Peterson McGuire, ’98, returned to the Richmond area to become chief of breast surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University
On that morningIn his film, Ryan Frost, ’05, tells the story of five college freshmen as they watch 9/11 unfold.
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, '04.

Contact Us

Office of the Dean
School of Arts & Sciences
Boatwright Library Administration Wing
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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

Email: as@richmond.edu