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 23 departments and 11 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.

A&S Honors Convocation Award Winners

A&S Award Winners

Each April, the School of Arts & Sciences awards the David C. Evans Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship and the Creative Arts at the A&S Honors Convocation. During Convocation, department honor societies, winners of the A&S Student Symposium paper and art competitions, and the outstanding faculty mentor are also recognized.

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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.

A&S Faculty Highlights

Dr. Jack Singal
Singal Published

Jack Singal, associate professor of physics, published “The X-Ray Luminosity Function Evolution of Quasars and the Correlation between the X-Ray and Ultraviolet Luminosities" in the Astrophysical Journal.

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Dr. Gerard P. Gilfoyle
Gilfoyle Published

Jerry Gilfoyle, the Robert Edward and Lana Frazer Loving Chair of Physics, published "Electron-Beam Energy Reconstruction for Neutrino Oscillation Measurements," in Nature.

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Dr. Rania Kassab Sweis
Sweis' Book Reviewed

Rania Kassab Sweis, associate professor of anthropology, recent book Paradoxes of Care Children and Global Medical Aid in Egypt has been reviewed in the May/June 2022 issue of Foreign Affairs.

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Dr. Kristine Grayson
Grayson & UR Colleagues Published

Kristine Grayson, associate professor of biology, along with colleagues Angie Hilliker, associate professor of biology, and Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics, published the article, "R Markdown as a Dynamic Interface for Teaching: Modules from Math and Biology Classrooms," in Mathematical Biosciences.

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Angie Hilliker
Hilliker & UR Colleagues Published

Angie Hilliker, associate professor of biology, along with colleagues Kristine Grayson, associate professor of biology, and Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics, published the article, "R Markdown as a Dynamic Interface for Teaching: Modules from Math and Biology Classrooms," in Mathematical Biosciences.

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Joanna Wares
Wares & UR Colleagues Published

Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics, along with colleagues Kristine Grayson, associate professor of biology, and Angie Hilliker, associate professor of biology, published the article, "R Markdown as a Dynamic Interface for Teaching: Modules from Math and Biology Classrooms," in Mathematical Biosciences.

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Dr. Françoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick
Ravaux-Kirkpatrick Awarded International Honor for Contributions to the Arts

Françoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick, professor of French and film studies, has been awarded the rank of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for her contributions in the artistic and literary field. Learn more.

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Linda Bartlett Hobgood
Hobgood Selected as Panelist

Linda Hobgood, director of the Speech Center and rhetoric and communications studies faculty member, was a recent panelist for a program entitled, “Pat Nixon: Unheralded First Lady,” sponsored by the First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE).

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