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The Heart of the University

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

  • Donald Awarded NSF Grant

    Kelling Donald, associate dean and professor of chemistry, has received more than $375K in grant support from the National Science Foundation for his research on chemical bonding. Read more here.

  • Russell Published

    Kristin M. S. Bezio, associate professor of leadership studies, and Anthony Presti Russell, associate professor of English and comparative literature, published their co-edited book "William Shakespeare and 21st-Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership" with Edward Elgar. 

  • Leopold Receives $275k Grant

    Michael Leopold, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a nearly $275,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the development of a nanoparticle-based sensor used for detecting explosives. Read more

  • Sweis Published

    Rania Kassab Sweis, associate professor of anthropology, published "The Matter of Child Lives: Police Violence and the Limits of Children’s Rights" in the Spring 2021 issue of NEOS.

  • Hass Published

    Jeff Hass, associate professor of sociology, published Wartime Suffering and Survival: The Human Condition under Siege in the Blockage of Leningrad, 1941-1944 through the Oxford University Press.

  • Sevin Received NSF Grant

    Jennifer Sevin, visiting lecturer of biology, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project focused on undergraduate research exploring the wildlife trade. Read more here.

  • Fillerup Published

    Jessie Fillerup, associate professor of musicology, published Magician of Sound: Ravel and the Aesthetics of Illusion through the University of California Press.

  • Leopold Awarded

    Michael Leopold, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $2,000 Mednick Memorial Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges for his project: Exploring Halogen Bonding as a Fundamental Interaction Toward the Development of Nanoparticle-Based Sensing of Explosive Molecules.

  • Oware Recognized

    I Got Something to Say: Gender, Race, and Social Consciousness in Rap Music by Matthew Oware, professor of sociology, was named one of the “59 Best Rap Music Books of All Time” by BookAuthority. See the entire list here.

  • Johnson Receives Summer Research Grant

    Miles Johnson, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a $17,000 Summer Research Grant from Organic Syntheses, Inc. for his project, Development of Mild Nickel-Catalyzed C–N Cross-Coupling Reactions Enabled by Modular Phosphinopyrrole Ligands.

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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.

A&S NEXT 2020

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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