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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

  • Yellin Grant History professor Eric Yellin received a grant from the Dirksen Congressional Center to research the political, cultural, and social meanings of Social Security after World War II.
  • Nolin Article

    Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin, along with undergraduate co-authors, published "Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzo[b]furan with activated cyclopropanes catalyzed by a calcium(II) complex" in the journal Tetrahedron Letters.

  • Ayers receives 2018 Avery O. Craven Award

    Edward Ayers, Tucker Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus, was awarded the 2018 Avery O. Craven Award for his book The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America.

  • Hilliker Grant

    Biology professor Angie Hilliker was awarded a NIH grant for research on production of proteins.

  • Quintero Elected to ASCB Council

    Biology professor Omar Quintero was elected to a three-year term on the American Society for Cell Biology's Council.

  • Cherry Article

    Political science professor Kevin Cherry published “A Series of Footnotes to Plato's Philosophers” in The Review of Politics.

  • Smallwood Fellowship

    Biology professor Peter Smallwood received a Jefferson Science Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

  • Nash Article

    Journalism professor Steve Nash published, “As seas rise, world awaits ‘the plan’” in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

  • Bennett Award

    Music department accompanist and instructor Mary Beth Bennett has been awarded the 2018 American Guild of Organists/EC Schirmer Publishing Award in Choral Composition for her commissioned piece "Deep River."

  • Vazquez and Wright Article

    LALIS professor Karina Vazquez and University Museums' Martha Wright published "Making Visible the Invisible: Social Justice and Inclusion through the Collaboration of Museus and Spanish Community-Based Learning Projects," in the Southern Conference on Language Teaching's journal Dimension.

Faculty Teaching and Research

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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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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

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.
Art for science's sakeThe persistent beauty of alumna Amanda Kwieraga's scientific vision.
Alum Resesarch Featured in NY TimesKristina Scharp, '06, had her research into family estrangement featured in the New York Times.
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