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A career program specifically for A&S students, giving you the tools to understand your personal strengths and how you can translate your Richmond education into a career that you love.Learn more.

2018 Student Symposium

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2017-2018 Tucker Boatwright Festival

Performances, lectures, artist residencies, and films that encourage us to examine the ways in which the personal and the political are inextricably intertwined. Learn more.

Writers Series

Sharing the work of today's most celebrated writers with our community.Learn more.
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

  • Joireman Article Dr. Sandra Joireman published, “Intergenerational land conflict in northern Uganda: children, customary law and return migration,” in the journal Africa.
  • Donald Named CUR Councilor

    Dr. Kelling Donald has been voted to serve a three year term as a Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research. 

  • Ayers Receives Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

    Tucker Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus Ed Ayers will receive the 2018 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for his book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America.

  • Kochel Featured on Podcast

    Psychology assistant professor Karen Kohcel discussed a special issue of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology with Podcasts@Boatwright.

  • Barney Conference Paper Award

    Rhetoric professor Tim Barney's paper, “Citizen Cartography, North Korea, and the Visual Economy of Satellite Imagery,” was named Top Paper in Rhetoric & Public Address for the 2018 Eastern Communication Association Conference in Pittsburgh. He will present the paper at their conference in April.

  • Singal Article

    Dr. Jack Singal and colleagues published “The Radio Synchrotron Background: Conference Summary and Report,” in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

  • Ross Article

    Mathematics professor  Bill Ross  and Timothy Ferguson, ’06, published “The range and valence of a real Smirnov function,” in the journal Analysis and Mathematical Physics.

     

  • Leary Book

    University Professor Emeritus and Dean of Arts & Sciences Emeritus David Leary published The Routledge Guidebook to James's Principles of Psychology.

  • Meyer Fulbright

    Dr. Manuella Meyer received a Fulbright award for travel to Brazil to research her book project “Making Brazilian Children: Child Welfare and the Psychiatry of Childhood, 1992-1954.”

  • Brinkerhoff Fulbright

    Dr. Jory Brinkerhoff has been awarded a Fulbright for travel to Japan for his project, “Analysis of Bacterial Communities in Japanese Macaque Parasites.”

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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

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.
A&S NEXT 2017
On February 11, the School of Arts and Sciences hosted A&S NEXT, a career workshop specifically designed for A&S students
Dean Patrice Rankine kicked off the day offering students advice on how to choose a path for themselves.
The event also featured faculty and alumni who shared their experiences as students and in the working world.

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