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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.

A&S Faculty Highlights

  • Mayes Pubilshed

    Rick Mayes, department chair and professor of health studies, co-authored a chapter in Health Policy & Politics.

  • Jacobsen Wins Award

    Kathryn H. Jacobsen, William E. Cooper Distinguished University Chair and professor of health studies, received the 2021 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal Best Paper Award for the paper, "Loneliness and friendlessness among adolescents in 25 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Read more.

  • Skromne Published

    Isaac Skromne, assistant professor of biology, and UR undergraduate students and alumni published an article on the development of bone-specific nanocarriers for drug delivery in the publication Drug Delivery.

  • Joireman Selected as UN Fellow

    Sandra Joireman, Weinstein Chair of International Studies and professor of political science at the University of Richmond, has been selected as a research fellow for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Read More

  • Zimmermann Damer Published

    Erika Zimmermann Damer, associate professor of classical studies and WGSS, published Travel, Geography, and Empire in Latin Poetry with Routledge.

  • Leopold Published

    Drs. Michael Leopold and Ryan Coppage of the Chemistry Department, along with undergraduate Karthik Lalwani, published an article entitled "Silver and Gold" in the October edition of Ceramics Monthly.

  • Coppage Published

    Drs. Ryan Coppage and Michael Leopold of the Chemistry Department, along with undergraduate Karthik Lalwani, published an article entitled "Silver and Gold" in the October edition of Ceramics Monthly.


  • Dumbaugh Launches Podcast

    Della Dumbaugh, professor of mathematics, launched a new podcast, Count Me In, dedicated to broadening the understanding of what it means to be a mathematician through a series of hosted conversations. Listen here.

  • Lundberg published Kristjen B. Lundberg, assistant professor of social psychology, co-authored "Critique of the Bias-of-Crowds Model Simply Restates the Model: Reply to Connor and Evers (2020)" in Perspectives on Psychological Science.
  • Baughan published Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology, co-published "Hacimusalar Höyük in the Early Bronze Age" in the American Journal of Archaeology.

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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.

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Contact Us

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