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 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 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.

A&S News

May 13, 2022
Three UR Students Awarded Prestigious Boren Scholarships To Research, Study Critical Languages Around the World
Three University of Richmond students have received competitive Boren scholarships to study abroad in Africa, Indonesia, and India.
May 10, 2022
University of Richmond Chemistry Professor Michael Leopold Receives National Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Chemistry professor Michael Leopold received the 2022 Outstanding Mentorship Award from the Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

May 6, 2022
Franklin Borre, '22
Senior seeks communications career in the political arena
May 4, 2022
The Jepson School of Leadership Studies awards two Oxford scholarships
The Jepson School of Leadership Studies awards two graduating seniors scholarships to master's programs at the University of Oxford

Events

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. Michael Norris
Norris, Pierce, and Undergraduates Published

Michael Norris, assistant professor of chemistry, and B. Daniel Pierce, assistant professor of biology, along with undergraduate students and former students, published "Mechanistic Analysis of the VirA Sensor Kinase in Agrobacterium tumefaciens Using Structural Models," in Frontiers in Microbiology.

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Dr. B. Daniel Pierce
Pierce, Norris, and Undergraduates Published

B. Daniel Pierce, assistant professor of biology, and Michael Norris, assistant professor of chemistry, along with undergraduate students and former students, published "Mechanistic Analysis of the VirA Sensor Kinase in Agrobacterium tumefaciens Using Structural Models," in Frontiers in Microbiology.

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Sandy Williams, IV
Williams Featured in Exhibition

Sandy Williams IV, assistant professor of sculpture, will exhibit "40 ACRES: Chimborazo Park," a skywriting performance that is part of an upcoming exhibition with 1708 and their long-term work, "The 40 Acres Archive.". Learn more.

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Dr. Walter Stevenson
Stevenson Published

Walter Stevenson, associate professor of Classical Studies, published the book, The Origins of Roman Christian Diplomacy.

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