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Join us throughout the 2020-2021 academic year for a series of conversations in the School of Arts & Sciences, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences. 

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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.

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.

Faculty Highlights

  • Giancaspro Published

    David Giancaspro, assistant professor of spanish, published “The later bird gets the verb?: Effects of age of acquisition of English on adult heritage speakers’ knowledge of subjunctive mood in Spanish” in Languages.

  • Giancaspro in Heritage Language Journal

    David Giancaspro, assistant professor of spanish, published “Over, under, and around: Spanish heritage speakers’ production (and avoidance) of subjunctive mood” in Heritage Language Journal.

  • Giancaspro Publishes Chapter

    David Giancaspro, assistant professor of spanish, published the chapter “Not in the mood: frequency effects in heritage speakers' knowledge of subjunctive mood” in Lost in Transmission: The Role of Attrition and Input in Heritage Language Development.

  • Bowie Recognized

    Jennifer Bowie, associate professor of political science, received the 2020 Distinguished Educator Award for outstanding contributions to excellence in education.

  • Knouse Recognized

    Laura Knouse, associate professor of psychology, received the 2020 Distinguished Educator Award for outstanding contributions to excellence in education.

  • Pollock Recognized

    Julie Pollock, associate professor of chemistry, received the 2020 Distinguished Educator Award for outstanding contributions to excellence in education.

  • Wu Recognized

    Carrie Wu, associate professor of biology, received the 2020 Distinguished Educator Award for outstanding contributions to excellence in education.

  • Méndez Published

    Mariela Méndez, associate professor and chair of LALIS, just published a co-edited volume of essays on contemporary Argentinean writer María Moreno titled El Affair Moreno (Buenos Aires: Editorial Mansalva, 2020).

  • Torres Honored

    Marcella Torres, director of mathematical studies, was recently honored by Lathisms, an organization which showcases the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians during Hispanic Heritage Month. Read about her journey to mathematics and accomplishments here.

  • Donald Published

    Kelling Donald, associate dean and professor of chemistry, published “Structural and Energetic Properties of RMX3–NH3 Complexes” in International Journal of Quantum Chemistry with UR postbaccalaureate researcher, Samuel Gillespie.

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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

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

Email: as@richmond.edu