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The College of Humanities and Sciences is the foundation of educational and intellectual life at Virginia Commonwealth. Home to two schools, 17 departments, five Centers and Institutes, and three programs, we house the core disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. More than 50% of VCU undergraduates have at least one major in the College of Humanities and Sciences. 

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Consider the value of a liberal arts education.

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74% of employers say a liberal arts education is the best way to prepare for success in today's global economy.

Source: Association of American Colleges and Universities

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Bo Belotti was drawn to VCU because of its emphasis on diversity and inclusion, its strong political science program, its proximity to state government and Richmond's highly engaged activist community. (Contributed photo

Dec. 7, 2022

Class of 2022: Bo Belotti trained as an activist scholar while pursuing change at the local and state levels

Belotti, a political science major, organized protests, developed and advocated for policies, worked on electoral campaigns and strengthened his skill set, all in hopes of making a difference.

During her career as a high school teacher, Constance Bolte grew interested in the evolutionary history of forest trees and how climate has and will influence forest structure and diversity. (Contributed photo)

Dec. 2, 2022

Class of 2022: Constance Bolte studied climate change’s impacts on pine trees

Bolte, who has three degrees from VCU, shifted from a teaching career to earn her doctorate in integrative life sciences and pursue her love of research.

In the first frame of the second row, author and retired VCU professor Tom De Haven (right) shakes hands with Detective Dick Tracy (left). De Haven was featured as a character in Sunday's comic strip by the current writer of "Dick Tracy," who found inspiration in De Haven's novels. (Reproduced courtesy of Tribune Content Agency, LLC)

Dec. 1, 2022

Author, retired VCU English professor featured in ‘Dick Tracy’ comic this Sunday

Tom De Haven, who wrote a series of novels centered around comics and cartoonists and taught creative writing in the Department of English at VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, appeared as himself on Sunday in the comic he grew up admiring.

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Equity, inclusion and diversity @CHS

We're committed to promoting experiences and fueling behaviors that support a welcoming and affirming environment.

Learn more about equity, inclusion and diversity in the College of Humanities and Sciences.