Embrace the And

At VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, we feel passionately about the possibilities the “and” in the College of Humanities and Sciences represents. That’s why you see the ampersand–our &–everywhere! As a student, you have the opportunity to take courses across multiple disciplines and, if you want, pursue a minor, certificate program, or double major. You will also combine a solid liberal arts foundation with job readiness. With two schools, 17 departments and three programs, you have a lot of options—and we'd love to have you join us.

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Consider the value of a liberal arts education.

Did you know?

"A majority of employers view the learning outcomes that define a contemporary liberal education ... to be 'very important' for success in the workforce."

Source: Association of American Colleges and Universities

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Max Biscarr, a sophomore kinetic imaging major, performs an electronic music composition that incorporates air temperature data and soil temperature data collected at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. (Photo by Allen Jones, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

April 5, 2024

The sound of science: VCU students compose electronic music that incorporates environmental data gathered at VCU Rice Rivers Center

The ear, not just the eye, is a powerful route for experiencing and interpreting data, and a course that unites VCUarts and VCU Life Sciences in finding the harmony in nature.

Emily Richardson is one of 29 fellows selected for Carnegie-Knight News21, a national reporting initiative headquartered at Arizona State University. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

April 5, 2024

Class of 2024: As part of journalism’s next generation, Emily Richardson is ready to ask the tough questions

The mass communications major already has her first post-VCU assignment: a prestigious reporting fellowship.

Exercise may benefit women’s longevity more dramatically than men’s, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Getty Images)

April 4, 2024

How does exercise affect the health of women and men differently?

VCU exercise physiologist Danielle Kirkman outlines differing factors and outcomes – and how our knowledge is evolving.

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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.


Thermal Damage on Human Remains

April 17, 2 p.m.
Virtual (Zoom)

Public Humanities Here and Now: Pamela Taylor Turner

April 18, 4 p.m.
Valentine House, room 201