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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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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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Zion Segears gained valuable insight and experience during a summer internship at Columbia University. (Contributed photo)

Aug. 2, 2022

New York internship immerses Zion Segears in physical therapy career

Rising sophomore with graduate school goals explores possibilities of PT.

High school students at the VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy participate in a mock trial at the Academic Learning Commons at VCU in July. Among several activities during the weeklong camp focused on the concept of justice, the students discussed with VCU faculty and students what guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt" truly means. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Aug. 1, 2022

‘It’s a way of thinking’: VCU summer camp opens high school students’ eyes to philosophy

The VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy, held for the first time this year, saw high school students prepare presentations on ethics and moral philosophy around abortion, cloning, euthanasia, legalization of drugs, racism and more.

Devon Walker-Figueroa (Courtesy photo)

July 29, 2022

Devon Walker-Figueroa Wins 25th Annual Levis Reading Prize for ‘Philomath’

The prize is awarded annually for the best debut or second book of poetry published in the previous calendar year.

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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.