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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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Stephen Breyer's decision to retire comes at a key time for President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, according to John Aughenbaugh, an associate professor of political science.

Jan. 26, 2022

What will be the impact of Stephen Breyer’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court?

Breyer will retire from the court after serving for more than 27 years, allowing President Joe Biden to nominate a successor.

The new cohort of scholars at VCU's Humanities Research Center includes faculty from the College of Humanities and Sciences and schools of the Arts and Education. (File photo)

Jan. 19, 2022

Meet the 5 interdisciplinary scholars who will be residential fellows this year at VCU’s Humanities Research Center

The fellowship program provides faculty the opportunity to work on projects around a similar theme.

Jan. 19, 2022

‘Heart of Atlanta’: Alum’s book tells the story behind the first legal challenges to the Civil Rights Act

Ronnie Greene writes about the bravery of five Black ministry students and pastors who became unsung heroes of the civil rights movement.

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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.