Embrace the &

At VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, we feel passionately about the possibilities the “and” in the College of Humanities and Sciences represents. 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. 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.

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"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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At right, Dame Karen Pierce, DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States, speaks with Chris Burdett, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, at the "Democracy and Diplomacy: Cultivating Our Future" event on Monday in the Commonwealth Ballroom at VCU's University Student Commons. (Joe Mahoney, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU)

March 24, 2023

British ambassador to the U.S. visits VCU on tour of Richmond

From classroom visits to discussions with students about U.S.-U.K. relations, Dame Karen Pierce and representatives from the U.K. embassy gave VCU students a global perspective this week.

March 21, 2023

Three VCU students, one alum selected for prestigious language scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship and CLS Spark Program honorees will study languages with the goal of helping improve U.S. diplomatic relationships.

The new digital map will enable visitors to the Barton Heights Cemeteries to locate their position, search gravesites by name, and click on points to see pop-ups displaying information about selected markers.

March 21, 2023

Digital map of Richmond’s Barton Heights Cemeteries to be unveiled

The project by VCU, University of Richmond and community partners will make it far easier for descendants to find graves of family members at the historically African American cemeteries.

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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.