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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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Brooke Newman, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences, speaks to Sky News about the British monarchy's involvement in the slave trade and public sentiment on the royal family's actions around race and colonialism today. (Sky News)

July 1, 2022

VCU professor featured in Sky News documentary on British monarchy’s links to slavery

History professor, who studies slavery and the British royal family, shares details of its involvement in the slave trade and the impact in former colonies today.

Dawnie Walton’s work explores identity, place and the influence of pop culture. (Contributed photo)

July 1, 2022

Dawnie Walton wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘The Final Revival of Opal & Nev’

Walton will receive the award during a public event at VCU on Nov. 10. The event will involve a reading, a moderated discussion and a Q&A.

Mychal Smith, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the VCU Department of Chemistry, will oversee the grant, which will begin in the 2023-24 academic year. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

June 30, 2022

VCU receives $1 million grant to increase minority Ph.D. STEM students

The funding is designed to guide students through the early years of a doctoral program when many drop out.

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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.