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.

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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Mignonne Guy, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies, is the recipient of the 2024 Pebbles Fagan Award. (Contributed photo)

Nov. 17, 2023

VCU’s Mignonne C. Guy receives award for outstanding contributions through health-equity research

Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco honors her commitment to public health.

A VCU-led research team is publicly releasing data from a meteorological tower at the Rice Rivers Center, making it the only open dataset for a tidal freshwater wetland on North America’s East Coast. (Photo by Megan May)

Nov. 16, 2023

Data gathered at Rice Rivers Center provides new insight into how ecosystems respond to climate change

Carbon, methane and other data collected by a “flux tower” is being made publicly available to researchers, teachers and policymakers.

Anthony F. Godfrey, a former U.S. ambassador, draws on his decades of experience in foreign service to teach students at VCU. (Contributed image)

Nov. 15, 2023

Retired U.S. Ambassador Anthony Godfrey shares decades of wisdom with his VCU students

In his political science class, he offers firsthand perspective on foreign affairs and insight into diplomacy as a career.

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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.


Medicine, Literature and a Desire Called Utopia

Nov. 30, 4 p.m.
Institute for Contemporary Art

Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics

Dec. 1, 9 a.m.
T. Edward Temple Building