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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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Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., a VCU English professor and director of the Humanities Research Center, is author of the new book "The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 1879-1924."

Jan. 26, 2023

VCU professor Cristina Stanciu on her new book, ‘The Makings and Unmakings of Americans’

A cultural history of Americanization, the book draws from an archive of Indigenous and new immigrant writing and visual culture.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Danny Hodges (left) and U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn (center) detailed their experiences during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Alex Keena, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, (right) served as moderator. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Jan. 23, 2023

Officers who defended the Capitol during Jan. 6 insurrection recall their experiences

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn and D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Danny Hodges describe the front lines of the 2021 riot at the Capitol and their feelings about those involved.

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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.