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Undergraduate Studies

The College of Humanities and Sciences includes the core disciplines in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

We are also home to programs in the health sciences and for education in the liberal arts and sciences for future teachers. In the College, we have more than 450 full time faculty members, and more than 50% of VCU undergraduates have at least one major in the College. And although that may sound big, we offer a small school experience, with a very supportive atmosphere that will offer you many opportunities to build connections with our faculty, advisers, mentors and with your fellow students.

We deeply care about every single one of our students and we are committed to help each student find their passion in life, while preparing each of our students for a very successful career. We can provide you with spectacular opportunities:

  • to study abroad and work with people from a range of countries
  • to conduct research
  • to pursue starting your own business and become a successful entrepreneur
  • to pursue exciting internships to help launch your careers
  • to enroll in service learning courses that make a difference in our local community

Our vision is to inspire our students to explore their passions and dreams as individuals, and provide the context to understand their place in the world and connections with others — locally, globally and throughout time. We not only attempt to prepare students for employment, but also aspire to help them construct a foundation on which they will build rich and deeply meaningful lives and careers.

Want to know more about VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences? Have questions about our many departments and schools? Kenedy Edmonds, recruitment coordinator, has answers. You can reach her at

Our Undergrads in the News

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.

More than two dozen students are participating in VCU's Capital News Service program this semester through a collaboration between the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture's Capital News Service and Copy Editing classes. The students copy edit and write articles published through more than 100 news outlets that subscribe to the CNS wire. (Photo courtesy Veronica Garabelli)

March 17, 2023

This just in: VCU’s copy editing class is editing Capital News Service articles

Students in VCU’s Capital News Service provide high-quality journalism to media outlets across the state.

Arrick Wilson, a sophomore journalism major, serves as sports editor of the Commonwealth Times and started a magazine called The Black Creative. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

March 13, 2023

Meet-a-Ram: Arrick Wilson, CT sports editor and founder of The Black Creative

Wearing many hats, this journalism major’s creative spirit and desire to show meaningful representation always shines through.