College Flag 100x80The College of Humanities and Sciences is the foundation of educational and intellectual life at Virginia Commonwealth University, and houses the core disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The College of Humanities and Sciences is home to two schools and nineteen departments and programs listed below. Seven of the twelve largest undergraduate majors are in the Humanities and Sciences. Nearly 60% of VCU undergraduates have at least one major in The College of Humanities and Sciences. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES

Recent News

  • Endowed Professorships
    Endowed Professorships Support Research

    The College of Humanities and Sciences uses private endowment resources to support the...

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  • African American Male Student Advocacy and Mentoring Initiative
    Increasing Graduation Among African American Males

    African Americans form the second largest minority population at VCU, but in the...

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  • Tal Simmons
    Tal Simmons Joins Humanitarian Crisis Hotline

    "Hey, we've got bodies here. We want to know how long ago they were killed....

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  • Project SEED
    High Schoolers Do College-Level Chemistry Research at VCU

    Five Richmond Public high school students spent the past summer doing college-level research in the...

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  • Catalyst and Seed Awards
    College Announces Catalyst Award Winners

    The College is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Catalyst Awards. This new...

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H&S Events

  • Vivian Dzokoto
    Meet VCU's Authors: Vivian Dzokoto

    Wednesday February 28, 2018

    Vivian Dzokoto, Associate Professor of African American Studies

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  • Bernard Means
    Meet VCU's Authors: Bernard Means

    Wednesday March 21, 2018

    Bernard Means, Instructor of Anthropology
    On the Rooftop of...

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  • Matteo Pangallo
    Meet VCU's Authors: Matteo Pangello

    Wednesday April 18, 2018

    Matteo Pangallo, Assistant Professor of English
    Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare's...

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  • Frankenstein dissected
    HRC Speaker Series: Frankenstein Dissected

    Thursday February 8, 2018

    Frankenstein Dissected:  21st Century Legacies of a Nineteenth-Century Classic


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  • Liz Covart
    HRC Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Liz Covart

    Wednesday February 21, 2018

    The Ben Franklin's World Project: Podcasting and the Future of Digital History
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