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 seventeen departments and programs listed below. Eight 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

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    Staff Profile: Michael Morris

    Michael Morris has worked in the Department of Chemistry as a stockroom assistant for two years....

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    Welcome New Forensic Science Chair

    The NEW Chair of the Department of Forensic Science is Dr. Tal Simmons. Prior to...

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    New Book by James McCullough

    James McCullough, professor in the Department of Psychology, recently co-authored a new book that provides...

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  • Scholarship Opportunities
    New H&S Scholarship Website

    The College of Humanities and Sciences has introduced a new website,, with...

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  • Humanities Research Center
    Humanities Center Grants Announced

    The Humanities Research Center is delighted to announce the award of sixteen $1000 Humanities Research Grants...

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H&S Events

  • Margot Canaday
    HRC Speaker Series: Margot Canaday

    January 23 
    3.30 pm
    Richmond Salons I-II, Student Commons

    Professor Margot Canaday, Department of...

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    HRC Speaker Series: Jesus Escobar

    January 28
    3:30 pm
    Valentine House

    Professor Escobar publishes scholarship on the art, architecture,...

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    Visiting Writers Series: Stephen Dunn & Barbara Hurd

    January 29
    7 pm
    Scott House

    Stephen Dunn Lines of Defense Barbara Hurd Putting an Ear to...

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    Meet our Authors: G. Antonio Espinoza,

    February 4, 2015

    G. Antonio Espinoza, Associate Professor of History and author of...

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    VCU Mathematics Colloquium: Prof. Martin Golubitsky

    Friday, February 6
    3 pm
    Academic Learning Commons 2201

    Patterns of Phase-Shift Synchrony:...

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