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 23 departments and programs listed below. Seven of the 12 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

  • History graduate student Josh Dow (left) and Eric Johnson, head of innovative media at VCU Libraries, prepare to use a technique called photogrammetry to capture a 3D image of a wooden game at Agecroft Hall & Gardens
    History student is creating 3D images to make Agecroft Hall's collection more accessible

    Sitting on a rotating turntable is a small wooden game called Nine Men's Morris, part...

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  • Eminent Scholars Applications Due April 1
    Eminent Scholars Applications Due April 1

    The College of Humanities and Sciences Eminent Scholars program serves to recognize mid-career scholars among...

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  • Nadia Pablo
    Bills, tours and a shoutout in the House: Nadia Pablo’s Capitol Hill internship

    Last summer — after two semesters at Virginia Commonwealth University and a chance encounter with...

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  • Jeff South, associate professor of journalism in the Robertson School and director of the VCU Capital News Service; Mechelle Hankerson, reporter, Virginia Mercury; Clarence Thomas, Ph.D., associate professor of broadcast journalism in the Robertson School; Samantha Willis, freelance journalist and editor; and Michael Paul Williams, columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Blackface scandal shows need for newsroom diversity, journalists say

    News coverage of the blackface scandal embroiling Virginia has underscored the need for greater newsroom...

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H&S Events

  • VCU’s Authors Travel to Local Libraries
    Meet VCU's Authors Series in Local Libraries

    February 5 - May 14, 2019

    VCU's authors visit local libraries to speak on...

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  • Forensic Science Graduate Seminar
    Digital and Multimedia Evidence

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    The speaker is Jesse M. Lindmar, project director, scientific responsibility,...

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  • Tim Cadman
    Imagining Climate Futures

    Thursday, March 21

    Climate scientist Tim Cadman will visit VCU’s Political Science Department to...

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  • Kristen Cavallo
    Female leadership in the age of #MeToo

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    Kristen Cavallo, CEO of the Martin Agency, will be speaking...

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  • New speaker series: Women and Politics (with button that says 'women's rights are human rights')
    A Good Abortion is a Tragic Abortion

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    The Women and Politics Speaker Series is a new joint initiative...

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