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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

  • Dean to lead $3M grant for women in STEM
    Dean to lead $3M grant for advancing women in STEM at VCU

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.99 million grant to an interdisciplinary team of...

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    A dozen Virginia Commonwealth University students from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences traveled...

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    Center for the Study of Tobacco Products Honored

    The Center for the Study of Tobacco Products has been named the 2018 recipient of...

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    Three Join Dean's Office Staff

    Three familiar faces from the College of Humanities and Sciences will be joining the Dean's...

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H&S Events

  • Sullivan lecture series
    The Importance of our Urban Catholic Schools

    Tuesday, September 18
    4:00 p.m.
    Cabell Library Lecture Hall

    Join VCU President Emeritus, Eugene...

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  • Forensic Science Seminar Series
    qPCR-Based Mixture Detection Using High Resolution Melt Curve Analysis: Getting More Information Earlier on in the Forensic DNA Workflow

    September 19, 2018
    2:00 p.m.
    Academic Learning Commons, 2201

    Speaker: Tracey Dawson Cruz, PhD Read More

  • Health Sciences Lecture Series: rod of asclepius
    The Opioid Epidemic in Virginia: Individual, Family and Community Consequences

    September 19, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
    Academic Learning Commons 1107

    This inaugural event marks the...

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  • Bob Woodward
    Truth, Freedom of Expression, Democracy and the Age of the American Presidency

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
    NEW LOCATION:...

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  • Forensic Science Seminar Series
    Recent Research Trends in the Identification and Interpretation of Skeletal Injuries Associated with Child Abuse

    September 26, 2018
    2:00 p.m.
    Academic Learning Commons, 2201

    Speaker: Jen Love, PhD, D-ABFA Read More

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