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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 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

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    New Chair of English Department

    Catherine Ingrassia, Professor of English, has been selected as the permanent chair of the English...

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  • Tracey Dawson Cruz
    New Chair of Forensic Science

    Tracey Dawson Cruz, Professor of Forensic Science, has been selected as the permanent chair of...

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    College Welcomes Three New Dean's Fellows

    The College is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Dean’s Fellows, Robert Lee...

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    Images of superheroes make us want to help others, study finds

    Exposure to images of superheroes — such as Superman or Spider-Man — leads to greater...

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H&S Events

  • Emerson Brooking
    The Weaponization of Social Media

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Author Emerson Brooking will deliver a talk on "The Weaponization...

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  • Dr. Christine Cynn
    Meet VCU's Authors: Christine Cynn

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d'Ivoire Read More

  • Yiyun Li -- VCU Visiting Writers Series
    Visiting Writers Series: Yiyun Li

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    The Department of English MFA Program in Creative Writing hosts...

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  • Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Michael Guasco
    Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Michael Guasco

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    "1619: Rethinking the History of Africans and Slavery in Early...

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  • 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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