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The College of Humanities and Sciences is the foundation of educational and intellectual life at Virginia Commonwealth. Home to two schools, 17 departments, five Centers and Institutes, and three programs, we house the core disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. More than 50% of VCU undergraduates have at least one major in the College of Humanities and Sciences. 

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Consider the value of a liberal arts education.

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74% of employers say a liberal arts education is the best way to prepare for success in today's global economy.

Source: Association of American Colleges and Universities

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Biology student Anubhav Thapaliya in Erich Damm's wet lab. (Maggie Nguyen) [View Image]

Oct. 25, 2021

From red cell development to cultural preservation, VCU’s Baldacci scholars continue to further their studies

The grant program, created by a gift from alum David Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, provides students with funds to pursue experiential learning opportunities.

Chioke I’Anson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies in VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences, and the ICA's director of community media. (Courtesy ICA) [View Image]

Oct. 25, 2021

Institute for Contemporary Art to host grand opening, tours of new media center on Nov. 5 and 6

The opening of the VPM + ICA Community Media Center will also feature an event, “Listen for the Hook: Perfecting the First Five Minutes of Your Podcast” with Saidu Tejan-Thomas, host of the “Resistance” podcast.

Former President Barack Obama addresses a crowd of 2,000 outside James Branch Cabell Library on Saturday. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing) [View Image]

Oct. 23, 2021

2,000 turn out at VCU to see Barack Obama speak in support of Terry McAuliffe

The former president and other public figures, including Gov. Ralph Northam and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, spoke at a rally for McAuliffe outside James Branch Cabell Library on Saturday.

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Equity, inclusion and diversity @CHS

We're committed to promoting experiences and fueling behaviors that support a welcoming and affirming environment.

Learn more about equity, inclusion and diversity in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

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