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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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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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Rodney A. Harry, former president of VCU Alumni’s African American Alumni Council. (Jud Froelich, Development and Alumni Relations) [View Image]

Oct. 21, 2021

In memoriam: Rodney Harry, former president of the VCU African American Alumni Council

He served the longest tenure as president in the organization’s 30-year history, and was instrumental in creating programming to keep Black alumni connected to VCU.

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Oct. 15, 2021

Lecture to explore why the Atlantic slave trade survived up until the Civil War

The Alexandrian Society of VCU program will feature Erskine College professor John Harris, an expert in American slavery in the 19th century.

A fMRI image of the MPFC brain region that is blunted for intimate partner aggression, as compared to aggression against close friends and strangers. [View Image]

Oct. 14, 2021

Study discovers unique brain signature of intimate partner aggression

VCU researchers used fMRI technology to observe the brain activity of romantic partners experiencing intimate partner aggression in real time.

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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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