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Undergraduate Studies

The College of Humanities and Sciences includes the core disciplines in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. We are also home to programs in the health sciences and for education in the liberal arts and sciences for future teachers. In the College, we have more than 450 full time faculty members, and more than 50% of VCU undergraduates have at least one major in the College. And although that may sound big, we offer a small school experience, with a very supportive atmosphere that will offer you many opportunities to build connections with our faculty, advisers, mentors and with your fellow students.

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We deeply care about every single one of our students and we are committed to help each student find their passion in life, while preparing each of our students for a very successful career. We can provide you with spectacular opportunities:

  • to study abroad and work with people from a range of countries
  • to conduct research
  • to pursue starting your own business and become a successful entrepreneur
  • to pursue exciting internships to help launch your careers
  • to enroll in service learning courses that make a difference in our local community

Our vision is to inspire our students to explore their passions and dreams as individuals, and provide the context to understand their place in the world and connections with others — locally, globally and throughout time. We not only attempt to prepare students for employment, but also aspire to help them construct a foundation on which they will build rich and deeply meaningful lives and careers.

Interested in transferring to the College of H&S?

This video includes a presentation and Q&A for incoming transfer students in the College of Humanities and Sciences recorded on August 3, 2020. This event covered information relevant to all students, and some specific to new transfer students, including:

  • experiential learning
  • scholarships
  • Office of Student Services and Advising
  • foreign language general education requirement
  • academic and general resources
  • tips and information for fall 2020

Visit the VCU Transfer Center for answers to all your questions about transferring to VCU.

Want to know more about VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences? Have questions about our many departments and schools? Kenedy Edmonds, recruitment coordinator, has answers. You can reach her at askchs@vcu.edu.

Entrepreneurship

The VCU da Vinci Center is a unique collegiate model that advances innovation and entrepreneurship through interdisciplinary collaboration between VCU’s School of the Arts, School of Business, College of Engineering and the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Students are eligible to earn undergraduate certificates in:

Our Undergrads in the News

Hezha Barzani stands outside of his office at the Atlantic Council in Washington. [View Image]

Oct. 14, 2021

Hezha Barzani, a VCU senior, has a unique perspective on the Afghanistan withdrawal

His family fled the Kurdistan region of Iraq in 1996. Their refugee experience was executed in an efficient manner thanks to Operation Pacific Haven.

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Oct. 8, 2021

Study abroad — from home

When the pandemic suspended international travel — and student Erin McCoy’s study abroad trip to Italy — VCU’s Global Education Office helped her identify a virtual opportunity instead.

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