About the College of Arts and Sciences

The Heart of the University of Louisville!

As UofL's largest academic unit, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a diverse range of opportunities from over 30 departments and programs in the natural and physical sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and the arts and humanities. A degree from Arts & Sciences provides a solid foundation upon which to build future academic, professional and personal successes.

Our students learn how to think critically; but they don’t just think, they do. They explore, create, research, communicate, collaborate, and meaningfully engage in the world around them. As a result, graduates of UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences are adaptable, innovative, and highly attuned problem-solvers. They are lifelong learners who are well-equipped for the work force and primed to make significant contributions to their chosen professions and respective communities.

Read more about some of our most successful students, faculty and programs:

Political science major earns coveted spot at national gathering

Political science major earns coveted spot at national gathering

UofL freshman and political science major Quintez Brown is already making quite an impact. So much so, even former President Barack Obama has taken notice.

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UofL’s debate and quiz bowl teams roll in spring tournaments

UofL’s debate and quiz bowl teams roll in spring tournaments

The University of Louisville’s debate team recently placed 20th in the country at the National Debate Tournament. Students Deontrey Yeargin (sophomore, Pan-African Studies) and Jahne Benthall (freshman, Criminal Justice) advanced to the single elimination bracket—a rare accomplishment for a freshman/sophomore duo.

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English's Digital Storytelling class to help shape Festival of Faiths

English's Digital Storytelling class to help shape Festival of Faiths

Students in Digital Storytelling (English 470), a class taught by Dr. Mary P. Sheridan, will help share and shape the story of Louisville's Festival of Faiths.

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History of Louisville's great flood of 1937

History of Louisville's great flood of 1937

Tom Owen and English's Sarah Strickley talk about the worst natural disaster in Louisville history, the 1937 flood.

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English Prof. and poet Kiki Petrosino honored by ACC invitation, fellowships

English Prof. and poet Kiki Petrosino honored by ACC invitation, fellowships

April 2019 is National Poetry Month and poet Kiki Petrosino will begin it in the nation’s capital, invited to explain current issues in her craft during the ACCelerate Festival.

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Bullitt Lecture - mathematician explores ‘fourth dimension’

Bullitt Lecture - mathematician explores ‘fourth dimension’

A former Mathematical Association of America president will venture beyond length, width and depth to discuss “The Fourth Dimension and the People You Meet There” during an April 11 lecture at the University of Louisville.

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Theatre Arts grad students win prestigious awards

Theatre Arts grad students win prestigious awards

Theatre Arts graduate students Kala Ross and Lashondra Hood won first place in the regional finals in South Carolina for the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

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Prof. and linguist Karl Swinehart discusses the perseverance of Native American languages

Prof. and linguist Karl Swinehart discusses the perseverance of Native American languages

Department of Comparative Humanities professor of linguistics Karl Swinehart joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to discuss how the languages of American Indians live on in parts of the U.S.

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Prof. Tim Dowling on how other planets' weather impacts science on Earth

Prof. Tim Dowling on how other planets' weather impacts science on Earth

Did you know a single day on Saturn lasts a little over 10 hours? Tim Dowling discusses the findings and how jet streams found on planets could impact science on Earth.

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Social upheavals in American history tell a story

Social upheavals in American history tell a story

Lara Kelland joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to tell us what public history is and how social upheavals in American history tell a story.

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From UofL to ‘Project Runway:’ Theatre Arts Alumna competes in new season of Bravo’s hit show

From UofL to ‘Project Runway:’ Theatre Arts Alumna competes in new season of Bravo’s hit show

A University of Louisville alumna who found what she calls her “legitimate love” for fashion design in the theatre arts program’s costume shop will compete on the new season of Bravo’s “Project Runway” beginning March 14.

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New A&S building in West Louisville formally opens with ribbon cutting

New A&S building in West Louisville formally opens with ribbon cutting

An 1880s brick warehouse nestled in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood has been transformed into space for College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty to create art, honor and learn from history and develop partnerships for the future.

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UofL's Sherri Wallace (Political Science) and Marian Vasser recognized as YMCA Black Achievers

UofL's Sherri Wallace (Political Science) and Marian Vasser recognized as YMCA Black Achievers

Last month, the YMCA of Greater Louisville recognized Wallace for her work teaching, along with Marian Vasser, UofL’s director of diversity education and inclusive excellence. The two women were honored as Black Achievers by the organization, along with 25 others in the community.

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Political Science Prof. Jasmine Farrier discusses presidential power

Political Science Prof. Jasmine Farrier discusses presidential power

Political Science Prof. Jasmine Farrier discusses presidential power, congress abdicating its power and how the courts fit in.

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March 7 forum will focus on arts, economy, revitalization in west Louisville

March 7 forum will focus on arts, economy, revitalization in west Louisville

A March 7 economic development forum focused on west Louisville will examine the role of the arts and revitalization efforts to boost economic development.

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Prof. Almousily – "It's not a faculty centered class. It's a student centered class."

Prof. Almousily – "It's not a faculty centered class. It's a student centered class."

Khaldoun Almousily, a Professor in Classical & Modern Languages, wants his students to be global students so they can study, live and work abroad. He says engagement is the key to a successful semester.

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UofL Theatre Arts presents ‘A Piece of My Heart’

UofL Theatre Arts presents ‘A Piece of My Heart’

Theatre Arts kicks off “A Piece of My Heart,” Thursday, a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam. The play portrays each young woman before, during and after her tour in the war-torn jungle and ends as each leaves a personal token at The Wall in Washington.

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President Neeli Bendapudi to discuss liberal arts in global economy on March 5

President Neeli Bendapudi to discuss liberal arts in global economy on March 5

University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi will talk about “The Liberal Arts in a Global Economy” in a free, public lecture March 5.

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