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.

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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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A&S Researchers part of a task force to study homelessness

A&S Researchers part of a task force to study homelessness

searchers include Catherine (Cate) Fosl, MSW, PhD, co-director of CCTSJR, director, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, and professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Lora Haynes, PhD, associate professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences; Kelly Kinahan, PhD, AICP, assistant professor, Department of Urban and Public Affairs; and Jamie Beard, administrative assistant, Anne Braden Institute.

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Criminal Justice grad student researches the link between hate crimes and where you live

Criminal Justice grad student researches the link between hate crimes and where you live

Does the neighborhood a person lives in influence the chances of a hate crime being committed? Susie Overstreet, a graduate researcher in the Department of Criminal Justice joins Mark Hebert to talk about her research linking hate crimes to lifestyle and neighborhoods.

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Kentucky state census data, discussed

Kentucky state census data, discussed

Matt Ruther from the Kentucky State Data Center discusses a slew of new census data.

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Mr. and Ms. Cardinal 2019 are A&S majors

Mr. and Ms. Cardinal 2019 are A&S majors

Mr. Chris Tipton (double major in Biology and Psychology) and Ms. Masden Griffiths (Political Science) earned the honors for their work, involvement, and investment in the University of Louisville.

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Cardinal Experience: Meet Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology major McClain Owens

Cardinal Experience: Meet Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology major McClain Owens

McClain is a senior Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology major from Lexington. She found her passion for social justice while at UofL. "UofL is a place you can find yourself."

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Theatre Arts presents ‘Almost, Maine,’ an almost romantic comedy

Theatre Arts presents ‘Almost, Maine,’ an almost romantic comedy

Theatre Arts opens “Almost, Maine” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Thrust Theatre, a show Lauren Dobbs promises is “magic, a little bit surprising and a little bit different.”

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Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

More than 300 literary scholars, critics and writers from around the world are expected at the University of Louisville for the Feb. 21-23 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.

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2019 French Film Festival offers classics, animation, modern genres

2019 French Film Festival offers classics, animation, modern genres

From animation to restored classics to contemporary dramas, the University of Louisville’s French Film Festival offers free, public screenings of eight films Jan. 31-March 2, 2019 at UofL and Speed Art Museum.

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