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:

Language for a New Landscape

Language for a New Landscape

Chinese language minor gives students new opportunities in globalized world.

Language for a New Landscape - Read More…

I think therefore I EXPOSE

I think therefore I EXPOSE

Kathryn Harrington, BFA Photography ‘16 and Yarmuth Federal Photography Intern. I love to research alternative photographic processes and photographic history.

I think therefore I EXPOSE - Read More…

Support Theatre Arts’ storytelling workshops for West End residents

Support Theatre Arts’ storytelling workshops for West End residents

UofL’s African American Theatre Program and The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage are teaming up to help people in Louisville’s West End stage their own stories.

Support Theatre Arts’ storytelling workshops for West End residents - Read More…

Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump

Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump

Join us for this talk by Joerg Tiede on Friday, February 24th, 3:15 p.m. in Strickler Hall 102.

Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump - Read More…

French Film Fest adds Speed Cinema showings to Floyd Theater lineup

French Film Fest adds Speed Cinema showings to Floyd Theater lineup

The festival explores French and French-speaking cultures through a variety of genres. Some films will be shown on the Belknap Campus, and, in partnership, the Speed Cinema at the Speed Art Museum February 2 through 26.

French Film Fest adds Speed Cinema showings to Floyd Theater lineup - Read More…

Mapping the Humanities

Mapping the Humanities

The CCHS is foregrounding humanities research through the Faculty Fellows program, as well as fostering interdisciplinary conversations on campus and actively engaging faculty with the community. The 2016-17 fellows are working on research as diverse as the nature of emotion, the ethics of interpretation, and issues in bioethics, civil rights history, and the politics of mixed-race identity.

Mapping the Humanities - Read More…

Meet Chemistry Ph.D. student Kelsey Kaht

Meet Chemistry Ph.D. student Kelsey Kaht

Kaht is working in a group studying how a remote sensor that can detect electrochemically-active species in water, such as metals (i.e., arsenic and lead) and pharmaceuticals (i.e., estrogens and antibiotics).

Meet Chemistry Ph.D. student Kelsey Kaht - Read More…

Meet Anthropology student Melissa Herndon MA '17

Meet Anthropology student Melissa Herndon MA '17

Melissa is a current graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on the understanding of how climate, environment, subsistence, and settlement patterns influence variations in stone tool technology.

Meet Anthropology student Melissa Herndon MA '17 - Read More…

Vision relies on attention to the environment

Vision relies on attention to the environment

Prof. Zijiang He (Psychological & Brain Sciences) and his team found that perceived target location was more accurate only when both the textured surface was on the ground and the observers directed attention to the lower visual field. An ambient attention mechanism in the environment selects the ground surface (our terrestrial niche) to use as bases and scaffolds to form the vast visual world.

Vision relies on attention to the environment - Read More…

I think, therefore I EMPOWER

I think, therefore I EMPOWER

Last spring Karen Udoh attended the Clinton Global Initiatives University for my project Omit the Silence: Stand Up for Equality. She is a current Biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences with hopes of entering medical school. Find out more about Udoh.

I think, therefore I EMPOWER - Read More…

A year in photos

A year in photos

A review of the year in photos for the College of Arts and Sciences by photographer Tom Fougerousse.

A year in photos - Read More…

Professors share expertise through A&S luncheon series

Professors share expertise through A&S luncheon series

A luncheon lecture series this winter and spring will feature University of Louisville researchers who map the world, analyze Middle Eastern politics, scrutinize drama and film and examine the philosophy of art and literature.

Professors share expertise through A&S luncheon series - Read More…

Designed to serve

Designed to serve

Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) students use their culminating project as service learning experience. Students work in teams for a local nonprofit organization providing strong visual graphics.

Designed to serve - Read More…

I think, therefore I REVEAL

I think, therefore I REVEAL

Rae Hodge, '13 and Liberal Studies journalist talks about her experience in the Liberal Studies program at UofL. She discusses her background in communication and language arts and the faculty that have helped her with her career.

I think, therefore I REVEAL - Read More…

Prof. Hammond (Chemistry) receives $1.8 million grant

Prof. Hammond (Chemistry) receives $1.8 million grant

Prof. Gerald B. Hammond (Chemistry) received a $1.8 million dollar grant funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Prof. Hammond (Chemistry) receives $1.8 million grant - Read More…

Meet STEM Chateaubriand Fellow William Beckerson

Meet STEM Chateaubriand Fellow William Beckerson

Beckerson is a Biology Ph.D. student studying cellular, molecular and developmental biology. His research focuses on protein interactions between pathogen/host co-evolution in emergent disease and host shifts. Read more about what he is doing in the College of Arts and Sciences as a graduate student.

Meet STEM Chateaubriand Fellow William Beckerson - Read More…

Meet Mind-Body Researcher Jenn Altman

Meet Mind-Body Researcher Jenn Altman

Altman is a Psychological and Brain Sciences, Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program. Her research focuses on the clinical application of mindfulness as it relates to the body. Read more about what she is doing in the College of Arts and Sciences as a graduate student.

Meet Mind-Body Researcher Jenn Altman - Read More…

I think, therefore I DISCOVER

I think, therefore I DISCOVER

Prof. Beyin is currently researching the origins of early humans and early human behaviors. In this Q&A we find out about what lead him into Archeology as a field of study.

I think, therefore I DISCOVER - Read More…

Protecting nature in the city

Protecting nature in the city

Prof. Carreiro, department of Biology, talks about local conservation efforts in Jefferson county. She will be talking at the next 'Beer with a Scientist' on Wednesday, Nov. 16 about how residents of the city can protect native species.

Protecting nature in the city - Read More…

A&S advisors introduce social media strategy to engage students

A&S advisors introduce social media strategy to engage students

A&S professional advisors Bret Hirsch and Eddie Bobbitt recently presented "Hashtags to High Fives" at NACADA's national conference. This program shows 30 ways to promote student engagement.

A&S advisors introduce social media strategy to engage students - Read More…