Message from the Dean

Dean Leonard in front of Thinker statueWelcome to the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville. We believe that an excellent education in the liberal arts and sciences is the best preparation for life and work in a world of increasing diversity and rapid change because it prepares our graduates to be informed critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and confident communicators. Our students learn by doing: they conduct research and express their creativity; include ethical considerations in their thinking; and experience the world from the perspectives of cultures other than their own.

The University of Louisville is a Carnegie Research I University, and the College of Arts & Sciences is its research hub. The research and scholarly activity of our faculty impact the health and well-being of local, national and global communities. Faculty and students collaborate across departments to explore the past, improve the present, and plan for the future. We value our role in Louisville and enjoy helping our community. Through cutting-edge methodologies, innovative creations, engaged teaching using 21st Century tools, and rigorous scholarship, we are advancing knowledge, while also preparing the next generation of leaders, thinkers, dreamers, and doers.

The College of Arts & Sciences enrolls nearly half of the student body and our faculty teach the majority of the general education courses. Offering 89 degree programs across the arts, humanities, social and behavioral, natural and physical sciences, and math, we are at the heart of the University’s educational mission. We welcome you to enroll in one class or a degree program; we are confident that you will have a rewarding experience!

Kimberly Leonard

Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences