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:

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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Remembering Dr. Richard M. Davitt, Mathematics

Remembering Dr. Richard M. Davitt, Mathematics

Dr. Richard M. Davitt Professor Emeritus of the Department of Mathematics passed away January 17, 2019.

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Writers up: Prep races begin for April 22 Poetry Derby

Writers up: Prep races begin for April 22 Poetry Derby

Horses and hands, verses and feet. The University of Louisville is issuing a call to the poets to enter the starting gate for the inaugural “Hands and Feet: A Poetry Derby,” set for April 22, 2019 at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

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Social Justice Movements, Past and Present - presented by Louisville Free Public Library

Social Justice Movements, Past and Present - presented by Louisville Free Public Library

Several University of Louisville professors are taking their expertise to the public early this semester as invited participants in Louisville Free Public Library’s MyLibraryU.

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Biology researchers look for a way to grow on polluted land

Biology researchers look for a way to grow on polluted land

University of Louisville Biology Professor Paul Himes and some of his students are looking for bacteria that might be used to help grow plants on brownfield (polluted) sites.

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A&S professors share history’s impact on present

A&S professors share history’s impact on present

University of Louisville professors lecturing in a public, monthly series this semester will examine how history affects the present in their wide-ranging fields of theater, art, political science and humanities.

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McConnell Scholar: ‘UofL one of the best things to happen to me’

McConnell Scholar: ‘UofL one of the best things to happen to me’

“The University of Louisville has been one of the best things to happen to me. I’ve been able to really, truly dig down deep into who I am through my studies in Political Science and Theatre Arts,” Kim said. “At the end of the day, what I’m learning here is just how to be a better person.”

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Pres. Bendapudi - exposing our children to arts education helps them and our community

Pres. Bendapudi - exposing our children to arts education helps them and our community

UofL President Bendapudi to the Courier Journal - "I call on our community and school district to celebrate the power of arts in education and support educational arts opportunities, which foster creativity, confidence and communication in our students and impact all areas of life."

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