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 dozens of 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 announces College of Arts & Sciences dean
The University of Louisville announced today it has chosen an administrator dedicated to student success through a solid grounding in a liberal arts education as the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (A&S).
UofL helping to develop future leaders in food, climate and sustainable agriculture
The University of Louisville Honors Program is part of a new nationwide collaborative aimed at training future leaders in the fields of food, climate and sustainable agriculture.
‘Telling Their Stories’ shares women veterans’ experiences
One of the first female officers to serve aboard two U.S. Coast Guard cutters with all male crews will highlight the experiences of women veterans in a program sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Louisville’s Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society.
SPOTLIGHT– A&S Faculty in Community Engaged Scholarship and Activities
In 2022, The College of Arts and Sciences had several stellar faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students involved in a range of uniquely defined community engaged scholarship (CES) projects and activities, awarded grants from the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) to support their initiatives.
Introducing Dr. Felicia Jamison, Assistant Professor of History & Comparative Humanities
Professor Jamison works on 19th and 20th-century African American History, Public History, and the Public Humanities. Interview conducted by Dr. Glenn Crothers, Associate Professor of History
Unskilled people often overrate themselves, say psychology prize winners
LOUISVILLE, Ky —Are you as good at doing things as you think you are? Maybe not, according to David Dunning and Justin Kruger, two social psychologists who today were named cowinners of the 2023 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Psychology for identifying a cognitive bias that causes people to overrate their own competence.
Dr. Hilaria Cruz’s Featured for Work on Chatino Orthography in Duolingo
Maria Cruz, assistant professor of comparative humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences featured for her work in Duolingo
Digital technology is aiding political repression, warns world order prize winner
Digital technology is playing a growing role in advancing political repression across the globe, a trend that poses a threat to the world’s democracies, says a scholar who on Dec. 6 was named winner of the 2023 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
First AAPI Fall Expo Celebrates Asian Heritage
The AAPI Faculty and Staff Association and the Asian Pacific Student Union collaborated to bring the first ever UofL event featuring local AAPI-owned businesses. The event featured vendors and performances from Louisville’s AAPI community and helped to raise funds for AAPI FSA and APSU programming.
The Kela network
Entrepreneur sparks change for himself, others through connectivity
UofL students gain experience, drive change in Louisville’s affordable housing arena
University of Louisville social scientist Lauren Heberle, Metropolitan Housing Coalition, and UofL students prepare to advocate for housing changes in Louisville.
UofL students spread their wings during a summer of science
The Summer Research Opportunity Program is one of several directed through UofL’s Center for Engaged Learning.
UofL researcher wins prestigious award for energy innovation
A University of Louisville researcher has won a prestigious award for his work to better understand chemical reactions — work that could help produce more efficient, cleaner and safer energy.
UofL alumnus nets Pulitzer Prize for work on opinion series
“Congratulations.” At first it was that simple text without context from someone that puzzled Michael Lindenberger that surprising day, but the unexpected message soon was reinforced by an excited call from his boss. He was working from home, as were several other co-workers, when the journalists learned they were Pulitzer Prize winners.
Nine UofL scholars win Fulbright awards for 2022-2023
The University of Louisville announced June 30 that nine scholars have been awarded 2022-2023 Fulbright Awards. They will travel to Jordan, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Thailand, Czech Republic and Slovenia.
Two retiring faculty members reflect on how they changed UofL’s graphic design program
If you put Steve Skaggs and Leslie Friesen in the same room, chances are they’ll tag team entire conversations with enthusiasm, finishing each other’s sentences and frequently lobbing compliments back and forth.
Grant allows UofL eating disorders prevention program to expand
A University of Louisville-based program for high schoolers aimed at preventing eating disorders (EDs) and promoting a healthy body culture is planning to expand to serve more diverse student populations after receiving funding from the Jewish Heritage Fund (JHF).
UofL-led study finds correlations between mindset and adherence to COVID-19 prevention measures
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that some people adopted recommended safety protocols to help them avoid infection more readily than others. To better understand the psychological factors underlying this commitment to individual prevention measures, a team of psychology researchers led by Michael Cunningham at the University of Louisville surveyed several groups of people about their attitudes and responses.
Building the force: ROTC grad, Guardsman achieves goals
Matt Payne can take pride in several accomplishments celebrated this spring. The summa cum laude graduate became a second lieutenant with the Army ROTC commissioning ceremony in May that preceded commencement.
UofL, Kentucky School for Blind team up for archaeological dig project
Students and researchers from the University of Louisville are helping with an archaeological dig at a site of the former segregated school on the Louisville campus of the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB).