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:
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.
Prof. Cate Fosl, Women’s & Gender Studies/director and Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes, Brandeis School of Law/director and Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research will examine diversity and equity issues, and take a coordinated approach to social justice research, creative activity and advocacy on campus and in the community.
Acting President Neville Pinto and Acting Provost Dale Billingsley recognized nine outstanding faculty members from the College of Arts & Sciences at the 2016 Celebration of Faculty Excellence Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Brown and Williamson Club.
In 2014, Prof. Du-Caines (Atmospheric Science) won a highly competitive, 3-year $394,000 grant from NASA to study the variability of tides in the atmosphere between earth and space.
Meet Architectural Historian Wes Cunningham ‘16 an Architectural Historian for Amec Foster Wheeler, an engineering and project management firm.
Meet printmaking Assistant Professor Rachel Singel of the Fine Arts Department. How community helped shape her art background.
Prof. Julia Dietrich from the Department of English is partnering with the Louisville Free Public Library for a short 5 week course on Shakespeare's "greatest hits." At the Main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, starting Tuesday Oct 18th 6:30pm.
UofL is one of only 16 schools in the nation to earn five stars out of five in the Campus Pride Index created by Campus Pride, a national nonprofit that rates universities according to their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
Prof. Laurie Rhodebeck (Political Science) passed away on September 13. Prof. Rhodebeck will be greatly missed by all of us in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Prof. Dewey Clayton (Political Science) is the recipient of the 2016 American Political Science Association (APSA) Distinguished Teaching Award.
The Digital Media Academy had a two-week summer camp to reach young girls and empower them to get involved in Digital Media or STEM fields. This year they they produced their own videos.
From Chemistry to Comparative Humanities, new professors bring an array of research and teaching interests. Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences for Fall 2016.
Geographers use population mapping to support relief efforts. The WorldPop project generates open source human population maps with a focus on developing countries. Professors Andrea Gaughan and Forrest Stevens (Geography & Geosciences) will receive a $440,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Biology senior, Katie Arstingstall, studies tropical ecology in Panama. She spent the summer researching thermal adhesion of canopy ants, or how well different species of canopy ants can stick to a vertical surface at a range of temperatures, on Barro Colorado Island.
Prof. Tim Dowling (Physics & Astronomy) on the Juno mission and its effect on his research. Juno, a NASA space probe that began orbiting the planet Jupiter on July 4, will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of planet.
Undergraduates studying abroad in Northern Ireland not only learn about the physical walls separating citizens, they learn about the emotional barriers that continue to affect the descendants of those involved in “The Troubles.”
Aaron Vance, a senior Political Science and Anthropology double major at the University of Louisville, has recently been appointed as the 2016-2017 Student Government Association president.
University of Louisville graduate and Paintsville native Morgan Blair spent nine months in Gaziantep, Turkey, as a 2015 Fulbright Scholar teaching English to the community. During her time there, she saw firsthand the impact of displaced Syrians and a country in peril.
The University of Louisville is hoping to get more sixth grade girls, many of them from low income families, to take an interest in technology and engineering. That’s the goal of the Digital Media Academy according to academy director and UofL professor Andrea Olinger.
In the College of Arts & Sciences, we know that an education in the liberal arts and sciences are key to an enriched life and an engaged citizenry. Read the perspectives of faculty, students, and alumni from across the College on the impact of the liberal arts and sciences on themselves and the world at-large.