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.

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Hannah O’Daniel (M.A. Public History) received the first Kentucky Public History Intern Award

Hannah O’Daniel (M.A. Public History) received the first Kentucky Public History Intern Award

Hannah O’Daniel had internships at the Filson Historical Society, where she processed archival material to make it available to researchers, and at the Kentucky Historical Society.

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UofL's New Sustainability Degree

UofL's New Sustainability Degree

This year, UofL became the first university in Kentucky to offer a sustainability degree program and it's not just about "going green".

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Theatre Arts presents ‘Our Country’s Good’ Nov 10-19

Theatre Arts presents ‘Our Country’s Good’ Nov 10-19

Based on real events, this award-winning drama by Timberlake Wertenbaker is an evocative look at a moment in history — the founding of a nation —and an inspiring tale about the transformative power of theatre.

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Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend draws UofL artist

Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend draws UofL artist

Artists from all over Louisville will open their doors Nov. 4 and 5 for Open Studio Weekend 2017. The event, co-hosted by UofL’s Hite Art Institute, gives anyone who appreciates art the opportunity to step inside studios all over Louisville where they can meet artists and experience how and where local art is made.

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Recap of ACCelerate festival with Ph.D. student Max Adams (Biology)

Recap of ACCelerate festival with Ph.D. student Max Adams (Biology)

Max Adams, Ph.D. student in Biology, and two other graduate students participated in an ACC conference, ACCelerate, showcasing student research in Washington, D.C.

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Exemplary Advising Award recipient Eddie Bobbitt aims to help students ‘find their why’

Exemplary Advising Award recipient Eddie Bobbitt aims to help students ‘find their why’

Eddie Bobbitt is an Academic Advisor Senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has served our student for the past nine years in that role. The College of Arts and Sciences Advising department also recently won a ‘Best of Region’ award for academic advising at the Region 3 NACADA Conference.

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Christine Ehrick's (History) efforts to save old radio shows

Christine Ehrick's (History) efforts to save old radio shows

UofL Archives and Christine Ehrick, Dept. of History work to digitize old radio broadcasts from WAVE Radio.

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2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II

2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II

The UofL Alumni Association established the Alumni Fellows program in 1983. These awards recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.

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ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

Faculty and students will be attending ACCelerate an ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C to present on research.

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Fulbright Scholar Ariel Weaver

Fulbright Scholar Ariel Weaver

Ariel Weaver has earned a Fulbright Study/Research Award to Namibia. Her work focused on using remote sensing and geographic technology to look at patterns on the landscape and use that information to inform policymakers and stakeholders in the community to manage land more effectively.

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Correctional officers & PTSD

Correctional officers & PTSD

Corrections officers have higher suicide rates and suffer from PTSD. Prof. Swartz's (Criminal Justice) discusses her research.

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Justin Mog sustainability initiatives

Justin Mog sustainability initiatives

UofL is ranked the top school in Kentucky when it comes to sustainability initiatives.

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Louisville and the Arts

Louisville and the Arts

Dean Leonard discusses the importance of the Louisville arts scene and culture in a recent Courier Journal editorial.

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Theresa Keeley (History) discusses athletes and protests

Theresa Keeley (History) discusses athletes and protests

History professor Theresa Keeley discusses historical protests by professional athletes.

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Sports, Risks, and the Human Ideal: A Public Forum

Sports, Risks, and the Human Ideal: A Public Forum

Prof. Kolers (Philosophy) discusses sports risks to athletes with UofL Today and the upcoming "Sports, Risk, and the Human Ideal: A Public Forum" at the Muhammad Ali Center Thursday, October 12 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

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My experience at the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

My experience at the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

Erica Wheeler, ’18 Political Science and Pan-African Studies Major, was nationally-selected as a participant in the American Political Science Association 31st Annual Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI)—a month-long graduate pipeline program targeted at underrepresented groups—hosted at Duke University.

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