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 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,, , , , 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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Welcomed in 2018 on the condition he would keep up his grades, Kridos graduates this month with his bachelor’s in political science. He credits his parents and UofL’s dedication to every student’s success for giving him the second chance he needed to make his dreams come true.
Catherine Fosl, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and founding director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) in the University of Louisville College of Arts & Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Trustees Award.
Before he had the chance to finish his degree at UofL, Louisville native William Dorsey Jones Jr. moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 2006 to pursue a career in entertainment. While he was out there, he found another passion – service.
Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences funds undergraduate research awards in two categories – Undergraduate Mentored Research and Creative Activities and Medical Education Research. Posters and abstracts from the 2020 undergraduate research showcase can be viewed on the University Libraries' ThinkIR website.
The Department of Philosophy, together with the Department of Theatre Arts, secured a $10K grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to develop a project titled LOVE AMONG THE RUINS.
It is part of what persuaded her to pursue a master’s of fine arts in performance at the University of Louisville, and now Sidney Edwards has come full circle to take on the role as director of the African American Theatre Program (AATP).
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites you to a virtual series that celebrates the work that Louisville’s local leaders are doing on behalf of our collective freedom.
The University of Louisville will develop a curriculum to increase cybersecurity talent specifically focused on health care thanks to a $6 million in funding from the National Security Agency. The pilot phase of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate initially will provide the training for 200 first responders and military veterans in accordance with the request for proposal.
Topics discussed: 1) the wider-context of the past year that impinges on the College; 2) our current status and achievements; 3) our purpose; and 4) looking ahead to the coming year.
Each year, as part of the Homecoming celebration, the University of Louisville and Louisville Alumni honor a group of distinguished graduates who are exemplary ambassadors for the university.
A team of University of Louisville undergraduate students has invented a new tool for monitoring E.coli bacteria in water sources that could be more efficient and cost effective.
The University of Louisville provides Black students pursing a criminal justice degree one of the “most enriching educations leading to well-paying jobs.” This is according to the “2020 College Guide and Rankings” report issued recently from the nonprofit, Washington Monthly.
UofL's College of Arts & Sciences is committed to justice and equity, and thus stands in solidarity with those demanding justice in the wrongful death of Breonna Taylor.
Through a moderated discussion, four student scholars and activists discussed their experiences, their educations, what's getting them up in the morning, what keeping them up at night, and what they expect to change as a result of their work.
In May, the Courier Journal received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its investigative reporting of more than 600 pardons and commutations that former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued during his final weeks in office. Bailey worked on two of the stories that led to the Pulitzer, often cited as the highest achievement in journalism.
Next year, graphic design student Ava Becker is going to see her work all over her hometown of Columbus, Indiana. Becker, a junior, designed the winning logo for the 2021 Columbus Bicentennial celebration.
Every year, the University honors faculty who bring distinction to the university through their accomplishments. In 2020, Prof. Angela Orend (Sociology) won the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching