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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Anthropology Prof. Amanuel Beyin - Red Sea stone tool find hints at hominins’ possible route out of Africa
Amanuel Beyin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, had his research featured in "The Conversation", an academic journal.
The Department of Chemistry pulled a hat trick at this year’s Presidential Celebration of Excellence on May 1, with three professors – Frederick Luzzio, Lenore Hoyt, and Xiang Zhang – bringing home Distinguished Faculty Awards.
To get a sense of just how unique a perspective we have to this massive global event, look no further than Remington Smith, an assistant professor of Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences. Smith recently received the Reel South Short award for his documentary, “The Derby.” The Indie Grits Festival and PBS Reel South give the Short award to the best short documentary filmed in or about the south.
When Jeremy Dodson officially graduates May 11, he’ll carry with him far more experience than what was gained from the classroom. The Communications major from Crestwood, Kentucky, spent part of February in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of a volunteer team from the Kentucky Boys State and the American Legion.
On November 6, 2018, months after building and executing his campaign and balancing that with his schoolwork, Luke Thomas became the youngest elected official in Perry County’s history, winning the District 3 seat on the county council.
UofL freshman and political science major Quintez Brown is already making quite an impact. So much so, even former President Barack Obama has taken notice.
The University of Louisville’s debate team recently placed 20th in the country at the National Debate Tournament. Students Deontrey Yeargin (sophomore, Pan-African Studies) and Jahne Benthall (freshman, Criminal Justice) advanced to the single elimination bracket—a rare accomplishment for a freshman/sophomore duo.
Students in Digital Storytelling (English 470), a class taught by Dr. Mary P. Sheridan, will help share and shape the story of Louisville's Festival of Faiths.
April 2019 is National Poetry Month and poet Kiki Petrosino will begin it in the nation’s capital, invited to explain current issues in her craft during the ACCelerate Festival.
A former Mathematical Association of America president will venture beyond length, width and depth to discuss “The Fourth Dimension and the People You Meet There” during an April 11 lecture at the University of Louisville.
Theatre Arts graduate students Kala Ross and Lashondra Hood won first place in the regional finals in South Carolina for the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
A University of Louisville alumna who found what she calls her “legitimate love” for fashion design in the theatre arts program’s costume shop will compete on the new season of Bravo’s “Project Runway” beginning March 14.
Last month, the YMCA of Greater Louisville recognized Wallace for her work teaching, along with Marian Vasser, UofL’s director of diversity education and inclusive excellence. The two women were honored as Black Achievers by the organization, along with 25 others in the community.
A March 7 economic development forum focused on west Louisville will examine the role of the arts and revitalization efforts to boost economic development.
Khaldoun Almousily, a Professor in Classical & Modern Languages, wants his students to be global students so they can study, live and work abroad. He says engagement is the key to a successful semester.
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.
University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi will talk about “The Liberal Arts in a Global Economy” in a free, public lecture March 5.
Keionna Bailey, a senior communications major from Lexington, wanted to serve her fellow students and found her niche as a speech mentor. She spends a lot of time in UofL's Speech Center helping people through the entire speech-making process, from creating the outline to delivery.