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's Sherri Wallace (Political Science) and Marian Vasser recognized as YMCA Black Achievers
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.
March 7 forum will focus on arts, economy, revitalization in west Louisville
A March 7 economic development forum focused on west Louisville will examine the role of the arts and revitalization efforts to boost economic development.
Prof. Almousily – "It's not a faculty centered class. It's a student centered class."
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.
UofL Theatre Arts presents ‘A Piece of My Heart’
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.
President Neeli Bendapudi to discuss liberal arts in global economy on March 5
University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi will talk about “The Liberal Arts in a Global Economy” in a free, public lecture March 5.
A&S Comm major: ‘I felt included on this campus immediately’
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.
A&S Researchers part of a task force to study homelessness
searchers include Catherine (Cate) Fosl, MSW, PhD, co-director of CCTSJR, director, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, and professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Lora Haynes, PhD, associate professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences; Kelly Kinahan, PhD, AICP, assistant professor, Department of Urban and Public Affairs; and Jamie Beard, administrative assistant, Anne Braden Institute.
Mr. and Ms. Cardinal 2019 are A&S majors
Mr. Chris Tipton (double major in Biology and Psychology) and Ms. Masden Griffiths (Political Science) earned the honors for their work, involvement, and investment in the University of Louisville.
Cardinal Experience: Meet Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology major McClain Owens
McClain is a senior Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology major from Lexington. She found her passion for social justice while at UofL. "UofL is a place you can find yourself."
Theatre Arts presents ‘Almost, Maine,’ an almost romantic comedy
Theatre Arts opens “Almost, Maine” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Thrust Theatre, a show Lauren Dobbs promises is “magic, a little bit surprising and a little bit different.”
Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions
More than 300 literary scholars, critics and writers from around the world are expected at the University of Louisville for the Feb. 21-23 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.
2019 French Film Festival offers classics, animation, modern genres
From animation to restored classics to contemporary dramas, the University of Louisville’s French Film Festival offers free, public screenings of eight films Jan. 31-March 2, 2019 at UofL and Speed Art Museum.
Remembering Dr. Richard M. Davitt, Mathematics
Dr. Richard M. Davitt Professor Emeritus of the Department of Mathematics passed away January 17, 2019.
Writers up: Prep races begin for April 22 Poetry Derby
Horses and hands, verses and feet. The University of Louisville is issuing a call to the poets to enter the starting gate for the inaugural “Hands and Feet: A Poetry Derby,” set for April 22, 2019 at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Social Justice Movements, Past and Present - presented by Louisville Free Public Library
Several University of Louisville professors are taking their expertise to the public early this semester as invited participants in Louisville Free Public Library’s MyLibraryU.
Biology researchers look for a way to grow on polluted land
University of Louisville Biology Professor Paul Himes and some of his students are looking for bacteria that might be used to help grow plants on brownfield (polluted) sites.
A&S professors share history’s impact on present
University of Louisville professors lecturing in a public, monthly series this semester will examine how history affects the present in their wide-ranging fields of theater, art, political science and humanities.