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:

How Churchill Downs wins a sure bet on property taxes

How Churchill Downs wins a sure bet on property taxes

Records and experts consulted by WDRB News raise questions about whether Churchill, a public traded corporation headquartered in Louisville, is getting a sweetheart deal on the tax value of its racetrack. One of the experts is Janet Kelly, a professor of urban and public affairs and director of the Urban Studies Institute at the University of Louisville.

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"The Year of Savannah" - UofL's Debate Team coordinator reflects on their successful year and the team member they lost

"The Year of Savannah" - UofL's Debate Team coordinator reflects on their successful year and the team member they lost

Tiffany Dillard-Knox, Coordinator of UofL's Malcolm X Debate Team, was named Scholar of the Year by the Cross Examination Debate Association Southeast Region. The team had a very successful year, dubbing it "The Year of Savannah." The team dedicated their hard work and winning season to the late debate team member Savannah Walker, who was tragically killed in March 2017 when struck by a stray bullet at a concert.

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Theatre Arts finishes season with famed playwright’s ‘The Long Christmas Ride Home’

Theatre Arts finishes season with famed playwright’s ‘The Long Christmas Ride Home’

University of Louisville Theatre Arts wraps up its season of plays written by women with “The Long Christmas Ride Home” April 13-22, 2018.

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UofL presents exhibition by artist Douglas Miller

UofL presents exhibition by artist Douglas Miller

The Hite Art Institute presents an exhibition by Louisville artist Douglas Miller at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts April 27 – Aug. 4.

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Humanities Ph.D. student Bamba Ndiaye, wins prize for research

Humanities Ph.D. student Bamba Ndiaye, wins prize for research

Bamba Ndiaye, a doctoral candidate in the Humanities Ph.D. Program, won the 2018 Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence in Graduate Research.

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Science for a Day

Science for a Day

Students from Marian Moore Middle School spent a day on UofL’s campus learning about climate change and other environmental science as part of a worldwide collaboration with UofL and students in other countries.

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2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

Winners of the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards include an expert on African genocide, the founder of black liberation theology and a psychologist who explains the many types of intelligence. Learn more about these experts and see a schedule for the 2018 Grawemeyer Award presentation and dinner.

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A Philosopher at Large:  A Personal Journey

A Philosopher at Large: A Personal Journey

Dr. Sayed Hassan Akhlaq on academia and human rights in Afghanistan - March 6 at 4pm in the College of Business PNC Horn Auditorium, Room 106.

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Belknap Academic Classroom Building on pace for fall opening

Belknap Academic Classroom Building on pace for fall opening

The building sits along South Brook Street, between the Shumaker Research Building and Lutz Hall in the heart of campus. Though it is built using materials that are consistent with the rest of the buildings on campus, the BACB will be unlike anything that’s ever existed at UofL before.

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Physics & Astronomy student wins award for summer research

Physics & Astronomy student wins award for summer research

Undergrad Brianna Mills (Physics & Astronomy) was one of five winners of the Chambliss Student Poster award at the 2018 American Astronomical Society meeting. There were over 100 undergraduate entrants in the competition. Ms. Mills is the first from UofL to win the Chambliss.

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Theatre Arts welcomes new chair Kevin Gawley

Theatre Arts welcomes new chair Kevin Gawley

The Spring 2018 semester marks a grand changing of guards in Theatre Arts, as Kevin Gawley, assistant professor and resident scenic, lighting and projection designer, settles into his new role as chair of the department.

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UofL African American Theatre Program Celebrates MLK Day and Black History Month

UofL African American Theatre Program Celebrates MLK Day and Black History Month

The African American Theatre Program at the University of Louisville will stage several opportunities to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month in 2018.

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2017 December Commencement Photos

2017 December Commencement Photos

Photos of the 2017 December baccalaureate and master degree commencement and doctoral hooding ceremony.

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Google Fiber taps UofL alums for design work

Google Fiber taps UofL alums for design work

City leaders were thrilled to welcome Google Fiber to town this year. The company is developing a fiberoptics network to deliver ultrafast internet capability across the city, starting with three underserved neighborhoods. Two alums of Hite Art Institute’s graphic design program got to be part of the action.

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Women's Basketball junior forward Sam Fuehring (Communication) on her favorite faculty member Ralph Merkel

Women's Basketball junior forward Sam Fuehring (Communication) on her favorite faculty member Ralph Merkel

UofL Women's Basketball is celebrating UofL’s faculty and staff at its Dec. 5 game versus UT Martin. Before they take the court, we asked Sam Fuehring (Communication student) on her favorite faculty member, Ralph Merkel and interviewed Prof. Merkel about his experiences at UofL.

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Anthropology M.A. student Mallory Cox wins fellowship at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Anthropology M.A. student Mallory Cox wins fellowship at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Mallory Cox has been selected to receive a short-term fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama for this coming summer.

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