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Beyond Your Typical Gen Eds

Academic inquiry begins with a series of First-Year Seminars that use topics like films of the ’30s, changing consumer culture, and rewriting the Bible to teach reading, writing, and research. And you might find a professor from any of our five schools at the front of the room.

First-Year Seminars

A Different Way of Teaching Science

Biology, physics, chemistry, math, and computer science are all ways of interpreting the world around us. But bring them together and you get a whole new perspective on science and society. Students in our Integrated Quantitative Science program leave prepared for medical school or multi-discipline fields like epidemiology and systems biology.

IQ Science

Business Enthusiasts

At the Robins School, business isn’t just a subject. It’s what we live and breathe. Our students have their fingers on the pulse of our constantly changing world, but their foundations in the broad perspectives of the liberal arts. Business enthusiasts take the shape of undergraduates who want a business immersion with a liberal arts core, MBA candidates looking to advance their careers, and local business leaders trying to stay ahead of the curve.

Robins School of Business

The Richmond Guarantee

A $4,000 fellowship for a summer internship or faculty-mentored research — for every undergraduate student. Maybe you develop leadership programs in London, research malaria transmission in the Amazon, or train with professional dancers. With more than 600 fellowships available every year, we’ve seen limitless possibilities — you just have to find yours.

The Richmond Guarantee

Enriching Lives & Careers

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies enriches lives and careers through degree programs, personal enrichment classes, and professional development programs. Finish a bachelor’s degree. Pursue a master’s degree or teacher licensure. Learn to cook. Explore the arts. Study abroad. Become a better communicator. Engage in lifelong learning. And do it all at the nation’s only top-fifty liberal arts university with a dedicated continuing education division.

School of Professional & Continuing Studies

A Global Worldview

There’s studying the history of ancient civilizations. And then there’s brushing the dust off a 2,000-year-old fresco that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We aim to create truly global citizens and that means study abroad, international students and visiting faculty, and courses that integrate language and culture take a front seat.

International

Engaged Citizens

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement integrates classroom learning with the complexities of the real world. Connect theory and practice in a semester-long community-based learning course. Sign up for four years of ever-deepening work with a community organization. Attend city council meetings, discussions on social issues, or community dinners with faculty and non-profit leaders. Whatever you choose, meaningful civic engagement can transform you and your world.Center for Civic Engagement

First School of Leadership Studies

A Jepson School of Leadership Studies education investigates leadership not only as a position but also as a process and a relationship among people. Students look at leadership as it was, as it is, and as it should be. Courses challenge students to think critically, communicate effectively, and anticipate change. Change is certain — leadership ensures it is intentional.

Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Sophomore Scholars in Residence

In the Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) program, students with shared interests immerse themselves in an academic topic during a year in which they live, study, and travel together. SSIR courses are taught by dedicated and talented faculty members that serve as mentors to students within the SSIR community, guiding them in their research and academic pursuits.

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Passionate Legal Advocates

Students are at the heart of a distinctly collegial community at Richmond Law. We educate lawyers who think critically, advocate zealously, and serve compassionately. Students find numerous opportunities to put theory into practice, with some of the best teacher-scholars in the nation. That commitment to academic excellence was recognized in 2012 when Richmond Law was admitted to the prestigious Order of the Coif.Richmond School of Law

Make it Your Own

At some universities, experiences like undergraduate research, living-learning communities, close faculty relationships, and fellowship funding are limited to a handful of students — there simply aren’t enough to go around. That’s not what you’ll find at Richmond. Our smaller size, coupled with opportunities that run deep and wide, means you’ll spend your time dreaming up ideas and making them happen — not worrying about the competition.

Richmond integrates a liberal arts core with a top-ranked school of business and the nation's first school of leadership studies, as well as schools of law and professional and continuing studies — a combination you won’t find anywhere else. But it goes deeper than that. When an undergraduate can take a first-year seminar with a law professor, or seamlessly pair an economics major with a minor in art history, that’s when you will know you are at Richmond.

Five Schools, One University

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • Robins School of Business
  • School of Law
  • Jepson School of Leadership Studies
  • School of Professional & Continuing Studies
2015 Student SymposiumHundreds of students, from biology and computer science to theater and dance, spout off data findings or see their art hanging in a gallery during the annual School of Arts & Sciences Student Symposium.
2015 Student SymposiumHundreds of students, from biology and computer science to theater and dance, spout off data findings or see their art hanging in a gallery during the annual School of Arts & Sciences Student Symposium.
Avery Shannon, '16As a biology major, Avery Shannon, ’16, has taken several classes on animal physiology and genetics. But nothing compares to looking a tiger in the eye.
Avery Shannon, '16As a biology major, Avery Shannon, ’16, has taken several classes on animal physiology and genetics. But nothing compares to looking a tiger in the eye.
Student-Faculty Ratio (undergraduate)
faculty, drawn from all five schools, have taught First-Year Seminars
Undergraduate Classes Taught by Teaching Assistants
Undergraduate

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Program

Major Minor Concentration
Accounting
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American Studies
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Anthropology
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Arabic
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Archaeology  
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Art History
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Art, Studio
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Arts Management
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Biology
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Business Administration
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Accounting
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Business Economics
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Finance
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International Business
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Management
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Marketing
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Chemistry
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Chinese Studies
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Chinese and International Business
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Classical Civilization
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Cognitive Science
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Comparative Literature
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Computer Science
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Creative Writing
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Dance
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Economics (Arts & Sciences)
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Economics (Business)
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Education
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Education and Society
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English
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Combined major in Classics
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Combined major in French
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Combined major in German
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Combined major in Greek
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Combined major in Latin
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Combined major in Theatre
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Combined major in WGSS
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Environmental Studies
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Film Studies
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French
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French and International Business
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Geography
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German Studies
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German and International Business
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Greek
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Healthcare Studies
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History
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Integrated Science
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Interdisciplinary Studies
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International Studies
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Africa
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Asia
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Development and Change
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International Economics
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Latin America
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Middle East
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Modern Europe
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World Politics and Diplomacy
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Italian Studies
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Italian and International Business
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Japanese
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Jewish Studies
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Journalism
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Latin
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Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies
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LALIS and International Business
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Law and the Liberal Arts
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Leadership Studies
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Linguistics
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Luso-Brazilian Studies
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Self-Designed Concentrations
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Mathematical Economics
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Mathematics
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Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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Music
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Neuroscience
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Philosophy
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Physics
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Physics - Interdisciplinary
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Political Science
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Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL)
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Psychology
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Religious Studies
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Rhetoric and Communication Studies
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Russian Studies
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Sociology
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Spanish (see LALIS)
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Theatre
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Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Professional & Continuing Studies

Professional & Continuing Studies

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS) offers degree and certificate programs, enrichment opportunities, professional training and summer programs to part-time and non-traditional students of all ages.

Master's Degrees


Noncredit

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers a wide array of noncredit courses and programs for enrichment and professional development. We offer classroom-based programs, and in conjunction with our educational partners, a wide array of online noncredit programs.

MBA & Executive Education

MBA & Executive Education

The University of Richmond offers MBA, Executive Education, and Mini MBA programs through the Robins School of Business.

Master's of Business Administration (MBA)

The Richmond MBA, ranked among the top 30 programs for professionals nationally, aims to enhance the strategic thinking of experienced individuals through rigorous courses that feature applied learning opportunities. The success of The Richmond MBA program is a result of close collaboration among a high-quality student body, outstanding faculty, and local business and community leaders. The curriculum is designed to be flexible, so students may complete the program in either two or three years.

Executive Education

Executive Education is a customizable program offering a wide range of classes and workshops, consulting and coaching services, and development programs personalized and tailored to the needs and culture of your individual organization.

Mini MBA

Executive Education at the Robins School offers a practical foundation in current business practices through the Mini MBA, a non-credit certificate program in an intensive, 14-week format. This one-night-per-week, evening program is designed to fit the needs of working professionals.

Law School

Law

The University of Richmond School of Law combines a rigorous academic program with an extensive selection of clinical placements and experiential learning opportunities to create an extraordinary legal education. The Law School’s highly regarded faculty of teacher-scholars includes nationally and internationally recognized experts, and its low student-faculty ratio reinforces a culture of professional mentoring and mutual support.

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