The Richmond Approach

A life-changing education should connect your interests and passions to the needs of the worlds around you. You may have heard this called a “liberal arts education” — but at Richmond, it’s so much more than that.

It teaches you to think critically and draw connections between disciplines that others may not see. By linking areas of study, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of your areas of focus and discover new opportunities along the way.

How can your interest in sustainability combine with economics? Where does cognitive science fit in with the study of leadership? A liberal arts education helps you connect the dots in your own way and draw the line to your next move.

Sure, small class sizes, an emphasis on research, hands-on learning, and close collaboration with faculty mentors are pieces of it. But what does it really look like?