College of Arts & Sciences

At our core, we believe a good liberal arts education must provide students with an extensive base of intellectual content and skills that enables them to explore ideas, evaluate evidence critically, draw reasoned conclusions, and communicate one’s thoughts in a clear, coherent manner. Such abilities are particularly important in a world in which knowledge and professions are changing rapidly, and the United States is increasingly part of a global social and economic network. A good liberal arts education thus demands not only rigor and depth, but also sufficient breadth to expose students to a wide range of subjects and methods of studying them.


Choosing Your Major from Afar

Still searching for the major you love? Don’t worry that you aren’t on Grounds – you can do a lot remotely!

Internship Placement Program

IPP can help connect you to internship opportunties!

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Association Deans in the College of Arts & Sciences
What is an Association Dean?

To facilitate academic advising, every student in the College of Arts and Sciences is placed …

Gen Eds in the College of A&S, 2017 & later

Forums, traditional, or new curriculum? If you started at UVA in fall 2017 or later, you had a choice for …

Gen Eds in the College of A&S, pre-2017

Did you start at UVA before the fall of 2017? Here’s information about your general education requirements in the College …

Dean of the Day in the College of Arts and Sciences

If you’re a student in the College of Arts and Sciences and you have questions about majors, College policies, or …

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Minor: Women, Gender & Sexuality
Requirements for Declaring a WGS Minor

As of August 22, 2017 any student wishing to declare a WGS Minor must have …

Minor: Spanish

Admission to the Spanish Minor is by application only.  Applications are accepted in the fall and spring semesters. The deadlines …

Minor: South Asian Studies

To meet the prerequisites of the Studies Minor, the student must have completed at least one of the following options: