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.

Resources

Dean of the Day in the College of Arts and Sciences (Zoom)
NOTE: THE DEAN OF THE DAY IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES. When you enter …
Advising Information in the College of Arts & Sciences

Learn about academic advisors and Association Deans.

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 …

Information for New Students in the College of Arts & Sciences

What you need to know.

Choosing Courses in the College of Arts & Sciences

A guide to best practices when building a course schedule.

General Education in the College of Arts and Sciences

Serving as the cornerstone of the liberal arts experience at UVA, the College of Arts & Sciences’ College Curriculum prepares our students to lead …

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Major: Sociology

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociological inquiry …

Major: Media Studies

The creative analysis, production, and research into traditional and emerging forms of media.

Major: Mathematics

The study of such objects as numbers, operations, space configurations, mappings and abstract structures; and skills to manipulate them.