The Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the liberal arts mission at the University of Lynchburg, as well as the foundation of undergraduate study. It inspires creativity, curiosity, and innovation in our students, while providing a broad understanding of cultures, context, and the social construction of knowledge. Our students are enriched by a curriculum that is grounded in critical thinking, scientific inquiry, data analysis, and aesthetic enlightenment.
The College of Arts and Sciences prepares students for their professional lives while also providing them with a conceptual framework for a life well lived, one that allows for self-realization and a commitment to social responsibility.
As the bedrock of the General Education Program, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a curriculum that is aimed at developing the students’ knowledge of the socio-historical and linguistic bases of culture, as well as offering an invitation to cultivate the aesthetic and ethical values that contribute to the richness of one’s life.
Moreover, the curriculum offers specialized knowledge and training in the upper divisions that prepare students for graduate work and or professional life.
The Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, the School of Humanities, the School of Sciences, and the School of Social Sciences.
Charles Walton, PhD, Dean
Message from the Dean
Carol Martin, M.A.
Senior Administrative Assistant and College Project Manager
Act on stage, sing your song, create a work of art, play an instrument in one of our ensembles.
Study the world’s great thinkers, religions, cultures, and languages; explore what it means to be human.
Love data, performing experiments, or writing code? You’ll get a great foundation for graduate study or entry into the workforce.
Gain a better understanding of yourself and society, and get equipped to solve complex programs in the workplace and world.
Message from the Dean
Coming in 2019: the DELL Curriculum
Over the 2017-18 academic year, the faculty approved a new general education program that will simplify students’ academic requirements while preparing them for lives and careers in a rapidly changing world. The new program was dubbed “the DELL Curriculum,” referring to the Dell at the center of campus as well as to the acronym Diverse, Engaged, Lifelong Learners.
It will require 42 credit hours of coursework, compared to the current requirement of 51 to 57 credit hours. This change will provide more flexibility to students who want to pursue a wide variety of electives or whose majors require a large number of credit hours due to professional accreditation requirements.
The Dell plan also will include first-year and senior seminar courses that cover broad themes and allow students to integrate knowledge while addressing themes, such as local and global diversity or technology and society.