Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Experience Your Future

We offer engaging, hands-on experiences that prepare students for rewarding careers and fulfilling lives.

Internships provide valuable glimpses of future career paths while you hone your resume, make professional connections, and put classroom learning into practice! In Pamplin, we're committed to maximizing these opportunities for our students.

The best way to gain a better understanding of other cultures and your own is to travel. It's also a great way to learn more about yourself. That's why we offer so many opportunities to study abroad and away while earning your degree.

Costa Rica

When it comes to personal growth and building relationships with faculty, few experiences rival undergraduate research. In Pamplin, we call it "RSCA," which stands for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. It refers to any educationally-beneficial project that students undertake alone or in small groups outside the classroom and under the mentorship of a faculty member. Create a body of artwork, conduct research on a literary or historical figure, or analyze statistics on crime -- whatever form it takes, you'll benefit from close personal mentoring by a faculty member who is an expert in their field. You'll also likely come away with a professional or published work to advance your career or distinguish your application to graduate schools!

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio. They can also help you hone writing, editing, design, layout, problem-solving, and collaboration skills that employers value highly. In Pamplin, we have a wide range of publications to choose from.

the Bellringer cover
Yell! cover
Sand Hill Literay Magazine cover
Southeast Review of Journalism History Cover
Foreign Language Notes cover
Phoenix Magazine cover

Student clubs and organizations are an ideal way to "plug in" to campus life, make friends, cultivate new interests, and possibly even find your way into a leadership role. Pamplin students are involved in a staggering range of activities and organizations. From creative and social opportunities to organizations that try to make a difference in people's lives, there's something for everyone.