DISCOVER YOUR PASSION
The oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers more than 40 academic programs and cultivates knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenging and changing world.
CLAS undergraduate and graduate students can find opportunities for collaborative research and learning with faculty who are dedicated teacher-scholars and among the most distinguished in their fields. From pinpointing a protein that could hold a key to cancer screenings, to testing the impact of industry on local waterways, to critiquing creative writing alongside published novelists, each experience elevates learning and yields insights.
The College’s dynamic, integrated curriculum encourages creativity and innovation, developing critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders well positioned for diverse and interesting careers. With an emphasis on faculty-student engagement, experiential learning and a global perspective, CLAS is where students find their passion, path and purpose.
STORIES OF DISCOVERY
EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS
THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
New Instrument Funded by NSF Expands Environmental and Ecosystems-Level Research at Villanova University
The National Science Foundation awarded Villanova University a Major Research Instrumentation grant for an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, significantly expanding research capabilities.
Fifteen Villanovans Win Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants
Thriteen of the students are from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This marks the largest single-year number of Fulbright awardees in Villanova University’s history.
Astrophysicist Andrej Prsa, PhD, Awarded $450,000 Grant From NASA
Dr. Prsa, a world-renowned leader in stellar astrophysics, will use the grant to support his project “Sub-1% accuracy in fundamental stellar parameters of low-mass stars in triply eclipsing systems.”
Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, Talks About Studying Theology in an Unfinished Universe
In a two-part series of the Theology in Dialogue podcast, Sister Delio talks about the significance of modern science and cosmology for theological reflection today.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2017
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2016-2017
OF THE CLASS OF 2016
COMPLETED AN INTERNSHIP
STUDENTS COMPLETE A LAB OR FIELD RESEARCH PROJECT EACH YEAR
OF THE CLASS OF 2017 STUDIED ABROAD