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.
EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS
THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
STORIES OF DISCOVERY
Dr. Stuver was part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory team that detected space-time ripples emanating from merging black holes—discoveries that led to the Nobel Prize in 2017. A team of physicists from Belgium and Spain published related research, and Dr. Stuver provides her insight.
Thomas Toppino, PhD, and Gerald Long, PhD, professors in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, are collaborating with Mark Jupina, PhD, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, on a project that provides Villanova baseball players the opportunity to participate in virtual batting practice.
Fifty years ago, Philadelphia and the world were rocked by war, protest and social unrest. The Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania hosted "1968: Philly and the World" to examine the lasting impact of that tumultuous year. In case you missed the event, watch it on C-SPAN.
The National Science Foundation awarded Villanova University a Major Research Instrumentation grant for an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, significantly expanding research capabilities.
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