Villanova University Academics

Villanova students studying together

Villanova is a welcoming, caring community of learners. The University’s educational approach, based on the teaching of St. Augustine, is to engage both heart and mind. This means that the Villanova experience isn’t only about your intellectual growth—it’s about your growth as a whole person.

Villanova offers more than 45 major areas of study within four Colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering and the College of Nursing.

At Villanova, you'll find proven scholars—not graduate assistants—at the head of your classes. Our faculty have the highest academic credentials, and even the most senior teach. In fact, nationally renowned endowed chairs have taught our freshman Augustine and Culture Seminar. With Villanova classes averaging 22 students, and our student/faculty ratio at only 11:1, you will get to know your professors well.

Listed below are the majors and degrees offer by each college at Villanova. 

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Bachelor of Science degree

Minors (excluding areas listed as degrees or concentrations)

Interdisciplinary Concentrations

Health Science Affiliation Programs

(Available to US citizens and Permanent Residents)

Bachelor of Science Degree

Undergraduate applicants for admission must have successfully completed a high school physics course as a pre-requisite for admission for the College of Engineering.

Concentrations

  • Dynamic Systems
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Thermal Fluids

Minors (excluding areas listed as degrees or concentrations)

Bachelor of Science Degree

Minors (excluding areas listed as degrees or concentrations)

  • Global Health
  • Applied Statistics
  • BA/JD **
  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Human Resource Development
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Software Engineering
  • Theology 

* Degree can also be completed as a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
** Six year degree completion for Honors Liberal Arts students with the Villanova University School of Law

Did You Know?

Since 2013, Villanovans have earned more than 120 prestigious national fellowships including Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Truman and Fulbright scholarships.