About the College


At the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), you'll find intellectual challenge, a diverse academic experience and clear paths to what you want to do. The oldest and largest of Villanova's colleges—with 39 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences—CLAS is designed to foster critical thinking, inspire creative solutions for a challenging and changing world and prepare you for a fulfilling career.

With our emphasis on the teacher-scholar model, our outstanding faculty offer you renowned subject matter expertise, focus, guidance, possibilities for mentored undergraduate research and more.  



From on-site scientific data gathering in Costa Rica and Alaska, to uncovering the past right here in Philadelphia, you'll have the chance to be part of exciting research teams.

You'll also find internships with Fortune 500 firms and cultural institutions, career-oriented study abroad opportunities and more—all you need to pinpoint where you want to go and how to get there.  



CLAS Fast Facts

For 2015-2016 CLAS has:

  • 39 majors, 18 interdisciplinary concentrations
  • 14 Bachelor's/Master's programs
  • 21 Master's programs
  • 45 certificate programs
  • PhD program in Philosophy
  • 9 Fulbright scholars, 1 Marshall Scholar, 1 Truman Scholar



Class of 2014:

  • 47% studied abroad, including 53% of Arts majors and 34% of Science majors
  • 66% of Arts grads and 42% of Science grads completed internships
  • 51% of Science majors completed an independent research project in collaboration with a faculty member



CLAS Faculty Facts:

  • Number of full-time faculty: 407
  • 91% of faculty possess a terminal degree
  • 83% of our faculty are full-time