Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dean Linney
Jean Ann Linney, Ph.D., Dean College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

I’m glad that you have taken the time to find us and learn more about the College, its mission, faculty, and academic program offerings.

The Office of the Dean in the College serves the academic needs of faculty and students by overseeing diverse degree programs and varied student services, including academic advising, study abroad, service learning, and internships. In addition, the Office of the Dean works to ensure that all academic programs and services advance the mission of the College.

Our Mission

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences exists to provide an atmosphere of responsible learning to a varied group of students who will be called to intellectual, moral, and professional leadership. To fulfill these goals, the College seeks to promote intellectual curiosity and rigor within the University; to instill the fundamentals of critical insight, mature judgment, and independent thinking in its students; and to awaken in its students a sense of the importance of values and the moral responsibility of caring for others and working for the betterment of society.

Our Approach

At the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova, students develop the critical-thinking, analytical, and communication abilities necessary to succeed in all facets of life. Our robust core curriculum treats a broad range of disciplines using a variety of approaches and different modes of inquiry, while striving to ensure depth of study and intellectual sophistication. This holistic approach allows students to specialize in a particular area of study while exploring other areas of interest, thereby enriching and broadening the educational experience.

Our Outcomes

Employers in the 21st century seek to hire bright, ambitious, and ethically-conscious individuals with superb reading, writing, and thinking abilities. A degree in the liberal arts and sciences from Villanova makes a student a desirable job applicant and candidate for admission to graduate school. Our alumni have gone on to pursue meaningful post-graduate work at other fine universities across the country and fulfilling careers in business, education, journalism, law, medicine, and many, many more fields of professional endeavor.

Thank you for visiting the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences web site. Be sure to come back soon.

Sincerely yours,
Jean Ann Linney, Ph.D. Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences