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
In her new book Cuba: emociones y ficciones políticas: culturas emocionales en clave literaria, femenina y sexológica dentro del Período Especial, Laura Sández, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Spanish, explores a new approach to narratives produced by Cuban women during the 1990s.
“An important dimension of dignity has been forgotten,” suggests Vincent Lloyd, PhD in his new book Black Dignity (Yale University Press, 2022). Looking to the Black Lives Matter movement, Black Dignity aims to re-orient the way readers envision the concept of dignity.
"In Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling," co-authors Edward Wahesh, PhD, Villanova University, and Todd F. Lewis, PhD, North Dakota State University, empower counselors with both the philosophical and actionable elements of Motivational Interviewing.
Helen Lafferty, PhD, a longtime Villanova University professor and administrator, was unanimously voted on Monday, Oct. 10, to serve as the interim president of Youngstown State University, her undergraduate and graduate alma mater.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2021
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2021 – 2022
of students seeking an internship participated in at least one
STUDENTS COMPLETE A LAB OR FIELD RESEARCH PROJECT EACH YEAR
of students seeking an international experience participated in at least one