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 US Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced the Fulbright US Student Program awards for 2022-23, with 14 of the 18 Villanova students and alumni from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Joey Neilsen, PhD, assistant professor of Physics, is a part of a team of astronomers unveiling the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.
A playwright, educator, director and performer, Ijames was awarded the Pulitzer for his play Fat Ham, a “loose” according to the playwright—adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Villanova Theatre professor Chelsea Phillips, MFA, PhD, describes how powerful celebrity women in the 18th century used the cultural and affective significance of their reproductive bodies to leverage audience support and interest to advance their career.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2021
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2019-2020
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