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 COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
STORIES OF DISCOVERY
Acclaimed Irish filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick is the 2020 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies. This year’s visiting writer-in-residence offers Villanova students the opportunity to learn how to critically assess the world around them from a filmmaker known for doing just that.
Villanova University is listed as a top producer of 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Students as recently announced by the U.S. Department of State. The Fulbright Program is the US government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing US colleges and universities are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Marylu Hill, PhD, director of the Augustine and Culture Seminar and the graduate program, received a three-year, $210,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to support her project, “Civitas through Caritas: Cultivating Love, Cultivating Citizens.”
The National Science Foundation awarded a $579,508 grant to Daniel A. Kraut, PhD, associate professor of Chemistry, to support his project, “RUI: Control of Proteasomal Unfolding Ability by Substrate Ubiquitination.”
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2018
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2019-2020
OF THE CLASS OF 2018
COMPLETED AN INTERNSHIP
STUDENTS COMPLETE A LAB OR FIELD RESEARCH PROJECT EACH YEAR
OF THE CLASS OF 2019 STUDIED ABROAD