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
Massimo Faggioli, PhD, professor of Theology and Religious Studies, offers the first in-depth exploration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Catholicism in the context of American politics. Titled Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States.
Award-winning Palestinian Irish playwright and dramatist Hannah Khalil is the 2021 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies for the spring 2021 semester. The visiting writer-in-residence program offers Irish Studies students the enriching experience of a close classroom experience with one of Ireland’s finest authors.
Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, Dean of Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships Open Book Award.
Warrior Class, a new documentary produced by Villanova University students, focuses on three veterans from Philadelphia and their transition from service to civilian life.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2019
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