LIBERAL ARTS AND
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
Sociology and Criminology Professor’s New Book Studies the Multifaceted Identities of Rising Black Professionals
Rory Kramer, PhD, associate professor of Sociology and Criminology at Villanova University, delves into the intraracial diversity among Black students at America’s prestigious colleges and universities in his co-authored book, Young, Gifted and Diverse: Origins of the New Black Elite.
Theology and Religious Studies Professor’s New Book Explores Unexpected Worship of Jesus in Northern India
In Between Hindu and Christian: Khrist Bhaktas, Catholics, and the Negotiation of Devotion in Banaras, Kerry P. C. San Chirico, PhD, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, explores the surprising rise of worshippers who blur the lines between Christianity and Hinduism.
South Philly Barbacoa Owner Cristina Martinez Named 2023 Praxis Award Recipient
From an undocumented immigrant fleeing an abusive husband to a nationally recognized chef and workers’ rights champion, Cristina Martinez has demonstrated impressive ethical integrity in the face of adversity.
32nd Annual Gender and Women’s Studies Conference Welcomes New York University’s Emma Heaney, PhD
On Friday, Feb. 10, Emma Heaney, PhD, associate director and clinical assistant professor in the XE Program in Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement at New York University, presents the keynote lecture “Literature Against Cisness,” at the 2023 Gender and Women’s Studies Student Research Conference.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2022
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