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
The environmental justice movement is the fair treatment of all people—regardless of race, color, national origin, or income—in the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental policies. Ebony Griffin lectures on this important topic on Thursday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m.
This fall, 22 graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences took part in the Colleges’ first Graduate Student Research Symposium. Academic disciplines represented at the symposium included: Biology, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, History, Philosophy and Psychology.
This academic year, Villanova University will host leading theologians and Catholic Church experts from across the world for a series of public events on the state of the Catholic Church—designed to encourage dialogue and expand awareness about the research, scholarship and thought leadership that is building in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
The College recently honored four alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective professions and demonstrated service and dedication to their communities and to the University at the biennial CLAS Alumni Medallion Awards.
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