The CLAS community is happy to be back—both in person and virtually—for the fall semester. I would like to thank everyone in advance for helping to ensure that we stay together: by committing to the common good and by taking the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.
- Dean Adele Lindenmeyr
Here is what you need to know:
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
STORIES OF DISCOVERY
Raka Shome, PhD, professor and the Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication at Villanova University, has received the 2020 Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award from the National Communication Association.
Acclaimed historian Judith Giesberg, PhD, has been appointed the Robert M. Birmingham Chair in the Humanities in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in recognition of her path-breaking research, national reputation, and commitment to the humanities.
Ryan Jorn, PhD, assistant professor of Chemistry, and Jonathan Graziola, manager of IT operations for the College, are among the principal investigators on two-year, $397,196 National Science Foundation grant.
The Center for Irish Studies is helping carry on the late Princess Grace of Monaco's love of Irish literature and culture by forming an academic partnership with the Princess Grace Irish Library and the Kelly House in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood.
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