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
A Villanova University research team led by David Chuss, PhD, ’95 CLAS, professor of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has played a key role in developing a new camera for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
In his recent book, Thinking with Images: An Enactivist Aesthetics (Routledge, 2018), John Carvalho, PhD, professor of Philosophy, is less interested in Art and more interested in artworks, specific paintings, photographs, films and artifacts. He does not sensibly indulge these artifacts; rather, he thoughtfully engages them in an effort to draw out what they are thinking and what they ask the viewer to think.
Villanova University’s Center for Irish Studies has a full slate of events scheduled on campus for the spring 2019 semester. Events include a poetry reading by 2019 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair for Irish Studies Mike McCormack, an Irish Dance showcase and a discussion on Brexit, among other featured programs.
The Villanova University Ethics Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has named atmospheric scientist and well-known climate change advocate Michael E. Mann, PhD the recipient of the 2019 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics. This year’s award will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 11 in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center, followed by a lecture by Dr. Mann.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2018
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2018-2019
OF THE CLASS OF 2016
COMPLETED AN INTERNSHIP
STUDENTS COMPLETE A LAB OR FIELD RESEARCH PROJECT EACH YEAR
OF THE CLASS OF 2017 STUDIED ABROAD