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
Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently honored five alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective professions and demonstrated service and dedication to their communities and to the University.
Luca Cottini, PhD, associate professor of Italian Studies, peels back the curtain on the life, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of Italian innovator Michele Ferrero in new book, Il fabbricante di cioccolato. Nel mondo di Michele Ferrero (The Chocolate Maker. Inside the World of Michele Ferrero).
The Lilly Endowment has awarded Villanova University Department of Theology and Religious Studies professors Rev. Christy Lang Hearlson, PhD, and Timothy M. Brunk, PhD, a four-year, $1.25 million grant as part of its Nurturing Children Through Worship and Prayer Initiative. Dr. Lang Hearlson and Dr. Brunk’s effort, “The Children, Liturgy and Ecology Project,” will explore the connection between Christian liturgical formation, love for the natural world and children’s lived experience.
Andrej Prša, PhD, professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, has been named principal investigator on a three-year, $597,089 National Sciences Foundation grant for his research project, "Peanuts in Space: Solving the Thermodynamical Conundrum in Contact Binary Stars."
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2022
STUDENTS OR ALUMNI EARN FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2022 – 2023
OF STUDENTS SEEKING A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE PARTICIPATED IN AT LEAST ONE
OF STUDENTS SEEKING AN INTERNSHIP PARTICIPATED IN AT LEAST ONE
of students seeking a service experience participated in at least one