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 US Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2021-22, with 11 Villanova University students and alumni winners—ten of which are from CLAS.
“Colette” is a documentary about a 90-year-old woman, Colette Marin-Catherine, who travels back to Nazi Germany where, as a young girl, she fought the Nazis as a member of the French Resistance.
The competitive program offers a $3,000 stipend for undergraduate internships and a $4,000 stipend for graduate internships at partner organizations across the country.
As the world continues to battle COVID-19, a growing bacterial resistance to the current available arsenal of antibiotics constitutes another major threat to public health in 2021.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2020
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2019-2020
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