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
Brett Malcolm Grainger, ThD, associate professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, argues it was evangelical revivalists, not transcendentalists, who spiritualized the natural environment in his new book Church in the Wild: Evangelicals in Antebellum America.
Economists and theologians would seem to inhabit different intellectual worlds. Mary Hirschfeld, PhD, associate professor of Economics and Theology in the Department of Humanities, successfully bridges the two in her book, Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy.
Congratulations to the undergraduate and graduate students of the class of 2019! The University and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrate the graduates at the University Commencement Ceremony and the College Convocation ceremony.
Julia Ferrante '20 CLAS, majoring in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Alison Mody '20 CLAS, majoring in Biochemistry, recieved scholarships from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, chosen from a group of more than 1,200 nominated students nationwide.
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 2017 STUDIED ABROAD