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
Catherine Kerrison, PhD, author of the critically acclaimed book Jefferson’s Daughters, will discuss race and gender in the early republic at the 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 1 in Washington D.C.
Over the last eight years, Janice Knepper, PhD, and her students have been working with the gene, ZC3H8, simply known has Fliz1. The findings were recently published in BMC Cancer, a peer-reviewed open-source medical journal.
Until now, scientists’ wide-ranging estimates of the star’s distance from the Earth (322-520 light years), made determining its physical makeup difficult. Edward Guinan, PhD, and Scott Engle, PhD, from Villanova’s Department of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, are the principal investigators researching Polaris’s radius, intrinsic brightness, age and mass.
Amanda M. Grannas, PhD, a prominent and internationally-renowned expert in snow chemistry, is among the researchers awarded a three-year, $1 million National Science Foundation grant to study the interactions between the surface of the Arctic Ocean and the atmosphere above it.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2017
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2017-2018
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