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
Faculty members Stephen Goldsmith, PhD; Lisa Rodrigues, PhD; Stephen Strader, PhD; and Nathaniel Weston, PhD, each from Villanova University’s Department of Geography and the Environment, were recently each awarded grants, totaling more than $1.1 million.
As national interest in the intersection of religious and political ideas is on the rise, Villanova University is launching the Center for Political Theology, directed by Vincent Lloyd, PhD.
Seth Koven, PhD, the G.E. Lessing Distinguished Professor of History and Poetics at Rutgers University, is the featured speaker at the twelfth annual Lore Kephart ’86 Distinguished Historians Lecture on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 7 p.m. in The John and Joan Mullen Center for the Performing Arts.
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD, associate professor of Political Science in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers an international history of alcohol prohibition in his new book "Smashing the Liquor Machine."
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