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
Sankofa, a documentary produced by students at Villanova University, has been announced as a winner in the 46th Student Academy Awards in the Documentary/Domestic Film Schools Category. This is the first time the University has won a Student Academy Award.
Under what conditions is an individual justified to believe an act of killing is permissible? And are one’s opinions on lawful killings held with much more caution than one realizes? Associate Professor of Philosophy Stephen Napier, PhD, addresses these challenging questions in his new book Uncertain Bioethics: Moral Risk and Human Dignity.
From the invention of the violin and the piano, to the beautiful tenor of Luciano Pavarotti, to the electronic musical stylings of experimental composers Berio and Nono, Italian composers, librettists and cantautori (singer-songwriters) offer an eclectic musical heritage. The Italian Studies program at Villanova University present the 2019-2020 edition of the annual Italian lecture series, “Italian Set to Music."
Nancy MacLean, PhD, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, is the featured speaker at the eleventh annual Lore Kephart '86 Distinguished Historians Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center at Villanova University. Her lecture “Democracy in Chains” is a discussion of her current book of the same title.
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 2019 STUDIED ABROAD