LIBERAL ARTS AND
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
Villanova Program at SCI Phoenix Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Expand Program, Develop Statewide Consortium
The Villanova University Program at State Correctional Institution Phoenix (SCI Phoenix) has received a $712,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support expansion of the program— allowing more students to access a Villanova liberal arts education—and to develop a statewide consortium on higher education prison programs.
CLAS Student Chosen for Fulbright-MITACS Globalink Canada
Sophia Pellechia '24 CLAS, an Honors Biochemistry major from Clearwater Beach, Florida, earned a Fulbright-MITACS Globalink award to pursue advanced summer research at Laval University in Québec City.
Global Interdisciplinary Studies Professor Receives U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award
Samer Abboud, PhD, has been awarded a prestigious 2023-2024 U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant, and beginning in January 2024, he will serve as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in North American Politics.
Villanova Sociology and Criminology Professor Wins Distinguished Book Award
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology Ken Chih-Yan Sun, PhD, won the 2023 Outstanding Publication Award by the American Sociological Association Section on Aging and the Life Course for his first book, "Time and Migration: How Long-Term Taiwanese Migrants Negotiate Later Life" (2021).
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2022
STUDENTS OR ALUMNI EARN FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2022 – 2023
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