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
Edward Kim, PhD, (left) and Troy Shirangi, PhD, have been named recipients of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Their research will focus on advances in the fields of artificial intelligence and neurobiology, respectively.
Villanova’s Men’s Basketball team won’t be the only students representing the University at the 2019 BIG EAST Tournament. Two Villanova undergraduate students—Fernando Delgado ’19 CLAS and Brendan Kenny ’21 VSB—will compete in the first-ever BIG EAST Startup Challenge in New York City on March 16.
Emory H. Woodard IV, PhD, has been named Dean of Graduate Studies in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences—beginning a three-year term in June 2019. He will lead the College’s 23 graduate programs—including two PhD programs—which have a total enrollment of more than 1,300 students.
Alejandro Solalinde Guerra, a Mexican priest and the founder and director of Hermanos en el Camino—a shelter that provides Central American migrants with humanitarian aid—will give a talk “Central American Refugee Crisis: A Conversation with Alejandro Solalinde,” on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2018
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2018-2019
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