The CLAS community is happy to be back—both in person and virtually—for the fall semester. I would like to thank everyone in advance for helping to ensure that we stay together: by committing to the common good and by taking the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.
- Dean Adele Lindenmeyr
Here is what you need to know:
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
Warrior Class, a new documentary produced by Villanova University students, focuses on three veterans from Philadelphia and their transition from service to civilian life.
Steven F. McGuire, PhD, has been appointed director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good, which promotes inquiry into the principles and processes of free government and seeks to advance understanding of the responsibilities of statesmen and stateswomen and citizens of constitutional democratic societies.
Mass spectrometry is one of the key analytical methods used to identify and characterize small quantities of chemical species in complex samples. The new instrument will be housed in Mendel Science Center and will have an immediate impact on research and teaching.
The Waterhouse Family Institute was founded on the principle that scholars, students, activists, and practitioners of communication have an important role to play in the ongoing struggle for social justice. One of the ways the Institute enacts this mission is through the annual funding of research grants.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2019
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