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
Masako Hamada, EdD, director of the Asian Studies program in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, provides a history of those women in the translated book, The Eight Female Emperors of Japan: A Brief Introduction to Their Lives and Legacies (Fuzambo International, 2018).
Villanova University hosts screenings of two student-produced documentary films—The Mayor of Graterford, which examines prisoners sentenced to life in Pennsylvania’s justice system, and Sankofa, which explores systemic issues of identity loss and mental slavery in Ghana and the U.S.— Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in Villanova University’s Connelly Center Cinema.
The Villanova University Italian Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, directed by Luca Cottini, PhD, presents its fifth annual Italian lecture series, “Italian Fashion and the Pursuit of Beauty,” evaluating the intersection of art, fashion and beauty.
Peleg Kremer, PhD, and Kabindra Shakya, PhD, professors in the Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to examine the relationship between urban structure, air and noise pollution in Philadelphia.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2017
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2017-2018
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