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
To observe the heart of the M87 galaxy, the The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration linked eight telescopes around the world, in coordination with time on ground and space telescopes secured by members of the EHT Multiwavelength Working Group, including assistant professor of physics, Joey Neilsen, PhD.
On Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, an endowed professor in Public Policy and Public Law and co-director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University, presents “Christians, Climate, and our Culture in the US” as a part of Villanova University’s annual Earth Day celebration.
Delayed by the pandemic, the Ethics Program will celebrate the life and work of the 2020 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics recipient Stewart Kwoh in a webinar on Wednesday, April 7, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. The webinar will be an exploration of the challenges and opportunities of the US immigration system today.
In his new book, "Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India," Andrew Liu, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of History, explores the significance of tea in the economic history of China and south Asia.
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