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
Thanks to a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation, CLAS faculty hosted students from Walter B. Saul High School in Philadelphia for an environmental justice-based learning experience designed to promote diversity and begin a pipeline of attracting local students to geoscience careers.
Bishop Robert Francis Prevost OSA, ’77 CLAS, prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops, was one of 21 new cardinals announced by Pope Francis on Sunday, July 9 at St. Peter’s Square. Bishop Prevost is an alumnus of Villanova University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1977.
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.
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.
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 A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE PARTICIPATED IN AT LEAST ONE
OF STUDENTS SEEKING AN INTERNSHIP PARTICIPATED IN AT LEAST ONE
of students seeking a service experience participated in at least one