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
Congratulations to the undergraduate and graduate students of the class of 2019! The University and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrate the graduates at the University Commencement Ceremony and the College Convocation ceremony.
Julia Ferrante '20 CLAS, majoring in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Alison Mody '20 CLAS, majoring in Biochemistry, recieved scholarships from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, chosen from a group of more than 1,200 nominated students nationwide.
Among the 31 Villanova University students and alumni who won Fulbright U.S. Student Grants awards, 24 are from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This marks the largest single-year number of Fulbright awards in the University’s history, surpassing the previous record of 16 winners set in 2018-19.
Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored six students for excellence in writing in the Augustine and Culture Seminar on Monday, April 30. ACS is a two-semester humanities sequence that educates students in Augustinian inquiry through a study of ancient and modern texts.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2018
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 2017 STUDIED ABROAD