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
Biology major Sherie Yang is part of a select group of undergraduates from diverse U.S. and international colleges and universities on the voyage, conducting research aimed at protecting rare coral wilderness.
Massimo Faggioli, PhD, professor of Theology in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received a 2018 Catholic Press Association award for his book Catholicism and Citizenship: Political Cultures of the Church in the Twenty-First Century (Liturgical Press, 2017).
Dr. Iyengar studies sexual selection in insects, and his research was recently highlighted as part of “Deep Look," a science and nature video series from PBS Digital Studios that explores animal behavior .
Chrstine Palus, PhD, is a visionary academic leader dedicated to continuing the University’s long-standing tradition of service to adult learners. She will continue to serve as dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in addition to serving as the new dean of the College of Professional Studies.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2017
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2016-2017
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