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
A team of psychologists from Villanova University has published research showing how various types of masks affect speech recognition in different levels of background noise.
This one-day virtual symposium on Friday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. brings together key figures from Northern Ireland and the US who have been at the forefront of the peace process, in both research and practice.
Villanova University’s Center for Irish Studies is offering a diverse array of events throughout the spring semester, fostering powerful conversations at the intersections of race, culture, politics and the creative arts.
In Just Universities: Catholic Social Teaching Confronts Corporatized Higher Education, Gerald Beyer, PhD, argues that what he calls the “corporatization” of the university has affected US higher education in a number of ways.
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