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
The National Science Foundation awarded a $579,508 grant to Daniel A. Kraut, PhD, associate professor of Chemistry, to support his project, “RUI: Control of Proteasomal Unfolding Ability by Substrate Ubiquitination.”
The Rev. Hans Zollner, SJ, PhD, will speak at Villanova University as part of the University’s series of public events on the state of the Catholic Church—designed to encourage dialogue and expand awareness about the research, scholarship and thought leadership that is building in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
Samantha Chapman, professor of Biology, studies climate change and says seeing Greta Thunberg being honored as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year makes her want to work even harder.
In The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity, Eugene McCarraher, PhD, associate professor of humanities, reveals how mammon ensnared us—and how we can find a more humane, sacramental way of being in the world.
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 2019 STUDIED ABROAD