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Founded in 2003, Villanova University’s Department of Humanities studies the questions that matter most for living a good and deeply human life.

Our popular interdisciplinary classes enlist the best minds of the ancient, medieval and modern worlds to help us to contemplate the great questions—about God, the natural world, society and the human person. As a major or minor, you’ll read the great books that speak best to these perennial questions, drawing on Villanova’s Catholic and Augustinian legacy and seeking answers that accord with faith and reason.

Award-winning faculty from the liberal arts and social sciences craft complementary classes that equip students to debate, analyze and discern what it means to be fully alive. Our alumni prove the versatility of our curriculum, as they thrive in diverse professions, including teaching, law, medicine, business, and journalism.

Why Humanities

Our Curriculum

Department of Humanities

St. Augustine Center Room 304
Villanova University 
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Chairperson: Dr. Michael Tomko

Administrative Assistant: Laura Klee