Scholarly research and creative contributions are explored within the 22 academic departments and 14 institutes and centers that make up the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In our science laboratories, faculty and students work together to hypothesize, synthesize, measure and analyze. Many of these researchers travel the world to gather samples, measure environmental conditions, or look for new species. In the social sciences, Villanova researchers carefully sift through survey and archival data to uncover explanations for human behavior. Faculty in the humanities critically analyze texts and translations to explore the relevance and meaning of thought and life. The creative disciplines promote the human condition through visual, auditory and tactile media.