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The CLAS Academic Handbook

Dean Lindenmeyr with student

Dear Villanovan,

Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences!

Students who choose our College are free range thinkers and intellectual explorers. Here you will learn to prepare not just for one path, but for the many paths your life may take. You will build your critical thinking and problem solving skills while positioning yourself for personal growth, a fulfilling career, and responsible citizenship in our country and the wider world.

This handbook, the CLAS Academic Handbook, is a valuable reference for information on the academic programs, regulations and policies of your College. It is designed to help you make continuous and successful progress towards completion of your degree. 

Some of the world's greatest leaders are those who possess intellectual courage, global perspective and purposeful ambition. Here you will gain the knowledge and understanding for leadership in a challenging and changing world. I wish you success and fulfillment in your studies here at the university.


Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD

2019-2020 Edition of the CLAS Academic Handbook

Student Guide to Policies and Procedures

Please click the link below to download the 2019-2020 edition of The CLAS Academic Handbook.

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