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 honored five alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective professions and demonstrated service and dedication to their communities and to the University at the biennial Alumni Medallion Awards.
Dron M. Mandhana, PhD, assistant professor of Communication, was recently honored by the National Communication Association with its 2021 Rookie Advisor of the Year Award from NCA’s Lambda Pi Eta student organization.
Villanova faculty will collaborate with Philadelphia’s Walter B. Saul High School to create an environmental justice-focused, active learning experience for local students interested in geoscience careers, with support from a National Science Foundation grant.
Faculty members Stephen Goldsmith, PhD; Lisa Rodrigues, PhD; Stephen Strader, PhD; and Nathaniel Weston, PhD, each from Villanova University’s Department of Geography and the Environment, were recently each awarded grants, totaling more than $1.1 million.
AT A GLANCE
GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENT AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES EACH YEAR
SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE
FOR CLASS OF 2020
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS IN 2019-2020
of students seeking an internship participated in at least one
STUDENTS COMPLETE A LAB OR FIELD RESEARCH PROJECT EACH YEAR
of students seeking an international experience participated in at least one