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
Megan Povelones, PhD, assistant professor of Biology in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named a co-principal investigator on a three-year, $509,154 National Science Foundation project that will help determine how to keep key pollinators healthier.
Jerusha Conner, PhD, has been named a co-principal investigator on a two-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project, “Student Voice to Student Outcomes,” which will build evidence of the value of student voice practices in improving student outcomes and creating more equitable learning environments.
Villanova University’s Center for Irish Studies, which has an academic partnership with the Princess Grace Irish Library of Monaco, recently brought together leading US and Irish scholars across a range of disciplines for a special symposium, “Creative Acts: The Dynamics of Artistic Ireland."
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.
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