Educating Independent Thinkers from Day One

Learn from teacher-scholars. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences find their passion, path and purpose through mentorship from outstanding faculty who are as dedicated to teaching as they are to their scholarship. From the time students start their undergraduate or graduate program at Villanova, they work side-by-side with faculty who are advancing knowledge that has a real-world impact.

Pictured here is Gianna Perez, a student who is studying Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience.

"The fact that I could just email a professor, learn about his research and end up in his lab—that just does not happen everywhere. The professors here are so approachable.”

– Gianna Perez '19 CLAS, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience


Engage in experiential learning. Fundamental to an Augustinian education is learning through experience, and CLAS offers exceptional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to apply knowledge in real-world contexts. Student learning extends far beyond the classroom—from internships at some of the nation's leading companies and cultural institutions to service learning and career-oriented study abroad programs.


Pictured here is Alex Reif, who earned his bachelor's and master's at Villanova.

“My studies at Villanova honed my problem-solving skills. As a scientist, it’s your job to be skeptical—you need to perform appropriate experiments to help clarify your hypothesis. Villanova taught me to be flexible in finding solutions when unexpected challenges arise.”

– Alex Reif '08 CLAS, ’10 MS, Chemistry

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