Professional and Liberal Education

Professional and Liberal Education (PLE) in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to integrating knowledge across disciplines and to providing innovative programs that engage our students’ minds, advance their careers, and inspire them to make an impact on society.

PLE makes a Penn education accessible to a diverse population of intellectually capable professionals and students from around the globe. PLE encompasses the:

Graduate Studies

Housed within PLE are the following areas of professional graduate study:

Several programs offer graduate certificates; please see program websites for more information.

Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies

PLE also offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts, as well as Post-Baccalaureate Studies, including programs in Classical Studies, and Pre-Health.

Professional Noncredit Programs

PLE offers Executive Development for business and nonprofit professionals through the Organizational Dynamics program.

International Programs

International programs administered by PLE include the English Language Programs, the International Guest Student Program and Penn Summer Abroad.

Summer and High School Programs

PLE is also the home of Penn Summer, the School of Arts and Sciences’ summer sessions, as well as Summer High School and Young Scholars programs.