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2015 Spring Events Announcement: Upcoming Information Sessions
Faculty and staff of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies are pleased to announce their spring 2015 lineup of on-campus and online information sessions.
Creating the Right Chemistry
Read about Ana-Rita Mayol, PhD, Associate Director of the new Master of Chemical Sciences program offered by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies.

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is housed in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn. LPS offers just the kind of innovative liberal studies programs that highly motivated students like you seek. You'll find degree and nondegree options at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate levels, as well as international and summer opportunities.

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LPS Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs


Discover world-class, innovative, part-time undergraduate degree programs at Penn.

Graduate & Professional Programs

Graduate & Professional

Pursue graduate and post-baccalaureate study in any one of several Ivy League programs.


Penn Summer

Study on Penn's campus, travel the world through Penn Summer Abroad or take a course online.

LPS News

  • Read about how Alex Warwood (MES ’13) leads an inspiring team of Philly teens to keep our water clean. More >
  • Read about Ana-Rita Mayol, PhD, Associate Director of the new Master of Chemical Sciences program offered by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. More >

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Program Highlights

  • Penn’s Post-Baccalaureate Studies allows you to experience Penn courses outside of a degree program.
  • International undergraduates enrolled at universities around the globe can come to Penn and build their credentials for graduate study and refine their communication skills.
  • Our program offers hands-on experience in the environmental field of your choice and the chance to tailor a course of study that meets your unique goals.
  • The Master of Liberal Arts allows you to set your own course. Create your own curriculum, explore a unique academic interest and bolster your credentials.
  • Earn an Ivy League undergraduate degree from one of the finest universities in the world – and be provided with the support, resources and flexibility you deserve to ensure your success.
  • The transformative field of positive psychology was born at Penn. You’ll study with our world-renowned faculty and train in both the theory and rigorous scientific application of its principles.
  • Our program connects you with a top research university and industry partnerships, and accelerates your career by expanding your expertise and enhancing your research experiences.
  • Our Applied Geosciences program unites world-class academic training in the sciences with hands-on experience in the field and prepares you for professional certifications.
  • Our programs provide specialized preparation for future medical, dental, veterinary and nursing school applicants from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
  • Our program places you at the heart of one of the world’s top medical research universities, creating a wealth of opportunities for research and practical experience.
  • We offer summertime courses and programs on campus, online or around the world for any student interested in a challenging academic experience.
  • Our post-baccalaureate program offers you preparation in Greek and Latin to help you plan for graduate-level work in classics, archaeology, ancient history or related fields.
  • In partnering with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, students can earn their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree while studying at two of Philadelphia’s most prestigious institutions.