University of Pennsylvania - School of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

The undergraduate division of Penn Arts and Sciences, the College is the academic home for more than 6,200 students and provides a liberal arts foundation for all Penn's undergraduates. Spanning more than 50 majors and 2,000+ courses, the College offers a unique take on the classic liberal arts education.

Graduate Division

The home of doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, with more than 30 graduate groups that award the Ph.D., as well as a number of programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.).

College of Liberal and Professional Studies

LPS is the home of lifelong learning at Penn, with options for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, summer, and online studies as well as customizable professional training with courses that span across disciplines.

Arts & Sciences News

Two Seniors Named Marshall Scholars

Kennedy Crowder and Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo are among the 41 Marshall Scholars for 2022, chosen from 1,000 applicants.

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Statement from Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

The roots of injustice, racism, and violence directed against the Asian American and Pacific Islander Desi American (AAPIDA) community are deep, and their effects are painful.

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Glenda Goodman Honored by American Musicological Society

The Associate Professor of Music received two 2021 awards.

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Sarah Tishkoff and Collaborators Receive Grant to Study How Genetic Ancestry Influences Health

An international team led by Tishkoff, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, has been awarded $2.7 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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Vance Byrd Named Presidential Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures

He is a scholar of late-18th- and 19th-century German cultural studies, the history of the book and periodicals, literature and visual media, Black studies, and environmental humanities.

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Quayshawn Spencer Named a Hastings Center Fellow

The title recognizes scholars that have deepened public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, science, and technology.

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