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

Holger Sieg Named Baird Term Professor of Economics

Sieg focuses his research on public and urban economics, as well as the political economy of state and local governments.

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Frank Schorfheide Named Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Economics

His research provides a set of tools that are useful for empirical work with modern macroeconomic models, including forecasting and policy analysis.

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Taussia Boadi, C’24, and Cheryl Nnadi, C’24, Honored as Projects for Progress Winners

The pair, along with Ariane Thomas of Penn GSE, won for Positioned for Success, which provides academic support and enrichment to Philadelphia middle school students in the child welfare system affected by gun violence or parental incarceration.

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Hear the Latest Research by Penn Arts & Sciences Graduate Students at Penn Grad Talks February 23

Twenty students will present their work in eight-minute TED-style talks. Cash prizes are on the line.

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Daniel Wodak Receives Political Philosophy Prize

The Associate Professor of Philosophy earned the recognition from the Marc Sanders Foundation for his essay “One Person, One Vote.”

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Decherney and Woubshet Named Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professors

Peter Decherney is a professor of cinema studies and director of the Penn Global Documentary Institute. Dagmawi Woubshet is a scholar, writer, and translator in the English department.

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