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

Andrew Zahrt Receives Scialog Funding for Automating Chemical Laboratories

Scialog: Automating Chemical Laboratories aims to accelerate innovation and broaden access within the chemical enterprise through advances in automated instrumentation and artificial intelligence.

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Chatelain, Mani, Marteleto, and Mattern Named Presidential Penn Compact Professors

The professors are conducting innovative research in Africana Studies, English, Sociology, and Cinema & Media Studies.

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Simon Richter Named Class of 1965 Term Professor of German

An environmental humanist, Richter’s research focuses on cultural aspects of the climate emergency in Germany, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and the United States.

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Peter Struck Named Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Struck, a distinguished classicist, award-winning teacher, and innovative program leader, starts the new appointment on Aug. 1, 2024.

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Ala Stanford, National Leader in Health Equity, Joins Penn

Stanford is now a Professor of Practice in the School of Arts & Sciences Department of Biology, with additional appointments in the Penn Institute for RNA Innovation and Annenberg School for Communication.

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Ellen Furxhi Appointed Vice Dean and Chief of Staff

Furxhi succeeds Allison Rose, who is retiring after a 34-year Penn career that has included 27 years in the School of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.

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Omnia

OMNIA, the premier publication for all things Penn Arts & Sciences, features a diverse array of faculty, students, and alumni who are blazing trails on a global level.