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

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

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

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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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Joseph Kable Named Jean-Marie Kneeley President's Distinguished Professor

Kable researches psychological and neural mechanisms of choice behavior. He is is the director of MindCORE, Penn’s hub for integrative study of the mind.

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Masao Sako Named Arifa Hasan Ahmad and Nada Al Shoaibi Presidential Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Sako’s research focuses on observational cosmology with supernovae in order to study dark energy, and he is an innovator on many fronts.

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Penn Arts & Sciences Receives Record $83.9 Million Gift

Alumnus Roy Vagelos and his wife, Diana, strengthen science research and education with their transformative gift to the University of Pennsylvania.

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Chronicle of Higher Education’s Best Scholarly Books List Includes Latest by Jed Esty

The Vartan Gregorian Professor of English authored The Future of Decline: Anglo-American Culture at Its Limits.

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