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

Joseph Francisco Wins Philadelphia Section Award from the American Chemical Society

The annual award is the top prize for members of each regional section of the ACS.

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Jolyon Thomas Appointed to Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission

Thomas researches religion in Japan and the U.S.

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Anthea Butler Receives 2022 Marty Award from the American Academy of Religion

The Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought has received the 2022 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion.

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Recent Paper Co-Authored by Joseph Francisco Highlighted in Nature Communications

The Editors’ Highlights page showcases the 50 best papers recently published by the journal in specific areas of science.

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American Chemical Society Establishes New Award Honoring Marsha Lester

The award honors her exemplary scholarly accomplishments and leadership in the discipline.

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School of Arts & Sciences New Standing Faculty

Penn Arts & Sciences appointed 13 new faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year.

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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.