University of Pennsylvania - School of Arts and 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

Laurin Bixby Named Health Policy Research Scholar

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs connect changemakers across the country.

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Amy Offner Wins Inaugural Hunt Prize in International History

Amy Offner, Assistant Professor of History, has been awarded the inaugural Michael H. Hunt Prize in International History by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

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Penn Professors Receive 2020 NYC Coalition for the Homeless Compassionate Community Award

Melissa E. Sanchez of Penn Arts & Sciences and Corrine Low of Wharton lead the Upper West Side Open Hearts Initiative.

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Kane Shares in Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award

Charles Kane, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics, was honored for pioneering contributions that generated the field of topological insulators.

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Christopher B. Murray Named Citation Laureate

Since the award’s inception in 2002, 54 Citation Laureates have gone on to receive a Nobel Prize.

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Joan DeJean Named Fellow of the British Academy

DeJean, Trustee Professor of French, joins a cohort of exceptional scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

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