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

Mary Frances Berry Discusses Her New Book “History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times”

In it, she shares her memories of being a protestor, provides an analysis of protest strategies, and highlights lessons from a lengthy history of fighting against injustice.

View Article >
Greening Vacant Lots Reduces Depression in City Dwellers

Revitalizing dilapidated environments may be an important, inexpensive tool to address mental health in urban communities.

View Article >
Martha Farah Elected to Prestigious British Academy Fellowship

Martha Farah has been made a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy for the humanities and social sciences.

View Article >
A Physics Treasure Hidden in the Pattern of Wallpaper

A newly identified insulating material could one day enable more-efficient electronics or even quantum computing.

View Article >
Matthews Named Scialog Fellow

Scialog supports cohorts of early-career scientists addressing globally significant challenges.

View Article >
Understanding the Social Dynamics That Cause Cooperation to Thrive, or Fail

Biologist Erol Akçay shows how certain types of social networks can paradoxically lead to cooperation’s collapse.

View Article >
Omnia

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