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

College Student Honors and Awards

Learn more about College students who have received recent grants and other awards.

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Carol Muller and West Philadelphia H.S. Receive Faculty-Community Partnership Award

Muller, Professor of Music, and her partners at West Philadelphia High School are the recipients of the 2021 Provost/Netter Center Faculty-Community Partnership Award.

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Three Presidential Penn Compact Professors Join Arts & Sciences Faculty

Wale Adebanwe, Jennifer Morton, and Keisha-Khan Y. Perry have joined the School of Arts & Sciences as Presidential Penn Compact Professors.

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Anthony Braga Is Jerry Lee Professor of Criminology

He is one of the nation’s leading social scientists working to improve our understanding of crime and innovate in our justice system.

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Douglas Durian Named Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics

Durian has made groundbreaking contributions in the areas of non-equilibrium soft matter physics and optics.

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Study on Youth Homelessness

Dan Treglia, Associate Professor of Practice, co-authored a report that finds under-reporting creates gaps in service and funding.

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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.