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

Biology's Michael Lampson Receives Grants From The National Institutes of Health

Along with Ben Black of the Perelman School of Medicine, Lampson was recognized with the Transformative Research Award.

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Angela Gibney and Daniel Krashen Named Presidential Professors of Mathematics

Gibney is an algebraic geometer who has obtained deep results about moduli spaces of complex curves and vertex operator algebras; Krashen’s research is in algebra and arithmetic geometry, including the study of division algebras, quadratic forms, local-global principles, moduli stacks, and derived categories.

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The Power of Penn Arts & Science Campaign Creates a New Future for Students, Faculty, and Campus

The Power of Penn Arts & Sciences Campaign concluded on June 30, 2021 with $565.6 million raised in support of undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, professorships, programming, and facilities. 

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David Christianson Receives American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award

Christianson’s research focuses on the structure and function of metal-requiring enzymes.

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Robert A. Rescorla Fund Supports Undergraduate Research with MindCORE

The fund will support undergraduates conducting research on human thinking and behavior as part of MindCORE’s summer fellowship program.

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Harun Küçük brings science, philosophy, and history to the Middle East Center

The newly appointed faculty director says his aim ‘first and foremost is to maintain all the good things that the Center’s already doing.’

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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.