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

Angela Duckworth Named Education Week Public Influencer

The professor of psychology was recognized for the second year in a row.

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Gary Bernstein Honored for Extraordinary Achievement and Service

Bernstein, Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, has been named a fellow by the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

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Samuel J. Whitaker, C’02, and Jennifer Peters Establish Challenge Fund for Financial Aid

The Peters-Whitaker Family President’s Men and Women of Pennsylvania Challenge Fund supports scholarships for College students.

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Marci Hamilton: “A Landmark First Amendment Ruling” in Scientology Abuse Case

The ruling recognizes a right for individuals to leave their faith and to not be forced into religious arbitration after they have left.

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Philosophy's Lisa Miracchi Receives NEH Grant to Study AI

The grant will provide support for a book exploring the distinction between artificial and human intelligence.

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Elijah Anderson Awarded Stockholm Prize in Criminology

The prize recognizes his groundbreaking urban ethnographies documenting violence and life in inner-city African American communities.

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