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

College Student Paul Lin Selected as a Udall Scholar

Paul Lin, C'21, has been selected as a Udall Scholar by the Udall Foundation, which awards scholarships for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
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Joseph Earl Thomas Wins Chautauqua Janus Prize

​​​​​​​The doctoral student in English was recognized for a work of short fiction.
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Primosch Receives Virgil Thomson Award in Vocal Music

James Primosch, Professor of Music, received the 2020 Virgil Thomson Award in Vocal Music.
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Two Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Guthrie Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music, and Eve M. Troutt Powell, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Howard and Nancy Marks endow the Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing

Howard Marks, W'67, is a longtime supporter of writing education.
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Sachs Program for Arts Innovation Grant Recipients Named

Penn Arts & Sciences students, faculty, departments and centers received 19 of the 34 grants.
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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.