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

Nathans Named Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History

Benjamin Nathans, Associate Professor of History, has been named Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor of History.

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Yang Receives Award for Outstanding Article

Guobin Yang, Professor of Sociology and Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communication, received an Outstanding Article award from the 2019 Annual Convention of the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Communication.

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Crawford Named Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence

Margo Natalie Crawford, Professor of English and Director of the Center for Africana Studies, has been appointed Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence.

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Euben, Plotkin Named Annenberg Professors

Roxanne L. Euben, Professor of Political Science, has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences, and Joshua B. Plotkin, Professor of Biology, has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences.

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Cobb and Kahana Named Kahn Term Professors

Paul M. Cobb, Professor and Chair of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and Michael J. Kahana, Professor of Psychology, have been named Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professors.

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Neil Tomson Awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program Award

Neil Tomson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a National Sc

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