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

2024 Graduation Ceremonies Schedule for Penn Arts & Sciences

Information for the College, the Graduate Division, the College of Liberal & Professional Studies, and Fels Institute of Government.

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Michael Mann Elected Fellow of the Royal Society

The climate scientist joins more than 90 researchers worldwide, recognized for their invaluable contributions to science.

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Tyshawn Sorey Wins 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Music

He earned the acclaim for “Adagio (For Wadada Leo Smith),” a saxophone concerto that premiered on March 16, 2023, at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

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Penn Arts & Sciences Students Receive 2024 Penn Prize for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Nominations for the honor come from undergraduates and recognize master’s students and Ph.D. candidates.

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Four Undergrads Receive Soros, Udall, and Truman Recognition

The honorees include Zijian (William) Niu, C’24, Joey Wu, C’25, ENG’25, Aravind Krishnan, C’25, W’25, and Tej Patel, C’25, W’25.

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Penn Arts & Sciences Faculty Honored by University for Distinguished Teaching

The faculty represent the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, English, History of Art, and Chemistry.

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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.