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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

Michael C. Horowitz Awarded Department of Defense Grant to Lead Team on Study of Autonomous Systems and AI

Michael C. Horowitz, Professor of Political Science, will oversee the study of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

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Earthquakes at the Nanoscale

In collaboration with Robert Carpick and David Goldsby, Tian, who graduated from Penn in 2017 with a doctorate in physics, recently published a paper in Physical Review Letters which attempts to tackle these devastating natural phenomena by investigating the laws of friction at the smallest possible scale, the nanoscale.

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Doris Wagner Named Robert I. Williams Term Professor

A leader in the fields of plant biology, chromatin modification, and epigenetics, Wagner’s research focuses on understanding at the molecular level the complex changes that occur when an organism switches developmental programs.

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Wrongful Convictions Reported for 6 Percent of Crimes

A study from Penn criminologists results in the first general estimate for the prison population as a whole.

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Race Has a Place in Human Genetics Research, Philosopher Argues

Penn philosopher Quayshawn Spencer says there is a racial classification that’s medically useful to reliably sample human genetic diversity.

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Exploring the Sounds of the Middle Ages

Assistant Professor of Music Mary Channen Caldwell's freshman seminar course, “Hearing (in) the Middle Ages,” explores a range of sounds heard throughout the medieval period, whether produced by people, instruments, bells, or animals.

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