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

Abdus-Saboor, Zhen Are Sloan Research Fellows

The fellowship recognizes extraordinary U.S. and Canadian researchers whose creativity, innovation, and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of scientific leaders.

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David Brainard Receives Edgar D. Tiller Award From Optical Society

David H. Brainard, Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences and RRL Professor of Psychology, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Edgar D. Tiller Award from The Optical Society (OSA).

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Liang Wu Named Outstanding Young Researcher

Liang Wu, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has received the 2020 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers.

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New Center for Soft and Living Matter Is Launched

Deans Steven J. Fluharty of the School of Arts and Sciences and Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science announce the opening of a new Center for Soft and Living Matter that will be a joint endeavor between the two schools.

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Percec Elected to Academia Europaea

Percec is P. Roy Vagelos Professor of Chemistry.

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Arjun Yodh Named 2021 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award Recipient

He was selected for his "pioneering research on optical sensing in scattering media, especially diffuse optical and correlation spectroscopy and tomography, and for advancing the field of biophotonics through mentorship."

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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.