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

Penn Ph.D. Student Named Director of U.S. Muslim-Jewish Relations by American Jewish Committee

Ari Gordon, a graduate student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Penn Arts and Sciences, has been named Director of U.S. Muslim-Jewish Relations for American Jewish Committee (AJC).

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Spencer Named Robert S. Blank Presidential Professor

Quayshawn Spencer, Associate Professor of Philosophy, has been named the Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy.

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State Department Awards Penn Team $2 Million to Preserve Cultural Heritage in Northern Iraq

The two-phase, three-year project aims to revitalize the city of Mosul and its culture.

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The Nanotopography of an Atomic World

Physicists in the School of Arts and Sciences offer insights into the structure of atomically thin materials using nanoscale images of 2D membranes.

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Marking the Winter Solstice, from Neolithic Times to Today

In cultures the world over, the promise of longer days has provided reason to celebrate for millennia, according to Penn Arts and Sciences scholars.

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Electric Bond

Behind the discovery of a new class of electronic materials is a 20-year collaboration between two Penn Arts and Sciences physicists, winners of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

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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.