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

Navigating Urban Waters, With an Interdisciplinary Approach

In a research-based fellowship program this summer, a group of Penn graduate and undergraduate students are creating new narratives of their own, tied to water.

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Cancer Cells Send Out ‘Drones’ to Battle the Immune System From Afar

Researchers show that, to assist in the fight, cancer cells release biological “drones,” small vesicles called exosomes circulating in the blood and armed with the protein PD-L1, which causes T cells to tire before they have a chance to reach the tumor and do battle.

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Mary Frances Berry Discusses Her New Book “History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times”

In it, she shares her memories of being a protestor, provides an analysis of protest strategies, and highlights lessons from a lengthy history of fighting against injustice.

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Greening Vacant Lots Reduces Depression in City Dwellers

Revitalizing dilapidated environments may be an important, inexpensive tool to address mental health in urban communities.

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Martha Farah Elected to Prestigious British Academy Fellowship

Martha Farah has been made a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy for the humanities and social sciences.

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A Physics Treasure Hidden in the Pattern of Wallpaper

A newly identified insulating material could one day enable more-efficient electronics or even quantum computing.

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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.