The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual home for disciplines across the natural sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities. It is where tradition meets innovation.

Our world-renowned faculty engage with student to turn theoretical and experimental ideas formed in the classroom into practical applications used to remedy problems facing our world. And Philadelphia itself serves as a large, non-traditional classroom for you to explore questions of science, society, humanities and the arts.

A virtually unlimited array of academic opportunities awaits you in the College. Our flexible curriculum is designed to frame opportunities for you, and our unusually extensive advising network will help you navigate them. So whether you have a sense of your intended field of study, or have too many interests to decide just yet, the curriculum will provide a roadmap for exploration. The relationships you develop with advisors, faculty, fellow students, and alumni will lead to amazing opportunities during your time here and in your life after Penn.

It's exciting to be a student in the College—there's a wealth of choices on and off campus every single day.

Jaslyn McIntosh, C'17
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From what you might study to all of the resources and opportunities you’ll encounter, there is so much to know about pursuing a liberal arts education at Penn!  Take our website tour of academic life in the College.