The College of Arts and Sciences is Penn’s intellectual home for disciplines across the humanities and the natural and social sciences. It is where tradition meets innovation. Our world-renowned faculty engage with students to turn theoretical and experimental ideas formed in the classroom into practical applications used to remedy problems facing our world.
Whether you have a sense of your intended field of study, or have too many interests to decide just yet, our flexible curriculum is designed to frame opportunities for you, and our unusually extensive advising network will help you navigate them. The College fosters a culture of exploration and as such, students do not declare a major until the end of their sophomore year.
Use the resources on this page to learn more about the curriculum as well as opportunities and potential courses of study within the College.