School of Arts and Sciences

School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) is the liberal arts core of the University of Pennsylvania. SAS has three main academic components:

  • The College at Penn for undergraduate students
  • The Graduate Division for M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. programs
  • College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS)
SAS is at the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. Ten of its 24 departments are ranked in the top ten nationally for faculty distinction according to the National Research Council, and SAS faculty are regularly recognized with academia's highest honors, including in recent years the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize.


Browse the School of Arts and Sciences Collections:

Behavioral and Decision Sciences Program

Biological Basis of Behavior Program

Center for Italian Studies

Cinema and Media Studies Program

Classical Studies at Penn

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Department of Biology

Department of Chemistry

Department of Criminology

Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Department of English

Department of History

Department of History and Sociology of Science (HSS)

Department of Linguistics

Department of Music

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC)

Department of Philosophy

Department of Physics

Department of Psychology

Department of Religious Studies

Department of Romance Languages

Department of South Asia Studies

Department of the History of Art

“Dispossessions in the Americas” Penn-Mellon Just Futures Initiative

International Relations Program

Jewish Studies Program

Organizational Dynamics Programs

Penn Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics Working Papers

Penn Humanities Forum

Penn Sociology

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Positive Psychology Center

Theatre Arts Program

Urban Studies Program