College of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Alvernia University, home to 34 majors and minors, 2 interdisciplinary programs, 4 pre-professional programs, the Honors program, the Masters of Arts in Community Counseling, and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. The College also sponsors Alvernia’s distinctive General Education SEARCH program preparing ethical servant-leaders in the global 21st century. SEARCH is grounded in the liberal arts tradition of rigorous, open inquiry into the Enduring Questions that shape the human experience. It reflects the values of exploration and discovery integral to education and aims to launch students on their academic journey.

Our graduates name Alvernia’s outstanding faculty, significant internship and research opportunities, and cultivation of life-long thinking, communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills as key to their success.

We encourage you to explore our website and then visit campus to meet faculty and students and experience first-hand the value of an exceptional liberal arts education in the Franciscan tradition.

Arts & Sciences Programs



Fine and Performing Arts

  • Art and Music


Psychology and Counseling

Sciences and Mathematics


Other Programs

  • Social Studies

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