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The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers ambitious students—from veterans and international scholars to high school students and working professionals—opportunities to develop the skills they need to thrive in a changing global society. Wherever you are in life or in the world, the power of Penn is open to you.

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Penn LPS Online Certificate in Social Difference, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Featured Program

The Penn LPS Online Certificate in Social Difference, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion helps students understand the complex histories and realities of social inequality and equips them with tools to tackle implicit biases and create more inclusive workplaces, communities, and organizations.

Explore undergraduate and graduate degrees

Degree programs

Our bachelor’s and professional master’s degrees provide Ivy League academics, hands-on learning experiences, global connections, and expert advising to help you reach your goals.

LPS offers opportunities to earn academic credit without committing to a degree

Non-degree programs

From post-baccalaureate programs to guest student programs welcoming learners from around the world, LPS offers opportunities to earn academic credit without committing to a degree.

standalone certificates as well as programs undertaken during the course of certain degrees

Certificates

Designed to develop specialized skills or knowledge, these focused programs of study include standalone certificates as well as programs undertaken during the course of certain degrees.

courses include dedicated programs of study as well as open admissions options for lifelong learners

Courses

Taught by world-class faculty and expert practitioners, LPS courses include dedicated programs of study as well as open admissions options for lifelong learners.

Increase your impact

Professional Programming

Meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving global society through learning opportunities, programming, and services tailored to meet your organization’s needs.

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What do you want to study?

Explore our programs by degree, subject area, delivery, and more—and discover how LPS can meet your academic and professional goals.

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Choose your path at with online courses, certificates, and even a bachelor's degree

Penn LPS Online

Designed for working adults and nontraditional students, Penn LPS Online offers courses, certificates, and a bachelor's degree that fit your unique needs and busy life. Penn LPS Online brings the tradition of Penn’s academic excellence to you, wherever you are.

Make your summer plans with Penn

Penn Summer

Penn Summer has something for everyone: working adults, visiting undergraduates, Penn alumni and staff, and other lifelong learners. Learn from Penn faculty in courses that suit your summer schedule—on campus, online, or abroad.

Penn Arts and Sciences High School Program students on campus

Penn SAS High School Programs

Penn SAS High School Programs welcome ambitious young students to the Ivy League. Check out our range of programs—specialized studies or academic exploration, with or without academic credit, a few weeks or a whole term—and choose the right path for you.

Events

Master of Science in Applied Geosciences Virtual Café
Master of Liberal Arts Virtual Information Session
Organizational Dynamics Virtual Information Sessions
Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café

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LPS News

LPS Fall events
Fall 2022 virtual events and information sessions announced

The faculty and staff of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies invite you to join us for upcoming virtual information sessions and program events.

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Unlawful DISorder (released this month from Jaded Ibis Press)
In a propulsive new novel, a Bachelor of Arts alum examines law and disorder

David Jackson Ambrose (Bachelor of Arts `13) explores how race, sexuality, disability, and poverty collide with American prison, policing, and mental healthcare.

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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) students all take their own unique path to Penn.
The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences experience, according to three recent graduates

Meet three remarkable BAAS graduates, and discover how our innovative online degree helped them achieve their academic dreams.

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