where they expand horizons, explore their passion, build connections from the classroom to careers and communities, and enrich their lives. Our undergraduates, regardless of major, gain communication, analytical, and quantitative skills and leave well-prepared for their futures, ready to take on roles from tech entrepreneur to journalist to clinical research to filmmaker. Our outstanding graduate students are essential to the intellectual life of a great university and assume roles as leaders in scholarship and industry.
in all that we do. As innovative teachers and outstanding scholars, they advance how we think about the world’s biggest questions, lead the way in transformative discoveries, and invent new directions in interdisciplinary inquiry. These synergistic avenues of study manifest in curricula, programs, and centers that specialize in the study of everything from big data to social norms to performance arts.
starts close to home and reaches across the globe, whether it's investigating lead toxicity in Philadelphia neighborhoods in order to protect those at the greatest risk of exposure, or shoring up clean-water infrastructure in Mumbai. Service courses and programs create unique outreach opportunities for faculty and students, including initiatives like Kitchen Science, which teaches students from underrepresented backgrounds scientific concepts using inexpensive tools and materials from the kitchen, and Penn Prison Project, which offers academically rigorous courses in philosophy and mathematics to individuals impacted by the justice system.
As Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners; doctors, lawyers, and scientists; teachers and entrepreneurs; leaders in finance, government, and nonprofit work, and more, our alumni make their marks in the world. Through a variety of mentoring programs, they bring their experience back to campus to instill in students the confidence they need to thrive. And a network of generous alumni volunteers are valued partners, advocating for the importance of the liberal arts and helping us achieve our highest priorities.