Integrated Studies is one of Penn's most distinctive opportunities for freshmen. It is a residentially-based, year-long, intensive liberal arts program, specifically for College students who have been admitted as Benjamin Franklin Scholars. Intellectually ambitious Riepe residents who are members of this program will take half of their freshman-year courses in Integrated Studies on topics such as justice, time, human nature, identity, origins, and change from a variety of perspectives in the physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
Integrated Studies courses will be taught by some of Penn’s most distinguished faculty, and will include weekly in house programs with the entire Benjamin Franklin Scholars community to discuss how it all fits into a broader liberal arts approach to the world. Support will be provided by Dr. Dennis DeTurck, and Dr. Ralph Rosen. The goal of this program is to help broadly-curious intellectual risk-takers find each other and find the pleasures of discovery and wonder — the hallmarks of liberal arts learning.
To Apply to this Program:
Benjamin Franklin Scholars must request the Integrated Studies Program as their first housing preference. No essay is needed. Please visit the Residential Program page for additional information.