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Welcome to La Salle University's
Core Curriculum Webpages

Offering sustained study in a broad range of disciplines, the core curriculum provides students with an opportunity to build a strong educational foundation for the future. Guided by La Salle's heritage as a Catholic university, the core curriculum reflects La Salle's strong commitment to the interdependence of intellectual and spiritual growth. Its aim is to help students find an engaging living as part of an engaged life. As future competitors in a rapidly re-forming world, students need intellectual resources that keep pace with current innovations; as future innovators, students need spiritual resources that guide human beings towards humane reforms.

Dr. Margot Soven, Core Director
Olney Hall 140, 215-951-1148

Special Core Programs:
Doubles Program    
First Year Odyssey
Understanding at Home and Abroad
Course Objectives:
Frameworks of Scientific Understanding
Patterns of Meaning

Course Requirements:
All courses in the core may be counted towards any minor or major barring exclusions by the academic departments sponsoring the minor or major. To complete the core requirements, most School of Arts and Sciences majors must complete a maximum of 19 courses, School of Business Administration majors, a maximum of 16 courses, and School of Nursing majors, a maximum of 15 courses.
Please review the specific requirements for the school of your choice:
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Business Administration
School of Nursing - See Individual Programs for Core Curriculum