Academic Experience

A La Salle education goes far beyond what can be taught in books or within the confines of a classroom. La Salle’s faculty are teachers first, focusing on the development of the whole student—intellectually, personally, and spiritually. Students are engaged in research projects, introduced to the diverse people and places of the Philadelphia region, and encouraged to explore the world.

Every day, La Salle’s faculty carry out one of the central convictions of the Lasallian mission—that learning is best achieved by doing. This practical approach prepares our students not just to succeed in their careers, but to be curious, compassionate citizens of the global community. A lifetime of learning begins with the opportunities provided by a La Salle education.

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Outstanding Faculty

Susan Borkowski, Ph.D.

Susan Borkowski, Ph.D.

Lindback Professor of Accounting and Joint Faculty, Integrated Science, Business and Technology Program

Despite having a father as an accountant, Susan Borkowski, Ph.D., did not initially set out to become one herself. Always a high achiever, she skipped a grade in school and completed a bachelor’s degree in biology in less than three years with her sights set on medical school. However, despite a 3.9 grade point average, […]

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Experiential Education (Co-ops/Internships)

Experiential Education (Co-ops/Internships)

Whether you plan to pursue an advanced degree or you have a career path plotted, work-related experience is what you need to set you apart from other applicants. At La Salle, there are many opportunities to gain valuable work-related experience before you graduate, including: Cooperative Education (Co-op) Internships Clinical Rotations Externships Practicums Field Experience Student/Faculty […]

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Student/Faculty Research

Student/Faculty Research

As students on both the undergraduate and graduate levels progress through their programs of study, they learn about the process of conducting research in their major discipline. Capstone experiences in all fields as well as the Honors Program provide opportunities for independent scholarship projects. On the undergraduate level, the University offers a formal program that […]

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Exploring Nutrition: A Groundbreaking Initiative

Exploring Nutrition: A Groundbreaking Initiative

As chair of the Integrative Studies Department, Marjorie Allen wanted a way to bring together academic disciplines with a unified purpose—one that would involve interdisciplinary programs and courses, academic research and publication, and participation from students as well as faculty. In an area that was previously one of the largest food deserts in Philadelphia, hunger […]

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The Philadelphia Initiative

The Philadelphia Initiative

The city of Philadelphia has not only been La Salle’s home for more than 150 years—it’s also the University’s largest classroom. Students’ interactions with the city’s people and places—in internships and co-ops, in community outreach programs, and in visits to the city’s distinctive historical and cultural attractions—complement their studies and enrich their overall experience. La […]

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Living up to the spirit of La Salle’s Explorer mascot, nearly 20 percent of the Class of 2013 participated in a travel/study course or a semester-long study abroad experience during their years at La Salle. Through these experiences, students have an opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture, learn from leaders in business, politics, health […]

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