What La Salle Honors Program graduates do is impressive: They move on to the nation’s most prestigious graduate and professional schools and to rewarding careers in law, medicine, education, business, government, and every other field imaginable. What they become is extra-ordinary: articulate, intellectually astute, educated human beings prepared not only for their professions but also for life.
Established in 1963, the Honors Program at La Salle is regarded by many as a national model. The National Collegiate Honors Council describes the program as “a very special sort, not available to larger general universities.”
At the heart of the La Salle Honors Program is the “impertinent question.” You’ll study those who shook the world by asking it—people like Copernicus, Nietzsche, and Sartre—and you’ll ask it yourself. After all, challenging the conventional wisdom and synthesizing new ideas is part of learning how to think. And teaching you “to think critically, probe analytically, and dissect incisively” is our goal, wrote John Grady, who developed the Honors Program and brought it to national recognition.
Whether you become a philosopher or a physicist, an accountant or an art historian, these skills are as much in demand today as they were more than a century ago.
Michael J. McGinniss, FSC
Director, University Honors Program