College of Professional and Continuing Studies
College of Professional and Continuing Studies
College of Professional and Continuing Studies
College of Professional and Continuing Studies
College of Professional and Continuing Studies
Welcome

Welcome to La Salle University and the College of Professional and Continuing Studies!

Our Web pages, like our College, reflect La Salle's further dedication to meeting the needs of adult learners. La Salle has created the College to directly address the specific needs of adult learners. The College of Professional and Continuing Studies clearly reflects the mission of the Christian Brothers and dedication to excellence in teaching for adult learners. Our programs are tailored to meet the scheduling needs of adults who are often juggling careers, families, and other responsibilities. Our esteemed faculty have both academic and industry experience that translates into the opportunity for you to receive a high quality, practical education. Indeed, the combination of theory and practice is a hallmark of La Salle University.

Should you choose to attend La Salle University at the Main Campus in Philadelphia, PA, the Bucks County Center in Newtown, PA, or the Montgomery County Center at the Metroplex Corporate Center in Plymouth Meeting, you will join thousands of adults who have attended one of our programs. As a graduate, you will join a group of more than 10,000 adult learners who have received their bachelor's degrees at La Salle and you’ll be part of the esteemed La Salle University alumni network of more than 47,000 graduates worldwide. We invite you to explore our programs on our Web site and please contact us with any questions. We hope you choose La Salle!

Mission Statement

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies (CPCS), within La Salle University, is dedicated in, the traditions of the Christian Brothers, to excellence in teaching and to concern for both ultimate values and for the individual values of its students. CPCS is fully committed to providing a liberal education of both general and specialized studies to adult learners, especially in underserved communities.

Through effective online, hybrid and face-to-face teaching, we strive to offer quality education founded on the idea that one’s intellectual and spiritual development goes hand in hand, complementing and fulfilling each other. The University and CPCS seek to teach its students the basic skills, knowledge, and values that they will need for a professional life. The CPCS initiated programs also aim to prepare students for informed service and progressive leadership in their communities and to fulfilling the immediate and long-term goals of their lives.

We believe in salvation through education. An educated population can achieve its full human potential. CPCS credit and noncredit programs will be offered to a wide diversity of individuals through in-person and online learning formats. Our programs will accommodate the busy schedules of working adults, stay-at-homes, geographically remote and returning learners.

As an undergraduate institution, CPCS is committed to a liberal arts education that assists students in liberating themselves from narrow interests, prejudices, and perspectives, and in learning to observe reality with precision, to judge events and opinions critically and independently, to think logically, to communicate effectively, and to sharpen professional perceptions.

As a graduate institution, CPCS strives to support the career aspirations of learners and meet the needs of society. Graduate education at La Salle emphasizes the students’ ability to apply universals and specifics to actual situations, to distinguish relationships, to analyze critically, to rearrange component ideas into new wholes and to make judgments based on external criteria.