- What is the most distinctive quality of the School of Arts and Sciences at La Salle?
- It is without question the personal/nurturing relationships that exist between students and faculty. Our faculty will know your name and will often help you with your work outside of the classroom.
Are students actively engaged in Research?
- Yes! During the past year, more than 50 undergraduate students have been actively engaged with faculty in research in a variety of areas including: Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Education, English, Social Work, Communication, Environmental Science, and Art History. Several also presented their findings at National Conferences such as the 228th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society and the Annual Society for Research in Child Development Conference.
What kinds of Support Services are available to Arts and Science students?
- There's a Freshman Advising program with a full-time coordinator; a writing center, math lab, and counseling center. There is also a university-wide tutoring program and special accommodations can be had for students with learning disabilities. Additionally, the ACE (Academic and Career Exploration) program for those who are uncertain about their majors, was developed by our office and has been used as a model by other universities.
What percentage of your classes are taught by full-time faculty vs. part-time or graduate students?
- 100 percent of the classes in the School of Arts & Sciences are taught by faculty; two-thirds by full-time faculty. The remainder are taught by adjuncts who bring
a considerable amount of current professional experience to the mix.
How is the city of Philadelphia incorporated into academic life?
- Faculty and students alike are encouraged to use the city as a classroom and most do. Field trips are extensively incorporated into the classroom; guest speakers are abundant; and numerous internships are available to all who are interested.
Is it possible to take classes during the summer?
- A full array of offerings is available each summer during several sessions and in varying formats.
Is Study Abroad an option?
- Study abroad is encouraged. LaSalle has programs of its own in Italy, Ireland and Mexico and Arts and Sciences students take full advantage of those programs as well as many others. Our Assistant Deans will work with you to plan out your program and to assure a seamless transition from LaSalle to the host School and back again.
How many of your students go on to Graduate School?
- Nearly 55% of last year's class indicated they had plans to further their studies at professional or graduate schools.
Is it possible to focus on more than one subject?
- Many Arts and Sciences students at LaSalle double or even triple major, and many others do a minor in a complementary field of study.
What are the job prospects like for Liberal Arts majors?
- The Office of Career Services at LaSalle is a busy one and employers often note that they would prefer a liberal arts graduate who has a strong set of "soft skills" in areas such as written and verbal communications, interpersonal and organizational skills, leadership, and critical thinking.