Lasallian Honors Program
Challenge yourself as you complete your undergraduate studies at Saint Mary’s by enrolling in The Lasallian Honors Program. Students who demonstrated outstanding academic achievements in high school or at their previous college or university can enroll in the Honors Program as a way to complete all of their general education requirements at Saint Mary’s.
After applying to Saint Mary’s and being recognized for their academic success, eligible students are invited to join the Honors Program, broadening their college experience at Saint Mary’s — and beyond.
What is the Honors Program?
The Lasallian Honors Program is an alternative version of Integratus, the integrated general education curriculum at Saint Mary’s. Integratus and the Honors Program shape students to become difference-makers in the community and the world. The Honors Program consists of seven interdisciplinary seminars that use a modern version of the Great Books to consider important themes throughout history and issues that face our contemporary world. It relies on a shared inquiry method of teaching, avoiding quizzes and lectures, in order to instill in its students excellent skills in communication and critical thinking.
Some of the books and authors you may read include the following:
- Epic of Gilgamesh
- The Brothers Karamazov
- Bhagavad Gita
- Charles Darwin
- Toni Morrison
- Layli Long Soldier
Honors Program Experiences and Minors
In addition to the seven seminars based on the Great Books curriculum, Honors students will also participate in the First Year Experience required of all students at Saint Mary’s. Honors students, however, are not required to take E130 First Year Writing.
After successfully completing the Honors Program, you will have satisfied all of the general education requirements for graduation from Saint Mary’s.
Learn more about The Lasallian Honors Program and how you can challenge yourself academically, intellectually, and socially at Saint Mary’s. If you did not receive an invitation to join the Honors program, we encourage you to inquire about how to possibly become part of the program.