Integral Program of Liberal Arts


The Integral Program of Liberal Arts offers an integrated curriculum of seminars, tutorials, and laboratories centered on the classical liberal arts.

Conversations amongst friends over the great books—from Homer, Plato, and Aristotle to Dante, Austen, and Tolstoy—inspire students to think deeply and live authentically. 

Students will read primary texts from the traditions that have shaped our world, ask their own questions, and work out their own thoughts in a supportive environment. Faculty mentors question, coach, challenge, and encourage students’ wonder. A cohort model of community fosters learning and friendships. Lasallian core principles are reflected in our curriculum and honored in our community.

Our graduates gain the thinking ability, self-discipline, and leadership skills needed to pursue careers and graduate degrees in many fields. The Integral Program will prepare you for a life well-lived.

Integral Program Student Highlight

Richard on the Quad

Richard Trinh ’24

First-generation college student whose parents immigrated from Vietnam. President of the Asian Pacific American Student Association. And here’s why they value the unique pedagogy of SMC’s Integral Program.

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In addition to need- and merit-based aid, prospective and current Integral Program students are eligible for several scholarships, including the ​​Departmental Scholarship, totaling $13,000 per year.

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Help us continue to be All Together More. Consider donating to the Program to support the needs of our students and our one-of-a-kind curriculum.

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Elizabeth Hamm, Program Director

Cathleen Huston, Assistant