The Integral Program of Liberal Arts: A Great Books Program

The Integral Program of Liberal Arts

The Integral Program guides students on a journey of thought. Through a curriculum based on a tradition of liberal arts, students develop their minds and discover their potential. Our graduates gain the thinking ability, self-discipline, and leadership skills needed to pursue careers and graduate degrees in many fields. They are prepared for lives well-lived.

Meet Our Students and Faculty

Program Overview

The curriculum is based on a tradition of liberal arts. Students read primary texts from the traditions that have shaped our thought. There are no textbooks. Students 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.

A Liberal Education

Founded in 1956, the Integral Program is devoted to the effective fulfillment of liberal education. Its curriculum is based on the liberal arts as they are understood to be the arts of the free person. Its particular character has been shaped by its Catholic and Lasallian foundations and the guidance of its founder, Brother S. Robert Smith, FSC. Accordingly, the Program approaches liberal education in terms of the activity of encouraging wonder in its students, and addresses each student as an agent of truth according to the dignity supposed by the Christian understanding of the human person.

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Brother Kenneth, FSC