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Connected Learning

Learn by Doing

Since 1851, Lasell has been a leader in innovative education and has distinguished itself through our Connected Learning curriculum, which links classroom theory and projects with real-world experience.

At Lasell, you'll begin taking courses in your areas of interest immediately, and every major includes practical, hands-on work in the form of required internships, service-learning projects, and collaborative research.

"Lasell's teaching method, Connected Learning, gave me invaluable experiences that allowed me to be successful at my internships with velocity sports performance and Harvard's varsity athletic teams. I wouldn't have obtained my position at MIT without Lasell." 
Rob, Exercise Science Major

We are committed to the idea of learning by doing. Here are just a few Connected Learning examples:

Athletic training students care for injuries at the Olympic Development Program for Youth Soccer, the Bay State Games, and the Boston Marathon.
Justice studies students gain experience at the U.S. Marshall's Office in Boston, Victim's Rights Law Center, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Brandon Residential Treatment Center, and various local police headquarters and law offices.
Fashion design and production students might intern at CranBarry Inc., makers of athletic uniforms and one of only a few manufacturing sites in the country where complete construction--from design to stitching--is done on site.
Accounting students learn the ins and outs of our complex tax system from the IRS and help disadvantaged and elderly taxpayers complete their tax returns.
At the Center for Community Based Learning and the Donahue Institute, students from all majors learn through course-based service learning projects and implement their own ideas.