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Bachelor of Arts degree

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Arts Degree
University Core Requirements


Beginning Fall 2013, LMU will introduce a new set of University Core requirements.  Transfer students who begin their studies at LMU before Fall 2015 may continue to take the courses for the former University Core pattern listed below to fulfill the new Core pattern.  As of Fall 2015 all transfer students will be required to take courses offered by their College that have been designated to fulfill the new Core requirements.  Information regarding these courses for the new Core will be posted soon.

Prospective students who wish to earn both a B.A./B.S. and wish to receive Secondary Teacher Preparation are advised to visit the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) web page. This site provides you with a glimpse of the information, resources, and contact information essential in the teacher credentialing process at LMU. For additional assistance or questions about the Teacher Preparation Programs, please contact Admissions at admissions@lmu.edu.

American Cultures Studies (3 semester hours)
L. A. City College students take the following course:

ENGLISH 219


College Writing (3 semester hours)
L. A. City College students take one of the following courses:

ENGLISH 101

Communication or Critical Thinking (3 semester hours)
L. A. City College students choose one of the following courses:

PHILOS 5, 8
COMM 101, 104, 121

Critical and Creative Arts (6 semester hours)
L. A. City College students choose one course from each category:

Critical Arts Category:
ARTHIST 101, 102
MUSIC 101, 111
PHOTO 34
THEATER 110

Creative Arts Category:
ART 202, 400, 708
ENGLISH 127
MUSIC 311+312+313+314
PHOTO 10
THEATER 200, 270

History (6 semester hours)
L. A. City College students choose one course from each category:

Western Civilization Category:
HISTORY 1, 2

Contemporary Civilization Category:
HISTORY 12, 13

Literature (3 semester hours)
L. A. City College students choose one of the following courses:

ENGLISH 102, 203, 204, 211, 212, 255
ITALIAN 11
SPANISH 11, 15
THEATER 110

Mathematics, Science and Technology (18 semester hours)
This requirement is met by the curriculum of the major in the College of Science and Engineering.

Philosophy (6 semester hours)
Students are required to take PHIL 160: Philosophy of Human Nature at LMU and 3 semester hours of upper division philosophy to fulfill the core requirement.

Social Sciences (6 semester hours)
L. A. City College students choose one of the three following options:

Option A: Select 2 courses from the following departments. Each course must be from a different department.
Economics Department
ECON 1, 2
Geography Department
GEOG 2
Political Science Department
POL SCI 1, 2
Psychology Department
PSYCH 1
Sociology Department
SOC 1
OR
Option B:  Select 1 course from each section:
Section 1:
ASIAN 1

Section 2
:
ECON 1, 2
GEOG 2
POL SCI 1, 2
PSYCH 1
SOC 1
OR
Option C:  Select one course from the following.  Students who select this option are required to take an upper division course in the same department at LMU to fulfill the University Core requirement in Social Sciences.
Economics Department
ECON 1, 2
Geography Department
GEOG 2
Political Science Department
POL SCI 1, 2
Psychology Department
PSYCH 1
Sociology Department
SOC 1

Theological Studies (6 semester hours)
Students are required to take one 100-level theology course and one 300-level theology course. L. A. City College students fulfill the lower division requirement at LMU.