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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)
Pasadena City College students take the following course:

SOC 14

College Writing (3 semester hours)
Pasadena City College students take the following course:

ENGL 1A

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

PHIL 25, 30
PHSC 2
SPCH 1, 2, 6, 10, 12

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

Critical Arts Category:
ART 1A, 1B, 4D
MUSC 1, 40
THRT 5

Creative Arts Category:
ART 23A, 23B, 23C, 24, 38A
DANC 8A+8B+8C (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
ENGL 5A, 5B, 9
MUSC 41A+41B+42A (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
MUSC 71A+71B+72 (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
MUSC 81A+81B+81C (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
MUSC 83A+83B+84 (all 3 courses are needed to fulfill this requirement)
PHOT 21
THRT 2A

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

Western Civilization Category:
HIST 1A + 1B

Contemporary Civilization Category:
HIST 7B, 9B, 27B

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

CHIN 12
ENGL 1B, 24, 44A, 44B, 44C, 60
FRNC 12
GRMN 12
ITAL 12
JAPN 12
SPAN 12
THRT 5

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)
Pasadena 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 1A, 1B
Geography Department
GEOG 2
Political Science Department
POLS 1, 2
Psychology Department
PSYC 1
Sociology Department
ANTH 2
SOC 1
OR
Option B:  Select 1 course from each section:
Section 1:
Pasadena City College fulfill this requirement at LMU.

Section 2
:
ANTH 2
ECON 1A, 1B
GEOG 2
POLS 1, 2
PSYC 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 1A, 1B
Geography Department
GEOG 2
Political Science Department
POLS 1, 2
Psychology Department
PSYC 1
Sociology Department
ANTH 2
SOC 1

Theological Studies (6 semester hours)
Students are required to take one 100-level theology course and one 300-level theology course. Pasadena City
College students fulfill the lower division requirement by taking the following course:

RELG 1