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Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
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.

For assistance or questions about this program, please contact Admissionsat admissions@lmu.edu . 

American Cultures Studies (3 semester hours)
Saddleback College students may choose one of the following courses:

ES 1, 2
ENG 24
HIST 20, 21
SOC 20
WS 21

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

ENG 1A, 1AH

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

PHIL 12*
SP 3, 5

*Note: Those who intend to major in Psychology take this course.

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

Critical Arts Category:
ARTH 25, 26, 28
DANC 64
MUS 1, 20
TA 22, 25, 26

Creative Arts Category:
ART 10, 11, 60
DANC 9
ENG 3
PHOT 25, 50
TA 1

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

Western Civilization Category:
Saddleback College students fulfill this requirement at LMU.

Contemporary Civilization Category:
HIST 17, 28

*Note: Those who intend to major in Chicana/o Studies fulfill the Contemporary Civilization requirement at LMU.

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

ENG 21A, 21B, 25, 27A
TA 25, 26

Mathematics, Science and Technology (6 semester hours)
Saddleback College students choose one mathematics course and one science or technology course:

Mathematics
MATH 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 10*, 11, 24, 26, 124

*Note: Those who intend to major in Psychology take this course.

Science/Technology

ANTH 1, 15
ARCH 150, 151
ASTR 20, 21, 25
BIO 3A, 3B, 3C, 11, 12, 15, 19, 20, 40, 41, 43, 44, 112, 113, 173
CHEM 1A, 1B, 3, 12A, 12B, 108
CS 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 3A,M 3B, 4A, 4B
DR, 23, 150, 151
ENGR 31
ENV 1, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 106, 123
GEOG 1
GEOL 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 20, 21, 23
HLTH 1
HORT 123
MS 4, 20
PHYS 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 20
PKNE 52, 53

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)
Saddleback College students choose one of the three following options:

*Note: Those who intend to major in Urban Studies must take one of the Economics courses indicated below in partial fulfillment of this requirement.

Option A:  Select 2 courses from the following departments.  Each course must be from a different department.
Economics Department
ECON 2, 4
Geography Department
GEOG 2
Political Science Department
PS 1, 12
Psychology Department
PSYC 1
Sociology Department
ANTH 2
SOC 1
OR
Option B:  Select 1 course from each section:
Section 1:
ES 3
WS 10

Section 2
:
ANTH 2
ECON 2, 4
GEOG 2
PS 1, 12
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 2, 4
Geography Department
GEOG 2
Political Science Department
PS 1, 12
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.  Saddleback College students fulfill the lower division requirement by taking the following course:

PHIL 10