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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)
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

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

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 (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)
Saddleback 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 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