The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 120 units, including at least 45 units of upper division work.
Lower division courses are numbered 100 – 299 and are normally taken in the freshman and sophomore years. Upper division courses are numbered 300 – 599 and are normally taken in the junior and senior years.
The degree requirements are divided into three areas:
Majors in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts provide a field of concentration that develops a depth of understanding in the humanities or social sciences. Each requires a specific number of lower division and upper division courses, which will vary depending on the major. All majors and their requirements are listed in the LMU Bulletin.
Every major will develop skills in writing, communication, critical thinking and analysis. All majors at the undergraduate level provide breadth that will prepare you for almost any entry-level career or for graduate study.
Students choose a field of study based on their interests, abilities and career goals. Many first year students are undecided about their majors, even if they have declared one. Others change their majors as they gain insight and information. This is quite normal. Campus resources, including your advisor, Career Development Services, and the LMU Bulletin can assist you in the decision-making process. Students must officially declare a major by the junior year.