Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.)
The Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) information provided is from the Lourdes University 2022-23 Academic Catalog. Lourdes students should consult the academic catalog for the year they started their program. Current and past Academic Catalogs can be viewed at: https://www.lourdes.edu/academics/academic-calendar-schedules/
Students may choose majors from the following:
- Art History
- Criminal Justice
- Dual Education Endorsement Program
- Individualized Studies
- Middle Childhood Education
- Primary Education
- Social Work
- Theological Studies
B.A. Degree Requirements:
Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours. Certain majors may require more hours.
Students must maintain a minimum of 2.0 grade point average for all college level courses. Some departments have further minimum G.P.A. requirements for courses in the major.
Students must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours from Lourdes University. These semester hours do not include prior learning credits.
Students must complete the General Education Requirements for the degree. A single course may be used to meet only one general education requirement, with the exception of the area of cultural diversity. A course in any discipline that has been accepted for cultural diversity may be used both for that discipline and for cultural diversity unless a program specifies a course that must be taken.
If required, students must successfully complete ENG 097 College Reading Strategies with a C* (2.0) or better within their first two semesters at Lourdes University. If required, students must successfully complete ENG 098 College Writing Strategies with a C* (2.0) or better within their first two semesters at Lourdes University. Students must take ENG 101 College Composition during their first four semesters at Lourdes and a second advanced composition course ENG 313, ENG 351-355.
First time college students must successfully complete MTH 097 (if required) with a C* (2.0) or better within the first 20 semester hours at Lourdes; MTH 098 (if required) with a C* (2.0) or better must be successfully completed within the first 40 semester hours. At least one of the math courses required for general education (MTH 110 or higher) must be completed within the first 60 semester hours.
Students transferring more than 20 semester hours of credit must successfully complete MTH 097 (if required) with a C* (2.0) or better within the first 15 semester hours at Lourdes. MTH 098 (if required) must be successfully completed with a C* (2.0) or better within the first 30 semester hours. At least one of the math courses required for general education (MTH 110 or higher) must be completed within the first 45 hours at Lourdes University.
Students must complete the chosen major with courses specifically required by the departments offering the major.
Students must complete a stipulated number of courses in their major at Lourdes University.
Students must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours of 300/400 level courses. A minimum of 16 of these semester hours must be taken at Lourdes University. Qualifying students may be awarded up to 45 total credits through prior learning.