Transfer Students with Fewer Than 30 Units

The Core Curriculum at Loyola Marymount University requires 12-13 courses, including 6 flagged requirements. Some courses in the Core may also satisfy requirements in the student’s major or minor. Flagged courses will typically be courses that also satisfy other Core or major requirements, so they do not add to the total course requirements for most students. All flagged courses will be at the 200-level or higher.

 

FOUNDATIONS

For students who transfer fewer than 30 units, the First Year Seminar must be taken in the first semester at LMU. All other courses in Foundations are required, but may be transferred from another institution (pending approval). 

First Year Seminar

REQUIRED – Must be taken at LMU

Rhetorical Arts

REQUIRED – Students may transfer a comparable course (one that combines oral skills with writing) or two courses (one that emphasizes oral communication and one that emphasizes writing).

Quantitative/Mathematical Reasoning

REQUIRED – May be transferred

Theological Inquiry

REQUIRED – May be transferred

Philosophical Inquiry

REQUIRED – May be transferred

Studies in American Diversity

REQUIRED – May be transferred

 

EXPLORATIONS

For students who transfer fewer than 30 units, all courses in Explorations are required, but may be transferred from another institution (pending approval). 

Creative Experience

REQUIRED – Students may transfer a comparable course (one that combines creative and critical skills) or two courses in the Arts (one that emphasizes the creative and one that emphasizes the critical).

Historical Analysis and Perspectives

REQUIRED – May be transferred

Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

REQUIRED – May be transferred

Understanding Human Behavior

REQUIRED – May be transferred

 

INTEGRATIONS

For students who transfer fewer than 30 units, all courses in Integrations are required, and must be taken in residence at LMU.

Ethics and Justice

REQUIRED – Must be taken at LMU

Faith and Reason

REQUIRED – Must be taken at LMU

Interdisciplinary Connections*

REQUIRED – Must be taken at LMU

*Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Engineering Physics are exempt from Interdisciplinary Connections in the Integrations area of the Core.

 

FLAG REQUIREMENTS

Students who transfer fewer than 30 units must meet all 6 Flag Requirements. Flagged courses must be taken in residence at LMU.

Writing (2 Flagged Courses)

REQUIRED – Must be taken at LMU

Oral Skills (1 Flagged Course)

REQUIRED – Must be taken at LMU

Information Literacy (1 Flagged Course)

REQUIRED – Must be taken at LMU

Quantitative Reasoning (1 Flagged Course)

REQUIRED – Must be taken at LMU

Engaged Learning (1 Flagged Course)

REQUIRED – Must be taken at LMU

 

UCCC POLICY ON AP COURSES

No more than two Explorations courses may be met by AP exams. Since AP credits can be applied to major, minor and core courses, it is highly recommended that students discuss their options either with their associate deans or with their school/college academic coordinators.