Core Requirements



The Core Curriculum at Loyola Marymount University requires 13 Core 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. All flagged courses will be at the 2000-level or higher.


Foundations (Year 1 & 2)

Explorations (Years 2 & 3)

Integrations (Years 3 & 4)

First Year Seminar (must be taken in first year)

Rhetorical Arts (must be taken in first year)

Quantitative Reasoning

Theological Inquiry

Philosophical Inquiry

Studies in American Diversity

Creative Experience

Historical Analysis and Perspectives

Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

Understanding Human Behavior

Faith and Reason

Ethics and Justice

Interdisciplinary Connections


Flag Requirements (2000-level or higher): Writing (2); Oral Skills; Information Literacy; Quantitative Literacy; Engaged Learning


Note: CSE students enrolled in B.A. or B.S. degrees within the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering will follow the Core Curriculum as described in the bulletin (scroll down to "Core Curriculum for Students in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering").