Degree Requirements for the Liberal Arts BA
The following is a complete listing of degree requirements for those seeking to earn a BA in Liberal Arts from Weekend/Evening College at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
For more information, please consult a Mount advisor.
Total Units in General Studies: 50
Communication Skills 8 units
Written (Freshman English 1A & 1B) 6 units
Oral 2 units
Critical Thinking 3 units
Can be satisfied by designated courses in Philosophy or English
Arts & Sciences 21 units
Art/Music (History or Appreciation) 3 units
Literature 3 units
History (1A – Western Civilization for English majors) 3 units
Natural Science 3 units
Mathematics 3 units
Social or Behavioral Science 3 units
Economics or Political Science 3 units
Foreign Language or Culture 6 units
Philosophy and Religious Studies 15 units
Must include 3 units of Ethics
Religious Studies 6 to 9 units
Philosophy (including one course in Philosophical Ideas) 6 to 9 units
Diversity Courses 6 units
Can be satisfied by designated courses in Art, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion 6 units
Total Units in Major: 34-36
LIB 101 Introduction to the Liberal Arts (3)
LIB 110 Senior Seminar (3)
A minimum of 30 units in Liberal Arts offerings, of which 24 must be upper division.
A minimum of 4 of the upper-division courses must be in the humanities, representing at least two of the following disciplines:
A minimum of four upper-division courses must be in the social sciences, representing at least two of the following disciplines:
Plus General Studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units, including Modern Language requirement of two courses in Modern Language or Cultural Studies.
Total Units of Free Electives: 44
Any courses whatsoever may be chosen for 44 units of academic credit, of which 18 or 21 units may be used to constitute a minor.
Total Units for the Major: 34-36
Total Units for Complete Bachelor’s Degree: 124