Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Marymount California University, incorporated under the laws of the state of California and empowered by these laws to grant academic degrees, confers the Bachelor of Arts degree upon candidates who fulfill the following conditions:

1. Earn a minimum of 120 units; no more than 3 units of developmental coursework may be applied to the 120 unit minimum. Any college-level course in this catalog or accepted for transfer credit may be used as an elective to fulfill the 120-unit requirement.

2. Complete the Marymount liberal education core requirements as outlined in preceding pages.

3. Meet all program requirements including Senior Capstone.

4. Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all work attempted.

5. Satisfy the residency requirements.

a. Minimum of 30 units completed at Marymount. No more than 3 units of developmental coursework may be applied to the 30 unit minimum.
b. Once matriculated, a student may transfer in a maximum of 7 units from another institution.
c. Capstone successfully completed through Marymount with a grade of C or higher (497 and 498, 6-8 units).

Important Notes to the Student

1. Students may participate in the Associate degree commencement ceremony if they have completed a minimum of 53 units and have no more than 2 non-sequential degree requirements left to fulfill. Students may participate in the Bachelor’s degree commencement ceremony if they have completed a minimum of 113 units and have no more than 2 non-sequential degree requirements left to fulfill.

2. No course can fulfill more than one Liberal Education Core course requirement, except for the CC/CD “Themed Course” required for graduation. This course may be simultaneously used to fulfill a Liberal Education Core course requirement. (Refer to the list on page 12.)

3. For any course that satisfies a specific degree requirement, the corresponding cross-listed course will also satisfy the same requirement.

4. Four or five unit courses with a compulsory, built-in lab may not be split between the general education core and concentration areas. However, a three-unit course with a one-unit optional lab (3+1) may be split between the general education core and the concentration area.

5. Up to 15 units of Marymount coursework taken as a non-degree student may be considered and applied toward a Marymount BA degree.

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