Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

Bellarmine University says, "The very heart of the university curriculum is the liberal arts core, which consists of a body of general education courses required of all students. These requirements have a twofold purpose. They seek, first of all, to help students develop the skills of a liberally educated person: reading, writing, thinking, and speaking. Secondly, and most importantly, they seek, through the use of these skills, to help students acquire a breadth and depth of vision by exploring the humanizing disciplines, those that expand the mind and soul and challenge us to realize the full range of our human potentiality." [Source]

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Literature" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not literature surveys.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degrees and may be satisfied by elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the qualifying courses for the "Western Tradition" requirement are world history courses [or Western civilization courses, etc.] rather than U.S. government or history surveys.

  • 5. Economics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

    YES
  • Additional Information

    Bellarmine should be commended for their requirements in Fine Arts, Western Civilization, Philosophy and Theology. (6/2/2015)

Curriculum last evaluated: 03/14/2016

D

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