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]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:2,544
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:50%
- Tuition & Fees:$40,750 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Literature because the "Literature" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not literature surveys.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement may be satisfied by elementary-level study.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the qualifying courses for the "Western Tradition" requirement are world history courses rather than U.S. government or history surveys.
No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.
No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.
Bellarmine should be commended for their requirements in Fine Arts, Western Civilization, Philosophy and Theology.
General Education Assessment
Bellarmine University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.
Curriculum last evaluated: 08/01/2017