Academics

General Education Requirements

Core Curriculum

  1. Common Courses
    • Writing. ENG 101 with a grade of C or better.
    • Speaking. COM 101 with a grade of C or better.
    • Freshmen Seminar: COL 101 and COL 102.
  2. Theology
    • One course from THE 100, 105, and 110.
    • One additional course in Biblical Theology (courses at the 100 or 300 level).
    • One Course in Systematic Theology (THE 401, 402, 411, 441 and 451).
    • One elective course in Theology.
  3. Humanities
    • One literature course from the English Department.
    • One three credit course from Art, Music, or Theatre.
    • Additional three credits from Art, English, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Theology, German (201 or above), Mandarin (201 or above), or Spanish (201 or above).
  4. Social Sciences
    • One course from the History Department
    • Additional six credits from: Anthropology (181, 201, 301, or 320), Business, Communication, Education, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
  5. Science and Mathematics
    • For the Bachelor of Arts:
      • One course from: MAT 116, 117, or 210 or higher.
      • One laboratory science course.
      • One additional course from Anthropology (202 or 203), Biology, Chemistry, Compuer Science, Earth-Space Science, Physis, GEO 125, MAT 116, 117, or 210 or higher.
    • For the Bachelor of Science/Nursing:
      • One course from: MAT 117, or 210 or higher.
      • Two laboratory science courses.
      • One additional course from Anthropology (202 or 203), Biology, Chemistry, Compuer Science, Earth-Space Science, Physis, MAT 117, or 210 or higher.
  6. Physical Education
    • One credit from courses numbered PED 101-199.
  7. Foreign Language
    • For the BA: three units in a recognized foreign language, two must be sequintial from the same language.
    • For the BS and BSN: two sequential units in a recognized foreign language.

    NOTE: A unit is either one year of high school study or one semester of college study. Placement recommended by test and high school performance.

Major Requirements

Students may declare a major upon completion of one year of fulltime study or 32 credits as a part-time student. This procedure is begun by making an appointment with the student’s advisor to complete an Application for Declaration of a Major. This application is forwarded by the Registrar to a faculty member in the major department for which admission is being sought. The department reviews the academic record of the applicant to determine aptitude for success in the major. Upon approval by the department, the student is assigned to an advisor in the major department. For all majors, students must complete at least 15 credits in residence in upper-division courses (numbered 300 or above) in the major. To have a major approved for graduation, a student must attain at least a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in courses selected by the student to satisfy the major. Credits used to satisfy the major may also be used to satisfy general degree requirements. Collateral requirements do not count towards major grade point average or the total credits required in a major.

Credit Requirements

At least 128 degree credits are required for the bachelor's degree, including at least 36 credits in upper-division courses. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be taken in one department. A minimum of 30 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor's degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College.