La Sierra University requires at least 190 quarter units to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. La Sierra University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, La Sierra University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 58% of students who start college at La Sierra University graduate within six years.
La Sierra University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: La Sierra University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
La Sierra University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with La Sierra University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, La Sierra University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at La Sierra University.
Student Designed Majors
La Sierra University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
La Sierra University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at La Sierra University
La Sierra University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ La Sierra University offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ La Sierra University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ La Sierra University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ La Sierra University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at La Sierra University.
🟨 La Sierra University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the University Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
La Sierra University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
Does La Sierra University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
La Sierra University does not have any ROTC programs.
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