California Lutheran University requires at least 124 units to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. California Lutheran University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, California Lutheran University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 74% of students who start college at California Lutheran University graduate within six years.
California Lutheran University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: California Lutheran University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
California Lutheran 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 required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for California Lutheran University.
Reminder: Check with California Lutheran University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, California Lutheran University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at California Lutheran University.
Student Designed Majors
California Lutheran 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.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at California Lutheran University
California Lutheran 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.
✅ California Lutheran 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.
❌ California Lutheran University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ California Lutheran 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.
✅ California Lutheran 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 California Lutheran University.
❌ California Lutheran University studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Pearson Library and there are no other libraries 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.
California Lutheran University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
•Public Policy and Administration, Information Technology, Quantitative Economics
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does California Lutheran University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
California Lutheran University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at California Lutheran University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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