About Loma Linda University General Education

As a Seventh-day Adventist health sciences institution, Loma Linda University seeks to exemplify a life of service and sensitivity beyond the requirements of academic excellence within a professional discipline. With its rich spiritual heritage, the University places special emphasis on educating its students for a life of service in a global community.

General education at Loma Linda University consists of courses, lectures, programs, and activities coordinated with the intent to integrate faith and learning. In addition to the basics of cultural heritage and diversity, scientific inquiry and analysis, communication, and wellness, the curriculum emphasizes the University’s spiritual heritage; as well as moral and ethical decision-making that is grounded in Christian principles.

Loma Linda has a variety of General Education (GE) courses to choose from. Courses prepare prospective and current students for program prerequisites & corequisites, baccalaureate degree education requirements (GE), elective coursework, and more.

General Education Courses are organized or grouped into six categories called Domains. Loma Linda University requires all students graduating with a baccalaureate degree to complete a minimum of 55 quarter units of general education across the five domains. Additional information about General Education

    Domain 1: Religion (4-16 quarter units) - to be taken in program
    Domain 2: Art and Humanities (16 quarter units)
    Domain 3: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 quarter units)
    Domain 4: Social Sciences (12 quarter units)
    Domain 5: Written and Oral Communication (9 quarter units)
    Domain 6: Health and Wellness (2 quarter units)

      Why General Education at Loma Linda?

      • Faith-based education
      • Get to know LLU before you apply to a program
      • University level course work
      • Evening and online course options
      • No waiting lists
      • Quality instruction
      • Health care focus
      • World-class facilities


        General Education

        General education courses contribute to the fulfillment of requirements that apply to the baccalaureate degree programs in the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, and Nursing. Undergraduate baccalaureate programs use GE to fulfill requirements within various areas of study known as “domains”.  Students are required to complete 68 quarter units, which are integrated into the entire undergraduate program. Requirements are organized into five domains.


        Secondarily, students may need elective coursework to meet minimum unit requirements for their program degree. Loma Linda University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses to meet elective requirements.

        Prerequisites & Corequisites

        Students applying to Loma Linda University programs may have prerequisite or corequisite coursework to complete either prior to program entry or while in a program.

        Students should seek advisement for program prerequisites and corequisites.

        Tuition for GE

        Get details on the standard cost of attendance at LLU. View Estimates

          To apply to a specific program:

          Non-Degree Students (students not currently enrolled in a LLU program)

          Students currently enrolled in a Program

          • Students currently enrolled in a program at LLU should work with their program director to add courses.