Bachelor of Arts Degree

A Bachelor of Arts Degree consists of 30 credits of Core Curriculum and at least one major (36–60 credits), for a total of 120 credits.

Core Curriculum

Naropa’s intentional Core Curriculum creates the foundation of our contemplative liberal arts degree. The Core Curriculum is overseen by Naropa College, the organizing entity within Naropa University decided to delivering a comprehensive undergraduate degree experience from new student orientation through graduation.  

BA Enrichment

BA Enrichment courses are open to all Bachelor of Arts students. These elective courses are designed to enhance students’ degree outcomes by offering skillsets and experiences relevant to student across all majors and academic disciplines.


Elementary Teacher Preparation Program

The Elementary Teacher Licensure program is designed to prepare students from different majors, to become a K-6 classroom teachers who can teach in public or private schools with presence and compassion.


Living & Learning Communities 

Naropa University offers multiple Living and Learning Communities (LLC) between the two residence hall facilities. All  first time first year students living in a residential hall are  required to participate in a LLC, which includes enrollment in COL101 Living & Learning Community, a 1 credit course designed to support students’ transition into Naropa University 


LEAPYEAR is an alternative first (or second) year of college that combines the best of a gap year with contemplative education.