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 for our contemplative liberal arts degree. The Core Curriculum is overseen by Naropa College, the organizing entity within Naropa University dedicated to delivering a comprehensive undergraduate degree experience from new student orientation through degree completion.  

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 skill-sets and experiences relevant to students across all majors and academic disciplines.


Elementary Teacher Licensure Program

The Elementary Teacher Licensure Program is designed to prepare students from different majors to become 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 an 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.