Academic Support Courses: Credit

  • This is a guide to undergraduate credit courses. The credits are counted for graduation requirements.

    Please explore the following three sections:

    Section 1: Undergraduate Credit-Bearing Courses

    Offered by the Developmental Studies Department, Pratt Hall, Room 202/203, Phone: 724-357-2729

    The undergraduate credits

    • Will be counted toward your graduation credit count (if you pass the course)

    • Most likely will be used as elective credits

    • Will be used in your GPA (grade point average) calculation

    • Will be used for enrollment status

    • Will be counted for Financial Aid purposes

    The following courses carry undergraduate credits.

    • DVST 110 Introduction to Critical Reading and Thinking - Focuses on mastering skills related to the processes of understanding, analyzing, and assessing college-levels texts.
    • DVST 150 Introduction to Higher Education - Introduces students to skills that promote effective educational planning and academic success. 
    • DVST 160 Learning Strategies - Assists students to develop their study strategies and examine their academic goals. 
    • DVST 170 Career Exploration - Students will examine the world of work, assess their interests and abilities, and make realistic decisions on academic majors and careers.
    • DVST 250 Role of the Peer Educator: Theory Practice, and Assessment - Prepares selected students for the role of a paraprofessional Peer Educator.

    Section 2: Advising and Testing Center

    Pratt Hall, Room 216, Phone: 724-357-4067

    Course: ADVT 170 - Career Exploration 1c-0l-1cr

    Introduces the theoretical and practical framework with which to explore careers compatible with overall academic skills, aptitudes, and life goals. Students examine the world of work, assess their interests and abilities, and make realistic decisions on academic majors and careers. Notes: 1) Certain sections of this course will be restricted to specific enrollment groups. 2) Offered as ED 170 prior to 1997–98. 3) Cross-listed as DVST 170. These courses may be substituted for each other and be used interchangeably for D or F repeats but may not be counted for duplicate credit.