University College Course Sequences

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  • As you meet with an advisor at New Student Orientation, you’ll be encouraged to consider:

    • What are some areas you might like to explore, including any major-related coursework?
    • What are the areas you do not want to consider?

    The University College helps you explore your options so you can find your perfect major.

    Your First Semester

    Courses designated for the first (fall) semester as defined by placement testing results include:

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DVST 150 Introduction to Higher Education 1cr
    HIST 196 or PSYC 101 Exploration in US History or General Psychology 3cr
    ENGL 100 or ENGL 101 Basic Writing or Composition I 3cr
    DVST 160 Learning Strategies 1cr
    FIAR 101 or Health and Wellness course Introduction to Fine Arts or Health and Wellness course 3cr
    Liberal Studies course or major course as advised 3cr
       Total  14cr

    Possible First Semester Schedules

    Sample Fall Schedule: If You Place into ENGL 100 and MATH 100/DVST 093

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DVST 150 Introduction to Higher Learning 1cr
    FIAR 101 Introduction to Fine Arts 3cr
    HIST 196 Exploration in US History 3cr
    ENGL 100 Basic Writing 3cr
    DVST 160 Learning Strategies 1cr
    MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra 3cr
    DVST 093 Developmental Mathematics, Elements of Algebra 1cr
    Total 15cr

    Sample Fall Schedule: If You Place into ENGL 101

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DVST 150 Introduction to Higher Learning 1cr
    KHSS 143 Physical Well-being 3cr
    PSYC 101 General Psychology 3cr
    ENGL 101 Composition I 3cr
    DVST 160 Learning Strategies 1cr
    Liberal Studies Social Science/Global Multicultural Awareness/potential major course as advised 3cr
    Total 14cr

    Your Second Semester

    Second (spring) semester courses as defined by previous semester course selection will include:

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DVST 170
    Career Exploration
    1cr
    HIST 196 or PSYC 101
    Explorations in US History or General Psychology
    3cr
    FIAR 101 or Health and Wellness course Introduction to Fine Arts or Health and Wellness course 3cr
    ENGL 101 Composition I (if not taken in the previous semester) 0-3cr
    Liberal Studies courses or potential major course as advised 6–9cr
    Total 16cr