University Studies Curriculum (Beginning Fall 2017)

Curriculum (starting Fall 2017) - click here for a PDF

The faculty senate adopted many of the recommendations made by the University Studies Advisory Committee to streamline and simplify the curriculum. You can read the entire 2016 USAC report or a summary of the changes. This page provides guidelines and required Student Learning Outcomes for each of the categories.

Foundations (14-20 hours)

•First Year Seminar
•World Languages and Cultures
•Mathematics and Statistics

Approaches and Perspectives (28-31 hours)

•Aesthetic, Interpretive and Literary Approaches
•Historical and Philosophical Approaches
•Scientific Approaches to the Natural World
•Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors
•Living in Our Diverse Nation
•Living in a Global Society

Explorations Beyond the Classroom (1 approved experience)

•Applied Learning Course
•Study Abroad

Competencies (21 hours)

•Informational Literacy
•Writing Intensive
•Critical Reasoning