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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Options for Undeclared Freshmen


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Students who are not yet ready to declare a major have the option of selecting one of three general areas of study – CAS Common Curriculum, KSOM Business Area and PCPS Common Curriculum – with the particular major to be determined by the end of the freshman year.


CAS Common Curriculum – First Year


Undecided students who are interested in exploring one or more of the majors offered in the College of Arts and Sciences may enroll in the CAS Common Curriculum program. Students in this program take a combination of freshman level General Education courses and courses in potential majors. Specific courses are chosen in consultation with an academic advisor. In addition, CAS Common Curriculum students are invited to participate in a non-credit bearing “Choosing a Major Seminar.”  The seminar meets twice a week for the first half of the semester.

  Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr.   Spr. Cr.   
                                         
GE BASIC SKILLS Public Speaking*/Composition*/Computing & Information Literacy* 3 3
GE PHIL or T/RS T/RS 121: (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  or PHIL 120: Introduction to Philosophy   3 3
MAJOR Select from introductory classes of any major 3-4.5 3-4.5
MAJOR Select from introductory classes of any major 3-4.5 3-4.5
MAJOR Select from introductory classes of any major 3-4.5 3-4.5
INTD First Year Seminars 1    
    15-19.5 15-19.5

1The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

*An approved 3-credit EP Foundation Course may be substituted for COMM 100  and C/IL 102 -C/IL 104 .  In this case, the total needed for graduation in this major may be reduced.  Consult with your advisor if you have questions.


KSOM Business Common Curriculum – First Year


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.
                                              
MAJOR (GE S/BH) ECO 153 - (S) Principles of Microeconomics  – ECO 154 - (S) Principles of Macroeconomics   3 3
GE WRTG–SPCH WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition  – BUS 140 - Business Information & Oral Proficiency   3 3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy   3  
GE T/RS T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     3
GE QUAN MATH ELECT - Math Option (two courses) 3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3 3
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 1    
    15 15

1The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.


PCPS Common Curriculum – First Year


For students considering health care or education as a major, the Panuska College of Professional Studies has a program designed to provide an exploratory freshman year for those who wish to defer declaring their choice of major.

  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  – T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
GE NSCI BIOL 110 -111 - (E) Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 4
GE S/BH PSYC 110 - (S) Fundamentals of Psychology   3  
GE EP EDUC 102 - (FYOC, FYDT) Educational Skills in a Global Society     3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective   3
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 2    
MAJOR ELECT Elective or Core Course 3 3
    16 16

1BIOL 110 -111  indicating those courses are given to those interested in NURS, OT, EXSC, or CHED.

2The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

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