Curriculum

Listed below are the common courses that students accepted into the Math and Science First Learning Community will enroll in for the Fall and Spring Semesters. The rest of their schedule will be specific to their personal field of study. 

Fall Semester:

UCOL 1200 (3 credit hours) – First-Year Seminar for the Math and Science First Learning Community: This freshman seminar will only be open to participants of the LC. The course will focus on acclimating to the University, learning about campus resources, how to navigate common pitfalls of math and science majors, and how to set yourself up for success in these majors. 

One of the following courses:

CHEM 1251 (3 credit hours) – General Chemistry 1: This course is a foundational requirement for science majors within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The course also meets the science course requirements for students majoring in mathematics or statistics. To take this course, incoming freshmen must meet the math placement level 3 (ML3, eligable for MATH 1103 Pre-Calculus) and are expected to have a solid foundation in high school chemistry.

MATH 1101 (3 credit hours) – College Algebra and Workshop: Completion of MATH 1101 (or equivalent based on placement scores) is required as a pre-requisite for taking CHEM 1251. If you have not met this requirement, then you will be advised to take MATH 1101 as part of your learning community curriculum instead of CHEM 1251. College algebra will provide an excellent and essential foundation for many science and math courses for any major that is part of the learning community.  Students taking MATH 1101 are also encouraged to take CHEM 1200 to prepare for CHEM 1251, however, this is not a learning community requirement.

Spring Semester:

LBST 2213 (3 credit hours) – Science, Technology, & Society: This course meets a portion of every student’s general education requirements. Specifically, it accounts for 3 credit hours of liberal studies courses under the category of ethical and cultural critique. In this course, students will study the role of science and technology within society as well as learn how humans throughout history have devised scientific theories and applied them to the development of new technologies.