Academic Focus Areas

Academic Focus Area: Business

Related Majors

  •  All BBA majors, including Accounting, Finance, General Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing
Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra (or higher) (minimum grade of C) 3
Select one of the following (Area C Fine Arts): 3
Art Appreciation  
Comparative Arts  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
BUSA 2115 Introduction to Business 3
Select one of the following (Area E U.S. History): 3
U. S. History to 1865  
U. S. History since 1865  
Select one Area B seminar 1-2
 Credit Hours16-17
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C ) 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MISM 2115 Introduction to Information Systems in Business 3
Select one PEDS activity course 1
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours32-33

Academic Focus Area: Computer Science, Math, or Science

Related Majors:

  • Biology (BA, BA Secondary Education Track, BS)
  • Chemistry (BA Biochemistry Track, BA Secondary Education, BS, BS ACS Certified Track, BS Food Science Track, BS Forensics Track)
  • Computer Science (BS Applied Computing Track, BS CyberSecurity Track, BS Education Track, BS Games Programming Track, BS Software Systems Track)
  • Earth and Space Science (BS Astrophysics and Geology Track, BS Environmental Science Track, BS Geology Track, BS Secondary Education Track)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Mathematics (BA, BS, BS Applied Math Concentration, BS Secondary Education Concentration)
Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
Select one of the following (Area A Math): 1 4
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (recommended for Earth & Space Science Majors and Mathematics Majors)  
Pre-Calculus  
Select one of the following options: 4
Option A - Students interested in Biology, Chemistry, or Earth and Space Sciences, select one of the following in Area D:
 
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
 
Option B - Computer Science students in the Games Programming Track are advised to select the following:
 
Principles of Biology  
Option C - Students interested in other majors in this focus area may take a lab science listed in the catalog under the major they’re interested in
 
Select one of the following options: 3
Option A - Students considering BS programs select one of the following Fine Arts courses:
 
Art Appreciation  
Comparative Arts  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
Option B - Students considering BA programs: Select one Foreign Language course
 
POLS 1101 American Government 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
Select one of the following (Area D Math): 3-4
Elementary Statistics  
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (Chemistry)  
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (Earth and Space Science and Math Majors)
or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
 
Select one of the following options: 4
Option A - Students interested in Biology, Chemistry, or Earth and Space Sciences, select the following in Area D:
 
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
 
Option B - Computer Science students in the Games Programming Track are advised to select the following:
 
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics I Lab
 
Option C - Students interested in other majors in this focus area may continue the lab science they started in the first semester
 
Select one of the following: 4-7
Students considering BS programs: Select one Area E Behavioral Science or World Cultures course
 
Students considering BA programs: Select one Foreign Language course
 
Students interested in teaching take the following in place of, or in addition to, one Area E course: UTCH Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
 
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
 Credit Hours17-21
 Total Credit Hours34-38

Academic Focus Area: Education (Excluding Secondary Education)

Related Majors

  • Early Childhood Education (BSEd)
  • Health and Physical Education (BSEd)
  • Health and Physical Education (BSEd) - Non Certification Track
  • Middle Grades Education (BSEd)
  • Special Education (BSEd)
Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
Select one of the following options: 3
Option A - Students not pursuing Math or Science concentrations select the following:
 
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning  
Option B - Students interested in Math or Science concentrations select the following:
 
College Algebra (or higher math, depending on placement)  
Select one Area D Science course with lab 4
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching 3
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Educational Settings 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Students interested in math or science concentrations: Select one Area D science course with lab
 
Students not pursuing math or science concentrations: Select one Area D science course with or without lab
 
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education 3
Select one of the following options: 3-4
Option A - Students not pursuing math or science concentrations, select one of the following (Area E U.S. History):
 
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
 
Option B - Students interested in math or science concentrations select the following:
 
Pre-Calculus  
 Credit Hours15-17
 Total Credit Hours31-33

Academic Focus Area: Exploratory

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
Select one of the following options: 3
Option A - Students interested in Math or Science disciplines select the following:
 
College Algebra (or higher, depending on placement)  
Option B - Students not pursuing Math or Science disciplines select the following:
 
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning  
Select one Area D Science course with lab 4
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
Select one course at the 1000-2000 level in the student’s discipline of interest 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Students interested in math or science disciplines: select one Area D science course with lab
 
Students not pursuing math or science disciplines: Select one Area D science course with or without lab
 
POLS 1101 American Government 3
Select one course at the 1000-2000 level in the student’s discipline of interest 3
 Credit Hours15-16
 Total Credit Hours31-32

Academic Focus Area: Fine and Performing Arts

  • Art (BFA, BA, BSEd Art Education)
  • Art History (BA)
  • Music (BA, BM Music Education, BM Music Performance)
  • Theatre (BA, BFA, BSEd Theatre Education)
Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts (Area C Humanities) 3
Select one of the following (Area C Fine Arts): 3
Art Appreciation  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
Select one of the following:  
Students considering BA Programs: Select one Foreign Language course
 
Students considering a vocal music major are encouraged to select one German or French course
 
Select 3-4 credits from the following (explore your interest): 3-4
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic  
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern  
Art Foundation: Explorations of Drawing  
Art Foundation: 2D and Digital  
Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education  
First Year Seminar (for students interested in teaching) 1  
 Credit Hours15-16
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (or other Area A Math course) 3
Select one of the following as an elective: 3
Art Appreciation  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
Students considering BA Programs: Select one Foreign Language course  
Select 3-4 credits from the following (explore your interest): 3-4
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic  
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern  
Art Foundation: Explorations of Drawing  
Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Educational Settings (for students interested in teaching)  
Class Voice 1  
Class Piano for Non-Music Majors 1  
Class Guitar for Non-Music Majors 1  
Music Foundations  
First Year Seminar 1  
Script Analysis  
 Credit Hours15-16
 Total Credit Hours30-32

Academic Focus Area: Health Professions

Related Majors:

  • Exercise Science (BS)
  • Health Science (BS)
  • Nursing (BSN, RN-BSN)
Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
Select one of the following (Area A): 1 3
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (minimum grade of C)  
College Algebra  
Select one of the following (Area D): 2 4
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry I Lab
 
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
 
POLS 1101 American Government 3
Select one of the following: 2-3
Concepts of Fitness  
One Area C Fine Arts course:
 
Art Appreciation  
Comparative Arts  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
 Credit Hours15-16
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
STAT 1127 3
Select one of the following (continue chemistry sequence from the first semester): 4
Survey of Chemistry II
and Survey of Chemistry II Lab
 
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
 
Select one Area E Behavioral Science or World Cultures course 3
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
Select one of the following: 1
Introduction to the Health Professions 3  
One PEDS course
 
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours32-33

Academic Focus Area: Humanities

Related Majors:

  • Art History (BA)
  • Communication (BA), with tracks in
    • Communication Studies
    • Film Production
    • Integrated Media
    • Public Relations
  • English (BA), with tracks in
    • Creative Writing
    • Literature
    • Professional Writing
    • Secondary Education
  • History (BA), with tracks in
    • History
    • Secondary Education
  • Liberal Arts (BA), with tracks in
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Military and Global Issues
    • Philosophy
  • Modern Language and Culture (BA), with tracks in
    • Spanish with Teacher Certification
    • Spanish Literature and Culture
Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
Select one of the following (Area C Fine Arts): 3
Comparative Arts  
Art Appreciation  
Select one Foreign Language course 3
Select one of the following (Area C Humanities): 3
Comparative Arts 1  
Introduction to Philosophy  
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
COMM 1100 Human Communication 3
Select one of the following (Area E U.S. History): 3
U. S. History to 1865  
U. S. History since 1865  
Select one Foreign Language course 3
Select one of the following (explore your interest): 3
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic  
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern  
Interpersonal Communication  
Group Communication  
Introduction to Mass Communication  
Exploring Learning and Teaching (for students interested in teaching)  
Language and Culture  
World History to 1500  
World History since 1500  
Moral Philosophy  
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours30

Academic Focus Area: Social Science

Related Majors

  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Psychology (BS)
  • Sociology (BS), with tracks in
    • Applied Sociology Concentration
    • Crime, Deviance, & Society Concentration
    • General Concentration
Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (or any other Area A Math) 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
Select one of the following options: 3
Option A - Students considering programs other than Political Science select the following:
 
Public Speaking  
Option B - Students considering BA Political Science select the following: Select one Foreign Language course
 
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Sociology (meets a requirement for Criminal Justice Majors)  
Introduction to General Psychology (required for Psychology & Sociology Majors)  
Principles of Macroeconomics  
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
Select one Area D Lab Science course 3-4
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
Select one of the following options: 3
Option A - Students considering programs other than Political Science - Select one of the following Fine Arts courses:
 
Art Appreciation  
Comparative Arts  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
Option B - Students considering BA Political Science: Select one Foreign Language course
 
Select one of the following (explore your interest) 3
Introduction to Social Work and Welfare  
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Psychology as a Major and Career (with permission of Chair of Psychology)  
Introduction to Political Science  
 Credit Hours15-16
 Total Credit Hours30-31

Completed May 22, 2018, after consultation with UCC, advisors, department chairs, and other faculty staff.