Academic Focus Areas

Academic Focus Area: Business

Related Majors

  • Accounting (BBA)
  • Finance (BBA)
  • General Business (BBA)
  • General Business--International Business Track (BBA)
  • Management (BBA)
  • Management--Entrepreneurship Concentration (BBA)
  • Management--Human Resources Concentration (BBA)
  • Management Information Systems (BBA)
  • Management Information Systems--Online (BBA)
  • Marketing (BBA)
Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
BUSA 2115 Introduction to Business 3
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  
Select one of the following (Area E U.S. History): 3
U. S. History to 1865  
U. S. History since 1865  
B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses: 1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines  
Introduction to Servant Leadership  
Perspectives 1-hour (1 credit, may be repeated with a different topic)  
Perspectives 2-hour (2 credits)  
 Credit Hours16-17
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C ) 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
Area B1COMM 1110 Public Speaking or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 3
ECON 2105
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Microeconomics
3
Select one PEDS activity course 1
BUSA 2100 Introduction to Information Systems in Business 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours32-33

Academic Focus Area: Computer Science, Math, or Science

Related Majors:

  • Biology (BA, BS, BA Secondary Education Track, BS Secondary Education Track)
  • 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, BS CyberSecurity Track, BS Education Track, BS Enterprise Computing, BS Games Programming Track, BS Software Systems Track, BS Web Development)
  • Earth and Space Science (BS Astrophysics and Geology Track, BS Environmental Science Track, BS Geology Track, BS Secondary Education Track)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Mathematics (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 (with a minimum grade of C; recommended for Earth & Space Science Majors and Mathematics Majors)  
Pre-Calculus (with a minimum grade of C)  
B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses: 1
Scholarship Across the Disciplines  
Introduction to Servant Leadership  
Perspectives 1-hour (1 credit, may be repeated with a different topic)  
Perspectives 2-hour (2 credits)  
Select one of the following options: 4
Option A - Students interested in Biology, Chemistry, or Earth and Space Sciences, may take a lab science listed in the catalog under Area D under the major they’re interested in
 
Option B – Students interested in Computer Science or Information Technology can take
 
Computer Science I  
Option C – Students interested in other majors, such as Math, can take an Area D science course and lab of their choice.
 
POLS 1101 American Government 3
 Credit Hours15
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 (with a minimum grade of C; Chemistry)  
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (with a minimum grade of C; Earth and Space Science and Math Majors)  
Select one of the following options: 4
Option A - Students interested in Biology, Chemistry, or Earth and Space Sciences, may continue the lab science started in the first semester.
 
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 or take a different science with a lab
 
Select one of the following: 3
Option A: Students considering BS programs: Select one Area E Behavioral Science or World Cultures course
 
Option B: Students considering BA programs: Select one foreign language course (credit applied to Area B, Area F, or Area G, depending on major)
 
KINS 1106
Lifetime Wellness
or Concepts of Fitness
2
Students interested in teaching take UTCH 1201 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 0-1
 Credit Hours15-17
 Total Credit Hours30-32

Academic Focus Area: Education (Excluding Secondary Education)

Related Majors

  • Elementary Education (BSEd)
  • Kinesiology Health and Physical Education (BS)
  • Kinesiology Health and Physical Education (BS) - 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)  
B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses: 1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines  
Introduction to Servant Leadership  
Perspectives 1-hour  
Perspectives 2-hour  
Select one Area D Science course with lab 4
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education 3
 Credit Hours14-15
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
Area B1Select COMM 1110 Public Speaking or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Students interested in math or science concentrations: Select one Area D science course with lab 1
 
Students not pursuing math or science concentrations: Select one Area D science course with or without lab 1
 
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Educational Settings 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:
 
Introduction to Computing Principles and Technology (Area D course)  
U. S. History to 1865 (Area E course)
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 Hours29-32

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
Area B1Select COMM 1110 Public Speaking or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 3
Select one of the following:  
B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses: 1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines  
Introduction to Servant Leadership  
Perspectives 1-hour (1 credit, may be repeated with a different topic)  
Perspectives 2-hour (2 credits)  
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 Hours16-18
 Total Credit Hours32-34

Academic Focus Area: Fine and Performing Arts

Related Majors

  • Art (BFA, BA, BSEd Art Education)
  • 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
Select one of the following (Area C Humanities): 3
Comparative Arts (Area C Humanities)  
Introduction to Philosophy  
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: 3-4
Option A: Students considering BA programs: Select one Foreign Language course  
Option B: Students considering a vocal music major are encouraged to select one German or French course  
Option C: Select 3-4 credits from the following (explore your interest):  
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
B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses: 1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines  
Introduction to Servant Leadership  
Perspectives 1-hour (1 credit, may be repeated with a different topic)  
Perspectives 2-hour (2 credits)  
Select one of the following as an elective: 3
Art Appreciation  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
Area B1Select COMM 1110 Public Speaking or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 3
(Students considering BA Programs: Continue the foreign language started fall semester)  
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 Hours16-18
 Total Credit Hours31-34

Academic Focus Area: Health Professions

Related Majors:

  • Kinesiology Exercise Science Concentration (BS)
  • Health Science (BS)
  • Nursing (BSN, RN-BSN)
Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
Select one of the following (Area A): 1 3
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (minimum grade of C)  
College Algebra  
B2: Select 1 (or 2) hours of the following courses: 1
Scholarship Across the Disciplines  
Introduction to Servant Leadership  
Perspectives 1-hour (1 credit, may be repeated with a different topic)  
Perspectives 2-hour (2 credits)  
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
 
Select one of the following: 2-3
Lifetime Wellness
or Concepts of Fitness
 
One Area C Fine Arts course:
 
Art Appreciation  
Comparative Arts  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
 Credit Hours16-17
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics 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
Select one of the following: 1
Introduction to the Health Professions 3  
One PEDS course
 
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours33-34

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
  • 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  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
Area B1Select COMM 1110 Public Speaking or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 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
POLS 1101 American Government 3
B2: Select 1 (or 2) hours of the following courses: 1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines  
Introduction to Servant Leadership  
Perspectives 1-hour (1 credit, may be repeated with a different topic)  
Perspectives 2-hour (2 credits)  
Select one of the following (Area E U.S. History): 3
U. S. History to 1865  
U. S. History since 1865  
Select a foreign language class or a science class (with or without lab) 3-4
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 Hours16-18
 Total Credit Hours31-33

Academic Focus Area: Social Science

Related Majors

  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BS)
  • Political Science (BS)
  • 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
Area B1Select COMM 1110 Public Speaking or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 3
B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses: 1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines  
Introduction to Servant Leadership  
Perspectives 1-hour (1 credit, may be repeated with a different topic)  
Perspectives 2-hour (2 credits)  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Sociology  
Introduction to General Psychology  
Principles of Macroeconomics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
 Credit Hours16-17
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 Fine Arts courses: 3
Art Appreciation  
Comparative Arts  
Music Appreciation  
Theatre Appreciation  
Select one of the following (explore your interest) 2-3
Introduction to Social Work and Welfare  
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Psychology as a Major and Career  
Introduction to Political Science  
 Credit Hours14-16
 Total Credit Hours30-33

Academic Focus Areas Revised December 1, 2020, after consultation with the Provost’s Office, CSU ADVISE, major advisors, and department chairs.