Information on the Curriculum Structure
Modes of Study
Ways to earn credit towards your degree
A full-time (16 credits), team-taught academic offering combining several subject areas under a central theme or question. Programs are 1 - 3 quarters in length and are organized into 5 levels: Core - All Freshmen, Lower Division - Freshmen & Sophomores, All Level - A mix of all classes, Intermediate - Sophomore and above, Upper Division - Juniors & Seniors.
Student-designed independent study options take the form of Independent Learning Contracts and Internship Learning Contracts. Contracts are for advanced study (usually Juniors & Seniors) and must be negotiated with and supervised by a faculty sponsor.
Half-time programs and single subject courses. This option is sometimes used by freshmen to supplement their full-time program. Freshmen considering this option should meet with an advisor to avoid credit overload.
Study abroad can be incorporated into your Academic Plan through programs, exchanges and individual study. Study abroad requires advanced planning and Academic Advising assistance.