Learning Community Course 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 Chemistry Courses:

CHEM 1200 (3 credit hours) – Fundamentals of Chemistry: This course is an introductory chemistry course that lays the foundation for success in General Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1251). Students who have never had chemistry before, or whose math placement level does not meet the requirements for MATH 1100 (College Algebra) are encouraged to take CHEM 1200 before proceeding to CHEM 1251. CHEM 1200 also meets the requirements of a 3 credit hour science course required for students majoring in Mathematics. 

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 2 (ML2) and are expected to have a solid foundation in high school chemistry.

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. 

We will also recommend taking one of the following MATH courses in the Spring depending on your degree requirements:

MATH 1241 (3 credit hours) – Calculus 1

MATH 1242 (3 credit hours) – Calculus 2

MATH 1120 (3 credit hours) – Business Calculus