BVU Signature Skills

  • problem solving
  • integrative learning
  • effective communication

University Seminar: FY Experience Program

  • 0BVU 100: University Seminar or
  • 0BVU 200: Transfer Seminar (for students transferring in with 30-87 credit-hours)

Foundations

Mathematics (3 credit-hours)

Problem Solving

  • MATH 100: Algebra Review
  • Math ACT 18 or lower must complete MATH 050 before MATH 100 Math ACT 19-24 may begin with MATH 100
  • Math ACT of 25 or higher are exempt from math foundation requirement

Communication (9 credit-hours)

Effective Communication

  • Written Communication I and II (ENGL 100 and ENGL 200)
  • English ACT of 15 or lower must complete ENGL 050 before ENGL 100)
  • English ACT of 30 or higher encouraged to explore “test-out” option
  • Oral Communication (COMM 100)
  • Oral communication test-out available

Explorations

Humanities (12 credit-hours)

Integrative Learning

4 courses from 3 different areas

COMM 180, DIGI 210, EDCO 280, ENGL 220, 250, 260, 276 , ENGL/THEA 350, ENGL/THEA 395, ENGL/THEA 411, GWST 110, HIST 101, 102, 111, 112, 125, 230, 235, 240, 241, 242, 284, 315, 342, HONR 230, PHIL 100, 110, 130, 240, PHIL/RELI 335, PHIL/RELI 336, PHIL/RELI 340, PHIL/SOCI 361, RELI 102, 111, 112, 122, SPAN 101, 201, 301, SEDU 333, TESL 270)

Courses in bold: At least two courses must be designated as Humanities Global Perspectives (HGP) [integrative learning].
Courses in italtic: At least one course must be designated as Humanities Writing Intensive (HWI) [effective communication].

Science (9 credit-hours)

Problem Solving

  • Computational Science (3 credit-hours) computer science or math CMSC 160, 181, HONR 221, MATH 130, 140, 141, 143, 145, 160, 161
  • Life Science (3 credit-hours) biology, environmental science BIOL 103-115, 120, 142, 163, 164, 303, ENVS 103, 105, 201, HONR 222
  • Physical Science (3 credit-hours) chemistry, general physical science, physics CHEM 110, 115, 151, ENVS 110, GENS 115, 130, 300, 320, HONR 223, PHYS 101, 110, 201, 211

Social Science (9 credit-hours)

Effective Communication

3 courses from 3 different areas

COMM 280, 355, CRIM 101, 102, ECON 200, EDCO 245, EDCO 246, HONR 210, HMSV 351, PSCN 110, 115, PSCN 245, PSPA 165, 320, 360, PSYC 100, 102, PSYC/SOCI 203, SCWK/SOCI 100, SCWK 200, 255, 351, SOCI 101)

Courses in bold: At least one course must be designated as Critical Thinking and Writing (CTW).

Fine Arts (3 credit-hours)

Integrative Learning

Art, Music, Theatre

  • ARTD 100, 180, 185, 304
  • HONR 200
  • MUSC 101, 103, 111
  • THEA 110, 220

Business (3 credit-hours)

Problem Solving

Accounting,Business, Personal finance

  • ACCT 205
  • BUSN 100
  • FNBK 101

Interdisciplinary Capstone

  • IDST 400: Challenges of the 21st Century