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Division of University Studies: Undeclared Option

Dr. Karen Sofranko
Director, Student Services
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 101
215-204-2500
dus@temple.edu

Recognizing that not all students can or should declare an academic major upon entering college, Temple University established University Studies — the academic home for students who have not yet decided on a school/college or major. University Studies is not a degree-granting college. Rather, it is an academic unit which exists to help students explore academic options. All students must declare a major in one of Temple’s degree-granting undergraduate schools and colleges upon completion of 60 credits, including any credits transferred from other institutions.

University Studies offers undeclared students a variety of services and programs to help them select an appropriate major. Students can use print and on-line resources in our Academic Information Center to research majors and careers and can participate in student success and academic exploration workshops held throughout the year. University Studies also maintains a file on curricular requirements of all Temple undergraduate majors.

University Studies does not grant degrees and students cannot graduate with an “undeclared” or a “pre-health professions” curriculum designation.

Upon declaring a major, students are required to fulfill the school/college and department requirements of that program. Because majors can stipulate particular courses they want their students to take in a Core area, a student who has already met a Core requirement with another course may still be required to take the course designated by the major.

Suggested First-Year Program for the Undecided Student

(This sample program allows students to satisfy University Core requirements while exploring academic interests and majors.)

Year 1 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English  1002 or 1012 or 1022 Composition (Depends on placement exam; some students may be required to take English 0701 or 0711) 3 CO
Core:QA   Select an appropriate Core course as indicated. (Depends on placement exam and potential choice of major.) 3 QA
Core: IN   Select an appropriate Core course as indicated. (Consider potential choice of major.) 3 IN
Core: AC



Foreign Language
  Select an appropriate Core course as indicated. (Consider potential choice of major.)
               or
Students with language background are encouraged to continue their language studies. (Depends on placement exam and potential choice of school/college and/or major.)
3



3-4
AC



LA/LB
Freshman Seminar 1001 Freshman Seminar  1  
Total       13 -14  
(Note: In the fall semester, many of these classes are available in a learning community.  Entering students, particularly freshmen, are encouraged to enroll in a community.  See "Learning Communities" and "First-Year Seminars" for more information or visit www.temple.edu/lc.)

Year 1 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Core: IH 1196 Intellectual Heritage I (Note: Non-native speakers can opt for an ESL version of this course) 3 IA
Core: QB (2nd course sequence)   Select an appropriate Core course as indicated. (Depends on placement exam, choice of QA and potential choice of major.) 3-4 QB
Core: AR   Select an appropriate Core course as indicated. (Consider potential choice of major.) 3 AR
Core: IS



Core: LA/LB
  Select an appropriate Core course as indicated. (Consider potential choice of major.)
               or
Select an appropriate Core course as indicated. (Consider potential choice of major.) Students with language background are encouraged to continue their language studies.
3



3-4
IS



LA/LB
Core or Major Exploration   Select an appropriate Core course as indicated. (Consider potential choice of major.) Review your DARS document. 3  
Total     15-17    

Recommended Sequence of Courses and Prerequisites for Pre-Nursing Students:

Freshman Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CHEM 1021 Introduction to Chemistry I 3 SA
CHEM 1023 Introduction to Chemistry Lab I 1 SA
English 1002 or 1022 College Composition 3 CO
MATH 1021 College Algebra 4 QA
SOC 1176 Introduction to Sociology  3 IN
LA/IS  Core International Studies/Foreign Language 3 IS
Total       17  

Freshman Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
KNSLOGY 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I  4 SA 
CHEM 1022 Introduction to Chemistry II 3 SB 
CHEM 1024 Introduction to Chemistry Lab II 1 SB 
IH  1196 Intellectual Heritage I 3 IA 
PSYCH^ 1061 Psychology as a Social Science 3 IN
Race *     3 RC
Total      17  
         
^Prerequisite for Psychology 2301 (Developmental Psychology)
*Students are encouraged to select a Studies in Race Core that will also count
towards another Core area to reduce the credit load of one of the semesters.

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
KNSLOGY 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4 SB 
PSYCH 2301 Developmental Psychology 3  
AR Core  Arts 3 AR
SOC

PSYCH

SOC
1167

1167

3201
Social Statistics
     or
Foundations in Statistical Methods
     or
Statistical Methods in Sociology
3

3

4
QB

QB

QB
IH  1297 Intellectual Heritage II 3 IB
Total       16-17  

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing^^ 2111 Microbiology 4  
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4 SB
AC Core  American Culture 3 AC
LB/IS  Core International Studies/Foreign Language 3 IS
PUBHLTH

Nursing
1104

3111
Nutrition & Health
     or
Nutrition
3

2
 
Total       16-17  
^^ Prerequisites - Kinesiology 1223 and 1224

Recommended Sequence of Courses and Prerequisites for Pre-Health Information Management Students:

Freshman Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 1002 College Composition 3 CO 
MATH 1011 College Mathematics 3 QA 
IN  Core    3  
LA/IS  Core   3-4  
Total       12-13  

Freshman Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
KNSLOGY 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 SA 
IH 1196 Intellectual Heritage I 3 IA  
LB/IS  Core   3-4  
AC Core   3  
RS  Core    3  
Total       16-17  

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
KNSLOGY 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 SB 
MATH

PSYCH

STAT
1013

1167

2101
Elements of Statistics
     or
Foundations in Statistical Methods
     or
Statistical Methods & Concepts
3

3

3
QB

QB

QB
IH  1297 Intellectual Heritage II 3 IB  
AR Core   3 AR
General Elective     3  
Total       16  

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC   1055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
English * 2596 Writing for Business & Industry 3 WI
HIM ** 1101 Medical Terminology 3  
General elective     3  
Total       13  
* A recommended writing-intensive elective
** A recommended, but not required, elective

 

CORE Legend

Arts (AR), American Culture (AC), Studies in Race (RS), Language A/International Studies (LA/IS), Language B/International Studies (LB/IS), Quantitative Reasoning A (QA), Quantitative Reasoning B (QB), Individual & Society (IN), Science & Technology A (SA), Science & Technology B (SB), Writing Intensive (WI), Intellectual Heritage (IA/IB).

      

 

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