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Division of University Studies: Undeclared Option

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

www.temple.edu/dus

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 that 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 online 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. Upon declaring a major, students are required to fulfill the school/college and department requirements of that program.

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

 

Suggested First-Year Program for the Undecided Student

This sample program allows students to satisfy General Education requirements while exploring academic interests and majors.

Year 1 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English  0802 or 0812 Analytical Reading & Writing (Depends on placement exam; some
students may be required to take English 0701 or 0711)
4 GW
GenEd 08xx Select an appropriate GenEd Quantitative Literacy course (Depends on placement exam and potential choice of major) 4 GQ
GenEd 08xx Select an appropriate GenEd Human Behavior course 3 GB
GenEd 08xx Select an appropriate GenEd U.S. Society course 3 GU
University Seminar 1001 Freshman Seminar: Learning for the New Century   1  
Total       15  
(Note: Entering students, particularly freshmen, are encouraged to enroll in a learning community.  See Learning Communities and University Seminars for more information or visit www.temple.edu/lc.)

Year 1 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0851 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I
(Note: Non-native speakers can opt for an ESL version of this course)
3 GY
GenEd 08xx Select an appropriate GenEd Arts course 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx Select an appropriate GenEd Race & Diversity course 3 GD
GenEd 08xx Select an appropriate GenEd Science & Technology course 3 GS
GenEd
   or
Major Exploration
08xx Select an appropriate GenEd World Society course
      or
Consider a class in potential choice of major
3

3
GG
Total     15-16    

Pre-Nursing Course Sequences

New Freshman students starting in academic year 2008-2009: Click here for recommended course sequence.

New Transfer students starting in academic year 2008-2009: Click here for recommended course sequence.

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses & Prerequisites for Pre-Nursing Students - New Freshman students Only

Freshman Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 1021 Introduction to Chemistry I 3  
Chemistry 1023 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I 1  
English 0802 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
***Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4  
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3  
Total       15  

Freshman Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4  
GenEd 08xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science* 3  
Total     17  
         
*Prerequisite for Psychology 2301 (Developmental Psychology)

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II*  4  
Psychology 2301 Developmental Psychology 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx Arts 3-4 GA
***Psychology 1167 Foundations in Statistical Methods** 3  
Total       16-17  
         
*Prerequisite for Nursing 2111 (Microbiology)
**Acceptable options include Sociology 1167 and Sociology 3201

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 2111 Microbiology 4  
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3  
GenEd 08xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx World Society 3 GG
Total       16  

*** The GenEd GQ requirement will be satisfied upon the successful completion of Nursing 3261 and 3262.

Recommended Sequence of Courses & Prerequisites for Pre-Nursing Students - Core & transfer Students

Freshman Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 1021 Introduction to Chemistry I 3 SA
Chemistry 1023 Introduction to Chemistry Lab I 1 SA
English 0802 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4 QA
Varies Core International Studies/Language 3-4 L/IS/GG
Total       15-16  

Freshman Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 SA
Intellectual Heritage 0851 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3  
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science* 3 IN
Sociology 1176 Introduction to Sociology 3 IN
Total     16  
         
*Prerequisite for Psychology 2301 (Developmental Psychology)

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II*  4 SB
Psychology 2301 Developmental Psychology 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Psychology 1167 Foundations in Statistical Methods** 3 QB
Core Elective Arts 3-4 AR/GA
Total       16-17  
         
*Prerequisite for Nursing 2111
**Acceptable options include Sociology 1167 and Sociology 3201

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Nursing 2111 Microbiology 4  
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4 SB
Core Elective American Culture 3 AC
Core Elective International Studies/Language*** 3-4 L/IS/GG
Core Elective Studies in Race 3 RS/GD
Total       17-18  


*** Students who opt to take a foreign language must complete up to the third level, or up to the second level + one International Studies course, to fulfill this Core area. Students who do not opt to take a foreign language must complete two International Studies courses to fulfill this Core area.


 

Pre-Health Information Management Course Sequences

New Freshman students starting in academic year 2008-2009: Click here for recommended course sequence.

New Transfer students starting in academic year 2008-2009: Click here for recommended course sequence.

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses & Prerequisites for pre-Health Information Management Students - New

 

Freshman Students Only

Freshman Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx Quantitative Literacy* 4 GQ
GenEd 08xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx Arts 3-4 GA
Total       14-15  

Freshman Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Varies   General Elective 3  
Total       16  

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4  
Mathematics

Psychology

Sociology
1013

1167

1167
Elements of Statistics
     or
Foundations in Statistical Methods
     or
Social Statistics
3

3

3
 
Intellectual Heritage   0852 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Total       13  

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC   1055 Computers & Applications 4  
Varies   Writing Intensive** 3 WI
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology
(recommended but not required)
3  
Varies   Elective 3  
Total       13  

* MATH 0823: Math for a Digital World or MATH 0824: Mathematical Patterns is strongly recommended.

** English 2596: Writing for Business & Industry is recommended.

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses & Prerequisites for Pre-Health Information Management Students - Core &  

Transfer Students

Freshman Year – Fall Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO
Mathematics 0823

0824
Math for a Digital World
      or
Mathematical Patterns
4

4
QA/QB

QA/QB
Varies Core Individual & Society 3 IN
Varies Core Language A/International Studies 3-4 IS
Total       14-15  

Freshman Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 SA
Intellectual Heritage 0851 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA
Varies Core Language B/International Studies* 3-4 IS
Varies Core American Culture 3 AC
Varies Core Studies in Race 3 RS
Total       16-17  

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

Psychology

Statistics
1013

1167

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

3

3
QB

QB

QB
Varies Core The Arts 3 AR
Intellectual Heritage 0852 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB
Varies   General Elective 3  
Total       16  

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC   1055 Computers & Applications 4 SB
Varies   Writing Intensive** 3 WI
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology
(recommended, but not required)
3  
Varies   General Elective 3  
Total       13  

* Students who opt to take a foreign language must complete up to the third level, or up to the second level + one International Studies course, to fulfill this Core area. Students who do not opt to take a foreign language must complete two International Studies courses to fulfill this Core area.

** English 2596: Writing for Business & Industry is recommended.

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