Fall 2015

Please find Freshman Learning Communities (FLC) offered in Fall 2015 organized by fields of interest.

Whichever FLC you will select, all courses will benefit towards graduation . . . regardless of your major!

You will have an opportunity to register for an FLC during your Incept date.

Art majors produce works of art which encompass a wide range of visual expression, from figurative, abstract, and mixed-media art to conceptual and installation works, while also enriching their understanding of art history and contemporary art theory. By providing a range of approaches to art-making, art history, and theory, the art major encourages the development of creative and critical thinking while preparing students for a career in the arts. Majors in this area are in the College of Arts and Sciences and include:

  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Studio
Pursuing a degree in business will give you a solid general education, a fundamental understanding of business concepts and practices, a deeper knowledge of one major area of business and an appreciation of the role of business in society both in the United States and globally. Majors in this area are in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business and include:

  • Pre-Accounting
  • Pre-Actuarial Science
  • Pre-Business Economics
  • Pre-Computer Information Systems
  • Pre-Finance
  • Pre-Hospitality Administration
  • Pre-Managerial Science
  • Pre-Marketing
  • Pre-Real Estate
  • Pre-Risk Management & Insurance
Your bachelor’s degree in education will provide you with a broad liberal arts education, as well as a firm foundation of teaching knowledge and expertise. During your undergraduate experience, you will take many of the same prerequisites and larger lecture classes that most students take during your first two years, then you will specialize into upper-level education classes by the end of your college career. Education program curricula stress both the content and pedagogy of teaching. Majors in this area are in the College of Education and Human Development and include:

  • Birth through Five
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Pre-Exercise Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Middle Level Education
Health Sciences
The majors in this area prepare students to become certified health professionals in select allied health fields where increased technical complexity and strong cognitive abilities are needed due to specialization and new technologies in health care. Majors in this area are in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions and include:

  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Nutrition
  • Pre-Respiratory Therapy
After choosing an area to specialize in for their program, Humanities students gain knowledge in general education while using their specialization area as a guide to examine and evaluate cultures and traditions. Students may gain skills in critical thinking, writing, oral and written communication, analysis and adaptability, as well as gain a broad understanding of cultural and intellectual backgrounds. Majors in this area are in the College of Arts and Sciences and include:

  • African-American Studies
  • Applied Linguistics
  • English
  • Pre-Film and Video
  • Pre-Journalism
  • Modern & Classical Languages: French, German, Spanish
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Speech
  • Theatre
  • Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies includes Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Italian Studies, and Theater
Natural Sciences
Students who major in this area explore a wide breath of scientific knowledge in the major fields of biology, chemistry, physical sciences, and mathematics. This degree emphasizes lifelong learning skills including oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, acquiring and creating knowledge, and working as part of a team. Majors in this area are in the College of Arts and Sciences and include:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geosciences (BS)
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology (BS)
  • Physics
Policy Studies
Pursuing a program in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, students gain an understanding of how decisions are made and the effects these decisions have on people.  Students learn how lawmakers and politicians create and change public policy, how economics and politics affect public policy, and how the criminal justice and social services systems are molded by public policies. Majors in this area are in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and include:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • International Economics and Modern Languages
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
Social Sciences
Students in a social sciences bachelor’s program learn the historical, cultural, political and theoretical aspects of human behavior. They study how humans have evolved and continue to do so and how various institutions form. Coursework is often designed so students gain skills in critical and creative thinking, problem solving, decision making, writing, analysis and research while acquiring different perspectives. Major in this area are in the College of Arts and Sciences and include:

  • Anthropology
  • Geoscience (BA)
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies includes International Studies, Law and Society, and Middle East Studies
Not sure what you want to major in? Undecided between different career paths? Not a problem! We have many FLCs that are specifically designed to help students explore their interests, identify their strengths, and assess numerous disciplines and majors. Let us help you get started on the right academic path for you.


For questions about the FLC not covered in the FAQ, contact your academic advisor.