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1 Your MAP, Your QUEST, Your TREASURE… Launch Your Journey with US!

2 Designed for students who have specific interests and career goals which are not met by a current ECU degree program. Individualized degree program that is developed by the student with collaboration with faculty and advisors. Degree is created by matching classes across campus to create a 48 semester hour Thematic Core that is purposeful, specific and academically rigorous. Each class of the Thematic Core compliments future goals and together presents a strong, unique interdisciplinary theme.

3 The title of the degree is Bachelor of Science in University Studies.  Students will give a title to their “Thematic Core” 48 semester hours (group of classes that match career goals)  The title of the “Thematic Core” will be designated on the student’s transcript  For example, a student might say “I major in University Studies with a thematic core in Social Media Communications” or Thematic Core in “Family Services Advocacy” Your curriculum plan may include a minor, if applicable.

4 2.0 GPA overall Completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate coursework Note: Students with fewer than 30 hours (freshmen and sophomores) are encouraged to explore customary ECU majors first. Students must submit a proposal explaining the reason for pursuing the BSUS, describing the thematic core, and relating the thematic core to a personal career objective. This takes place in the “Introduction to University Studies” course, UNIV 2000

5 The BSUS is designed to be a rigorous academic program. Coursework must be approved for use in the Thematic Core. A maximum of 24 sh from the same prefix (ex. PSYC or MUSC) or degree track (ex. Education degree ) may be used. A minimum of 30 sh must be at or above the 3000 level.

6 Students are able to Create a degree that is personally interesting and professionally relevant outside of a traditional degree Use coursework completed from previous major and other institutions in an effective and thoughtful way Drive the learning experience and degree outcome

7 Purposeful: it matches students’ interests and career goals by self- designed review of classes and learning outcomes. Flexible: Any Foundation Curriculum (general education designation) may be applied. Part-time and full-time options. Available 100% online by Fall Creative: by building the class makeup, investigation and thoughtful consideration is made towards program goals. Efficient: use of existing coursework may be applied to the degree if it matches career/theme goals. Let’s take a look…

8 42 hours of Foundation Curriculum (FC) Any classes that meet FC requirements in: English, Science, Math, Social Science, Humanities/Fine Arts, Health & Exercise Section. No specific math foundation required No foreign language requirements 13 hours of Core Coursework LDSP 1000 (3hrs) and LDSP 4000 (3hrs) UNIV 2000 (1hr) and UNIV 4990 (3hrs) Technology Course (3hrs) choose one from: MIS 2223, ITEC 2000, or BITE 2112 or approved 3 hour technology course 48 hours of Thematic Core: (16 classes typically), group of classes that match Career Goals 17 hours of Free Elective

9 1 1 BSUS is broken up into 4 Sections: 1.Foundation Curriculum 2.BSUS Core 3.Thematic Core 4.Free Elective BSUS is broken up into 4 Sections: 1.Foundation Curriculum 2.BSUS Core 3.Thematic Core 4.Free Elective 2 3 4

10 BSUS will accept any FC: Math (3 hrs) Science with lab (8 hrs) Social Sciences (3 of kind, 12 hrs) Humanities/Fine Arts (one of each, 10 hrs) See here for classes that count to FC =4&navoid=247 =4&navoid=247 BSUS will accept any FC: Math (3 hrs) Science with lab (8 hrs) Social Sciences (3 of kind, 12 hrs) Humanities/Fine Arts (one of each, 10 hrs) See here for classes that count to FC =4&navoid=247 =4&navoid=247

11 Thematic Core (TC)= 48 hours total, typically 16x classes Must follow these rules: TC must be made around a specific program of study not available in established degree TC may not have more than 24 hrs of same prefix or degree track 30 hours (typically 10x classes) in TC and/or Free Elective must be at 3000 level 2.0 GPA in TC and overall Classes you have already taken can be used, if appropriate and above follow rules Minor(s) and Certificates can make up the TC Purposeful Grouping that Matches Career Goal Thematic Core (TC)= 48 hours total, typically 16x classes Must follow these rules: TC must be made around a specific program of study not available in established degree TC may not have more than 24 hrs of same prefix or degree track 30 hours (typically 10x classes) in TC and/or Free Elective must be at 3000 level 2.0 GPA in TC and overall Classes you have already taken can be used, if appropriate and above follow rules Minor(s) and Certificates can make up the TC Purposeful Grouping that Matches Career Goal

12 A Thematic Core is made up of 48 semester hours of specific coursework, typically 16x classes total. A student’s Thematic Core prepares a student for a specific career objective. The career objective and Thematic Core are determined by the student, with faculty and advisor guidance, and must be approved by the Faculty Oversight Committee. Some previously completed coursework may be approved for the makeup of Thematic Core. The Thematic Core is developed and proposed during the UNIV 2000 course. The Thematic Core may include an established minor or certificate.

13 Health in Special Populations Family Services Advocacy Public Policy in the Arts Vintage Apparel and Entrepreneurship Sound Design in Film and Game Development Environmental Health and Safety Communication Digital Story Telling as Advocacy Social Media & Communications Scientific Writing Faith-Based Youth Services Women’s Integrated Aesthetic Studies

14 Faith-Based Youth Services : 48 hours RCLS Foundations of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism RCLS Adventure-Based Program Leadership RCLS Outdoor Recreation Activities RCLS Leisure in Society RCLS Public and Non-Profit Recreation RCLS Recreation for Diverse Populations HLTH 2125/26- Safety Education and First Aid MGMT Fundamentals of Management RELI Religious Studies Seminar HMGT Meeting, Event, and Convention Planning RELI Intro to the Old Testament RELI Intro to the New Testament RELI Life and Teachings of Jesus PLAN Environmental Planning FINA Entrepreneurship finance MGMT Essentials of Entrepreneurship Scientific Writing : 48 hours ANTH 2200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology BIOL 2250/51 Ecology, Lab BIOL 2300 Genetics BIOL 3150 Plant Biology BIOL 3240/41 Field Zoology, Lab BIOL 3260 Cell and Developmental Biology BIOL 3740/41 Animal Behavior, Lab ENGL 3750 Introduction to Linguistics ENGL 3720 Writing Systems of the World ENGL 3810 Advanced Composition ENGL 3815 Introduction to Creative Writing ENGL 3880 Writing for Business Industry PSYC 3241 Personnel and Industrial Psychology PSYC 3310 Introduction to Neuroscience SOCI 2110 Introduction to Sociology

15 Family Services Advocacy : 48 hours CDFR 1103 Marriage and Family Relations CDFR 2000 Child Dev 1:Prenatal Early Childhood CDFR 2001 Child Dev 2: Middle Childhood to Young Adult CDFR 3002 Child in Family CDFR 3150 Intro to Early Childhood Intervention CDFR 3215 The Family as Consumers CDFR 4313 Trends, Issues, and Family Studies CHE 2999 Leadership substitute for CDFR 4303 EDUC 1XXX Teaching the Exceptional Learner EDUC 3002 Intro to Diversity ELEM 3236 Practice in Curriculum and Instruction HLTH 3244 Practicing Procedures in Health for the Elementary School READ 3204 Fundamentals of Reading READ 3302 Read Instr in Intermediate Grades SCIE 3216 Teaching Science in Elem School SPED 2000 Intro to Exceptional Children SPED 2100 Students with Disabilities in the General Curriculum SPED 2109 Students with Disabilities in the General Curriculum Digital Story Telling as Advocacy: 48 hours EDUC 3002 Introduction to Diversity SPED 3001 Assessing Students with Disabilities CSDI 2100 Introduction to Communication Disorders CDFR 1103 Marriage and Family Relations SPED 2000 Introduction to Exceptional Children PSYC 2777 Ethnocultural Psychology SPED 2100 Students with Disabilities General Curriculum SPED 2123 Early Exposure for Prospective Teachers SPED 2200 Students with Disabilities General Curriculum SPED 2209 Students with Disabilities Adapted Curriculum Practicum FILM 2900 Introduction to Film Studies FILM 3900 American and International Film History, Part 1 COMM 4040 Media, Culture, and Society ENGL 4930 Film: The Writer’s Perspective FILM 4980 Topics in Film Aesthetics FORL 2520 French Cinema Classics FILM 3920 Film Theory and Criticism FILM 4985 Film Studies Capstone

16 What is your “Career List”? Create a bullet list of some: o Potential job titles o Job responsibilities you would like to do o Skills needed in those careers Think about “Who, What, Where, When, Why” in regards to Career Goals: o Who would you like to work for (could be a specific company or population you are interested in serving (veterans, at-risk youth, etc.) o What type of responsibilities would you enjoy or activities doing in these career fields. What types of skills or knowledge are needed (ex. Strong communication, interpersonal skills, or web design knowledge or budget management, etc.) o Where do these jobs exist (settings, companies, parts of the state and country, etc.) o When can you begin working in this field, do you need a Bachelors/masters/other license to do this work, what type of qualifications do you need? o Why do you want this type of career? Think about what do you enjoy doing that matches these job titles and your skills that match the skills needed for job, what classes do you enjoy and have done well in, what do you do in your free time that might match these careers, why this type of job, etc.

17 What is YOUR list? Let’s match classes to your list. Use the following tools to help you: o Recipe- a starting place to break it down and understand what you have and what you need to complete degree. (Official review will happen with BSUS Advisor). Please see “Recipe Resource”. o Menu- how to pick classes for TC class ideas by theme. Please see “How to Pick TC” resource.

18 The BSUS Faculty Oversight Committee (FOC) includes faculty representatives from each college within the University. BSUS Proposal will be reviewed by the FOC in the semester you take UNIV Your Proposal includes your Thematic Core (TC) classes, Title of TC, Essay about yourself and your career plans. FOC will make decisions on curriculum plan: approve or provide feedback for resubmission. The approval of your BSUS Proposal will become your finalized curriculum plan towards graduation. See the BSUS website for a complete list of members:

19 This depends on the student’s career objective. UNIV 2000 involves career planning and engagement with the ECU Career Center. The BSUS Workforce Advisory Committee provides guidance for positioning graduates for employment. Of the 1712 jobs posted with the ECU Career Center for school year , 15% of postings indicated “any major”. An internship experience is a part of the curriculum to aid in job placement. The BSUS does not prepare students for required certifications and licensures.

20 UNIV 4990 Capstone course is a practicum course taken your last semester in the BSUS program. It is offered Fall, Spring and Summer 11 session. UNIV 4990 may include internship field experience, senior thesis or guided research project, completed the final semester of your program. The UNIV 4990 experience should match your goals related to career or graduate school, going back to your “list.” BSUS students are expected to complete volunteer, or community engagement hours prior to graduation.

21 Dr. Rondall Rice, Director of University Studies Program Mrs. Stephanie Bailey, Assistant Director of University Studies, Program Advisor Ms. Nicole Johnson, Administrative Support Specialist of University Studies Located on main campus: See “Old Cafeteria” on Old Cafeteria Building

22 Consider your career goals and if this degree could be a good fit for you. If you are interested in pursuing this degree: 1.Fill out “Prospective Student” Survey (located in original BSUS , see ) 2.Fill out “Recipe” handout (see ) 3.Look at “Menu” of how to pick TC Classes and generate a list of interesting classes (see ) 4.Set up an appointment (face to face or phone appt available) by calling , 5.For in-person appointments, please report to Old Cafeteria Advising waiting area (2500 Old Cafeteria Building)


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