Education & Public Service - Spring Curriculum Guide


Education and Public Service

Pathway selected because you are interested in teaching, facilitating, or training individuals of any age; have a strong desire to be an advocate for others; would like to evaluate and assess individual or community needs; are interested in law and public policy; and/or seek to help individuals thrive in their environments.

Courses and timing are subject to change depending on student interests. Based on initial placement in pre-requisite and general education courses, some majors may take more than four years to complete. Please contact your academic advisor for more information.

Curriculum Suggestions

First & Second Semesters

First Semester (15 credits)Second Semester (15-17 credits)
GE 2.1.1–ENGL 101 – 3 creditsGE 2.1.2– ENGL 102 – 3 credits
GE 1.2—based on math placement – 3 creditsExploratory Course – 3 credits
GE 3S Social Science – 3 creditsGE 3H Arts & Humanities – 3 credits
First Year course – 2-3 creditsGE 3N Natural Science – 3-5 credits
Exploratory Course – 3 creditsAdditional Math (if needed) – 3 credits
Third & Fourth Semesters
Third Semester (15 credits)Fourth Semester (15 credits)
AE 4.1 Human Diversity – 3 creditsAE 4.2 Global/Cultural Awareness – 3 credits
Exploratory Course – 3 creditsMajor Specific Course – 3 credits
GE 2.2 - COMS 130 or Major Specific Course – 3 creditsMajor Specific Course – 3 credits
Major Specific Course – 3 creditsMajor Specific Course – 3 credits
Additional Math or English (if needed) – 3 creditsMajor Specific Course – 3 credits

Exploratory Courses: Spring

ABSC 100 - Intro to Applied Behavioral Science [GE 1.1, GE 3S] 3 cr.
ABSC 150 - Community and Leadership [AE 5.1] 3 cr.
C&T 100 - Introduction to the Education Profession [GE 1.1] 3 cr.
C&T 235 - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in K-12 Education [AE 4.1] 3 cr.
ELPS 250 - Education & Society [AE 4.1 or 5] 3 cr. 
EPSY 310 - Career & Life Planning 3 cr.
HIST 128 - History of the US through the Civil War [GE 3H] 3 cr.
HIST 129 - History of the US after the Civil War [GE 3H] 3 cr.
HSES 244 - Introduction to Physical Education & Sport Studies [GE 3H] 3 cr.
HSES 260 - Personal and Community Health 3 cr. 
JMC 101 - Media & Society [GE 3S] 3 cr.
JMC 308 - Ethics in a Wired World [AE 5] 3 cr. 
LDST 301 - It’s On Us: Gender Based Violence Prevention 1 cr.
POLS 102 - Introduction to Political Science as a Career 1 cr.
POLS 110 - Introduction to US Politics [GE 3S] 3 cr.
POLS 125 - Introduction to Intelligence & Statecraft 3 cr.
POLS 150 - Comparative Politics [GE 3S, AE 4.2] 3 cr.
POLS 170 - International Politics [GE 3S, AE 4.2] 3 cr.
POLS 320 - Intro to Public Policy [GE 3S] 3 cr. 
PSYC 104 - General Psychology [GE 3S] 3 cr. 
SOC 104 - Elements of Sociology [GE 1.1, GE 3S, AE 4.1] 3 cr.
SW 220 - Social Work, Social Welfare, and US Society [GE 3S] 3 cr.
WGSS 101 - Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies [GE 3S, AE 4.1] 3 cr.

 

Notice: First Level Non-English Language, varies by department - ask for a list!