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In the university, we organize knowledge into disciplines that explore particular areas of expertise. Although in our major requirements, we focus our attention, we also believe that intellectual breadth fosters creative work within the disciplines and fruitful collaboration beyond them. This is a collective responsibility of those who teach and learn in the Discovery Program. Each course in the Discovery Program fulfills an obligation not only to its own field but also to the others that make up the organization of modern knowledge. Courses in the proposed categories introduce students to the primary questions, methods and perspectives of the field or discipline; and they encourage students to understand the connections among different disciplines and fields of study.

Discovery Courses

Current semester course offerings, discovery program course clusters, and cognates.

Discovery Courses


Explore the current list of discovery program course categories available to you.

Discovery Categories

Inquiry Course

Inquiry courses prepare first-year students to succeed at the college level.

The Inquiry Course

First year courses

The Discovery Program provides a strong academic focus during the first year. Explore our first year course offerings.

First Year Courses

capstone experience

The Capstone experience is designed to elicit opportunities for educational reflection and synthesis of knowledge and skills.

Capstone Experience