Discovery Program Overview

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Discovery Foundation Skills

ENGL 401*
To be completed your first year.
*Also fulfills one of four required Writing Intensive courses.
Quantitative Reasoning
One course normally to be completed by the end of the first year or 32 credits.
Inquiry Course **
One course to be completed in the first or second year.
**Inquiry courses (444 course or INQ Attribute course) may be taken in a category below or within the major.

Discovery in the Disciplines 

1 course from each category

Biological Science* Physical Science*
Fine and Performing Arts                    Humanities
Historical Perspectives World Cultures
Social Science Environment, Technology and Society

*One (BS or PS) must have a Discovery laboratory (DLAB)

Category and DLab descriptions

The Senior Year Capstone Experience

The Capstone allows you to reflect on your education and synthesize the knowledge and skills you have gained from your Discovery Program courses and major. The Capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course, created work or product, or some form of experiential learning. Departments may allow honors theses, mentored research projects, and other special student activities to substitute for designated department Capstones. The capstone is approved and directed within your major during the senior year.

The Capstone Experience