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Liberal Arts Exploration Undeclared

John S. Smithgall, Program Director
(585) 475-2444, jssgla@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/cla/exploration

Program overview

Liberal arts exploration is an undeclared option designed to allow students to complete required liberal arts, mathematics, and science courses while actively pursuing career exploration and receiving individualized academic advising. Students may stay in the option for up to two years (or 60 credit hours) before they must choose a major. The option offers students the flexibility and time to explore a variety of majors within the College of Liberal Arts without delaying their graduation.

Curriculum

Liberal arts exploration, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing 3
  YearOne 0
ITDL-101 Career Exploration Seminar 1
  LAS Perspectives 15
  LAS Electives 9
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
  LAS Perspectives 6
  LAS Immersion 1, 2, 3 9
ISTE-105 Web Foundations 3
  LAS Electives 12
Total Semester Credit Hours 61

 Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirements for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.
† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Program overview

The liberal arts exploration program is an undeclared option designed to allow students to complete required liberal arts, mathematics, and science courses while actively pursuing career exploration and receiving individualized academic advising. Students may stay in the program for up to two years (or 87 quarter credit hours) before they choose a major. This option offers students the flexibility and time to explore a variety of majors within the College of Liberal Arts without delaying their graduation.

Students work closely with academic and faculty advisers to select courses each quarter based on ability, interests, and goals. Students will take on average 16 credit hours each quarter and may explore courses in any one of the college's degree programs. Through the exploration route, students may elect to complete a double major or multiple minors within the College of Liberal Arts.

Curriculum

Liberal arts exploration, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  Liberal Arts* 20
  Mathematics and Science Requirements‡ 8
  Liberal Arts Electives 12
1105-051, 052 First-Year Enrichment 2
0520-201 Career Exploration Seminar 1
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
  Liberal Arts* 16
  Mathematics and Science Requirements‡ 12
4002-206 Web Foundations 4
  Liberal Arts Electives 12
  Wellness Education† 0
Total Quarter Credit Hours 87

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Please see Mathematics and Science General Education Curriculum.