First Year

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First Year

Open to all first-year students who are either an Undeclared Meta Major or have a declared major that is not included in one of the other living learning communities. Members of this community will take LLC specific math and English course with other residents in the LLCs. If students are an Undeclared Meta Major, students will also be required to take a common Academic and Career Exploration course (ACE 100).

By the end of the academic year, students in the First-Year LLC will:
  • Explore their major of choice and confirm that it is the right one for them
  • Get involved in an organization on campus to begin building connections and develop skills important for future career choices.
  • Understand the decision making process related to choosing a major as well as other academic decisions.
By the end of the academic year, students in the First-Year Undeclared LLC will:
  • Declare a major or have an academic plan developed with their academic advisor to continue major exploration.
  • Get involved in an organization on campus to begin building connections and develop skills important for future career choices.
  • Understand the decision-making process related to choosing a major as well as other academic decisions.

Learning Objectives for the ACE 100 course for First Year Undeclared Students:

  • Develop research and critical thinking skills by learning how to find, use, evaluate, and apply multiple resources and knowledge related to academic and career decision-making
  • Integrate self-assessment results (Strong Interest Inventory®, MBTI®, Skills, and Competencies) and understand their influence and impact on academic and career choice
  • Enhance students' understanding of the decision making process and the development of short and long-term action plans for academic and career pursuits
  • Demonstrate knowledge of university/campus resources available to support your personal and academic success
  • Identify and apply effective approaches to time management; goal setting; critical thinking; written and verbal communication