• Experience (18 credits):
    • This is the “freshman foundation”
    • First year seminar
      • Two semesters (6 credits)
      • VEE101 & VEE102
    • Pathways
      • Bilingual pathway:
        • ASL course: GSR103 (3 credits)
        • English course: GSR102 (3 credits)
        • Bilingual course: VEE150 (3 credits)
      • Math pathway:
        • 3 credits
        • GSR104, MAT125, or MAT130 (depending on future goals)
  • Explore (24 credits):
    • Purpose: allow students the freedom to determine and follow their own interests while gaining the skills needed to explore big questions, develop foundational competence in discipline-specific methodologies and create new knowledge or novel solutions
    • 4 Areas of Inquiry
      • Creativity & Communication
      • Identities & Cultures
      • Ethics & Civics
      • Science & Technology
    • Two courses (6 credits) required from each Area
    • These may also count toward the student’s major or minor
  • Engage (participation milestones plus 1 credit):
    • Purpose: To foster a sense of belonging, develop relationships, build an ethic of civic responsibility and service, and gain practical experience
    • At least two semesters of active participation on campus
    • At least one semester of active participation off campus
    • A final culmination one-credit online course
      • VEE300
      • Completion of both on- and off-campus engagement as prerequisites
      • Focused on developing a reflective portfolio, integrating learning from throughout the EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE, and ENGAGE components of the Core curriculum
      • Connecting Core learning to the student’s major and future plans
      • Using the Core SLOs as the touchstone