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Course Credit Overview

The University Studies Program requires 41 credits of USP courses.
Download the advising planning sheet (pdf), or view a list of courses below.

A student's guide to the University Studies Program

Writing and Speaking

Remedial English may also be required based on English placement test score.

Quest WritingWBIS188 or ENGL110 (H)3 credits
Quest Speaking COMM111 or COMM112 3 credits

Explore

Quest I, II and III courses are also Explore courses. Consider math placement test results, major and degree requirements to determine appropriate course(s). Remedial math may also be required based on math placement test score.

Nature (XM and XL) 11 credits
Mathematics (XM) 3 credits
Laboratory Sciences (XL) 8 credits
Culture (XC)Choose three courses from at least two different departments9 credits
Society (XS)Choose three courses from at least two different departments9 credits
Ethnic Studies (ES) / Non-Western Culture (NW)One of these is met by the Intercultural Knowledge Quest course; however you must fulfill both.3 credits

Connect

ENGL300 Connect: Advanced Writing (XK)4th or 5th semester after the QUEST series is completed3 credits