Create Your Plan
After declaring University Studies, students are required to take UNIV 2000: Introduction to University Studies. UNIV 2000 is designed to orient students to the University Studies degree program, initiate the student’s career planning efforts, and facilitate the approval of each student’s thematic core curriculum plan.
The thematic core is a unique and interdisciplinary grouping of courses not found in a traditional major at ECU and is designed to help students attain their educational and career goals. The thematic core consists of 48 semester hours and is accepting of students’ accumulated credits from a previous major and/or transfer credits. Our advisors help students select course work for their thematic core and each student’s thematic core must be reviewed and approved by our Faculty Oversight Committee to ensure academic rigor and non-replication of an existing major.
Faculty Oversight Committee
The University Studies Faculty Oversight Committee (FOC) is composed of faculty representatives from each of the colleges throughout the university. The committee provides final approval of each student’s course of study and thematic core and serves as a resource to BSUS students. Further, the committee provides advice and support to the University Studies Program.
|Dr. Mandi Peterson||Accounting||Business|
|Dr. Timothy Christensen||Biology||Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Karen Voytecki||Special Education/Foundations and Research||Education|
|Dr. Ray Hylock||Health Services and Information Management||Allied Health Sciences|
|Dr. Brian Miller||Technology Systems||Engineering and Technology|
|Dr. Alexis Hodges||Nursing||Nursing|
|Dr. Sandy Lookabaugh||Human Development and Family Science||Health and Human Performance|
|Dr. Donna Kain||English||Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Birgit Jensen||Foreign Languages and Literature||Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Cynthia Wagoner||Music||Fine Arts and Communication|
|Dr. Patrick Rider||Kinesiology||Health and Human Performance|