This project is completely individualized; students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth. The student designs and submits a proposal for his or her capstone project. A student may choose to write a thesis, design a practicum, or plan a project. A thesis is a written account of a sustained inquiry into an idea, theme, or issue of interest to the student. A practicum entails a supervised practical application of the knowledge acquired in the program of study. A project requires applying skills acquired as a result of the student’s studies and might include writing a book, creating educational materials in on the topic of nutrition, or writing a substantial essay based on fieldwork relating to the student’s program of study. Upon completion of the thesis, practicum or project the student will make a presentation with oral and written components to members of his or her Instructional Team.

COM101 Public Speaking                               

3 semester hour credits            

The process of public speaking; selecting a topic and purpose; supporting ideas; organizing and delivering a speech; informative and persuasive speaking; special speaking occasions; speaking in small groups and conferences; listening effectively; responding to questions and comments; preparing and evaluating speeches.

English Composition 1 ENG101                                          3 semester hour credits

This course will emphasize principles of good writing with attention to grammar, sentence construction, punctuation, diction, mechanics, and the major forms of discourse.  Compositions, parallel readings, and a short, documented essay are required. 


English Composition 1 ENG101                                          3 semester hour credits

This course will emphasize principles of good writing with attention to grammar, sentence construction, punctuation, diction, mechanics, and the major forms of discourse.  Compositions, parallel readings, and a short, documented essay are required. 


ENG130 English: Reading Enhancement                                 

3 semester hour credits

Develop reading skills to improve comprehension, motivation, concentration, organization, and vocabulary; techniques for more effective studying, reviewing, memory development and exam taking; parts of speech and sentence structure; discerning the author’s perspective and bias; how to read literature, math, graphs and maps.

PSY101 Psychology                                                  3 semester hour credits

The brain, biology and behavior; sensation and reality; memory, intelligence and creativity; conditions and learning; motivation and emotion; health, stress and coping; abnormal psychology; gender, sexuality, social behavior and human relations.

SSC200 American Character                                 3 semester hour credits

This course examines what it has meant, and what it means today, to be an American. Elements of cultural diversity as well as things that unite us as Americans will be explored. Three themes vitally important to understanding our American culture, consumption, gender and race, will be the focus of this course.