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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Arts and Sciences Exploratory Program


The College of Arts and Sciences Exploratory program is designed for students who are deciding among one or more majors in the College. It allows students to explore major options as well as make progress toward graduation through the completion of general education courses. Exploratory students are required to meet with their advisor every semester.

All full-time, degree-seeking UT Knoxville students who first entered Fall 2013 or later must transition out of the exploratory track into a major no later than the end of their fourth tracking semester. Transfer students with less than 45 hours of transferrable work who are admitted as exploratory students must transition out of the exploratory track into a major no later than the end of their second full semester at UT.

Requirements for the Arts and Sciences Exploratory Major


COURSE SUBJECT AND TITLE HRS ADVISING NOTES MILESTONES
TERM ONE 

Select one of the following first-year seminars: FYS 101 , FYS 129 , BCPP 102 , COUN 205 , COUN 212 , UNHO 101 

 

1

 

  Completion of at least 12 credit hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMMUNICATING THROUGH WRITING (WC)

ENGL 101 * or ENGL 102 *
OR ENGL 121 * or ENGL 131 *
OR ENGL 118 *
OR ENGL 198 * (for Chancellor's Honors Program students only)

 

3

 

SAT/ACT/EPE and AP/dual enrollment credit determines placement in English Composition.

 

QUANTITATIVE REASONING (QR)

 

3-4

 

SAT/ACT or Math Department Placement Exam or AP/dual enrollment credit determines placement in mathematics.

Option A
MATH 113 * or MATH 117 *
OR MATH 115 *
OR COSC 100 *

 
 

For students whose major or minor interests do not include programs with specific math requirements

Option B
MATH 123 *
OR MATH 125 *

 
 

Option C
MATH 141 * or MATH 147 *
OR MATH 151 *

 
 

Option D
Advanced math chosen from
approved QR list
OR
STAT 201 * or STAT 207 *

 

Course chosen depends on major or minor interests and previous background.

NATURAL SCIENCE LAB (NS)

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics (particular course depends on major interests)

4

 

Consult undergraduate catalog and academic advisor for best option

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS) OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE

3

Intermediate foreign language satisfies the CULTURES & CIVILIZATION (CC) requirement.

General Elective

0-1

 
TERM TWO   

COMMUNICATING THROUGH WRITING (WC)

ENGL 102 *
OR ENGL 131 * or ENGL 132 *
OR ENGL 298 * (for Chancellor's Honors Program students only)

 

 3

Students who complete ENGL 118 * with a B or higher may complete the English composition requirement by taking ENGL 102 *, a sophomore English course, or ENGL 355 *.

  • First-year seminar
     
  • ENGL 101 * or equivalent

QUANTITATIVE REASONING (QR)

 3

 

NATURAL SCIENCE (NS)

3-4

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE or general elective to explore a potential major

3

Intermediate foreign language satisfies the CULTURES & CIVILIZATION (CC) requirement.

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS)

3

 
TERM THREE

COMMUNICATING THROUGH WRITING (WC)

Writing intensive course appropriate for major interest or elective if appropriate course has registration restrictions

3

 
  • ENGL 102 * or equivalent
     
  • Quantitative Reasoning course
     
  • Natural Science course
     
  • Social Science or Foreign Language course

COMMUNICATING ORALLY (OC)

3

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS) OR NON-U.S. HISTORY

3

If FOREIGN LANGUAGE was selected in term one, SOCIAL SCIENCE may be selected here.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES (AH)

3

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE or general elective to explore a potential major

3

If intermediate competency has been met in foreign language, a general elective may be chosen here.