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

University Exploratory Program


The University Exploratory program is intended for students who have no clear idea of which major to pursue and/or those who are trying to decide among majors that are not in a single 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 University Exploratory Major


COURSE SUBJECT AND TITLE HRS ADVISING NOTES MILESTONES
 TERM ONE 

Select one of the following first-year seminars: FYS 101 , FYS 129 , AGNR 100 , BCPP 102 , BUAD 100 , 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 

 

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 or C may be chosen if qualifying Math ACT score

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  (NS)

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

3-4

 

Consult undergraduate catalog and academic advisor for best option

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS) OR CULTURES & CIVILIZATIONS (CC)

3

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

General Elective

0-2

 
 TERM TWO   

COMMUNICATING THROUGH WRITING (WC)

ENGL 102 *
OR ENGL 131 * or ENGL 132 

 

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)

3-4

 

NATURAL SCIENCE (NS)

3-4

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS) OR CULTURES & CIVILIZATIONS (CC)

3

 

General elective to explore a potential major

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 Cultures and Civilizations course

COMMUNICATING ORALLY (OC)

3

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS) OR CULTURES & CIVILIZATIONS (CC)

3

If CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS
was completed in first year, SOCIAL
SCIENCE should be selected here (and vice versa).

ARTS AND HUMANITIES (AH)

3

Students should select a literature or
philosophical course if they have
already taken a course from the arts.

Course specific to major and/or college interest

3