Program Requirements Overview
The Discovery Program provides the intellectual framework for students in any major. It represents the faculty's collective belief in what constitutes and contributes to essential knowledge of the world. Together, students and faculty attempt to understand fully and use ethically that knowledge, both in the present and as a reservoir from which to draw in the future.
“He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.” Confucius.
Discovery Program Overview
Discovery Foundation Skills
|ENGL 401 *||To be completed in your first year
|Quantitative reasoning||1 course normally to be completed by the end of the first year or 32 credits|
|Inquiry Course **||1 course to be completed in your first or second year
Discovery in the Disciplines - 1 course from each category
Biological Science (BS) Physical Science (PS) Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Humanities (HUMA) Historical Perspectives (HP) World Cultures (WC) Social Science (SS) Environment, Technology and Society (ETS)
One (BS or PS) must have a Discovery laboratory (DLAB)
The Capstone allows you to reflect on your education and synthesize the knowledge and skills you have gained from your Discovery Program courses and major. The Capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course, created work or product, or some form of experiential learning. Departments may allow honors theses, mentored research projects, and other special student activities to substitute for designated department Capstones. The capstone is approved and directed within your major during the senior year.
The University Dialogue, focusing on the grand challenges we face as a society, is an opportunity to engage in the intellectual life of the university. Each year, the University addresses a different theme, presented through experiences in and outside the classroom. It is not a course and does not require registration.
- University Dialogue
- Calendar of Events
- Discovery Student Fellows
- Past & Future Dialogues
- Campus Conversation on Investment & Divestment
- Program Requirements
- Course Submissions
- Discovery Program Committee