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Online Degree Pathway Curriculum

Online Degree Pathway Curriculum

The pathway is offered online only with no in-person requirements

Most classes run for 7 weeks. You can complete courses at a full-time or part-time pace – whichever works with your schedule.

  • Pathway Requirements

    The below Online Degree Pathway requirements show the University Foundation courses required for the Pathway, which also count towards a bachelor’s degree at Boise State. You will work with your Pathway advisor to determine which foundation classes best fit with your intended degree, and what lower-division coursework can be completed online. Some of these foundation courses may be met through transfer coursework.

    ContentCourseCredit Hours
    UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (Pathway)34-37
    Foundations of Writing
    ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
    ENGL 102 Introduction to College Writing and Research3
    University Foundations
    UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
    UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
    Foundation Discipline Courses
    Foundations of Mathematics (FM)3-4
    Natural, Physical & Applied Sciences course with lab (FN)4
    Natural, Physical & Applied Sciences course in a second field (FN)3-4
    Foundations of Arts (FA)3
    Foundations of Humanities (FH)3-4
    Foundations of Social Sciences (FS)3
    Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field (FS)3
    MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
    Lower-division degree requirements (some of these may be completed with Pathway program classes)43-46
    Upper-division degree requirements (these will be completed in the final two years of your bachelor's degree)40
    TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE AT BOISE STATE120

  • Course Information

    The courses included in the Online Degree Pathway curriculum are part of Boise State’s University Foundations Program. These classes serve as the foundation for a bachelor’s degree at Boise State and offer an integrated, sequential multidisciplinary learning experience. The specific classes you take to fulfill these requirements will vary based on your intended field of study. It is very important that you meet with your Pathway advisor on a regular basis to determine which classes best fit your academic plan.

    University Foundations Program Requirements

    I. Introduction to College Writing and Research (ENGL 101 and ENGL 102)
    This two semester, six-credit sequence provides an introduction to the university’s expectations about academic writing and research. The program is coordinated by the English Department’s First-Year Writing Program. Students are placed in appropriate courses based on test scores.

    II. University Foundation Program (UF) Courses
    Courses with a UF (University Foundations) prefix introduce a diversity of intellectual pursuits, encourage a critical stance toward learning, and equip students with university-level analytic and communication skills.

    • Foundations of Intellectual Life (UF 100) is a three-credit course offered as a large general session in combination with a small format discussion section (~25 students) which focus on what it means to investigate and discuss intellectual questions at the university level. Multidisciplinary sections of the course are organized around central themes listed in the course schedule for each semester. The courses support University Learning Outcomes: critical inquiry, oral communication, and teamwork/innovation.
    • Foundations of Ethics and Diversity (UF 200). This three-credit sophomore-level course engages students in topics connected to ethics, diversity and internationalization, often through experiential learning. We keep the classes small (around 30 students) to support active learning, meaningful discussion, and connecting the course theme to issues and activities in our larger community. Prerequisites: ENGL 102, UF 100, and sophomore standing.

    III. Foundations of the Discipline (FD) Courses
    All students are required to take a number of Foundations courses (see Program Requirements tab for specific FD requirements). Foundations courses are offered by academic departments and designed to expose non-majors to the distinctive methods and perspectives of a disciplinary cluster. The distribution requirement for Foundations courses reflects the belief of the faculty and the Idaho State Board of Education that a major purpose of undergraduate education is to prepare graduates to fulfill the responsibilities of a citizen and to understand and appreciate diverse approaches to information and values.

    • Mathematics (FM)—Apply knowledge and the methods of reasoning
      characteristic of mathematics, statistics, and other formal systems to solve
      complex problems.
    • Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences (FN)—Apply knowledge and the
      methods of reasoning characteristic of scientific inquiry to think critically about
      and solve theoretical and practical problems about physical structures and
      processes.
    • Arts (FA)—Apply knowledge and methods characteristic of the visual and
      performing arts to explain and appreciate the significance of aesthetic products
      and creative activities.
    • Humanities (FH)—Apply knowledge and the methods of inquiry characteristic of literature and other humanities disciplines to interpret and produce texts expressive of the human condition.
    • Social Sciences (FS)—Apply knowledge and the methods of inquiry characteristic of the social sciences to explain and evaluate human behavior and institutions

  • Fall 2018 Schedule

    The sample schedule below is a general guide of courses available for Fall 2018. It is very important that you work closely with your Pathway academic advisor to arrange your pathway plan and class schedule after you are admitted to the pathway. Download a printable view of available 2018 Fall courses (PDF).

    15-Week Classes

    Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
    ENGR 100Energy for Society3
    ENGR 100LEnergy for Society Lab1

    Classes Available 1st 7 Weeks

    Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
    ACAD 107Preparing for Online Learning1
    COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication3
    ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
    ENGL 102College Writing and Research3
    SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
    UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
    UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3

    Classes Available 2nd 7 Weeks

    Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
    ANTH 103Introduction to Archaeology3
    ENGL 102College Writing and Research3
    FILM 220Cinema History and Aesthetics3
    HIST 100Themes in World History3
    ITM 109Introduction to Spreadsheet Topics1
    MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning 3
    UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3

  • Spring 2019 Schedule

    The sample schedule below is a general guide of courses available for Spring 2019. It is very important that you work closely with your Pathway academic advisor to arrange your pathway plan and class schedule after you are admitted to the pathway. Download a printable view of available 2019 Spring courses (PDF).

    15-Week Classes

    Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
    ENGR 100Energy for Society3
    ENGR 100LEnergy for Society Lab1
    HLTH 101Medical Terminology 3
    MATH 108Intermediate Algebra3
    MATH 149Pre Calculus: Functions for Business3
    MATH 254Introduction to Statistics 3

    Classes Available 1st 7 Weeks

    Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
    ACAD 107Preparing for Online Learning1
    ART 100Survey of Art3
    COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication3
    ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
    ENGL 102College Writing and Research3
    PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
    UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
    UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3

    Classes Available 2nd 7 Weeks

    Course NumberTitleCredit Hours
    ANTH 103Introduction to Archaeology3
    ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics3
    ENGL 102College Writing and Research3
    ENGL 202Technical Communication 3
    HIST 100Themes in World History3
    KINES 140 Personal Health3
    MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning 3
    POLS 101American National Government3
    UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
    FILM 220Cinema: History and Aesthetics3


schedule

Be aware of the time commitment

Before deciding on a part- or full-time schedule ask yourself:

  • How much time do I have each week to devote to studying?
  • What other obligations currently require my time?

See our time commitment guide to estimate study times. Questions? Contact us!

Let us help you take that next step!

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