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Sonnenberg: Declare Before It’s Too Late

Sonnenberg: Declare Before It’s Too Late

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

May 30, 2019

  For those of us who are far along in our majors, registration is a relatively simple process of identifying which gen-ed and major-specific courses we need to graduate, figuring out which classes we must take in a particular order and balancing our schedules. The process is much more compli...

The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage

The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage

By Nicholas Rush

April 25, 2019

  Science and Philosophy are to be married here at the U in the proposal of a new major called “Philosophy of Science.” The major was first proposed in the Fall of 2018 by Department Chair of Philosophy, Matthew Haber. The Daily Utah Chronicle spoke with Professor Haber about the pending u...

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by Their Major

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by Their Major

March 10, 2015

A person’s college major can tell you a lot. Terese Pratt, assistant director of the University College, has been meeting with students for 20 years to help them decide which field of study to choose. While she said it’s hard to completely define a person by their major, there are several patt...

Students Find Gen Ed Classes Are Generally Unfulfilling

Students Find Gen Ed Classes Are Generally Unfulfilling

February 17, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The class is overcrowded, it has nothing to do with your major and the professor doesn’t know your name — welcome to general education courses. FEATURE STORY: PROFESSORS DON'T ALWAYS MAKE THE GRADE These classes are rarely anyone’s favorite, yet each student at the U is required to fulfill 12 requir...

U Offers DIY Majors

U Offers DIY Majors

January 21, 2015

  If you don’t like your major, you can create a new one. The U has offered this interdisciplinary program, called a Bachelor of University Studies (BUS), since 1971 for students who can’t find the right fit with existing tracks at the university. Ed Barbanell has coordinated the BUS program sin...

Changes May Be in Store for English Department

Changes May Be in Store for English Department

November 23, 2014

  Students may be in for a surprise with possible upcoming changes in the English degree curriculum. Rumors are going around that English major requirements may change and that these changes would be aimed to make students competent writers in the real world. However, Shawn Adrian, the undergradua...

Religion Studies Program Helps Students Gain Understanding

Religion Studies Program Helps Students Gain Understanding

September 30, 2014

  Earlier this year, it was announced that the U was exploring the idea of offering a minor in Mormon studies. While the Mormon studies minor has not yet been finalized, the religion studies program is growing and moving forward. Maeera Shrieber, interim director of the religious studies program, said she is an advoc...

Major Expo Allows Students to Explore Options

Major Expo Allows Students to Explore Options

September 24, 2014

  “Last year not that many people stopped by, so we revamped a bit,” said Jeff Dalby. For Dalby, an IT specialist with the University College, “revamped” means popcorn machines. The free snacks, as well as surveys to get further feedback, aimed to improve the U’s annual Major Explora...

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