Programs & Degrees
Early Start Bridge Academy is a three-week program that provides a select group of students with the opportunity to stretch two key first-semester courses to enhance academic success. Designed for students needing additional support in mathematics, this innovative summer bridge program helps students successfully navigate the transition to college-level courses while learning more about themselves and their peers.
University College offers an array of courses as well as co-curricular opportunities to expand global learning and engagement for students. In fact, one of the college's core values is a global perspective. From the transformational UC Global Engagement Scholars program to education abroad experiences offered through the Center for Student Leadership, students can enhance their understanding of global issues while developing global citizenship skills.
Whether it is an online course or an entire program of study, student learning is facilitated in University College through distance education. First-year seminars, Leadership Studies courses, and the university's digital literacy course are offered in a variety of environments -- online, hybrid, and in the classroom -- to meet students' needs. The M.S. in First-Year Studies will be offered entirely online, and there are online options for Integrative Studies majors.
American Democracy Project
The campuswide civic and political engagement project is housed in University College, providing students from their first day on campus through commencement with the opportunity to get engaged in their communities through programming like Constitution Week, the annual Pathways to Peace lecture series, and special screenings, workshops, and discussions. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to participate in ADP events and activities.
University College is the proud home of the Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies degree and the Master of Science in First-Year Studies. Both programs are interdisciplinary by design, helping goal-oriented students reach the next step in their educational and career goals.