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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University-Wide Degree Requirements

Effective Summer 2019, the following University-Wide Degree Requirements have been discontinued. This decision is retroactive for all catalog years since the implementation of the policy. These courses remain active courses and may be applied as free electives. Students should meet with their Academic Advisors regarding the availability of free electives in their programs of study. 

Foundations for Healthy Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

All students entering Kennesaw State University are required to take the Foundations for Healthy Living (WELL 1000  ) course. Students who previously completed HPS 1000 - Fitness for Living have met the Foundations for Healthy Living requirement.  This requirement is WAIVED for majors in the following three colleges:  1) College of Architecture and Construction Management, 2) College of Computing and Software Engineering, and 3) College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. This course examines priority health issues impacting KSU students through a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. Emphasis is placed on achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles by developing effective strategies to adapt to changing personal and environmental factors. Topics of exploration include physical activity, nutrition, weight management, stress, emotional health, and behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disabilities in the United States.  WELL 1000 cannot be used to satisfy free elective requirements.

First-Year Curriculum Requirement

All first-year full-time students entering Kennesaw State University with fewer than 15 semester hours are required to complete a First-Year Seminar or enroll in a Learning Community and complete all courses that comprise it. This requirement must be satisfied during a student’s first term of enrollment at Kennesaw State University. Students who choose to satisfy the requirement by taking a first-year seminar should work closely with their academic advisors to determine where and how the course fits into their program of study. Students with 30 or more credit hours are not eligible to enroll in a First-Year Seminar or a Learning Community designated for first-year students. First-Year Seminar courses are KSU 1101  , KSU 1111  , KSU 1121  , and KSU 1200  . A learning community (LC) is a small cohort of students intentionally co-enrolled in two or more courses with the purpose of integrating learning across courses and creating a sense of belonging in order to promote persistence, engagement, and academic success. LCs are intentionally small (i.e., 25 students or fewer), and at least one course in the LC is limited to LC students only. LC courses are identified by a “C” in front of section numbers in the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes. Learning communities are administered by the Learning Communities Program in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies, which is part of University College.