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Sophomore Review Requirements

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The First Review includes the following:


The General Study Plan should be completed projecting all courses needed to complete degree requirements.  It must be approved by the student's academic advisor, and the department chair.  Please note if the student is double majoring, the chairs of both majors must sign the form.

The Major/Minor Checklist, should include all courses completed and projected to complete the major(s) and minor(s).  It must be approved by the chairs of the major and minor departments.  If a student chooses to double major, a minor is not required; however, the student should complete a separate checklist for each major, leaving the minor area blank.  Students completing a program of study in Education should also complete the Education Major Approval Form, which supplements the Major/Minor checklist used for the liberal arts major.  Students in the Dual Degree Honors Program must complete the Dual Degree in Education Approval Form, which lists the liberal arts major and minor courses, in addition to graduate courses and Education co-requisite courses. This form is approved by both the major and minor chairs, and by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Advisement in the School of Education.

The Distibution Worksheet for students entering prior to Fall 2009 OR the General Education Worksheet for students entering Fall 2009 or later, should be completed to reflect all courses used to meet the College's general education requirements. For updated lists of courses meeting the College's general education requirements please refer to the Undergraduate Course Registration Information section of the Registrar's webpage.

The Writing and Research Competency Form lists the courses used to meet the College's requirements for College-level writing and research. For a complete list of all Writing (W) and Writing with Research (W/R) intensive courses from previous semesters (i.e. Fall 2005 - Fall 2008), please click here. For an accurate listing of (W) and (W/R) courses, please see the Undergraduate Course Registration Information section of the Registrar's webpage. 


The Program Evaluation Essay provides an opportunity for the student to reflect upon her/his progress in meeting her/his academic goals. These personal goals should be related to the larger goals of the College's mission.

The Global Competency Essay demonstrates the student's plans for gaining greater awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences, as shown in their discussion of at least two courses (for a minimum of six credits) that reflect this goal.


Students must submit at least two (2) substantial pieces of writing for First Review. By Final Review, the total of at least four (4) examples must include:

1. At least two (2) research projects, at least one of which contains a standard bibliography; and,
2. At least one (1) critical/analytical essay.
3. At least one (1) other example, which may be either analytical or bibliographic. Each submission should include a completed cover sheet.

Students are also encouraged to submit supplementary material offering evidence of co-curricular or service activities or other work they consider significant. These materials are welcomed, but not required.