Academic programs include General Education courses in Critical Analysis, Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning, academic courses for non-native speakers of English; a College of Education and Human Development course in teaching reading and writing; and a cooperative education field experience course in mentoring First-Year Seminar students.
- Critical Analysis courses include a continuum of first-year courses that focus on critical reading, the analysis of texts, and the writing of academic papers, culminating with General Education First-Year Seminars. These courses introduce students to the principles of college-level learning and provide them intensive practice in the use of those principles. Critical Analysis courses also include a mid-career-level course intended for new transfer students.
- The English as a Second Language Center offers intensive course work in the following areas: listening and speaking, and reading and writing for academic purposes. The Center also helps orient students to the University, provides them with advising information, and monitors their progress.