UTOP Courses

UTOP class schedules are designed by the UTOP staff to assist each student in establishing a solid academic foundation as they begin their college career. Upon completion of the program, UTOP students will have earned seven credits towards graduation.

UTOP classes are registered for each student by the program director. Approximately two weeks before the beginning of the program, class schedules can be accessed by logging onto the student’s Banner Self-Service Account.

UTOP students will be either be enrolled in two 3-credit hour courses from the list below that are part of the University’s General Education curriculum and one 1-credit hour elective course, or one 4-credit hour course and one 3-credit hour course, both from the University’s General Education curriculum.

What does the UTOP class schedule look like?

The general education courses meet daily (Monday-Friday) for 90 minutes. Students will have their first class from 9:30-11:00am; their second class will be scheduled from 11:30am-1:00pm.

UTOP students will be registered in two of the following classes:

  • African Studies (AFRS) 1501: Global Social Science; 3 credit hours

  • Geology (GEOL) 1200: Physical Geology; 3 credit hours

  • Mathematics (MATH) 1101: College Algebra with Workshop: 4 credit hours

  • Mathematics (MATH) 1103: Precalculus Mathematics for Science and Engineering: 3 credit hours

  • Political Science (POLS) 1110: American Politics; 3 credit hours

  • Statisitics (STAT) 1222: Intro to Statistics; 3 credit hours

  • Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies 1103: Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts; 3 credit hours

  • Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies 1104: Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts/Studio; 4 credit hours

Elective classes meet twice per week (Monday and Wednesday) from 2:00-3:15pm. Students registered from either GEOL 1200 or WRDS 1104 will have lab sessions for those classes during this time. Elective class offerings are as followed

  • Education (EDUC) 1000 – Intro Topics in Education

  • Social Work (SOWK) 1511 – Local Social Science: The Field of Social Work

  • Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) 2050: Topics in Women’s Studies

Additional elective courses to be announced soon.