Submitting the Area of Concentration

Students with diverse personal and/or professional interests or goals can design a curriculum that makes sense to them and furthers their professional growth and development far more than a standard, one-size-fits-all program.

Step 1: Complete the Requirements

Prior to submitting or starting your Area of Concentration, students will need to meet the following three requirements:

  • Complete all math requirements:
    • MTH 101 - College Algebra
      • Students who have not completed a college math course within the last academic year will be required to take the ALEKS Math Placement or complete MTH 099 (Intermediate Algebra) with a "C" or better prior to registering for this course.
    • MTH 113 - Finite Math
  • Complete the foreign language requirement
    • Students are required to complete at least one course at a 200-level or above.
  • Complete ENG 333 - Writing the Research Paper
    • Students must earn a "C" or better in this course. 

Step 2: Preparing for Submission

You will need to have the following items prepared in order to submit your proposed AOC. 

  • A Curriculum List which includes 10 courses with 5 alternates, you will need to include any prerequisite courses as well. 
  • Proposed Area of Concentration Title (Identify the name of your area of concentration that encompasses the focus of your course work from your curriculum list).
  • The Declaration of Goals. 
    • Three goals either Personal, Educational or Professional that your proposed Area of Concentration will support in your future. Each should be a minimum of 250 words per goal. 

Step 3: Submitting the Area of Concentration

Once you have all the items completed in Steps 1 and 2 you are ready to submit your proposal for review at the link below. 

Submit your AOC