University College

University College First-Year Experiences

University College students have multiple first-year experience options available. The listings below are divided by major cluster. You can visit Academic and Career Development's website to learn more about clusters if you aren't sure which one your major belongs to.

Many school-based first-year experiences also allow participation by University College students. Make sure to also check out your school's offerings.

Inequality and Social Justice

UCOL-BE 499
34495
8 CR.

The Inequality and Social Justice Learning Community offers incoming freshmen an opportunity to enhance understanding of our diverse society through service-learning and intergroup dialogue. Students work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and Indianapolis citizens to promote social justice by expanding their skills in advocacy, leadership, and intercultural communications through civil discourse, experiential exercises, and critical reflection.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the AHHS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23234
2 CR.
R 1:30–2:45P

SWK-S 102
25240
3 CR.
W 3:00–5:45P

HIST-H 106
22609
3 CR.
MW 1:30–2:45P

Exploring Social Justice

UCOL-BE 499
34163
5 CR.

In this learning community, we will examine ethical theory as it informs and applies to social justice action. Students will engage in dialogue about their role in society and participate in a service learning project in the community as well as other activities that provide opportunities for learning inside and outside the classroom. Through these activities students will gain greater access to campus resources and develop techniques to help them navigate their college life.

Eligibility

  • University College
  • AHHS or EXPL clusters

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23312
2 CR.
T 10:30–12:15P

PHIL-P 120
36194
3 CR.
MW 12:00–1:15P

Jags Explore Giving Back

UCOL-BE 499
34160
5 CR.

Do you enjoy serving others? Do you want to help solve issues in your community? In this learning community, students will have the opportunity to explore the important role of philanthropy in American culture. Students will also reflect on their own experiences with giving and volunteering and engage in serving their campus and community. Includes a service learning component which will require volunteer hours outside of the classroom.

Eligibility

  • Philanthropic Studies majors

Courses

UCOL-U 110
27808
2 CR.
W 3:00–4:45P

PHST-P 105
25823
3 CR.
TR 10:30–11:45A

UCOL-U 110

Section #CreditsScheduleEligibility
292732W 12:00–1:15P
  • University College students in the EPP cluster

Innovation and Creativity

UCOL-BE 499
34175
5 CR.

Welcome to your new life as a university student, one filled with exciting adventures, unfamiliar territories, new people and ideas, and independence. College life is a different culture altogether. In this course, you'll discover many resources to help you navigate college successfully, with a special focus on creativity and innovation as we connect with people in Indianapolis, visit some interesting and innovative places and exploring your ability to think like an entrepreneur!

Eligibility

  • University College students in the EPP cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
27066
2 CR.
W 1:30–3:15P

COMM-R 110
24236
3 CR.
TR 10:30–11:45A

UCOL-U 110

Section #CreditsScheduleEligibility
274312M 12:00–1:15P
  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Strategies for Algebra Success I (A)

UCOL-BE 499
34072
6 CR.

This learning community will support your transformation into an IUPUI Jaguar by providing the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in college. Connect with fellow students and learn about college level expectations, with a special focus on strategies for mathematics success to support your experience in college-level algebra.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23234
2 CR.
M 10:30–12:15P

MATH 11000
28165
4 CR.
MWF 1:30–2:45P

Strategies for Algebra Success I (B)

UCOL-BE 499
34078
6 CR.

This learning community will support your transformation into an IUPUI Jaguar by providing the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in college. Connect with fellow students and learn about college level expectations, with a special focus on strategies for mathematics success to support your experience in college-level algebra.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23235
2 CR.
W 1:30–3:15P

MATH 11000
32668
4 CR.
MWF 12:00–1:15P

Strategies for Algebra Success II

UCOL-BE 499
34082
6 CR.

This learning community will support your transformation into an IUPUI Jaguar by providing the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in college. Connect with fellow students and learn about college level expectations, with a special focus on strategies for mathematics success to support your experience in college-level algebra.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
25770
2 CR.
F 1:30–3:15P

MATH 11000
22791
4 CR.
MWF 12:00–1:15P

Exploring Healthcare Professions II

UCOL-BE 499
34069
5 CR.

Students must also concurrently enroll in any section of BIOL-N 261.

Intended for students interested in an overview of the different aspects of healthcare careers. Includes opportunities for related hands-on activities and discussion of various health-related careers and the types of services offered by each. Students will participate in various community service activities while considering how knowledge and assignments from Biology integrate with and inform those experiences.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23238
2 CR.
T 9:00–10:45A

COMM-R 110
22223
3 CR.
TR 1:30–2:45P

Business of Healthcare

UCOL-BE 499
34087
5 CR.

Intended for students interested in an overview of the business side of healthcare careers. This learning community will support your transition to IUPUI by giving you the skills and knowledge necessary for college success, while providing a safe and supportive environment to explore potential career pathways. Connect with fellow students as you explore the healthcare industry and associated careers and majors.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23232
2 CR.
T 4:30–5:45P

COMM-R 110
22204
3 CR.
MW 3:00–4:15P

Preventing Injury and Disease

UCOL-BE 499
34138
5 CR.

Waiting until people get sick or hurt to intervene isn’t good enough—especially since we can often prevent injury and disease in the first place. This LC examines the greatest global challenges, their impact on human health, and what we can all do to solve these problems.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster
  • Public Health majors

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23310
2 CR.
R 9:00–10:15A

PBHL-A 115
28595
3 CR.
TR 1:30–2:45P

Multicultural Perspectives

UCOL-BE 499
34206
8 CR.

This learning community will help you better understand who you are and who we are as a multicultural campus, community, and society. We will explore ideas, challenge our perspectives, find our voices, and develop critical thinking and communication skills. We will examine and apply multicultural concepts and experiences within and across social group memberships.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23564
2 CR.
T 10:30–11:45A

ANTH-A 104
21825
3 CR.
MW 3:00–4:15P

ENG-L 115
28551
3 CR.
MW 1:30–2:45P

Mom Always Said "Wash Your Hands"…

UCOL-BE 499
34085
8 CR.

Why? Did you take a shower today, or flush a toilet? Almost everything you take for granted today can be tied back to a public health influence. In this LC we will explore all the aspects of your life that public health is involved in and how it has increased your lifespan by more than 30 years. Open to students interested in Public Health majors.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster
  • Public Health majors

Courses

UCOL-U 110
24893
2 CR.
T 9:00–10:15A

COMM-R 110
23508
3 CR.
TR 12:00–1:15P

PBHL-P 109
27881
3 CR.
TR 10:30–11:45A

Exploring Healthcare Professions I

UCOL-BE 499
34007
5 CR.

Students must concurrently enroll in any section of BIOL-N 261.

Intended for students interested in an overview of the different aspects of healthcare careers. Includes opportunities for related hands-on activities and discussion of various health-related careers and the types of services offered by each. Students will participate in various community service activities while considering how knowledge and assignments from Biology integrate with and inform those experiences.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23565
2 CR.
R 10:30–12:15P

COMM-R 110
22226
3 CR.
MW 10:30–11:45A

Effective Communication Strategies for Pre-HLS Students

UCOL-BE 499
34084
5 CR.

At first, college can feel like a whole new world, with new rules, norms, and traditions. This learning community will help you navigate college-level expectations, identify strategies to help you tackle public speaking and interpersonal communication during your college journey, and discover how becoming an effective communicator can impact your academic and career success

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
25417
2 CR.
W 1:30–3:15P

COMM-R 110
22200
3 CR.
MW 10:30–11:45A

Strategies for Algebra Success II (B)

UCOL-BE 499
34081
6 CR.

This learning community will support your transformation into an IUPUI Jaguar by providing the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in college. Connect with fellow students and learn about college level expectations, with a special focus on strategies for mathematics success to support your experience in college-level algebra.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
26312
2 CR.
T 1:00–2:45P

MATH 11100
32657
4 CR.
MWF 12:00–1:15P

Science and Service for Nursing Success

UCOL-BE 499
34071
6 CR.

Students should concurrently enroll in BIOL-N 261.

This learning community will provide hands-on learning opportunities to help pre-nursing students acclimate to IUPUI, prepare to apply to IUSON, learn about the necessary skills to be a successful in nursing school, and examine diverse perspectives within the nursing community through science and volunteering. This experience is designed for pre-nursing students participating in the Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP).

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
25771
2 CR.
R 3:00–4:45P

MATH 11100
32667
4 CR.
TR 1:00–2:50P

Serving Diverse Cultures in Healthcare

UCOL-BE 499
34086
5 CR.

[Description pending]

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
27415
2 CR.
R 4:30–6:15P

REL-R 133
32042
3 CR.
ONLINE

Multicultural Connectedness in Healthcare

UCOL-BE 499
34002
5 CR.

Explore the value of the unique person you are, as well as those from other cultures. Consider unexpected and controversial perspectives to increase understanding of diversity, privilege and power. Participate in multicultural activities outside the classroom to engage in real world learning and examine the greater context of your potential—in your personal life, your community, and the field of healthcare.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the HLS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23566
2 CR.
R 4:30–6:15P

PSY-B 110
25149
3 CR.
TR 3:00–4:15P

UCOL-U 110

Section #CreditsScheduleEligibility
274242M 1:30–2:45P
  • University College students in the STEM cluster

Successful Writing for STEM Students (A)

UCOL-BE 499
34139
5 CR.

In this learning community, students will examine why effective written communication is key to a meaningful and productive college experience, develop an understanding of expectations for writing at the college level, and identify strategies for success in writing courses and beyond.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the STEM cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23236
2 CR.
R 10:30–12:15P

ENG-W 131
23672
3 CR.
TR 1:30–2:45P

Global Perspectives on Communication

UCOL-BE 499
34157
5 CR.

College is a time to explore new things, meet new people, and consider new perspectives. Through this learning community, you will identify ways to communicate effectively across differences in nationality, background, and culture to enhance your understanding of our world and broaden your definition of community.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the STEM cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
25593
2 CR.
T 9:00–10:15A

COMM-R 110
22224
3 CR.
TR 10:30–11:45A

Multicultural Connectedness in STEM (UCOL-BE 499 34158)

UCOL-BE 499
34158
5 CR.

Explore the value of the unique person you are, as well as those from other cultures. Consider unexpected and controversial perspectives to increase understanding of diversity, privilege and power. Participate in multicultural activities outside the classroom to engage in real world learning and examine the greater context of your potential—in your personal life, your community, and in STEM-focused fields.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the STEM cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
26301
2 CR.
T 4:30–5:45P

PSY-B 110
25215
3 CR.
TR 3:00–4:15P

Communication Strategies for STEM

UCOL-BE 499
34159
5 CR.

At first, college can feel like a whole new world, with new rules, norms, and traditions. This learning community will help you navigate college-level expectations, identify strategies to help you tackle public speaking and interpersonal communication during your college journey, and discover how becoming an effective communicator can impact your academic and career success.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the STEM cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
28215
2 CR.
M 1:30–3:15P

COMM-R 110
22203
3 CR.
TR 3:00–4:15P

Successful Writing for STEM Students (B)

UCOL-BE 499
34154
4 CR.

In this learning community, students will examine why effective written communication is key to a meaningful and productive college experience, develop an understanding of expectations for writing at the college level, and identify strategies for success in writing courses and beyond.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the STEM cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
26617
1 CR.
T 1:30–2:45P

ENG-W 131
22481
3 CR.
TR 12:00–1:15P

Successful Writing for STEM Students (C)

UCOL-BE 499
34156
5 CR.

In this learning community, students will examine why effective written communication is key to a meaningful and productive college experience, develop an understanding of expectations for writing at the college level, and identify strategies for success in writing courses and beyond.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the STEM cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
24594
2 CR.
W 10:30–12:15P

ENG-W 131
24718
3 CR.
MW 1:30–2:45P

UCOL-U 110

University College students in the Exploratory cluster​
Section #CreditsScheduleEligibility
235632R 9:00–10:15A
  • Exploratory/Indy Achieves students
236742R 3:00–4:15P
  • University College students in the Exploratory cluster
241882R 1:00–2:45P
  • University College students in the Exploratory cluster

Exploring Multicultural Connectedness

UCOL-BE 499
34167
5 CR.

Explore the value of the unique person you are, as well as those from other cultures. Consider unexpected and controversial perspectives to increase understanding of diversity, privilege and power. Participate in multicultural activities outside the classroom to engage in real world learning and examine the greater context of your potential--in your personal life, your community, and the global landscape.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the EXPL cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23237
2 CR.
W 12:00–1:45P

ENG-W 131
24742
3 CR.
MW 3:00–4:15P

Social Justice: Ethics in Action

UCOL-BE 499
34182
5 CR.

In this learning community, we will examine ethical theory as it informs and applies to social justice action. Students will engage in dialogue about their role in society and participate in a service learning project in the community as well as other activities that provide opportunities for learning inside and outside the classroom. Through these activities students will gain greater access to campus resources and develop techniques to help them navigate their college life.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the EXPL cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23311
2 CR.
W 1:30–3:15P

PHIL-P 120
36195
3 CR.
MW 12:00–1:15P

Exploring Social Justice

UCOL-BE 499
34163
5 CR.

In this learning community, we will examine ethical theory as it informs and applies to social justice action. Students will engage in dialogue about their role in society and participate in a service learning project in the community as well as other activities that provide opportunities for learning inside and outside the classroom. Through these activities students will gain greater access to campus resources and develop techniques to help them navigate their college life.

Eligibility

  • University College students in the EXPL or AHHS cluster

Courses

UCOL-U 110
23312
2 CR.
T 10:30–12:15P

PHIL-P 120
36194
3 CR.
MW 12:00–1:15P

Strategies for Algebra Success I (D)

UCOL-BE 499
34077
6 CR.

This learning community will support your transformation into an IUPUI Jaguar by providing the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in college. Connect with fellow students and learn about college level expectations, with a special focus on strategies for mathematics success to support your experience in college-level algebra.

Courses

UCOL-U 110
27418
2 CR.
M 1:30–3:15P

MATH 11000
28947
4 CR.
TR 11:00–12:50

Strategies for Algebra Success II (UCOL-BE 499 34080)

UCOL-BE 499
34080
6 CR.

This learning community will support your transformation into an IUPUI Jaguar by providing the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in college. Connect with fellow students and learn about college level expectations, with a special focus on strategies for mathematics success to support your experience in college-level algebra.

Courses

UCOL-U 110
25638
2 CR.
T 4:30–6:15P

MATH 11000
32656
4 CR.
TR 9:00–10:50A

A Change is Gonna Come (UCOL-BE 499 34174)

UCOL-BE 499
34174
8 CR.

Like the lyrics from this Sam Cooke song suggest, there is hope for continued positive change in our communities. If you are concerned about the environment, women's rights, gender equality, race relations and other societal issues, you can learn about how change has occurred historically through advocacy, social movements and voluntary action, while having the opportunity to bring change of your own. This LC has a service learning component and will require volunteer hours outside of the classroom. This is a perfect option for students who are majoring or minoring in philanthropic studies, or for anyone interested in serving their campus and community.

Courses

UCOL-U 110
26228
2 CR.
W 10:30–12:15P

ENG-L 115
22464
3 CR.
MW 9:00–10:15A

PHST-P 212
28700
3 CR.
MW 1:30–2:45A