The University College is the academic home for exploratory students. It also provides academic advising to freshmen business administration, pre-psychology, and pre-elementary education students. University college activities include early assessment of entering students' academic difficulty, placement of under prepared students in appropriate developmental courses, and creation of special sections of established courses and of new courses to meet the needs of entering students.
Four Bear Four-Year Graduation Plan
The aim of the Four Bear Four-Year graduation Plan is to facilitate, through commitments made by the participating student and The University of Montana-Missoula, the student's goal of graduating from the University in four years. (Pharmacy is an exclusion to the four year plan. The students in this program are given five or six years to complete their degree.) The plan is intended for first-time UM freshmen, including freshmen with Advanced Placement or High School Pilot Program credits, but excluding freshmen admitted on provisional, part-time status and transfer students.
Four Bear gives the student registration priority beginning his or her first registration after signing the Four Bear contract and will pay incidental and mandatory fees past the planned graduation time provided the student has met all contract conditions and followed an advisor -approved four year graduation plan. If a student is not meeting the conditions as set forth in the Four Bear contract, he or she will be dropped from the program, but no other penalties are incurred.
Many departmental sections in the catalog include a suggested four-year course of study for students to follow in order to graduate in four years. These are suggested course plans. Four Bear students must meet with their advisor in order to customize their plan to fit individual circumstances and academic goals.
For more information and to sign up for the program, contact the Four Bear Coordinator, Corbin Hall 142.
U=for undergraduate credit only, UG=for undergraduate or graduate credit, G=for graduate credit. R after the credit indicates the courses may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R.
U 101 Freshman Seminar I 2cr. offered autumn. Introduction to academic life: reading in classic texts, extensive practice in listening and composition skills, exposure to campus resources (e.g., library, computer labs, career services), methods of self-investigation, and individual academic advising.
U 102 Freshman Seminar II 2 cr. offered spring. Development of writing and speaking skills, time management, goal setting, values clarification and other college survival issues. Intended for at-risk students who exhibit high academic potential.
U 180 Freshman Interest Group Discussion 1 cr. Offered autumn. Coreq., enrollment in a Freshman Interest Group. Discussion section for Freshman Interest Group in which the theme of the FIG is articulated in interdisciplinary terms as well as terms related to the separate courses that make up the FIG.
U 193 Omnibus variable cr. (R-15) offered every term. Independent work under the university omnibus option. See index.
U 194 Seminar Variable cr. (R-6) offered autumn.
U 195 Special topics 1-6 cr. (R-6) offered autumn and spring. Restricted to freshmen. Topics variable. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
U 198 Cooperative Education Experience Variable cr. (R-12) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of director. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Cooperative Education Office.
U 380 FIG Leader Training Seminar 2 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of director of FIG program. Training seminar for discussion leaders in the Freshman Interest Group program.
U 395 Special topics Variable cr. (R-9) offered every term. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings new courses, or onetime offerings of current topics.
U 398 Cooperative Education Experience Variable cr. (R-12) offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Extended classroom experience that provides practical application of learning during placement off-campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Cooperative Education Office.
U 495 Special topics 1-6 cr. (R-6) offered every term. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
U 498 Cooperative Education Experience Variable cr. (R-12) offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Extended classroom experience that provides practical application of learning during placement off-campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Cooperative Education Office.