BGS Career Preparation Course

Options and Criteria

CLAS and Department Classroom Course Option (minimum 3 total credits)

  • Classroom instruction in CLAS and CLAS departments that is either general or discipline specific.
  • In-class instruction and out-of-class learning to build basic knowledge and skills in career preparation, entry, and development.
  • Students are taught to select careers (e.g., discerning personal values and goals), secure positions (e.g., researching, searching, interviewing), or succeed in the workforce (e.g., oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, responsibility, ethics).
  • Courses document student learning of knowledge and skills with formative evaluations and mastery with summative evaluations (e.g., learning outcomes, rubrics).

Department-Specific Experiential Course Option (minimum 3 total credits)

  • On-site practicum or internship instruction in CLAS departments.
  • Supervised on-site instruction to build discipline-specific knowledge and skills for career preparation, entry, and development.
  • Students are mentored in selecting careers (e.g., discerning personal values and goals), securing positions (e.g., researching, searching, interviewing), or succeeding in the workforce (e.g., oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, responsibility, ethics).
  • Courses document student learning of knowledge and skills with formative evaluations and mastery with summative evaluations (e.g., learning outcomes, rubrics).

Considerations

Research and laboratory courses were omitted from the courses listed immediately above, but in some disciplines, research and laboratory courses may be prerequisites for securing and succeeding in workforce positions.

Departments nominate courses to CUSA to meet the career preparation requirements in these options, much as they nominate courses to CUSA to meet the CORE course requirements.

 

Additional background and full list of changes can be found on the Proposal for Changes to the BGS Degree (starting Fall 2017 for new students) approved by CAC in December 2015.  If the course you are submitting is a new course you will also need to submit this course through the Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM).  

Submit a course for the BGS Career Preparation Course Requirement

 


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