ILS Step-by-Step Walkthrough
Ready to see what classes you're going to take in your first year at UNC Asheville?
Start here to go step-by-step through our Integrative Liberal Studies program. You'll get recommendations on which classes you should take in the ILS and your major during your first semester and first year, and see what's ahead of you for future semesters.
How to use this guide
Each page will describe a requirement and give you a list of classes you can take to complete the requirement. Some requirements must be met with 1 or 2 specific classes while others may give you many options to choose from. Some requirements are required in your first semester or year, some are recommended, and others are optional-look for images like this: to tell you which applies to each one.
Start by downloading or printing out a Planning Worksheet (it's OK to fill in just the first year or two right now).
As you learn about each requirement, think about which ones you will want to complete in your first year and write them in your chart. For instance, if you definitely want to take a foreign language and you know you want to take Latin, you can write in CLAS (subject) 101 (number) 3 (credit hours). Or, let's say you know you want to complete the Laboratory Science requirement in your second semester but you're not sure which class you want to take (there are many options)-you just write Lab Science (requirement). The important thing is to write down what you want to take and when you want to take it so you're aware of what's ahead of you.
How many classes?
Along with the ILS requirements you're getting ready to learn about and the classes required for your major, there are other requirements you must complete to graduate. One of these is the requirement that you must earn at least 120 credit hours. Most of the classes you will take at UNC Asheville are 3 or 4 credits. If you want to graduate in 4 years (or 8 semesters) you should plan to take at least 15 hours per semester.
Students must complete the following course hours to fulfill their ILS requirements.
- LSIC (179 or 379) (3 hours)
- Senior Capstone Course (4 hours)
- Academic Writing (4 hours)
- Foreign Language (0-6 hours)
- Health & Wellness Promotion (2-3 hours)
- Laboratory Natural Science (4 hours)
- Mathematics (4 hours)
- The Ancient World (4 hours)
- The Medieval and Renaissance World (4 hours)
- Modern World: Mid 17-20th Century (4 hours)
- Natural Science (within your cluster) (3 hours)
- Social Science (within your cluster) (3 hours)
- Elective (within your cluster) (3 hours)
- Approved Arts coursework (3 hours)
You must also to satisfy the Intensives requirements
- 3 Writing Intensives
- 1 Quantitative Intensive
- 1 Diversity Intensive
- 2 Information Literacy Intensives
Careful planning with your academic advisor will allow you to use a single course to satisfy more than one requirement.
Ready to get going?
Click the button below, and look for the "next" button at the bottom of every page to keep going.
First Step: Choose your LSIC
If you've earned credit for a course through AP or IB exams, or transfer credit from another university, you will use that to meet some requirements. Current students can see which credits they've transferred in by viewing their transfer articulation in OnePort. If your transferred credits do not meet all the requirements, you will still need to take one or more courses to satisfy them.
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