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We believe that your first year of college should offer more than prerequisites and busy work. It should help you build confidence for a successful educational journey and give you a strong foundation for your future. That’s where our First-Year Sequence can help.
This innovative series of engaging, interdisciplinary courses is designed to help you sharpen your academic skills as you learn practical, relevant lessons. Courses put you in a real-world setting while you explore problem solving, current social and political issues and business all while learning how to communicate your point of view persuasively.
Our goal is to never hear you ask, “Why do I need to learn this? Or “Will I ever use this in the real world?” We know that when learning is framed in real-world settings, it becomes tangible—and practical.
If you’re new to college, or have fewer than 24 credits from another school, you’ll start your degree program with this first full year of courses. As an associate’s degree student, you’ll take courses in pairs (also known as a block). As a bachelor’s degree student, courses are taken one at a time. Developed as a progression, each course introduces concepts and ideas upon which the next one will build. First Year Sequence does not apply to the following programs: AAEE, BSED/E, BSLS, LVN/BSN, LPN/BSN, and BSN.
|Course ID||Course Title||Prerequisites|
|US/101||Introduction to University Studies|
|SCI/162||Principles of Health and Wellness|
|FP/101||Foundations of Personal Finance|
|COM/155||University Composition and Communication I|
|COM/156||University Composition and Communication II||COM/155|
|PSY/201||Foundations of Psychology|
|HUM/111||Critical and Creative Thinking||US/101|
|Course ID||Course Title||Prerequisites|
|GEN/195||Foundations of University Studies|
|SCI/163||Elements of Health and Wellness|
|FP/120||Essentials of Personal Finance|
|COM/170||Elements of University Composition and Communication I|
|COM/172||Elements of University Composition and Communication II||COM/170|
|PSY/211||Essentials of Psychology|
|HUM/114||Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving||GEN/195|
Before attending your first class, we want to make sure that you’re completely informed about the time and financial commitments that you’re taking on. View our walk-through and learn exactly what it takes to earn your college degree.
Before you enroll, we want you to be informed about the time and financial commitments you'd take on.
University of Phoenix
What to expect video
In school, as in life, clarity is good...Confusion isn't.
No one GETS THAT more than the faculty and staff at University of Phoenix.
That's why we thought it would be helpful to walk you through what to expect...
...and what not to expect...when you attend our University...
...and enroll for course work towards a diploma.
Before you enroll in our University, we must politely ask...
...are you truly willing to make the commitment?
Education requires hard work and dedication.
It demands time...energy...and financial resources.
You'll need to study. You'll need to spend fifteen to twenty hours per week.
You'll need to login to our student website at least four times per week for active class discussion.
Are you willing and able to do that? Are you sure?
Thomas Edison defined genius as "one percent inspiration...ninety nine percent perspiration."
The same is true of education. To succeed at University of Phoenix...
...you'll need to apply yourself and be willing to work hard.
To say the least, we want all of our students to succeed...but you'll need to do your part.
Of course, every job requires proper tools. Education is no different.
Students enrolled in our online programs or in our local campuses...
...must have access to a computer or a laptop.
To do the work assigned, you'll need the necessary supplies and software.
The better equipped you are, the more empowered you'll feel to perform.
Now a brief word about financing.
As you probably know, education isn't free. And money doesn't grow on trees.
Like checkout at any store, paying for tuition is a requirement.
We recommend you plan your financing in advance.
You may qualify for a loan. You may qualify for a grant.
But ALL students are responsible for meeting their financial commitments...
...and all loans need to be repaid when you successfully complete your degree program or if you withdraw from the University for any reason.
Before you make your final decision, we encourage you to thoughtfully consider whether these are commitments you are able and ready to fulfill.
We know you have a choice in schools and you'll need to weigh your options.
Other schools may offer similar programs at a lower cost. Only you can decide which school is the best fit for you.
But if your choice is University of Phoenix, we welcome you....and we'll look forward to helping you unlock your fullest potential.
To learn more about financing options, visit www.direct.ed.gov/applying.html.