Please see the 2012-2013 Boise State Catalog for full details about the Foundational Studies Program and related degree requirements.
- Overview of the Foundational Studies Program Curriculum
- University Learning Outcomes
- Degree Box Requirements
- UF 100 Intellectual Foundations course description
- UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations course description
- UF 300 Transitional Foundations course description
UF 100-online has very limited space and is reserved for students returning to college, involved in online degree programs, living outside the Treasure Valley area and taking all courses online, or associated with the military. Students can submit this form to request a spot.
Honors Students can register for UF100 with a learning community. You can find these section in the schedule under LC-Honor.
Check Out Our Most Recent Posts About Advising
- DLN Curriculum Change Announcement for Advisors June 27, 2016
Are you confused about DLN requirements? Here’s the scoop on the Idaho State Board of Education policy change affecting DLN (Disciplinary Lens in Natural, Physcial, and Applied Science) requirements.
Per General Education Policy IIIN, each DLN course must now come from two different academic disciplines. For example, students cannot use two Physics courses to fulfill their DLN requirement, but students may use a Physics course and a Biology course.
Who Does This Change Affect?
While this change was to have gone into affect in 2015 according to General Education Policy IIIN, the update did not appear in the Boise State catalog until the 2016-17 version was issued.
Therefore, students who transferred to Boise State under a 2015 or earlier catalog may still use two DLN courses from the same academic discipline to fulfill their DLN requirement.
Students transferring in under the 2016 catalog or later are subject to the policy change and must use DLN courses from two separate disciplines.
- UF 300 Curriculum Change April 27, 2016
Due to a recent Idaho State Board of Education change, current students who have
UF 300 as a requirement on their AAR are no longer required to take the course and will
see this drop off their AAR by Fall 2016.
Some Important Exceptions:
- UF 300 is required for students scheduled to graduate Spring 2016.
- Students in the RN to BS, RRT to BS and RT to BS degree completion programs will still need to take their program specific sections of UF300 to graduate.
- UF 300 will remain a requirement for all MDS and BAS students who do not have an AA/AS or are not core certified.
How do you advise a student for whom this applies?
- Students do not need to change catalogs for this change to apply.
- Students who enroll in UF 300 can have the course count as an upper division elective toward graduation credit hour requirements.
- Students may drop or not enroll in the UF 300 course.
- Students who drop or do not enroll in UF 300 should make sure they maintain the credit hours needed for financial aid or other credit hour dependent programs.
- Students will still need to meet the 40 upper-division credit university requirement.
- Each department may encourage their students to enroll in whatever upper division course they find suitable for their students’ degree completion.
NOTE: UF300 will continue to be offered. Click here for more information aboutUF300.