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Fulfillment Tracks

In order to fulfill your experiential learning requirement, you must complete an approved course from one of the give experiential learning tracks. Many experiential learning opportunities involve an application or other approval process to be completed before enrolling in the class satisfying the requirement, so advance planning is critical. Special studies 198 or 199 courses can also be approved to meet the requirement, but require students to submit a course proposal. Explore the different tracks and select a course that is right for you!

Updated Approved Course List

An updated approved course list will be effective as of Fall 2024. The previous approved course list will only be effective through Summer 2024. To minimize any impacts to long-term planning, students who entered the university prior to Fall 2024 can send a message through the Virtual Advising Center to request an exception to this change. Specify which class from the previous approved course list you would like applied to your experiential learning requirement and your degree audit will be manually updated.

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Approved Course Lists

Summer 2024 Approved Course List

View all courses approved to automatically fulfill the experiential learning requirement offered during Summer 2024.

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Previous Approved Course List

View all courses approved to automatically fulfill the experiential learning requirement, effective through Summer 2024.

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Updated Approved Course List

View all courses approved to automatically fulfill the experiential learning requirement, effective as of Fall 2024.

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Virtual Advising Center

Use the Virtual Advising Center to submit questions about the experiential learning requirement at any time, or visit drop-in hours on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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