General Student Inquiry
What is 'University Studies'?
'University Studies' is Southern Oregon University's name for General Education. University Studies connects students to an explicit pathway of learning at Southern Oregon University and to life beyond college. As students complete strands A through J in the areas of Foundations (Strands A, B, C, D), Explorations (Strands E, F, G), and Integrations (Strands H, I, J), they develop an understanding and appreciation for the complexities of the world and their role in it.
University Studies Petition for Substitution
Can upper division credits (300 - 400 level university classes) count for a Foundations or Explorations course?
No. Classes counted towards completion in the Foundation and Exploration strand areas need to be lower division course work (100 - 200 level, often taken at a community college in Oregon). For Integration courses, only classes completed at a university in the 300 or 300 level (upper division) will be considered.
Petition for Substitution Forms
Please carefully review the FAQs in the section above before selecting a form. Depending on the type of course you would like reviewed, please download, print and complete the appropriate form:
Foundation Strands Petition (for Strands A, B and C)
Foundation Strands Petition for Quantitative Reasoning (for Strand D)
Exploration Strands Petition (for Strands E, F and G)
Integration Strands Petition (for Strands H, I and J)
Completed packets can be submitted to:
Elizabeth Whitman, CS 216
Foundation Strand packets (Strands A, B and C)
Dr. Sherry Ettlich, SC 157
Quantitative Reasoning Strand packets (Strand D)
Dr. Lee Ayers, CS 211
Exploration and Integration Strand packets (Strands E, F, G, H, I and J)