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UoPeople Foundations

UoPeople Foundations Courses provide students with an understanding of the unique UoPeople method and allows them to assess whether online learning is right for them. Completing UoPeople Foundations is a requirement for all UoPeople students. Foundations courses vary according to the degree program a prospective student is interested in, whether it is an undergraduate or graduate degree. 

  1. Undergraduate Degree Program
  2. Graduate Degree Program 

 

1. Undergraduate

Foundations courses are one of the admissions requirements to enroll in an undergraduate degree program. In their first term, newly admitted Foundations students will be placed in two courses: UNIV 1001 and an additional course that will be assigned according to the students’ major of interest, i.e. BA – BUS 1101, CS – CS 1101, HS – PSYC 1111. Please note, assigning courses that relate to the major of interest depends on how early students save their spot in a given term and on general availability. More information about these courses can be found under the “Prepare for School” Section on our website. Once students complete their first two Foundations courses, they will be able to select up to 3 more Foundations courses from the list below:

 

 Course Name

 Course Code

 Biology 1 for Health Studies Majors 

 BIOL 1121 

 Introduction to Biology 

 

 BIOL 1301 

 

 Basic Accounting  

 

 BUS 1102

 

 Microeconomics 

 

 BUS 1103

 

 Macroeconomics 

 

 BUS 1104

 

 Programming 1 

 

 CS 1102

 

 Introduction to Economics 

 

 ECON 1580

 

 English Composition 2 

 

 ENGL 1102

 

 World Literature 

 

 ENGL 1405

 

 Introduction to Environmental  Sciences 

 

 ENVS 1301 

 

 Greek and Roman Civilization 

 

 HIST 1421 

 

 College Algebra 

 

 MATH 1201 

 

 Introduction to Statistics 

 

 MATH 1280 

 

 Globalization 

 

 POLS 1503 

 

 Introduction to Psychology 

 

 PSYC 1504 

 

 Introduction to Sociology 

 

 SOC 1502 

 

 Art History

 

 AHIST 1401

 

 

Once students meet the degree program’s admissions criteria, including successfully completing the Foundations courses, they may enroll in their desired degree program. Foundations students are not considered enrolled students at the University before completing all admission requirements. In most cases, students will be granted credit for all completed UoPeople Foundations courses once accepted to their desired degree program. 

 

2. Masters

Foundations courses are one of the graduates degree program’s admissions criteria. In their first term, newly admitted Foundations students will be placed in Foundations courses related to their desired masters degree program. Please note, assigning courses that relate to the major of interest depends on how early students save their spot in a given term and on general availability. More information about these courses can be found under the course catalog. Once students complete their first three Foundation courses, they will be able to select one more Foundations course from the list below.

 

 Course Name

 Course Code

 Managerial Accounting

 

 BUS 5110

 

 Financial Management

 BUS 5111

 Marketing Management

 BUS 5112

 Organization Theory & Behavior

 BUS 5113 

 Business Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility

 BUS 5115

 Operations Management 

 BUS 5116

 Managing in the Global Economy

 BUS 5211

 Education in Context

 EDUC 5010

 Learning Theory

 EDUC 5210

 Curriculum Design

 EDUC 5220

 Creating Positive Classroom Environments

 EDUC 5240

 

Once students meet the masters degree program’s admissions criteria, including successfully completing the Foundations courses, they may enroll in their desired degree program. Foundations students are not considered enrolled students at the University before completing all admission requirements. In most cases, students will be granted credit for all completed UoPeople Foundations courses once accepted to their desired degree program.