University Explorations Program

The University Explorations Program allows students who want to explore the educational paths that Johnson & Wales offers to pursue a program of general studies as well as introductory courses in areas of interest during their first two semesters. With the help of a faculty adviser, students choose a major by the end of the first year, in any of the colleges at Johnson & Wales. Students who begin their studies in the University Explorations Program may be eligible to earn a bachelor's degree at the end of four years of study.

University Explorations Program

Explorations Courses
FYS1010First-Year Seminar1
Choose up to six credits from the following:6
Introduction to Business and Management
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Problem Solving and Programming Concepts
An Introduction to the Fields of Food, Food Service and Nutrition
Design Theory and Practice
Introduction to Health Professions
Orientation to the Hospitality Industry
Introduction to Media & Communication Studies
Introduction to Political Science
Introductory Psychology
Environmental Science
Introduction to the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management Industry
Sociology I
Choose six additional credits in consultation with a University Explorations adviser. 6
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
A Survey of College Mathematics
Choose two other courses from A&S Core Experience6
Total Credits31.0

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?