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THE  ACADEMY

The  Academy at Southern University is focused on students learning outcomes.  The program is designed to address the academic, cultural, personal, and social needs of a select group of 100 first-time freshman students.  These students have similar admissions status, such as:  (1) high school Carnegie units; (2) 2.00 GPA averages; (3) ACT scores of 19-22/ SAT scores of 860-1050; and (4) no previous college credits.  The program participants must have permission from parents and they must agree to abide by the policies and procedures of the Academy.  The Academy has four groups of 25 students each who are required to take the same block of scheduled core, freshman seminar, history, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, and mathematics (college algebra and pre-calculus).  The methodology used is a collaborative learning model with emphasis on critical thinking skills and the high levels of cognition.

 

ACADEMY CURRICULUM

The curriculum is divided into the Fall and Spring semesters as follows:

 

FALL                                                                                                                            Credit Hour

 

Natural Science Elective                                                                                                       03/04

 

English 110                                                                                                                             03

 

Freshman Seminar 110/Engineering 120/

Nursing 120/Seminar in Education 205*                                                                          01

 

Reading 115 **                                                                                                                       03

 

History 114                                                                                                                             03

 

Mathematics 130 or 135                                                                                                      03

 

Academy Assembly 006                                                                                                         0

 

*Depends on Students Major Field of Study

** Requirement for All Academy Students

 

SPRING                                                                                                                    CREDIT HOUR

 

Natural Science Elective                                                                                                         04

 

English 111                                                                                                                             03

 

Freshman Seminar 111                                                                                                       01

 

History 115                                                                                                                              03

 

Mathematics 131, 140 or 200                                                                                              03

 

Academy Assembly 006                                                                                                           0

 

Major course/Critical Thinking 205                                                                                      03

 

*All students are required to do freshman level research.

 

Contact:  Mrs. Rita Hill, Coordinator  225-771-4460, W.W. Stewart Hall Room 158