FYSM is an important and required foundational core course sequence. If students fail (earn a grade of F or U) FYSM 100 (Fall Semester) or FYSM 101 (Spring Semester), they will be enrolled in a specially designated section of the course in the semester immediately following the unsuccessful completion of FYSM 100 and/or FYSM 101.
There are no substitutions for FYSM 100 and FYSM 101. If an F or U is earned in FYSM 100 or FYSM 101, that grade will remain on a student’s transcript and continue to count in calculating the student’s GPA until the course is successfully retaken. Because there is a procedure for replacing a failing grade in FYSM 100 and FYSM 101, students should not withdraw from the course(s) unless they are withdrawing from all courses that semester and/or from the College.
All departments, except Religious Studies, allow their majors to count one major course to satisfy the Core Franciscan Concern requirement area and no more than one course from a subject (i.e. History, English, etc.) can be taken to meet this area. These courses may not be taken Pass/Fail.
DIVERSITY (CFD): CHOOSE ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING AREA.