Comprehensive Studies Program
Not a concentration program
- 2016 Angell Hall
- The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) is an academic unit of the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts whose mission is to support, academically
enrich and retain minority students within and beyond the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts. Although CSP's approach is comprehensive, providing
tutoring, mentoring and special programs instruction and advising are central
to CSP's mission: its aim is to develop self-directed, successful students
by providing a wide variety of intensive introductory courses in fields
such as biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, Spanish, etc. These courses
not only provide students with a strong academic foundation, they also help
students develop learning strategies which will help them do well in subsequent
courses. CSP course sections are, moreover, distinguished by the small number
of students enrolled as well as the commitment of CSP's instructors to spend
as much time with students as is necessary to master the material.
- CSP's academic advisors have always been noted for their strong working
relationships with students from the first day of orientation until commencement.
This consistent, ongoing interaction with students gives CSP advisors the
essential rapport to provide personal guidance based on their detailed familiarity
with students' intellectual strengths and weaknesses, needs, interests,
and goals. The student and the CSP academic advisor investigate career objectives,
academic goals and choose courses which meet interests and requirements.
- CSP faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting students who have
the determination, dedication, and willingness to work hard toward achieving
their academic and career goals.
Courses in Comprehensive Studies Program (Division 350)
100. CSP Freshpersons Readings Seminar. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory
105. Reading and Writing Seminar: Insiders/Outsiders. (4).