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University Housing Learning Communities

Live and Learn Together!

 

Apply to live in a Learning Community (LC) Today!
Learning Communities are NEW and begin starting fall 2023!

 

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What was previously SHIPs (Special Housing Interest Programs) is now Learning Communities.  This is a revamped and totally reenergized program that we are excited to provide for students. 

 

University Housing’s Learning Communities are living spaces for first year students who are majoring in particular programs of study.  Student who chose this option will live together and take 6-7 credit hours of common enrolled classes in the fall semester together. 

 

 

Goals of Learning Communities at the University of Central Missouri

This program we believe will enhance student success and satisfaction, while creating strong personal connections to faculty and experienced students of the major.  other goals include to:

  • Foster a strong connection to student's academic area
  • Build networks inside and outside the classroom
  • Support continuous learning between the academic area and daily lives of students

Why apply to live in a Learning Community: 

  • Connect with others within your particular major and academic area of interest
  • Live in a community where others experience the same courses
  • Ability to form study groups
  • Interact with faculty inside and outside the classroom

How to Apply to Live in a Learning Community?

Submit your residence hall agreement listing the particular learning community for which you are qualified.  The sooner you submit your residence hall agreement, the more likely your chance of getting your top choice of living in your preferred learning community.  You can submit your agreement via MyCentral.

Preference given to those who submit housing agreements by March 1!

Interested in Safe and Inclusive Living (Gender Inclusive Housing)? 

View more information located HERE

Learning Community Options:

Art

Art & Design Learning Community

Required Majors/Programs of Study:

  • BSE Art 
  • BFA Graphic Design
  • BFA Interior Design 
  • BFA Studio Art  

Common Classes

  • ART 1110 Drawing
  • ART 1315 Foundations 

Learning Community Location:

 

Ellis Complex

 

 


Aviation

Aviation Learning Community

Required Majors/Programs of Study:

  • Professional Pilot, BS
  • Aviation Management, BS - Flight Operations Management Option
  • Aviation Management BS - Airport Management Option 

Common Classes:

  • AVIA 1310- Private Grounds School 
  • AVIA 1903- Aviation History 
  • Univ 1400- University Foundations 

Learning Community Location:
Ellis Complex


Biology

Biology & Related Fields Learning Community

Required majors/programs of study:

  • Biology, BS
  • Bioinformatics, BS (43-653)
  • Medical Laboratory Science, BS
  • Radiologic Technology, BS  

Common Classes:

  • BIOL 1000- Disciplines of Biology
  • BIOL 1110- Principles of Biology
  • MATH 1111- College Algebra
    OR CHEM 1130- General Chemistry with Lab 
    Student will be enrolled in MATH  1111 unless student has tested out of or earned dual credit for Math 1111).  If so, student will be enrolled in CHEM 1130

Learning Community Location: 

South Yeater


CJ

Criminal Justice Learning Community

Required majors/programs of study:

  • Criminal Justice & Criminology, BS 

Common Classes:

  • UNIV 1400- CJ Specific
  • CJ 1000- Introduction to Criminal Justice

Learning Community Location:

Ellis Complex


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Computer Science & Software Engineering

Required majors/programs of study:

  • Computer Science, BS 
  • Software Engineering, BS 

Common Classes:

  • CS 110- Computer Programming !
  • CS 1040- Orientation to Computer Sciences & Software Engineering
  • CS 1000- Computers & Modern Society

Learning Community Location:  
South Yeater


cybersec

Cybersecurity & Information Technology Learning Community

Required majors/programs of study:

  • Cybersecurity, BS 
    Information Technology, BS (43-687)

Common Classes:

  • CS 1030- Python Programming 
  • CYBR 1040 - Orientation to Cybersecurity
  • CYBR 1800 - Introduction to Cybersecruity

Learning Community Location:

South Yeater


Education

Education Learning Community

Required majors/programs of study::

  • Education Studies and Training, BS, 43-675
  • Elementary Education--Early Childhood Education, BSE, 41-286
  • Elementary Education--1-6, BSE, 41-285
  • Middle School Education, BSE, 41-840
    (majors:  Business, Engineering/Technology, Science, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Speech/Drama)
  • Modern Languages, Teacher Education, BA, 42-574
  • Physical Education--K-12, BS, 43-670
  • Secondary Education, BSE, 41-695
    (majors: Agriculture, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering and Technology, English, Family and Consumer Sciences,
  • Math, Physics, Social Studies, Speech)
  • Special Education--Autism and Severe Disabilities, BSE, 41-784
  • Special Education--Cross Category Disabilities, BSE, 41-784
  • Special Education--Early Childhood, BSE, 41-784

Common Classes:

  • Comm 1000- Public Speaking
  • POLS 1510- American Government
  • EDFL 1400*
       * For those whose major requires this course

Learning Community Location:

Houts Hall


Music

Music Learning Community

Required majors/programs of study::

  • Music, BA
  • Music, BM
  • Music, Education BME 

Common Classes:

  • Mus 1111- Music Theory 1
  • Mus 1121-  Aural Training 1
  • Mus 1225- Music of the World’s Culture
          OR Music 1225- Music of the World’s Culture
  • Mus 1100- Fundamentals of Music

Learning Community Location:

Ellis Complex


Nursing

Nursing Learning Community

Required majors/programs of study:

  • Nursing, BS 

Common Classes:

  • NUR 1700- Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • NUR 2200-  Culture & Sustainability in Health
  • CHEM 1104-  Introduction to the Sciences: Chemistry

Learning Community Location:

Houts Hall


Theatre

Theatre Learning Community

Required majors/programs of study:

  • BA Theatre
  • BFA Theatre (performance and design/technology)
    BFA Musical Theatre
  • BSE Speech Communication & Theatre 

Common Classes: 

  • THEA 1600 Stagecraft (3 hours)
  • THEA 1500 Acting (3 hours)
  • THEA 1010 Intro to Theatre & Dance (1 hour)

Learning Community Location:
Nickerson Hall


 

How to Apply to Live in a Learning Community?

Submit your residence hall agreement listing the particular learning community for which you are qualified.  The sooner you submit your residence hall agreement, the more likely your chance of getting your top choice of living in your preferred learning community.  You can submit your agreement via MyCentral

 

 

 

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