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Core Curriculum Policies

Policies regarding Core Curriculum courses include the following:

First Year Seminar: course or for Honors students, course (3 credits)
Students are required to register for FYS103 or HON101 in their first semester at Lasell.

Writing: course /course (6 credits)
All incoming students must be enrolled in a Writing course in each of their first two semesters at Lasell University (allowing for exceptions based upon transfer credit). Students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in order to pass these courses.

Students who have not completed the Writing requirement at the conclusion of their third semester at the University are required to enroll in a course to complete that requirement in their fourth semester. The Registrar will place an enrollment hold on those students who do not do so, and adjust the student's schedule as necessary. Students who have not completed the Writing requirement at the conclusion of their fourth semester at the University will be placed on academic probation.

Quantitative Reasoning: by placement (6 credits)
The two-course sequence provides all students with a foundation in mathematical reasoning and problem-solving. The first course is determined by placement. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their first quantitative reasoning course in their first semester and are required to complete one by the end of their second semester. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher to pass this foundational course. Each major designates an additional course to satisfy the second course in quantitative reasoning competency.