May 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
    
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Seminars


Each seminar may also fulfill a Core Distribution Requirement and an Additional Distribution Requirement.

XXXX 199 First Year Seminar (CFYS) – Prerequisite: Open to all freshmen with a writing placement score of 3 or above or a SAT score of 500 or above or who have completed ENGL 101. Students with 24 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.

and

XXXX 298 Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive) (CSYS) – Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all undergraduate students who have completed ENGL 101, and the speaking skills (CSPK) requirement. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.
or
XXXX 299 Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive) (CSYS)* – Prerequisite: _ _ _ _ 199; Open to all undergraduate students who have completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. Students with 54 or more transfer credits will have this requirement waived.

*XXXX 299 Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive) CANNOT count toward the upper-level Writing Designated in the Major (CWRM) requirement.
 

NOTES:

  • Bridgewater State University considers any student with fewer than 24 credit hours to be a first year student and any student with 24-53 earned credit hours to be a second year student.
  • Returning students who completed all of the general education requirements in place prior to Fall 2006 (the GERs) before leaving BSU, should contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at (508) 531-1790 or by emailing undergraduatestudies@bridgew.edu
  • If applicable, the MassTransfer block must be certified by the sending institution. If the block is completed, students will only be required to complete the Spoken Communication (CSPK) and Foundations of Logical Reasoning (CLOR) requirements, unless they were completed at the sending institution.
  • Students who transfer more than 23 credits to BSU will have the CFYS (First Year Seminar) waived. Students who transfer more than 53 credits will have the CSYS (Second Year Seminar) waived. However, transfer students will still need to fulfill the Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive requirements.
  • Appeals for substitutions of transfer courses of the Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning and the Natural Sciences requirements should be directed to the Associate Dean of Science and Mathematics (508-531-2418). All other substitutions should be directed to the Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences (508-531-1218).
  • First Year Seminars may not count toward the major or minor. Second Year Seminars may be used for the major or minor, if specifically permitted by the major or minor.
  • Students may take only one First Year Seminar (XXXX 199) and one Second Year Seminar (XXXX 298 or XXXX 299).