University Studies - BS, Dance Concentration

The dance concentration curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science in University Studies. It is designed to serve students who are in good academic standing with the University (2.0+ GPR) and are specifically seeking an interdisciplinary degree plan which provides preparation in dance history and production. Students complete courses in the foundations of dance, dance production, and dance composition, and technique courses in various forms of dance. Students choose their minors. This concentration is housed in the Division of Kinesiology within the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the degree in four years without attending summer school.  This is a suggested plan and does not have to be followed as laid out below.  Students should use this information in conjunction with advising documents available from their advisor or the department website when scheduling courses each semester to ensure they are meeting all prerequisites, taking courses for admission to professional phase in a timely manner and meeting all grade requirements.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
American History Elective 13
Life and Physical Science Elective 14
Social and Behavioral Science Elective 13
KINE/DCED Elective 22
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3-4
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
Calculus  
Life and Physical Sciences Elective 14
American History Elective 1,23
KINE/DCED Elective 22
Elective 2,33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
Communication Elective 13
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
POLS 206American National Government 3
DCED 202Dance Appreciation 43
Elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
DCED 203Dance Production 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture Elective 1,23
KINE/DCED Elective 22
Elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
KINE 175Gender Neutral Partnering 1
KINE/DCED Elective 22
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
DCED 306Dance Composition I 2
KINE/DCED Elective 22
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
DCED 400Dance Composition II 2
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 51
KINE/DCED Elective 22
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
DCED 401Dance Pedagogy 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120
1

Must meet Core Curriculum requirements.

2

Select electives in consultation with advisor.

3

Some electives should be selected to meet the International and Cultural Diversity graduation requirement.

4

Meets Core Curriculum Creative Arts requirement.

5

Must be a specific activity.  See advisor for required activity.