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 two minors to complement the dance concentration. 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
DCED 202 Dance Appreciation 4 3
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
KINE/DCED Elective 2 2
KINE/DCED Elective 2 2
Social and Behavioral Science Elective 1 3
Elective 2,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
American History Elective 1,2 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective 1 4
KINE/DCED Elective 2 2
KINE/DCED Elective 2 2
Mathematics 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
POLS 206 American National Government 3
American History Elective 1 3
Communication Elective 1 3
KINE/DCED Elective 2 2
Mathematics 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
DCED 203 Dance Production 3
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 5 1
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
KINE/DCED Elective 2 2
Language, Philosophy and Culture Elective 1,2 3
Life and Physical Science Elective 1 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
DCED 306 Dance Composition I 2
KINE 175 Gender Neutral Partnering 1
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3 3
Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
DCED 400 Dance Composition II 2
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
DCED 401 Dance Pedagogy 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120