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Academic Interests

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These learning communities are tied to a specific department or major, which gives you the opportunity to establish relationships with faculty and staff in your department right away, start completing your major requirements, and take part in activities related to your major.

General Interests

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Being a part of one of these general interest learning communities gives you an opportunity to explore your interests and strengths, complete core requirements with a community of your peers, and engage in activities that introduce you to all that SHSU has to offer.

Living-Learning Community

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In a living-learning community, students live in the same residence hall, take two to three classes together each semester, and plan and participate in social events throughout the year. 

Specialty UNIV 1301 Sections

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Specialty sections of UNIV 1301 are tailored to the themes and experiences of select academic programs. A special section of UNIV 1301 has been reserved for students in the following groups:

  • Honors Students: UNIV 1301.60 (CRN 82737) is designed specifically for honors students who are not in a learning community offered in the fall semester only.
    (Note: Honors also offers section UNIV 1301.70 [CRN82747] in a living – learning with required linked Honors course options in the Honors Living Learning Community.)
  • Pre-Vet Students: UNIV 1301.01 (CRN 80022) is required for all first-year Pre-Vet students (fall semester only)
  • Terry Scholars: UNIV 1301.50 (CRN 82731) is required for all first-year Terry Scholars (fall semester only)
  • Spring Connections: UNIV 1301.02 is designed for students starting their SHSU experience in the spring
  • Freshman Learning Community Participants: each Freshman Learning Community includes a themed section of UNIV 1301 for the fall semester schedule.  There are academic, general interest, and living learning communities to meet every student's needs.  Visit the Freshman Learning Community webpage for more information and to fill out an application.

If you are in one of these groups, please register for the section listed above.  In the case of the Pre-Vet UNIV 1301, please contact your Agricultural Science advisor or the Student Success Initiatives office to release a reserved seat for you to proceed with registration.  Visit the UNIV 1301 page for more information about this course.