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Some students come to college knowing exactly what they want to major in. Some have absolutely no idea. And others have made a preliminary decision about what they want to major in, but still want to investigate what else is out there.

The Jump Scholars Program offers four different "clusters" of classes to choose from. Three of them are focused on some of our most popular majors: business, nursing, and sports and fitness. The fourth is designed to help students explore career options in a unique, fully supportive environment.

 

 

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BUSINESS?

Business

If you are interested in any field of business, we encourage you to be a part of the business cluster of the JUMP Scholars program.  JUMP Scholars will take three courses (7 credit hours) that will fulfill requirements needed to graduate.  Having the opportunity to take these classes with other JUMP Scholars will give you a ready-made small community of peers along with support for your classes. 


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Psychology 110: General Psychology

An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and experience.Fulfills a general education requirement and is required to apply to the nursing program. Professor: Dr. Mark Huff.

Communication Studies 320: Business and Professional Speaking

Fulfills a GEC requirement and will be focused specifically on speaking tools for the professional world and those heading into business fields. Professor: Dr. Laura Stengrim

Business Administration 211: Professional Business Standards

This class focuses on professional development and planning. Through in-class assignments, guest speakers, and case studies, students will review and understand the complexity of professional rules and cultures in today‚Äôs business world.

 
 

 

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NURSING?Nursing

This learning community is for students who have a career goal of nursing.  As a member of the nursing cluster in the JUMP Scholars program, you will take two pre-requisite courses you will need along with a student success course.  Along with the classroom experience, you will have the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, and other students who are interested in the nursing field as well.  By participating in JUMP, you will be provided a community of support while getting a jump start on your college career.


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Psychology 110: General Psychology

An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and experience.Fulfills a general education requirement and is required to apply to the nursing program. Professor: Dr. Mark Huff.

Sociology 214: The Family

An analysis of the structure and functions of the family as an institution and the factors making for family change.Required to apply to the nursing program and often very hard to get into during regular year. Professor: Ms. Daleana Phillips.

University Studies 150: Making Major Decisions

We all have to make many big decisions in our lives. Would you like to have the skills to know how to do that? How to weigh your options as you think about your future career possibilities? How to be successful in your major? Professor: Dr. Megan McCay.

 

 

 

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SPORTS & FITNESS?Sports and Fitness

Whether you're interested in sports, fitness, or any type of therapy, students who are majoring in kinesiology are encouraged to be a part of the kinesiology cluster of the JUMP Scholars program. You will complete one of the GEC required courses along with a basic introductory course in kinesiology, and you'll also be a part of a student success course that will focus on career preparation and readiness.  Students in the kinesiology cluster will be a part of a community of faculty, staff, and peers who all have the same interest areas.


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Psychology 110: General Psychology

An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and experience.Fulfills a general education requirement and is required to apply to the nursing program. Professor: Dr. Mark Huff.

Kinesiology 220: Introduction to Kinesiology

A new course designed to give students the academic foundation to be successful in core classes in majors such as kinesiology, prepare them for work in anatomy & physiology, and introduce them to the faculty and classes they need to know about. Professor: Dr. Joann Judge

University Studies 150: Making Major Decisions

We all have to make many big decisions in our lives. Would you like to have the skills to know how to do that? How to weigh your options as you think about your future career possibilities? How to be successful in your major? Professor: Ms. Toni Anderson

 

 

 

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CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS? Career Exploration

Any incoming first year student who is interested in learning more about careers in their areas of interest is encouraged to be a part of the Career Exploration cluster in the JUMP Scholars program.  You will be able to fulfill two GEC required courses along with a student success course.  The focus of this cluster will be on preparing for any career and exploring ways to develop skills to secure a job after graduation. 


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Dance 130: Dance Appreciation

A survey of dance as a worldwide phenomenon of human behavior and its function in human society, past and present. Fulfills a general education requirement. Professor: Dr. Kelly Lester.

Sociology 101: Understanding Society: Principles of Sociology

Designed to give a general overview of the perspectives, concepts and methodology of sociology. Professor:  Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell.

University Studies 150: Making Major Decisions

We all have to make many big decisions in our lives. Would you like to have the skills to know how to do that? How to weigh your options as you think about your future career possibilities? How to be successful in your major? Professor: Dr. Erin Dornan.