University Studies is the home of University-wide academic programs and activities that include the following: a nationally recognized, interdisciplinary, general education curriculum, the All-University Curriculum (AUC); a part-time, adult degree-completion program, the Bachelor of Arts in University Studies (B.U.S.); an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Web Design and Development (MWD2); ABA-approved paralegal studies at the certificate, associate, and bachelor levels; an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts; and academic advising programs in Premedical Professions and Pre-Law. In addition, University Studies includes the Center for Reading and Writing (CRW) that assists students in writing and study skills; an intensive English program, the English Language Institute (ELI), for those students whose primary language is not English; and a cocurricular student Mock Trial team.
Beatrice Fox Auerbach Computer and Administration Center provides facilities for the All-University Curriculum, the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts, and the Bachelor of Arts in University Studies.
The Charles A. Dana Hall provides facilities for the Department of Multimedia Web Design and Development, which include a computer classroom, computer laboratory, and research laboratory.
The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Hall provides facilities for paralegal degree programs and houses the Center for Reading and Writing, the Learning Plus program, and the Paralegal Studies program.
The All-University Curriculum (AUC) general education courses are designed to provide shared learning experiences for students in baccalaureate programs at the University of Hartford through a core of common studies. Since faculty from all schools and colleges of the University teach these courses, the curriculum takes full advantage of the diverse resources of the institution. In addition to providing students breadth of knowledge in their liberal education, the All-University Curriculum makes clear the relationships among disciplinary areas of knowledge through integrative, cross-disciplinary courses. These courses also emphasize the development of written and oral communication, critical thinking and problem solving, values identification and independent decision making, social interaction, and responsibility for civic life.
All first-year students who matriculate in baccalaureate programs at the University of Hartford are required to take at least four All- University Curriculum courses during their four years. Each student selects one course from four of the five breadth categories: (1) Living in a Cultural Context: Western Heritage, (2) Living in a Cultural Context: Other Cultures, (3) Living in a Scientific and Technological World, (4) Living Responsively to the Arts, and (5) Living in a Social Context. Students are not required to complete the breadth category that is most closely associated with their major. The All-University Curriculum Committee, in consultation with college and department faculty, determines which breadth categories are required for particular majors and which courses are required for transfer students. Consult your school or college undergraduate program office and faculty advisors for more information.