Students can choose from a variety of academic concentrations as an option in the Landmark College curriculum and submit a Declaration of Concentration form to the Registrar's Office.
The concentration option is voluntary for students interested in pursuing study in a discipline. Declaration of a concentration is not a requirement to earn a degree from Landmark College.
A concentration should constitute the successful completion of five full-credit courses (C- or better) defined by academic departments and the Academic Dean. Each concentration will consist of five courses, at least three of which must be at the 2000-level. The sequence of courses within each concentration will reflect a logical approach to the curriculum and current practices in higher education. The sequence or spread of courses in a concentration may vary based on criteria to be determined by departments in consultation with the Academic Dean.
A five-course concentration will not preclude students from having the opportunity to develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through course work at the 1000- and 2000-levels in English, Social Sciences, Natural Science, and Humanities. A concentration of five courses allows students to take additional elective options in their first two years.
A concentration will have one to three required courses that run every semester. Each concentration will incorporate multiple, elective options that follow a predictable yearly sequence. Sufficient electives should be available to allow for a menu of choices (at least two elective options per semester). All of these courses have track records of consistent enrollment, which should continue. A concentration should not require departments to run courses that do not enroll consistently, but depending on program need, departments may reserve the right to substitute courses as needed.
A completed concentration will be noted on a student’s transcript at the time a student completes his or her requirements for an associate degree. Completing a concentration does not provide insurance in terms of transferability of credits to other institutions. However, a concentration is a way for colleges to recognize that a student has completed a course of study which may serve as a gateway to further study at a four-year college, and may serve as one demonstration of a student’s intellectual persistence and dedication.
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