General Studies

General Studies and University courses are designed to help orient students to the university, to expose students to a variety of perspectives and to equip them with critical reading, thinking, and evaluative skills that will help them grapple with the constant change and complex problems that characterize contemporary life. At Salve Regina University they include a variety of courses that transcend or integrate the usual discipline-based courses. Many are open to or required of all students, regardless of major specialization; others are required of students engaged in specialized work with other students such as new student mentors or resident advisors. Required General Studies courses include the First Year Transitions (FYT-100 First Year Transitions and Transfer Transitions (FYT-200 Transfer Transitions) courses and the University Seminars that new students choose when entering Salve Regina.