The following courses are required for students participating in EXCEL during the first two semesters:
1. Math (as needed by major and determined by UCF Math Placement Test)
Our primary intervention occurs within the EXCEL math courses, therefore students participating in our program must take their math courses in their first two semesters with EXCEL. We offer our students the following math courses: College Algebra, Mathematics for Calculus (Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry combination course), Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III. Students must begin in one of the offered EXCEL math courses to participate in EXCEL.
After completing the required math classes during the first year, EXCEL students have the option to continue with EXCEL math courses, through Calculus III, in subsequent terms.
These courses are each 1 credit hour and encourage community building, and provide information and tools necessary for a student’s transition and academic success. Seminar I introduces students to concepts aimed at helping them to be strong, competitive students in STEM disciplines. Seminar II focuses on exposing the EXCEL students to STEM faculty and researchers. These classes are offered only to EXCEL students.