At the University of North Texas, a Learning Community is a group of undecided students who take three UNT core courses together, including the First-Year Seminar course focused on career development. The Learning Communities may be designed to have an interest area which allows you to experience coursework required for a major without actually declaring your major. All coursework is within the UNT Core Curriculum, so you're not wasting any time or money exploring your major options.
Being involved in a Learning Community has shown not only to improve your social experience at UNT, but also your academic experience. Students involved in Learning Communities have shown to perform better academically compared to the general UNT freshman population. For the Fall 2010 population, LC students had .11% higher GPAs and were in good standing at a 5% higher rate than their non-LC peers. Below are some of the benefits of participating in the Learning Communities:
- Form study groups, both formal and informal
- Participate in social activities, such as football games, plays, speakers and just hanging out.
- Explore majors and careers by interviewing professionals, listening to guest speakers, playing games and taking personality and career assessments.
- Interact with faculty and staff outside the classroom.
- Feel connected in a large class setting.