Pathways to Success Curriculum

This mandatory one-year program consists of writing skills (ENGL0001), quantitative skills (MATH0015/0021), an orientation to university studies (UNIV1005), college reading (UNIV0008), and approved electives in several different academic disciplines. Students who are placed into Pathways to Success will follow a prearranged set of classes as indicated below and are permitted to enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester.

UNIV1005 Orientation to University Studies
ENGL0001 English Composition
MATH0001 Pre-Algebra or
MATH0015 Introductory Algebra or
MATH 0021 Intermediate Algebra
(depending on initial placement & major)
Pre-approved elective*

UNIV0008 College Reading
ENGL1001 English Composition
MATH0015 Introductory Algebra or
MATH0021 Intermediate Algebra or
MATH1020/1021 College Algebra or
MATH1015 Applied College Algebra
(depending on initial placement & major)
Pre-approved elective*

Courses in regular text are Pathways to Success core courses and must be completed in the sequence shown with a grade of C or better to progress to the next Pathways course. Courses in italics are general education courses (consult the current LSU Eunice Catalog for appropriate prerequisites).

Other program components include mandatory orientation to the university and program, required class attendance, tutoring, and academic advising. Students may contact the Student Success Center at 337-550-1206 for more information.

Approved Electives

*Pre-approved elective courses may be taken according to one's major field of study. These include:

3 hours from:

  • ART 1440 Historical Survey of the Arts I or
  • ART 1441 Historical Survey of the Arts II or
  • ART 2470 Survey of 20th Century Art

3 hours from:

  • HIST1001 Western Civilization to 1500 or
  • HIST1003 Western Civilization Since 1500 or
  • HIST2055 The United States to 1865 or
  • HIST2057 The United States from 1865 to the Present

Introduction to Business - 3 hours

Fundamentals of Communication - 3 hours

Introductory Sociology - 3 hours

General Biology - 3 hours

Introduction to Psychology - 3 hours

The Academic Advisor can use professional discretion on a case-by-case basis to schedule a student for an elective outside of the aforementioned pre-approved options.  The rationale for any deviation should be documented in the student's advising notes.

If a student needs to be full time (e.g. athletic compliance) and has completed a majority of the core courses, elective selection can deviate from the pre-approved electives outlined above.

Program Completion

After a student has completed and/or tested out of UNIV1005, UNIV0008, ENGL0001, and MATH0001/MATH0015/MATH0021, he or she has successfully completed the Pathways to Success program.