Birmingham Southern’s new Explorations curriculum changes general education away from a more traditional, “check-box” approach. Which highlights disciplinary requirements to one that pressures the importance of what students learn to do. This new pedagogy of doing is delineated by requirements that guide students in learning how to communicate productively, solve complex problems in innovative ways, connect their coursework to the vaster world, employ with their social and political world, and employ in self-directed teaching and learning. These are the specific skills and outlooks that professional schools, graduate schools, and employers are searching in today’s increasingly complex and inter-connected world.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To be eligible for this scholarship candidate must fulfill the criteria
To be admitted to Birmingham-Southern College as a transfer student, an applicant must have been a student in good standing with a clear academic and social record at the collegiate institution in which last enrolled and, in addition, must have at least a “C” average (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) on a full schedule of courses attempted and acceptable to Birmingham-Southern.
Official high school transcripts, as well as official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities, are required.
Official standardized test scores are required.
Submit an original personal statement to the College. The form for this statement is provided with the application materials.
An application fee of $50 will be required.