Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts

Competencies

A Well-Rounded Foundation

A Well-Rounded Foundation

A liberal arts education comprises two equal pillars—focused study in a major and exploration through Foundations coursework. In our integrative, developmental Foundations program, students will acquire content knowledge and learn how multiple disciplinary perspectives come together to examine and solve complex, real-world problems.

Foreign Language

The Foreign Language competency can be met by any of the following:

  • Earning a C- or better in any Rollins course that carries the Foreign Language
    Competency (F) designation
  • Earning a C- or better in an approved Rollins transfer course
  • Achieving an AP Language exam score of 4 or 5
  • Achieving an IB Language exam score of 6 or 7
  • For international students, having been admitted to Rollins College based on their TOEFL score

Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness competency must be met by BOTH of the following:

  • Earning a C- or better in any Rollins course that carries the Health and Wellness (B) competency designation OR earning a C- or better in an approved Rollins transfer course
  • Completing two (2) noncredit-bearing physical education activity (PEA) requirements OR participating in varsity sports for at least two years.

Students may receive a medical exemption for the PEA requirement with appropriate documentation.

Mathematical Thinking

The Mathematical Thinking competency can be met by any one of the following:

  • Earning a C- or better in any Rollins course that carries the Mathematical Thinking (M) competency designation, which includes courses from a variety of departments
  • Earning a C- or better in an approved Rollins transfer course
  • Achieving an AP Statistics exam score of 4 or 5
  • Achieving an AP Calculus exam (A/B or B/C) score of 4 or 5
  • Achieving an IB Mathematics exam score of 4 or better

 Math competency requirements may be used toward a major or minor 

Writing

The Writing competency can be met by any one of the following:

  • Earning a C or better in an ENG 140 course
  • Earning a C or better in a Rollins-approved transfer course
  • Earning an AP English language and composition course score of 4 or 5

 The competency course may NOT be counted toward the English major or minor

Ethical Reasoning

The Ethical Reasoning competency can be met by any of the following:

  • Earning a C- or better in any Rollins Course that carries the Ethical Reasoning Competency (ECMP designation
  • Earning a C- or better in a Rollins-approved transfer course

Ethical reasoning competency courses may be double-counted toward a major, minor, or Foundations Seminar.

Dr. Emily Russell
Rollins College
Associate Dean of Academics
1000 Holt Avenue - 2749
Winter Park, FL 32789
407.646.1340
AssocDeanAcademics@rollins.edu