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Exploration Term-Contract Learning

Exploration Term at Affiliated 4-1-4 Colleges

In addition to the projects offered at BSC each January, Birmingham-Southern students may take an Exploration Term course during the sophomore, junior or senior year at any one of 24 affiliated colleges whose schedules include a four-week term in January.

While studying at an affiliated 4-1-4 college, BSC students are considered transient students for just the Exploration Term. No additional tuition is charged; a room/board charge or transient admission fee may also be assessed by the affiliated institution.

Affiliated institutions are listed below. Course offerings at affiliated colleges are made available through their on-line catalogues.

Augsburg College
Erskine College
Manchester College
Austin College
Graceland University
Midland Lutheran College
Carthage College
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Olaf College
DePauw University
Hastings College
Salem College
Eckerd College
Hollins University
Whitworth College
Elmhurst College
LaGrange College
Wofford College
Elon University
Luther College

Students from affiliated 4-1-4 colleges may attend Birmingham-Southern College courses during the Exploration Term. Students interested in attending a Birmingham-Southern Exploration Term course may peruse the January course offerings in the Exploration Term Bulletin., published in late September.

For more information on Exploration Term at BSC, contact

Dr. Katy E. Leonard
Office of Exploration Term and Contract Learning
Birmingham Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254
(205) 226-4647
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