All courses for the program will be held fully online Fall 2020.

A huge advantage to being in Among Giants is our clear course enrollment process. Students who are eligible for the program are guided to enroll in particular sections of courses. This takes the guesswork out of which courses to add, places you on the most efficient path to earning your degree in 4 years, and ensures there is always a familiar face in your courses. These classes satisfy major and general education (GE) requirements, meaning that if you decide to change your major they will still count towards a different degree.

All first time STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students at HSU take a course called Science 100: Becoming a STEM Professional in the 21st Century. This course is required to participate in Among Giants.

Fall Semester

General Botany (BOT 105) or General Chemistry I (CHEM 109)

  • Students who take MATH 101 or MATH 101i will take BOT 105. This course has a focus on structure, function, and phylogenetic relationships of major plant groups. 
  • Students who MATH 102 will take CHEM 109. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of courses that focus on the basics of chemistry. 

Introduction to Native American Studies (NAS 104)

  • This is a GE course that will expose you to Native American/Indigenous knowledges, cultures, and belief systems. This course will help you connect western science with Indigenous cultures, values, and environmental knowledges

Mathematics (MATH)

  • Depending on your preparedness you will be enrolled in the appropriate math class, which will be algebra, pre-calculus, or calculus (MATH 101i, 101, 102, 105 or 109 depending on major). We will contact you about how this will be determined during the spring before your arrival.

Science 100: Becoming a Scientist in the 21st Century (SCI 100)

  • This is a general education (GE) course fulfilling the Lifelong Learning requirement
  • This is a GE course designed to introduce you to your major, HSU, and what it means to be a scientist.
  • This course has activities and assignments designed to support you as a new HSU science student. For example, you'll learn effective study skills and use a variety of campus resources that will help you thrive socially and academically.


Spring Semester

Similarly, you'll be guided to enroll specific courses in the spring. This time we’ll leave some room in your schedule - giving you the opportunity to choose the rest of your classes with the help of an Academic Advisor.