Welcome to Hardin-Simmons, we’re glad you’re joining us! While living on-campus is one of the best decisions you can make coming to HSU, our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are "communities within a community" and are a great way to get to know people faster! Living Learning Communities (LLCs) have been shown nationally and at HSU to assist students academically and socially; leading to higher GPAs, more connections to the larger campus community, and higher retention rates than their peers - this year 97% of our students returned for the spring semester!
Every student participates in at least one common course per semester and benefit from the connections that are made with other students who share similar interests, the connections made with individual faculty members outside the classroom, enhanced programmatic and service learning opportunities – all exclusively available to LLC students! Additionally, each LLC student moves in a day earlier than the rest of first-year students to start making connections earlier, receive a T-Shirt, and receive priority placement in specially designated Residence Hall Living-Learning Floors!
Take a look at our Living-Learning Community options for 2018 – 2019 below AND apply now for a Living Learning Community (LLC)! They are an ideal way to connect your life on-campus with your academic experience – and best of all, it's easy to apply – simply click the REGISTER link on this page!
The Pre-Health Sciences LLC is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in medical health professions. Because these tracks often intersect in the chemical, biological, and social sciences, members of this LLC will matriculate through HSU as a group, allowing them to continually work together beyond their first year.
FYSM C: Hollywood Science
Dr. Steven Roscoe
Dr. Jennifer Hennigan
CHEM I LLC
Dr. Michelle Dose
BIOL I 1306B
Dr. Andrea Jensen
Crafted for those with undeclared/undecided majors, the Exploring Majors LLC provides first-year students the opportunity to discover their passion and calling. You can anticipate an environment that focuses on exploring various majors and minors while completing General Education courses and gaining the skills to be successful in a collegiate atmosphere. View more information about the Exploring Majors LLC
First Year Seminars
FYSM U: UNDECIDED: It's a MAJOR Decision
Dr. Melissa Madeson
Dr. Charlene Strickland
The Spiritual Formation LLC is designed specifically for those interested in growing their knowledge, understanding and application of knowing God. Students in this program will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with faculty and staff in the Theology department, while also practicing spiritual disciplines, spiritual retreats and community outreach.
FYSM K: Formation: Knowing God, Knowing Yourself and Knowing Others
BIBL 1301 B - Old Testament Survey
The Leadership LLC is designed specifically for those who are interested in growing their leadership, management and organizational skills that will translate into their future career. Students in this program will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff in the Leadership Studies Program at HSU. You will work on teamwork skills through experiential learning activities.
FYSM Q: Leading Through Challenge
LDSP 3330 - Outdoor Leadership
Dr. Coleman Patterson
LDSP 1301 A - Foundations of Leadership Studies
The Health & Wellness LLC is designed for first-year students interested in the diverse field of health sciences, with an emphasis in the exercise sciences. As a member of this community, you will explore the interaction of science and faith in order to equip your leadership in this dynamic field of study.
FYSM G: Geocaching - Not All Who Wander Are Lost
BIBL 1302 - New Testament Survey
FSSC 1170 E
The Honors LLC encourages first-year students to strive for excellence and assume personal accountability for their intellectual growth. This LLC fosters community through the discussion of ideas and participation in academic pursuits, promoting creative and critical thinking skills to equip students for success in today's world.
The Program, which serves as an integral part of the academic community, includes courses taught by selected faculty members interested in working with highly motivated students. Students will engage more actively in pursuing knowledge, in discussing ideas, and in challenging themselves to grow intellectually and spiritually.
View more information about the HSU Honors Program
HONR 1301 Colloquium
Dr. Tom Copeland
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