Types of FLCs

Types of First Year Learning Communities

Major Based

These learning communities are based on a student's declared major. Courses associated with these communities are based on the requirements for the specific degree the student has declared, however all courses will apply to a student's CORE curriculum requirements regardless of major choice.

Major or Program FLC Option(s)

Athletic Training

Athletic Training (LC36)
Biology Biology 1, 2, 3, or 4
*based on math VMI level
Business (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, International, Economics) World of Business (LC27) or Communication & Business (LC30)
Communication (Speech Communication) Communication & Business (LC30) or Communication Arts (LC60)
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice & Political Science (LC33)
Dental Hygiene Dental Hygiene & Nursing (LC22)
Early Childhood Education Early Chidlhood Education (LC34)
Education (Middle Grades, Comm. Disorders, Sign Language, Physical Ed.) Education 1 (LC40)


Communication Arts (LC60)
Exercise Physiology Exercise Physiology (LC42)
Exploratory (Undecided) Freshman Year Experience 1, 2, 3, or 4
Mass Media Mass Media (LC29) or News & Media (LC32)
Pre-Nursing Nursing 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (LC16, LC17, LC18, LC24, or LC25)
Political Science Criminal Justice & Political Science (LC33)
Psychology Psychology 1 (LC38 or LC38A)
Theatre & Dance Theatre & Dance (LC59)
Emerging Leaders (application required; all majors accepted) Emerging Leader 1 or 2
Air Force ROTC AFROTC Residential 
Honors (Must be admitted into the Honors College) Honors

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Emerging Leaders 

These learning communities are designed around a theme. Courses associated with these communities apply to most CORE courses regardless of major.

  • Emerging Leaders

** Application required. Refer to the Leadership Programs website

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These learning communities may be based on major or theme. In addition to attending classes with each other, students participating in these learning communities will also live in the same residence hall. For more information, please visit the Housing and Residential Life website.

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  • Air Force R.O.T.C.
    **For more information regarding the AFROTC program, refer to their websiteStudents participating in the Air Force ROTC learning community will be living in Brown Hall.
  • Honors                                                                                                                 
    **Application required. Refer to the Honors Program website. Students participating in the Honors learning community will be living in Reade Hall.
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