The Mission of GPS

Mission

The Mission of GPS

The Gateway Program Seminar (GPS) is a three or four credit, required course for freshmen at UCCS. It is the first course in the Compass Curriculum and introduces students to the educational aims of this general education curriculum. The delivery of this course includes best practices related to welcoming and helping freshmen make successful adjustments to the university.

There are four primary components of the GPS course including:

  • an interdisciplinary exploration of a course topic,
  • the intentional development of key academic skills,
  • linkage with university services, and
  • collaborative involvement with faculty and peers.
GPS Student Learning Outcomes
GPS Course Requirements - Meeting the GPS Learning Outcomes