Husker Starter Pack

Husker Starter Pack classes start on July 12.

Please contact New Student Enrollment at nse@unl.edu or 402-472-4646 to connect with an advisor to determine your options.

Husker Starter Pack

New first-year students: Get a jump-start on your degree this summer—take online classes for less than half the cost. Classes start July 12.

Get a Jump Start—NOW: This is your opportunity to start building your future, right now. As a new first-year student, get a jump-start on your degree this summer by registering for one of the Husker Starter Pack online classes, which start July 12.

For Less than Half the Cost: All classes are offered a rate of $116.55 per credit hour for both residents and nonresidents (after discounts are applied)—that means  all new Huskers can enroll in a standard 3-credit hour class for less than half the normal tuition cost.  This offer is available only for new, first-year students who plan to start at Nebraska in the Summer or Fall 2021 term and is valid for all Summer 2021 courses.

Nebraska Residents

Standard Undergraduate Base Tuition Rate:

$259

per credit hour

Husker Starter Pack Base Tuition Rate: after discounts are applied

$116.55

per credit hour

Savings per 3-credit hour class:
$427
(55% discount)

Out-Of-State Students

Standard Undergraduate Base Tuition Rate:

$830

per credit hour

Husker Starter Pack Base Tuition Rate: after discounts are applied

$116.55

per credit hour

Savings per 3-credit hour class:
$2,140
(86% discount)

Courses in the Colleges of Engineering, Business and Architecture will be assessed differential tuition (those colleges have higher base tuition costs per credit hour); however, differential tuition for the Husker Starter Pack will be discounted proportionally.

Billing: If you register for classes prior to May 25, your tuition and fees will appear in MyRED once you enroll and will be due to the Office of Student Accounts on June 12, regardless of when your class is scheduled to begin. If you enroll after May 25, your tuition and fees will be due July 12. Visit studentaccounts.unl.edu for more information.

More Information about Fees and Financial Aid

Husker Starter Pack Fees

Nebraska has implemented a fee reduction for the Summer term. If you are a U.S. citizen and take one class (usually three credit hours) this summer, your Online Course Fees plus Program Facilities Fees are capped at $241. You will receive a “Summer 2021 Fee Reduction” if these particular fees are more than $241 across all sessions. Please note the fee reduction does not include technology, library, or other course fees and lab fees that may still apply.

Financial Aid

Your financial aid offer (including merit scholarships) does not apply to the Husker Starter Pack unless you are a Regents Scholar. The Federal Pell Grant may be available to you over the summer if you qualify.

Nebraska residents with financial need may also qualify for up to $1,400 in financial support from the Summer Tuition Grant. You can apply for these grants in MyRED after you've registered for classes. In order to qualify, you must have financial need and have a complete 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file by June 30, 2021. Students with financial need may also qualify for limited federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) through direct student grants as funding allows.

We’re Here to Help!

Learn more about Summer Financial aid on the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid's website at financialaid.unl.edu/summer-financial-aid. If you have questions, contact us directly at Husker Hub—we’ll connect with you 1-to-1: huskerhub@unl.edu or 402-472-2030.

With Support for Your Success: We will connect you with a professional academic advisor who will help you register for the courses that best match your interests, degree plan and long-term goals. Academic success coaches from the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) will be available to help support you through individual coaching sessions.

Why ACE Classes

We've selected a few classes that will meet general education (ACE) requirements and move you forward, regardless of your college or major. Your advisor will help you with class selection and ensure it will match your degree plan.

Consisting of 10 student learning outcomes, ACE was developed to help students of every major develop skills, build knowledge, exercise social responsibility, and integrate and apply those capabilities. All students must take at least 3 credit hours in each of the 10 ACE learning outcome areas.

ACE is important because your coursework will help you develop a foundation for your career—you’ll gain skills and abilities that are in high demand with employers. So don’t wait! Take an ACE class now, get a head start on your degree, and start building a foundation for your future.

Class List

ANTH 110 – Introduction to Anthropology ACE 6 ACE 9
Introduction to the study of society and culture, integrating the four major subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology.

ARCH 107 – Sustainability Basics and the Build Environment ACE 8
Introduction to the fundamentals, principles and current assessments relative to responsible, sustainable design as applied to the built environment.

COMM 101 – Communication in the 21st Century ACE 2
Introduction to the discipline of communication studies through a problem centered learning approach. How communication theory can be applied to solve everyday problems in public, professional, and private lives through learning how to advocate, negotiate, and relate.

CRIM 101 – Survey of Criminal Justice ACE 6
The justice process and the criminal justice system in general. Concepts of crime, deviance and justice, and general theories of crime causality. Individual rights in a democratic society and the legal definitions of various crimes. Law enforcement, judicial, juvenile justice and corrections subsystems explored and a number of reform proposals presented.

DSGN 140 – History of Design ACE 5
Thematic exploration of the history and theory of design as it relates to political, economic, and societal shifts.

EDPS 209 – Strategies for Academic Success ACE 6
Comprehensive examination of learning theory and practice of learning strategies related to motivation, time management, memory, lecture note taking, text processing, knowledge representation, test review, test taking, and error analysis in academic settings.

ENGL 150 – Writing and Inquiry ACE 1
Study and practice of writing using such rhetorical concepts as purpose, audience, genre, cultural context, and style to develop strategies for writing, thinking, and research.

ENGL 151 – Writing and Argument ACE 1
Intensive writing. Writing as a tool for argument. Develop writing projects for multiple purposes and audiences.

ENGL 207 – Bob Marley, Lyrical Genius ACE 5
Through the use of film, creative literature, detailed examination of his lyrics and his life, students will be taken on a guided tour of the life and times of Bob Marley, one of the 20th century's greatest cultural icons. Come and learn why Marley is far more than just a happy-go-lucky, lock-wearing, weed smoking pied-piper of delight.

FDST 131 – The Science of Food ACE 4
General scientific concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics using food as a model. What food is from both chemical and nutritional perspectives, and the fate of food from when it leaves the farm to when it becomes a part of the individual. Assists students in making intelligent decisions about many food related controversial issues (e.g., food irradiation, food additives, health foods).

GEOG 140 – Introductory Human Geography ACE 9
Human populations, cultures, and landscapes, with particular attention to human-environment relations and global interconnections. Note: Students who have previously taken GEOG 100 may not receive credit for GEOG 140.

HIST 110 – American History to 1877 ACE 5
Survey of American history from the age of discovery through the Civil War. Emphasis on political, economic, and social problems in the growth of the American nation.

MUNM 287 – The History of Rock Music ACE 7
Survey of the history of rock music including its antecedents in Rhythm & Blues and Country. Two areas: a musical focus on musical characteristics and evolving musical styles, and a consideration of the sociopolitical impact rock music has had on late 20th Century life. Crosslisted with: MUSC 287.

NUTR 100 – Healthy Living NA
Various risk factors and personal behaviors that affect health. Practical methods for self-assessments and improving and maintaining physically active and healthy eating habits designed to enhance awareness of short- and long-term risks and to achieve a higher level of wellness. We recommend this course, but it does not satisfy an ACE requirement.

PHIL 106 – Philosophy and Current Issues ACE 8 ACE 9
Critical survey of current issues and the role of philosophy in attempts to resolve them. Recent topics: sexual morality, pornography and the law, capital punishment, sexism and racism, extraordinary treatment for the terminally ill, abortion, church and state, and nuclear war and disarmament.

PSYC 181 – Introduction to Psychology ACE 6
Introduction to concepts and research in the areas of personality, attitudes, emotion, learning, memory, perception, and physiological bases of behavior. While the course is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses, the content is presented in a manner appropriate for students planning to take only a minimum of courses in psychology.

SCIL 101 – Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World ACE 8
Introduction to the scientific, social, economic, political and cultural dimensions of current issues related to food, energy, water and landscape systems. Accessing and evaluating popular and scientific media, and engaging in science-informed decision-making.

THEA 112G – Introduction to Theatre ACE 7
Introduction to the forms and functions of theatre and dramatic literature in the historical development of Western cultural traditions. While the theatre always reflects the aesthetic and philosophical concerns of the cultural era, the objective of the course is to determine the unique aesthetics of the theatre as an art form by exploring such issues as the relationship between the literary text and the text in performance; the changing role of theatre in culture historically; the various theatre research methods (historical, critical, experimental).

WMNS 101 – Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies ACE 9
Personal, interpersonal and institutional dimensions of women's experiences from a variety of perspectives.