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Husker Starter Pack classes start July 13, although it's still possible to register (and start late) until July 15.

Please contact New Student enrollment at or 402-472-4646 if you'd like to enroll, but don't wait! NSE will connect you with an advisor to determine your options. Please note that there is a $100 late fee for registrations received on or after Monday, July 13.

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.


Get a Jump-Start—Now: The world feels a little upside down, but the future is still yours. We want to give you an opportunity to start building your future, right now. As a new first-year student, you can get a jump-start on your degree this summer by registering for one of the Husker Starter Pack online classes, which start July 13.


For Less than Half the Cost: All classes are offered a rate of $116.67 per credit hour for both residents and nonresidents—that means all new Huskers can enroll in a standard 3-credit hour class for at least half off the normal tuition cost. This offer is available only for new, first-time students who had planned to start at Nebraska in the Summer or Fall 2020 term and is valid for all Summer 2020 courses, regardless of start date.

Nebraska Residents

Standard Tuition Rate:


per credit hour

Husker Starter Pack Tuition Rate:


per credit hour

Savings per 3-credit hour class:
(54% discount)

Out-Of-State Students

Standard Tuition Rate:


per credit hour

Husker Starter Pack Tuition Rate:


per credit hour

Savings per 3-credit hour class:
(85% discount)

Nebraska has also reduced mandatory fees. If you are a U.S. citizen and take one class (usually three credit hours) this summer, your fees could be as little as $71.75, reduced from $449.25. Depending on the courses you select, some course fees may also apply.

Registration Fee (flat rate) $20
Technology Fee (per credit hour) $11 (multiplied by the number of credit hours you're taking)
Library Fee (per credit hour) $6.25 (multiplied by the number of credit hours you're taking)
Late Registration Fee (assessed only if you register after the first day of classes) $100
Late Fee (assessed monthly if you do not pay your university bill in full) $35/month
International Student Fee $120
Program/Facilities Health Center Fee for International Students taking less than 7 Credit Hours $134.55

Please note your financial aid offer (including merit scholarships) does not apply to the Husker Starter Pack unless you are a Regents Scholar. Nebraska residents with financial need may qualify for up to $1,400 in financial support from the Summer Tuition Grant. You can apply for the Summer Tuition Grant in MyRED after you've registered for classes. In order to qualify, you must have financial need and have completed the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact Husker Hub at or 402-472-2030 if you have questions about summer financial aid.


With Support for Your Success: Although all of the classes below will help move your future forward, 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.

During the Summer term, academic success coaches from the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) will also be available to help support you through individual coaching sessions.

Husker Starter Pack Suggested Classes

You can take any class this summer at the Husker Starter Pack tuition rate, but we've displayed a few classes below 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.

The reason you must complete these courses is simple: employers hire students who can demonstrate these abilities and skills. Taking these classes now will help you get a great head start on your degree.

TMFD 121 - Visual Communication and Presentation (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 2
An introduction to design fundamentals and their application in visual communications. Design problems and solutions will be explored and considered relative to the needs of various professions that use images to convey information.

TMFD 144 - Intro Design Theory (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 2
Describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate two and three dimensional design forms.

MATH 101 - College Algebra (3 Credits)
Prerequisite required for advanced math courses
Real numbers, exponents, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, absolute value, inequalities, functions, graphing, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, system of equations.

MATH 102 - Trigonometry (2 Credits)
Prerequisite required for advanced math courses
Trigonometric functions, identities, trigonometric equations, solution of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and graphs.

MATH 104 - Applied Calculus (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 3
Rudiments of differential and integral calculus with applications to problems from business, economics, and social sciences.

MATH 106 - Calculus I (5 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 3
Functions of one variable, limits, differentiation, exponential, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, maximum-minimum, and basic integration theory (Riemann sums) with some applications.

MATH 107 - Calculus II (4 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 3
Integration theory; techniques of integration; applications of definite integrals; series, Taylor series, vectors, cross and dot products, lines and planes, space curves.

CSCE 155N - Computer Science 1: Engineering and Science Focus (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 3
Introduction to problem solving with computers. Topics include problem solving methods, software development principles, computer programming, and computing in society.

ENGL 269 - Film Period (How to Survive a Pandemic) (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 5
Intensive examination of artistic movements and major directors in an important historic period of film. Weekly film screenings.

HIST 110 - American History to 1877 (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 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.

ANTH 110 - Intro to Anthropology (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 6/9
Introduction to the study of society and culture, integrating the four major subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology.

EDPS 209 - Strategies for Academic Success (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 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.

MUNM 287 - History of Rock Music (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 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.

THEA 112G - Introduction to Theatre (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 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).

SCIL 101 - Science & Decision Making for a Complex World (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 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.

ETHN/HIST 171 - History of Latin America (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 9
A panoramic analysis, from the pre-Colombian civilizations to the 21st century, focusing on the history of power and culture in order to understand Latin America today.

GEOG 140 - Introductory Human Geography (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 9
Human populations, cultures, and landscapes, with particular attention to human-environment relations and global interconnections.

RELG 180/HIST - 180 Culture, Religion, and Society in Contemporary Asia (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 9
Introduction to diverse aspects of South, East, and Southeast Asia, with particular attention to the interplay of culture, religion, and society. Focus on India, Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand.

WMNS 101 - Intro Women & Gender (3 Credits)
Meets ACE Requirement 9
Personal, interpersonal and institutional dimensions of women's experiences from a variety of perspectives.

SPAN 101 - Beginning Spanish I (5 Credits)
Meets Elective Requirement
Emphasis on development of comprehension of written and spoken Spanish; reading of simple texts dealing primarily with the Spanish-speaking world and with cultural and historical background of Spanish civilization; oral and aural drill supplemented by practice in pronunciation laboratory.

SPAN 202 - Second-Year Spanish II (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: SPAN 201; Meets Elective Requirement
Continuation of SPAN 201 (intensive and extensive reading of moderately difficult Spanish texts; thorough review of minimum essentials of Spanish grammar; conversational practice supplemented by drill in pronunciation laboratory). Reading of more difficult texts.

NUTR 100 - Healthy Living (3 Credits)
Meets Elective Requirement
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.