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First-Year Major Recommendations

If you have a specific major or minor in mind, use the suggestions below to help you make your fall course selections.

Even if you’re not set on a specific major or minor, it’s still a good idea to take a look at these options. Trying a new subject that sounds interesting to you can help make your decision easier later on.

ART AND ART HISTORY
RECOMMENDED COURSES (choose 1 or 2 as first-choice courses)
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Art 105* Basic Design 2 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Art 111 Intro to Art History 4 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts I
Art 112* Color and Context 2 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Art 113* Basic Painting 2 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Art 114* Basic Drawing 2 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Art 115* Basic Sculpture 2 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Art 116* Basic Printmaking 2 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Art 117* Basic Ceramics 2 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Art 119* Basic Photography 2 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Art 120* Basic Photo Digital 2 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II

*Priority for art studio classes is given to DAA scholarship recipients.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Art 111
  3. Art 105, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 119 or 120*
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY
BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Biol 105 and 107* Intro to Biology I and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132** General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences

*If you have been accepted to take Biol 207 (Honors Lab: Intro to Biology I), you may take it in place of 107.

**More information about choosing the best first-year chemistry course is available. Options include the courses above and also Organic Chemistry I and Lab if you scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Biol 105 and 107*
  3. Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132**
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences
Math 125, 131 or higher** Calculus with Review I, Calculus I or higher 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math

*More information about choosing the best first-year chemistry course is available. Options include the courses above and also Organic Chemistry I and Lab if you scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam.

**See the math section of this page for more information about choosing the appropriate calculus course.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132*
  3. Math 125, 131 or higher**
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
COMMUNICATION
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Comm 101 The Communication Process 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
Comm 151 Media and Society 2 Social Sciences > Social Science II
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Comm 101
  3. Comm 151
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer science majors have the option of pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. For more information about which degree is right for you, visit the Computer Science Department website.

REQUIRED COURSE (SHOULD BE TAKEN IN FALL OF FIRST YEAR)
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
CSCI 225 Software Design & Implementation 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
CSCI 112 (also offered in spring 2020) Exploring Computer Science 2 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences
Math 125, 131 or higher* Calculus with Review I, Calculus I or higher 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
*Calculus required only for Bachelor of Science majors. See the math section of this page for more information about choosing the appropriate calculus course.
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. CSCI 225
  3. CSCI 112 (can also be taken spring 2020)
  4. Math 125, 131 or higher* (BS only)
  5. General education requirement or elective
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
DANCE
REQUIRED COURSES (SELECT 2 or more FOR MAJORS; 1 or more FOR MINORS)
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Dan 120 Modern I 1 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Dan 140 Jazz I 1 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Dan 150 Tap I 1 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Dan 162 Ballet I 1 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Dan 263 Ballet II 1 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Dan 300 (optional) Improvisation I 1 Arts and Humanities > Other
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Dan 120, 140, 150, 162 and (optionally) 300
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives (not Arts I, non-Dance Arts II, or Social Science II, as these will be fulfilled by your major requirements; if you take Cultural Heritage I, it should be IDS 171; wait to take Health Dynamics until you declare the dance major)
DEPARTMENT OF DANCE
ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
RECOMMENDED COURSES

Students in accounting, business and economics often begin taking major-related courses in later semesters.

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Econ 211 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
Math 210 Introductory Statistics 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
Math 125 or 131* (for economics majors only) Calculus with Review I or Calculus I 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
*Math 125 covers the same material as what is covered in the first half of 131, supplemented by a review of high school math as needed; therefore, if you have an ACT Math score of 25 or below, we recommend you take 125. You will then take Math 126 (Calculus with Review II) in the spring to complete the Calculus I requirement.
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Econ 211 or Math 210
  3. Math 125 or 131* (economics major only)
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
EDUCATION
RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR ALL EDUCATION MAJORS

For all education majors, it is not necessary to request a social science course, as this requirement will be met through your major program.

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Educ 220 and 221 or Educ 225 and 226* Educational Psychology and Field Placement, or The Exceptional Child and Field Placement 4 Social Sciences > Other
Educ 270** Foundations of Education 2 Social Sciences > Other
IDS 200 or AES 210 Encounter with Cultures or Intro to Ethnic Studies 4 Arts and Humanities > Other

*Priority for fall is given to elementary and special education.

**Educ 270 must be taken with Educ 220/221 or with Educ 225/226, either in the fall semester or in another semester

RECOMMENDED FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION OR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

General education requirements for special education or elementary education must be chosen carefully. For elementary education, it is not necessary to request a Fine Arts I course, as this requirement will be met through your major program.

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Biol 104 Organisms and Environments 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
Chem 104 Matter and Energy 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
Hist 175 Michigan History 2 Arts and Humanities > Other
IDS 160 Arts for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher 4 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts I
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. IDS 200 or AES 210
  3. Any of the above recommended courses, as available
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements, preferably Engl 113, Kin 140, Rel 100 or second language
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ENGINEERING
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
Engs 100 Intro to Engineering and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
Math 125, 131 or higher** Calculus with Review I, Calculus I or higher 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math

*More information about choosing the best first-year chemistry course is available. Options include the courses above and also Organic Chemistry I and Lab if you scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam.

**See the math section of this page for more information about choosing the appropriate calculus course.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Engs 100
  3. Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132*
  4. Math 125, 131 or higher**
  5. General education requirement or elective
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING
ENGLISH
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Engl 232 Literature of the Western World II 4 Arts and Humanities > Cultural Heritage
Engl 234 Modern Global Literature 4 Arts and Humanities > Cultural Heritage
Engl 248 Intro to Literary Studies 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
Engl 253 Intro to Creative Writing 4 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Engl 270 British Literature I 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
Engl 280 American Literature I 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
Engl 282 American Ethnic Literature 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. One or two of the above English classes*
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

*For more information about specific courses or requirements, contact Ernest Cole, Chair of the English Department.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students in this major choose one of three concentrations: biology, chemistry or geology. Undecided students should follow recommendations for whichever interests them most between the biology and geology concentrations, as these simultaneously explore the chemistry concentration.

RECCOMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* (for all concentrations) General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
Biol 105 and 107** (for biology concentration) Intro to Biology I and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
GES 130 (for chemistry concentration) Intro to Environmental Science and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
GEMS 157 or GES 125*** (for geology concentration) Planet Earth and Lab, or Michigan Field Geology 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science

*More information about choosing the best first-year chemistry course is available. Options include the courses above and also Organic Chemistry I and Lab if you scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam. Organic chemistry is required only for the chemistry concentration.

**If you have been accepted to take Biol 207 (Honors Lab: Intro to Biology I), you may take it in place of 107.

***GES 125 includes a required field trip August 13–22. After the field trip, the course meets first half of semester only. $350 additional course fee.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132*
  3. Biol 105 and 107**, or GES 130, or GEMS 157, or GES 125
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
EXERCISE SCIENCE
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Kin 200* Human Anatomy 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
Math 210 Introductory Statistics 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
*We recommend this course in your first semester only if you have a very strong background in science (ACT of 28+ or AP Biology credit). If you do not have a strong background in science, you can take this course in a later semester.
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Kin 200 or Math 210
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
EXERCISE SCIENCE – DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY
GEOLOGY
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
GEMS 157 or GES 125** Planet Earth and Lab, or Michigan Field Geology 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science
GES 111 How the Earth Works 2 Natural and Applied Sciences > Science

*More information about choosing the best first-year chemistry course is available. Options include the courses above and also Organic Chemistry I and Lab if you scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam. However, the geology major does not require organic chemistry.

**Course includes a required field trip August 13–22. After the field trip, the course meets first half of semester only. $350 additional course fee.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132*
  3. GEMS 157 or GES 125**
  4. GES 111
  5. General education requirement or elective
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
HISTORY
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Hist 130 Intro to Ancient Civilizations 4 Arts and Humanities > Cultural Heritage
Hist 131 Intro to Modern European History 4 Arts and Humanities > Cultural Heritage
Hist 160* U.S. History to 1877 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
Hist 175** Michigan History 2 Arts and Humanities > Other
Hist 207 Intro to World History to 1500 4 Arts and Humanities > Cultural Heritage

*History education and social studies composite majors should take Hist 160, but not necessarily Hist 130 or 207. You should also read the education section to select education courses.

**Hist 175 is reserved for history education majors. You should also read the education section to select education courses.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Hist 130, 131 or 207
  3. Hist 160 or 175 (education majors only)
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
 RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Econ 211 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
Pol 151 Intro to Global Politics 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Econ 211
  3. Pol 151
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
LANGUAGES
RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR LANGUAGE MAJORS

Select your language level according to according to your placement by the department — you will receive your placement soon. If your language is French, German or Spanish and you feel you were placed too low or too high, you can take this optional placement exam (password: dutchmen1).

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Appropriate language placement
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR CLASSICAL STUDIES MAJORS

Course descriptions for language courses can be found in the Catalog.

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Grk 171 or Grk 271 Greek I or III 4 Arts and Humanities > Second Language
Latn 171 or Latn 271 Latin I or III 4 Arts and Humanities > Second Language
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Grk 171, Grk 271, Latn 171 or Lat 271
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
MATHEMATICS
RECOMMENDED COURSE

Choose from one of the below calculus courses. If you already have some calculus credit, choose the next course in the series. If you have no calculus credit, choose either Math 125 or 131: 125 covers the same material as that covered in the first half of 131, supplemented by a review of high school math as needed; if you have an ACT Math score of 25 or below and did not take trigonometry in high school, we recommend you start with 125. Then, in the spring semester, take Math 126, Calculus with Review II, to complete the Calculus I requirement.

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Math 125 Calculus with Review I 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
Math 131 Calculus I 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
Math 132 (if you have credit for 131) Calculus II 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
Math 231 (if you have credit for 131 and 132) Multivariable Mathematics I 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
Math 232 (if you have credit for 231) Multivariable Mathematics II 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Math 125, 131, 132 or 231
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
MUSIC

Ensembles and piano or voice lessons will require an audition the Monday before classes start. More information about available ensembles is listed on the Music Department website. If you have questions, contact the instructor listed on the website.

Ensembles are available for 0 or 1 credit. Lessons are available for 1–3 credits, depending on your intended major: 1 credit for music minors or music (BA) majors; 2 credits for music education (BMu) majors; 3 credits for music performance (BMu) majors or others by permission. Special course fees apply: 1 credit = $310; 2 credits for music ed majors = $480; 3 credits = $480. After you select the course on your worksheet, the Music Department would like you to complete the Applied Lesson request form to assist them with your placement.

REQUIRED COURSES FOR MUSIC AND MUSIC EDUCATION MAJORS (SHOULD BE TAKEN IN FIRST SEMESTER)

 

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Mus 080 Concert Attendance 0 Arts and Humanities > Other
Mus 111 Theory I 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
Mus 113 Aural Skills I 1 Arts and Humanities > Other
Mus 115–160 Ensemble of your choice 0–1 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Mus 161181 Private lessons in your major instrument 1–3 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Mus 197, 297 or 397* Keyboard Skills 1 Arts and Humanities > Other
*Choose a Keyboard Skills course that best matches your proficiency level: 197 if you have little keyboard background, 297 if you have intermediate keyboard background, or 397 if you are planning to major in piano or organ or you have 8+ years of piano study.
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR MUSIC MAJORS
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Mus 080
  3. Mus 111
  4. Mus 113
  5. Choice of ensemble
  6. Private lessons in your instrument
  7. Mus 197, 297 or 397*
  8. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR MUSIC MINORS
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Mus 111 Theory I 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
Mus 113 Aural Skills I 1 Arts and Humanities > Other
Mus 115—160 Ensemble of your choice 0—1 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
Mus 161181 Private lessons in your major instrument 23 Arts and Humanities > Fine Arts II
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR MUSIC MINORS
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Mus 111
  3. Mus 113
  4. Choice of ensemble
  5. Private lessons in your instrument
  6. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
NEUROSCIENCE
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
NSCI 211 or Psy 100* Intro to Neuroscience and Lab, or Intro to Psychology 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences (NSCI 211), or Social Sciences > Social Science I (Psy 100)
Biol 105 and 107** Intro to Biology I and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences

*If you scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Psychology exam, you should take NSCI 211. Both courses should be completed by the end of your first year.

**If you have been accepted to take Biol 207 (Honors Lab: Intro to Biology I), you may take it in place of 107.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. NSCI 211 or Psy 100*
  3. Biol 105 and 107**
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives. Students interested in attending graduate school in neuroscience should consider taking Math 131, Calculus I, in the fall or spring of their first year; or, Math 125, Calculus with Review I, in the fall and then Math 126, Calculus with Review II, in the spring. See the math section of this page for more information about choosing the appropriate calculus course.
NEUROSCIENCE
NURSING
REQUIRED COURSE (SHOULD BE TAKEN IN FIRST SEMESTER)
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Biol 103* Intro to Cellular Biology 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences

*AP Biology credit (Biol 106/108) is accepted in place of Biol 103 for nursing majors.

RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Kin 200** Human Anatomy 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
Soc 101 Sociology and Social Problems & Lab 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
**We recommend this course in your first semester only if you have a very strong background in science (ACT of 28+ or AP Biology credit). Otherwise, you can take this course in a later semester.
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Biol 103
  3. Psy 100 or Soc 101
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
PHILOSOPHY
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Phil 195 Philosophy of Race 2 Arts and Humanities > Other
Phil 201 Logic 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
Phil 230 Ancient Philosophy 4 Arts and Humanities > Cultural Heritage
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Phil 195, 201 or 230
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
PHYSICS
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Phys 121 and 141 General Physics I and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences
Math 125, 131 or higher* Calculus with Review I or Calculus I 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Math
*See the math section of this page for more information about choosing the appropriate calculus course.
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Phys 121 and 141
  3. Math 125, 131 or higher*
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
POLITICAL SCIENCE
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Pol 100 Intro to American Politics 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
Pol 151 Intro to Global Politics 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
Pol 295* United Nations Simulation 2 Social Sciences > Other
*Course includes a trip to Chicago, November 23–26 for the American Model UN Conference.
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Pol 100, 151 or 295
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS

It may be helpful to you to contact the health professions advisor if you have questions about which classes to request for your chosen health profession.

RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR PRE-MEDICINE, VETERINARY MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, OPTOMETRY, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, PHARMACY AND PODIATRY
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Biol 105 and 107* Intro to Biology I and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132** General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences

*If you have been accepted to take Biol 207 (Honors Lab: Intro to Biology I, 2 credits), you may take it in place of 107.

**More information about choosing the best first-year chemistry course is available. Options include the courses above and also Organic Chemistry I and Lab if you scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Biol 105 and 107*
  3. Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132**
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132** General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I

**More information about choosing the best first-year chemistry course is available. Options include the courses above and also Organic Chemistry I and Lab if you scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132**
  3. Psy 100
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Kin 200*** Human Anatomy 4 Natural and Applied Sciences > Sciences
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I

***We recommend this course in your first semester only if you have a very strong background in science (ACT of 28+ or AP Biology credit). If you do not have a strong background in science, you can take this course in a later semester.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Kin 200***
  3. Psy 100
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISING
PSYCHOLOGY
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
Psy 230 (if you have credit for Psy 100) Developmental Psychology 4 Social Sciences > Other
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Psy 100 or 230
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
RELIGION
RECOMMENDED COURSE
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Rel 100 Basic Studies in Religion 2 Arts and Humanities > Religious Studies
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Rel 100
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION
SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR SOCIOLOGY
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Soc 101 Sociology and Social Problems and Lab 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
Soc 151 Cultural Anthropology 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE for sociology
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Soc 101 or 151
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR SOCIAL WORK
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Pol 100 or Pol 110* Intro to American Politics or Topics in Political Science 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I, or Social Sciences > Social Science II
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I
Soc 101 Sociology and Social Problems and Lab 4 Social Sciences > Social Science I

*May take Pol 100 or Pol 110. Pol 110 sections being offered in fall 2019 are Politics in Modern America, and Reel Politics Through Film

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR SOCIAL WORK
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Pol 100 or 110*, Psy 100 or Soc 101
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
THEATRE
RECOMMENDED COURSES
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
Thea 105 Intro to Theatre Practice 1 Arts and Humanities > Other
Thea 161 (for acting) Acting I 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
Thea 210 (for design) Theatre Crafts I 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
Thea 250 (for stage management) Stage Management 2 Arts and Humanities > Other
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Thea 105
  3. Thea 161, 210, or 250
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
UNDECIDED

It's okay if you're not sure about what you want to major in yet. Many students aren't. You'll have plenty of opportunities to explore your options and have support along the way. We recommend you check out the general education recommendations. And, if you are curious about any majors, feel free to check out those recommendations and list any of those courses on your worksheet. Taking courses in different subjects will help you make a decision later on.

WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES
RECOMMENDED COURSE
SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS LOCATION IN WORKSHEET
WGS 200 Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies 4 Arts and Humanities > Other
SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE
  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. WGS 200
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES

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