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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.

We will create a schedule that keeps you on track based on the major you put in your survey. If you would like to request any specific course for your major or minor, you'll have the opportunity to list it in your survey.

ART AND ART HISTORY

RECOMMENDED COURSES

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Art 111 Intro to Art History 4
Art 112* Color and Context 2
Art 113* Basic Painting 2
Art 114* Basic Drawing 2
Art 115* Basic Sculpture 2
Art 116* Basic Printmaking 2
Art 117* Basic Ceramics 2

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

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Art 111
  3. Art 112, 113, 114, 115, 116 or 117*
  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
Biol 105 and 107* Intro to Biology I and Lab 4
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132** General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4

*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
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4
Math 125, 131 or higher** Calculus with Review I, Calculus I or higher 4

*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
Comm 101 The Communication Process 4
Comm 151 Media and Society 2

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

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
CSCI 225 Software Design & Implementation 4

RECOMMENDED COURSES

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
CSCI 112 Exploring Computer Science 2
Math 125, 131 or higher* Calculus with Review I, Calculus I or higher 4
*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
  4. Math 125, 131 or higher* (BS only)
  5. General education requirement or elective

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

DANCE

REQUIRED TECHNIQUE COURSES (minimum of 2 or more FOR MAJORS; minimum of 1 or more FOR MINORS)

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Dan 120 Modern I 1
Dan 140 Jazz I 1
Dan 150 Tap I 1
Dan 162 Ballet I 1

required theory courses

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Dan 192 Dance Repertory 2
Dan 200 (optional) Improvisation I 1

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Dan 120, 140, 150, 162, 192 and (optionally) 200
  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
Bus 150 (by department approval only) Integrated Management Decisions: Entrepreneurship 2
Econ 211 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
Math 125 or 131* (for economics majors only) Calculus with Review I or Calculus I 4
*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. Bus 150 or Econ 211
  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
Educ 220 and 221 or Educ 225 and 226* Educational Psychology and Field Placement, or The Exceptional Child and Field Placement 4
Educ 270** Foundations of Education 2
IDS 200 or AES 210 Encounter with Cultures or Intro to Ethnic Studies 4

*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
Biol 104 Organisms and Environments 4
Chem 104 Matter and Energy 4
Hist 175 Michigan History 2
IDS 160 Arts for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher 4

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
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4
Engs 100 Intro to Engineering and Lab 4
Math 125, 131 or higher** Calculus with Review I, Calculus I or higher 4

*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.

If you are interested in dual majoring in physics and engineering (not including the chemical engineering emphasis), you will be registered for Phys 121/141 instead of chemistry. See the physics section of this page for more information.

**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
Engl 248 Intro to Literary Studies 4
Engl 253 Intro to Creative Writing 4
Engl 270 British Literature I 4
Engl 281 American Literature II 4

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 FOR THE BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* (for all concentrations) General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4
Biol 105 and 107** (for biology concentration) Intro to Biology I and Lab 4

*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.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE for THE biology concentration

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

RECCOMENDED COURSES FOR THE CHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4
GES 130 or Math 125 or 131*** Intro to Environmental Science and Lab, or Calculus with Review I or Calculus I 4
GES 211 (for students who already have credit for Chemistry I) Local Environmental Systems 4

*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.

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

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR THE chemistry CONCENTRATION

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132*
  3. GES 130, or Math 125 or 131***
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

RECCOMENDED COURSES FOR THE GEOLOGY CONCENTRATION

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4
GEMS 157 or GES 125**** Planet Earth and Lab, or Michigan Field Geology 4

*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.

****GES 125 includes a required field trip August 18–27. After the field trip, the course meets first half of semester only. $350 additional course fee.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR THE GEOLOGY CONCENTRATION

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132*
  3. 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
Kin 200* Human Anatomy 4
*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. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

EXERCISE SCIENCE – DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY

GEOLOGY

RECOMMENDED COURSES

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132* General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4
GEMS 157 or GES 125** Planet Earth and Lab, or Michigan Field Geology 4
GES 111 How the Earth Works 2

*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 18–27. 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

GLOBAL STUDIES

 RECOMMENDED COURSES

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Econ 211 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
Soc 151 Cultural Anthropology 4

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Econ 211
  3. Soc 151
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

GLOBAL STUDIES

HISTORY

RECOMMENDED COURSES

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Hist 131 Intro to Modern European History 4
Hist 140 (for students with AP History credit and department approval) Debating American Identity 2
Hist 160* U.S. History to 1877 4
Hist 175** Michigan History 2
Hist 200 (for students with AP History credit and department approval) The Crusades 2

*History education and social studies composite majors should take Hist 160.. 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 131, 140, 160, 175 or 200
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

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. You will need to create a username and password to access your personal dashboard for the WebCape system. From there you will be able to select the appropriate test and your score will be saved to your dashboard when complete. The test should take approximately 1/2 hour and your placement information will be generated upon completion.

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
Grk 171 or Grk 271 Greek I or III 4
Latn 171 or Latn 271 Latin I or III 4

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 WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

MATHEMATICS

RECOMMENDED COURSE

We will place you in one of the below calculus courses based on your background and ACT/SAT scores. If you are placed into Math 125, you will take Math 126 in the spring semester, to complete the Calculus I requirement.

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Math 125 Calculus with Review I 4
Math 131 Calculus I 4
Math 132 (if you have credit for 131) Calculus II 4
Math 231 (if you have credit for 131 and 132) Multivariable Mathematics I 4
Math 232 (if you have credit for 231) Multivariable Mathematics II 4

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

Private music lessons and ensembles are open to all students. Ensembles and piano or voice lessons will require an audition. More information about auditions is available here.

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.

REQUIRED COURSES FOR MUSIC AND MUSIC EDUCATION MAJORS

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Mus 080 Concert Attendance 0
Mus 111 Theory I 3
Mus 113 Aural Skills I 1
Mus 115–160 Ensemble of your choice 0–1
Mus 161181 Private lessons in your major instrument 1–3
Mus 197, 297 or 397* Keyboard Skills 1
*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 110 if applicable, and/or 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
Mus 110 (taken concurrently with Mus 111 for students who test low in entry-level theory) Intro to Theory 1
Mus 111 Theory I 3
Mus 113 Aural Skills I 1
Mus 115—160 Ensemble of your choice 0—1
Mus 161181 Private lessons in your major instrument 23

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR MUSIC MINORS

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Mus 110 if applicable, and/or 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
NSCI 211 or Psy 100* Intro to Neuroscience and Lab, or Intro to Psychology 4
Biol 105 and 107** Intro to Biology I and Lab 4

*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

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
Kin 200** Human Anatomy 4
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4
Soc 101 Sociology and Social Problems & Lab 4
**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
Phil 195 Philosophy of Race 2
Phil 201 Logic 4
Phil 230 Ancient Philosophy 4

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
Phys 121 and 141 General Physics I and Lab 4
Math 125, 131 or higher* Calculus with Review I or Calculus I 4

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

If you are interested in dual majoring in physics and engineering (not including the chemical engineering emphasis), you will also be registered for Engs 100.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR PHYSICS MAJORS

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Phys 121 and 141
  3. Math 125, 131 or higher*
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR PHYSICS/ENGINEERING (NON-CHEMICAL EMPHASIS) DUAL MAJORS

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Phys 121 and 141
  3. Math 125, 131 or higher*
  4. Engs 100
  5. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
POLITICAL SCIENCE

RECOMMENDED COURSES

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Pol 100 Intro to American Politics 4
Pol 110 Politics in Modern America 2
Pol 110 Japanese Politics 2
Pol 110 Campaign Management 2
Pol 151 Intro to Global Politics 4
Pol 295 Constitutional Politics 4
Pol 295* United Nations Simulation 2
*Course includes a trip to Chicago, November 21–24 for the American Model UN Conference.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Pol 100, 110, 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
Biol 105 and 107* Intro to Biology I and Lab 4
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132** General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4

*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
Chem 125 and 127, or Chem 131 and 132** General Chemistry I and Lab, or Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab 4
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4

**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
Kin 200*** Human Anatomy 4
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4

***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
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4
Psy 230 (if you have credit for Psy 100) Developmental Psychology 4

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
Rel 100 Basic Studies in Religion 2

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
Soc 101 Sociology and Social Problems and Lab 4
Soc 151 Cultural Anthropology 4

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 SOCIOLOGY CRIMINAL JUSTICE EMPHASIS

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Soc 101 Sociology and Social Problems and Lab 4
Soc 221 and Soc 222 Criminology I and Criminology II 2 and 2

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR SOCIOLOGY CRIMINAL JUSTICE EMPHASIS

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Soc 101 or Soc 221/222
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

RECOMMENDED COURSES FOR SOCIAL WORK

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Pol 100 or Pol 110* or Pol 151 Intro to American Politics or Topics in Political Science or Intro to Global Politics 4
Psy 100 Intro to Psychology 4
Soc 101 Sociology and Social Problems and Lab 4

*May take Pol 100 or Pol 110 or Pol 151. Pol 110 sections being offered in fall 2020 are Politics in Modern America, Japanese Politics, and Campaign Management.

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE FOR SOCIAL WORK

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. Pol 100 or 110* or Pol 151
  3. Psy 100 or Soc 101
  4. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK

THEATRE

RECOMMENDED COURSES

SUBJECT/COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Thea 105 Intro to Theatre Practice 1
Thea 161 (for acting) Acting I 4
Thea 210 (for design) Theatre Crafts I 4
Thea 250 (for stage management) Stage Management 2

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
WGS 200 Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies 4

SAMPLE FALL SCHEDULE

  1. IDS 100 (FYS)
  2. WGS 200
  3. Remaining courses: general education requirements and/or electives

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES