During the first year, you will complete courses that are required by the University College Core Curriculum, which provides the academic foundations you need to be successful in your major and your career beyond the university. The minimum course load for a semester is twelve credit hours, though you will probably be enrolled in 15 - 17 hours in your first semester.
|The Core Curriculum includes requirements in a number of areas:||First-year students will typically have a first-semester schedule similar to the following:|
NOTE: The requirements listed above are for the revised core curriculum, which will be implemented for Fall 2013. For a complete list of new core requirements and the courses that fulfill them, visit the University College Core Curriculum page of the University College website.
Your actual course schedule may be different, depending on your intended major, course availability, placement scores, and your preferences as indicated on the Freshman Questionnaire.
Although several requirements offer multiple courses, many majors require specific choices from the list of Core courses. Depending on profile examination scores and program requirements, students in some programs may be required to complete more than 40 credit hours. Ask an advisor for one of the following guides:
|Business: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems|
|Education: Elementary Education; Birth-Kindergarten Education; Health Education; Physical Education; Middle Grades Education; Secondary Education|
|Social Science: Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology|
|Humanities: Communication, English Language & Literature, Music, Spanish, Theater, Visual Arts|
|STEM: Biology, Biology with Concentration in Medical Technology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary|
|Undecided: If you are not sure what you would like to take, this guide can help.|