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Upperclassmen: Schedule Planning

Selecting courses that meet general education requirements as well as courses to fulfill the requirements of the major is a cooperative task between advisee and their advisor. The General Education Requirements listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin is your starting point. A student should always develop a tentative schedule prior to meeting with their advisor each time for registration.



Select from the following courses to meet general education requirements. Requirements of your major may be found elsewhere on this website under “Majors.” Students may take a total of 12-18 credit hours per semester: 12 credits minimum required for full-time status; 18 credits is the maximum credit load; overloads of 19 or more require permission from the Dean of your College or School.


NOTE: Transfer students need to refer to their “Transfer Equivalencies Evaluation” for credit awarded for appropriate courses.

  1. ENGLISH COMPOSITION*: determined by placement = if so placed, students take ENG1101 in fall and ENG1102 in spring; OR if placed, take ENG1103 in the fall
  2. ENGLISH LITERATURE: one course required, select from ENG2200/2217/2225/2239/2249/2284/2710/3281/353
  3. MATHEMATICS*: determined by placement test; choices: MTH1010 (does not meet graduation requirement), MTH1130, MTH1210, MTH1310 (required for business majors); MTH1410; students may also take MTH1110 which counts for graduation (no placement required)
  4. FOREIGN LANGUAGE*: determined by placement; language choices: French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, or Russian   – students must complete one 4-credit course at the 1020 level or higher of a language; student must begin study at their placement level
  5. PERFORMING/VISUAL ARTS: [one course required] choices: ART1050/2050/2080/2090/2120/2220/2888/ 3050/3150/3850; MUS1000/1600/3600/3610/3620/3630/3640; THE1000/1400/1500/2400
  6. RELIGION: [one course required] choices: REL1001/1002/1003/1004/1005/1006/1007/1008/1009/2001/ 2003/2004/ 2006/2020/2021/2022/2023/2036/2037/3007/3028/3033/3034/3035
  7. HISTORY: [one course required] choices: any 1000- or 2000-level history course (except HST2901 or HST 2202)
  8. NATURAL SCIENCE w/LAB: [one lab science course required] choices: BIO1100//1120/1399; CHM1000/1010/ 1510/1616; ENV1110; NSC2100/2200 (for education majors); PHY1000/1050/1100/1200/1510/2010. See your advisor for the appropriate choice for your major and/ or career plans.
  9. ETHICS: one course required, select from PHL2008/2011/2016/2019/2015/2043[required of business majors]/3010/3017
  10. SOCIAL SCIENCES: 2 required from different departments; select from ECO2010/2030 & 2050/; EDU4200; PSC2310/2710/3317; PSY2000; SOC1010/2020/2030/2040/2060/2070/3030/3060/3070/4000; ANT1020.
  11. PHYSICAL EDUCATION:  any 1-credit PEC activity required (some have additional fees); may be taken any time
  12. ADDITIONAL ONE-HOUR COURSE CHOICES: students may choose to take one or more of the following 1-credit courses: IDS1151 – Cultural Events; REL1019 – Christian Worship [does not meet religion requirement]
  13. HONORS COURSES: Only students who have accepted the Honors Program invitation may enroll in a course designated as HONORS
  14. NOTE: Transfer students are not required but may take the President’s Seminar {EXP1101]. They may not take the First Year Seminar [FYS1000] unless transferred in as a freshman.



  • ALL courses are one semester in length. You are only registering for one semester of a course (not an entire year).
  • Courses are by credit hour – most courses are four credit hours. (It takes 128 credit hours to graduate.)
  • Try to avoid taking 3 back-to-back courses. It is generally a good idea, anyway, not to have three courses back-to-back anytime. Two courses back-to-back are usually okay.
  • Try to avoid scheduling all of your courses on M-W-F or TUES-THURS. It may sound good, but doesn’t work well for most students. Spread them out. If possible, the best is half on M-W-F and half on T-TH.
  • Courses are generally numbered according to academic credits: 1000-level courses are freshmen courses; 2000-level for sophomores; 3000-level for juniors; 4000-level for seniors.
  • You may DROP/ADD and change courses through the first week of classes. The last day to DROP a course with a “W” is the Friday after Fall or Spring break, as appropriate. See your advisor for assistance!




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