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.



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.


  • 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!