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Choosing Courses to Explore Your Academic Options 

 

Undeclared students often ask, "Which courses should I take while I'm exploring my options and making decisions about my major?"

 
You should take the courses in majors that best match your interests and skills.  Each department at the College recommends specific courses for students who are considering a major in that department.  Be careful in your selection, however.  These may differ from courses that interested students may take as electives but that do not fulfill requirements of the major.
 
This listing should provide some help in selecting the courses you want to explore before you declare a major.  Always confirm your choices with your advisor before you register.
 

Exploring Your Academic Options Page

Major

Exploratory Courses for the Major

Accountancy

ACC 110 & 203

American Studies

AMS 101

Art & Art History

Art History – ARH106
Studio Art – ART 101, ART111, or ARH106

Biology

BIO 103-104

Chemistry & Biochemistry

CHM 101-102 or CHM 121-122,
MTH 131-132

Creative Writing

ENG175

Computer Science

CSC 103 (not 101)

Economics

ECN 101 or ECN 102

Education

Elementary/Special – EDU125 or EDU 221
Secondary – EDU 201

English

ENG175

Engineering/Physics

Fall semester – EPS 101, EPS 131*, MTH 131, MTH 132, and  ECN 101
(*1 cr. seminar taken as a 5th course.)

Finance

ACC 103 & 110, ECN101-102, MTH108

Foreign Language Study

See Placement Test results or department

Global Studies

GST101

Health Policy & Management

HPM 101

History

History electives chosen in consultation with a member of the History faculty.  HIS103-104 may be applied toward fulfillment of the Social Science core requirement and the major

Humanities

ARH 106, selected English Literature, Foreign Language, and History courses

Management

ACC 203 & 110, MGT 101

Marketing

ACC 203 & 110, MKT 205, ECN 101/102, MTH 108

Mathematics

MTH 131,132 or 223

Music

MSC  201-201L, Ensemble & Lesson sign up in MSC department office

Philosophy

PHL 103

Political Science

PSC 101

Psychology

PSY 100, PSY 301, PSY 303, any 300-level PSY course

Public & Comm. Service

PSP 101, PSP 202

Social Science

Any introductory-level course in the social science departments (e.g. PSP 101, ECN 101 or 102, HIS 103, LIN 201, SOC 101, PSC 101, PSY 100, WMS 201)

Social Work

SWK101, SWK253, SWK254

Sociology

SOC 101, SOC 304, SOC 305, SOC 307, SOC 323, SOC 324,SOC 333, SOC 335,SOC 340

Theatre

TDF 109, TDF 201, TDF 202, TDF 205,TDF105

Theology*

THL 200 Available after 1 semester of DWC

Women’s Studies

WMS 101, WMS 127

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