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SAMPLE CLASSES FOR YOUR FIRST SEMESTER (FRESHMEN ONLY) 

Are you curious about what classes you might take during your first semester?

 

Below you'll find sample schedules for each major (listed alphabetically; if you're still exploring majors, see 'undecided'). Please keep in mind that these are samples only and don't reflect current class availability. You'll find more class options on the curriculum sheet for your major, and you'll learn more from your academic advisor at Preview.

 

If you are considering a double-major, please select one for Preview. While there, speak with your academic advisor, who can help you find classes from both areas. 

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

 

Pre-Requisites

 

If the course is marked with an asterisk ( * ), it means that the course has pre-requisites you must fulfill before registering.

 

Writing Pre-Requisites

 

A prerequisite to take English 110 is a score of '3' on the Writing Sample Placement Test (WSPT). If you receive a '1' on the WSPT, you must take General Studies 050 before English 110. Another option is to meet with a staff member from Academic Skills to review your WSPT and then retake it.

 

Math Pre-Requisites

 

Math placement is based on transfer credit or your score on the SAT or ACT score (see the chart below). You can challenge your math placement by taking our COMPASS math placement test before Preview (recommended) or on that day. 

 

Math SAT Score

Math ACT Score

Math Placement

Any score

Any score

MATH 101M or MATH 103M

450 and above

24-36

STAT 130M or MATH 102M

550-650

30-36

MATH 162M

650-700

!

MATH 163M or MATH 200

700 and above

!

MATH 211

! For MATH 163, 200, or 211, take the COMPASS.

 

AP, IB, and Dual Enrollment

 

If you are expecting credit for any courses, please mention it to your academic advisor at Preview. We can help you avoid taking a class twice.

 

Honors College

 

If you've applied and been accepted into the Honors College, let your academic advisor know at Preview. Some of the suggested courses may be offered with an honors designation.

HOW TO READ THE SAMPLE SCHEDULES

The classes are listed by abbreviation (ex. English Composition is ENGL 110C). Please visit our online catalog to click on the abbreviation and learn about the course. Freshmen generally take 12-15 credits during the first semester (or 4-5 courses).

COLLEGES AND MAJORS

College of Arts and Letters - Sample Schedules

 

African-American/ African Studies: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, HIST 105, AAST 100, COMM 101

Art:  ENGL 110*, COMM 101, HIST 104, ARTS 202, MATH 101

Asian Studies: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, THEA 241, HIST 101, PHYS 103

Communication: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, HIST 104, ARTH 121, COMM 101

Criminal Justice: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, HIST 104, COMM 112, CRJS 215 

Dance:  ENGL 110*, MATH 101, MUSC 264, HIST 104, DANC 211

English: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, ENGL 112, PHIL 110, Foreign Language

French:  ENGL 110*, MATH 101, GEOG 100, THEA 241, FR 101 (or higher)

Geography:  ENGL 110*, MATH 101, COMM 112, HIST 103, GEOG 100

German:  ENGL 110, MATH 101, COMM 270, HIST 102, GER 101 (or higher)

History: ENGL 110, MATH 101, HIST 102, OEAS 106, Foreign Language

IDS Music Business Production: ENGL 110*, MUSC 264, MUSA 141, COMM 101, PHIL 110

IDS Teacher Preparation: ENGL 110*, MATH 102, HIST 104, ART 121, COMM 101

International Studies: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, GEOG 100, POLS 100, Foreign Language

Music: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, MUSC 121 or 221*, MUSC 223*, Ensemble

Philosophy: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, PHIL 110, OEAS 110, THEA 241

Political Science:  ENGL 110*, MATH 101, COMM 103, MUSC 264, POLS 100

Sociology:  ENGL 110*, MATH 101, COMM 112, HIST 105, SOC 201

Spanish: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, GEOG 100, DANC 185, SPAN 101 (or higher)

Theatre: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, DANC 185, THEA 152, PHYS 104

Women's Studies: ENGL 110*, MATH 101, COMM 112, HIST 100, WMST 201

 

College of Business & Public Administration - Sample Schedules

 

Accounting: ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, BUSN 110, IT 150, PHIL 230

Business Analytics: ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, BUSN 110, IT 150, PHIL 230

Economics: ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, BUSN 110, IT 150, PHIL 230

Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate: ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, BUSN 110, IT 150, PHIL 230

Information Technology: ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, BUSN 110, IT 150, PHIL 230

International Business: ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, BUSN 110, IT 150, PHIL 230

Management: ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, BUSN 110, IT 150, PHIL 230

Maritime/ Supply Chain Mgmt.:  ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, BUSN 110, IT 150, PHIL 230

Marketing: ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, BUSN 110, IT 150, PHIL 230

 

College of Education - Sample Schedules

 

Exercise Science:  ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, PSYC 201, COMM 101

Fashion Merchandising:  ENGL 110*, SEPS 101 or 102, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, ARTH 121

Health and P.E.:  ENGL 110*, COMM 101, PSYC 201, MATH 101 or MATH 162*, HIST 102

Human Services:  ENGL 110*, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, PSYC 203, HIST 105

Industrial Tech:  ENGL 110*, MATH 102, PSYC 201, HIST 104, COMM 101

Marketing Education:  ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, COMM 101, SEPS 100, HIST 101

Recreation & Tourism:  ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, HIST 101, COMM 101    

Speech-Language Path:  ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, PSYC 201, SOC 201

Sport Management:  ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, HIST 101, COMM 101

Technology Education: ENGL 110*, MATH 102, PSYC 201, THEA 241, HIST 102

Therapeutic Recreation: ENGL 110*, MATH 102, PSYC 201, MUSC 264, COMM 101

Training Specialist: ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, COMM 101, STEM 251, ARTH 101

 

College of Engineering & Technology - Sample Schedules

 

Civil Engineering:  ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101

Civil Engineering Technology:  ENGN 110*, MATH 162*, CHEM 121*/122, ENGL 110*, MET 120

Computer Engineering:  ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101

Electrical Engineering:  ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101

Electrical Engineering Technology: ENGN 110*, MATH 162*, ENGL 110*, EET 120, EET 125

Mechanical Engineering:  ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101

Mechanical Engineering Technology:  ENGN 110*, MATH 162*, CHEM 121*/122, ENGL 110*, MET 120

Modeling/Simulation Engineering:  ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101

 

College of Health Sciences - Sample Schedules

 

Cytotechnology:  ENGL 110*, BIOL 108, CHEM 105 and 106, MATH 102, PSYC 203

Dental Hygiene:  CHEM 105 and 106, MATH 101 or 130*, SOC 201, ENGL 110*, PSYC 203

Environmental Health:  ENGL 110*, BIOL 108, MATH 102, COMM 101, MUSC 264

Health Sciences:  ENGL 110*, HLTH 120, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, MUSC 264, HIST 102

Medical Technology:  ENGL 110*, CHEM 121* and 122*, BIOL 115*, THEA 241, PSYC 201

Nuclear Medicine Technology:  ENGL 110*, CHEM 105 and 106, SOC 201, THEA 241, MATH 102

Nursing:  CHEM 105 and 106, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, SOC 201, ENGL 110*, PSYC 203

Opthalmic Technology:  ENGL 110*, BIOL 108, MATH 102, HIST 102, DANC 185

Public Health:  ENGL 110*, PSYC 201, MATH 102 or 162*, BIOL 108 or 115*, HIST 102

*Note: The College of Health Sciences offers many courses pre-packaged in Learning Communities.

 

College of Sciences - Sample Schedules

 

Biology:  MATH 102 or MATH 162*, ENGL 110*, BIOL 115, CHEM 121*/122, GEN ED

Biochemistry:  MATH 162* or MATH 163*, CHEM 121*/122, ENGL 110*, CS 121, GEN ED

Chemistry:  MATH 162* or 163*, CHEM 121*/122, ENGL 110, BIOL 115, GEN ED

Computer Science:  CS 110, CS 150, MATH 162* or 163*, ENGL 110, GEN ED

Mathematics/Statistics:  MATH 162* or MATH 163*, ENGL 110, CS 150, GEN ED

Ocean and Earth Science:  MATH 162* or MATH 163*, ENGL 110C, OEAS 110 or BIOL 115, CS 121

Physics:  MATH 162* or MATH 163*, ENGL 110, PHYS 231, CHEM 121*/122, CS 150, GEN ED

Psychology:  PSYC 201 or PSYC 203, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, CS 121, 2 GEN EDS

 

Undecided/ Center for Major Exploration

 

Non-Science/ Non-Engineering: ENGL 110*, BIO 108, HIST 104, MATH 102, UNIV 120 or 100

Science/Engineering: ENGL 110*, CHEM 122, MATH 102 or 162*, THEA 241, UNIV 120 or 100, ENGN 110

Health Science: ENGL 110*, CHEM 105, CHEM 106, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, HIST 102, UNIV 120 or 100

 

COMMON AREAS OF CONFUSION 

 

•  ELEMENTARY ED: Please major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Prep).

•  SECONDARY ED: Please major in the subject you want to teach (you'll get certified along the way).

•  PRE-MED, PRE-PHARM, PRE-VET: You can major in whatever you'd like, but common choices include Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry.

•  PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY: You can major in whatever you'd like, but common choices include Exercise Science and Biology.

•  PRE-LAW: You can major in whatever you'd like, but common choices include English, Business, History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Consider the type of law you'd like to practice when choosing. 

 

Want to watch a video about one of these majors?  Many are available to help you understand the coursework and career options.