Course Selection

If you have chosen a major area of study, you should consult with your major advisor to determine what sequence of coursework to take in order to meet degree requirements. Contact your major department or appropriate advising center for more specific information and to set up a meeting with an advisor. Students who have decided upon their major can also take courses that meet the requirements in the General Education Program.

If you are undecided about your major, taking courses that satisfy the requirements for the General Education Program will not only get you closer to graduation but, more importantly, will allow you to build your knowledge base, develop your critical thinking and writing skills, and explore areas of possible interest.

The General Education Program contains a variety of courses in different disciplines in true liberal arts tradition. The General Education Program is designed to foster lifelong learning and prepare students to be informed and thoughtful citizens. The General Education Program is divided into these sections: University Requirements; Foundation Categories which include the arts, historical perspective, mathematical sciences, natural sciences, philosophy and literature, social and behavioral sciences, and writing; a Cultural Designations which includes both a world and U.S. view; and Issues Group which includes interrelated courses from different perspectives.  As you take the courses that interest you in each of these areas, make a conscious note about the topics that have really caught your attention and had you thinking and talking about them outside of class. Over time you will probably find a common thread that runs through these topics. This common thread may lead to the perfect major for you and guide you toward a career that will interest you for a lifetime. If you have several majors that interest you, try taking the introductory courses in each area to see which major is the best fit for you.

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