Plans of Study

The information regarding course offerings includes suggestions on how to progress through a possible major beginning with the first semester. Detailed information regarding majors and their courses can be found within the General Catalog. This information serves as a general guide to review to see when courses might be completed based on recommendations and suggestions by each academic department. Please understand that majors and course offerings can be dynamic due to curriculum changes and other variances.

The typical course load per semester is four courses at four credits each. This would provide a 16 credit hour load each semester. Along with any major courses, a student will also complete courses related to the Engaged Citizenship Curriculum (Areas of Engagment and Embedded Skills) and perhaps courses related to a second major or minor. Some majors will also require participation or enrollment in additional courses each semester so the number of credit hours per semester may be higher than the typical load of 16. In addition, please be aware that some courses do require prerequisites. Consult with your academic advisor and the General Catalog to review any possible requirements.

Although this information attempts to provide a sample plan of study in the various majors, please review the information found within the General Catalog and visit with your academic advisor to discuss current offerings and determine a plan of study in regards to your specific situation. You may also find the Advising Worksheet beneficial as you begin to explore your plan of study.

Academic Departments and Majors

Department Major
Art Graphic Design, Studio Art
Biology & Environmental Science Biology, Biology-PreNursing, Environmental Science
Business Administration & Economics Accounting, Economics, Economics-Finance, Global Management, Management, Marketing
Chemistry & Physics Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Physics, Engineering-Physics
Communication & Media Studies Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations
Computer Science Computer Science, Computer Information Systems
Education Elementary Education, Elementary Education-Reading-Language Arts, Secondary Education minor
English English
History History
Mathematics Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Mathematics Honors
Music Music, Music Education, Music Performance
Neuroscience Neuroscience
Philosophy Philosophy, Philosophy-Applied
Political Science International Relations, Political Science
Psychology Psychology
Religion Religion
Sociology & Criminal Justice Criminal Justice, Sociology
Sport Science & Health Education Athletic Training, Exercise SciencePhysical Education-Teacher Education, Sports Administration
Theatre Arts Theatre Arts
World Language and Culture French, German, Spanish