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Arts, Science, Business or Kinesiology

1. Think about your academic strengths and your interests, as well as hobbies and work experiences.  What do you enjoy learning about?  

See the "What are you interested in?" CHART  to connect YOUR interests to OUR academic departments.  Click on the links to take you to various department websites.

2. Look at the first-year courses - usually 1000 level - in your departments of interest and read the course descriptions.  There are two ways to do this:

  • One is to use WebAdvisor/Student Planning and search for 1000 level courses
  • Another way is to look in the undergraduate Academic Calendar for the Course Descriptions. You will then need to look at the Timetable (or WebAdvisor/Student Planning) to see if and when the course is being offered.

3. IF you have declared a particular specialty [major], "Student Planning" will guide you in making selections towards fulfilling your major requirements.  You may also want to look at these resources:

  • See the Sample First-Year Programs for a general guide to first-year choices.
  • In the Academic Calendar, go to the section on Areas of Study (undergraduate). Click on the specific department offering the major you are interested in.  This is where you will find the Major requirements outlined, a listing of all courses that department offers, as well as descriptions of each course and any pre-requisites.

4. Take an Academic Writing course.  It helps all students refine their university level critical reading, academic writing and research skills.  It is also a required course for most students who intend to complete an undergraduate degree at The University of Winnipeg.  You can choose from several different kinds of Academic Writing courses.  Go to the undergraduate Academic Calendar  and look in the Course Descriptions under "Rhetoric, Writing and Communication" or search 1000-level "RHET" courses in WebAdvisor/Student Planning. 

5. You may want to fulfil some of your other degree requirements - Science, Humanities, Indigenous, Social Science.  "Student Planning" will guide you in fulfilling these too.  You don't have to do any of them in your first year but they are possibilities.

6.  Narrow down the list of your possibilities to 5 - 10 courses and get ready to make your timetable in "Student Planning."