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If you are undecided and not sure what to take, one approach is to fulfill some of your General Degree Requirements for your degree* in your first year.  

You could follow this formula:

Choose 2 or 3 courses that count towards your General Degree Requirements:

  • take an Academic Writing course and/or
  • Humanities Requirement, like History or English and/or
  • Science Requirement, like Biology or Geography (physical)

See General Degree Requirements for information.

+ Add 1 or 2 courses of interest to round out your first year

  • maybe an introductory course in a possible major
  • or course(s) in the social sciences, like Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology

*Note: Each type of degree has a different set of general degree requirements.  A Science degree is different than an Arts degree.  Check out yours in the Academic Calendar - see the section on DEGREE AND MAJOR REQUIREMENTS.  "Student Planning" also guides you in fulfilling your degree requirements.

Examples:

Student #1 – Arts

Fall    

Winter

Degree Requirement

RHET-1105(3)
Academic Writing

Academic Writing (3)

CLAS-1011(3)
Intro to the Ancient Greeks

CLAS-1012(3)
Intro to the Ancient Romans

Humanities (3) + (3)

PHYS-1701(6)
Astronomy

Course continues

Science (6)

SOC-1101(6)
Intro to Sociology

Course continues

possible future major
or elective

CJ-1101(6)
Intro to Criminal Justice

Course continues

possible future major
or elective

 

UIC-1001(3)
Intro to Urban and Inner-city Studies

possible future major
or elective

 

Student #2 - Business

Fall    

Winter

Degree Requirement

RHET-1110(6)

Academic Writing: Extended (English as Additional Language)

Course continues

Academic Writing (6)

REL-1002(6)
Exploring Religion: The World’s Religions

Course continues   

Humanities (6)

ACS-1805(3)
Intro to Programming

ACS-1809(3)
Website Design and Development

Science
(3) + (3)

BUS-1201(3)
Intro to Business I

BUS-1202(3)
Intro to Business II

Major requirement
(3) + (3)

ECON-1102(3)      
Intro to Economics: Micro

ECON-1103(3)
Intro to Economics: Macro

Major requirement
(3) + (3)



Student #3 - Arts

 

Fall

Winter

Degree Requirement

RHET-1105(3)
Academic Writing

BIO-1106(3)
Environmental Biology

Academic Writing (3)
Science (3)

ENV-1600(3)
Human-Environmental Interactions

GEOG-1202(3)
Introduction to Earth Science   

Science (3) + (3)

PHIL-1001(6)
Intro to Philosophy

Course continues

Humanities (6)

GEOG-1102(3)
Intro to Human Geography I – People, Culture and Environment

GEOG-1103(3)
Intro to Human Geography II – Population, Place and Development

possible future major
or elective

POL-1011(6)
Intro to Politics

Course continues

possible future major
or elective



Student #4 - Science

Fall

Winter

Degree Requirement

RHET-1105(3)
Academic Writing

Academic Writing (3)

BIO-1115(3)
Cells and Cellular Processes

BIO-1116(3)
Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity

Science (3) + (3)

STAT-1301(3)
Statistical Analysis I

STAT-1302(3)
Statistical Analysis II

Science (6)

CHEM-1111(3)
Intro to the Chemical Properties of Matter

CHEM-1112(3)
Basic Principles of Chemical Reactivity

Science (3) + (3)

HIST-1010(6)
Intro to History

Course continues

Humanities (6)