Choosing a major is a big decision, and one you don’t need to make right away. Our core requirements are designed to provide you with the appropriate time to expand your perspective and either confirm your instincts or turn you in an entirely new academic direction.
In your first year, we encourage you to test the waters for the majors and potential careers that interest you most. Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss majors and minors you are considering with your academic advisers, the Office of Academic Advising (OAA), the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD), department representatives at the Major/Minor Fair and adults who have made a career of the majors you are considering.
And don’t forget to enjoy the journey.
Many students choose to focus on the core requirements in their first two years. don’t worry about trying to do it all at once, though. you have all four years to complete all requirements.
Basic & Divisional
120 Hours Necessary To Graduate
*Electives are any classes not counting toward core, major and minor requirements. Average course load per semester is 15 hours. FYS 100 and WRT 111 are to be taken during the first year.