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Sample Class Schedules

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Sample classes for your first semester (freshmen only)

Are you curious about what classes you might take during your first semester?

Below you'll find sample schedules for the majors in each college listed alphabetically; if you're still exploring majors, see 'Undecided'. Please keep in mind that these are samples only and do not reflect current class availability. You will find more class options on the curriculum sheet for your major, and you'll learn more from your academic advisor at Preview.

If you are considering a double-major, please select one for Preview. While there, speak with your academic advisor, who can help you find classes from both areas.

How to Read Sample Schedules

The classes are listed by abbreviation (ex. English Composition is ENGL 110C). Please visit our online catalog and click on the abbreviation to learn about the course. Freshmen generally take 12-15 credits, or 4-5 courses, during the first semester.


College of Arts & Letters

African-American/African Studies
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, HIST 105, AAST 100, COMM 101
Art ENGL 110*, COMM 101, HIST 104, ARTS 202, MATH 101
Asian Studies
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, THEA 241, HIST 101, PHYS 103
Communication
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, HIST 104, ARTH 121, COMM 101
Criminal Justice
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, HIST 104, COMM 112, CRJS 215
Dance
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, MUSC 264, HIST 104, DANC 211
English
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, ENGL 112, PHIL 110, Foreign Language
French ENGL 110*, MATH 101, GEOG 100, THEA 241, FR 101 (or higher)
Geography
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, COMM 112, HIST 103, GEOG 100
German
ENGL 110, MATH 101, COMM 270, HIST 102, GER 101 (or higher)
History
ENGL 110, MATH 101, HIST 102, OEAS 106, Foreign Language
IDS Music Business Production
ENGL 110*, MUSC 264, MUSA 141, COMM 101, PHIL 110
IDS Teacher Preparation
ENGL 110*, MATH 102, HIST 104, ART 121, COMM 101
International Studies
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, GEOG 100, POLS 100, Foreign Language
Music
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, MUSC 121 or 221*, MUSC 223*, Ensemble
Philosophy
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, PHIL 110, OEAS 110, THEA 241
Political Science
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, COMM 103, MUSC 264, POLS 100
Sociology
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, COMM 112, HIST 105, SOC 201
Spanish
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, GEOG 100, DANC 185, SPAN 101 (or higher)
Theatre
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, DANC 185, THEA 152, PHYS 104
Women's Studies
ENGL 110*, MATH 101, COMM 112, HIST 100, WMST 201

College of Education

Exercise Science
ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, PSYC 201, COMM 101
Fashion Merchandising
ENGL 110*, SEPS 101 or 102, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, ARTH 121
Health and Physical Education
ENGL 110*, COMM 101, PSYC 201, MATH 101 or MATH 162*, HIST 102
Human Services
ENGL 110*, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, PSYC 203, HIST 105
Industrial Technology
ENGL 110*, MATH 102, PSYC 201, HIST 104, COMM 101
Marketing Education
ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, COMM 101, SEPS 100, HIST 101
Park, Recreation & Tourism Studies ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, HIST 101, COMM 101
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, PSYC 201, SOC 201
Sport Management
ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or MATH 162*, HIST 101, COMM 101
Technology Education
ENGL 110*, MATH 102, PSYC 201, THEA 241, HIST 102
Therapeutic Recreation
ENGL 110*, MATH 102, PSYC 201, MUSC 264, COMM 101
Training Specialist
ENGL 110*, MATH 102 or 162*, COMM 101, STEM 251, ARTH 101

College of Engineering & Technology

Civil Engineering
ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101
Civil Engineering Technology
ENGN 110*, MATH 162*, CHEM 121*/122, ENGL 110*, MET 120
Computer Engineering
ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101
Electrical Engineering
ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101
Electrical Engineering Technology
ENGN 110*, MATH 162*, ENGL 110*, EET 120, EET 125
Mechanical Engineering
ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101
Mechanical Engineering Technology
ENGN 110*, MATH 162*, CHEM 121*/122, ENGL 110*, MET 120
Modeling/Simulation Engineering
ENGN 110*, CHEM 121*/122, MATH 211*, ENGL 110*, COMM 101

College of Health Sciences

Cytotechnology ENGL 110*, BIOL 108, CHEM 105 and 106, MATH 102, PSYC 203
Dental Hygiene
CHEM 105 and 106, MATH 101 or 130*, SOC 201, ENGL 110*, PSYC 203
Environmental Health
ENGL 110*, BIOL 108, MATH 102, COMM 101, MUSC 264
Health Sciences
ENGL 110*, HLTH 120, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, MUSC 264, HIST 102
Medical Technology
ENGL 110*, CHEM 121* and 122*, BIOL 115*, THEA 241, PSYC 201
Nuclear Medicine Technology
ENGL 110*, CHEM 105 and 106, SOC 201, THEA 241, MATH 102
Nursing
CHEM 105 and 106, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, SOC 201, ENGL 110*, PSYC 203
Opthalmic Technology
ENGL 110*, BIOL 108, MATH 102, HIST 102, DANC 185
Public Health
ENGL 110*, PSYC 201, MATH 102 or 162*, BIOL 108 or 115*, HIST 102

Note: The College of Health Sciences offers many courses pre-packaged in Learning Communities.

College of Sciences

Biology
MATH 102 or MATH 162*, ENGL 110*, BIOL 115, CHEM 121*/122, GEN ED
Biochemistry
MATH 162* or MATH 163*, CHEM 121*/122, ENGL 110*, CS 121, GEN ED
Chemistry
MATH 162* or 163*, CHEM 121*/122, ENGL 110, BIOL 115, GEN ED
Computer Science
CS 110, CS 150, MATH 162* or 163*, ENGL 110, GEN ED
Mathematics/Statistics
MATH 162* or MATH 163*, ENGL 110, CS 150, GEN ED
Ocean and Earth Science
MATH 162* or MATH 163*, ENGL 110C, OEAS 110 or BIOL 115, CS 121
Physics
MATH 162* or MATH 163*, ENGL 110, PHYS 231, CHEM 121*/122, CS 150, GEN ED
Psychology
PSYC 201 or PSYC 203, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, CS 121, 2 GEN EDS

Undecided/Center for Major Exploration

Non-Science/Non-Engineering ENGL 110*, BIO 108, HIST 104, MATH 102, UNIV 120 or 100
Science/Engineering ENGL 110*, CHEM 122, MATH 102 or 162*, THEA 241, UNIV 120 or 100, ENGN 110
Health Science
ENGL 110*, CHEM 105, CHEM 106, MATH 101 or STAT 130*, HIST 102, UNIV 120 or 100

Areas of Confusion

  • ELEMENTARY ED:
    If you are interested in teaching elementary school students, you would major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Prep).
  • SECONDARY ED:
    If you are interested in teaching middle or high school students, you would major in the subject you want to teach and follow that department's requirements to gain licensure.
  • PRE-MED, PRE-PHARM, PRE-VET:
    If you want to be a doctor, pharmacist, or veterinarian, you can major in whatever you would like, but the most common choices include Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry.
  • PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY:
    If you want to be a physical therapist, you can major in whatever you would like, but the most common choices include Exercise Science and Biology.
  • PRE-LAW:
    If you want to be a lawyer, you can major in whatever you would like, but the most common choices include English, Business, History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Consider the type of law you would like to practice when choosing your major.
  • Want to watch a video about one of these majors? There are many available to help you understand the coursework and career options.

Special Considerations

Pre-Requisites

If the course is marked with an asterisk (*), it means that the course has pre-requisites you must fulfill before registering.

Writing Pre-Requisites

A prerequisite to take English 110 is a score of '3' on the Writing Sample Placement Test (WSPT). If you receive a '1' on the WSPT, you must take General Studies 050 before English 110. Another option is to meet with a staff member from Academic Skills to review your WSPT and then retake it.

AP, IB, and Dual Enrollment

If you are expecting credit for any courses, please mention it to your academic advisor at Preview. We can help you avoid taking a class twice.

Honors College

If you've applied and been accepted into the Honors College, let your academic advisor know at Preview. Some of the suggested courses may be offered with an honors designation.

Math Pre-Requisites

Math placement is based on transfer credit or your score on the SAT or ACT (see the chart below). You can challenge your math placement by taking our COMPASS math placement test before Preview (recommended) or on that day.

Math SAT Score

Math ACT Score

Math Placement

Any score

Any score

MATH 101M or MATH 103M

451 and above

24-36

STAT 130M

451 and above with High School GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred

24-29 with High School GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred

MATH 102M

551-650 30-36 MATH 162M

651-700

Appropriate score on COMPASS

MATH 163 or MATH 200

701 and above

Appropriate score on COMPASS

MATH 211