Undergraduate Admissions

Suggested Freshman Courses

Freshmen are required to take a writing (WRI) course their first semester.  It is also highly recommended that you take MATH during your first semester.

The appropriate level of your English and/or math course will be determined by your SAT/ACT scores and/or transfer credits. An academic advisor will select the appropriate course for you.

If you want to place into a higher math/writing course than your test scores indicate, please refer to the placement testing information link located at the bottom of the page.

To be a full-time student you need a minimum of four courses (12 credits). You may register for up to five courses your first semester. Additional courses that freshmen take are those that do not require prerequisites.

NOTE: Not all degrees/majors require the courses below. To view a listing of major degree requirements, click on Undergraduate Programs and click again on your major. Once you are on the page with a brief description of the major, select "Degree Requirements" from the links in the left margin.  If your major requires specific general education courses, they will be listed under the Lower-Division Major Requirements, followed by parenthesis to indicate which general education category they cover.

ANTH

2000

Cultural Anthropology

BIOL

1000

Introduction to the Biological Sciences, or BIOL 1500 Conservation Biology, or BIOL 1800 Human Biology

COM

1000

Introduction to Communications Skills

CSCI

1011

Introduction to Computer-Based Systems

CSCI

2911

Computer Science I *

HUM

1000

Introduction to the Humanities, or ARTS 1001 Drawing Logic I, CLST 1000 Introduction to East/West Classics, MUS 1000 Introduction to Classical Music, REL 1000 Introduction to Religion, THEA 1000 Introduction to Theater

MARS

1010

Field Experiences in Marine Science (for pre-marine science students only)

MATH

0990

Elementary Algebra

MATH

1105

Intermediate Algebra *

MATH

1115

Survey of Mathematics *

MATH

1130

Pre Calculus I *

MGMT

1000

Introduction to Business *

PSCI

1400

American Political System

PSCI

2000

Introduction to Politics

PSY

1000

Introduction to Psychology

PHYS

1000

Introduction to Physical Science *, or GEOL 1000 Introductory Geology, or MARS 1000 Introduction to Oceanography

SOC

1000

Introduction to Sociology

TIM

1010

Introduction to Hotel and Travel Industry

WRI

1050

English Fundamentals

WRI

1100

Analyzing and Writing Arguments *

WRI

1150

Literature and Argument *

Also recommended:  MODERN LANGUAGES: Arabic 1100, Chinese (Mandarin) 1100, French 1100, Hawaiian 1100, Korean 1100, Japanese 1100, Spanish 1100, 4 credits.  NOTE:  If you have taken more than two years of the same foreign language in high school, we highly recommend a language placement test.  To arrange for placement testing, please contact an academic advisor.

* Prerequisites required. See course description for details.