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Exploring Major Options

There is no right or wrong way to choose a major. If you are still deciding which path to take, your academic adviser can help you find the information you need to make your decision confidently. 

Tips for Choosing Classes in First Year

  • Meet with your adviser during Orientation, before spring registration, for annual planning, and as needed.
  • Observe foreign language and math placement test scores and recommendations.
  • Take courses that meet GERs and potential major requirements; choose from different academic areas.
  • Follow course prerequisites.
  • Some higher-level courses require you to have taken one or more specific courses before you can register.
  • Most sequence courses (made up of two parts over two semesters) begin in the fall term.
  • If you need to take one of these courses, register for them for the fall term.
  • Consider including a course for enjoyment in an area of interest.
  • Ask your adviser to make a note of any special accommodations you might need.
  • First-year students should take 1000-level courses.
  • If you are unable to register for a course, place your name on a wait list
  • You will be contacted to register when an opening occurs.

Release Holds

If you have completed less than 60 credits, an advising hold is put on your record. To remove the hold, meet with your adviser to set an academic plan.

Register on Time

Students may register online or in person at the Registrar’s Office after their assigned time (sent via email).If courses are filled, please use the wait list option. You will be contacted if the course opens for more students. 

Additional information

Summer Session Courses

Students can complete GERs, make up lost credits, or accelerate their degree progress, during Summer Term.