2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Course Plans

Course plans provide a suggested sequence of classes for each term. Many arts and humanities, business, engineering, international studies, natural sciences and mathematics, music, and social sciences students will find course plans for majors and degrees in the same section listing program of study requirements for those curricula. Plans in those areas address course sequencing and requirements specific to those programs of study.

Students pursuing other bachelor of arts majors and students who have yet to declare a major have the freedom to explore and discover academic interests and construct a highly-personalized curriculum. Ideally, Common Curriculum requirements other than Advanced Seminar should be completed during the first two years. Students should also anticipate taking an average course load of 16 credits each quarter in order to complete the requirements to graduate in four years.

Ways of Knowing courses in the areas of Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture and Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture introduce students to University-level study of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Credits earned in Ways of Knowing courses may also apply to a major or minor. 

Students considering but who have yet to declare majors in business should plan on fulfilling the Analytical Inquiry: Natural and Physical World requirement through either MATH 1200 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences or MATH 1951 Calculus I. Students considering but who have yet to declare a major in the natural sciences should select MATH 1951 Calculus I to fulfill the requirement. Similarly, students considering majors in the natural sciences will fulfill the Scientific Inquiry: Natural Physical World requirement through the sequence of courses in that requirement intended for students majoring in natural science or engineering. 

The sample course plans below show what courses a student pursuing a bachelor of arts might take in their first two years; beyond that, students should anticipate working closely with their major advisor to create a course of study to complete the degree.

General Bachelor of Arts and Undeclared Sample Course Plan One

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
First-Year Seminar (FSEM)4WRIT 11224WRIT 11334
Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture4Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture4Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture 4
Foreign Language or Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World4Foreign Language or Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World4Foreign Language or Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World4
Elective4Analytical Inquiry: Natural and Physical World4Major or elective4
 16 16 16
Total Credits: 48
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World or Foreign Language4Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World or Foreign Language4Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World or Foreign Language4
Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture4Major or elective4Major or elective4
Major or elective4Minor or elective4Major or elective 
Minor or elective4Minor or elective4Minor or elective4
 INTZ 250112Elective or minor4
 16 18 16
Total Credits: 50

General Bachelor of Arts and Undeclared Sample Course Plan Two

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
First-Year Seminar (FSEM)4WRIT 11224WRIT 11334
Analytical Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World4Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture 4Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture 4
Foreign Language or Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World4Foreign Language or Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World4Foreign Language or Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World4
Elective4Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture4Major or elective4
 16 16 16
Total Credits: 48
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World or Foreign Language4Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World or Foreign Language4Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World or Foreign Language4
Major or elective4Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture4Major or elective4
Minor or elective4Major or elective4Minor or elective4
Minor or elective4Minor or elective4Minor or elective4
INTZ 250112  
 18 16 16
Total Credits: 50
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