Core Curriculum and Academic Advising
The core curriculum provides a foundation for the knowledge and intellectual skills constituting the University's judgment of what is essential to being an educated person. These general education courses are required of all students. The Core is divided into the five areas of Essential Skills; Institutional Priorities; Humanities and Fine Arts; Mathematics, Science and Quantitative Technology; and Social Sciences, plus a sixth area specifically related to your major.
When deciding on a schedule, most students who do not work take a full schedule of five academic courses (15 hours). Each semester you and your advisor will decide on the combination of classes which is best for you.
Listed inside are the areas of the Core and specific suggestions/descriptions which may help you choose the ideal combination of classes for you.
Academic advising is a joint responsibility: yours and your advisor's. It is a continuous process that begins with your freshman orientation and culminates at your graduation.
Be aware that some departments may put a hold on your registration until you have seen an advisor. Be sure to make an appointment for advising well in advance of your day to register. With a few exceptions, you will register yourself on a computer using Banweb. When you may register is determined by the last two (2) digits of your social security number and is noted in the Scoop online each semester.