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First Semester Schedule Examples

These examples are intended to give you an idea of what to expect during registration. Please be advised that all first semester examples are subject to change based on individual student factors such as transfer credits, double majors, and more. If you’d like to explore these courses in further detail, take a look at the Drake course catalog.

Accounting, Economics, and Finance

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

BUS 001FA

The Business Profession

-

Elective

Drake Curriculum AOI or Honors Elective

3-6

A combination of these courses will be decided in advising at orientation

ACCT 041

Intro to Financial Accounting

1-10

ECON 002 or 010

Principles of Microeconomics or Macroeconomics

Elective

General Elective

INTD 025

Bulldog Foundations

IS 044

Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis

MATH Course

Mathematics Course

Total Credits

12-18

 

Actuarial Science, Data Analytics, and Quantitative Economics

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

BUS 001FA

The Business Profession

-

Elective

Drake Curriculum AOI or Honors Elective

3-6

A combination of these courses will be decided in advising at orientation.

ACCT 041

Intro to Financial Accounting

1-10

ECON 002

Principles of Microeconomics

Elective

General Elective 

INTD 025

Bulldog Foundations

IS 044 or CS 065

Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis or Intro to Computer Science I

MATH Course

Mathematics Course

Total Credits

12-18

Business Studies, Business with 3+3/Law, and Open Business

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

BUS 001FA

The Business Profession

-

Elective

Drake Curriculum AOI or Honors Elective

3-6

 

A combination of these courses will be decided in advising at orientation.

ACCT 041

Intro to Financial Accounting

1-10

BUS 073 and BUS 074

Professional Verbal or Written Commuications

ECON 002

Principles of Microeconomics

Elective

General Elective

INTD 025

Bulldog Foundations

IS 044

Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis

MATH Course

Mathematics Course

Total Credits

12-18

Computer Science, Math, and Math Education

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
CS 065 Intro to Computer Science I 3
MATH 050 Calculus I, or appropriate level
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations 1
  All majors in this group should also look to one Drake Curriculum AOI course. 3
  Math Education students may also look to add EDUC 001, Intro to Education.  1
  All Math Education students also pursue a degree in Secondary Education.  
Total Credits 14 - 15

Data Analytics (Arts & Sciences)

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
CS 065 Intro to Computer Science I 3
MATH 050 Calculus I, or appropriate level
IS 044, STAT 040 or Elective Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis, Introduction to R and SAS, or elective 3
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations 1
Total Credits 14
*Data Analytics is also available as a major with the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA).  

Elementary Education

Course

Title

Credits 

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

EDUC 001

Intro to Education

1

MATH 24

Math for Elementary Education I

3

HIST 001

Passages to 1750

3

SOC 001

Intro to Sociology

3

Total Credits

13

Entrepreneurial Management

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

BUS 001FA

The Business Profession

-

Elective

Drake Curriculum AOI or Honors Elective

3-6

ENTR 001

Profiles in Entrepreneurship

1

 

A combination of these courses will be decided in advising at orientation.

ACCT 041

Intro to Fin Accounting

1-10

BUS 073 and BUS 074

Professional Verbal or Written Commuications

ECON 002

Principles of Microeconomics

Elective

General Elective

INTD 025

Bulldog Foundations

IS 044

Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis

MATH Course

Mathematics Course

Total Credits

12-18

Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability and Resilience

 

Course

Title

Credits 
FYS First Year Seminar 3
ENSS 035/035L One Earth: Global Environmental Science and Lab 4
ENSS 015 Intro to Environmental Science 1
CHEM 001/003 or BIO 012/012L* General Chemistry I with lab or General Biology I with lab 4
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations 1
Elective (optional) Drake Curriculum (AOI, Honors Elective, or Math) 3
  *Students pursuing the Aquatic and Earth Sciences track can pursue CHEM 001/003, PHY 001 or PHY 011 their first semester.  
  *Environmental Sustainability and Resilience majors should take ECON 002 or an AOI/elective instead of CHEM 001 or BIO 012 their first semester.  
  *Students pursing the Comparative Animal Behavior or Zoo & Conservation Science concentration should also consider taking BIO 025: Animal Behavior  
  *Students transferring AP Environmental Science credit will consult with faculty on an individual basis on an appropriate first semester schedule.  
Total Credits 13 - 16

 

Health Science/Pre-Pharmacy

Course

Title

Credits 

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

BIO 012/012L

General Biology I and lab

4

CHEM 001/003

General Chemistry I and lab

4

PHAR 011

Career, Academic & Professional Success (CAPS) I

0.5

Elective

Drake Curriculum AOI, Honors Elective, or Math

3-4

Total Credits

12-15

Health Sciences (including Pre-OT & Pre-AT)

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

BIO 012/012L

General Biology I and lab

4

CHEM 001/003

General Chemistry I and lab

4

HSCI 020

Introduction to Health Sciences

2

Elective

Drake Curriculum AOI, Honors Elective, or Math

3

Total Credits

12-16

Humanities - English, History, LPS*, Philosophy, Religion, RMSC** and Writing

Course

Title

Credits
FYS  First Year Seminar 3
  English or Writing Major - ENG 038: Literary Study or ENG 039: Writing Seminar 4
  History Major - HIST 001: Passages to 1750 or HIST 002: Passsages Since 1750 3
  LPS major - LPS 001: Intro Law, Politics, & Society.  3 - 6
  Philosophy Major - PHIL 021: Intro to Philosophy 3 - 6
  Religion Major - REL 001: INtro to Religious Study 3
  RMSC Major -  SCSR 024: Rhetoric & Social Change 3
  Drake Curriculum AOI, Honors Elective, or Elective Bulldog Foundations 3 - 9
  *LPS is the Law, Politics & Society Major. 
  **RMSC is the Rhetoric, Media & Social Change Major. 
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations 1
Total Credits 13 - 16

International Business

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

BUS 001FA

The Business Profession

-

Elective

Drake Curriculum AOI or Honors Elective

3-6

A combination of these courses will be decided in advising at orientation

ACCT 041

Intro to Financial Accounting

1-10

BUS 073 and BUS 074

Professional Verbal or Written Commuications

ECON 002

Principles of Microeconomics

Language Study or POLS 065 or POL 075 or SCSG 003

Language Course, Comparative Politices, World Politics, or World Regional Geography

INTD 025

Bulldog Foundations

IS 044

Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis

MATH Course

Mathematics Course

Total Credits

12-18

Journalism

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

JMC 30

Mass Media in a Global Society

3

JMC 031

Multimedia Lab

1

INTD 025

Bulldog Foundations

1

SCSS or POLS 001

One Sociology course or American Political Systems

3

Elective

Drake Curriculum AOI or Honors Elective

3

Total Credits

12-15

Management and Marketing

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

BUS 001FA

The Business Profession

-

PSY 001 with lab

Intro to Psychology

4

A combination of these courses will be decided in advising at orientation.

ACCT 041

Intro to Financial Accounting

1-10

BUS 073 and BUS 074

Professional Verbal or Written Commuications

ECON 002

Principles of Microeconomics

Elective

General Elective

INTD 025

Bulldog Foundations

IS 044

Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis

MATH Course

Mathematics Course

Total Credits

12-18

Music - Performance, Music Business, Music Education and B.A. Music

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
MUS 001 Materials of Music I, aka Theory 3
MUS 002 Materials of Music II, aka Ear Training 1
MUS 006 Piano Lab (or individual lessons, based on placement - not required for BA Music majors) 1
MUS 021 Recitals (Required of music MAJORS only) 0
MUS 1XX Lessons (Performance majors register for four credits of lessons; all other majors register for two credits). 2 or 4
MUS 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir* or Orchestra 1
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations** 1
As Applicable: Music Business students should register for ACCT 041, Intro to Financial Accounting, and ECON 002, Principles of Microeconomics. 1, 2 or 3
  Vocal Music Education and Vocal Performance majors should register for MUS 075, Diction I.  
  All Music Education majors should register for MUS 013, Intro to Music Education.  
  BA Music and Instrumental Music Education students should look to add a Drake Curriculum AOI course.  
  *Choir auditions are held in August; students will be registered after the audition.  
  **For those students with a credit-intense first semester, there will be a spring offering of Bulldog Foundations.    
Total Credits 14 - 18

Music Minor or Non-Major Participant (NMP)

  Lessons and an ensemble(s) will be added to student schedules by the College of Arts & Sciences before registration on day two.  Lessons will not have a designated meeting time on the schedule, but will be determined by the student and his/her instructor in the fall.  
Course Title Credits
MUS 1XX Lessons 1
MUS 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir* or Orchestra as determined by the music department 1
MUS 001 Materials of Music I, aka Theory 3
MUS 002 Materials of Music II, aka Ear Training** 1
  *Choir auditions are held in August; students will be registered after the audition.  
  **Students may begin in MUS 001 and MUS 002 in the fall of the first year or second year and remain on track to earn in the minor in four years.  MUS 001 and MUS 002 should be taken together.  

Neuroscience

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
BIO 012/012L Pre-Professional Biology I with lab 4
CHEM 001/003* General Chemistry I with lab 4
NSCI 001 Intro to Neuroscience 3
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations 1
  *Students wishing to enroll in one science course should look to CHEM 001/003 as BIO 013/013L, Pre-Professional Biology II with lab, can be completed in the spring without enrollment in BIO 012/012L the fall.  
Total Credits 15

Open Program

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
  Drake Curriculum AOI Coursework 3 - 6
  Exploratory Coursework 3 - 6
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations 1
Total Credits 13 - 16

Science Major (Astronomy, Biology, Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology)

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
BIO 012/012L Pre-Professional Biology I with lab 4
CHEM 001/003* General Chemistry I with lab 4
Intro Science Course One hour science courses are offered in BCMB, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Kinesiology, Physics and Sustainability & Resilience. 1
Elective Drake Curriculum AOI, Honors Elective, or Math 3
Elective (optional) Bulldog Foundations 1
  Students majoring in Astronomy or Physics should register for PHY 001 and the appropriate level of math.  Astronomy majors may enroll in ASTR 001 in the fall or spring semester.  
  Students majoring in Psychology should register for PSY 001.  If PSY 001 has been completed, one or two lower-level psychology courses are advised, with the exception of PSY 013.  
  Students majoring Chemistry are not required to complete BIO 012/012L, however, those students with plans to pursue a career in the health sciences or veterinary medicine are advised that graduate schools require biology coursework.  
  *Students wishing to enroll in one science course should look to CHEM 001/003 as BIO 013/013L, Pre-Professional Biology II with lab, can be completed in the spring without enrollment in BIO 012/012L the fall.  
Total Credits 13 - 16

Secondary Education

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

EDUC 001

Intro to Education

1

MATH 20

Pre-calculus: Algebra & Trig (or MATH 17 or MATH 50, depending on results of MATH placement test)

4

HIST 001

Passages to 1750

3

PSYCH 001

Intro to Psych

4

Total Credits

15

Social Sciences - ANSO*, International Relations, Politics and Sociology

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
  ANSO Major - SCSA 002: Intro to Cultural Anthropolgy and/or SCSS 001: Survey of Sociology 3 - 6
  International Relations Major - Foreign language (as applicable, based on placement testing) and POLS 065: American Political System or POLS 075: World Politics 3 - 6
  Politics Major - POLS 001: Amercian Political System, may also consider, POLS 065: Comparative Politics OR POLS 075: World Politics 3 - 6
  Sociology Major - SCSS 001: Survey of Sociology 3
Elective  Drake Curriculum, AOI, Honors Elective, or Elective  6-9 
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations 1
  *ANSO is the Anthropology/Sociology Major.  
Total Credits 13 - 16

Theatre - Acting, Design, Directing, Musical Theatre* and BA in Theatre**

Arts & Sciences: Theatre - Acting, Design, Directing, Musical Theatre* and BA in Theatre**
Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
Elective Drake Curriculum AOI(s)
THEA 014 Movement I 2
THEA 020  Voice I 2
THEA 030 Stagecraft with Lab 4
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations*** 1
  *Musical Theatre students also will enroll in THEA 007, Musical Theatre Piano Lab, THEA 010, Music Theory Essentials and one credit of  voice lessons, MUS 171.  
  **Theatre Design students will enroll in THEA 030.  
  ***For those students with a credit-intense first semester, there will be a spring offering of Bulldog Foundations.  
Total Credits 14 - 20

Visual Arts - Graphic Design, Studio Art and Art History

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
ART 013 or ART 014 2D Design or Constructing Space * 3
ART 015 Drawing I 3
ART 021 Digital Media (not required for Art History students) 3
ART 075 Themes in Art History 4
Elective Drake Curriculum AOI, as needed 3
INTD 025 Bulldog Foundations 1
  *It is not advisable to enroll in more than two studio courses in one semester, nor should a student register for ART 013, 015, 021 and 075.  
Total Credits 13 - 17
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