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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.

Business - All Majors

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

BUS 001FA

Business Seminar

-

Elective

Drake Curriculum AOI or Honors Elective

3-6

ACCT 041

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

1-10

ECON 002

Elective

INTD 025

IS 044

MATH Course

Total Credits

12-18

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

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

Arts & Sciences: Open Program

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
  Drake Curriculum AOI Coursework 3 - 6
  Exploratory Coursework 3 - 6
Total Credits 12 - 15

Arts & Sciences: Humanities - English, History, LPS*, Philosophy, Religion, RMSC** and Writing

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
  English or Writing majors should register for ENG 038 or ENG 039. 3
  History majors should register for HIST 001 or HIST 002. 3
  LPS majors should register for LPS 001. 3 - 6
  Philosophy majors should register for PHIL 021 or PHIL 091.   3 - 6
  Religion majors should register for REL 001.   3
  RMSC majors should register for SCSR 024. 3
  All majors in this group should also look to one to three Drake Curriculum AOI courses. 3 - 9
  *LPS is the Law, Politics & Society Major. LPS majors should register for LPS 001 in the fall. As it fits in a fall schedule, adding LPS 035, Special Topics in LPS is an option, though not required for the first semester.   
  **RMSC is the Rhetoric, Media & Social Change Major.  
Total Credits 12 - 15

Arts & Sciences: Science Major

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
  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.  Students should wait for a future term to enroll in PSY 010 or PSY 011.  
  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 veterninary 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 12 - 15

Arts & Sciences: 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
Total Credits 14

Arts & Sciences: Computer Science, Data Analytics, 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
  All majors in this group should also look to one to two Drake Curriculum AOI courses. 3 - 6
  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 13 - 16

Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences - ANSO*, International Relations, Politics and Sociology

Course Title Credits
FYS First Year Seminar 3
  ANSO majors should register for SCSA 002 and/or SCSS 001. 3 - 6
  International Relations majors should register for a foreign language as applicable, based on placement testing and POLS 065 or POLS 075. 3 - 6
  Politics majors should register for POLS 001, POLS 065 OR POLS 075.  3 - 6
  Sociology majors should register for SCSS 001. 3
     
  All majors in this group also should look to two to three Drake Curriculum AOI courses. 6 - 9
     
  *ANSO is the Anthropology/Sociology Major.  
Total Credits 12 - 15

Arts & Sciences: 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
  *It is not advisable to enroll in more than two studio courses in one semester.  
Total Credits 13 - 16

Arts & Sciences: 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 2 or 4
MUS 148, 149 or 150 Band, Choir* or Orchestra 1
As Applicable: MUS 013, Intro to Music Education, MUS 075, Diction I, Drake Curriculum AOI or a business elective.   1, 2 or 3
  *Choir auditions are held in August; students will be registered after the audition.  
Total Credits 14 - 18

Arts & Sciences: 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.  

Arts & Sciences: 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
THEA 005 Readings in Theatre 3
THEA 014 Movement I 2
THEA 020  Voice I 2
THEA 030 Stagecraft with Lab 4
  *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 005 and THEA 030.  
Total Credits 14 - 19

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

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 Pscych

4

Total Credits

15

Journalism

Course

Title

Credits

FYS

First Year Seminar

3

JMC 30

Communications in 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

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