Neuroscience

This represents a typical first-year plan for students studying neuroscience; however, our program offers a great deal of flexibility for students who wish to continue a language in their first year, double major, study abroad in the future, etc. If students take more than one lab science course, or are involved in co-curricular activities with significant time commitment, in their first semester, we advise taking PED 111 (Wellness) in the second semester.

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

CHEM 127 — GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

CHEM 117 — PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

NEU 109 — INTRO TO NEUROSCIENCE

BIOL 121 — CELL BIOLOGY

PSYC 111 — INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

Semester II

PED 111 — WELLNESS

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

NUE 109 — INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE

BIOL 122 — EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY

PSYC 111 — INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

CHEM 128 — GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

CHEM 142 — SURVEY OF ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Nursing

The Nursing department strongly recommends BIOL 121 (Cell Biology) and CHEM 127 (General Chemistry) and CHEM 142 (Survey of Organic and Biochemistry). If students take CHEM 128 instead of CHEM 142, they should note they will not have the same level of preparation for CHEM 304 (Pharmacology). Therefore, the Nursing department recommends the CHEM 127 and CHEM 142 sequence. 

The complete curriculum guide is available here.

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

BIOL 101 — GENERAL BIOLOGY

BIOL 121 — CELL BIOLOGY

CHEM 117 — PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

CHEM 127 — GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

PED 111 — WELLNESS

Semester II

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

CHEM 142 — SURVEY OF ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY

PSYC 111 — INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

Philosophy

First-year students who have interest in Philosophy or Art are welcome to take PHIL 311 (Ancient Philosophy) or PHIL 333 (Philosophy of Art), even as 300-level courses. Both courses do not have pre-requisites.

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

PHIL 110 — THINKING ABOUT VALUES

PHIL 120 — RATIONALITY AND FAITH

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

PED 111 — WELLNESS

Semester II

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

PHIL 110 — THINKING ABOUT VALUES

PHIL 120 — RATIONALITY AND FAITH

PHIL 230 — SYMBOLIC LOGIC

REL 200 — CHRISTIANITY AND RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

Physical Education

The Education department recommends that students complete the World Language core requirement during the first year. 

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

PED 200 — FOUNDATIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

HLTH 143 — FIRST AID AND CPR: EMERGENCY RESPONSE

WORLD LANGUAGE CORE COURSE

Semester II

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

PED 111 — WELLNESS

WORLD LANGUAGE CORE COURSE

ARTS CORE COURSE

HUMANITIES CORE COURSE

Physics

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

MATH 121 — CALCULUS I

PHYS 115 — FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS

Semester II

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

MATH 122 — CALCULUS II

PHYS 128 — PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

PED 111 — WELLNESS

Physics Education

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

MATH 121 — CALCULUS I

PHYS 115 — FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN PHYSICS

Semester II

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

MATH 122 — CALCULUS II

PHYS 128 — PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

PED 111 — WELLNESS

Political Science

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

PSC 121 — THINKING ABOUT POLITICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSC 211 — U.S. POLITICAL SYSTEM

PSC 241 — INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

PSC 256 — COMPARATIVE POLITICS

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

Semester II

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

PSC 121 — THINKING ABOUT POLITICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSC 211 — U.S. POLITICAL SYSTEM

PSC 241 — INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

PSC 256 — COMPARATIVE POLITICS

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

Pre-Med

If first-year students do not bring in college credit for Calculus, they can take this particular Math course at a later time, as it is not on the MCAT. 

For that reason, Pre-Med advisor, Dr. Julie Rutherford, recommends PSYC 111 (Introductory Psychology) in the spring semester or SOC 111 (Human Society), since both of those courses/topics are MCAT material.

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

BIOL 121 — CELL BIOLOGY

CHEM 127 — GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

PED 111 — WELLNESS

Semester II

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

BIOL 122 — EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY

CHEM 128 — GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

PSYC 111 — INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

SOC 111 — HUMAN SOCIETY

BIOL 152, CHEM 152 — VOCATION AND THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Psychology

The Psychology department recommends a newly-added course, PSYC 218 (Behavior Modification) to any first-year students who have already completed the equivalent of PSYC 111 (Introductory Psychology).

If a student transfers in PSYC 111 or PSYC 206 and wishes to take a Psychology class during their first semester, the student is advised to select one of the following courses appropriate for first or second year students: PSYC 206, 227, 218 or 345. Other Psychology courses should be taken during the junior or senior year. 

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

PSYC 111 — INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

PED 111 — WELLNESS

Semester II

IOC 100

IWC 100

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

Religion

Semester I

INQ 100 — INQUIRY SEMINAR

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

PED 111 — WELLNESS

Semester II

IOC 100 — INQUIRY: ORAL COMMUNICATION

IWC 100 — INQUIRY: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE

EXPLORATION OR ELECTIVE