Academic Time Line
Freshman Year-Exploration
  • Take one or two classes in a subject you are considering as a major.
  • Consider an elective such as FYE 101, LIB 197, or CED 101.
  • Meet with a General Academic Advisor for assistance with general education requirements, degree requirements, and bulletin interpretation.
  • Take a career assessment online to understand how your interests fit with various majors.
  • Utilize tutoring and academic support services.
  • Meet with a College Advisor to learn about admission requirements if you are interested in Business or Teaching.
  • Become involved in a student organization. Check out Orgsync for a listing of registered groups.
  • Attend the Study Abroad Fair, MAJOR Night, and athletic events or student organization events.

Sophomore Year-Decision Making
  • By the end of sophomore year, you should be approaching 56 credit hours earned.
  • It's important to note by  the time you earn 56 credits, you are required to have your major signed and your competency classes completed (Mathematics, Oral English, Freshman Composition, Intermediate Composition).
  • Meet with a faculty advisor to sign your major.
  • Meet with Career Services about possible careers.
  • Consider a Study Abroad experience during the summer or junior year.
  • Identify part-time or summer employment, volunteer work, or internships in your area of interest.

Junior Year-Experience
  • Most of your classes will be in your major or minor.
  • Meet with a faculty advisor to sign your minor.
  • Schedule a pre-graduation audit in Undergraduate Academic Services to check your progress toward graduation.
  • Obtain work experience through internships, field work, employment, or volunteering.
  • Apply for a leadership position in a student organization.
  • Develop a professional cover letter and résumé.

Senior Year-Graduation and Beyond
  • Students are required to submit a graduation application upon earning 86 credit hours.
  • Research companies or graduate schools of interest.
  • Register for on-campus interviewing through Career Services.
  • Meet required deadlines for graduate school or job search.
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