Course Planning Guide

University students have a wide range of individual needs, goals, and expectations, both academic and beyond. Planning ahead will go a long way in helping you meet your academic objectives and accomplishing your goals.

The information is this guide serves as an academic timeline to help you plan from first year through to graduation. For each year of study, you will find general guidelines as well as useful tips for course selection.

    First Year (Semesters 1 & 2)
    Second Year (Semesters 3 & 4)
    Third Year (Semesters 5 & 6)
    Fourth Year (Semesters 7 & 8)

Additional course information based on calendar requirements

Questions to ask throughout the degree:

  • Am I taking the right courses to satisfy the requirements of both the BA degree and the ID specialization?
  • Are the courses I plan to take offered next semester or next year?
  • Did I check prerequisites to make sure I will get into the senior-level courses I want?
  • Should I be doing a minor?
  • What courses should I be taking now if I want to study abroad?
  • Are the courses and the program I am doing now the best ones for my long-term goals?