Wayne State University

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University Advising Center

Selecting College Courses

Ask yourself the following questions when deciding what courses to take:

  • What type of preparation have I had?
  • What is my background and what learning skills have I developed?
  • What academic weaknesses do I wish to strengthen?
  • What sorts of subjects am I interested in?
  • What are my future goals and aspirations?
  • What skills or knowledge do I want to develop?
  • What outside responsibilities and demands do I need to balance with school?
  • How much available time and energy do I have for school considering work and family obligations?
  • What is the level of difficulty of the courses I am considering regarding class hours per week, course prerequisites, reading load, projects and assignments, and laboratory work?
  • What courses do I need to fulfill General Education and graduation requirements or are required by the university or my desired program?

Take advantage of the resources available to you before choosing courses:

  • Talk with your academic advisor.
  • Review the requirements for your desired program before meeting with your advisor.
  • Check the Schedule of Classes for days, times and prerequisites for courses in which you are interested.
  • Read your Undergraduate Bulletin for information regarding course descriptions and sequence of courses in your desired program.