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.