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Program Recommendations

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Biology
Business
Chemistry or Pharmacy
Communications
Elementary Education
English
 

History or Political Science
Journalism
Modern Languages
Nursing (AS)
Nursing (BS)
Occupational Therapy
 

Physical Therapy
Physician's Assistant
Physics or Engineering
Pre-Law
Pre-Med/Pre-Dent/Pre-Vet
 
 

Psychology
Secondary Education
Speech Pathology
Social Work
Sociology


BUSINESS

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL 102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES ECO156
  ECO157
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: BUS109
  SOC122
  PSY101
  EGL 310
  PSY311 or 331
  SPE331
  BCS 102
ALSO RECOMMENDED: BUS101 & 102
  MTH129 (take MTH116 as prep if needed)
  SOC303, 305, 231, ANT110
  PHI205 or 207
  ECO electives
  Other BUS electives

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ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL 102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
  Total of two courses in modern language should be completed
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:  
  PSY232
  Courses in your major.
  See listing for that major.
  PSY242 ED. PSY
ALSO RECOMMENDED: SOC201, 231, 226
  ANT110
  Any EGL 200/300 electives

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SECONDARY EDUCATION

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL 102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
  Total of two courses in modern language should be completed
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:  
  PSY233
  Courses in your chosen major.
  See listing for that major
  PSY242/255 ED. PSY
ALSO RECOMMENDED: SOC201, 231, 226
  ANT110
  Any EGL 200/300 elective

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PSYCHOLOGY

   
GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL 102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO130 & 131 (Better Bio students) or BIO 120 123
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
  No more than 3 additional PSY electives
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:  
  Any EGL 200/300
  SOC 225, 226, 228, 200 or
  ANT 110
ALSO RECOMMENDED: PHI 205
  MTH 129 If you plan to go to graduate school (take MTH116 as prep if needed)

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SOCIAL WORK

   
GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL 102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO130 & 131 (Better Bio students) or BIO 120 123
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
  No more than 3 additional SOC electives
  SOC223, 225, 226, 228, 231, 303
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:  
  Any EGL 200/300
  PSY 235
  ANT110
  PSY electives or PSY235
ALSO RECOMMENDED: PHI205
  MTH 129 If you plan to go to graduate school (take MTH116 as prep if needed)
  SPE130

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SOCIOLOGY

   
GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL 102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
  No more than 3 additional SOC electives—Speak to the Sociology Dept. about appropriate clusters of courses for area of interest
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:  
  PSY electives
  ANT electives
  EGL310
ALSO RECOMMENDED: PHI elective
  MTH 129 If you plan to go to graduate school (take MTH116 as prep if needed)

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ENGLISH

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS EGL 210, 214, 216, 242
  THE133
AMERICAN HISTORY HIS121, 122
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV HIS 114, 115
MATHEMATICS MTH107, 110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: No more than 4 additional literature electives
  PHI105, 106, 205

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COMMUNICATIONS

   
GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: SPE331
  Any EGL 200/300
  EGL310
  BCS191
  BUS111
  SPE131
ALSO RECOMMENDED: PHI elective
  Courses in EGL, TCM, PSY, POL, ANT, MLG, VIS, or HIS
  SOC226, 231, 235, 303, 305
  ANT110

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PRE-LAW

   
GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY HIS121 & 122
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: SPE201
  Any EGL 200/300
  SOC229 or 231
  PHI205
  SPE131
ALSO RECOMMENDED: BUS111
  Courses in EGL, TCM, PSY, POL, PHI, or HIS
  SOC 200, 223, 225, 229, 303
  ANT110

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JOURNALISM

   
GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE201
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: SPE130
  Any EGL 200/300
  EGL310
  PHI205
ALSO RECOMMENDED:  
  Courses in EGL, PSY, POL, ANT, or HIS
  SOC224, 225, 226, 231, 235, 303
  ANT110

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HISTORY or POLITICAL SCIENCE

   
GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY HIS121 & 122
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV ANT130 or HIS213 HIS114 & 115
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES ANT100 or 110
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: No more than 3 additional HIS courses
  Any EGL 200/300
  POL courses
  Continue your modern language studies
  Literature courses
ALSO RECOMMENDED: ECO 156 & 157
  Courses in EGL, PSY, or ANT
  SOC 223, 225, 228, 229, 305
  ANT120

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BIOLOGY

   
GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH129 (take MTH116 as prep if needed)
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO130
  BIO131
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: CHM152 & 153
  CHM270 & 271 (but not if going to Stony Brook)
  BIO215
  BIO232/233
  BIO243/244
  MTH110
ALSO RECOMMENDED: PHI205 or BIO240
  Any EGL 200/300
  SOC228 or 229

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PRE-MED/PRE-DENT/PRE-VET

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH129 (take MTH116 as prep if needed)
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122 or PSY elective
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO130
  BIO131
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: CHM152 & 153
  CHM270 & 271 (but not if going to Stony Brook)
  PHY135 & 136
ALSO RECOMMENDED: SOC228, 231, 303, ANT110
  MTH110
  BIO 232/232 or 243/244

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PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES Spanish
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO130
  BIO131
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: CHM152 & 153
  MTH116 if needed as prep for Chemistry
  BIO220 or 215
ALSO RECOMMENDED: SOC 220, 223, 228, or 231
  PSY elective
  ANT110

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PHYSICAL THERAPY

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE201
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH129 (take MTH116 as prep if needed)
MODERN LANGUAGES Spanish
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122 or PHY elective
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO130
  BIO131
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: CHM152 & 153
  PHY135 & 136
  BIO170 & 171
ALSO RECOMMENDED: SOC228
  MTH110
  PSY elective

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE201
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH129 (take MTH116 as prep if needed)
MODERN LANGUAGES Spanish
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122 or PHY elective
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO130
  BIO131
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: CHM152 & 153
  PHY 135 & 136
ALSO RECOMMENDED: SOC228
  MTH110
  PSY elective

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NURSING (AS)

   
GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE201
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS no specific recommendation
MODERN LANGUAGES Spanish
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO170
  BIO171
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: CHM124 if needed
  BIO130 or 123 as prep for Anat.& Phys. if needed
  PSY232
  BIO220
ALSO RECOMMENDED: SOC224, 225, 228, 303
  PSY234

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NURSING (BS)

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130 
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES Spanish
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122 or PSY elective
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO170
  BIO171
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: BIO 220
  CHM152 & 153 or CHM124 & 140
  PSY234
ALSO RECOMMENDED: SOC224, 225, 228, 303

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SPEECH PATHOLOGY

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE 201
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH110
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES PSY101
  SOC122
NATURAL SCIENCES BIO170
  BIO171
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: SPE130 & 131
  BIO130 or 123 as prep for Anat. & Phys. if needed
  PSY electives
ALSO RECOMMENDED: SOC201, 223, 225, 235

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PHYSICS OR ENGINEERING

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  no specific recommendation
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH129 (take MTH116 as prep if needed)
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
  no specific recommendation
NATURAL SCIENCES PHY143
  PHY144
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: MTH150, 151 & 252
  CHM152 & 153
  MTH 245
  CMP electives
ALSO RECOMMENDED: EGL209
  SOC 245, 303, 305

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CHEMISTRY OR PHARMACY

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  no specific recommendation
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. no specific recommendation
MATHEMATICS MTH129 (take MTH116 as prep if needed)
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES ECO156
  ECO157
NATURAL SCIENCES CHM152
  CHM153
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: MTH150 & 151
  PHY143 & 144
  CHM270 & 271
ALSO RECOMMENDED: MTH252
  CMP electives
  SOC223 or 228

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MODERN LANGUAGES

GEN. ED. RECOMMENDATIONS  
COMMUNICATIONS EGL101 (required)
  SPE130
HUMANITIES EGL102 (required)
ARTS MLG300
  no specific recommendation
AMERICAN HISTORY no specific recommendation
OTHER WORLDS CIV. WESTERN CIV. SPA305
MATHEMATICS no specific recommendation
MODERN LANGUAGES no specific recommendation
SOCIAL SCIENCES SOC224/31
NATURAL SCIENCES no specific recommendation
  no specific recommendation
   
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTIVES  
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Any Modern Languages
ALSO RECOMMENDED: