Sample First-Semester Schedules

Please see the Academic Catalog for all degree and program requirements.

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Africana Studies (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introductory course or two in Africana studies
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Two elective courses
  • Total 12-17 credits

Anthropology (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introduction to Anthropology, AS.070.132, or introductory course in anthropology at 100-or 200-level
  • Begin study of foreign language at appropriate level
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Archaeology (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Core course (World Prehistory, AS.130.177 ; Intro to Archaeology, AS.130.110; or Invitation to Anthropology, AS.070.132) or 100-200 level elective with ARCH-ARCH POS tag (program of study tag)
  • History, history of art or classics course
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Behavioral Biology (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Foundations of BBC, AS.200.141
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Bioethics (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Bioethics, AS.150.219
  • General Biology I, AS.020.151
  • Foundational Ability course

Biology (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • General Biology I, AS.020.151
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Biophysics (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Calculus I, AS.110.108
  • Intro to Computing, AS.250.205
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Chemistry (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Calculus I or higher, AS.110.108
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Classics (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of Ancient Greek or Latin
  • Classics introductory course (e.g. Ancient Greek or Roman civilization course, Great Books or other course)
  • Related course in history of art, Near Eastern studies, or philosophy
  • French, German, or Italian
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Cognitive Science (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Any introductory course in cognitive science (AS.050.1XX)
  • Focal Area introductory course at 100- or 200- level
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106 or AS.110.108
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Earth and Planetary Sciences (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106 or AS.110.108
  • General Physics I, AS.171.101/103/107 or Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Dynamic Earth (AS.270.220) with lab (AS.270.221). **Note: General Physics (AP or AS.171.101/103/107) or Introductory Chemistry I (AP or AS.030.101) is a prerequisite or corequisite for this class**
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

East Asian Studies (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Study of an Asian language at the appropriate level
  • Introductory course in East Asian studies
  • Course in history, political science, or sociology
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Economics (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Elements of Macroeconomics, AS.180.101
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106
  • Course to explore the full curriculum
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

English (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Intro to Literary Study, AS.060.107, or 200-level English course
  • Introductory courses in the humanities or social sciences, e.g., Great Books, Philosophic Classics, History of Occidental Civilization: The Medieval World, Introduction to American Politics, or Contemporary International Politics
  • Foreign language
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Environmental Science

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introduction to Global Environmental Change, AS.270.103
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106 or 108
  • Foundational Ability course
  • 12-17 credits

Environmental Studies

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introduction to Global Environmental Change, AS.270.103
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106
  • Elements of Macroeconomics, AS.180.101
  • Contemporary International Politics, AS.190.108
  • Foundational Ability course
  • 12-17 credits

Film and Media Studies (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introduction to Cinema, AS.061.140
  • Expository Writing or Great Books, AS.360.133
  • Foreign language at the appropriate level
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Financial Economics (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Elements of Macroeconomics, AS.180.101
  • Foundational Ability course

French (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of French
  • History, anthropology, and/or political science courses that focus on France or French topics
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

German (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of German
  • German freshman seminar and/or German course taught in English
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

History (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • 100-level history course (AS.100.1xx) or 200-level history freshmen seminar
  • Appropriate foreign language courses
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective
  • Total 12-17 credits

History of Art (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introduction to the History of Western Art, AS.010.101
  • Appropriate level of foreign language
  • History or other humanities courses that will complement the study of art
  • Course in classics or museums and society
  • Total 12-17 credits

History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • 100-200 level course in the department (AS.140.1xx or AS.140.2xx)
  • Course(s) in the natural sciences
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Additional elective
  • Total 12-17 credits

International Studies (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Elements of Macroeconomics, AS.180.101
  • Appropriate level of foreign language
  • Contemporary International Politics, Issues in International Development, or a 100/200 level approved political science course
  • Approved history course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Islamic Studies (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of Arabic or Islamic studies elective course at the 100 or 200 level
  • Foundational Ability course

Italian Studies (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of Italian language
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Two elective courses
  • Total 12-17 credits

Jewish Studies (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Course in Jewish studies
  • Language course in Hebrew (Center for Language Education), Yiddish (German and Romance Languages), or Aramaic (Near Eastern Studies)
  • Foundational Ability course

Linguistics (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Lower-level linguistics or cognitive science course
  • Appropriate level of foreign language study
  • Foundational Ability course

Mathematics (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of calculus (AS.110.108, AS.110.109, AS.110.202) but honors version is suggested (AS.110.113 or AS.110.211)
  • Course in computer science, physics, or economics
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Medicine, Science, and the Humanities (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introductory course in Medicine, Science and the Humanities (AS.145.1XX)
  • Study of any foreign language at the appropriate level
  • Introductory humanities course in anthropology, classics, English, German and Romance languages, history, history of art, history of science and technology, comparative thought and literature, Near Eastern studies, philosophy, or writing seminars
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Molecular and Cellular Biology (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • General Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Calculus I, 110.106
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Museums and Society (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introductory museum studies course
  • Introductory course in a related discipline (anthropology, archaeology, history, history of art, history of science, etc.)
  • Foundational Ability course

Music (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introduction to Western Classical Music, AS.376.231, or appropriate level of music theory
  • Foundational Ability course

Natural Sciences (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Student designs own program
  • Calculus I
  • Introductory Chemistry I and Lab (if pre-med) or Physics I and Lab
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Near Eastern Studies (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • 100- or 200-level course in Near Eastern studies (AS.130.1xx or AS.130.2xx)
  • Course in classics, history, history of art, or museums and society
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Neuroscience (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Foundations of Brain, Behavior and Cognition (AS.200.141) or Intro to Cognitive Neuropsychology (AS.050.105)
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Philosophy (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • 100- or 200-level course or Introduction to Greek Philosophy, AS.150.201
  • Introductory-level course in history, history of science, psychology, or political science
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Physics (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Classical Mechanics I, AS.171.105
  • Classical Mechanics Lab, AS.173.115
  • Calculus I, AS.110.108 or higher level
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Political Science (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • One or two Introductory course(s) in Political Science (As.190.1XX, AS.191,1XX, AS.190.2XX or AS.191.2XX)
  • Related courses in history, history of art, history of science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology or economics
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Psychological and Brain Sciences (Major and Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • One or two Introductory 100-level course(s) in the department (AS.200.1XX)
  • Foundational Ability course
  • One or two electives
  • Total 12-17 credits

Public Health (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Introduction to Public Health, AS.280.101
  • General Biology I, AS.020.151, and General Biology Lab I, AS.020.153
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Romance Languages (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of language one
  • Appropriate level of language two
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Social Policy (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Intro to Social Policy: Baltimore and Beyond, AS.360.247
  • Foundational Ability course

Sociology (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • 100-200 level courses in sociology, such as AS.230.101
  • Courses in social sciences
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Space Science and Engineering (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of science based on major interest
  • Foundational Ability course

Spanish (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of Spanish language or composition
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Two elective courses
  • Total 12-17 credits

Spanish for the Professions (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of Spanish language or composition
  • Foundational Ability course

Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Appropriate level of Spanish language or composition
  • Foundational Ability course

Theatre Arts and Studies (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • One course in theatre arts (AS.225.XXX)
  • Fiction and Poetry Writing, AS.220.105
  • Foundational Ability course

Visual Arts (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Studio track: Studio Drawing I, AS.371.131
  • Digital track: Introduction to Digital Photography, AS.371.152
  • Foundational Ability course

Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Minor)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Intro to WGS (AS.363.201) or 100- or 200-level course cross-listed with studies of women, gender, and sexuality
  • Foundational Ability course

Writing Seminars (Major)

  • First Year Seminar course 
  • Fiction and Poetry Writing I, AS.220.105
  • Introductory course in English (AS.060.1XX or 060.2XX) (See Note Below)
  • Introductory history or philosophy course (AS.100.1XX/AS.100.2XX) or (AS.150.1XX)
  • Appropriate level of a foreign language
  • Foundational Ability course
  • Total 12-17 credits