Sample First-Semester Schedules

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

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M| N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Africana Studies (Major and Minor)

  • Introductory course or two in Africana studies
  • Elective N, Q, or E course
  • Humanities or social science course
  • Two elective courses
  • Total 12-17 credits

Anthropology (Major and Minor)

  • Introduction to Anthropology, AS.070.132, or introductory course in anthropology at 100-or 200-level
  • Begin study of foreign language at appropriate level
  • Elective N, Q, or E course
  • Two elective courses
  • Total 12-17 credits

Archaeology (Major)

  • 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
  • Elective N, Q, or E course
  • Writing-intensive course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Behavioral Biology (Major)

  • Foundations of BBC, AS.200.141
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106
  • Elective H or S course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Bioethics (Minor)

  • Bioethics, AS.150.219
  • General Biology I, AS.020.151

Biology (Major)

  • General Biology I, AS.020.151
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106
  • Elective H or S course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Biophysics (Major)

  • Calculus I, AS.110.108
  • Intro to Computing, AS.250.205
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Elective H or S course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Chemistry (Major)

  • Calculus I or higher, AS.110.108
  • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
  • Elective H or S course
  • Elective Course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Classics (Major and Minor)

  • 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
  • Elective S, N, Q or E course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Cognitive Science (Major)

  • 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
  • Two elective courses
  • Total 12-17 credits

Earth and Planetary Sciences (Major and Minor)

  • Calculus I, AS.110.106 or AS.110.108
  • General Physics I, AS.171.101/103/107 or Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
  • Elective H or S course
  • 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**
  • Elective
  • Total 12-17 credits

East Asian Studies (Major)

  • Study of an Asian language at the appropriate level
  • Introductory course in East Asian studies
  • Elective N, Q, or E course
  • Course in history, political science, or sociology
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Economics (Major and Minor)

  • Elements of Macroeconomics, AS.180.101
  • Calculus I, AS.110.106
  • Elective H course
  • Course to explore the full curriculum
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

English (Major and Minor)

  • 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
  • Elective S, N, Q, or E course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Environmental Science

  • 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
  • Elective Course
  • 12-17 credits

Environmental Studies

  • 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
  • Elective Course
  • 12-17 credits

Film and Media Studies (Major and Minor)

  • Introduction to Cinema, AS.061.140
  • Expository Writing or Great Books, AS.360.133
  • Foreign language at the appropriate level
  • Course to explore other fields in the humanities
  • Elective S, N, Q, or E course
  • Total 12-17 credits

Financial Economics (Minor)

  • Elements of Macroeconomics, AS.180.101

French (Major and Minor)

  • Appropriate level of French
  • History, anthropology, and/or political science courses that focus on France or French topics
  • Elective N, Q, or E course
  • Elective S course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

German (Major and Minor)

  • Appropriate level of German
  • German freshman seminar and/or German course taught in English
  • Elective N, Q or E course
  • Elective S course
  • Elective course
  • Total 12-17 credits

    History (Major and Minor)

    • 100-level history course (AS.100.1xx) or 200-level history freshmen seminar
    • Appropriate foreign language courses
    • Another humanities or social science course
    • Elective N, Q, or E course
    • Elective
    • Total 12-17 credits

    History of Art (Major and Minor)

    • 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
    • Elective N, Q, or E course
    • Total 12-17 credits

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

    • 100-200 level course in the department (AS.140.1xx or AS.140.2xx)
    • Course(s) in the natural sciences
    • Elective H or S course
    • Additional elective
    • Total 12-17 credits

    International Studies (Major)

    • 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
    • Elective N, Q, E, or H course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Islamic Studies (Minor)

    • Appropriate level of Arabic or Islamic studies elective course at the 100 or 200 level

    Italian Studies (Major and Minor)

    • Appropriate level of Italian language
    • Elective N, Q, or E course
    • Elective S course
    • Two elective courses
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Jewish Studies (Minor)

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

    Linguistics (Minor)

    • Lower-level linguistics or cognitive science course
    • Appropriate level of foreign language study

    Mathematics (Major and Minor)

    • 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
    • Elective H or S course
    • Elective course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Medicine, Science, and the Humanities (Major)

    • 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
    • Elective N or S course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Molecular and Cellular Biology (Major)

    • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
    • General Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
    • Calculus I, 110.106
    • Elective H or S courses
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Museums and Society (Minor)

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

    Music (Minor)

    • Introduction to Western Classical Music, AS.376.231, or appropriate level of music theory

    Natural Sciences (Major)

    • Student designs own program
    • Calculus I
    • Introductory Chemistry I and Lab (if pre-med) or Physics I and Lab
    • Elective N, Q, H, and S courses
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Near Eastern Studies (Major and Minor)

    • 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
    • Elective N, Q, or E course
    • Two elective courses
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Neuroscience (Major)

    • Calculus I, AS.110.106
    • Introductory Chemistry I, AS.030.101
    • Introductory Chemistry Lab I, AS.030.105
    • Elective H or S course, possibly Foundations of Brain, Behavior and Cognition (AS.200.141) or Intro to Cognitive Neuropsychology (AS.050.105)
    • Writing intensive course, possibly in English or writing seminars
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Philosophy (Major and Minor)

    • 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
    • Elective N, Q, or E course
    • Elective S course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Physics (Major and Minor)

    • Classical Mechanics I, AS.171.105
    • Classical Mechanics Lab, AS.173.115
    • Calculus I, AS.110.108 or higher level
    • Elective H or S course
    • Elective course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Political Science (Major)

    • 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
    • Elective N, Q, or E course
    • Elective course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Psychological and Brain Sciences (Major and Minor)

    • One or two Introductory 100-level course(s) in the department (AS.200.1XX)
    • Elective N, Q or E course
    • Elective H or S course
    • Elective course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Public Health (Major)

    • 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
    • Lower-level social science course related to public health (from approved list)
    • Elective, e.g. writing-intensive course, humanities course, freshman seminar
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Romance Languages (Major)

    • Appropriate level of language one
    • Appropriate level of language two
    • Elective N, Q, or E course
    • Elective H or S course
    • Elective course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Social Policy (Minor)

    • Intro to Social Policy: Baltimore and Beyond, AS.360.247

    Sociology (Major)

    • 100-200 level courses in sociology, such as AS.230.101
    • Courses in social sciences
    • Elective N, Q or E course
    • Elective H or S course
    • Elective course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Space Science and Engineering (Minor)

    • Appropriate level of science based on major interest

    Spanish (Major)

    • Appropriate level of Spanish language or composition
    • Elective N, Q or E course
    • Elective H or S course
    • Two elective courses
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Spanish for the Professions (Minor)

    • Appropriate level of Spanish language or composition

    Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture (Minor)

    • Appropriate level of Spanish language or composition

    Theatre Arts and Studies (Minor)

    • One course in theatre arts (AS.225.XXX)
    • Fiction and Poetry Writing, AS.220.105

    Visual Arts (Minor)

    • Studio track: Studio Drawing I, AS.371.131
    • Digital track: Introduction to Digital Photography, AS.371.152

    Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Minor)

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

    Writing Seminars (Major)

    • 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
    • Elective N, Q or E course
    • Total 12-17 credits

    Note: 060.113 Expository Writing will not count toward this major. If you feel you would benefit from its contents you may certainly take it during this first semester.