Sample First-Year Student Schedules

The table below offers some sample first-year students' five-course schedules, organized by intended major or college. Use these recommendations as a helpful starting point as you explore which courses are the right choices for you. 

Note:

The schedules below do not include the required Moreau First Year Experience course or any corequisite labs, tutorials, or discussions. Learn more about corequisites under "General Registration Terms" on the Registration Requirements and Terms page. 

Sample First Year Schedules

Fall Schedule

  1. Course 1
  2. Course 2
  3. Course 3
  4. Course 4
  5. Course 5

Spring Schedule

  1. Course 1
  2. Course 2
  3. Course 3
  4. Course 4
  5. Course 5

Typical First Year Schedules

Architecture (ARCH)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10250 (MATH 10550 or 10350 are acceptable)
  3. PHYS 10111
  4. Core Course or Elective
  5. Architecture 11011

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10270
  3. Core Course or Elective
  4. ARCH 11021
  5. ARCH 10311

Arts and Letters (AL)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. Core Course
  3. Language Course or Core Course
  4. Major Course
  5. Elective or Core Course

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. Core Course
  3. Language Course or Core Course
  4. Major Course
  5. Elective or Core Course

Arts and Letters: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. Core Course
  3. Language Course or Core Course
  4. ARST 10100, ARST 10201, or ARST 10601
  5. ARST 10100, ARST 10201, or ARST 10601

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. Core Course
  3. Language Course or Core Course
  4. ARST 10100, ARST 10201, or ARST 10601
  5. ARST 10100, ARST 10201, or ARST 10601 

Arts and Letters: Economics (ECON)

Fall Schedule

1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
2. MATH 10350 or MATH 10550
3. Language Course or Core Course
4. ECON 10010
5. Elective or Core Course

Spring Schedule

1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
2. MATH 10360 or MATH 10560
3. Language Course or Core Course
4. ECON 10020
5. Elective or Core Course

Arts and Letters: Mathematics (AL-MATH)

Fall Schedule

1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
2. MATH 10850
3. Language Course or Core Course
4. Elective or Core Course
5. Elective or Core Course

Spring Schedule

1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
2. MATH 10860
3. Language Course or Core Course
4. Elective or Core Course
5. Elective or Core Course

Arts and Letters: MUSIC (MUS)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. Core Course
  3. Language Course or Core Course
  4. MUS 20001
  5. Elective or Core Course 
  6. Music 20011 (a one-credit course)

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. Core Course
  3. Language Course or Core Course
  4. MUS 20002
  5. Elective or Core Course 
  6. MUS 20012 (a one-credit course)

 

Arts and Letters: Neuroscience and Behavior (NSBH)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10350 or Elective
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. PSY 10000 or Elective
  5. BIOS 10171

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. Elective, Core Course, or Language Course
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. PSY 10000 or Elective
  5. BIOS 10172

Arts and Letters: Neuroscience and Behavior with a Pre-Medicine Concentration (NSBH)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10350
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. PSY 10000 or Elective
  5. BIOS 10171

Note: It is recommended to take a literature University Seminar or Core course in the first year to meet medical school requirements for literature courses.

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10360
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. PSY 10000 or Elective
  5. BIOS 10172

 

 

 

 

Arts and Letters: Pre-Health Studies (APH2)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10350
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. Major Course or Core Course
  5. Elective, Core Course, or Language Course

Note: It is recommended to take a literature University Seminar or Core course in the first year to meet medical school requirements for literature courses.

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10360
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. Major Course or Core Course
  5. Elective, Core Course, or Language Course

Business (BA)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10250 or Core course
  3. ECON 10010 or Core course
  4. Business Core course
  5. Elective or Core course

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10250, Elective, or Core course
  3. ECON 10010, Elective, or Core course
  4. Business Core course
  5. Business Core course

 

Engineering: Engineering - Arts and Letters

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10550
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. EG 10117
  5. Core Course

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10560
  3. PHYS 10310
  4. EG 10118
  5. Second chemistry, technology elective, or Core course

Engineering: Engineering (EG)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10550
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. EG 10117
  5. Core Course

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar 
  2. MATH 10560
  3. PHYS 10310
  4. EG 10118
  5. Second chemistry, technical elective, or Core course

Keough: GLAF

Fall Schedule

  1. GLAF 10001
  2. GLAF 10003 or other approved statistics
  3. Language
  4. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  5. Elective

Spring Schedule

  1. GLAF 10002
  2. Cross-Cultural Engagement Course
  3. Language
  4. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  5. Elective

Science: Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. ACMS 10550
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. PHYS 10310
  5. Language or Core Course

Note: Students taking MATH 10550 or 10560, chemistry, and physics can elect to take four courses instead of five, in consultation with their First Year Advisor.

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. ACMS 10560
  3. CHEM 10172 or 10122
  4. PHYS 10320
  5. Language or Core Course

Science: Biochemistry (BCHM)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10550
  3. CHEM 10181
  4. BIOS 10171
  5. Language or Core Course

Note: Students taking MATH 10550 or MATH 10560, chemistry, and biology can elect to take four courses instead of five.

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10560
  3. CHEM 10182
  4. BIOS 10172
  5. Language or Core Course

Science: Biology (BIOS)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10350
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. BIOS 10171
  5. Language or Core Course

Note: Students taking MATH 10350 or 10360, chemistry, and biology can elect to take four courses instead of five.

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10360 
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. BIOS 10172
  5. Language or Core Course

Science: Chemistry (CHEM)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10550
  3. CHEM 10181
  4. PHYS 10310
  5. Language or Core Course

Note: Students taking MATH 10550 or 10560, chemistry, and physics can elect to take four courses instead of five.

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10560
  3. CHEM 10182
  4. PHYS 10320
  5. Language or Core Course

Science: Environmental Sciences (ES)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10350
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. BIOS 10171
  5. ECON 10010, Language, or Core Course

Note: Students taking MATH 10350 or 13560, chemistry, and biology can elect to take four courses instead of five.

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10360
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. BIOS 10172
  5. ECON 10010, Language, or Core Course

Science: Math (MATH)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10550*
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. PHYS 10310
  5. Language or Core Course

Note: Students taking MATH 10550 or 10560, chemistry, and physics can elect to take four courses instead of five.

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10560*
  3. CHEM 10122 or 10172
  4. PHYS 10320
  5. Language or Core Course

*SC Honors Math majors take MATH 10850 in the Fall and MATH 10860 in the Spring.

Science: Neuroscience and Behavior (NSBH)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10350
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. BIOS 10171
  5. Language or Core Course

Note: Students taking MATH 10350 or MATH 10360, chemistry, and biology can elect to take four courses instead of five.

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10360
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. BIOS 10172
  5. PSY 10000, Language, or Core Course

Science: Physics (PHYS)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10550
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. PHYS 10411
  5. Language or Core Course

Note: Students taking MATH 10550 or 10560, chemistry, and physics can elect to take four courses instead of five.

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10560
  3. CHEM 10122 or 10172
  4. PHYS 10422
  5. Language or Core Course

Science: Science Business (SCBU)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10350 
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. Language Course or Core Course
  5. ECON 10010, Elective, or Core Course

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10360
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. Language Course or Core Course
  5. ECON 10010, Elective, or Core Course

Science: Science Computing (SCCO)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10550
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. Language Course or Core Course
  5. Elective or Core Course

 

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10560
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. Language Course or Core Course
  5. Elective or Core Course

 

Science: Science Education (SCED)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10350
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. Language Course or Core Course
  5. Elective or Core Course

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10360 
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. Language Course or Core Course
  5. Elective or Core Course

Science: Science Pre-Professional (SCPP)

Fall Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10350
  3. CHEM 10171
  4. Language Course or Core Course
  5. Elective or Core Course

Spring Schedule

  1. Writing and Rhetoric or University Seminar
  2. MATH 10360
  3. CHEM 10172
  4. Language Course or Core Course
  5. Elective or Core Course