Freshman Advisor

This special section is designed to assist you, a new freshman, in determining which courses to take during your initial semester of attendance at UNO. You should read this section thoroughly and select your courses, if possible, before attending Orientation. You will have an opportunity at Orientation to meet with an academic advisor in your major and finalize your course selections.

Freshman Semester Schedule Checklist 

1. Choose an UNIV Section

2. Choose The Appropriate English Course

3. Choose the Appropriate Mathematics Course

4. Choose an Arts Course

5. Choose the Appropriate Science Course

6. Choose a Social Science Course 

 

 

1. Choose a UNIV Section

University success, which is mandatory for all first-time, full-time freshmen, will provide you with skills and resources to help make a successful transition from high school to college.

University Success Cr. Hrs.
UNIV 1001 University Success 1
 

2. Choose the Appropriate English Course

General Degree Requirements

Completion of English 1158 or 1159 with a C or better.

English Placement Tests

All new freshmen, non-traditional students, and transfer students entering without transfer credit in English composition will be placed in the appropriate level of English through their ACT, SAT or AP scores. Please use the chart below to determine placement:

You are eligible to enroll in:

If your ACT English subscore is If your SAT Verbal score is If your score for the AP Language and Composition* exam is If your COMPASS writing score is
ENGL 1157 18-27 450-610 n/a 74-99
ENGL1158 28-31 630-690 3 >90 + an 1158 placement on the EPT
A 2000-level English course 32 or higher 710 or higher 4-5 >90 + a 2000-level placement on the EPT

* The AP Test for Language and Composition may be used to determine placement and may earn 1000-level English credit; the AP Test for Language and Literature may earn credits for 2000-level English courses but will not serve as a placement tool or earn credits in Freshman English.

English Course Titles

ENGL 100 Intensive English Int Students
6
ENGL 1157 English Composition
3
ENGL 1158 English Composition
3
ENGL 1159 Honors English Composition
3
 

3. Choose the Appropriate Mathematics Course

General Degree Requirements

Mathematics: Six hours at or above the 1000 level

To select the appropriate Mathematics course, you should (1) find the mathematics course(s) that apply to your major in the left column of the table and (2) check your eligibility (based on your ACT/SAT/Compass Mathematics score).


If you need to take: You must score AT LEAST: Or the prerequisite is:
MATH 1021, 1031 or 1115
19 on Math ACT or 460 on Math SAT or 40 on Compass Algebra
 
MATH 1125 22 on Math ACT or 520 on Math SAT or 66 on Compass Algebra MATH 1115
MATH 1116 26 on Math ACT or 590 on Math SAT or 46 on Compass Algebra MATH 1115
MATH 1126 26 on Math ACT or 590 on Math SAT or 46 on Compass Algebra MATH 1125
MATH 2314 or 2785 26 on Math ACT or 590 on Math SAT or 46 on Compass Algebra MATH 1115 or higher or 6 hrs of math courses numbered at least 1000
MATH 2107 or 2111 28 on Math ACT or 630 on Math SAT or 46 on Compass Algebra MATH 1126
NOTE:Students who do not have either ACT, SAT or Compass scores must take the Mathematics Placement test to determine their placement. Call the Mathematics Department at (504)-280-6331 for more information.

Mathematics Course Titles

Regular Math Cr. Hrs.
MATH 1021 Problem Solving and Number
3
  Relations for Elementary Teachers  
MATH 1031 Survey of Mathematical Thought I
3
MATH 1115 Algebra
3
MATH 1116 Trigonometry
3
MATH 1125 Pre-Calculus Algebra
3
MATH 1126 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry
3
MATH 2107 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3
MATH 2111 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 5
MATH 2314 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
MATH 2785 Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics 3

Mathematics Courses Needed by Major

BUSINESS
Mathematics 1115 or 1125, 2785
EDUCATION 
Early Childhood Mathematics 1021, 1023, 1031 or 1115
Elementary Mathematics 1021, 1023 or 1115
Secondary varied depending on curriculum
Math Education Mathematics 1125, 1126, 2107, or 2111
ENGINEERING
Mathematics 2107, 2108, 2109, 2111 or 2112
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
6 hours of Mathematics courses other than 1021, 1023 (may be 1031, 1032, 1115, 1116, 1125, 1126, or higher)
LIBERAL ARTS
6 hours of Mathematics courses numbered 1000 or above, other than 1021, 1023 (may be 1031, 1032, 1115, 1116, 1125, 1126, or higher) International Studies, Urban Studies & Geography require specific courses
SCIENCES
Mathematics 1115 & 1116 or 1125 & 1126 or 5 to 6 semester hours of calculus, depending on plan
UNDECIDED
Usually Mathematics 1115 - discuss with advisor

Now that you have selected your English and Mathematics courses you should complete your schedule by choosing courses from the remaining categories.

In selecting courses from these categories, please note that most of these courses are open to first semester freshman provided you meet any English or Math prerequisites. Exceptions for some courses in the colleges are noted after the courses.

 

4. Choose an Arts Course

General Degree Requirements

Arts and Humanities – six hours. Three hours to fill the Arts requirement, to be taken from fine arts, music, or theatre or film related film, theatre and communication arts courses. Three hours to fulfill the Humanities requirement to be taken from English, foreign languages, history, or philosophy.


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts: /strong> Cr. Hrs.
FTCA 1000 The Theater
3
FTCA 1620 Introduction to Film Arts
3
Fine Arts Cr. Hrs.
FA 1050* Design Fundamentals 3
FA 1051* Digital Design 3
FA 1060* Drawing I 3

*Please note: Designed for students with some art skills. Required of Studio Art majors.

Music Cr. Hrs.
MUS 1000 Music Appreciation
3
MUS 1003 Early Jazz
3
MUS 1004 Contemporary Jazz
3
MUS 1100 Fundamentals of Music
3
MUS 1511 Voice Class for Non-Music Majors
2
MUS 1902 University Jazz Band A
1
MUS 1903 University Band C
1
MUS 1904 Privateer Chorus C
1
MUS 1905 University Chorale A
1
MUS 1906 Chamber Singers A
1
MUS 1908 Wind Ensemble A
1
MUS 1910 University Orchestra A
1
A Audition required.
C Consent of department required.

 

HUMANITIES COURSE TITLES

- Will Not Count for Arts Requirement
French Cr. Hrs.
FREN 1001 Elementary French
3
SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish
3
Other approved language courses may be used to meet a college requirement.
History Cr. Hrs.
HIST 1001 History of Western Civilization
3
HIST 1002 History of Western Civilization
3
HIST 1010 Intro to African-American History
3
HIST 2501 American History
3
HIST 2502 American History
3
Philosophy Cr. Hrs.
PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
3
PHIL 1050 Reasoning
3
PHIL 1100 Introduction to Logic (not Engr or students in developmental mathematics)
3
PHIL 1200 Social Ethics
3
Women's and Gender Studies Cr. Hrs.
WGS 2010 Introduction to Women's Studies
3


5. Choose the Appropriate Science Course

General Degree Requirements

Science - 9 hours, including a six hour sequence in one science and three hours of another. One of the sciences must be biology and the other one must be chemistry, earth and environmental sciences or physics.

NE = not eligible OK = eligible


1. College of Sciences majors should not schedule these courses.

2. Not allowable in the College of Sciences for degree credit

3. Not all education majors are required to take these courses.  

Sciences Course Titles

Biology Cr. Hrs.
BIOS 1053 Contemporary Biology
3
BIOS 1063 Contemporary Biology
3
BIOS 1073 Biodiversity
3
BIOS 1071 Biodiversity Lab
1
BIOS 1083 Form and Function
3
BIOS 1081 Form and Function Lab
1
Chemistry Cr. Hrs.
CHEM 1014 General Chemistry for Engineers 1
4
CHEM 1017 General Chemistry
3
Earth and Environmental Sciences Cr. Hrs.
EES 1000 Dynamic Earth
3
EES 1001 Dynamic Earth Laboratory
1
Physics Cr. Hrs.
PHYS 1001 Intro to Physics
3
PHYS 1003 Intro to Physics Lab
1
PHYS 1005 Introductory Astronomy
3
PHYS 1006 Introductory Astronomy
3
PHYS 1007 Introductory Astronomy Lab
1
PHYS 1008 Introductory Astronomy Lab
1
PHYS 1031 General Physics
3
PHYS 1033 General Physics Lab
1

1 Students taking General Chemistry for Engineers must have had chemistry in high school.
Please refer to the chart on the previous page for eligibility and prerequisites for these courses.

 

6. Choose a Social Science Course

General Degree Requirements

Social Science - six hours from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Urban Studies.

Social Sciences Titles

Anthropology Cr. Hrs.
ANTH 1010 Peoplesof the World
3
 ANTH 1020 Fads and Fallacies
 3
 ANTH 1030 America as a Foreign Culture
 3
ANTH 1231 World Archaeology: Cultures from the Earth
3
ANTH 2052 Cultural Anthropology
3
 ANTH 2051 Human Origins
 3
Economics Cr. Hrs.
ECON 1000 Intro to Current Economic Issues
3
ECON 1273 Dev. of the Economic System in the US
3
Geography Cr. Hrs.
GEOG 1001 World Regional Geography
3
GEOG 1002 World Regional Geography
3
GEOG 1600 Environmental Geography
3
Political Science Cr. Hrs.
POLI 1000 Fundamental Issues of Politics
3
POLI 2151 American Government
3
Psychology Cr. Hrs.
PSYC 1000 General Psychology 3
3
PSYC 1500 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
3
PSYC 1520 Human Sexual Behavior
3
Sociology Cr. Hrs.
SOC 1051 Intro to Sociology
3

1. Economics is not considered a social science for Business majors.

2.  Psychology is not considered a social science for Education or Psychology majors.

3. Not available to students enrolled in developmental English/Mathematics courses.

Please refer to the August 2012 University Catalog for details on how to fulfill these requirements.

Final note: Although it is not recommended that you enroll in a course from every category, you are strongly advised to select a course from each one so that you will be fully prepared to discuss the best combination with your advisor at Orientation. We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!