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Timelines for beginning each major

The UMM faculty have made recommendations on when a major must be begun in order for a student to graduate in four years. Early selection of a major enhances students' ability to complete their plan in four years.

The UMM faculty recommend that students on the four year plan begin taking courses in their major no later than the times indicated below.

Education Apply by Begin Program in
Elementary Education

Fall of sophomore year

Fall of junior year
Secondary Education Fall of junior year
Fall of senior year
     
Humanities Begin courses by
Art History Fall Semester of sophomore year
Studio Art Fall Semester of sophomore year
English Spring semester of sophomore year
French Fall Semester of sophomore year at intermediate level
German Fall Semester of sophomore year at intermediate level
Music Fall semester of freshman year
Philosophy Fall semester of junior year
Spanish Fall semester of freshman year at intermediate level
Speech Communications Spring semester of freshman year
Theater Arts Spring semester of freshman year
   
Science and Math Begin courses by
Biology Fall semester of freshman year (begin chemistry
Chemistry Fall semester of freshman year (begin chemistry
Computer Science Spring semester of freshman year
Geology Fall semester of sophomore year
Math Spring semester of freshman year
Physics Fall semester of freshman year (begin calculus)
Statistics  
   
Social Science Begin courses by
Anthropology Spring semester of sophomore year
Economics Spring semester of sophomore year
History Fall semester of junior year
Latin American Area Studies Fall semester of junior year
Liberal Arts for Human Services Fall semester of junior year
Management Fall semester of sophomore year
Political Science Spring semester of sophomore year
Social Science Fall semester of sophomore year
Sociology Fall semester of sophomore year