First-Year Academics

Introductory Major Courses

General Studies students are enrolled in at least one introductory major course in their intended major or a major they are exploring.

For example, General Studies students who identify business as their major choice will take an introductory business course with first-year business students. This allows students to build connections with students who have similar academic goals and interests, and to develop study groups in shared courses.

Although not a traditional “introductory major course,” many students will be enrolled in a math course in their first semester. Taking an appropriate math course will help students make progress toward their intended major and fulfill the NUpath core attribute(s) FQ (Formal & Quantitative Reasoning) and/or AD (Analyzing & Using Data). A student’s math course may change based on their level of readiness, intended major, and conversation with their advisor at orientation.