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Advising Tips for the College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences

Before you meet with your advisor

Check out and review our policies, procedures, and forms pages where you will find helpful hints about dropping and adding courses, important downloadable forms and answers to other questions you might have.

Helpful Advising Tips

  • Try to stay on track with your degree plan, but don't get so overloaded that you sink. This especially goes for those of you who are working while you go to school.
  • Don't procrastinate. Many of your basic requirements are prerequisites for your career courses. Get them over with early on.
  • Try to use your electives to bolster your degree with courses that might make you more marketable. For example, if you are in animal and wildlife sciences, a business or accounting class will make you look good if you want to be a ranch manager.

If my degree plan says I need three hours of Communication, what class can I take?

Any of the following courses:
COMS 1311 - Introduction to Oral Communication
COMS 1315 - Business & Professional Communications
COMS 2335 - Discussion & Debate
COMS 2374 - Professional Communication
BCOM 2304 - Technical Communication
ENGL 2374 - Professional Communication

If my degree plan says I need three hours of a literature/philosophy course, what classes can I take?

ANTH 2301 - Introduction to Archeology
ANTH 2302 - Introduction to Anthropology
ENGL 2342 - Readings in Poetry and Novel
ENGL 2362 - Readings in Short Story and Drama
HIST 2321/2322 - The Development of World Civilization
PHIL 1301 - Introduction to Philosophy
SWBS 2301 - Foundations of Mexican American Studies
SWBS 2302 - Introduction to Southwestern Borderland Studies
Spanish/French (Appropriate placement tests required - Contact Connie at the language and literature department at 593-2516)

If my degree plan says I need three hours of Visual/Performing arts, what classes can I take?

Any of the following courses:
ARTS 1303 - Art History I
ARTS 1304 - Art History II
ARTS 1311 - Design I
ARTS 1312 - Design II
ARTS 1316 - Drawing I
ARTS 1317 - Drawing II
ARTS 2301 - Structure of the Arts
ARTS 2313 - Graphic Design
ARTS 2316 - Painting
ARTS 2326 - Sculpture
ARTS 2333 - Printmaking
ARTS 2346 - Ceramics
MUSI 2306 - Introduction to Music History & Literature
MUSI 2308 - History of Jazz
MUSI 2310 - History of Rock & Roll
THEA 1322 - Acting I

If my degree plan says I need three hours of Social/Behavioral course, what classes can I take?

ANTH 2303 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology
ECON 2301 - Principles of Economics I
ECON 2302 - Principles of Economics II
POLS 2304 - Introduction to Political Science
POLS 2340 - World Politics
PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1301 - Principles of Sociology
SOCI 1306 - Social Problems
SOCI 2361 - Pluralistic Societies

If my degree plan says I need three hours of Global Learning, what classes can I take?

ANTH 2301  - Introduction to Archeology
ANTH 2302  - Introduction to Anthropology
BIOL 1372  - Biological Connections
BUAD 2374 - International Business
ENGL 2331  - Global Issues in Literature
EVEN 2372 -  Environmental Engineering
GEOG 1303 - World Geography
HIST 2321/2322 - Development of World Civilization
PHIL 1301 - Introduction of Philosophy
POLS 2340 - World politics
EDKN 2332 - Sport in Global Society

This page was last updated on: February 12, 2014