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Information for Freshmen

Core Curriculum Suggestions

As you fill out your Academic Interest Form for your first term at Towson, please take advantage of this great opportunity to choose interesting and challenging classes. The following courses are suggestions for you to help you choose Core Curriculum requirements that would be appropriate for different majors. You can choose other courses that will fulfill other Core Curriculum requirements as well. Choose a combination of three to six classes..

We encourage your input and ideas. Any of these classes may be taken any time during your college career, not just your first term. You are embarking on a wonderful journey—enjoy it to the fullest.

 

For students interested in studying Elementary or Early Childhood Education
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (Core #2)
MATH 204 Mathematical Concepts and Structures I
BIOL 115 Biology: The Science of Life I  (Core #7)
HIST 145 or 146 History of the United States (pre or post Civil War) (Core #11)
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (Core #6)
GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (Core #12)
or
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (Core #12)
or  
GEOG 109 Human Geography (Core #12)
ECED 103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood majors only)

 

 

For students interested in studying Special Education, Elementary Education/Special Education, or Early Childhood/Special Education
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (Core #2)
ART Choose any Art course from Core #4
BIOL 115 Biology: The Science of Life I  (Core #7)
HIST 145 or 146 History of the United States (pre or post Civil War) (Core #11)
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (Core #6)
GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (Core #12)
or
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (Core #12)
PHSC 101 Physical Science I (Core #8)

 

 

For students interested in studying Business Administration/Accounting
ENGL 102

Writing for a Liberal Education (Core #2)

COSC 111 Information and Technology for Business (Accounting majors only)
MATH 111 Finite Mathematics (Core #3)
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I
ECON 201 Microeconomics (Core #6)
or
ECON 202 Macroeconomics (Core #6)
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech  (Core #5) (Accounting majors only)

 

 

For students interested in studying Health Professions (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Athletic Training, Exercise Science)
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (Core #2)
MATH 115 Basic Math for Sciences (Core #3)
BIOL 190 Introductory Biology for the Health Professions (Core #7)
CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I (Core #8) (except OT)
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (Core #6)
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (Core #6)

 

 

For students interested in studying Mass Communication, Communication Studies or Electronic Media and Film
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (Core #2)
EMF 120 Concept and Story
EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media
EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production
MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech (Core #5)

 

 

For students interested in studying Psychology or Social Sciences
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (Core #2)
MATH 111 Finite Mathematics (Core #3)
BIOL 115 Biology: The Science of Life (Core #7)
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (Core #6)
or
FMST 101 Introduction to Family Studies (Core #6)
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (Core #5)
or
PHIL 111 Logic (Core #5)
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (Core #6)
ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (Core #12)

 

 

For students who are interested in studying Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinarian)
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (Core #2)
MATH 119 Pre-Calculus (Core #3)
BIOL 201 Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (Core #7)
or
BIOL 202 Biology II: Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (Core #8)
CHEM 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry (Core #8)

 

 

Open majors can take any combination of the Core Curriculum requirements

 

Note: Course numbers are subject to change.

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