Planning Your Academic Life


Your Academic Plan 

You need a plan for how you will build your academic life into a unique combination of coursework, skills, and experiences that lay the foundation for your career.

Academic Advisement will help you to begin, walking beside you, cheering you on, nudging you to push yourself, guiding you through the foggy bits, but you must do the work.

Once you have confirmed your educational goals through your Major Decisions work, your plan is a matter of arranging the requirements in a logical order to be completed term by term in a timely manner towards graduation. Academic Advisement will help you map the first parts of your plan with the core curriculum.

While common to all Augusta University bachelor’s degrees, there are program preferences, prerequisites and admissions criteria to be considered. Below is a sample generic plan, but yours will be more specific and should include notes on additional activities to expand your learning beyond the classroom (e.g. study abroad, undergraduate research, student leadership, internships, and service learning.) Make an appointment and work with your academic advisor on your academic plan just after midterm.

Academic Plan - General First Semesters

 

Fall

Spring

Notes

F
R
E
S
H
ENGL 1101
MATH*
Area D Science 1#
POLS 1101
Area E Social Sci Opt^
3
3
4
3
3
16
ENGL 1102
MATH*
Area D Science 2#
HIST 2111/2112
COMS 1020
3
3
4
3
3
16
Area A BOR: complete in freshman year
*Placement/program dependent
#program & prerequisite requirements
Required Area E - can swap term - AP?
COMS 1010 (2) opt for COMS 1020
^Soc Sci Opt - need an Area F prerequisite?
S
O
P
H
HUMN 2001
Area E Social Sci Opt
Area F Major Opt
Area F Major Opt
Area F Major Opt
4
3
3
3
3
16
HUMN 2002
WELL 1000
Area F Major Opt
Area F Major Opt
Area F Major Opt
4
2
3
3
3
15
PREREQ: ENGL 1101-1102

18 hrs in major - some prerequisites
(some 4 hrs.)

Add 2-WELL activity 1 hr opts as fit schedule

 

What’s Core? – brief overview of the core curriculum by Core Area.

Core Notes – lists core course descriptions with prerequisites noted.

JagTrax – overview of web degree audit tool for students and advisors – includes a planner section.