• You may take only one course at a given time period. See New Time Grid Fall 2014 for time blocks in the schedule in which your courses will meet.
    • Some courses have separate laboratory, discussion, or recitation meetings. Be sure to include all the course meeting times when arranging your registration.
    • Many courses open to new students are offered at two or more different time periods. Select one that best fits your schedule.
    • Classes are filled on a first come basis

Required Classes

Every first-year student should register for 17 credits as follows:

  • You will not need to register for the CSEM and CMHR, it will be done for you:
    • CSEM 100: College Seminar (2) (College Seminar always meets Mondays and Fridays at 12:15 so don’t select another course at that time.)
    • CMHR 100, 102: The Common Hour (1) (Common hour always meets Wednesdays at 12:15 so don’t select another course at that time.)
  • CWRTG 103 or 104: College Writing (2)
  • Three additional 4-credit courses

Please be sure to complete all relevant placement exams before you register.

When Selecting Your Three Additional Courses Consider:

Choose Introductory and Intermediate Courses Only: First-year students may not enroll in upper-level courses (any course with a number 300 or above) with the exception of students who place in a language course at the advanced level.

General Education requirements: Drew’s general education program is designed to be spread through your four years, so you do not need to complete all of your requirements in the first two years. However, you should consider choosing courses that fulfill such requirements as breadth, quantitative or diversity while also giving you the opportunity to try out some fields in which you are. All courses that fill general education requirements will be listed with the appropriate area designation after them on the course list, so that you will know easily what requirements they fill. The designations are:

  • [BNS] Breadth—Natural Science
  • [BSS] Breadth – Social Science
  • [BHUM] Breadth – Humanities
  • [BART] Breadth – Arts
  • [BINT] Breadth—Interdisciplinary
  • [QUAN] Quantitative
  • [DVUS] U.S. Diversity
  • [DVIT] International/Transnational Diversity
  • [WRIT] Writing Intensive

A single course may fulfill multiple general education requirements. Breadth must total 5 courses, and diversity must total two courses.

We strongly recommend that you review the full general education requirements.

Physical Education: Although work in physical education is not required for the degree, students are encouraged to enroll in courses and activities sponsored by the physical education department. With a few exceptions, physical education courses carry one academic credit each. No more than four credits from physical education courses may be counted in the 128 credits required for the B.A. degree.

Once you have registered, you will begin to follow your degree progress by checking regularly on your Ladder degree audit. On your Ladder you will always know how close you are to your degree progress and what courses are still missing in what categories listed above. Follow www. Ladder.Drew.edu and plug in your Drew ID number to have access to your record.