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Getting Started

 

Typical First Year Schedule

What classes will I take?
Most freshmen at SFA select the majority of their classes from the SFA core curriculum requirements. Class selection for undeclared majors is determined by three criteria: the classes will fulfill the core requirements, or apply to many majors, or allow exploration of a potential major.

What is a typical program of study?

Freshman Year - Fall (1st) Semester
English
3 hours
History or Political Science
3 hours
Fine Arts Requirement
3 hours
Course in potential major
3 hours
Social Science
3 hours
SFA 101
1 hour
Total hours:
16 hours
 
Freshman Year - Spring (2nd) Semester
English
3 hours
History or Political Science
3 hours
Math or Natural Science
3-4 hours
Course in potential major
3 hours
Communications
3 hours
Total hours:
15-16 hours
 
First Year total earned hours:
31-32 hours

A student's course load will depend on personal preference. Although the typical schedule is 15-16 hours per semester, some students opt to enroll in only 12 hours. You need to plan on how you are going to use your time outside of class. In addition to setting time aside for homework and studying, some other factors to consider when making a decision about course load are work schedule, involvment in a fraternity or sorority, and participation in extra-curricular activities.

Each semester, students are required to meet with an academic advisor to discuss course scheduling for the upcoming term. The advisor will help you to determine what classes to take, but you are ultimately responsible for your own registration.

Explore—Discover—Decide
We encourage you to use your first year at SFA as a time of self-discovery.  Please refer to the Choosing A Major section of the web site for more information.


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SFASU Academic Advising for Undeclared Majors
Location: Steen Library 203
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00
Phone: 936-468-5803
Email: advising@sfasu.edu

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