Academic Overview

College, AP or IB Credit:
Before you begin classes at UP: If you have received college credit, AP or IB credit for a course, please send an official transcript or College Board report to the Office of Admissions so they may approve your request for credit.

After you begin classes at UP: If you have received college credit, AP or IB credit for a course, please send an official transcript or College Board report to your college so the dean may approve your request for credit.

Declared Major:
If you have decided to declare a particular major, and meet the prerequisites, you must fill out the "Change of Major Request" form on the registrar's office. You are not required to declare a major until you begin your junior year.

Foreign Language:
All Bachelor of Arts students must complete four semesters (two-years) of a language. You may be exempt if you have taken four full-years of the same language in high school.

Honors Program:
If you are participating in the Honors program, you should enroll in an honors course (designated with the letter H at the end of the course number, i.e. THE 105H). Contact the Honors Program for further details.

Math:
If you are enrolled in or planning to take a pre-calculus or calculus course, you can (and should) prepare yourself by reviewing these calculus links. By taking the tests and studying the reviews, you can ensure you are ready for your mathematics courses.

Music:
If you wish to take private music lessons, you should register for MUS 286. If you wish to play in an ensemble, you should register for that ensemble: Guitar Ensemble, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble. You may be required to audition for particular positions; please contact the department for more information. If you have specific questions about the ensembles, lessons, or choirs, please contact the Performing and Fine Arts Department at 503.943.7228.

NCAA Sports:
If you are participating in NCAA sports, check that you are registered for HPE 108. "R" on your schedule designates Thursday. Therefore, if a class lists days as "TR," the class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. "U" on your schedule designates Sunday. Therefore, if a class lists days as "U," the class meets on Sundays.

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Army or Air Force:
ROTC students should register for (Army) MS 101, 121 & 131 or (Air Force) AS 101 & AS 111. If you have questions about the programs, you may contact Army ROTC at 503.943.7353 and Air Force ROTC 503.943.7216.

Professional School Future Majors:
If you are thinking about entering the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, or Nursing, you should enroll in an "Introductory Course" in that school; i.e., Business, BUS 100; Education, EDU 150; Engineering, EGR 110; or Nursing, NRS 101. Contact the academic program counselor for your school with further questions.

Studies Abroad Programs:
If you are planning during the next school year to study abroad in a country whose native language is not English, then you should enroll in a course covering the language of that country. If you have questions about the programs, please call 503.943.7857.

Core Curriculum:
All University students take courses that meet these Core requirements. Certain academic majors may require a particular course selection.

Hours Area Course(s)
3 Fine Arts FA 207-Fine Arts
3 History Fulfilled by any history course, 300-level or below
3 Literature ENG 112-Thinking Through Literature
3 Mathematics Fulfilled by any mathematics course above MTH 120
6 Philosophy PHL 150-Introductory Philosophy; PHL 220-Ethics
6 Science Fulfilled by any science course (BIO, CHM, ENV or PHY) or courses in a science major
6 Social Science Select courses from two different disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences.
9 Theology THE 105-Introduction to Religion and Theology; THE 205-Biblical Tradition and Culture; and 1 upper-division course

Contact

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