Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses

Below you will find each major's foundation course(s). You’re not required to take the foundation course before declaring the major, but we highly recommend that you do! For more info on each major, take a look at the math requirements and the Major Resource Pages.

Foundation Courses by Major

Anthropology

ANT 101 is the foundation course for the major.

Applied Math

MAT 141 is the foundation course for the major and is a prerequisite for all other Applied Mathematics courses.

Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB)

Go to the CMB Major Resource Page for information about chemistry and biology placement.

Computer Science and Information Security

CSCI 271 is the foundation course for the major.

Note: the prerequisite for CSCI 271 is MAT 105  or MAT 141.

CJBA

There is no foundation course for this major.

CJBS

POL 101 and SOC 101 are foundation courses for the major.

Criminal Justice Management

POL 101 is the foundation course for the major.

Criminology

SOC 101 is the foundation course for the major, and is a prerequisite for all other SOC courses.

Culture and Deviance Studies

Choose one of the following foundation courses: ANT 101, SOC 101, PSY 101, CJBA 110, CJBS 101.

Economics

ECO 101 (or ECO 120 or ECO 125 transfer credit) is the foundation course for the major and is a prerequisite for all other ECO courses.

Emergency Services Administration

ESA 101 is the foundation course for the major.

English

Choose any one of the following foundation courses: ISP 235, ISP 236, ISP 273, LIT 230, LIT 231, LIT 232, LIT 233, LIT 236, LIT 237, LIT 239, LIT 241, LIT 326, LIT 327

Fire and Emergency Service

It is no longer possible to declare the Fire and Emergency Service major.

Fire Science

TBA.

Forensic Psychology

PSY 101 is the foundation course for the major and is a prerequisite for all other PSY courses.

Forensic Science

See the FOS Major Resource Page for information about chemistry and biology placement.

Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics

SOC 101 and ECO 101 and PHI 102/210 are foundation courses in the major.

Gender Studies

GEN 101 or ISP 145 is the foundation course for the major, and is a prerequisite for most other GEN courses.

Global History

HIS 150 is the foundation course for the major.

Human Services and Community Justice

Choose one of the following foundation courses: ANT 101, PSY 101, SOC 101.

Humanities and Justice

HJS 250 is the foundation course for the major.

Note: the prerequisite for HJS 250 is ENG 201.

International Criminal Justice

ECO 101, SOC 101, and POL 101 are foundation  courses for the major.

 

ICJ 101, a core major course, should be taken the first semester of sophomore year.

 

ICJ requires a 200 level (intermediate) language course. Therefore, depending on language placement, Foreign Language 101/111 & 102/112 are also foundation courses for the major.

Latin American and Latina/o Studies

Depending on foreign language placement, students may have to complete the 101-102 (or 111-112) language sequence as prerequisites for the 200-level Spanish or Portuguese major requirement.

Law and Society

POL 101 and SOC 101 are the foundation courses for the major. Both of these courses must be completed in order to take LWS 200, the major’s introductory course.

Philosophy

PHI 105 is the foundation course for the major.

Note: PHI 105 does not have a prerequisite. However, all other major courses have ENG 101 as a prerequisite.

Police Studies

For fall 2016 declarations and after, CJBS 101 is the foundation course for the major.

 

If you declared your major before fall 2016, you took SOC 101 and POL 101 as foundation courses and were not required to take CJBS 101.

Political Science

POL 101 is the foundation course for the major and is a required prerequisite for all other POL courses.

Public Administration

PAD 101 is the foundation course for the major, and is a required prerequisite for most of the PAD courses in the major.

Security Management

ECO 101 and SOC 101 are the foundation courses for the major.

Sociology

SOC 101 is the foundation course for the major, and is a required prerequisite for all other SOC courses.

Spanish

The Spanish major requires the SPA 101/102 or SPA 111/112 foundation or exemption from 100 level Spanish courses by placement exam.

Toxicology

Go to the Toxicology Major Resource Page for information about chemistry and biology placement.