Courses to Test Interests and/or Abilities in Majors

Trying out "test courses" is one way to determine whether you are interested in a major and/or have the abilities to be successful in it. To identify a test course for a major that interests you, click on the appropriate college to view majors and test courses.

Agricultural Sciences

Agribusiness Management - AG BM 101 (GS) or ECON 102 (GS), ECON 104 (GS)

Agricultural and Extension Education - AEE 100, BIOL 110 (GN), EDPSY 014, EDTHP 115

Agricultural ScienceCHEM 101 (GN) or 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), BIOL 011 (GN) and 012 (GN) or BI SC 003 (GN)

Animal Sciences - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), ECON 102 (GS)

Biorenewable Systems - CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), ECON 104 (GS), EDSGN 100, MATH 110 (GQ) or 140 (GQ), PHYS 211 (GN) or 250 (GN)

Community, Environment, and Development - AG BM 101 (GS) or ECON 102 (GS), ECON 104 (GS), GEOG 160 (GS), R SOC 011 (GS) or SOC 001 (GS)

Environmental Resource Management - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), ECON 102 (GS), MATH 110 (GQ) or 140 (GQ)

Food Science - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), FD SC 200, MATH 110 (GQ) or 140 (GQ)

Forest Ecosystem Management - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), ECON 102 (GS), MATH 110 (GQ) or 140 (GQ)

Immunology and Infectious Disease - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ)

Landscape Contracting - ART 020 (GA), BIOL 110 (GN) or 127 (GN), HORT 101 (GN), LARCH 060 (GA), SOILS 101 (GN)

Plant Sciences - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), HORT 101 (GN), SOILS 101 (GN)

Toxicology - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ)

Turfgrass Science - BIOL 110 (GN), BIOL 127 (GN), CHEM 101 (GN) or 110 (GN), SOILS 101 (GN)

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ)

Wildlife and Fisheries Science - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN) and 111 (GN), ECON 104 (GS), MATH 110 (GQ) or 140 (GQ)

Arts and Architecture

Architecture - ART 010 (GA), ART 020 (GA), ART H 201 (GA;IL), ART H 202 (GA;US;IL), ARCH 210 (GA), MATH 026 (GQ) or higher, submit portfolio

Art - ART 020 (GA), ART 030 (GA), ART 050 (GA), ART 080 (GA)

Art Education - A ED 101S (FYS), A ED 225 (GA;US)

Art History - ART H 001S (GA), ART H 111 (GA;IL), ART H 112 (GA;IL)

Graphic Design - GD 100 (GA), PHOTO 100 (GA)

Landscape Architecture - LARCH 060 (GA), BIOL 011 (GN) and 012 (GN) or BIOL 127 (GN), GEOG 020 (GS;US;IL), SOILS 101 (GN), ART 020 (GA), MATH 026 (GQ) or higher

Music; Music Education; Musical Arts - MUSIC 004 (GA), MUSIC 005 (GA), MUSIC 007 (GA;US), MUSIC 008 (GA), MUSIC 009 (GA;IL), MUSIC 050 (GA), MUSIC 051 (GA) or ensemble courses or private lessons

Theatre - THEA 100 (GA;US;IL), THEA 102 (GA), THEA 189 (GA)

Business

All majors - ECON 102 (GS), SCM 200, MATH 110 or 140 (GQ)

Actuarial Science - MATH 140 (GQ)

Communications

Advertising/Public Relations - ENGL 015 or 030 (GWS), ECON 102 (GS), PSYCH 100 (GS), COMM 118 (GS) or 110 (GH)

Film and Video - COMM 150 (GA), ENGL 015 or 030 (GWS)

Journalism - ENGL 015 or 030 (GWS), COMM 160, COMM 168 (GH), COMM 205 (US) (GS effective SP15)

Media Studies - COMM 100 (GS), ENGL 015 or 030 (GWS), COMM 205 (US) (GS effective SP15)

Telecommunications - ECON 102 (GS), ENGL 015 or 030 (GWS), COMM 180 (GS)

Earth and Mineral Sciences

Earth Sciences - CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), GEOG 030 (GS), GEOSC 020 (GN), METEO 003 (GN)

Energy, Business and Finance - ECON 102 (GS), ECON 104 (GS), EGEE 101 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ)

Energy Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering; Mining Engineering; Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering - MATH 140 (GQ), CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), PHYS 211 (GN)

Geobiology - BIOL 110 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ), CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), GEOSC 001

Geography - GEOG 010 (GN), GEOG 020 (GS), GEOG 030 (GS), GEOG 160 (GS)

Geosciences - GEOSC 001 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ), CHEM 110 and 111 (GN)

Materials Science and Engineering - MATH 140 (GQ), MATSE 112 (GN), PHYS 211 (GN)

Meteorology - METEO 003 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ), PHYS 211 (GN)

Education

All majors for teacher certification (not RHS or EPP) - EDPSY 014

Childhood and Early Adolescent Education - EDTHP 115, HD FS 229 (GS) (for PK-4) or 239 (GS) (for CEAED 4-8 options)

Education and Public Policy - EDTHP 115

Rehabilitation and Human Services - PSYCH 100 (GS), SOC 001 (GS), RHS 100 (GS)

Secondary Education - PSYCH 100 (GS), course in subject area

Engineering

All majors except Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Computer Science - MATH 140 (GQ), PHYS 211 (GN), EDSGN 100

Biomedical and Chemical Engineering - CHEM 110 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ), PHYS 211 (GN), EDSGN 100

Computer Science - CMPSC 121 (GQ), MATH 140 (GQ), PHYS 211 (GN)

Health and Human Development

Biobehavioral Health - BB H 101 (GHA), PSYCH 100 (GS), HD FS 129 (GS), BIOL 133 (GN), BIOL 141 (GN), BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 (GN), PHIL 132 (GH)

Communication Sciences and Disorders - PSYCH 100 (GS), CSD 146, CSD 100 (GHA), CSD 101 (GHA), HD FS 129 (GS)

Health Policy and Administration - H P A 101, PL SC 001 (GS), ECON 102 (GS), H P A 057 (GHA)

Human Development and Family Studies - HD FS 129 (GS), HD FS 229 (GS), HD FS 239 (GS), HD FS 249 (GS)

Kinesiology/Athletic Training - BIOL 141 (GN), KINES 197A or higher

Nutritional Sciences - NUTR 251 (GHA), CHEM 110 (GN), BIOL 141 (GN), PSYCH 100 (GS) or HD FS 129 (GS)

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM 101, RPTM 120, RPTM 236, RPTM 277

Hospitality Management - HM 201, HM 202

Information Sciences and Technology

Information Sciences and Technology - IST 110 (GS)

Security and Risk Analysis - SRA 111 (GS)

Liberal Arts

African Studies - AFR 110 (GS), AFR 191 (GH), AFR 192 (GH)

African American Studies - AF AM 100 (GS), AF AM 110 (GS)

Anthropology - ANTH 002 (GS), ANTH 021 (GN), ANTH 045 (GS)

Archaeological Science - ANTH 002 (GS), ANTH 011 (GS), ANTH 021 (GN), ANTH 045 (GS); BIOL 110 (GN) or CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), SOILS 101 (GN)

Asian Studies - Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, or Korean language classes, ART H 120 (GA), ASIA 004 (GH), ASIA 100 (GH), CHNS 121 (GH), CMLIT 004 (GH), HIST 174 (GH), HIST 175 (GH), RL ST 003 (GH)

Biological Anthropology - ANTH 002 (GS), ANTH 021 (GN), ANTH 045 (GS), BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ)

Chinese - Chinese language classes, ART H 120 (GA), ASIA 004 (GH), ASIA 100 (GH), CHNS 121 (GH), CMLIT 004, HIST 174 (GH), HIST 175 (GH)

Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies - Greek or Latin language classes, CAMS 001 (GH), CAMS 025 (GH), CAMS 033 (GH), CAMS 045 (GH)

Communication Arts & Sciences - CAS 100 (GWS), CAS 175 (GH), CAS 201 (GH), CAS 203 (GS)

Comparative Literature - CMLIT (GH)

Criminology - CRIM/SOC 012 (GS), CRIM 100 (GS)

Economics - ECON 102 (GS), ECON 104 (GS) (ECON 106 is not a good choice for a first economics course unless the student is very confident in math; it is a very quantitative course that covers most of the material in STAT 200. It is also not a gen ed and not part of the minor.)

English - ENGL 015, 030, 137H, 138T (GWS); any ENGL (GH)

French and Francophone Studies - courses in the language (e.g., FR 001, 002, 003, or higher)

German - courses in the language (e.g., GER 001, 002, 003, or higher)

Global and International Studies - CMLIT 010 (GH), CMLIT 143 (GH)

History - 100-level HIST (GS, GH)

International Politics - PL SC 001 (GS), PL SC 003 (GS), PL SC 014 (GS)

Italian - courses in the language (e.g., IT 001, 002, 003, or higher), IT 131 (GH)

Japanese - courses in the language (e.g., JAPNS 001, 002, 003, or higher), ART H 120 (GA), ASIA 004 (GH), ASIA 100 (GH), CMLIT 004 (GH), JAPNS 121 (GH), HIST 174 (GH), HIST 175 (GH)

Jewish Studies - J ST 010 (GH)

Labor and Employment Relations - LER 100 (GS) or 201 (GS)

Latin American Studies - Portuguese or Spanish language courses, ANTH 045 (GS), SPAN 131 (GH)

Latina/o Studies minor - LTNST 100 (GH)

Medieval Studies - MEDVL 107 (GH) or 108 (GH)

Philosophy - PHIL 001 (GH), 003 (GH), or 103 (GH)

Political Science - PL SC 001 (GS), 003 (GS), or 014 (GS)

Psychology - PSYCH 100, PSYCH 200-level (GS)

Russian - courses in the language (e.g., RUS 001, 002, 003, or higher)

Sociology - SOC 001 (GS), 003 (GS), or 005 (GS)

Spanish - courses in the language (e.g., SPAN 001, 002, 003, or higher)

Women's Studies - WMNST 100 (GS) or 106 (GH)

Nursing

Nursing - BIOL 141 and 142 (GN), BIOL 129 (GN)

Science

Astronomy; Astrophysics; Planetary Science - ASTRO 020S, CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), PHYS 211 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Microbiology - CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), MATH 140B (GQ), MICRB 201*, STAT 200 (GQ)

Biology; Premedicine - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), MATH 140B (GQ)

Chemistry; Physics - CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), PHYS 211 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ)

Forensic Science; Science - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), FRNSC 100, MATH 140B (GQ)

Mathematics; Statistics - MATH 140 (GQ)

Science - BIOL 110 (GN), CHEM 110 and 111 (GN), MATH 140 (GQ)

*MICRB 201 has CHEM 110 as a prerequisite.


Last Update: June 2014