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 Science - CHEM 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