New Student Advising Guide

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Choosing First-Semester Courses:

New students will use the following resources to complete Step 3: New Student Advising Worksheet.

All new students will finalize their course schedules with the help of a professional advisor. Visit the New Students page for more information about the new student advising and registration process.

Note: These resources are designed for new first-year and transfer students. For continuing UNH students, please review the catalog for a complete list of degree requirements for your academic program.

Resources

The Course Search lists all courses being offered in each semester and relevant information, including the days and time of the class and the modality.

To learn how to navigate the course search, watch this quick tutorial.

Degree Works is a degree evaluation and audit tool that allows students to view progress toward their degree completion by displaying completed, in progress, and outstanding requirements.

For more information, please review this Degree Works Student Guide.

To log into Degree Works, please click here.

Sample Schedules

  • UMST 401: First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
  • ENGL 401: First-Year Writing OR ENGL 401A: First-Year Writing for Multilingual Learners (4 credits)
  • Major course (4 credits)
  • Major or Discovery course (4 credits)
  • Discovery course (4 credits)
  • UMST 402: Transfer Seminar (1 credit)
  • ENGL 401: First-Year Writing OR ENGL 401A: First-Year Writing for Multilingual Learners (4 credits) – if needed
  • Quantitative Reasoning course (4 credits) - based on major requirements
  • Major course (4 credits)
  • Major or Discovery course (4 credits)
Discovery Program overview

All UNH students are required to complete the Discovery program. It represents coursework from a wide range of academic disciplines to help provide students with a well-rounded and expansive education.

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Recommended First-Semester Courses by Major

Select a major below to review specific course recommendations. Use this information along with the course search to complete Step 3: New Student Advising Worksheet.

A.A. General Studies
  • HUMA 411 – Humanities I
  • Major exploration courses. Use course suggestions from programs of interest.
A.S. Biological Sciences
  • BIOL 413 – Principles of Biology I
  • CHEM 403 – General Chemistry I
  • MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions
  • HUMA 411 – Humanities I
A.S. Business Administration
  • BUS 400 – Introduction to Business
  • MATH 422 – Mathematics for Business Applications
  • ECN 411 – Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles or
  • ECN 412 – Introduction to Microeconomic Principles
  • HUMA 411 – Humanities I
Analytics & Data Science (Analytics Option)
  • COMP 424 – Applied Computing 1: Foundations of Programming
  • DATA 557 – Introduction to Data Science and Analytics
  • MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions or
  • MATH 425 – Calculus I *take placement test
Analytics & Data Science (Data Science Option)
  • COMP 424 – Applied Computing 1: Foundations of Programming
  • DATA 557 – Introduction to Data Science and Analytics
  • MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions or
  • MATH 425 – Calculus I *take placement test
ASL/English Interpreting
  • ASL 435 – American Sign Language I *complete placement interview
  • INTR 438 – A Socio-cultural Perspective on the Deaf Community
Biological Sciences
  • BIOL 413 – Principles of Biology I
  • CHEM 403 – General Chemistry I
  • MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions *take placement test
Biotechnology
  • BIOL 413 – Principles of Biology I
  • CHEM 403 – General Chemistry I
  • MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions or
  • MATH 425 – Calculus I *take placement test
Business
  • BUS 400 – Introduction to Business
  • MATH 422 – Mathematics for Business Applications
  • ECN 411 – Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles or
  • ECN 412 – Introduction to Microeconomic Principles
Business: Accounting Option
  • BUS 400 – Introduction to Business
  • MATH 422 – Mathematics for Business Applications
  • ECN 411 – Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles or
  • ECN 412 – Introduction to Microeconomic Principles
Computer Information Systems
  • COMP 405 – Introduction to Web Design and Development
  • COMP 424 Applied Computing 1: Foundations of Programming
  • MATH 422 – Mathematics for Business Applications
Computer Science
  • COMP 415 – Mobile Computing First and For Most
  • COMP 424 Applied Computing 1: Foundations of Programming
  • MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions or
  • MATH 425 – Calculus I *take placement test
Electrical Engineering Technology
  • ET 431 – Circuit Analysis I
  • COMP 424 Applied Computing 1: Foundations of Programming
  • MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions or
  • MATH 425 – Calculus I *take placement test
English Studies: Literary Studies
  • ENGL 419 – How to Read Anything
  • ENGL 502 – Professional and Technical Writing
English Studies: Professional & Technical Communications
  • ENGL 419 – How to Read Anything
  • ENGL 502 – Professional and Technical Writing
English Teaching
  • ENGL 419 – How to Read Anything
  • ENGL 516 – American Literature II Money, Migration, and Modernity: Huck Finn to Beloved
Homeland Security
  • HLS 410 – Introduction to Homeland Security
  • HLS 415 – Fundamentals of Corporate Security
  • HLS 455 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • HLS 480 – Professional Skills in Homeland Security
Humanities
  • HUMA 411 – Humanities I
  • ENGL 419 – How to Read Anything
Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • ET 405 – Engineering Design
  • CHEM 405 – Chemical Principles for Engineers
  • MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions or
  • MATH 425 – Calculus I *take placement test
Neuropsychology
  • BIOL 413 – Principles of Biology I
  • PSYC 401 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 402 – Statistics in Psychology (transfer students)
Psychology
  • PSYC 401 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 402 – Statistics in Psychology (transfer students)
Public Service & Nonprofit leadership
  • PS 402 – Practical Politics
  • ECN 411 – Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles or
  • ECN 412 – Introduction to Microeconomic Principles
Undeclared
  • Major exploration courses. Use course suggestions from programs of interest.
Next Step

Return to the New Student advising page to download and complete Step 3: New Student Advising Worksheet.