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

Students who wish to receive credit for Advanced Placement exams from high school or the College Level Examination Program must have official scores sent directly from the College Board to UNH.

Click here to learn more about AP credit.

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)

All first-year students will take a First Year Seminar course during their first semester. This 1-credit course is designed to cultivate the academic and resiliency skills and resources necessary to become confident and engaged learners.

  • 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)

This asynchronous seven-week course facilitates the skills to be successful academically and personally at UNHM while also learning about career resources as you start looking for internships and career opportunities. This course is strongly recommended for transfer students.

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.

discovery overview
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 412 – Humanities II  

Major exploration courses. Use course suggestions from programs of interest. 

A.S. Biological Sciences 

BIOL 414 – Principles of Biology II  

MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions or 

MATH 425 – Calculus I *take placement test  

HUMA 412 – Humanities II 

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 412 – Humanities II  

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 

INTR 430 – Introduction to Interpretation

*complete placement interview to determine which level of ASL to consider

Biological Sciences 

BIOL 414 – Principles of Biology II 

MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions *take placement test 

Biotechnology 

BIOL 414 – Principles of Biology II 

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 

Communication Arts 

CNM 455 – Intro to Media Studies 

CMN 456 – Propaganda and Persuasion  

CMN 457 – Intro to Language and Social Interaction 

Electrical Engineering Technology 

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 595 – Literary Topics (Digital Creative Writing)

English Studies: Professional & Technical Communications 

ENGL 534 – 21st Century Journalism

ENGL 595 – Literary Topics (Digital Creative Writing)

English Teaching 

ENGL 514W – British Literature III: Revolts, Renewals, Migrations

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 412 – Humanities II

Mechanical Engineering Technology

COMP 424 – Applied Computing 1: Foundations of Programming 

MATH 418 – Analysis and Applications of Functions or 

MATH 425 – Calculus I *take placement test 

Neuropsychology 

BIOL 414 – Principles of Biology II

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) 

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.