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You are required to complete 9 hours of lower-division humanities & social science (LDHSS - 1000 or 2000 level), 6 hours of upper-division humanities & social science (UDHSS - 3000 or 4000 level), and 3 hours of upper-division writing (specifically WRTG 3030, 3035, HUEN 3100 or HUEN 1010 if taken in the freshmen year).
- It often helps to begin making a H&SS plan beginning with the UDHSS classes you'd like to take and working backwards since most UDHSS classes have course pre-requisites of LDHSS classes. When making your plan you should also include AP/IB/Transfer credits if they fulfill the HSS requirements.
- Information on selecting H&SS courses.
If you have been informed that you have a Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS) deficiency you need to plan out how you'll fulfill any missing requirements prior to graduation. If you have questions about MAPS, please email your academic advisor.
A minor or certificate is not required, but you may find that there is a subject you enjoy and would like to learn more about. Minors and certificates can be good additions to your transcript and resume. Depending on the minor or certificate you choose you can often fulfill either humanities/social science or Professional Area Elective requirements. Your academic advisor can provide additional information about how certain requirements can be fulfilled depending on the minor or certificate you choose. Every minor/certificate is different and will require some research on your part to find out what courses you would need to take to fulfill the requirements.
- Minor Programs in the College of Engineering & Applied Science
- Certificate Options in the College of Engineering & Applied Science
- Minor and Certificate Programs in the College of Arts & Sciences
- Minor Program in the Leeds School of Business
- Certificate Programs in the Leeds School of Business
- Minor Program in the School of Education
Even if you have AP/IB/transfer credit for Calculus, it's best that you base your decision on which calculus course to take by how well you score on one of the old APPM finals. For example, if you've taken AP Calculus BC (which could give you credit for Calculus 1 and 2) you'll want to start by taking APPM 1350 and 1360. To take the exam, you'll want to allot 2 & 1/2 hours with no calculator or notes. You'll then want to grade yourself with the solutions to see how well you did. If you score well on the exam then you probably have the knowledge to go to the next level of APPM classes. If you do poorly it is highly suggested that you take the APPM class. A strong foundation in Calculus is critical for your success in AES. It's better to take a step back and repeat calculus than to try and rush. Rushing tends to lead to low grades and GPAs, which can result in academic probation and/or suspension.
Please run the degree audit that is available through Buff Portal. A degree audit will show how your courses will toward your degree plan - specifically if you have AP/IB/transfer credit. The audit will tell you if you have or still need certain degree requirements. This is also where you can find the full list of acceptable professional area electives.
Instructions on how to run a degree audit can be found here.