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Course Placement and Recommendations

Placement applies to all courses where the student’s level of experience plays a part in the course enrollment.

Students may not enroll in courses for which they are otherwise not eligible based upon placement criteria established by the Course Department.

Please review the placement information page for English, Foreign Language, Science, Math, and Computer Science.

The Columba Cornerstone – COL 150 is the 1st Course requirement
Required for All Students

Major Areas/Departments Recommendations for Major Additional Options and Alternatives
Undeclared/Undecided English Composition and Other Core courses English Composition or English Literature, and other Core courses
Arts Leadership (FPA) CS 142, Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) performance course English Composition and Other Core courses
Biology (BIO) Once you know where you place, BIO 101 & Math English Composition and other Core, possibly 2nd Science
Biochemistry (BIO/CHM) Once you know where you place, BIO 101 & Math English Composition and other Core, possibly 2nd Science
Business (BUS) majors:
Accounting (ACC)
Management (MNG)
Finance (FIN)
Marketing (MKT)
International Business, and
Information Systems (IS)
BUS 100, CS 140 or MTH 134 English Composition or Other Core courses in Humanities, Science, or Diversity
Chemistry (CHM) Once you know where you place, CHM 109 & Math English Composition and other Core, possibly 2nd Science
Computer Science (CS) CS 201, Math once you know where you place English Composition and Other Core courses, possibly Science
Criminal Justice (CRJ) CRJ 205, Political Science 201 English Composition or Lit, Humanities, other Core
Economics (ECO) ECO 201, Math, once you know where you place English Composition or Lit, Computer Science, Other Core
Education (EDU) (K-6) English Composition, SCS 101 Other Core courses, and MTH 153, CS 140
Education (EDU)
(7-12 Subjects)
English Composition, SCS 101 Other Core courses, and a course for your planned subject area, English, Math, Social Studies, Spanish, and Sciences
English (ENG) English Composition or ENG 212, 213, 214 Other Core courses
History (HST) HST 101 or 120 or 201, and 207 or 208 English Composition and other Core courses
International Studies (POL) Political Science 201 or 203 English Composition and other Core courses
Mass Communication (MCO) MCO 200 and/or 210/213/225/275 English Composition and other Core courses
Mathematics (MTH) Once you know where you place, MTH 231 or higher English Composition and possibly Science, and other Core courses
Philosophy (PHL) PHL 210, 215, 216, 217, or 218 English Composition and other Core courses
Physics (PHY) Physics 101, Math once you know where you place English Composition and other Core courses, possibly CS 201 with placement
Political Science (POL) POL 201 or 203 English Composition and other Core courses
Psychology (PSY) PSY 201 or 202 English Composition and other Core courses
Religious Studies (RST) RST 206, 208, 209, 213, 215 English Composition and other Core courses
Social Work (SOW) SOW 2220, and SOC 101 or 102 English Composition and other Core courses
Sociology (SOC) SOC 101 or 102 English Composition and other Core courses
Spanish (SPA) SPA 200 or 300 level course, after placement English Composition and other Core courses
Speech Comm. Studies (SCS) SCS 101 English Composition and other Core courses
Speech Language Pathology (SCS) SCS 101, PSY 201 or SOC 101 English Composition and other Core courses