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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

Course Placement, Recommendations and Additional Options and Alternatives
Major Areas/Departments Recommendations for Major Additional Options and Alternatives
Undeclared/Undecided English 120 or as placed, and one course of interest to you for a possible major English Literature 212, 213, 214, and other Core courses as advised.
Arts Leadership (FPA) CS 142, Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) performance course English 120 and Other Core courses as advised
Biology (BIO) Once you know where you place, BIO 101 & Math as placed for Calculus English 120 and other Core, possibly CHM 109
Biochemistry (BIO/CHM) Once you know where you place, BIO 101 & CHM 109 Math 231, English 120 and other Core as advised
Business (BUS) majors:
Accounting (ACC)
Management (MNG)
Finance (FIN)
Marketing (MKT)
International Business, and
Information Systems (IS)
BUS 100, any from CS 140 – 146, or MTH 134 English 120 or Other Core courses in Humanities, Science, or Diversity
Chemistry (CHM) Once you know where you place, CHM 109 & Math as placed for Calculus English 120 and other Core, possibly BIO 101
Computer Science (CS) CS 201, Math, once you know where you place English 120 and Other Core courses, possibly Science
Criminal Justice (CRJ) CRJ 205, Political Science 201 or 203 English 120, Humanities, or Social Science
Economics (ECO) ECO 201, Math, once you know where you place English 120 or Lit, Computer Science, Other Core as advised
Education (EDU) (K-6) English 120 or as placed, SCS 101 Other Core courses, and MTH 153, CS 140
Education (EDU)
(7-12 Subjects)
English 120 or as placed, SCS 101 Other Core courses, and a course for your planned subject area, English, Math, Social Studies, Spanish, and Sciences
English (ENG) English 120 or as placed or ENG 212, 213, 214 Other Core courses of topical interest as advised
History (HST) HST 101 or 120 or 201, and 207 or 208 English 120 and other Core courses
International Studies (POL) Political Science 201 or 203 and Foreign Language English 120 and other Core courses
Media & Strategic Communication (MSC) MSC 200 and/or 210/213/225/275 English 120 and other Core courses
Mathematics (MTH) Once you know where you place, MTH 231 or higher English 120 and possibly Science, and other Core courses
Philosophy (PHL) PHL 210, 215, 216, 217, 218, or 219 English 120 and other Core courses
Political Science (POL) POL 201 or 203 English 120 and other Core courses
Psychology (PSY) PSY 201 English 120 and other Core courses
Religious Studies (RST) RST 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 213, 215 English 120 and other Core courses
Social Work (SOW) SOW 2210, and SOC 101 or 102 English 120 and other Core courses
Sociology (SOC) SOC 101 English 120 and other Core courses
Spanish (SPA) SPA 200 or 300 level course, after placement English 120 and other Core courses
Speech Language Pathology (SCS) SCS 101, PSY 201 or SOC 101 English 120 and other Core courses