Admitted students experienced Birmingham-Southern at the Select 'Southern event held on March 1-2, 2015.
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Your fall term courses will be selected by faculty advisors and provided to you at Summer Orientation. Your courses will be based in large part on your course preferences. Please follow the these steps:
If you have questions regarding registration for fall term classes, contact Dr. Kathleen Rossmann in the Provost's office at KRossman@BSC.edu or 205-226-4603.
Choosing courses for your 1st year of college is different from choosing courses in high school. You have a much larger set of courses to choose from and the BSC graduation requirements allow for much greater flexibility. Once you arrive at BSC, you will work with a faculty advisor to select courses. Ultimately, the choice of which courses to take is yours. We will help you make choices that fit your interests and goals, and satisfy the graduation requirements. You will soon learn that your faculty advisor is one of several important sources of academic information, support and guidance.
In short, the basic requirements for a Bachelor’s degree include completing 32 units, two of which must be Exploration term units; satisfy the Explorations Curriculum general education course requirements; and complete the requirements of a major. In order to facilitate a successful transition to college-level academic work, you will be scheduled for three courses during your first term. Given that 30 fall/spring term units are required for graduation, completing three courses during your first term keeps you on track to graduate in four years. It is anticipated that after a successful first term, you will typically complete four units each fall and spring term. The full requirements for graduation can be found here.
As you begin to think about the courses you wish to take during your first year, keep the following in mind:
You will notice that some courses have a two letter code after the course name. These course designations are code for courses that fulfill requirements in our general education program, which is called Explorations. The Exploration in Scholarship (ES) course referred to above is one of them.
When you understand the codes, you will recognize how the courses they are linked to are designed to give you the tools, skills, and knowledge not only to be successful at BSC but to be prepared for life after undergraduate study. In fact, don’t focus on the codes—focus on what they stand for. Here is the quick explanation:
You can get a sense of the variety of courses that fill each requirement in the posted list of Explorations Designations. But there will be plenty of time for that and plenty of room in your schedule for other courses. Every course has something valuable to offer you. Do as the program title suggests: Explore.