STEP 3: CHOOSE CORE COURSES
Determine your course load and enrollment status
A full-time course load is typically 16 credits per term. A 12-credit load is considered full-time but may impact Capstone eligibility.
A part-time course load is 6-8 credits per term. Taking fewer than 6 credits per term will make it difficult to complete the degree within the 5-year time limit. It will also impact your eligibility for financial aid.
Consider your anticipated specialization
- Economic Development and Housing elective cluster
- Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation elective cluster
- International Development Planning specialization
Plan your core courses with your specialization in mind
You will not be required to declare a specialization until later in your first semester (if you are a full-time student) or second semester (if you are a part-time student). However, you must follow these first-semester course plans based on your anticipated specialization.
First-Semester Course Plans:
Relevant Preparatory Workshops
- Math Review
If you need a quantitative refresher, register for the non-credit Math Review (NONCR-GP 906) module offered in August as well as early in the semester. The math skills self-assessment exam will help you determine whether you should register for the Math Review.
- Writing Workshop
If you feel you need to brush up on your writing skills, consider taking the non-credit Professional Writing (NONCR-GP 907) module which meets during the fall semester. More information is available here.