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3 Todays purpose: To help you receive a Bachelors degree from HSU with a major of your choice in 4 years Todays goal: To provide you with the tools and resources to do this in the best and easiest way possible

4 No matter what you major in, your academic success depends on you. You will need to learn new ways to be successful in college because college is VERY different from high school. Heres how:

5 Create your own schedule every semester Meet with your advisor during each registration session (November and April) to plan your schedule Register on your assigned date

6 Choose class times that you can actually attend Attend class, even if it seems redundant Schedule your own time for studying on your own and in study groups

7 Study about 2-3 hours for every 1 hour in class In high school, you would spend 30 hours a week in class and your teachers monitored your tasks and workload. In college, it is 12-16 hours in class, and your professors will expect you to monitor your study plan, paper drafts, assignment due dates Discover the best study techniques for each different class or discipline

8 Print out the syllabus for each class and check it every day Stay on top of the reading and assignments and midterm dates You are responsible for following the syllabusprofessors wont check up on you Check your Moodle page for each class 2-3 times per week Get Moodle support if you need it!



11 In college, there are fewer tests but they cover much more material Each test is worth a lot towards your final grade in a class Attend a test-prep sessions! If you dont know how to find your test scores on Moodle, ask for help!

12 Email is the primary method of contact that the university (and professors) will use to reach you Read your HSU email every other day, if not more Check myHumboldt for announcements! Check the Calendar of Activities & Deadlines


14 To get help in classes in college you need to attend the professors office hours or make appointments in person Use supplemental instruction, the Math Lab, the Writing Center, etc… The Learning Center has free tutoring for small groups of students and study support The Advising Center is always here for you and can refer you to the right types of support services




18 Your major determines a great deal about the rest of your college experience: what types of classes you take (labs, studios, in the field, on the stage, lectures) what types of students and professors you meet and what eventual jobs and careers youre prepared for upon graduation Choose a major that truly fits YOUR talents, skills, interests, and values.

19 Are you a Biology major? Business? Art? Communication? Engineering? Undecided? Regardless of your choice, all students at HSU must complete certain specific requirements to receive a Bachelors degree How can you do this in the most efficient, purposeful, and meaningful way possible? Well show you!

20 Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences Natural Resources & Sciences Professional Studies Anthropology Art Communication CRGS English Environmental Studies Ethnic Studies Geography History Journalism Music Native American Studies Philosophy Politics Religious Studies Sociology Theatre, Film, Dance Womens Studies World Languages & Culture Biological Sciences Computer Sciences Environmental Science & Engineering Marine Sciences Mathematics Natural Resources Physical Sciences Business Child Development Economics Education Liberal Studies Elementary Ed Kinesiology Recreation Administration Nursing Psychology Social Work Advising Center: Exploring / undeclared Advising Center: Exploring / undeclared

21 GEAR: General Education and All-university Requirements Pages 59–71 in your HSU Catalog Pages 59–71 in your HSU Catalog

22 Finding Jobs: Employers are looking for people who can speak and write well, get along with others, think critically and creatively, and solve problems as they arise Exploration: You have a chance to explore subjects that interest you or pique your curiosity

23 Most majors have certain courses that are also general education courses Students call these double-counts Some of these courses also prepare you for other courses in your major: prerequisites There are easy ways to find these courses

24 Lower Division General Education: 100-109 Upper Division General Education: 300-309 Area E (Human Integration): 400

25 Area A (Basic Subjects): 9 units (3 courses) Area B (Science & Math): 9 units Area C (Arts & Humanities): 9 units Area D (Social Science): 9 units Total units: 36

26 Area B (Math & Science ): 3 units (1 course) Area C (Arts & Humanities): 3 units Area D (Social Science): 3 units Area E (Human Integration): 3 units Total units: 12

27 There are several ways to find this information Today we are going to focus on: Degree Audit Report (DARS)

28 Planning tool that will help you: Find courses for each GE area Find courses for your major Find GE courses that double-count for your major Find which courses you have completed or not Choose your classes for the following semester



31 Pay particular attention to GE area C: Arts & Humanities For example, if you plan to major in Studio Art, the following GE courses will double-count with major courses: ART 103: Intro to Art History ART 301: The Artist


33 Pay particular attention to GE area D: Social Sciences For example, if you plan to major in Psychology, the following GE courses will double-count with major courses: PSYC 104 PSYC 302


35 Pay particular attention to GE area B: Math & Science Many of these courses are prerequisites and will double-count with major requirements For example, if you plan to major in Marine Biology, you will take the following courses: BIOL 105 OCN 109 MATH 105


37 Major CourseSupplemental Course* BIO 102, 104, 105BIO 198 BOT 105BOT 198 CHEM 107, 109, 110CHEM 198 MATH and STATMATH LAB - 2 nd floor library PHYX 106PHYX 99 ZOOL 110ZOOL 198 * 1 unit – credit/no credit

38 Not all area B classes are created equal! Some require much more time and effort than others. Non-science majors should consider: Life Science: BIOL 102 or BIOL 104 (with labs) Physical Science: GEOL 106 or GEOG 106 or PHYX 104 (no labs), GEOL 108 (lab) Math: MATH 103 or STAT 108 Ask yourself: How well did I do in my high school science and math classes?

39 American Institutions One course double-counts with area D Diversity & Common Ground Double-counts with certain GE and major courses

40 American Institutions 1. US history: HIST 110 or HIST 111 2. US government: 3. California government: One course can also count in lower division GE Area D! > PSCI 110 or PSCI 210* * For political science majors



43 Expand your awareness and perceptions of other cultures compared to your own Two Courses 1. One DCG course must be domestic, focusing on issues within the US, such as NAS 104 2. The second DCG course may be either domestic or non-domestic, with a focus beyond the US, such as RS 105 Certain DCG courses double-count for GE, major, minor, or other requirements



46 If you are taking remedial math or English courses, you will be able to enroll in your general education courses after you complete remediation Remember that you must complete remediation during your first year at HSU!


48 Pages 59-71 in your catalog!

49 HSU Catalog (available online) Degree Audit Report (DARS) Your advisor myHumboldt / Student Center Peer mentors …and the people around you!

50 Check in with your advisor at least once each semester Review your Degree Audit Report (DARS) each semester Contact the Learning Center if you need help with study skills or tutoring Visit, call, or email the Advising Center if you have questions Moodle support is available

51 By the end of orientation, students will: Understand the basics of general education and all- university requirements (GEAR) Focus on courses that fulfill remediation requirements and lower division general education Understand and follow campus policies, procedures, and timelines Know where to find campus services and resources

52 By the end of their freshman year, students will: Find and use campus resources and planning tools (catalog, DARS, academic advisors, peer mentors, Learning Center, Clubs & Activities, etc.) Explore majors and how they connect to potential careers Become pro-active members of the campus community committed to social justice and environmental responsibility

53 By the end of their sophomore year, students will: Find and use campus resources to reach academic goals Visit the Career Center for job opportunities and internships related to their major and interests Find ways to expand their educational experience such as study abroad, summer experiences, research projects, service learning, and campus leadership

54 By the end of their junior year, students will: Complete a major contract with their advisor, and apply for graduation Begin planning for life after graduation: career planning, test preparation, graduate school, community service

55 By the conclusion of their senior year, students will: Graduate! Have plans for life after graduation Make a personal and professional commitment to social justice and environmental responsibility


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