Health Sciences - BS

This worksheet is a planning tool and enrollment guide for use when you enroll in classes for your first semester.

The purple area identifies the required major related courses and Cluster One GenEd courses to select from for your first semester.

The green area contains courses that are required for your major but are optional for the first semester. If you do not enroll in the optional courses your first semester you will do so in a later semester.

Use the GenEd section to identify additional classes to add to your schedule to create a full schedule.

Departmental Recommendations:

  1. Enroll in HTH 100.
  2. Enroll in either a MATH 105 if your ALEKS score is < 46, OR enroll in either PSYC 101 OR PSYC 160. If you have AP, IB, CIE, or dual enrollment credit for one of the PSYC courses, enroll in the other. If your ALEKS score is >= 46, you will enroll in MATH 220 in a later semester.
  3. You should only enroll in two major courses (HTH and a PSYC course OR MATH 105), not all three.
  4. Enroll in a Critical Thinking OR Human Communications course from the Cluster One Requirement section.
  5. Add General Education courses to create a schedule of 14-16 credit hours. If you are considering a pre-professional health program, refer to Module 3 Special Student Categories for information to assist you in your GenEd selections.

Placement Exams:

Your placement exam scores identify the appropriate course level based upon your current skills.

ALEKS Math Assessment Score: You need to know your ALEKS math assessment score to determine your math placement for the 1st-semester or a future semester. After completion of the math assessment, enter your score in the field below so you have this information available if you are required to take a math course your 1st-semester. If a math course is required the 1st-semester, it will be identified in the purple section below. If math is not listed, you will take math in a future semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in a course other than your placement recommendation.


ALEKS                   Tutorial on locating your JMU assessment scores

 

Major Requirement(s) for the 1st Semester

  Course Subject Code / Course Number / Course Name Fulfills

Major Requirement:

Personal Wellness: Enroll in HTH 100. 3 credit hours.

Major & Cluster 5 requirement

Psychology or Math Requirement:

Psychology or Statistics: 3 credit hours.

Enroll in ONE of these Psychology courses

OR

enroll in MATH 105 if your ALEKS score is < 46.

Major & Cluster 5 requirement

Cluster 3 requirement & prep course for higher level statistics

Cluster One Requirement:

Select ONE course from EITHER the Human Communications section OR the Critical Thinking courses for your 1st-semester. You will take a course from the other area in your second semester. The MyMadison system will not allow you to enroll in both a critical thinking and a human communications course in the 1st-semester.

Click here for a list of GenEd course descriptions

Human Communications course options:

Critical Thinking course options:

 

Cluster One requirement

General Education Courses

Complete the schedule planning process by using the General Education Planner below to identify courses to add to your schedule to create a full schedule of 14 - 16 credit hours. The number of GenEd courses you need to add from the list below is major dependent. Based on the required courses above, some majors will only need to add one GenEd course from the list below while others may need to add three GenEd courses to create a full schedule.

Notes:

Cluster One - Writing: If you do not have AP,IB,CIE or dual enrollment credit for WRTC 103, we encourage you enroll your 1st-semester. If a WRTC 103 course is not available, you will enroll in the following semester.

Cluster Three - Quantitative Reasoning: Math courses are restricted to students in majors that require a math class in the 1st-semester. If your major requires math in the 1st-semester, it will be indicated above in the purple Required area of this worksheet. If a math course is not identified in the purple Required section above, your advisor will discuss your math placement score and math recommendation for your major when you meet in the summer.

Cluster Four - American Experience: This is an area where many students have earned credit through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment courses taken in high school. If you are waiting on test or grade results, we recommend you enroll in a GenEd course from a different cluster or cluster area until you receive your results.

Cluster Five - Sociocultural Domain: If you are waiting on test or grade results for Psychology through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment courses taken in high school. If you are waiting on test or grade results, we recommend you enroll in a GenEd course from different cluster or cluster area until you receive your results.

Modified GenEd Planner for 1st-Semester Use

Click here for a list of GenEd course descriptions

Cluster One - Skills for the 21st Century

Cluster Four – Social and Cultural Processes

Critical Thinking

See the required section of this worksheet.

Human Communication

See the required section of this worksheet.


You will enroll in either a critical thinking OR human communications course for your 1st-semester.

The American Experience 4 credit hours

If you are waiting for AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment credit for history or government, do not enroll until you have received your results. 4 credit hours.

  • HIST 225: U.S. History
  • JUST 225: Justice and American Society
  • POSC 225: U.S. Government

The Global Experience 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available. Do NOT enroll in POSC 220 if you have credit for POSC 225 or are planning to take POSC 225.

  • AAAD 200: Introduction to African, African American and Diaspora Studies
  • ANTH 195: Cultural Anthropology
  • GEOG 200: Geography: The Global Dimension
  • POSC 200: Global Politics
  • SOCI 110: Social Issues in a Global Context

Writing 3 credit hours

If you are waiting for test or grade results for writing through AP, IB, CIE or dual enrollment, wait for your results.

  • WRTC 103: Rhetorical Reading and Writing

Cluster Two – Arts and Humanities

Cluster Five – Individuals in the Human Community

Human Questions and Contexts 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

  • AMST 200: Introduction to American Studies
  • ANTH 205: Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
  • HIST 101: World History to 1500
  • HIST 102: World History since 1500
  • HUM 250: Foundations of Western Culture
  • HUM 251: Modern Perspectives
  • HUM 252: Global Cultures
  • PHIL 101: Intro to Philosophy
  • REL 101: Religions of the World
  • REL 102: God, Meaning and Morality

Visual and Performing Arts 3 credit hours

You may enroll in one of these classes, if available.

  • ART 200: Art in General Culture
  • ARTH 205: Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
  • ARTH 206: Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
  • MUS: 200: Music in General Culture
  • MUS 203: Music in America
  • MUS 206: Introduction to Global Music
  • THEA 210: Introduction to Theatre

Fulfilled by the courses listed in the purple Required section.

Save and/or print this worksheet to use as a guide when you enroll in classes in June.