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First-Semester Classes

Suggested first-semester classes for Undeclared students

If you enter BU Sargent College as a freshman in the Undeclared program, your first-semester coursework will depend on which area has the potential to interest you most. Find your suggested sequence below. If you know you’re not interested in pre-med but haven’t yet narrowed down other options, we recommend the Behavioral Science sequence, which is the most general.

Physical Science Sequence

For students interested in Health Science, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, or Combined Athletic Training/Physical Therapy:

  • CAS BI 105 Introductory Biology for Health Sciences
  • CAS CH 171 Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar
  • SAR HP 150 Freshmen Seminar (0 credits)
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health Professions (2 credits)
  • CAS MA 121 or MA 118 Calculus for Life and Social Sciences I or Algebra or Elective

For students interested in Human Physiology and/or Pre-Med:

  • CAS BI 107 Biology I
  • CAS CH 101 General Chemistry
  • SAR HP 150 Freshmen Seminar (0 credits)
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health Professions (2 credits)
  • CAS MA 121 Calculus for Life and Social Sciences I

Behavioral Science Sequence

For students interested in Occupational Therapy or Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences:

  • CAS BI 105 Introductory Biology for Health Sciences
  • CAS PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar
  • SAR HP 150 Freshmen Seminar (0 credits)
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health Professions (2 credits)
  • Elective or SAR SH 531 Introduction to Communication Disorders

Nutritional Sciences Sequence

For students interested in Dietetics or Nutritional Science:

  • CAS BI 107 Biology I
  • CAS CH 171 Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar
  • CAS PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SAR HP 150 Freshmen Seminar (0 credits)
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health Professions (2 credits)

For students interested in Nutritional Science, Pre-Med:

  • CAS BI 107 Biology I
  • CAS CH 101 General Chemistry
  • CAS PS 101 Intro to Psychology
  • CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar
  • SAR HP 150 Freshmen Seminar (0 credits)
  • SAR HP 151 Introduction to Health Professions (2 credits)