First-year students usually have many questions about college life in general and about course work in particular. While your professors will be available to answer your questions about course work in the classroom and during office hours, you will have another opportunity to get help. One of your first classes will be designated as an "advising section." The instructor will be the academic advisor of every student in that class. This class insures that you will have regular opportunities for interacting with your advisor. Your advisor will help you get answers to your questions about the Hillyer College or the University, provide you with up-to-the-minute information about academic and social events, discuss your academic progress and plans for the future, and help you make a successful transition to college and university life.
English Composition and Literature—two courses
History—two courses, with no more than three credits in American history, to count toward the core course requirements
Mathematics—one to two courses, depending on placement
Academic Strategies—two courses
Starting in their first year, Hillyer students may choose to engage in focused study in areas such as global studies, business studies, environmental studies, and education studies.