Your talent for math and curiosity for science drew you to this starting point. Now, the fun begins. You get to explore subject areas, work with advisors to find the major that fits you best, and build connections with other students who are explorers
in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, just like you.
The courses below are just the beginning.
Below, you’ll find the typical first-year courses taken by students in Exploratory Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Your courses may be slightly different, based on placement testing and courses you've already taken through dual enrollment
or Advanced Placement (AP).
** Courses are part of the
required First Year Experience (FYE)
As an IUP student, you’ll need to take three classes to fulfill your social science requirements. Some may be required or strongly recommended by your major.
It’s wise to mark required or recommended courses
as your first choices for registration. If additional classes interest you, you can add them later as electives. It is not necessary to take a social science now, but, if you have room in your schedule, this is one area to consider. Note that
you may use a prefix (such as ANTH or GEOG) only once. Courses marked (GMA) also fulfill the Global and Multicultural Awareness requirement.
The required Natural Science Electives can be completed one of two ways. Either option usually begins with a laboratory course, but Option 2 may start with a non-laboratory course.
Listed below are some of the options for lab sciences you might want to consider. All of these courses are open to non-majors. A list of additional non-lab courses can be found in the undergraduate catalog under Graduation Requirements/Liberal Studies Requirements.
* Typically restricted to certain majors or minors; on limited
occasions others may receive special permission. CHEM113 requires that students
be able to enroll in a calculus course – students not meeting this requirement
should be advised to schedule CHEM111.