The First Year | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

One question that always comes up from prospective students: "What courses will I be taking as a freshman in the Clark School?" The answer is somewhat dependent on your particular major and any AP credits that you receive. In general, the first year is very similar for all majors. Below you'll find a "typical" schedule for a first-year student.

COURSE CREDITS
MATH            (determined by math placement, AP, or IB test) 3 - 4 credits
Basic Science Course (CHEM135 or PHY161) 3 - 4 credits
Keystone Course (ENES100 or ENES102, depending on major) 3 - 4 credits
ENGL 101 3 credits
Major Specific Course 1 - 4 credits
General Education 3 credits

General Education

Honors/Scholars Course (optional)

3 credits
TOTAL 14 - 17 credits

 

COURSE CREDITS
MATH            (determined by math placement, AP, or IB test) 3 - 4 credits
Basic Science Course (CHEM135 or PHY161) 3 - 4 credits
Keystone Course (ENES100 or ENES102, depending on major) 3 - 4 credits
ENGL 101 3 credits
Major Specific Course 1 - 4 credits
General Education 3 credits

General Education

Honors/Scholars Course (optional)

3 credits
TOTAL 14 - 17 credits

 

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits

Please visit the university's Transfer Credit Services to learn more about campus policies for accepting these credits.


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