The program of study a student follows varies considerably
depending upon his or her specific interests and abilities. A student may choose many paths toward degree completion and
therefore should discuss the options with an adviser or an academic dean. It
possible--sometimes recommended--to take fewer credits in the first
semester depending on work hours or extracurricular activities.
frequently--and early in their academic career--consult with an adviser regarding their academic
progress, the completion of all requirements, and plans for
graduate study or professional work. Before graduation, the the major department must certify to the faculty and the dean that
the student has satisfactorily met the requirements for the major.