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Freshman Studies

Curriculum Outline – Creative Writing*

First-Year Course Requirements

Course Title Hours
ENG 101 Written Communication I 3
HIS 106 World Civilizations II 3
HUM 201 Humanities 3
Social Science Social Science 3
MAT 110 Mathematics, College Math II (or higher) 3
PED Physical Education 1
UNV 101 Freshman Orientation 1
First Semester Total Credits 17

Course Title Hours
ENG 102 Written Communication II 3
BIO 101 Nature of Life 3
COM 103 Oral Communication 3
Humanities Elective Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Social Science 3
PED Physical Education 1
Second Semester Total Credits 16

Total Credit Hours for First Year Students 33

*This four year schedule represents a suggested sequence. Courses may be taken at any time students can schedule them keeping in mind prerequisite requirements.

  1. The major requires through the Intermediate Level. If the requirement has been met, students should take other courses in its stead. If the student has less than two years of high school foreign language, he/she must enroll in Foreign Language 101 and complete the two-year sequence
  2. This requirement can be met by ENG 313 or 314.
  3. This requirement can be met by ENG 409 or 410.
  4. The prerequisites must be met before one can enroll in this course.


Online Selection of English and Math Courses

Choosing an English Course

If you have taken the Advanced Placement test in English and earned a score of at least "3", your AP test will give you credit for ENG 101. Therefore, your English Placement coming into Hampton University will be ENG 102. Please note that no credits are granted until official AP scores have been received in the Office of the Registrar. Be advised that taking AP classes without taking the AP exam will not give you credits.

If you have verbal SAT score of 580 or higher and have a verbal ACT score of 25 or higher, please register for ENG 102H. You will automatically be given credit for ENG 101 if you earn a grade of "C" or better in ENG 102H.

If your verbal SAT score is less than 580 or your verbal ACT score is less than 25 and no AP or IB credits are forthcoming, please register for ENG 101.

The University will monitor your English course selections and will require that you adjust your schedule if your selections are not appropriate. A course change may affect your entire schedule, so please choose courses carefully.

Choosing a Math Course

Please refer to the chart on "Choosing a Math Course". You must find your desired math course in the left column and follow the requirements across the entire line to be sure you qualify. If you do not qualify, find the lower math course that is designated for your major in the far right column (See page 25).

Honors Programs

Students who have been awarded university academic scholarships - Hampton Scholars, Merit Scholars, Presidential Scholars, or Trustee Scholars - and those interested in applying to the Honors College, in addition to the above must do the following:

  1. Register for an honors section of University 101. Honors sections are designated with an "H".
  2. Register for one honors class from the list of honors courses offered. Those classes include but are not limited to BIO 101HR, 103HR, 105HR, 106HR, COM103 HR, ENG 102HR, FRE101H, FRE 201H, HEA 200H, HIS 106HR, HIS 107H, MAT 151H, MAT 152H, MSC 201H, POL 202HR, SOC 205 H, 210 HR, SPA 101 H, 102 H, SPA 201H, 202H

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