Exploration Courses

Try exploratory courses to test drive majors of interest. Talk to the professor who teaches an exploratory course to learn more about the field.

SubjectCoursesNotes
Accounting ACCT 201 (sophomore status)
Actuarial Science MATH 106 ACTS courses are 400-level courses. Students complete the calculus sequence and several upper-level statistics courses before actually enrolling in ACTS courses. Students need appropriate math placement exam score to enroll in Math 106.
Advertising and Public Relations ADPR 251
Agribusiness AECN 141
Agricultural Economics AECN 141
Agricultural Education (7-12) ALEC 134
Agricultural Engineering AGEN 100
Agricultural Journalism JOMC 101
Agronomy AGRO 132
Animal Science ASCI 100 or ASCI 101
Anthropology ANTH 212 or ANTH 232; or ANTH 110 (exploratory only)
Applied Science See advisor
Architecture DSGN 101 (by permission or admission to the College of Architecture), ARCH 107, ARCH 240, ARCH 241
Art AHIS 101 or AHIS 102 Registration into studio courses which apply toward the major require admission into the program.
Art History AHIS 101 or AHIS 102
Athletic Training ATHT 145 (fall only)
Biochemistry or Biological Chemistry BIOC101 or LIFE 120/120L or CHEM 109
Biological Sciences BIOS 101 (BIOS 101 applies to the major as elective credit only), LIFE 120/120L or LIFE 121/121L
Biological Systems Engineering BSEN 100
Biology (7-12) LIFE 120/120L or TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Broadcasting JOMC 101, for students interested in sports broadcasting - JOMC 150
Business Administration ECON 211 or ECON 212 (if completed 12 hours of college courses), ACCT 201 (sophomores); all other business courses require many prerequisites and junior standing. All other business courses require many prerequisites and junior standing.
Business, Marketing & Informational Technology (7-12) TEAC 331 or CYAF 160 or JGEN
Chemical Engineering CHME 113
Chemistry CHEM 109 (BA) or CHEM 113 (BS)
Chemistry (7-12) CHEM 109 or TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Child Development/Early Childhood Education CYAF 160
Child, Youth and Family Studies/Journalism and Mass Communications CYAF 160 or JOMC 101
Civil Engineering CIVE 112
Classical Languages LATN 101 or GREK 101
Classics and Religious Studies CLAS 180 or RELG 181
Communication Studies COMM 109 or COMM 209
Computer Engineering CSCE 155 Java or familiarity with a programming language is helpful - students who do not have this background should take CSCE 101 which is an elective only.
Computer Science CSCE 155 Java or familiarity with a programming language is helpful - students who do not have this background should take CSCE 101 which is an elective only.
Construction Engineering CONE 103
Construction Management CNST 112 or CNST 131
Criminology and Criminal Justice CRIM 101
Culinary Science CHEM 109 Requires culinary arts transfer credit from any national or international accredited culinary arts program.
Dance DANC 111, DANC 112, DANC 159 Other courses require a successful audition.
Dietetics NUTR 100 or NUTR 250 4 hours of chem or bios before Nutr 250
Earth and Space Science (7-12) GEOL 101 or TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Economics ECON 211 or ECON 212 (if completed 12 hours of college courses)
Electrical Engineering ELEC 121
Elementary Education (K-6) EDPS 250
Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education (Birth to 6 grade) TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Elementary Education (K-6) and Deaf or Hard of Hearing Education (Pre-Professional) TEAC 331 or CYAF 160 or SLPA 250
Elementary Education and Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-6 SPED 201 or TEAC 331 recommended for sophomores and higher; EDPS 250 or CYAF 160 for freshmen
English ENGL 230A, ENGL 254
English (7-12) TEAC 331 or CYAF 160 or ENGL 230A
Environmental Restoration Science SOIL 153
Environmental Studies GEOL 101 (ASC students) or ENVR 101
Ethnic Studies ETHN 100
European Studies HIST 101
Family and Consumer Science (7-12) CYAF 160
Family Science CYAF 160 or CYAF 280
Film and New Media (Production) THEA 112G or THEA 114 or THEA 201
Film Studies ENGL 213E or ENGL 239
Finance ECON 211 or ECON 212 (if completed 12 hours of college courses), FINA 260
Fisheries and Wildlife NRES 101 or NRES 108
Food Science and Technology FDST 101
Food Technology for Companion Animals ASCI 107
Forensic Science FORS 120
French FREN 101 or higher Students must take the Modern Language Placement Exam to determine appropriate course.
French (7-12) FREN 101 or higher or TEAC 331 recommended for sophomores and higher or EDPS 251 or CYAF 160 for freshmen Students must take the Modern Language Placement Exam to determine appropriate course.
Geography GEOG 155 or GEOG 140
Geology GEOL 101
German GERM 101 or higher Students must take the Modern Language Placement Exam to determine appropriate course.
German (7-12) GERM 101 or higher or TEAC 331 recommended for sophomores and higher or EDPS 251 or CYAF 160 for freshmen Students must take the Modern Language Placement Exam to determine appropriate course.
Gerontology GERO 200 (UNO offers a minor only which UNL students can complete)
Global Studies POLS 160
Grassland Ecology and Management NRES 211 or AGRI 103
Grazing Livestock Systems ASCI 100 or LIFE 120/120L or AGRI 103
Great Plains Studies GPSP 170
History HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111
Horticulture HORT 131
Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management HRTM 171
Inclusive Early Childhood Education Birth to Grade 3 CYAF 160
Individualized Program of Study (courses vary)
Insect Science ENTO 115 & ENTO 116
Interdisciplinary Studies (courses vary)
Interior Design DSGN 101 By permission or admission to the College of Architecture.
International Business ECON 211 or ECON 212 (if completed 12 hours of college courses), ACCT 201 (sophomores) All other business courses require many prerequisites and junior standing.
Journalism JOMC 101
Journalism and Mass Communications and English (7-12) TEAC 331 or CYAF 160 or JOMC 101
Landscape Architecture DSGN 101 By permission or admission to the College of Architecture.
Language Arts (7-12) TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Latin American Studies HIST 171
Management ECON 211 or ECON 212 (if completed 12 hours of college courses), MNGT 121 (exploratory only)
Marketing ECON 211 or ECON 212 (if completed 12 hours of college courses), MRKT 257 (new course, not listed in Bulletin) ACCT 201 (sophomores)
Mathematics MATH 106(need appropriate math placement exam score)
Mathematics (7-12) MATH 106 (need appropriate math placement exam score) or TEAC 331
Mechanical Engineering MECH 100 (fall only)
Mechanized Systems Management MSYM 109 or MSYM 162
Medieval and Renaissance Studies HIST 211 or CLAS 282
Merchandising TMFD 101 or TMFD 123
Meteorology-Climatology METR 200
Microbiology LIFE 120/120L and/or BIOS 111 BIOS 111 apply to the major as elective only.
Mild/Moderate Disabilities (7-12) SPED 201
Music MUNM 276G, MUNM 201 or MUNM 287 or MUNM 387 These courses are exploratory only as all courses required for a major/minor are available only to declared music majors and minors.
Music Education (Pre K-12) MUNM 276G or MUNM 201 or MUNM 287 or MUNM 387 These music courses are exploratory only as all courses required for a major are available only to declared music education majors.
Natural Resource and Environmental Economics AECN 141
Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science NUTR 100 or NUTR 250
Nutrition Science NUTR 250 4 hours of chem or bios before Nutr 250.
Philosophy PHIL 101, PHIL 106 (these courses are not major courses; exploratory only) or PHIL 110
Physical Science (7-12) TEAC 331 or CYAF 160 or PHYS 211 (requires calculus)
Physics (7-12) TEAC 331 or CYAF 160 or PHYS 211 (requires calculus)
Physics PHYS 151 (requires trigonometry; exploratory only) or PHYS 211 (requires calculus), ASTR 103 (not a major course; exploratory only)
Plant Biology AGRO/HORT/NRES 131
Political Science POLS 100
PGA Golf Management PGAM 101 (must be in the program to take) or AGRO/HORT/NRES 131
Pre-Health (NOT a major, CASC 150 is used for students to explore health careers) For students interested specifically in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, BIOS 150 is offered (fall only) to explore dental careers.
Psychology PSYC 181
Russian RUSS 101
Russian (7-12) RUSS 101 or TEAC 331 recommended for sophomores and higher or EDPS 251 or CYAF 160 for freshmen. Program is under review and interested students should contact the College of Education and Human Sciences advisor to determine the availability of this major before beginning program requirements.
Science (7-12) Broad Field with Biology as 24 cr emphasis LIFE 120/120L or TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Science (7-12) Broad Field with Chemistry as 24 cr emphasis CHEM 109 or TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Science 7-12 Broad Field with Earth and Space Science as 24 cr emphasis GEOL 101 or TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Science 7-12 Broad Field with Physics as 24 cr emphasis PHYS 211/221 or TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Social Science (7-12) TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Sociology SOCI 101
Spanish SPAN 101 or higher Students must take the Modern Language Placement Exam to determine appropriate course.
Spanish (7-12) SPAN 101 or higher or TEAC 331 recommended for sophomores and higher or EDPS 251 or CYAF 160 for freshmen Students must take the Modern Language Placement Exam to determine appropriate course.
Speech and English (7-12) COMM 109 or COMM 209 or TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology SLPA 150 or SLPA 250 or SLPA 251
Supply Chain Management ECON 211 or ECON 212 (if completed 12 hours of college courses), SCMS 335 (after completion of several CBA courses)
Textile and Apparel Design TMFD 101 or TMFD 123
Textile Science TMFD 101 or TMFD 123
Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design/Communications TMFD 101 or TMFD 123 or JOMC 101
Theatre THEA 112G or THEA 114 or THEA 201
Theatre and English (7-12) THEA 112G or TEAC 331 or CYAF 160
Turfgrass and Landscape Management AGRO 131
University Studies (courses vary)
Veterinary Science VBMS 101 or LIFE 120/120L
Veterinary Technologist VBMS 101 or LIFE 120/120L
Water Science WATS 281 Requires previous experience in chemistry, physics and geology.
Women's and Gender Studies WMNS 101