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Academic Planning Resources

Welcome to SOC's Academic Planning Resources page, a space designated to provide students with tools to help make informed decisions throughout the academic experience. Build your toolkit with the tiles below: academic planning tools (for long term planning), approved courses each semester (what classes are approved for the upcoming semester by major), and frequently asked questions.

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Academic Planning Tools

Two worksheets to help you with long term academic planning.

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Approved Courses Each Semester

Not all communication courses count towards a specific major. Here you can find a listing of approved courses for SOC majors categorized by semester.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked student questions.