Creating a 4-Year Academic Plan
Creating Your Academic Plan
STEP 1. Find and review your degree requirements using DegreeWorks and the UNO Catalog
DegreeWorks: You can access DegreeWorks through your MavLink. Find a tutorial on how to read DegreeWorks.
UNO Catalog: Determine the Undergraduate Catalog you are on, as this determines your specific college and major requirements. View a video tutorial on how to locate and navigate the catalog.
STEP 2. Understanding Graduation RequirementsUniversity General Education: Requirements that must be completed by every student who intends to graduate from UNO. Click here to learn more about these requirements.
College of Arts & Sciences: These requirements are specific to our college.
- Please review the CAS degree requirements guide based on your catalog year.
- Please note that some majors are only offered as a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science, while others allow you to choose which one you want to complete.
- Bachelor of Arts = 4 semesters (16 credits) of Foreign Language
- Bachelor of Science = Cognate Field (15+ credits)
Pre-Health: Prerequisite requirements necessary to apply to professional schools. These requirements are not necessary to graduate from UNO, but are important for you to consider in your Academic Plan if you are interested in a Pre-Health profession. Click here to learn more about these requirements.
Additional Things to Keep in Mind:
- Your Academic Plan is a living document - it will change based on course offerings and as your interests change. We cannot guarantee that specific courses will be offered during any given semester.
- Some requirements will count in multiple areas. For example, a student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an interest in pre-medicine would take PSYC 1010, which will count towards University General Education, the Psychology major, and Pre-Medicine requirements.
- You must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.
- Always check for prerequisites.
- We strongly suggest you take into account internships, study abroad, or research opportunities. These will enhance your program of study, but may add credits or time to your Academic Plan.
- Below are examples of academic plans to help guide you in creating your own plan.
2016 or older catalog examples
|2017 or newer catalog examples|
STEP 3. Create your Academic Plan by using the 4-5 Year Course Plan Template.
STEP 4. Submit your plan for review.Freshmen: Please submit your plan for review
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: You may submit your plan to us here, or you may have your faculty/major advisor review it for accuracy. We can look over it to ensure accuracy of CAS requirements, but your faculty/major advisor will eventually need to review it as well to ensure accuracy of the major requirements.