Paul College of Business and Economics

Choosing First-Semester Courses

  • A sample selection of courses is listed below for each major
  • In most cases, there is an opportunity for choosing some courses that satisfy the University’s general education requirement (called the Discovery Program)
  • A semester course load usually consists of four 4-credit courses and possibly two 1-credit courses, totaling 18 credits
  • First-year students usually take courses numbered in the 400s and 500s
  • If you have AP credits, please visit the Advanced Placement credit transfer chart
  • If you took a course in high school for college credit, you need to contact that college/university to have an official transcript sent to the UNH Admissions office.

MATH 422 or MATH 424A

  • When you sign up for an Orientation session, you will be required to choose a Math course from either Mathematics for Business Applications [MATH 422] or Calculus for Social Sciences [MATH 424A]. An overview of each course can be found here. Please review the course information overview and make your selection.

PHIL 431

  • All students are required to complete Business Ethics [PHIL 431] during their first year. Due to the availability of PHIL 431, only half of the first year class will take this course during the first semester. Students will either take MATH 422/424A or PHIL 431 during their first semester.

ENGL 401

  • All students are required to complete ENGL 401 during their first year. Due to the availability of ENGL 401, only half of the first year class will take this course during the first semester. Therefore, all students must come prepared to Orientation with alternative Discovery program courses to complete the schedule.
    • If you have received AP credit or transfer credit for ENGL 401 you must submit an official transcript to UNH in order to satisfy the requirement. Failure to provide documentation will result in you taking ENGL 401 at UNH.

Recommended First-Semester Courses by Major

Select a major below to learn specific major information for First Year June Orientation. Your advisor will help you with course selection during Orientation.

  1. ADMN 400 (Introduction to Business) or ADMN 410* (Management Information Systems
  2. ECON 401 (Macroeconomics) or ECON 402 (Microeconomics)
  3. ENGL 401 (First Year Writing) or Discovery course
  4. MATH 422 (Math for Business Applications)/ MATH 424A (Calculus for Social Sciences) or PHIL 431 (Business Ethics)
  5. PAUL 405 (Freshman Academic Experience I) [1 credit]

*Only students who successfully pass the ADMN 403: Computing Essentials placement exam are eligible for ADMN 410: Management Information Systems

  1. ADMN 403* (Computing Essentials for Business) [1 credit]
  2. ECON 401 (Macroeconomics) or ECON 402 (Microeconomics)
  3. ENGL 401 (First Year Writing)
  4. Foreign Language or Discovery course
  5. MATH 422 (Math for Business Applications)/MATH 424A (Calculus for Social Sciences) or PHIL 431 (Business Ethics)
  6. PAUL 405 (Freshman Academic Experience I) [1 credit]

*Students who pass the placement exam will be waived from completing ADMN 403: Computing Essentials for Business.

  1. ADMN 403* (Computing Essentials for Business) [1 credit]
  2. ECON 401 (Macroeconomics) or ECON 402 (Microeconomics)
  3. ENGL 401 (First Year Writing) or Discovery course
  4. MATH 424A (Calculus for Social Sciences)
  5. PHIL 431 (Business Ethics) or Discovery course
  6. PAUL 405 (Freshman Academic Experience I) [1 credit]

*Students who pass the placement exam will be waived from completing ADMN 403: Computing Essentials for Business.

  1. HMGT 401 (Introduction to the Hospitality Industry)
  2. HMGT 404 – (Professional Development I) [1 credit]
  3. ECON 401 (Macroeconomics) or ECON 402 (Microeconomics)
  4. ENGL 401 (First Year Writing) or Discovery course
  5. MATH 422 (Math for Business Applications)/MATH 424A (Calculus for Social Sciences) or PHIL 431 (Business Ethics)
  6. PAUL 405 (Freshman Academic Experience I) [1 credit]

Language Placement Test (French/Spanish)

  • If you plan to take French or Spanish,