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Course List for First-Year Students

The course list for Fall 2020 will be available in mid-July.

The curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is relatively flexible as students get started at DePauw, although students with specific interests in the sciences should start taking courses in these areas sooner rather than later. First-year students in the CLA generally take four full credit courses, which include a first-year seminar in the first semester. 

The course request and scheduling process is different for students in the School of Music because the curriculum is highly structured. Incoming music students are enrolled in lessons for their primary instrument and first-semester courses in theory and musicianship. Students considering a music education degree are also enrolled in other required courses. First-year students take a first-year seminar, required courses, and an elective, depending on which degree they are pursuing.