Your first year of university should, to some extent, be a time of exploration.


Take the opportunity to explore subjects and courses that are new or unfamiliar to you. First-year is designed to be flexible and provide you with the opportunity to broaden your horizons.
 
That said, the transition from high school to university is a significant one. Choosing courses in which you can reasonably expect to succeed is wise. It may be unwise to choose all of your courses in unfamiliar academic disciplines. If you have a career goal in mind, you might wish to choose some courses in line with those objectives and select others out of personal interest.
 
Think ahead and plan carefully to keep your options open. It is also important to work towards meeting core degree and program requirements. In first-year, these are more or less flexible depending on your degree program.

Take some time to peruse part III of the academic calendar where you will find program requirements, and course descriptions.

Review the list of courses without prerequisites to explore a full list of courses available to any student.   

Please select your degree program for specific course selection advice:  
 

As you consult the resources above, make a long list of courses that appeal to you either because they fit your academic and career goals or because you think they might be interesting. Choose your most important courses first by prioritizing those courses required for your program. Then list the optional courses. These may be courses used for distribution requirements, to explore program options, or simply electives to satisfy your various interests. Include some alternatives in case you find a scheduling conflict later.
 
For assistance with course selection or to review your choices contact the first year academic advisor, Sarah Cormier, at scormier@mta.ca or (506) 364-3287.
 
You are also welcome to consult with a faculty program advisor for your intended program(s) of study.