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Find a Program of Study for your intended major:

  1. Go to  

  2. Click on the Undergraduate Bulletin that corresponds with your catalog year. In most cases, your catalog year is the academic year in which you started at Appalachian.

  3. Once you have opened your Undergraduate Bulletin, click on Programs of Study to find the requirements for your major.

Module 2:  Programs of Study
Reading a Program of Study (POS) 

Notes for Reading your POS

  • Remember, a Program of Study is a document that outlines the requirements for a specific major.

  • All major Programs of Study look a little bit different, but they all have the same basic parts (Gen Ed Requirements, Major Requirements, Concentration or Minor Requirements, Electives, etc.). 

  • Start at the top of the page and work your way down.  Lower level classes tend to be towards the top and may be required prior to taking the higher level classes further down.

  • Classes that overlap in your major and Gen Ed should be listed at the top of your major Program of Study in the Gen Ed section.  

  • The total number of credit hours for your degree will be listed at the bottom of the major Program of Study.  

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