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Check the suggested courses for your major:

Business Administration
Before registering for a summer class, please contact Rendesia Scott, Director of Business Advising at for help in determining which prerequisites you have met, and for assistance in selecting an appropriate course.

Helpful information can be found online in the Transfer Course Equivalency database:
and the School of Business course descriptions:

Summer 1
The following business core courses are offered during Summer Session 1, and are recommended for transfer students who have met the appropriate prerequisites (BUS201 is Financial Accounting and BUS215 is Business Decision Support Systems):

     BUS202 Managerial Accounting (prerequisites BUS201, BUS215 and MPL 4)
     BUS309 Statistics for Business & Economic I (prerequisites BUS215 and MPL 5)

The following courses are specific to particular business majors, and are recommended for students who have met the prerequisites:
     BUS293 Accounting with Quickbooks WEB (prerequisite: BUS201)
     BUS345 Human Resource Management (prerequisite: BUS250 and MPL4)
     BUS326 Consumer Behavior (prerequisite: BUS325)
     BUS360 Electronic Commerce (prerequisite: BUS215 and BUS325)

Math Placement Level (MPL). Specific business courses require students to have achieved an MPL of 4 or 5. Students with an MPL below 5, are strongly encouraged to take a math course appropriate to their current level in order to work towards completing this requirement.

Summer 7
Students who successfully complete BUS309 during Summer 1 will have met the prerequisite to enroll in
     BUS311 Statistics for Business and Economics II.

Communication Disorders
The following courses are recommended for transfer students interested in enrolling during summer session 2015.

CMD101 Elementary American Sign Language 1
CMD202 Deaf Culture and Heritage
CMD310 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
CMD312 Introduction to Communication Disorders
CMD417 Audiology

Communication and Media
Recommendations for Summer 2016 classes for transfer students entering New Paltz in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017.

All students must do or have the equivalence of DMJ101.  DMJ221 is an Elective for Production majors and required for Media Management.  DMJ319 is for Production students.  DMJ321 is an Elective for all students.  DMJ323 is required for Media Management.  DMJ331 is an Elective. 

DMJ101 Media and Society ONLINE

DMJ221 Introduction to Advertising ONLINE

DMJ319 Writing for Digital Media ONLINE

DMJ321 Milestones in Documentary ONLINE

DMJ323 Digital Media Content and Technology ONLINE

DMJ331 History of American TV ONLINE

For students entering as Communication Area (Interpersonal/Intercultural, Organizational or Public) majors:
CMM102 Introduction to Communication ONLINE

CMM202 Interpersonal Communication ONLINE

CMM315 Introduction to Public Relations ONLINE

CMM452 Communication and Gender ONLINE

CMM359 Communication Among Cultures ONLINE

CMM360 Organizational Communication I ONLINE

Students majoring in English or English and education might like to look over the summer schedule. The English Department offers a wide range of courses at all levels, both online and seated, to help you catch up, meet New Paltz requirements, or get a jump on the fall semester. These courses will fulfill a number of specific major requirements, as well as several GE and Writing Intensive (WI) requirements. Contact the English Department at 845-257-2720 with any questions.

Foreign Languages Students interested in a possible major or minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies or Spanish may want to consider taking one of the following classes in Summer Session:

LAM 270 Introduction to Latin American Studies (online).

ANT 305 Cultures of South America (online).

GEO245 Cities of the World

GEO273 Physical Geography (needed for both Geography majors and Elementary Education Majors)

GEO285 Geography of Hazards

Transfer students in the Education program (especially Elementary Education) who major in history often need summer courses to complete their programs of study within two years (four semesters) after transfer with an Associate's degree. The State of New York requires that all Elementary Ed/History majors complete 18 credits (6 courses) at the upper level (300 or above). Moreover, since their last semester is spent student teaching, Education majors with a history concentration may have many history classes to take at New Paltz, and it is often difficult for students to do well in more than three history classes per term because of the heavy reading/writing requirements. Therefore, we suggest that you consider taking courses during the summer. Please contact your advisor for advice on which courses to take.

Philosophy/Religious Studies
The Philosophy Department and Religious Studies Program offer two courses in Summer 2016 that incoming philosophy majors can count toward their major as electives: PHI120: Introduction to Philosophy: Classics and REL270: Religions of the World. Please note that philosophy students can count at most one introduction to philosophy course (either PHI120 or PHI130) and at most one REL (Religious Studies) course toward their majors.

The Psychology department offers a summer version of Internship (PSY497) which allows a student to attend concentrated class sessions at the start and end of the session, and then allows a student to intern at an appropriate placement that is geographically accommodating for the student (i.e., you can do the actual internship at home — or wherever — it need not be near New Paltz).

We will offer PSY498, Seminar in Psychology, which is a required course completing the major (Research Methods (PSY311) is a prerequisite).

We will also offer an online version of our four-credit Psychological Research Methods class (PSY311).

We will also offer a number of undergraduate courses, mostly online, that will count toward many of the content and elective components of our major (see:

Don't hesitate to contact the department chair (Glenn Geher: with any questions — and have a great summer!

While getting access to sociology classes for the spring semester may be difficult this year, transfer students are encouraged to consider taking some summer session courses in order to ensure progress towards the completion of the major. Most summer session courses are offered online in order to make them convenient for any schedule. There is also a variety of both introductory and upper division courses.

Without any prerequisites, students can take "Introduction to Sociology" (SOC100) and/or "Social Inequality in the United States" (SOC220), both of which are core requirements for all sociology majors.

"Introduction to Human Services" (SOC350) fulfills an elective requirement for all sociology majors and fulfills a specific requirement in the concentration in Human Services.

Those who have already taken an introductory sociology class can also take any of the other upper division classes (300 or 400 level), all of which count for elective credit in the major. The courses being offered this summer include "Sociology of Families," (SOC370) and "Medical Sociology" (SOC308).