Examine the possibilities for the future
In your second year at Argyros, it is time to get serious about the skills that you will need to succeed in your business program and afterwards. This is a key year to demonstrate success in the tools of business including Accounting, Mathematics, Writing and MS Excel. It is time to truly examine what you will excel in.
In addition, by your sophomore year, you should have a good understanding of your entire program of study. This is demonstrated by constructing a complete 4-year course plan. The resources to do that are provided on our website. Make sure to examine the options carefully as Chapman offers a broad variety of second majors and minors.
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Document complete 4 year course plan including 2nd majors, minors and study abroad
A four-year academic plan provides a guide to the courses to be taken during the entirety of the college years. It provides a clear roadmap towards the goal of graduation.
Take-Away: Students should complete a 4 year academic plan of the courses they will take to meet the requirements of their personalized degree program, including all major(s) and minor(s), and, if applicable, any study abroad programs. It is recommended that students consult an advisor at Argyros School Advising if they have questions regarding their academic plan.
Students are expected to be conversant in the program requirements for their chosen program, major(s) and minor(s). The student’s catalog year defines that student’s contract with the institution regarding the requirements to complete the degree as academic requirements change over time. Students should review the catalog (add link) to view these requirements.
Students are encouraged to participate in a Study Abroad experience where they have a unique opportunity for immersion in another culture and country. Studying overseas promotes fresh perspectives on international political, economic and social issues, interpersonal relationships and career choices. Chapman’s Center for Global Education (add link) department works with students to coordinate study programs lasting from one semester to an entire academic year in a variety of destinations throughout Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe and Latin America.
How: Students need to complete their four-year academic plan during their freshman or sophomore years. Make sure to review the University Catalog and review your academic plan document when registering each semester. If you have any problems with getting your classes please make an appointment with Argyros School Advising or take Academic Plans Workshop. If you are interested in studying abroad visit the Study Abroad Programs website.
Demonstrate proficiency in accounting, math, business writing and MS Excel coursework
Developing basic skill sets in accounting, math, business writing and MS Excel are critical for students’ success in their courses as well as in their future roles as business leaders.
Take-Away: Students will be exposed to business theory and practice, both of which will require proficiency in accounting, math, business writing and MS Excel. It is necessary to understand and utilize these skills to build upon for new concepts in upper division coursework. If it proves to be difficult the student should meet with their academic advisor and access academic support services.
How: To meet with your professors check the course syllabus for their office hours. Try to see them during these scheduled hours if at all possible. If you cannot, then email your instructors to make an appointment. For assistance with writing visit The Writing Center. For additional help with tutoring visit the Tutoring, Learning & Testing (TLT) Center.
In addition, make an appointment to discuss academic performance with Argyros School Advising.