It’s Four Year Plan time. Underclassmen who are transitioning to their new major advisors often come to their first meetings clutching sheets of paper laying out how they will spend their next two or three years.
These are good, up to a point. They reassure students that they can meet all requirements to graduate in four years. But the plans never pan out as indicated and that’s just fine.
Guess what? Things change including the courses your department requires and your own goals. Faculty members turn you on to new interests or you abandon a field after a shadowing experience or an internship.
Departments update their courses to reflect advances in science and technology in ways that your RSP advisor couldn’t possibly know about.
Major advisors know which courses balance each other in terms of content and time demands so they suggest packaging the mix of courses somewhat differently than your four-year plan Required courses meet at conflicting times so you juggle things a bit.
The variables are almost endless and will become even more so as we phase in the Magis core next year. But don’t worry. Things will work out. Creighton is committed to helping students graduate in four years and faculty go to extraordinary lengths to make this possible.
So bring on the four-year plans but don’t be wedded to them. You’ll miss the best of Creighton if you treat your plan as rigid road map through college rather than the start of your adventure.
Also have a blessed Easter. Use our mini-break to rest up for the killer weeks to the end of the semester.