Sample Curriculum

For students entering Wharton prior to fall 2017

Below is a sample of a typical undergraduate course sequence for students entering Wharton prior to fall 2017. It is important to remember that students will have differing schedules depending on a variety of factors, including AP/IB/A-Level credits, transfer credits, study abroad courses, participation in JWS, or enrollment in a coordinated dual-degree program. Follow the links or go to the requirements page to learn more about particular courses and requirements. Please remember, however, that you should discuss your academic plans with your advisor.

Freshman Year

Summer

PennSTART

PennSTART is a simulation of your first semester at Wharton. You will encounter tasks and challenges that students typically face as they transition to college. As you manage these decisions, you can monitor their impact on your academic performance, interpersonal relationships, and health and wellness. Anticipating challenges, adjusting to strategies that don’t work, and persisting with approaches that do work are the keys to success in both the game and in college. New students should complete the simulation by the end of June.

Fall

ECON 10: Introduction to Economics for Business

ECON 010 covers introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics for business. Unless waived, this course must be taken in the fall of  freshman year. Learn more about the Economics requirement >>

MGMT 100: Leadership and Communication in Groups

Math or Statistics Course

Freshmen should take one of the following courses in their first semester: MATH 103 or MATH 104/110 or STAT 101/430 or STAT 102/431

1-2 other courses (Foreign Language, General Education, Global Environment or Writing Seminar)

Follow these links to learn more about Foreign Language, General Education, Global Environment or Critical Writing Seminar requirements.

Students are strongly encouraged to take a Critical Writing Seminar freshman year.

Students should also consider Freshman Seminars, which provide an opportunity for direct personal interaction with a faculty member in a small-class setting devoted to a significant intellectual endeavor. Visit the Freshman Seminars webpage to learn more. Freshman Seminars typically count toward the General Education requirement.

Spring

Math or Statistics Course

Freshmen should take one of the following courses in their spring semester: MATH 104/110 or STAT 101/430 or STAT 102/431.

2 required Wharton courses

Choose two of the following required courses:

When selecting two of these courses, consider the balance between quantitative and qualitative courses in your schedule, which areas you’re most excited to explore, and whether you plan on taking 4 or 5 courses.

1-2 other courses (Foreign Language, General Education, Global Environment or Writing Seminar)

Follow these links to learn more about Foreign Language, General Education, Global Environment or Critical Writing Seminar requirements.

Students are strongly encouraged to take a Critical Writing Seminar freshman year.

Students should also consider Freshman Seminars, which provide an opportunity for direct personal interaction with a faculty member in a small-class setting devoted to a significant intellectual endeavor. Visit the Freshman Seminars webpage to learn more. Freshman Seminars typically count toward the General Education requirement.

Sophomore Year

Fall

1-2 Other Courses (including Societal and Organizational Environment courses)

Spring

1-2 Other Courses (including Societal and Organizational Environment courses)

Junior & Senior Years

During the third and fourth years of study, students will be finalizing their concentration choice, considering a possible minor, studying abroad, and fulfilling any remaining curricular requirements.