In a word, Degree Works. Degree Works is a web‐based course audit tool for you to monitor your academic progress towards degree completion and graduation, and also is used to identify courses you need to take towards fulfilling their degree, major and minor course requirements, and other requirements. Degree Works should be used for course planning & registration guidance.
Degree Works provides a listing of all requirements, including African American Cluster courses and Divisional courses that apply to your degree program (i.e., major and minor, as well as university and general education requirements). Degree Works lists all the credit and course requirements for a students’ degree program. Degree Works indicates what courses you must complete in order to graduate.
Degree Works is laid out in a block format that displays your requirements related to their official major and minor requirements. You must identify the “unchecked boxes” (where there is not a green check) to determine the courses you still need to complete.
Degree Works should be used in conjunction with the POLS Scheme, which outlines all of the degree requirements and provides a one-page snapshot of the courses you have taken and need to take.
Degree Works is where you will find most of the needed information for registration and course management. Degree Works also provides a list of courses you need to take for your declared major and minor. If you have not officially declared a major or a minor, then Degree Works will not provide much direction. Please see the above information on how to declare a major and/or minor.
In short, you MUST become familiar with reading your Degree Works.