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Now that you have explored ways to earn credit for what youknow and the classes you’ve taken, as well as reviewed theundergraduate catalog, complete the following steps toparticipate in this week’s discussion.Part 1Get information about the courses in your major by consultingthe undergraduate catalog or visiting the Health & SciencesPrograms page, then scrolling down the page to the list ofmajors:Health & Sciences ProgramsFrom the Health & Sciences Programs page, select your majorand scroll down to view the courses in the major. Select three tofive courses from the list and read the course descriptions. Inyour discussion posting, let us know:What courses are you excited about taking? Why?What two courses could you take next term?Are there any prerequisites for the courses you plan to takenext term?Have you registered for your next term? If not, when willyou?Part 2Next, provide at least two examples of specific actions you couldtake to help you graduate sooner, and explain why they areviable options for you, personally. A few examples of actions youcould take are listed here:1.Submit all your transcripts. Don’t be concerned about thegrades you may have received previously, the types ofclasses you took, or whether you think the learning can beapplied. UMGC will review anything and everything toensure you get the most out of your prior learning.2.Document industry certifications. These also may bring inadditional credit, especially in the areas of informationtechnology, cyber security, and project management, andmight be creditable as prior learning.3.Investigate Prior Learning programs. Adult learners bring arobust background in learning on the job, and theselearning opportunities can be reviewed for possible credittoward academic requirements.
4.Enroll in multiple terms. Staying in class throughout theacademic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) will getyou to your degree faster.Post your response to the discussions during Week 3, and setaside time to read and respond to at least two of yourclassmates’ postings. For example, you can post a responseletting your classmate know if you’re planning to take the samecourses next term, share your experience with submittingtranscripts, or share a similar prior learning experience.Discussion 5Instead of seeing a career as something that you discover, see it asdon’t find the right career. You create it… There’s a big difference bThinking that there’s only one “correct” choice for your career canright one? What if I made a mistake?Viewing your career as a creation helps you relax. You don’t have tcareer. Choose a career today, knowing that you can choose again l—David Ellis,From MToday you will engage in a career self-assessment to help you dig dand exploration of your chosen career field. Work through this procdeclared a major and you may know what career you would like to pvalidate your choice or motivate you to explore more options.

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