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First Year Guide STEM Majors

Majors and Concentrations
Biology, Biology with Concentration in Medical Technology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary
Core Requirements: Major-Specific (for information on other Core requirements, click here)
Mathematics MATH 129, Precalculus I, or MATH 131, Precalculus (Depending on placement scores, students may be required to take MATH 121, Introduction to College Algebra)
Natural Science Biology: BIOL 150 and BIOL 160.  Biotechnology: BIOL 150 and CHEM 141/142. Chemistry: CHEM 141/142 and CHEM 161/162. Forensic Science (Bio): BIOL 150 and CHEM 141/142. Computer Science: (BIOL 150 and BIOL 160) or (CHEM 141/142 and CHEM 161/162).
Global Literacy Foreign Language**
Other typical first-year courses CSC 100***
Typical First-Year Schedule 1

First Semester

Hrs   Second Semester Hrs
UNIV 101, Freshman Seminar I 1   UNIV 102, Freshman Seminar II 1
ENGL 110, English Composition I 3   ENGL 120, English Composition II 3
MATH 121, Introduction to College Algebra 3   MATH 129, Precalculus Mathematics I 3
Scientific Literacy - Social Science Core Course 3   PHIL 110, Critical Thinking 3
Humanities Core Course 3   Ethics and Civic Engagement Core Course 3
HEED 112, Health and Wellness 2   MUSI 110, Choir (or other Optional course) 1
Total 15     14
Typical First-Year Schedule 2

First Semester

Hrs   Second Semester Hrs
UNIV 101, Freshman Seminar I 1   UNIV 102, Freshman Seminar II 1
ENGL 110, English Composition I 3   ENGL 120, English Composition II 3
MATH 129, Precalculus Mathematics I 3   MATH 130, Precalculus Mathematics II 3
PHIL 220, Introduction to Logic 3   Scientific Literacy - Natural Science 4
SPAN 110, Introductory Spanish I 3   SPAN 120, Introductory Spanish II 3
FINC 100, Personal Finance
2   Ethics and Civic Engagement Core Course 3
Total 15     17

*Informal guide for first-year students. For complete program information, see the FSU Undergraduate Catalog.
**Biology, Biology Secondary Education, and Forensic Science majors must take six hours of foreign language.
***May be used to satisfy requirements in most Natural Science majors.  Education majors must take EDUC 210. Computer Science and Mathematics majors should not take CSC 100.

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