During the first year, you will complete courses that are required by the University College Core Curriculum, which provides the academic foundations you need to be successful in your major and your career beyond the university. The minimum course load for a semester is twelve credit hours, though you will probably be enrolled in 15 - 17 hours in your first semester.
|The Core Curriculum includes requirements in a number of areas:||First-year students will typically have a first-semester schedule similar to the following:|
NOTE: The requirements listed above are for the revised core curriculum, which will be implemented for Fall 2013. For a complete list of new core requirements and the courses that fulfill them, visit the University College Core Curriculum page of the University College website.
Your actual course schedule may be different, depending on your intended major, course availability, and placement scores.
Although several requirements offer multiple courses, many majors require specific choices from the list of Core courses. Depending on profile examination scores and program requirements, students in some programs may be required to complete more than 40 credit hours. Here are guides for some FSU majors:
|Business: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Management Information Systems|
|Education: Elementary Education, Birth-Kindergarten Education, Health and Physical Education, Middle School Grades|
|Communication & Language: Communication, English Language & Literature, Spanish|
|Fine Arts: Music, Music Education, Theatre, Visual Arts|
|Law & Government: Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Intellegence Stuides, Political Science|
|Nursing: Generic Nursing|
|Service Professions: Psychology, Social Work, Sociology|
|STEM: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, 3+2 Engineering, Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary|
|Undecided: If you are not sure of your intended major, this guide can help you determine some course options.|