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First Year Guide STEM Majors

Majors and Concentrations
Biology, 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. 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 4   MATH 129, Precalculus Mathematics I 3
PHIL 110, Critical Thinking 3   SPEE 200, Introduction to Speech 3
HUMN 211, Humanities I 3   Social Science Core Course 3
PEDU 1xx (any 100-level Physical Education course) 1   PEDU 1yy (second Physical Education) 1
Total 15     1
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 110, Critical Thinking 3   Scientific Literacy - Natural Science Core Course 4
HUMN 211, Humanities I 3   SPAN 110, Introductory Spanish I 3
FINC 100, Personal Finance 2   Humanities and Creative Arts Core Course 3
Total 15     17

*Informal guide for first-year students. For complete program information, see the FSU Undergraduate Catalog or the FSU and NCSU 3 plus 2 Engineering Program for Pre-Engineering.
**Biology 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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