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2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Degrees Offered

Florida State University confers at the bachelor's level the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Social Work, and the Bachelor of Science degrees, the requirements for which are described in detail below. Students may find requirements for all graduate degrees (master's, specialist, professional, and doctoral) in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Florida State University must meet a number of state- and University-wide degree requirements as they progress through their course of studies. In general, freshman and sophomore students in most majors emphasize work in a broad-based liberal arts curriculum, described below as Liberal Studies for the 21st Century, and in consultation with their advisors select a major concentration. By the end of the sophomore year, all students should have completed at least half of the General Education portion of the Liberal Studies for the 21st Century program, including the English Composition and Quantitative and Logical Thinking requirements.

At about the end of the sophomore year (fifty-two degree hours), students formally select a major and request acceptance by the college in which the major is taught. Students transferring into the University with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public community college or university, or transferring fifty-two or more semester hours of credit, are eligible to be admitted directly into the college of their choice provided they meet minimum requirements for the major selected.

Students at the junior and senior level complete the requirements of their chosen major and often of a minor field. They may also have to fulfill additional requirements specific to their college and/or certification requirements to engage in a particular profession for which their undergraduate major is preparatory.

Understanding these degree requirements is crucial to the smooth progression to graduation. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisors regularly throughout their undergraduate years to ensure that they are making appropriate progress toward their degree and to consult their academic deans' offices, Advising First, and the Office of the University Registrar for assistance and clarification of degree requirements.

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Florida State University will confer the bachelor's degree when the following conditions have been met. Restrictions may be found under 'Transfer Credit' in the "Academic Regulations and Procedures" chapter of this General Bulletin.

Satisfactory completion of Florida State University's Liberal Studies requirements with a minimum overall adjusted grade point average of 2.0. The Liberal Studies Program Requirements are divided into two curriculum segments: General Education and University-Wide Requirements, which encompass all state requirements. A full discussion of these requirements can be found in this chapter below, under the "Liberal Studies for the 21st Century Program".

  1. Satisfactory completion of major requirements in a chosen degree program, including additional requirements set by the college offering the degree. The student's degree program will appear on the baccalaureate diploma. A list of degree programs is available in the "Academic Degree and Certificate Programs" chapter of this General Bulletin. Major names are not printed on university diplomas.
  2. A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all coursework taken at Florida State University is required for a degree. In addition, the overall GPA on all college-level work attempted (high school dual enrollment, transfer and FSU coursework) is used as part of the determination of degrees of distinction. See the "Degrees of Distinction" section of this chapter for more information.
  3. Successful completion of a minimum of one hundred twenty unduplicated semester hours. Physical education activity courses may count as elective credit except in cases where an individual degree program places a specific limit.
  4. Completion of at least forty-five semester hours in courses numbered 3000 and above, thirty of which need to be taken at Florida State University.
  5. Completion of the last thirty semester hours and half of the major course semester hours, in residence at this University. In cases of emergency, a maximum of six hours of the final thirty semester hours may be completed by correspondence or residence at another accredited institution with the approval of the academic dean. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit earned may be applied to the final thirty-hour requirement provided that the student has earned at least thirty semester hours credit at Florida State University.
  6. Students who have entered a university in the State of Florida, Division of Colleges and Universities, with fewer than sixty hours of credit in the fall of 1976 or any time thereafter are required to earn at least nine hours prior to graduation by attendance in one or more Summer terms at one of the State University System institutions. The University President may waive the application of this rule in cases of unusual hardship to the individual. Students wishing waivers submit written requests giving the details of their hardships through their academic deans to the Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement. Prior to 2011, students who had earned nine semester hours of credit through approved acceleration methods (AP, IB, CLEP, and approved dual enrollment courses) were exempt from the summer residency requirement. Effective 2011, this exemption is no longer available.
  7. Satisfaction of the foreign-language admissions requirement by having two sequential units of the same foreign language in high school, or eight semester hours of the same foreign language in college, or documented equivalent proficiency.
  8. Successful completion of the Civic Literacy requirement.
  9. Successful completion of coursework constituting the student's program of studies, minor, honors thesis, or certification examination does not guarantee the awarding of the baccalaureate degree. Faculty judgment of the academic performance of the student is inherent in the educational process in determining whether the awarding of the baccalaureate degree or admission into a higher level degree program is warranted.

Note: For the purpose of establishing residency, the various Summer sessions are considered one semester.

Following is a full discussion of state- and University-wide degree requirements at the undergraduate level. Requirements specific to a particular college may be found in the section of this General Bulletin describing that college. Major and minor requirements may be found under the appropriate department in the departmental listings.

State Mandated Academic Learning Compacts (SMALCs)

The State Board of Governors has directed each university to develop Academic Learning Compacts for every baccalaureate degree program. A State University System Academic Learning Compact (SMALC) identifies for each academic bachelor's program what students will learn by the end of a program and how knowledge is measured above and beyond course grades.

A SMALC must pinpoint the core learning expectations in the areas of communication, critical thinking skills, and content/discipline knowledge and skills. Additionally, it must identify the corresponding assessments used to determine how well the student has assimilated the articulated expectations.

Successful performance related to the State Mandated Academic Learning Compacts specific to your degree is a requirement for graduation.

Visit http://learningforlife.fsu.edu/smalcs/plearningcompact.cfm to view the current version of the SMALCs for your degree. Simply select your major and detailed information is provided. You may also obtain information pertaining to SMALCs by contacting the academic departments.

Division of Undergraduate Studies

Dean: Karen Laughlin
Associate Deans: Gregory Beaumont, Craig Filar, Sara Hamon, Lynn Hogan, Bruce Janasiewicz, Nikki Raimondi, Annette Schwabe

The Division of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for the supervision and monitoring of state- and University-wide degree requirements as well as University-wide academic support offices. Overseen by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the division includes the Office of Undergraduate Studies (the academic home of most freshmen and sophomores), Advising First, the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE), the University Honors Program, Transfer and Information Services, the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), the Office of National Fellowships, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. For further information on these academic support offices see 'Honors Program' in the "University Honors Program and Honor Societies" chapter and 'Advising First', the 'Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement', 'Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement', and 'Transfer and Information Services' in the "Academic Advising and Support Services" chapter of this General Bulletin.

Freshmen and sophomores have their programs and coursework supervised by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Exceptions to this placement are students accepted into the College of Music, College of Motion Picture Arts, or into the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in theatre or dance. Students in these majors are advised and supervised directly within their own schools or departments. The Office of Undergraduate Studies is the dean's office that administers the academic and advisement program, regardless of intended major, for all other freshman and sophomore students.

Liberal Studies for the 21st Century Program

Liberal Studies for the 21st Century builds an educational foundation that will enable FSU graduates to thrive intellectually and materially and to engage critically and effectively in their communities. In this way, Liberal Studies courses provide a comprehensive intellectual foundation and transformative educational experience, helping FSU students to become:

  • Critical analysts of quantitative and logical claims (Quantitative and Logical Thinking)
  • Critical readers and clear, creative, and convincing communicators (English Composition)
  • Critical analysts of theories and evidence about social forces and social experience (Social Sciences)
  • Critical analysts of theories and evidence about historical events and forces (History)
  • Thoughtful patrons of and participants in cultural practices (Humanities and Cultural Practice)
  • Ethically engaged citizens and logical thinkers (Ethics)
  • Effective interpreters of scientific results and critical analysts of claims about the natural world (Natural Sciences)
  • Analytical and flexible thinkers and life-long learners (E-Series)
  • Clear, creative, and convincing communicators ("W" (State-Mandated Writing))
  • Critical thinkers, creative users of knowledge, and independent learners (Scholarship in Practice)
  • Culturally conscious participants in a global community (Cross-Cultural Studies)
  • Culturally literate members of a society (Diversity in Western Experience)
  • Flexible and proficient oral communicators for professional purposes (Oral Communication Competency)
  • Flexible and proficient writers for professional purposes (Upper-Division Writing).

Statewide Requirements

College-Level Communication and Computation Requirement

The State of Florida mandates minimum communication and computation skills for all students in Florida public institutions of higher education. The Statewide General Education Core and the University-wide requirements are designed to meet these requirements. The statewide graduation requirements of these rules follow.

Students will satisfy the requirements of this rule by completing, with a grade of "C–" or higher in each course, the General Education requirements in Quantitative and Logical Thinking, English Composition, and two other approved courses that require college-level writing for a total of six additional writing credits. Typically, students complete this requirement by successfully completing one E-Series course plus a course on the list of approved "W" (State-Mandated Writing) courses. These requirements must be completed prior to receipt of an Associate of Arts degree from Florida State University.

Credit by Examination A student shall be allowed to partially satisfy the State mandates for communication and computation by earning academic credit for approved Quantitative and Logical Thinking, English Composition, or "W" (State-Mandated Writing) coursework with a passing score on an appropriate AP, IB, AICE or CLEP examination. Refer to the AP, IB, AICE, and CLEP Tables in the "Academic Regulations and Procedures" chapter of this General Bulletin for college course equivalents and credits earned. Students will still be required to take ENC 2135 (or an approved 2000-level ENC composition course) and one E-Series course to meet FSU requirements for English Composition and General Education. 

Transfer Credits or Correspondence Credits. Students transferring to Florida State University who have been certified by Florida State University as having completed the AA degree from a Florida public university, state college, community college, or other college with which Florida State University maintains an official articulation agreement are deemed to have satisfied the State mandates for communication and computation and Florida State University's General Education requirements.

Students transferring from other institutions that come under the provision of these State mandates, but who have not received the AA degree will be deemed to have satisfied the State mandates for General Education if the previous institution indicates, by notation on the transcript or by some other form of written certification, that the student has satisfied these State mandates before leaving that institution.

Transferring students who do not fall into either of the above categories will be required to satisfy Florida State University's plan for State mandates, with the exception that all transfers students will be exempted from FSU's E-Series requirement.

Statewide General Education Core

The State of Florida Statute 1007.25 regarding General Education was revised in 2012 and again in 2013 to "improve articulation and reduce excess hours" for students entering the State University System (SUS) and Florida College System (FCS). Information on the statute, the implementation process, and the decisions made is posted on the official Web site at http://www.fldoe.org/policy/articulation/general-edu-core-course-options.stml.

The Statewide General Education Core requirements apply to students initially entering the SUS or FCS in the 2015-2016 academic year and thereafter. Fifteen (three credit hours from each category) of the thirty-six General Education credits must be earned from the five Statewide General Education Core requirement categories (at FSU, these are: English Composition, Quantitative and Logical Thinking, Social Sciences/History, Humanities and Cultural Practice/Ethics, and Natural Sciences). All SUS and FCS institutions must accept these courses for transfer credit, but no institution must offer all courses.

Civic Literacy

Students first entering a Florida College System institution or state university as degree-seeking undergraduates in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter must demonstrate competency in civic literacy. Students may satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement by: (1) completing either POS 1041, American Government: National, or AMH 2020, History of the United States Since 1877, with a grade of "C–" or higher; (2) receiving credit for either POS 1041 or AMH 2020 through completion of one or more of the following: Advanced Placement Government and Politics: United States exam with a score of 3 or more, Advanced Placement United States History exam with a score of 4 or more, or CLEP American Government exam with a score of 50 or more; or (3) obtaining a score of 60 out of 100 on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test administered by a Florida College or University. This test is administered at the Testing Center at Florida State University. Visit http://liberalstudies.fsu.edu/civic-literacy.html for the most recent guidance on meeting Civic Literacy.

Liberal Studies for the 21st Century General Education Requirements

Satisfactory completion (a minimum adjusted grade point average of 2.0 on all courses used for General Education) of thirty-six semester hours of Florida State University's General Education courses within the Liberal Studies for the 21st Century program, as follows:

  • Quantitative and Logical Thinking: Students must complete a total of six semester hours in this area, of which at least three semester hours must be chosen from the Statewide Core list. At least three of the six hours in this area must be in the Department of Mathematics. Students must earn a "C–" or higher in these courses.
  • English Composition: Students must complete a total of six semester hours in this area, three of which must be chosen from the Statewide Core list (ENC 1101). The additional hours must be earned through ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context (or an approved 2000-level composition course with an ENC prefix). Students must earn a "C–" or higher in these courses.
  • Social Sciences/History: Students must complete at least six semester hours in the combined area of Social Sciences and History, of which three semester hours must be chosen from the Statewide Core list. Students must complete at least one Social Sciences course and one History course.
  • Humanities and Cultural Practice/Ethics: Students must complete at least six semester hours in the combined area of Humanities and Cultural Practice and Ethics, of which at least three semester hours must be chosen from the combined Statewide Core requirement list. Students must complete at least one Humanities and Cultural Practice course and one Ethics course.
  • Natural Sciences: Students must complete six semester hours in this area, of which at least three semester hours must be chosen from the Statewide Core requirement list. Note: All students must complete at least one semester hour in a Natural Sciences laboratory course as a graduation requirement (see below).
  • Liberal Studies General Education Electives: Students must complete a minimum of six hours of Liberal Studies electives. Electives may be selected from the lists of approved Social Sciences, History, Humanities and Cultural Practice, Ethics, Natural Sciences, or Scholarship in Practice courses with the following limitations: only three credits (in addition to the required six credits) may be taken from the combined area of Social Sciences/History. In addition, only three credits (in addition to the required six credits) may be taken within the Natural Sciences area. Also, only three hours of 1000/2000/3000-level Scholarship in Practice courses that have no other General Education designation may be counted as a Liberal Studies elective. Scholarship in Practice (SIP) courses at the 4000-level do not count toward the thirty-six hours required for Liberal Studies General Education.

    Note: In order to uphold the policy that students may take a 1000 to 3000-level Scholarship in Practice course to meet one of their General Education Electives, there is one minor exception to the policy limiting the number of Social Sciences, History, or Natural Sciences that can count to meet the elective. Specifically, if students meet three hours of the General Education Elective requirement with a Social Sciences, History, or Natural Sciences course and also take a Scholarship in Practice course that is approved for that same General Education areas, the course will count as a General Education Elective due to the Scholarship in Practice designation.

  • E-Series: Students must complete at least one General Education course that, in addition to the relevant area designation, is also designated as a three-credit E-Series course. All E-Series courses count toward the "W" (State-Mandated Writing) requirement. Therefore, a grade of "C–"or higher is required to meet the E-Series requirement and the state mandates for college-level writing.

Liberal Studies for the 21st Century University-Wide Requirements

Satisfactory completion of University-wide graduation requirements as follows:

  • "W" (State-Mandated Writing): In addition to the six credits required for English Composition, students must complete two three-credit courses that meet state mandates for college-level writing. Typically, students complete this requirement by successfully completing one E-Series course plus a course on the list of approved "W" (State-Mandated Writing) courses. Courses must be completed with a grade of "C–" or higher to satisfy the State-Mandated Writing requirement.
  • Scholarly and Formative Experiences: Students must complete one Scholarship in Practice and one Formative Experience prior to the awarding of a bachelor's degree with the following exceptions: (1) students who have completed an AA degree from an articulated institution (including those who have completed a high school AA degree from an articulated institution) and (2) transfer students who enter the University with sixty or more credit hours will only be required to complete either one Scholarship in Practice or one Formative Experience.
  • Diversity Requirement: Students must complete at least one Cross-Cultural Studies (x) course and one Diversity in Western Experience (y) course. Both Diversity courses must be completed with a grade of "C–" or higher.
  • Natural Sciences Laboratory Requirement: Students must complete at least one credit hour in a Natural Sciences laboratory course with a grade of "C–" or higher.
  • Oral Communication Competency Requirement: Students must complete at least one course designated as meeting the Oral Communication Competency Requirement with a grade of "C–" or higher.
  • Computer Competency Requirement: Students must complete at least one course designated as meeting the Computer Competency Requirement with a grade of "C–" or higher.
  • Upper-Division Writing Requirement: Students must complete at least one course designated as meeting the Upper-Division Writing Requirement with a grade of "C–" or higher.

Liberal Studies for the 21st Century

Academic Policies

The General Education requirements must be met by completion of appropriate coursework or by combination of coursework and credit by examination within the limits set below:

  1. Credit by Examination. A maximum of thirty semester hours of credit earned through examination may be applied to the General Education requirements.
  2. Coursework. An overall 2.0 average or higher is required for coursework used to satisfy the General Education requirements.
  3. To satisfy state mandates and University-wide requirements, students must also earn a grade of "C–" or higher in each of the courses used to fulfill the General Education requirements in Quantitative and Logical Thinking, English Composition, and two approved courses that require college-level writing. Typically, students complete this requirement by successfully completing one E-Series course plus a course on the list of approved "W" (State-Mandated Writing) courses. Students with an AA degree or General Education Statement from a Florida public university, state college, community college, or other colleges with which Florida State University maintains an official articulation agreement are exempt from the state mandates for college-level writing.
  4. Courses listed as "directed individual study" (DIS), "senior honors thesis," or "senior seminar" cannot apply to the General Education requirements.
  5. No courses taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis may apply to the Liberal Studies requirement, with the exception that a single course that counts as a designated Formative Experience may be awarded an S/U grade.
  6. A student who transfers to Florida State University from a Florida public community/state college or other articulated institution will be deemed to have satisfied the University's General Education requirement if all General Education requirements stipulated by the community/state college or other articulated institution have been met and the student's transcript has been so marked.
  7. If a course taken at FSU was approved for Liberal Studies credit at the time a course is completed, it will count for Liberal Studies credit, even if the course was not listed as a Liberal Studies course in the General Bulletin under which the student entered.

Students should check departmental curriculum listings to determine prerequisites and potential course duplications prior to taking courses. In addition, students may search for current Liberal Studies listings here: http://liberalstudies.fsu.edu. Finally, it is important to note that designations and approved courses may change periodically. An up-to-date listing of designations can be found on the Liberal Studies Web site and all appropriate designations are indicated in the course syllabus for individual courses.

Note: Some students will be required to take preparatory coursework prior to enrollment in Quantitative and Logical Thinking and/or English Composition courses. See 'Required Preparatory Courses' in the "Academic Regulations and Procedures" chapter of this General Bulletin.

Liberal Studies for the 21st Century Curriculum

Courses within the Liberal Studies curriculum are listed below by area. These lists are subject to change. For the most recent list of courses, see the Liberal Studies Web site at: http://liberalstudies.fsu.edu.

Symbol Legend

  • C Stands for combined lecture and laboratory
  • L Stands for laboratory
  • r Stands for "repeatable" and indicates that the course may be taken more than once
  • x Denotes a course that meets the Cross-Cultural Studies requirements
  • y Denotes a course that meets the Diversity in Western Experience requirements
  • # Indicates that the course has a credit limit and only one of these courses will earn credit towards meeting the Liberal Studies requirements
  • s Denotes a course that meets the Scholarship in Practice requirements
  • w Denotes a course that meets the State-Mandated Writing requirement

General Education Curriculum

Quantitative and Logical Thinking

Students must complete (or be exempted from with credit) a total of at least six semester hours in Quantitative and Logical Thinking, of which at least three semester hours must be chosen from the Statewide Core requirement list for mathematics (see Statewide Core requirement list). Of those six required hours, three of those credit hours must be in the Department of Mathematics and three additional credit hours must be from a list approved by the Liberal Studies Coordinating and Policy Committee and maintained by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Students must complete their first Quantitative and Logical Thinking course by the time they have attempted thirty hours, which includes any credit hours earned through acceleration (i.e., AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, etc.). Students must complete or be registered for their second Quantitative and Logical Thinking course by the time they have attempted forty hours. All six semester hours of the Quantitative and Logical Thinking General Education requirement should be completed by the time the student earns fifty-two hours. All courses used to satisfy this requirement must be completed with a grade of "C–" or higher.

All incoming freshman students who intend to register for College Algebra (MAC 1105), Analytic Trigonometry (MAC 1114), Pre-Calculus Algebra (MAC 1140), Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (MAC 2311), Calculus with Analytical Geometry II (MAC 2312), or Calculus for Business (MAC 2233) as their first mathematics course at FSU (in their first semester or subsequent semesters) will be required to take the ALEKS placement exam, regardless of SAT/ACT scores, AP/IB/AICE/CLEP scores, or incoming credit. Detailed information about taking the ALEKS placement exam can be found on the Department of Mathematics Web site: http://www.math.fsu.edu/~bellenot/ALEKS/.

Statewide Core Courses:

MAC 1105 College Algebra (3)

MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I (3)

MGF 1107 Topics in Practical Finite Mathematics (3)

STA 2023 Fundamental Business Statistics (3)

Note: Any student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one of the General Education Core course options in mathematics is a direct prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the Statewide Core mathematics requirement.

Additional Quantitative and Logical Thinking Coursework

IDS 2400 Understanding Uncertainty: Games of Skill and Chance (3)

IDS 2401 Personally Relevant Mathematics (3)

IDS 2402 Mathematics for Civic Engagement (3)

IDS 3358 Making the Argument: Symbolic Logic and the Forms of Good Reasoning (3)

ISC 1057 Computational Thinking (3)

MAC 1114 Analytic Trigonometry (2)

MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra (3)

MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra/Trigonometry (5)

MAC 2233 Calculus for Business (3)

MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)

MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5)

PHI 2100 Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3)

STA 1013 Statistics through Example (3)

STA 1220s In My Opinion: Introduction to Designing, Conducting and Analyzing Surveys (3)

STA 2122 Introduction to Applied Statistics (3)

STA 2171 Statistics for Biology (4)

English Composition

Students must complete (or be exempted from with credit) a total of at least six semester hours in English Composition, which shall include ENC 1101 (which meets the Statewide Core requirement) and ENC 2135. All students shall complete the required English Composition courses by the time they have attempted thirty credit hours, which includes any credit hours earned through acceleration (i.e., AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, etc.) or must show an appropriate exemption, as approved by the Faculty Senate, from six semester hours of English Composition courses. The second required course in the English Composition sequence, ENC 2135, provides students a foundation for upper-division writing in the major as well as essential competencies for careers in all fields. Both courses used to satisfy this requirement must be completed with a grade of "C–" or higher.

Statewide Core Course:

ENC 1101 Freshman Composition and Rhetoric (3)

Note: Any student who successfully completes a course with an ENC prefix for which ENC 1101 is a direct prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the Statewide Core communication requirement.

Additional English Composition Coursework

ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context (3)

Social Sciences/History

Students must complete six semester hours in the combined area of Social Sciences and History, of which at least three semester hours will be chosen from the combined Statewide Core requirement list. Students must complete at least one Social Sciences course and one History course.

Statewide Core Courses in Social Sciences:

ANT 2000x Introduction to Anthropology (3)

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

POS 1041 American Government: National (3)

PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)

SYG 1000 Introductory Sociology (3)

Statewide Core Course in History:

AMH 2020 A History of the United States Since 1877 (3)

Social Sciences

ANT 2410x Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANT 2416x Childhood Around the World (3)

ANT 3212x Peoples of the World (3)

ANT 4241x Anthropology of Religion (3)

CCJ 2020 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)

CCJ 3011 Criminology (3)

CCJ 4662 Minorities, Crime, and Social Policy (3)

CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (3)

ECO 2000 Introduction to Economics (3)

ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

FAD 2230 Family Relationships: A Life Span Development Approach (3)

GEA 1000x World Geography (3)

GEA 4405y Latin America (3)

GEO 1330 Environmental Science (3)

GEO 1400x Human Geography (3)

GEO 4421x Cultural Geography (3)

IDH 3702 Becoming and Being Leaders: Motivating Self and Others (3)

IDS 2180s Dead Cities (3)

IDS 2227 Sustainable Society (3)

IDS 2292 Communication and Dance (3)

IDS 2339 The Boundaries Between Us: Exploring Racial Inequality in the U.S. (3)

IDS 2341 Relationship Status: It's Complicated–Understanding and Influencing Intimate Relationships (3)

IDS 2370x Festivals: Artisanship, Satire, and Fire (3)

IDS 2390 Public Opinion and American Democracy (3)

IDS 2391 Why is Good Politics Not Good Economics? (3)

IDS 2393 The Hunger Games Trilogy: Collective Action and Social Movements (3)

IDS 2431x Thinking Beyond Ourselves: Global Perspectives (3)

IDS 2432 Political Participation in the 21st Century: From Indigenous Communities to On-line Democracy (3)

IDS 2471 Glaciers, Geysers, and Glades: Exploring U.S. National Parks (3)

IDS 2472 Freshman Seminar (3)

IDS 2511 21st Century Literacies (3)

IDS 2651s Language, Body, Mind and World (3)

IDS 2683 Is Google Making Us Stupid? The Unintended Consequences of Information Technology (3)

IDS 3137 Politics of Reproduction (3)

IDS 3336y Great Britain? Geography, Imperialism, Industry, and Culture (3)

IDS 3342 Boomers and Millennials: Changing Generations (3)

IDS 3430 Sociology of Hip Hop Culture (3)

IDS 3433 Modern Death (3)

IDS 3435 "Please Please Me": Anglo-American Youth Culture from the 1950's to the Present (3)

IDS 2322r Sexual Health in the Modern World (3)

IDS 3512y Examining the Educational Achievement Gap (3)

INS 2912sw Developing Global Citizens: Global Issues in Theory and Practice (3)

LIS 3103 Information and Society (3)

SYD 2740sy Sociology of Law and Hispanics (3)

SYD 3800y Sociology of Sex and Gender (3)

SYD 4700y Race and Minority Group Relations (3)

SYG 2010y Social Problems (3)

SYO 3100 Families and Social Change (3)

SYO 3200y Sociology of Religion (3)

URS 1006x World Cities: Quality of Life (3)

History

AMH 2010w The History of the United States to 1877 (3)

AMH 2091yw The African-American Experience in the United States (3)

AMH 2095yw American Indians in the United States (3)

AMH 2096yw Black Women in America (3)

AMH 2097yw Nationality, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States (3)

AMH 2583y The Seminoles and the Southeastern Indians (3)

ANT 3133 Introduction to Underwater Archaeology (3)

ANT 3141x World Prehistory (3)

ASH 1044xw Middle Eastern History and Civilization (3)

ASH 3100xw History of Asia (3)

ASH 3230rs Middle East Research: An Interdisciplinary Seminar (3–6)

CLA 2010sxw Peoples of the Roman World (3)

CLA 2110sw Debates about the Past: Greek Civilization, History and Culture (3)

CLA 2123sw Debates about the Past: Roman Civilization, History and Culture (3)

CLA 3430w History of Ancient Greece (3)

CLT 2049 Medical Terminology (3)

EUH 2000w Ancient and Medieval Civilizations (3)

EUH 3205xw 19th-Century Europe (3)

EUH 3530w England, the Empire and the Commonwealth (3)

HIS 2050sw The Historian's Craft (3)

HIS 2370s Interpreting Native America (3)

HIS 3205yw LGBTQ History (3)

HIS 3464yw History of Science (3)

HIS 3491yw Medicine and Society (3)

HIS 3505 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (3)

IDS 2156 Environment and Society (3)

IDS 2196 History of American Popular Culture, 1850-Present (3)

IDS 2199 The American GI in War and Peace in World War II (3)

IDS 2376 Who Do the British Think They Are? (3)

IDS 2410 Citizenship and Debate: Models from the Ancient World (3)

IDS 2411 The Italian Mafia from Corleone to the Globalized World (3)

IDS 2412 (Re)Imagining Florida: From Spanish Colonialism to Today (3)

IDS 2413 Fight the Power: Protesting with Song in America: 20th Century versus 21st Century (3)

IDS 2414 Making Chief Osceola (3)

IDS 2417 Defining Moments and Identities: From the Persian Wars to September 11th (3)

IDS 2681s Digital Microhistory Lab (3)

IDS 3193y Ancient Sexualities and Modern Sexual Politics (3)

IDS 3198 Terrorism in Historical Perspective (3)

IDS 3415 Guns, Drugs, and Slaves: The History of Trafficking in the Modern World (3)

IDS 3416 Ethics and Empire in the Roman World (3)

LAH 1093xw Latin America: A Cross-Cultural History (3)

MUH 3211w Survey of Music History–Antiquity to 1750 (3)

MUH 3212 Survey of Music History–1750 to Present (3)

REL 2121yw Religion in the United States (3)

REL 3128r Topics in Religion in the Americas (3)

REL 3155 Psychology in American Religious History (3)

REL 3160 Religion and Science (3)

WOH 1023xw The Modern World to 1815 (3)

WOH 1030xw The Modern World Since 1815 (3)

WOH 2202 Mortal Combat: Eurasian Worlds of War Since 1200 (3)

Humanities and Cultural Practice/Ethics

Students must complete six semester hours in the combined area of Humanities and Cultural Practices and Ethics, of which at least three semester hours must be chosen from the combined Statewide Core requirement list. Students must complete at least one Humanities and Cultural Practice course and one Ethics course.

Statewide Core Courses in the Humanities and Cultural Practice:

ARH 2000 Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision (3)

HUM 2020 The Art of Being Human: Examining the Human Condition Through Literature, Art and Film (3)

LIT 2000 Introduction to Literature (3)

MUL 2010 Music Literature, Listening, and Understanding (3)

THE 2000y Introduction to Theatre (3)

Statewide Core Courses in Ethics:

PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Humanities and Cultural Practice:

AML 3311w Major Figures in American Literature (3)

ARH 2050w History and Criticism of Art I (3)

ARH 2051w History and Criticism of Art II (3)

ARH 2090sxw Great Discoveries in World Archaeology (3)

ARH 3572x History of Islamic Art (3)

ART 2003Csw Contemporary Art Scholarship and Practice (3)

CHT 3123rx Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (3)

CHT 3124rx Modern Chinese Literature (3)

CHT 3391rx Chinese Cinema and Culture (3)

CHT 3392rx Writing Women in Pre-Modern China (3)

CLA 3500s Sports in Antiquity: Olympians, Gladiators, and Superstars (3)

CLA 3501yw Gender and Society in Ancient Greece (3)

CLT 2049 Medical Terminology (3)

CLT 3370sw Classical Mythology (3)

CLT 3378sxw Ancient Mythology, East and West (3)

CLT 3510syw The Ancient World in Film (3)

DAN 2100sw Dance Appreciation (3)

#DAN 3144xw Cultural Perspectives on Dance (3)

Or

#DAN 3145 Classical Perspectives on Dance (3)

DAN 3185yw African-American Perspectives on Dance (3)

FIL 2001s Introduction to Cinema Studies: Analysis and Practice (3)

FOW 3240yw Literature and Sexuality (3)

FRT 3520rx French and Francophone Cinema (3)

FRT 3561yw French Women Writers (3)

FRW 3100s Survey of French Literature I: Early-Modern France (3)

FRW 3101s Survey of French Literature: Modern France (3)

GET 3130yw Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation: 19th and 20th Centuries (3)

GET 3524ry German Cinema (3)

HUM 2210sw Humanities: Pre-History to Late Antiquity (3)

HUM 2235sw Humanities: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (3)

HUM 2250sw Humanities: 18th-Century Romanticism to Postmodernism (3)

HUM 2742 Walking in London (3)

HUM 3123x Irish Culture: An Introduction (3)

HUM 3321syw Multicultural Dimensions of Film and 20th-Century Culture (3)

IDS 2160x The Tourist Trap: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (3)

IDS 2166s Art as Propaganda: The Impact of Visual and Performing Arts on Western Society (3)

IDS 2170x Music in the World (3)

IDS 2171 Visualizing Music: Representing Music Through Images (3)

IDS 2173y A Social History of America's Popular Music (3)

IDS 2194 The Immigrant Experience in Contemporary America (3)

IDS 2291 Language Birth, Language Death (3)

IDS 2293 Dangerous Liaisons: Rape Myths and Violence in Literature, the Arts and Music (3)

IDS 2335x Central American Cinema (3)

IDS 2371 Music and Culture in London (3)

IDS 2372 Art Music in Contemporary Society (3)

IDS 2373 From Ballet to Beyonce: Gender and the Body in Dance and Pop Culture (3)

IDS 2394 Making Babies, Making Families: Adoption and Surrogacy in Literature, Film, and Public Debate (3)

IDS 2403 Creative Inquiry (3)

IDS 2451 From Page to Screen: The Arts and Politics of Adaptation (3)

IDS 2452 Documentary Film, History, Theory, and Practice (3)

IDS 2453sx Reality and Illusion in World Cinema (3)

IDS 2454y Fantasy Girls: Philosophical Examinations of Women and Girls in Fantasy and Science Fiction (3)

IDS 2455 The Role of the Public Intellectual (3)

IDS 2456x Who is Human? Culture, Gender and Human Rights (3)

IDS 2460x Global Perspectives: Communication (3)

IDS 2461x Music and International Human Rights (3)

IDS 2462 Human Nature: Modern and Contemporary Perspectives (3)

IDS 2463 Writing/s about Music (3)

IDS 2464 Crossing the Atlantic: Lorca in America, Hemingway in Spain (3)

IDS 2672sy Music and Film (3)

IDS 2673y Popular Music in Literature (3)

IDS 2674s Animation and Identity (3)

IDS 2675 Philosophy and Film (3)

IDS 2676 Understanding America: Hemingway in a World of Discredited Values and Traditions (3)

IDS 2677y Female Friendship Alliances in Shakespeare (3)

IDS 2678 Apocalypse: The End of the World in the Arts (3)

IDS 2680 Reading, Writing, and Speaking in the Digital Age (3)

IDS 3140 Technologies of Memory from Ancient Greece to Today (3)

IDS 3167 Contemporary Art as a Mirror (3)

IDS 3168s Walt Disney's America (3)

IDS 3169s Art and the Environment (3)

IDS 3188x German Society Through Film: The Legacy of Nazi Crimes Against Humanity (3)

IDS 3195 Vistas on Florence: From Dante to the Big Flood of 1966 (3)

IDS 3197 Responses to the Holocaust (3)

IDS 3305 Music and Literature (3)

IDS 3312 Robots, Monsters, Avatars: Technology and the (Post-)Human Condition (3)

IDS 3317 Demons, the Antichrist, and Satan (3)

IDS 3320 Human Nature: The War Within (3)

IDS 3330x The Culture in the Cuisine: The Food of Italy (3)

IDS 3434 How Houses Build People: Ancient and Modern Domestic Life (3)

IDS 3450x Through an Arabic Lens: The Intersection of Film and Culture (3)

IDS 3457 The Reel Middle Ages: Medieval Literature and Film (3)

IDS 3458sy Lions and Tiger and Bears, Oh My! Multicultural Dimensions of American Cinema (3)

IDS 3459x Cinema Gone Global (3)

IDS 3466x India Through Bollywood Film (3)

IDS 3648 Beethoven in America (3)

IDS 3671 Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fate, and the Problem of Evil (3)

IDS 3685 Promoting Art Ethically in Social Media: Screening Truth from Fiction (3)

IND 2219 Design and the Human Experience (3)

ITT 3430yw Masterpieces of Italian Literature and Culture in Translation (3)

ITT 3500yw Italian Culture and Civilization: From Origins to the Age of Romanticism (3)

ITT 3501yw Modern Italian Culture: From the Unification to the Present (3)

ITT 3520yw The Italian-American Experience in Literature and Film (3)

ITT 3523yw Italian Cinema (3)

LIT 3024x Perspectives on the Short Story (3)

LIT 3383yw Women in Literature (3)

LIT 3438rw Literature and Medicine (3)

MUH 2019y Modern Popular Music (3)

MUH 2051x Music in World Cultures (3)

MUH 2512x Music in World Cultures (2). (For music majors.)

MUH 3053yw American Roots Music (3)

MUL 2110 Survey of Music Literature (2)

MUT 1005s The Art of Songwriting (3)

MUT 2116s Music Theory III (3)

MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3)

REL 1300xw Introduction to World Religions (3)

REL 2210yw Introduction to the Old Testament (3)

REL 2240yw Introduction to the New Testament (3)

REL 2315x Religions of South Asia (3)

REL 2350x Religions of East Asia (3)

REL 3112w Religion and 20th Century Fantasy Literature (3)

REL 3142 Religion, the Self, and Society (3)

REL 3145xw Gender and Religion (3)

REL 3209s The Dead Sea Scrolls (3)

REL 3224 The Hebrew Prophets (3)

REL 3293r Topics in Biblical Studies (3)

REL 3333x Ramayana in Indian Culture and Beyond (3)

REL 3337x Goddesses, Women, and Power in Hinduism (3)

REL 3340x The Buddhist Tradition (3)

REL 3345x Chan/Zen Buddhism (3)

REL 3351x Japanese Religions (3)

REL 3358x Tibetan and Himalayan Religions (3)

REL 3363y Islamic Traditions (3)

REL 3367y Islamic Traditions II: Islam up to the Modern World (3)

REL 3370x Religion in Africa (3)

REL 3505w The Christian Tradition (3)

REL 3541s American Protestant Thought in Historical Context (3)

REL 3607yw The Jewish Tradition (3)

REL 3935rx Topics in Buddhism (3)

REL 3936r Special Topics in Religion (3)

REL 4366 Seminar on Shi'ite Islam (3)

REL 4393 Islam in North America (3)

RUT 3110y Russian Literature in English Translation (3)

RUT 3514y Russian Folklore and Fairy Tales (3)

RUT 3523ry Russian Cinema (3)

SLL 3510x The Slavic Vampire (3)

SPT 3130xw Latin American Literature in Translation (3)

SPT 3391x Hispanic Cinema (3)

SPT 3503x Introduction to Hispanic Culture Analysis (3)

THE 3214s World Theatre History II (3)

Ethics:

CIS 3250 Ethics and Computer Science (3)

HPS 3320yw Screening the Scientific Life: Cinema and the Cultural Image of Science (3)

IDS 2113 Know Thyself: A Philosophical Investigation of Self-Knowledge (3)

IDS 2129x When Culture and Business Collide: Communication in an International Context (3)

IDS 2144 Information Ethics for the 21st Century (3)

IDS 2165x Intercultural Communication, Business, and Sustainability: Writing for "Green" Everywhere (3)

IDS 2293 Dangerous Liaisons: Rape Myths and Violence in Literature, the Arts, and Music (3)

IDS 2316 World Without God? (3)

IDS 2461x Music and Human International Rights (3)

IDS 2490 Social Responsibility (Rhetorically Speaking) (3)

IDS 2491 Communication Matters: Personal Responsibility in Public Speaking (3)

IDS 2492 Sport: Place, Competition, and Fairness (3)

IDS 2510 Questioning What We Know: Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science in the 21st Century (3)

IDS 2611 Classical Philosophy of India (3)

IDS 3164s Media, Culture, and the Environment (3)

IDS 3179 Ethics Through Art (3)

IDS 3188x German Society through Film: The Legacy of Nazi Crimes Against Humanity (3)

IDS 3303 The Animal in Ancient and Modern Thought (3)

IDS 3312 Robots, Monsters, Avatars: Technology and the (Post-) Human Condition (3)

IDS 3340 Who Owns the Past: Perspectives on Ethics in Anthropology (3)

IDS 3364 Yesses and Noes: The Ethics of Consent (3)

IDS 3392 Just Torture (3)

IDS 3416 Ethics and Empire in the Roman World (3)

IDS 3433 Modern Death (3)

IDS 3495 Sport: Conscience Meets Commerce (3)

IDS 3685 Promoting Art Ethically in Social Media: Separating Truth from Fiction (3)

ITT 3114 Dante's Inferno (3)

LIT 3438rw Literature and Medicine (3)

PAD 3003 Public Administration in American Society (3)

PHI 2620 Environmental Ethics (3)

PHI 2630 Ethical Issues and Life Choices (3)

PHI 2635yw Bioethics (3)

PHM 2121y Philosophy of Race, Class and Gender (3)

PHM 2300x Introduction to Political Philosophy (3)

REL 3152x Religion, Race and Ethnicity (3)

REL 3170xw Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (3)

REL 3171r Topics in Ethics (3)

REL 3180s Religion and Bioethics (3)

REL 3431 Critics of Religion (3)

SOW 3933 Seminar in Global Social Work Ethics (3)

Natural Sciences

Students must complete a minimum of six semester hours, of which at least three semester hours must be chosen from the Statewide Core requirement list.

Note: All students must complete at least one credit hour in a Natural Sciences laboratory course as a graduation requirement.

Statewide Core Courses in the Natural Sciences:

AST 1002 Planets, Stars, and Galaxies (3)

BSC 1005 General Biology for Nonmajors (3)

BSC 2010 Biological Science I (3). (For science majors.)

BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology I (3)

CHM 1020C Chemistry for Liberal Studies (4)

CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3). (For science majors.)

ESC 1000 Introductory Earth Science (3)

EVR 1001 Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

PHY 1020 Physics and Technology for Future Presidents (3)

PHY 2048C General Physics A (5). (For science majors.)

PHY 2053C College Physics A (4). (For science majors.)

Note: Any student who successfully completes a Natural Science course for which one of the General Education core course options in Natural Sciences is a direct prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the Natural Sciences Core requirement. The direct prerequisite must be in the same subject area for the course to count and the subject area is determined according to the institution or SCNS catalog.

Natural Sciences

ANT 2100 Introduction to Archaeology (3)

ANT 2100L Introduction to Archaeology Laboratory (1)

ANT 2301 Evolution of Human Sexuality (3)

ANT 2511 Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Prehistory (3)

ANT 2511L Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Prehistory Laboratory (1)

ANT 4468 Bones, Bodies and Disease (3)

AST 1002L Planets, Stars, and Galaxies Laboratory (1)

BSC 1005L General Biology Laboratory for Nonmajors (1)

BSC 1100 Natural History, Biodiversity, and the Growth of Evolutionary Thought (3)

BSC 2010L Biological Science I Laboratory (1). (For science majors.)

BSC 2011 Biological Science II (3). (For science majors.)

BSC 2011Ls Biological Science II Laboratory (1). (For science majors.)

BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1). (For science majors.)

CHM 1045L General Chemistry Laboratory (1). (For science majors.)

CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3)

CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1). (For science majors.)

CHM 1050 Honors General Chemistry I (3). (For science majors.)

CHM 1050L Honors General Chemistry I Laboratory (1). (For science majors.)

CHM 1051 Honors General Chemistry II (3). (For science majors.)

CHM 1051L Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory (2). (For science majors.)

CHM 2047 One-Semester General Chemistry (3)

CHM 2047L One-Semester General Chemistry Laboratory (1)

CHM 3217 One-Semester Organic Chemistry (3)

CHM 3217L One-Semester Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

CJE 3762 Forensic Science in Investigation (3)

CJE 3762L Forensic Science in Investigation Laboratory (1)

CLA 2810sxw Ancient Science for Non-Science Majors (3)

ESC 1000L Introductory Earth Science Laboratory (1)

EVR 1001L Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory (1)

GLY 1000 Dynamic Earth (3)

GLY 1000L Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1)

GLY 1030 Environmental Issues in Geology (3)

GLY 1102 Dinosaurs and Disasters on an Evolving Earth (3)

GLY 2010C Physical Geology (4). (For science majors.)

HUN 1201 The Science of Nutrition (3)

IDS 2132 Busting Common Biological Myths (3)

IDS 2133 Trilobites to T. Rex: History of Life on Earth (3)

IDS 2134 Evolution, Medicine and Evidence (3)

IDS 2135 Genetics in Society (3)

IDS 2136 Biotechnology: Impact of Life and Science on Society (3)

IDS 2240 Sustainable Food and Water: Soil, Animals, Vegetables, and Grain (3)

IDS 2381 Chemistry in Art: From Pottery to Forgery (3)

IDS 2470 The Ecology of Food (3)

IDS 2473 Putting Science into Action: Field Methods in Plant Ecology (3)

IDS 2650 Thinking about Language: How Cognition and Language Interact (3)

IDS 3232 Living Green, Theory to Action (3)

IDS 3700 Broken Clocks and Disrupted Sleep: Impacts of Technology (3)

ISC 2003 Global Change: Its Scientific and Human Dimensions (3)

ISC 3523C Research Methods (3)

MET 1010 Introduction to the Atmosphere (3)

MET 1050 Natural Hazards and Disasters: From Hurricanes to Meteorites (3)

OCE 1001 Elementary Oceanography (3)

PHY 1020L Physics and Technology for Future Presidents Laboratory (1)

PHY 2049C General Physics B (5)

PSB 2000 Introduction to Brain and Behavior (3)

SPA 2001 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)

Note: Certain restrictions exist regarding the allotment of course credit for the chemistry and geology courses listed above. Students should refer to the course descriptions of each department for specific credit information before registering for these courses.

E-Series

Florida State University has developed E-Series courses that focus on broad questions that are relevant to humanity and our natural world and can be explored, examined, and experimented upon (thus, E-Series). E-Series courses are designed to foster critical thinking by allowing students to analyze persistent issues from multiple perspectives. Students must complete at least three semester hours of E-Series courses as part of their thirty-six General Education semester hours. This course will fall into one of the core General Education and/or Scholarship in Practice areas. All E-Series courses can count toward the "W" (State-Mandated Writing) Requirement. To fulfill the college-level writing requirement, students must earn a grade of at least a "C–" in the course, and also earn at least a "C–" average on the required writing assignments. If the student does not earn a "C–" average or higher on the required writing assignments, the student will not earn an overall grade of "C–" or higher in the course, no matter how well the student performs in the remaining portion of the course. Because E-Series courses are unique to FSU, the course must be completed at FSU.

Check the Liberal Studies website for the most recent information and to find an approved list of E-Series courses: http://liberalstudies.fsu.edu/.

University-Wide Curriculum

"W" (State-Mandated Writing)

To satisfy the state writing mandates, students must complete two approved three-credit college-level writing courses beyond the six hours required for English Composition. Typically, students complete this requirement by successfully completing one E-Series course plus a course on the list of approved "W" (State-Mandated Writing) courses. Transfer students who entered the University without having completed the General Education requirements elsewhere or who have not completed an articulated AA degree must complete two approved courses that meet the State-Mandated Writing requirement. To fulfill the college-level writing requirement, students must earn a grade of at least a "C–" in the course, and also earn at least a "C–" average on the required writing assignments. If a student does not earn a "C–" average or higher on the required writing assignments, the student will not earn an overall grade of "C–" or higher in the course, no matter how well the student performs in the remaining portion of the course. Students with an AA degree or General Education Statement from a Florida public university, state college, community college, or other colleges with which Florida State University maintains an official articulation agreement are exempt from the state mandates for college-level writing.

"W" Courses

AFA 2000w Introduction to the African-American Experience (3)

AFA 3101yw Theories of African American Studies (3)

AMH 2010w The History of the United States to 1877 (3)

AMH 2091yw The African-American Experience in the United States (3)

AMH 2095yw American Indians in the United States (3)

AMH 2096yw Black Women in America (3)

AMH 2097yw Nationality, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States (3)

AML 2010w American Authors to 1875 (3)

AML 2600yw Introduction to African-American Literature (3)

AML 3041w American Authors Since 1875 (3)

AML 3311w Major Figures in American Literature (3)

AML 3630w Latino/a Literature in English (3)

ARH 2050w History and Criticism of Art I (3)

ARH 2051w History and Criticism of Art II (3)

ARH 2090sxw Great Discoveries in World Archaeology (3)

ARH 3130xw Survey of Greek Art and Archaeology (3)

ARH 3150w Art and Archaeology of Ancient Italy (3)

ART 2003Csw Contemporary Art Scholarship and Practice (3)

ASH 1044xw Middle Eastern History and Civilization (3)

ASH 3100w History of Asia (3)

CLA 2010sxw Peoples of the Roman World (3)

CLA 2110sw Debates about the Past: Greek Civilization, History, and Culture (3)

CLA 2123sw Debates about the Past: Roman Civilization, History, and Culture (3)

CLA 2810sxw Ancient Science for Non-Science Majors (3)

CLA 3430w History of Ancient Greece (3)

CLA 3501yw Gender and Society in Ancient Greece (3)

CLA 3502w Women, Children, and Slaves in Ancient Rome: The Roman Family (3)

CLT 3370sw Classical Mythology (3)

CLT 3378sxw Ancient Mythology, East and West (3)

CLT 3510syw The Ancient World in Film (3)

DAN 2100sw Dance Appreciation (3)

DAN 3144xw Cultural Perspectives on Dance (3)

DAN 3185yw African-American Perspectives on Dance (3)

ENG 3310w Film Genres (3)

ENL 2012w British Authors: Beginning to 1790 (3)

ENL 2022w British Authors: Early Romantics to the Present (3)

ENL 3334w Introduction to Shakespeare (3)

EUH 2000w Ancient and Medieval Civilizations (3)

EUH 3205xw 19th-Century Europe (3)

EUH 3530w England, the Empire and Commonwealth (3)

FOW 3240yw Literature and Sexuality (3)

FRT 3561yw French Women Writers (3)

GET 3130yw Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation: 19th and 20th Centuries (3)

HIS 2050sw The Historian's Craft (3)

HIS 3205yw LGBTQ History (3)

HIS 3464yw History of Science (3)

HIS 3491yw Medicine and Society (3)

HPS 3320yw Screening the Scientific Life: Cinema and the Cultural Image of Science (3)

HUM 2210sw Humanities: Pre-History to Late Antiquity (3)

HUM 2235sw Humanities: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (3)

HUM 2250sw Humanities: 18th-Century Romanticism to Postmodernism (3)

HUM 3321syw Multicultural Dimensions of Film and 20th-Century Culture (3)

INS 2912sw Developing Global Citizens: Global Issues in Theory and Practice (3)

ITT 3430yw Masterpieces of Italian Literature and Culture in Translation (3)

ITT 3500yw Italian Culture and Civilization: From Origins to the Age of Romanticism (3)

ITT 3501yw Modern Italian Culture: From the Unification to the Present (3)

ITT 3520yw The Italian-American Experience in Literature and Film (3)

ITT 3523yw Italian Cinema (3)

JPT 3391rxw Japanese Film and Culture (3)

LAH 1093xw Latin America: A Cross-Cultural History (3)

LIT 2010w Introduction to Fiction (3)

LIT 2030w Introduction to Poetry (3)

LIT 2081w Contemporary Literature (3)

LIT 2230w Introduction to Global Literature in English (3)

LIT 3043w Modern Drama (3)

LIT 3383yw Women in Literature (3)

LIT 3438rw Literature and Medicine (3)

MUH 2012w Music in Western Culture, 19th and 20th Centuries (3)

MUH 3053yw American Roots Music (3)

MUH 3211w Survey of Music History-Antiquity to 1750 (3)

PHH 3130w Plato and His Predecessors (3)

PHH 3140w Aristotle to Augustine (3)

PHH 3400w Modern Philosophy (3)

PHI 2635yw Bioethics (3)

PHM 3020w Philosophy of Sex (3)

REL 1300xw Introduction to World Religions (3)

REL 2121yw Religion in the United States (3)

REL 2210yw Introduction to the Old Testament (3)

REL 2240yw Introduction to the New Testament (3)

REL 3112w Religion and 20th Century Fantasy Literature (3)

REL 3145xw Gender and Religion (3)

REL 3170xw Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (3)

REL 3431w Critics of Religion (3)

REL 3505w The Christian Tradition (3)

REL 3607yw The Jewish Tradition (3)

SPT 3130xw Latin American Literature in Translation (3)

WOH 1023xw The Modern World to 1815 (3)

WOH 1030xw The Modern World Since 1815 (3)

WST 3251yw Women in Western Culture: Images and Realities (3)

Scholarship in Practice

Scholarship in Practice courses are classroom-based experiences that allow students to apply relevant areas of scholarship to an original project. A Scholarship in Practice course must be completed with a grade of "C–" or higher prior to the receipt of the baccalaureate degree. A Scholarship in Practice course at any level will count towards the graduation requirement. A maximum of three semester hours of 1000/2000/3000-level Scholarship in Practice courses without any other General Education designation (e.g. History, Natural Sciences) may count towards the thirty-six total hours of General Education credit.

Scholarship in Practice Courses

ADV 3823rs Advertising Team II (3)

ARE 4932rs Introduction to Arts Administration (3)

ARH 2090sxw Great Discoveries in World Archaeology (3)

ARH 4800rs Methods of Art History and Criticism (3)

ART 2003Csw Contemporary Art Scholarship and Practice (3)

ART 4851s BA: Exploring Opportunities in the Arts (3)

ART 4970s BFA Thesis Project and Exhibition (3)

ASH 3230rs Middle East Research: An Interdisciplinary Seminar (3-6)

AST 3721Ls Astrophysics Laboratory (2)

BCH 4053Ls General Biochemistry I Laboratory (3)

BSC 2011Ls Biological Science II Lab (1) (For science majors.) [Note: Only Scholarship in Practice if taken with BSC 2011]

CEN 4020s Software Engineering (3)

CGN 4802s Senior Design Project (3)

CLA 2010sxw Peoples of the Roman World (3)

CLA 2110sw Debates About Past: Greek Civilization, History and Culture (3)

CLA 2123sw Debates About Past: Roman Civilization, History and Culture (3)

CLA 2810sxw Ancient Science for Non-Science Majors (3)

CLA 3500s Sports in Antiquity: Olympians, Gladiators, and Superstars (3)

CLA 4935rs Seminar in Classical Civilization (3)

CLT 3370sw Classical Mythology (3)

CLT 3378sxw Ancient Mythology, East and West (3)

CLT 3510syw The Ancient World in Film (3)

COM 2740s Contemporary Issues in Communication (3)

COM 4905rs Directed Individual Study (1–3)

COM 4941rs Application of Instructional Methods (0–3)

CRW 3753s Writing Florida (3)

CRW 4120rs Fiction Workshop (3)

CRW 4320rs Poetry Workshop (3)

DAN 2100sw Dance Appreciation (3)

DAN 4971s Senior Capstone Experience (3)

ECH 4604s Chemical Engineering Process Design I (4)

ECH 4615s Chemical Engineering Process Design II (3)

EEL 4911Cs Senior Design Project I (3)

EEL 4914Cs Computer Engineering Senior Design Project II (3)

EEL 4915Cs Electrical Engineering Senior Design Project II (3)

EIN 4890s Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project (3)

EIN 4892s Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project II (3)

EML 4551Cs Senior Design Project I (3)

EML 4552Cs Senior Design Project II (3)

ENC 4311rs Advanced Article and Essay Workshop (3)

ENG 4910s Research in Renaissance Literature (3)

ENG 4934s Senior Seminar in Literature (3)

ENT 2630s The Themed Experience (3)

ENT 3607s Innovation by Design (3)

FIL 2001s Introduction to Cinema Studies: Analysis and Practice (3)

FRW 3100s Survey of French Literature I: Early-Modern (3)

FRW 3101s Survey of French Literature II: Modern France (3)

HIS 2050sw The Historian's Craft (3)

HIS 2370s Interpreting Native America (3)

HIS 4164s Digital History (3)

HIS 4935s Senior Seminar (3)

HUM 2210sw Humanities: Pre-History to Late Antiquity (3)

HUM 2235sw Humanities: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (3)

HUM 2250sw Humanities: 18th–Century Romanticism to Postmodernism (3)

HUM 3321syw Multicultural Dimensions of Film and 20th–Century Culture (3)

IDS 2128s The Lean Machine: The 21st Century Entrepreneur (3)

IDS 2141s Exploring Emerging Technologies (3)

IDS 2166s Art as Propaganda: The Impact of Visual and Performing Arts on Western Society (3)

IDS 2180s Dead Cities (3)

IDS 2321sy The Blindness Experience (3)

IDS 2453sx Reality and Illusion in World Cinema (3)

IDS 2494s Creating Experiences (3)

IDS 2651s Language, Body, Mind, and World (3)

IDS 2672sy Music and Film (3)

IDS 2674s Animation and Identity (3)

IDS 2681s Digital Microhistory Lab (3)

IDS 3121s Business Case Analysis and Solution Development (3)

IDS 3164s Media, Culture, and the Environment (3)

IDS 3168s Walt Disney's America (3)

IDS 3169s Art and the Environment (3)

IDS 3458sy Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Multicultural Dimensions of American Cinema (3)

IDS 3493s Empowering Health Consumers in the eHealth Era (3)

IDS 3496s Exploring the World of Sports (3)

IDS 3682s Technical Communication in the Information Age (3)

IHS 4901s Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences Capstone Course (3)

INS 2912sw Developing Global Citizens: Global Issues in Theory and Practice (3).

ISM 4545s Data Analytics and Mining for Business (3)

LDR 2101s Leadership Theory and Practice (3)

LDR 2160s Peer Leadership (3)

LDR 2162s Leadership in Groups and Communities (3)

LDR 2163s Emerging Leaders (3)

LDR 2213sx Leadership for Social Justice (3)

LDR 2290s Leadership and Sustainability in Action (3)

LDR 2560s Leadership in Film (3)

LDR 3215s Leadership and Change (3)

LDR 4105s Leadership and Complexity (3)

LDR 4404s Student Affairs Leadership (3)

LIS 3793s Information Architecture (3)

MMC 4200s Media Legalities (3)

MMC 4302s Comparative and International Media Studies (3)

MUO 4006rs Music Theatre Workshop (2)

MUT 1005s The Art of Songwriting (3)

MUT 2116s Music Theory III (3)

MUT 3574s Popular Music Analysis (3)

PHY 3802Ls Intermediate Laboratory (2)

PSY 3213Cs Research Methods in Psychology with Laboratory (4)

REL 3180s Religion and Bioethics (3)

REL 3209s The Dead Sea Scrolls (3)

REL 3541s American Protestant Thought in Historical Context (3)

REL 4044s What is Religion? What is Religious Studies? (3)

REL 4335s Modern Hinduism (3)

SOW 4522s Integrative Field Seminar (2)

SPA 4056s Clinical Methods (3)

SPW 3493sx Readings from Spanish America (3)

SPW 4774sx Cuba: Diaspora, Race, and Cultural Identity (3)

STA 1220s In My Opinion: Introduction to Designing, Conducting and Analyzing Surveys (3)

STA 3064s Introduction to Statistical Modeling with SAS (3)

SYD 2740sy Sociology of Law and Hispanics (3)

THE 3214s World Theatre History II (3)

Formative Experiences

Formative Experiences are a type of hands-on, high impact practice through which students engage in independent, immersive learning settings outside the classroom that are relevant to their educational, professional, and life goals. Student participation in Formative Experiences must be evaluated by an instructor of record (faculty or qualified staff). Formative Experiences must be completed with a grade of "C–" or higher (or an "S" if taken on an S/U basis) in an approved course or through successful completion of the Experience Recognition Program through the FSU Career Center prior to the receipt of the baccalaureate degree. Students may satisfy the Formative Experience requirement by completing a second Scholarship in Practice course. In order for a Scholarship in Practice course to fulfill the Formative Experience requirement, the student must earn a "C–" or higher.

Formative Experience Courses

ACG 4941 Accounting Internship (3)

ACG 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

ANT 4914r Honors Work (1-3)

ARA 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

ARH 4815r Honors Work in Art History (1-6)

ART 4943 Internship in Creative Art (1-12)

ART 4981r Honors Work (3)

ASN 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

CCJ 4909r Honors in Criminology (3)

CCJ 4940 Internship in Criminology (15)

CCJ 4942 Part Time Internship in Criminology (8)

CGN 4906r Honors Work in Civil and Environmental Engineering (1-6)

CJE 4710r Public Safety and Security Capstone (3)

CLA 4909r Honors Work (1-6)

COM 3951 Global Exchange Formative Experience (0)

COM 4909r Honors Work (1-6)

COM 4945r Communication Internship (1-12)

ECO 4934r Honors Work (1-3)

ECO 4941 Economics Internship (0-6)

EDE 4970r Honors Work (3)

EEL 4906r Honors Work in Electrical Engineering (1-6)

EEX 4941 Practicum in High Incidence Disabilities (1)

EIN 4934r Honors Thesis (3)

EML 4970r Honors Work (3)

ENC 4942r Internship in Editing (1-6)

ENG 3943r Kudzu Review Undergraduate Magazine (0-3)

ENG 4936r Honors Thesis (1-6)

ENT 4943 Entrepreneurship Internship (3)

EUS 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

FAD 4805 Practicum in Family and Child Sciences (6)

FAD 4910r Honors Work (3-6)

FIL 4973r BFA Thesis Production (1-15)

FIL 4975r Undergraduate Honors Thesis (1-6)

FIN 4941 Finance Internship (3)

FIN 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

FRE 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

GEB 4941r Business Internship (0-6)

GER 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

HEE 4912r Honors Work (3)

HFT 3941r Management Internship (1-12)

HFT 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

HIS 4936r Honors Work (1-6)

HIS 4944r Undergraduate History Internship (3)

HUN 4913r Honors Thesis (3-6)

IDS 2060 Global Engagement (1)

IDS 2920r UROP Colloquium (1)

IHS 4943 Medical Interpreter Practicum (9)

IND 4947r Internship (1-3)

IND 4970r Honors in the Major (3)

INR 4941r Internship (3-6)

ISC 4943r Practicum in Scientific Computing (3)

ISC 4971r Honors Thesis (3)

ISM 4941 Field Study in MIS (3)

ISM 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

ISS 4944r Internship (3-6)

ITA 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

LAE 4937r Honors Work (3)

LEI 4940r Internship in Recreation, Tourism and Events (15)

LDR 3263 Leadership Experience (3)

MAN 4941 Field Study in Management (1-3)

MAN 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

MAR 4941 Marketing Internship (3)

MAR 4970r Honors Thesis (3)

MET 4945r Meteorology Internship (1-9)

MUC 4950 Composition Senior Recital (0)

MUE 4092r Arts in Medicine Service (1-3)

MUE 4940 Internship in Music (12)

MUS 4904r Honors Study (1-6)

MUS 4970r Senior Project/Thesis/Recital (2)

MUY 4940r Clinical Internship in Music Therapy (1-12)

MV(B, K, P, S, V, W) 4971r Senior Recital (0)

NUR 4945 Professional Nursing Internship (6)

NUR 4975r Honors Thesis (1-6)

PHI 4083 Research in Philosophy (3)

PHI 4912r Honors Thesis (3)

PHY 4910r Research Participation (1-3)

PSY 4039r Honors Work (1-6)

PSY 4920r Research Topics (1-3)

PSY 4944r Psychology Internship (1-6)

PUR 4940r Public Relations Internship (1-12)

REE 4941 Real Estate Internship (3)

REE 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

RMI 4941 Risk Management and Insurance Internship (3)

RMI 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

RTV 3941r Radio Practicum (1-9)

RTV 4800 Broadcast Operations and Management (3)

RUS 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

SDS 3802r Experiential Learning (0)

SLS 3717r Peer Learning Assistance (0-1)

SOW 4911r Honors Work in Social Work (1-6)

SPA 4970r Honors Thesis in Communication Disorders (1-6)

SPN 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

STA 4970r Honors Thesis (3)

SYA 4931r Honors Work (3)

TSL 4251 Applied Linguistics for Second Language Learning (3)

TSL 4324 ESOL Instruction in the Content Areas (3)

WST 4970r Honors Thesis-Women's Studies (1-6)

Diversity Requirement

To satisfy this requirement, students will be required to take one course from each of the two categories described below. All students are required to complete at least one "x" and one "y" course, with the following exceptions: students who have completed an AA degree from an articulated institution (including those who have completed a high school AA degree from an articulated institution) and transfer students who enter the University with sixty or more credit hours are only required to complete one Diversity course (either "x" or "y").

The diversity requirement must be completed with the grade of "C–" or higher prior to the receipt of the baccalaureate degree.

Cross-Cultural Studies (X) Courses

ADV 3410x Hispanic Marketing Communication (3)

AML 3682x American Multi-Ethnic Literature (3)

ANT 2000x Introduction to Anthropology (3)

ANT 2410x Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANT 2416x Childhood Around the World (3)

ANT 3141x World Prehistory (3)

ANT 3212x Peoples of the World (3)

ANT 3300x Masculinity in Global Perspective (3)

ANT 3610x Language and Culture (3)

ANT 4241x Anthropology of Religion (3)

ARH 2090sxw Great Discoveries in World Archaeology (3)

ARH 3515x History of African Art (3)

ARH 3572x History of Islamic Art (3)

ARH 4372x Spanish Colonial Art: The Hapsburg Period, 1492/1506–1700 (3)

ARH 4882x Visual Cultures of the African Diaspora (3)

ASH 1044xw Middle Eastern History and Civilization (3)

ASH 3100xw History of Asia (3)

ASH 3382x The History of the U.S. and East Asia: 1850 to the Present (3)

CHT 3123rx Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (3)

CHT 3124rx Modern Chinese Literature (3)

CHT 3301rx Chinese Folklore: Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales (3)

CHT 3391rx Chinese Cinema and Culture (3)

CHT 3392rx Writing Women in Pre-Modern China (3)

CHT 3501rx Chinese Civilization (3-6)

CLA 2010sxw Peoples of the Roman World (3)

CLA 2810sxw Ancient Science for Non-Science Majors (3)

CLT 3378sxw Ancient Mythology, East and West (3)

DAN 3144xw Cultural Perspectives on Dance (3)

EUH 3205xw 19th–Century Europe (3)

FRT 3520rx French and Francophone Cinema (3)

GEA 1000x World Geography (3)

GEO 1400x Human Geography (3)

GEO 4421x Cultural Geography (3)

HFT 2060x Coffee, Tea and International Culture (3)

HFT 2061x Ales, Lagers and International Culture (3)

HFT 2062x International Wine and Culture (3)

HFT 2063x Distilled Spirits and International Culture (3)

HFT 2890x International Food and Culture (3)

HUM 3123x Irish Culture: An Introduction (3)

HUN 2125x Food and Society (3)

IDS 2129x When Culture and Business Collide: Communication in an International Context (3)

IDS 2160x The Tourist Trap: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (3)

IDS 2165x Intercultural Communication, Business, and Sustainability: Writing for "Green" Everywhere (3)

IDS 2170x Music in the World (3)

IDS 2335x Central American Cinema (3)

IDS 2370x Festivals: Artisanship, Satire, and Fire (3)

IDS 2420x Heretics, Rebels and Militants in the Islamic World (3)

IDS 2431x Thinking Beyond Ourselves: Global Perspectives (3)

IDS 2453sx Reality and Illusion in World Cinema (3)

IDS 2456x Who is Human? Culture, Gender and Human Rights (3)

IDS 2460x Global Perspectives: Communication (3)

IDS 2461x Music and International Human Rights (3)

IDS 3188x German Society Through Film: The Legacy of Nazi Crimes Against Humanity (3)

IDS 3330x The Culture is in the Cuisine: The Food of Italy (3)

IDS 3450x Through an Arabic Lens: The Intersection of Film and Culture (3)

IDS 3459x Cinema Gone Global (3)

IDS 3466x India Through Bollywood Film (3)

JPT 3391rxw Japanese Film and Culture (3)

JPT 3511rx Japanese Popular Culture (3)

JPT 4504x The Culture of Tea in Japan (3)

LAH 1093xw Latin America: A Cross-Cultural History (3)

LDR 2213sx Leadership for Social Justice (3)

LIT 3024x Perspectives on the Short Story (3)

MUH 2051x Music in World Cultures (3)

MUH 2512x Music in World Cultures (2). (For music majors.)

PHM 2300x Introduction to Political Philosophy (3)

REL 1300xw Introduction to World Religions (3)

REL 2315x Religions of South Asia (3)

REL 2350x Religions of East Asia (3)

REL 3145xw Gender and Religion (3)

REL 3152x Religion, Race and Ethnicity (3)

REL 3170xw Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (3)

REL 3333x Ramayana in Indian Culture and Beyond (3)

REL 3337x Goddesses, Women, and Power in Hinduism (3)

REL 3340x The Buddhist Tradition (3)

REL 3345x Chan/Zen Buddhism (3)

REL 3351x Japanese Religions (3)

REL 3358x Tibetan and Himalayan Religions (3)

REL 3370x Religion in Africa (3)

REL 3935rx Topics in Buddhism (3)

SLL 3500x Slavic Culture and Civilization (3)

SLL 3510x The Slavic Vampire (3)

SPC 4710x Interracial/Intercultural Communication (3)

SPM 4013x Cross-Cultural Sport (3)

SPT 3130xw Latin American Literature in Translation (3)

SPT 3391x Hispanic Cinema (3)

SPT 3503x Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Analysis (3)

SPW 3493sx Readings from Spanish America (3)

SPW 4774sx Cuba: Diaspora, Race, and Cultural Identity (3)

URS 1006x World Cities: Quality of Life (3)

WOH 1023xw The Modern World to 1815 (3)

WOH 1030xw The Modern World Since 1815 (3)

Diversity in Western Experience (Y) Courses

AFA 1003y Diversity and Justice (1)

AFA 3101yw Theories of African American Studies (3)

AMH 2091yw The African–American Experience in the United States (3)

AMH 2095yw American Indians in the United States (3)

AMH 2096yw Black Women in America (3)

AMH 2097yw Nationality, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States (3)

AMH 2583y The Seminoles and the Southeastern Indians (3)

AML 2600yw Introduction to African-American Literature (3)

AML 4604y The African-American Literary Tradition (3)

ANT 3451y Race: Biology and Culture (3)

ARH 4413y Spanish Colonial Art: The Bourbon Period; 1700–1821/1898

ASL 2510y Deaf Culture (3)

CLA 3501yw Gender and Society in Ancient Greece (3)

CLT 3510syw The Ancient World in Film (3)

DAN 3185yw African-American Perspectives on Dance (3)

EDF 2085y Teaching Diverse Populations (3)

FOW 3240yw Literature and Sexuality (3)

FRT 3561yw French Women Writers (3)

GEA 4405y Latin America (3)

GET 3130yw Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation: 19th and 20th Centuries (3)

GET 3524ry German Cinema (3)

HFT 2080y International Protocol on Western Behavior and Service Standards (3)

HIS 3205yw LGBTQ History (3)

HIS 3464yw History of Science (3)

HIS 3491yw Medicine and Society (3)

HPS 3320yw Screening the Scientific Life: Cinema and the Cultural Image of Science (3)

HUM 3321syw Multicultural Dimensions of Film and 20th-Century Culture (3)

IDS 2173y A Social History of America's Popular Music (3)

IDS 2321sy The Blindness Experience (3)

IDS 2454y Fantasy Girls: Philosophical Examination of Women and Girls in Fantasy and Science Fiction (3)

IDS 2672sy Music and Film (3)

IDS 2673y Popular Music in Literature (3)

IDS 2677y Female Friendship Alliances in Shakespeare (3)

IDS 3193y Ancient Sexualities and Modern Sexual Politics (3)

IDS 3336y Great Britain? Geography, Imperialism, Industry and Culture (3)

IDS 3458sy Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Multicultural Dimensions of American Cinema (3)

IDS 3512y Examining the Educational Achievement Gap (3)

ITT 3430yw Masterpieces of Italian Literature and Culture in Translation (3)

ITT 3500yw Italian Culture and Civilization: From Origins to the Age of Romanticism (3)

ITT 3501yw Modern Italian Culture: From the Unification to the Present (3)

ITT 3520yw The Italian–American Experience in Literature and Film (3)

ITT 3523yw Italian Cinema (3)

LDR 2241y Black Male Leadership (3)

LDR 2242y Gender and Leadership (3)

LDR 2243y Latinx Leadership Development (3)

LEI 1181 Leisure and Recreation Adaptations for All Ages and Abilities (3)

LIT 3383yw Women in Literature (3)

MUH 2019y Modern Popular Music (3)

MUH 3053yw American Roots Music (3)

NSP 3185y Multicultural Factors and Health (3)

PHI 2635yw Bioethics (3)

PHM 2121y Philosophy of Race, Class, and Gender (3)

REL 2121yw Religion in the United States (3)

REL 2210yw Introduction to the Old Testament (3)

REL 2240yw Introduction to the New Testament (3)

REL 3363y Islamic Traditions (3)

REL 3367y Islamic Traditions II: Islam up to the Modern World (3)

REL 3607yw The Jewish Tradition (3)

RUT 3110y Russian Literature in English Translation (3)

RUT 3505y Russian Culture and Civilization (3)

RUT 3514y Russian Folklore and Fairy Tales (3)

RUT 3523ry Russian Cinema (3)

SOP 3742y Psychology of Women (3)

SOP 3782y Psychology of the African-American (3)

SOW 4620y Diversity and Social Justice (3)

SYD 2740sy Sociology of Law and Hispanics (3)

SYD 3800y Sociology of Sex and Gender (3)

SYD 4700y Race and Minority Group Relations (3)

SYG 2010y Social Problems (3)

SYO 3200y Sociology of Religion (3)

THE 2000y Introduction to Theatre (3)

THE 4433y Gender, Race and Performance (3)

WST 3251yw Women in Western Culture: Images and Realities (3)

Natural Sciences Laboratory Requirement

Students must complete at least one semester hour of a Natural Sciences laboratory course as a graduation requirement. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply scientific principles in designing and conducting experiments, and interpret evidence. Laboratory courses are designated by the suffixes "L" or "C" appended to the course number. Students will typically take this course concurrently with the associated course (e.g., students will enroll in both BSC1005 and BSC 1005L). The Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement must be completed with a grade of "C–" or higher.

Upper-Division Writing Requirement

Skill in professional writing is critical to the long-term success of all FSU graduates. As such, all students will be required to demonstrate competency in professional writing by completing one approved upper-division course that includes a substantial writing component. This coursework may be completed outside or within a student's major course of study or by Honors in the Major theses credit. The Upper-Division Writing requirement must be completed with a grade of "C–" or higher.

Note: Students must complete an Upper-Division Writing course in addition to the courses used to satisfy the State-Mandated Writing requirements.

Upper-Division Writing Courses

ACG 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

ADV 4300 Media Planning (3)

AML 4604y The African-American Literary Tradition (3)

ANT 4241x Anthropology of Religion (3)

ANT 4312 Contemporary Native American Cultures (3)

ANT 4914r Honors Work (1-3)

ARA 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

ARH 4800 Methods of Art History and Criticism (3)

ARH 4815r Honors Work in Art History (1-6)

ARH 4801r BFA All-Media Critique (3)

ART 4851s BA: Exploring Opportunities in the Arts (3)

ART 4981r Honors Work (3)

ASH 3230 Middle East Research: An Interdisciplinary Seminar (3)

ASN 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

AST 3721Ls Astrophysics Laboratory (2)

BCH 4053L General Biochemistry I Laboratory (3)

BSC 3402L Experimental Biology Laboratory (3)

CCJ 3032 Crime in Media (3)

CCJ 4909r Honors in Criminology (3)

CEN 4020s Software Engineering I (3)

CGN 4800 Pre-Senior Design and Professional Issues (2)

CGN 4906r Honors Work in Civil and Environmental Engineering (1-6)

CHI 4410 Advanced Chinese (3)

CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (3)

CLA 4909r Honors Work (1-6)

CLA 4935rs Seminar in Classical Civilization (3)

CLT 4532 The Return Home in Greek Myth (3)

COM 4560 Social Marketing (3)

COM 4909r Honors Work (1-6)

CRW 3753 Writing Florida (3)

DAN 3146 Contemporary Perspectives on Dance (3)

ECH 4404L Unit Operations Laboratory (3)

ECO 4934r Honors Work (1-3)

ECP 4530 Economics of Health (3)

EDE 4970r Honors Work (3)

EEL 3927 Engineering Design Concepts (3)

EEL 4906r Honors Work in Electrical Engineering (1-6)

EEX 4970r Honors Work in Special Education (3)

EIN 4890s Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project I (3)

EIN 4934r Honors Thesis (3)

EML 3012C Mechanics and Materials II (3)

EML 4970r Honors Work (3)

ENC 3310 Article and Essay Technique (3)

ENC 3416 Writing and Editing in Print and Online (3)

ENG 4934s Senior Seminar in Literature (3)

ENG 4936r Honors Thesis (1-6)

ENT 3629 Entrepreneurial Technologies (3)

ENT 4114 Business Plan Design (3)

EUH 4465 Weimar and Nazi Germany (3)

EUS 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

EVR 4922 Environmental Science Capstone (4)

FAD 4910r Honors Work (3-6)

FIL 4135 Thesis Development (3)

FIL 4975r Undergraduate Honors Thesis (1-6)

FIN 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

FLE 4937r Honors Work (3)

FRE 4422 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)

FRE 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

GEB 3213 Business Communications (3)

GER 4420 Advanced Composition (3)

GER 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

GLY 4544C Sedimentation and Stratigraphy (4)

HEE 4912r Honors Work (3)

HFT 3242 Communication in Hospitality (3)

HFT 4502 Integrated Marketing for Hospitality (3)

HFT 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

HIS 3505 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (3)

HIS 4935s Senior Seminar (3)

HIS 4936r Honors Work (1-6)

HUM 3218 Humanism and the Humanities (3)

HUN 4913r Honors Thesis (3-6)

IHS 4901s Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences Capstone (3)

IND 4506 Business Practices (3)

IND 4970r Honors in the Major (3)

INS 3003 Introduction to International Affairs (3)

ISC 4044 Upper Division Technical Writing (3)

ISC 4943r Practicum in Scientific Computing (3)

ISC 4971r Honors Thesis (3)

ISM 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

ISS 4164 Intersections, Power, and Policy (3)

ITA 4450 Advanced Italian Composition and Style (3)

ITA 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

LAE 4937r Honors Work (3)

LEI 4524 Leadership and Supervision in Recreation, Tourism and Events (3)

LIN 4040 Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics (3)

LIS 3793s Information Architecture (3)

LIS 4022 Writing for the Information Professions (3)

LIT 3024x Perspective on the Short Story (3)

MAN 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

MAR 4970r Honors Thesis (3)

MET 4501C Synoptic Lecture-Laboratory II: Four Dimensional Structure (4)

MHF 3111 Calculus and its History (3)

MMC 4200s Media Legalities (3)

MMC 4203 Media Ethics (3)

MMC 4300 Diffusion of Innovations (3)

MMC 4302s Comparative and International Media Studies (3)

MUH 3212 Survey of Music History: 1750 to Present (3)

MUS 4904r Honors Study (1-6)

NUR 4169 Evidence-Based Nursing (2)

NUR 4975r Honors Thesis (1-6)

PHI 4912r Honors Thesis (3)

PHI 4938r Seminar for Majors (3)

PHY 3802Ls Intermediate Laboratory (2)

PSY 3213Cs Research Methods in Psychology with Laboratory (4)

PSY 4039r Honors Work (1-6)

PUR 3100 Writing for Public Relations (3)

RED 4310 Early Literacy Learning (3)

RED 4335 Literacy Across the Content Areas (3)

REE 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

REL 3370x Religion in Africa (3)

REL 4044s What is Religion? What is Religious Studies? (3)

REL 4335s Modern Hinduism (3)

REL 4366 Seminar on Shi'ite Islam (3)

REL 4393 Islam in North America (3)

RMI 4970r Honors Thesis (1-6)

RTV 3101 Writing for the Electronic Media (3)

RUS 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

RUW 3100 Survey of Russian Literature I (3)

SOW 4232 Social Welfare Policies and Programs (3)

SOW 4911r Honors Work in Social Work (1-6)

SPA 4101C Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (4)

SPA 4970r Honors Thesis in Communication Disorders (1-6)

SPM 4014 Sport and Literature (3)

SPN 4420 Advanced Spanish Composition and Translation (3)

SPN 4935r Honors Thesis (1-6)

STA 4931 Statistics in Practice (3)

STA 4970r Honors Thesis (3)

SYA 4931r Honors Work (3)

THE 4303 Play Analysis (3)

WST 3015 Introduction to Women's Studies (3)

WST 4970r Honors Thesis-Women's Studies (1-6)

Oral Communication Competency

Students will develop effective oral communication skills through the use of public speaking activities in courses designed to provide instruction and ample opportunities for guided practice in oral communication. Through these courses, students master the kinds of oral communication that are appropriate for their academic or professional majors and future leadership roles. In order to meet the Oral Communication Competency requirement students must attain a grade of "C-" or higher in an approved Oral Communication Competency course.

Oral Communication Courses

BSC 3402L Experimental Biology Laboratory (3)

BSC 4945 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching (1)

CGN 4800 Pre-Senior Design and Professional Issues (2)

AND

CGN 4802s Senior Design Project (3)

Note: Both courses must be taken to satisfy the requirement.

CIS 3250L Ethics and Computer Science Public Speaking Lab (1)

CJL 4565 Courts and Social Policy (3)

CLA 2110sw Debates about the Past: Greek Civilization, History and Culture (3)

CLA 2123sw Debates about the Past: Roman Civilization, History and Culture (3)

COM 2080 Online Communication and Presence (3)

COM 3110 Communication for Business and the Professions (3)

ECH 2050 Engineering Communications (2)

ECH 3274L Transport Phenomena laboratory (3)

EDG 4410 Classroom Management and Legal Issues (3)

EEL 4911Cs Senior Design Project I (3)

EIN 3010 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Tools (3)

EML 4551Cs Senior Design Project I (3)

AND

EML 4552Cs Senior Design Project II (3)

Note: Both courses must be taken to satisfy the requirement.

ENL 4336 Orality and Poetics: Shakespeare's Sonnets (3)

ENT 3111 Creating Value Through Customer Acquisition (3)

FIL 2090r Professional Communication (1)

FRE 4410 Advanced Conversation (3)

GEB 3213 Business Communications (3)

GER 3400 Composition and Conversation (3)

HIS 4065 Public History Theory and Methods (3)

IDS 2402 Mathematics for Civic Engagement (3)

IDS 2490 Social Responsibility (Rhetorically Speaking) (3)

IDS 2491 Communication Matters: Personal Responsibility in Public Speaking (3)

IDS 2680 Reading, Writing, and Speaking in the Digital Age (3)

ISC 4044 Upper Division Technical Writing (3)

ITA 4410 Advanced Italian Conversation (3)

JPN 3250 Practical Skills in Japanese Communication (3)

LIS 2527 Digital Storytelling in Information Environments (3)

MET 3940r Weathercasting (1)

MSL 4301 Leadership & Management (3)

MUE 3491 Communication Skills for the Musician: Choral (2)

AND

MUE 3495r Music Education Laboratory: Choral (1)

Note: Both courses must be taken to satisfy the requirement.

MUE 3493 Communication Skills for the Musician: Instrumental (2)

AND

MUE 3496r Music Education Laboratory: Instrumental (1)

Note: Both courses must be taken to satisfy the requirement.

MUT 3574s Popular Music Analysis (3)

MUY 4402 Music Therapy: Methods and Practicum II (3)

MVK 3631 Piano Pedagogy I (3)

MVK 4641 Advanced Piano Pedagogy I (3)

NUR 3076 Communication in Health Care (3)

PHY 3091 Communication in Physics (2)

REL 4044s What Is Religion? What Is Religious Studies? (3)

SMT 4664 Project-Based Instruction (FSU-Teach) (3)

SOW 3350 Interviewing and Documentation (3)

SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech (3)

SPC 2067 Communication for Arts and Design (3)

SPC 2608 Public Speaking (3)

SPC 4620 Strategic Speech Making (3)

THE 2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors (3)

Computer Competency

All undergraduates at Florida State University must demonstrate basic computer competency prior to graduation. The computer competency requirement may be satisfied in one of two ways:

  1. Earn a grade of "C–" or higher in a course(s) that has been approved by the Liberal Studies Coordinating and Policy Committee for computer skills competency in the major
  2. Have a prior course, passed with a grade of "C–" or higher, certified by the student's major department as equivalent to the courses approved for computer skills competency in the major

The specific computer competency skills needed vary from discipline to discipline, and while a minimum level of competency is required, means of assessing such competency must remain flexible. Thus, associated with each major is a required course(s) that provides instruction in the discipline-specific computer skills, and students passing this course(s) with a grade of "C–" or higher will be considered to have completed the requirement. The list of required courses for each major will include at least one course flagged as satisfying the computer skills requirement. Students should check with their major department to identify the course(s) designated by the department as satisfying the computer skills competency in the major.

Transfer Credit and Liberal Studies for the 21st Century

The Office of Undergraduate Studies evaluates transfer credits as they apply to the courses within the General Education and State-Mandated Writing requirements of the Liberal Studies for the 21st Century program and the Civic Literacy requirement. Students with the AA degree or General Education Statement from a Florida public university, state college, community college, or other colleges with which Florida State University maintains an official articulation agreement are exempted from the General Education and State-Mandated Writing courses within the Liberal Studies for the 21st Century program. However, transfer students will be required to complete graduation requirements as specified in this chapter of the General Bulletin, with the following exceptions: transfer students who have earned sixty or more hours will only be required to take one Scholarship in Practice course and one Diversity course (either an "x" or "y"). E-Series courses must be completed at Florida State University. Visit http://liberalstudies.fsu.edu/civic-literacy.html for the most recent guidance on meeting Civic Literacy.

Progression to Upper Division

For progression to upper-division status at Florida State University, a student must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Completion of at least fifty-two semester hours of college credit
  2. Achievement of a minimum GPA of 2.0 on all work attempted at Florida State University

    Note: Some degree programs require a higher GPA for admission to upper-division status.

  3. Students who began college work prior to October 15, 1982 must complete a minimum of one-half of the required semester hours from the required General Education curriculum, including English Composition and undergraduate mathematics (computation).
  4. Students who began their college-level work on or after October 15, 1982 and prior to Summer C semester 2015 must complete a minimum of one-half of the required semester hours from the General Education curriculum, including the completion of State mandates and University-wide requirements for specific coursework in writing and computation. A minimum grade of "C-" is required in each of the courses used to fulfill the General Education requirements in computation and English Composition.
  5. Students who began their college-level work on or after the start of Summer C semester 2015 must complete a minimum of one-half of the required semester hours from the General Education curriculum, including the completion of all State-mandated computation coursework and the two required English composition courses (ENC 1101 and ENC 2135). A minimum grade of "C–" is required in each of the courses used to fulfill the General Education requirements in Quantitative and Logical Thinking and English Composition.
  6. Acceptance by a college for admission to a degree program

Transfer from a lower-division major advisement program to an upper-division degree program is completed by the student's baccalaureate dean after the student has declared a choice and has been declared eligible for transfer under the above requirements. Transfer from undergraduate studies directly into a baccalaureate degree program is accomplished between the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the appropriate baccalaureate dean under the same conditions.

All transfer students admitted to the University who do not meet the above requirements for admission to an upper-division degree program (except those students majoring in music, dance, or the BFA in theatre) and who have fewer than fifty-two semester hours of transferable credit will be assigned to the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Students with fifty-two or more semester hours of transferable credit will be assigned to the lower-division major advisement program under the appropriate baccalaureate dean unless they request assignment to the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Students requesting assignment to Undergraduate Studies must do so through the undergraduate admissions office at least one month prior to registration. All students, including transfer students, must have met the requirements for transfer from the Division of Undergraduate Studies by the time they have attempted a total of seventy-five semester hours of college work.

Transfer Among Colleges for Upper-Division Students

For an upper-division student to change colleges within the University, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Obtain a signed approval form from the dean of the college to which the student wishes to transfer. The original copy of the approved change form, or notification from the academic dean, must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar. The academic dean's office of the new college may choose to process the major change within the student system and retain the documentation within their office.

The Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree may be granted through the Division of Undergraduate Studies to students who have completed sixty semester hours with an adjusted GPA of 2.0 or higher at Florida State University and an overall 2.0 GPA on all college work attempted. A minimum of twenty of the last thirty semester hours of work must be earned in residence. Successful completion of the General Education portion of the Liberal Studies for the 21st Century program with a 2.0 GPA or higher is required for the AA degree. Students beginning their college program January 1983 or later must also meet State mandates and University-wide requirements for specific coursework in writing and computation.

Students cannot apply for both an Associate of Arts degree and a bachelor's degree to be awarded in the same semester. Also, the Associate of Arts degree cannot be awarded once a bachelor's degree has been conferred.

The awarding of the AA degree from Florida State University does not alter the calculation of the cumulative GPA at Florida State University. Certification for the AA degree in no way affects the requirements of individual colleges for the completion of the major/minor for a baccalaureate degree.

Students interested in receiving the AA degree and who are completing or have completed all the requirements listed above must officially apply at the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Educator Preparation

Students planning to enroll in an Educator Preparation program at Florida State University must: (1) complete all University Liberal Studies requirements; (2) take and pass the General Knowledge portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE); and (3) acquire a passing score on the Professional Education and Subject Area tests of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) prior to the final term internship and graduation. Students must also complete: (1) specified degree prerequisites referred to in the appropriate program chapters of this General Bulletin; (2) specific admission criteria described in the "Admissions" and "College of Education" chapters of this General Bulletin; and (3) the "Baccalaureate Degree Requirements" described earlier in this chapter of the General Bulletin. Students should note that all undergraduate Educator Preparation programs in the College of Education are combined BS/MS degree programs.

Students must consult with an advisor to determine how to simultaneously satisfy Florida State University's Liberal Studies requirements and the teacher preparation general education core curriculum requirements.

The Baccalaureate Degree

Florida State University's general requirements for all baccalaureate degrees (bachelor's degrees) are listed at the beginning of this chapter under "Baccalaureate Degree Requirements."

Graduation Planning and Strategies Office

The Graduation Planning and Strategies (GPS) Office provides programming and academic support activities for undergraduate students with high credit hours and other general advising needs to promote long-term planning and support student-driven goals for graduation and beyond.

The GPS Office establishes and implements programs, policies, and procedures that affect timely graduation and encourage students to maximize available options for degree completion. In consultation with colleges and departments, Graduation Specialists mediate, design, and manage graduation plans for students while providing intensive advising and degree planning assistance to facilitate timely degree completion.

Academic Progress Checks

All undergraduate students complete the online request for a University academic progress check from the Office of the University Registrar, no later than the time the student has earned ninety semester hours of credit or two terms prior to the planned graduation date. Students will receive holds on their account prompting them to request an academic progress check from the Office of the University Registrar and an academic progress check from their college(s).

Application for Graduation

Application for a degree must be made during the application period defined in the academic calendar in the term in which the student expects to graduate. Students can apply for graduation online through the Apply for Graduation link under myFSU Links on the myFSU portal (http://my.fsu.edu). If the student is unable to graduate at the end of the term for which application was made, the application for graduation will carry forward to the subsequent term. Students with 160 or more earned hours may be placed on the graduation list by the University. Students in this category who are added to the graduation list will be notified by the Graduation Planning and Strategies Office and provided detailed information as to their options at that time.

The Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree requires all the general criteria listed at the beginning of this section.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree requires all the general criteria listed at the beginning of this section, and

  1. Completion of a classical or modern foreign language through the 2000 level (2200 or equivalent course)
  2. Nine semester hours in the fields of humanities and history, in addition to the General Education and the world language requirement. Courses may be selected from the following colleges, and departments: College of Fine Arts; College of Music; College of Communication and Information (not including work in Communication Disorders or Information); and the departments of Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Philosophy, or Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Second Baccalaureates and Second Majors

Students should note that there is a difference between a second major and a second baccalaureate degree.

Bachelor's degree with more than one major. To obtain a second major, one must meet all requirements of the college of the primary major, but only the major requirements of the secondary major. For information about the second major see 'Second Majors and Academic Regulations' in the "Academic Regulations and Procedures" chapter of this General Bulletin.

Dual bachelor's degrees. In rare cases students may pursue multiple bachelor degrees simultaneously. The requirement for earning concurrent, or dual bachelor degrees, are: (1) satisfy the requirements for each major/minor as well as individual college requirements for both the first and the second degrees; (2) complete thirty semester hours in residence, in addition to the hours required for the first degree, for a minimum total of 150 earned hours; and 3) complete all University degree requirements. There are no Liberal Studies requirements for the additional degree(s).

Consecutive bachelor's degree beyond the first bachelor's. Students may receive additional baccalaureate degrees beyond the first degree in cases where a bachelor's degree has already been awarded. The requirements for an additional bachelor degree are: (1) the requirements for each major/minor as well as individual college requirements for the second degree are satisfied; (2) a minimum of thirty semester hours in residence are completed, in addition to the hours required for the first degree; and (3) the State of Florida Civic Literacy Requirement. The additional thirty semester hours must be completed in residence after the completion of the first degree. Hours earned by the student during the completion of the first baccalaureate degree, over and above those extra credit hours actually required for the first degree, may not be included in the thirty semester hours. There are no Liberal Studies requirements for the second degree except for Civic Literacy.

University policy prohibits the awarding of more than one degree from a specific degree program due to the overlap of core requirements of that degree program. Students should seek guidance from their advisors or their college when choosing to pursue a double major or dual degree. This policy applies to both current and readmitted students.

Dual degrees and double majors must be declared by the end of the semester in which a student will earn ninety cumulative credit hours toward their degree program at Florida State University. In special circumstances, students may petition their primary academic dean for an exception. Petitions should document the students plan to graduate within four years at Florida State University. Special consideration will be given to take into account accelerated credit earned while in high school. If a dual degree or double major is declared, but not completed, students will not be eligible for a refund of excess credit charges accrued while working on their dual degree or double major.

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathways, Direct-Entry Pathways

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathways. Combined bachelor's/master's pathways provide academically talented undergraduate students an opportunity to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree. Upon approval, a combined bachelor's/master's pathway allows for up to 12 graduate hours to be shared with an undergraduate degree program and the associated graduate program.

Direct-Entry Pathways. Direct-Entry Pathways are a type of combined pathway structured such that the curricula for two academic degrees are interwoven. Students are admitted to the bachelor's degree program with the understanding that they are expected to complete both degrees.  

Note: Students interested in pursuing either a combined degree or direct-entry pathway should speak with their academic advisor as soon as possible to determine appropriate options and course selections. Additional admission criteria and procedurals are typically required.

Degrees of Distinction

Three degrees of distinction are granted to all native graduating students based on all college-level work attempted (excluding physical education activity courses) and including the term's work in which baccalaureate degree requirements are completed:

  • Cum Laude for an overall average of 3.500
  • Magna Cum Laude for an overall average of 3.700
  • Summa Cum Laude for an overall average of 3.900

Degrees with distinction are granted to transfer students who meet all three of the following requirements:

  1. The student must complete at this University at least forty semester hours of letter-graded work, including the final term's work.
  2. The student must have the required minimum grade point average for each distinction level on all work taken at this University.
  3. The student must have the required overall grade point average on all work attempted, including any transfer and dual-enrollment credit excluding any physical education activity courses or vocational courses, regardless of how many years have elapsed since the credit was earned. Transfer credit cannot raise a student's Florida State University grade point average. Therefore, if the transfer grade point average is higher than the Florida State grade point average, the level of distinction will be based on the Florida State grade point average.

Graduation "With Honors"

Students who complete and successfully defend an upper-division honors thesis or equivalent honors projects (as defined by individual departments offering honors in the major) will graduate with the designation "With Honors." Students may graduate with one of the three degrees of distinction described above and "With Honors." The "University Honors Program and Honor Societies" chapter of this General Bulletin fully describes the Honors in the Major Program.

Policy for Awarding Degrees

Florida State University helps students meet their academic goals by monitoring academic progress toward their degree. In addition to the academic dean, the Graduation Planning and Strategies Office may contact students to assist with finalizing their degree plans in order to meet their individual goals and graduate.

If an undergraduate student has completed his or her respective degree requirements, the Academic Dean of the student's program confirms this, and the student is eligible to be awarded the degree, the University reserves the right to award the degree. Once the degree is awarded, the student must be readmitted to Florida State University in order to enroll in any courses.

Students pursuing double majors or dual degrees must formally notify their academic dean of their intent. Undergraduate students pursuing dual degrees in different disciplines must obtain formal approval of their academic dean, following established University procedures for such approvals.

Should the University invoke its prerogative to award a degree once a student has completed all stated degree requirements, the student may appeal this decision. If the student can demonstrate that continued enrollment is necessary to achieve his or her academic goals, the appeal may be granted. Reasons such as, but not limited to, desire to continue financial aid, participate in student activities, and access student services do not constitute legitimate reasons for appeal.

Any undergraduate student who wishes to appeal for continued enrollment, thereby postponing graduation, must submit a written request to the student's academic dean no later than ten class days after being notified that the University is invoking its right to award the degree. This appeal will be reviewed by a committee composed of the student's primary academic dean, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and the University Registrar. The committee must find evidence to support the student's claim of a legitimate academic need in order to grant permission to continue taking courses.

Once a degree has been awarded, all coursework leading to that degree is considered final and not subject to change. "Incomplete" grade changes or any other grade changes should be submitted prior to the posting of the degree. Grade changes or withdrawals for coursework that applies to the awarded degree may be considered only in cases of documented University error or in cases where the courses in question are documented as applying to a degree that is still in progress.

Undergraduate Level Certificate Programs

The University offers a variety of certificate programs, which consist of an organized curriculum of courses that lead to specific educational or occupational goals. A list of all of the certificate programs offered by the university is available in the Academic Degree and Certificate Programs chapter of the General Bulletin. These programs are generally considered professional in nature and the completion of these programs are noted on the student's official university transcript, if the following conditions are met:

  1. The student must apply and be admitted into the certificate program in order to be officially recognized as pursuing the program by the university.
    1. Some certificate programs may be restricted by degree level or offered only to degree-seeking students, while others are open to all enrolled students.
    2. The admissions criteria may include previous educational background, grade point average, or other qualifications.
    3. For formal admission requirements and procedures, students should contact the department offering the certificate program.
  2. The student must apply to the certificate program prior to completing the second course in the program.
    1. Completing the certification program coursework without proper admission to the program could jeopardize future enrollment opportunities in certificate program courses or the recognition of the completion of the certificate program by the university.
    2. Once the student has been admitted to the certificate program, the department will notify the Registrar's Office so it is reflected on the student's official academic record.
    3. Once the student has completed the last course required for the certificate program, the department will notify the Registrar's Office and the certificate will be posted to the student's official transcript.

In the event that the student completes a degree program prior to completing the requirements for the certificate, the student would be required to be readmitted as a degree seeking or non-degree seeking student to complete the certificate program.