Medical Social Work Certificate

Enhance your social work education with further training in the field of medical social work

Our online certificate program provides additional training for those holding a master’s degree in social work and pursuing a career as a social worker in the health care field.

Medical social workers specialize in public health, geriatric, palliative, and inpatient medical or mental health care. They work in hospitals or other specialized medical settings like nursing homes, rehabilitative care centers, or related home-care services such as hospice care. Some medical social workers are very specialized while others may serve a larger variety of clients with ongoing medical issues. Medical social workers often collaborate with other medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, discharge coordinators, administrative staff and physical therapists as part of an interdisciplinary team. They are primarily involved in preparing patients for life after leaving a residential setting and providing support to clients and family members in the forms of discharge planning, psychosocial counseling, grief counseling, case management, and referrals. Certain issues addressed by medical social workers include terminal illness, catastrophic disability, end of life decisions, homelessness, independent living resources, medication adherence and management, or suicidality.

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Marieb College of Health & Human Services

Department of Social Work

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965

239-590-7825

The B.S. in Marketing prepares students for careers in marketing by developing their understanding of the social and economic forces at work in national and global markets. The marketing major focuses on enhancing the knowledge and skills that enable managers to develop and maintain successful relationships with consumers and organizational customers through the planning, implementation, and control of marketing activities. The program emphasizes the use of analytical and environmental analyses to engage in strategic market planning, market segmentation, and competitive positioning. The program also covers the strategic implications of consumer behavior, product development and branding, promotion, pricing, and distribution channels.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:

  • MAC 1105 with minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission
  • Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • MAR 3023 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission

For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:

  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • MAR 3023 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission

Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information.  Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives/concentration.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/ .
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.eg, the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or  CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Enviro of Bus (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Thinking for Business (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (18 credits)
    MAR 3400 Professional Selling (3)
    MAR 3503 Consumer Behavior (3)
    MAR 4613 Marketing Research (3)
    MAR 4804 Marketing Strategy (3)
    MAR 4841 Services Marketing (3)
    MAR 4832 Product & Brand Management (3)


  5. Restricted Electives (9 credits)
    Select 9 credits of upper division (3-4000 level) in marketing (MAR) or advertising (ADV) courses.

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.S. in Computer Information Systems (CIS) prepares students for IS development and support careers in business and government. Graduates of this program are not only technically competent, but understand how to use information technology to facilitate business success. Courses include projects designed to enhance critical thinking, oral and written communications, and teamwork skills. Students are introduced to ethical and global issues via the study of CIS business cases. Typical employment for graduates includes systems analysis, system administration, and application or web development.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:

  • MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam) or MAC 1147 with minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam)(for programming concentration), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission. 
  • Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • ISM 3230 with minimum grade of C or COP 2006 with minimum grade of C (for Programming concentration) by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission

For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:

  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • ISM 3230 with minimum grade of C or COP 2006 with minimum grade of C (for Programming concentration) by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission

Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information.  Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives/concentration.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/ .
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework as noted below

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg.(3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C  or CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518
    (Note: Select COP 1500 Introduction to Computer Science for Computer Programming Concentration)

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitue: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233 or MACX311
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Enviro of Bus (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Thinking for Business (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (18 credits)
    ISM 3053 Mobile App Development (3)
    ISM 3113 Systems Analysis & Design (3)
    ISM 3212 Database Concepts & Admin (3)
    ISM 4154 Info Systems Integration (3)
    ISM 4323 Network Security (3)
    QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)

  5. Restricted Electives/Concentration (9-13 credits)
    Select one of the following groupings:

    Restricted Electives (No concentration noted on transcript)
    ISM 3230 Intro Business Programming (3)
    Select an additional 6 credits of approved upper division (3-4000 level) electives in Computer Information Systems from the following list: ISM 3220; 3232; 3400; 4094; 4332; 4905; 4930; 4941. (Other 3-4000 level courses with a Computer Information Systems focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.)

    Computer Programming Concentration:
    MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
    COP 2006 Introduction to Programming (3)
    COP 2001 Programming Methodology (3)
    COP 3003 Object-Oriented Programming (3)

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The goal of the B.S. in Management is to prepare students for success in modern business organization and to advance their careers in management. Business managers formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies. Specifically managers:

  • develop strategies and goals
  • design and maintain organizations' structures and systems
  • recruit and train new staff
  • ensure profitability
  • motivate employees
  • develop and maintain an organization's culture
  • make decisions regarding the future of the organization

The scope of a manager's job duties largely depends on the size of the organization. Within large companies, managers may specialize in one particular function. In small organizations, however, the manager's role is more of a generalist and he/she may be responsible for many different activities.

Four concentrations are available for Management majors: General Management, Human Resource Management, Sport Management and International Business. Graduates may seek entry-level positions in practically all aspects of today's business community. A representative sample of job titles of former graduates with a business management major include: Small business/Franchise Owner, Management Consultant, Account Executive, Management Trainee, Human Resource Manager, Construction Supervisor, Sales Representative, Employee Relations Advisor, Retail Store Manager, Training Specialist, Sports Facility Manager, Sport Promotions Manager. This list represents some, but certainly not all, of the positions graduates might consider.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:

  • MAC 1105 with minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission
  • Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • MAN 3025 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission

For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:

  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • MAN 3025 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission

Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information.  Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives/concentration.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/ .
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.eg, the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Environment of Bus (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Thinking for Business (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (15 credits)
    MAN 3046 Team & Group Processes (3)
    MAN 3063 Organizational Ethics & Values (3)
    MAN 3301 Human Resource Management (3)
    MAN 3600 International Business (3)
    MAN 4720 Integrated Management Capstone (3)

  5. Concentrations (12 credits)
    Select one of the following concentrations:

    General Management Concentration
    ENT 3004 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
    MAN 4143 Leadership (3)
    MAN 4441 Negotiation (3)

    Select an additional 3 credits of an approved upper division (3-4999) level business management course from the following list: ENT 3114, 3204, 3273 3422, 3503, 3618; GEB 3956; MAN 3320, 3350, 3401, 3781, 4330, 4625, 4905, 4930, 4941; SPM 3004, 3024, 4104, or 4304.  (Other 3-4999 level courses with a management or entrepreneurship focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.)

    Human Resource Management Concentration
    MAN 3320 Employee Staffing (3)
    MAN 3350 Performance and Training (3)
    MAN 4330 Management of Compensation (3)

    Select an additional 3 credits from:
    MAN 3401 Labor Management Relations (3)
    MAN 4625 Global Human Resource Mgt (3)
    MAN 4941 Management Internship (3)
    Or ENT 3004, 3114, 3204, 3273, 3422, 3503, 3618; GEB 3956; MAN 3781, 4143, 4905, 4930; SPM 3004, 3024, 4104, or 4304.  (Other 3-4999 level courses with a management or entrepreneurship focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.)

    Sports Management Concentration
    SPM 3004 Principles of Sports Mgt (3)
    SPM 4104 Sports Facility & Event Mgt (3)
    SPM 4304 Sports Promotion (3)

    Select an additional 3 credits from:
    ECP 3006 Sports Economics (3)
    MAN 4941 Management Internship (3)
    SPM 3024 Contemporary Issues Sport (3)
    Or ENT 3004, 3114, 3204, 3273, 3422, 3503, 3618; GEB 3956; MAN 3320,  3350, 3401, 3520, 3781, 3864, 4143, 4330, 4625, 4802, 4804, 4905, 4930.  (Other 3-4000 level courses with a business management focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.)

    International Business Concentration
    MAN 4602 Global Business Strategy & Org (3)
    MAN 4625 Global Human Resource Mgt. (3)

    Select an additional 6 credits from:
    MAR 4156 International Marketing (3)
    SCM 4143 Global Supply Chain Mgmt (3)
    ECO 3703 International Economics (3)
    Or GEB 3956, GEB 3930, MAN 4941, MAN 4905. Foreign language courses with an SPN, GER, or FRE subject designation will also meet the elective requirement.  Other foreign language courses and other 3-4000 level courses with an International Business focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor. 

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives- as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.S. in Biology provides a strong foundation in the biological sciences and includes a solid background in chemistry, math, and physics. Graduates are prepared for both post-graduate employment and continuing education in professional and graduate programs.  The B.S. degree includes three concentrations: Microbiology, Organismal Biology and Ecology, and Pre-Professional Biology. The concentrations share a common core of required biology courses that are foundational and also include concentration specific requirements. Each concentration offers students a diverse palette of electives and requires an individualized research and presentation experience that emphasizes communication and critical thinking skills. Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the job market or continuing education in graduate or professional schools.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete all program milestones. The following actions occur when milestone are missed: first occurrence—advising hold and counseling regarding progression requirements; second occurrence—counseling and change to a major outside of the Department of Biology or Department of Chemistry and Physics that is more appropriate to student goals and academic performance. Appeals are handled through the relevant department. The decision of the appeal committee is final. Program milestones include the following:

  • BSC 1010C or BSC 1011/1011L minimum grade of C completed one calendar year from admission as FTIC or 30 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • BSC 1010C and BSC 1011/1011L minimum grade of C completed by end of fourth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 45 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • PCB 3023C, PCB 3043C or PCB 3063C minimum grade of C completed by end of sixth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 60 credits earned, whichever is earlier.

Transfer students may declare the major after they have completed BSC 1010C, BSC 1011, and BSC 1011L with grades of C or better in each course. Transfer students must complete PCB 3023C, PCB 3043C or PCB 3063C with a grade of C or better within three semesters (including summer) of declaring the major.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSCX010C or BSCX040C

    FGCU Course: BSC 1011 General Biology II (3) and BSC 1011L General Biology II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX011 and BSCX011L) or BSCX011C or BSCX041C

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or CHM045C or (CHMX040 and CHMX041)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or CHMX046C

    FGCU Course: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX210 and CHMX210L) or CHMX210C or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L) or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX211 and CHMX211L) or CHMX211C or (PHYX054 and PHYX054L) or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L)

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or MACX233 or MACX253 or MACX281 or MACX241
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) or *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312 or MACX282 or MACX234 or STAX023 or STAX024 or STAX321
    [For STA 2023 Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (25 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BSC 4910C Senior Project I: Research (2)
    BSC 4911 Sr Project II: Presentation (1)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    PCB 3023C Cell Biology (4)
    PCB 3043C General Ecology (3)
    PCB 3063C Genetics (4)
    PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I or PHY 2053C College Physics w/Lab I (4)*
    PHY 2049C Gen'l Physics w/Lab II or PHY 2054C College Physics w/Lab II (4)*

    *If PHY 2048C and PHY 2049C or PHY 2053C and PHY 2054C were completed as common prerequisites, CHM 2210C and CHM 2211C must be taken to fulfill the core requirements; conversely, if CHM 2210C and CHM 2211C were taken to fulfill common prerequisites, PHY 2048C and PHY 2049C or PHY 2053C and PHY 2054C must be completed.

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (10 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Complete 10 credits from the following:

    ANS 3440 Animal Nutrition (3)
    ANT 3586C Human Evolution (3)
    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    BCH 3025C Analytical Biochemistry (3)
    BOT 3015C The Lives of Plants and Algae (3)
    BOT 4503C Plant Physiology (3)
    BSC 1930L Seminar in Medicine I (1)
    BSC 2930L Seminar in Medicine II (1)
    BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
    BSC 3367C Tropical Island Biology (3)
    BSC 4052 Conservation Biology (3)
    BSC 4422C Methods in Biotechnology (3)
    BSC 4900 Dir Ind Study/Research in Bio (1-3)**
    BSC 4930 Special Topics in Biology (2-4)
    BSC 4933 Current Topics in Biology (1)***
    BSC 4940 Internship in Biology (0-3)** (must be approved by dept. chair)
    EVR 4920 Current Topics in Environmental Studies (1)***
    ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)
    MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)****
    MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)
    MCB 3652C Environmental Microbiology (3)
    MCB 4203C Pathogenic Microbiology (3)
    MCB 4223C Food Microbiology (3)
    MCB 4502C Virology (3)
    PCB 3414C Behavioral Ecology (3)
    PCB 3422C Population Ecology (3)
    PCB 3673C Evolutionary Biology (3)
    PCB 3703C Human Physiology (4)
    PCB 3723C Comparative Animal Physiology (3)
    PCB 4233C Immunology (3)
    PCB 4253C Developmental Biology (3)
    PCB 4303C Limnology (3)
    PCB 4454  Biological Statistics (3)
    PCB 4522C Molecular Genetics (3)
    PCB 4656C Molec Tech in Behavioral Biol (3)
    PCB 4671C Evolution in the Omics Age (3)
    PCB 4674C Reptile & Amphibian Evolution (3)
    PCB 4714 Comparative Immunology (3)
    PCB 4783C Cell Membrane Physiology (3)
    ZOO 3205C Invertebrate Zoology (3)
    ZOO 3713C Vertebrate Form and Function (3)
    ZOO 3733C Human Anatomy (4)
    ZOO 4272C Ornithology (3)
    ZOO 4422C Herpetology (3)
    ZOO 4454C Ichthyology (3)
    ZOO 4480C Mammalogy (3)
    ZOO 4513C Animal Behavior (3)
    ZOO 4743C Neuroscience (3)
    ZOO 4753C Histology (3)

    Courses used to fulfill requirements in the Restricted Electives (4) cannot also be used to fulfill requirements in the Concentrations (5).

    ** A maximum number of 4 credits combined from these courses can be used to fulfill the elective requirement.
    *** A maximum of 2 credits from these courses can count towards the electives requirement.
    **** Courses taken to satisfy common prerequisites cannot be counted as an elective.


  5. Concentration Requirements (18-19 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Complete one of the following concentrations:

    Microbiology Concentration (19 credits)
    Complete the following:

    MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)

    Complete 15 credits from the following:

    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    MCB 3652C Environmental Microbiology (3)
    MCB 4203C Pathogenic Microbiology (3)
    MCB 4223C Food Microbiology (3)
    MCB 4502C Virology (3)
    PCB 4233C Immunology (3)

    Organismal Biology and Ecology Concentration (18 credits)
    Complete the following:

    PCB 3673C Evolutionary Biology (3)

    Complete one course from each of the following two groups:

    Group 1:
    BOT 3015C The Lives of Plants and Algae (3)
    ZOO 3713C Vertebrate Form and Function (3)

    Group 2:
    BOT 4503C Plant Physiology (3)
    PCB 3723C Comparative Animal Physiology (3)

    Complete 9 additional credits from the list of Restricted Electives in the Major above.

    Pre-Professional Biology Concentration (18 credits)
    Complete each of the following:

    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)

    Complete 11 additional credits from the list of Restricted Electives in the Major above.

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.S. in Accounting prepares students for careers in government, industry, public accounting, and service organizations. The faculty are committed to preparing graduates who are technically competent and possess the full range of business professional skills. Students are required to use a variety of technologies in assignments. Course projects are designed to enhance critical thinking, oral and written communications, teamwork, and foster awareness of diversity, ethics, and global issues.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:

  • MAC 1105 with minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission
  • Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • ACG 3103 with minimum grade of B by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission

For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:

  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • ACG 3103 with minimum grade of B by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission

Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information.  Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Attempt ACG 3103 no more than two times.
  • Earn a grade of B or higher in ACG 2021, ACG 2071, and CGS 1100 in order to enroll in certain upper division accounting courses.
  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives. A minimum grade of B must be earned in ACG 3103.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/ .
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

    1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
      To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major. 

    2. Common Prerequisites
      For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

      FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of B
      Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

      FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of B
      Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

      FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of B
      Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or  CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518

      FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

      FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

      FGCU Course: *MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: MACX233
      [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

      FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

    3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
      BUL 3320 Law & Business I (3)
      ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Thinking for Business (3)
      FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
      GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
      ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
      MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
      MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
      SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)
      SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)

    4. Required Courses in the Major (24 credits)
      ACG 3103 Intermediate Fin. Acctg. I (3) Minimum grade of B
      ACG 3113 Intermediate Fin. Acctg. II (3)
      ACG 3341 Cost Accounting (3)
      ACG 3401 Accounting Information Systems (3)
      ACG 4123 Intermediate Fin. Acctg. III (3)
      ACG 4632 Independent Audit I (3)
      QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)
      TAX 4001 Federal Tax Accounting I (3)

    5. Restricted Electives (6 credits)
      Select 6 credits of approved upper division (3-4000 level) electives in accounting (ACG) or taxation (TAX) from the following list:ACG 4501; 4684; 4901; 4939; 4940; or TAX 4011.
      (Other 3-4000 level courses with an accounting or taxation focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement - see LCOB advisor.)

    6. University Requirements (3 credits)
      IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

    7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

Bioengineering plays an important role in transforming discoveries at the intersection of engineering, the life sciences, and health care into innovative products and capabilities by applying new technologies to biomaterials, biomechanics, and biomedical instruments and procedures. Bioengineering combines engineering principles with biology and physiology from the molecular, cell, and tissue level up to the human form. Bioengineers solve problems to help improve human health and quality of life. Bioengineers can work in the medical device and biotechnology industries, in health care and research, and for government agencies, such as the FDA.

The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering emphasizes the application of new technology to biomaterials, biomechanics, and biomedical tools and procedures. Students learn how to solve problems associated with interactions between living and non-living materials and systems. Bioengineering students complete core courses common to all engineering majors as well as specialized courses in bioengineering. With the addition of another 4-credit general biology course, graduates will meet the pre-requisites for most medical schools.

Graduates of the FGCU B.S. Bioengineering degree program are expected to attain within a few years of graduation:

  • Technical competence as bioengineers and recognition as contributors in their communities as professionals or in the pursuit of advanced education.
  • Accomplishment in communicating and working collaboratively in a diverse, dynamic, multidisciplinary environment.
  • Proficiency in making use of entrepreneurial and/or learning skills to successfully adapt to a global society.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University as a degree seeking student in good academic standing may declare a major in engineering. All engineering majors must satisfy the academic milestones as described in the student guidebook. Refer to the Bioengineering (B.S.) Student Guidebook for further information on milestones.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:
  • A minimum of 129 credits.
  • At least 48 of the 129 credits at the upper division (3000 and higher) level.
  • A minimum of 32 of the last 60 credits to be taken at FGCU, including 12 credits in the major. Also, BME 4884 and BME 4885 must be taken at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

2. Common Program Prerequisites
For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: [BSCX010 and (BSCX010L or BSCX044L)]

FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or CHMX045C or CHSX440C or (CHMX095 and CHMX095L)
[Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CHMX046C or (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or (CHMX096 and CHMX096L)

FGCU Course: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CHMX210C or (CHMX210 and CHMX210L)

FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) and MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) and MAC 2313 Calculus III (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: (MACX311 and MACX312 and MACX313) or (MACX281 and MACX282 and MACX283)
[Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

FGCU Course: MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3) Minimum grade C
Acceptable Substitute: MAPX302 or MAPX305 or ECHX301

FGCU Course: PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: PHYX048C or [PHYX048 and (PHYX048L or PHYX064L)]

FGCU Course: PHY 2049C Gen'l Physics w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: PHYX049C or  [PHYX049 and (PHYX049L or PHYX064L)]

3. Engineering Common Core (10 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

EGS 1006L Intro to the Engineering Prof. (1)
EGN 1041C Computational Tools for Eng (2)
EGM 3420C Engineering Mechanics (4)
EGN 3641C Engineering Entrepreneurship (3)

4. Required Courses in the Major (47 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

BME 3100C Introduction to Biomaterials (3)
BME 3101C Bio Performance of Materials (3)
BME 3261C Biofluid Mechanics (3)
BME 3403C Human Physiology Engineers I (3)
BME 3404C Human Physiology Engineers II (3)
BME 3506C Circuits for Bioengineers (3)
BME 3507C Signals Syst Bioengineers (3)
BME 4211C Biomechanics (3)
BME 4503C Biomedical Instrumentation (3)
BME 4513C Bioengineering Data Acquisition & Control (3)
BME 4632C Biotransport Phenomena (3)
BME 4722 Health Care Engineering (3)
BME 4800C Bioengineering Product Design (3)
BME 4884 Bioengineering Senior Design I (2)
BME 4885 Bioengineering Sr Design II (3)
EGN 3433C Design for Manufacturing (3)

5. Restricted Electives (6 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

The Restricted Electives must total a minimum of 6 credit hours, are typically 2000, 3000 or 4000 level, and can include any of the following or other selected courses as approved by the Academic Advisor for engineering in consultation with the faculty (assuming all course prerequisites are fulfilled).  Restricted electives in general should provide increased depth in engineering, science, business, entrepreneurship, mathematics or another area that is pertinent to a career served by the B.S. Bioengineering degree.

For depth in engineering and bioengineering -
BME 4332C Cellular Tissue and Engineering (3)
BME 4504C Bioelectricity (3)
BME 4930 Bioengineering Special Topics (1-3)
EGN 3343C Thermodynamics (3)

For depth in biology and biotechnology -
PCB 2336 Human Genetics (3)
PCB 3023C Cell Biology (4)
PCB 3063C Genetics (4)
PCB 4233C Immunology (3)
MCB 2010C Microbiology with Lab (4)
MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)

For depth in chemistry and biochemistry -
BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
CHM 2211C Organic Chem w/Lab II (4)
CHM 3120C Analytical Chemistry (4)

For depth in mathematics, modeling, and computation -
MAA 4211 Vector Analysis (3)
MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics (3)
MAD 4401 Numerical Analysis (3)
MAP 3161 Math for Science & Engineering (3)
MAS 3105 Linear Algebra (3)
MHF 2191 Mathematical Foundations (3)
STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
STA 2037 Statistics with Calculus (3)

For depth in business and entrepreneurship -
ENT 3004 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
MAN 3046 Team & Group Processes (3)
MAN 3600 International Business (3)
MAN 3781 Sustainable Business (3)
MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3) (junior standing required)

Pre-med and other health professions students should typically take -
BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
CHM 2211C Organic Chem w/Lab II (4)

6. University Requirements (3 credits)
IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

7. Additional Electives (as needed to reach total credit hours required for the degree)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 129 Hours

Clinical Laboratory Science is designed for students who seek a Bachelor of Science degree, national certification, and Florida licensure as a clinical laboratory scientist. The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Clinical Laboratory Science is designed for students with baccalaureate degrees in the chemical or biological sciences who seek licensure/certification in clinical laboratory science. Your knowledge of the human body in health and disease is broadened in courses that include physiology, chemistry, human genetics, microbiology, transfusion medicine, immunology, hematology, and molecular diagnostics. Clinical experiences at community laboratories are integrated within the curriculum and enhance your growth as professionals. Graduates of this program have diverse skills for employment in a clinical or research setting. The CLS curriculum also serves as a solid preparation for medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, and graduate school.

General Requirements

The BS in Clinical Laboratory Science program at FGCU has been designated as limited access.  Consequently, the selection process is competitive and all qualified applicants may not be admitted to the program.

  • Submit a FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet minimum university admission requirements are required from applicants who have earned their bachelor's degree outside the United States in a country where English is not the official language.  This requirement is not limited to international students.
  • Submission of a completed Clinical Laboratory Science supplemental application after completion of common prerequisites.
  • Earn a grade of C or better  (a grade of C- or less is not acceptable) in each common prerequisite course.
  • Earn a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all common prerequisite courses.
  • Applicants must be admitted to FGCU and supplemental application materials must be received prior to the established deadline.

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete appropriate milestones. Failure to meet milestone requirements may result in required major reselection. Refer to the program website or CLS Student Guidebook for further information on milestones and progression standards.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a minimum of 123 semester credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all course work attempted at FGCU.
  • Earn, within the 123 total credits, a minimum of 48 credits at the upper division (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
  • Earn a grade of C or above in all courses identified in Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 below. A grade of C- does not satisfy the requirement of a minimum grade of C.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service-learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Earn at least 25% of the coursework required for the degree and 30 of the last 60 hours at FGCU.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSCX011C or (BSCX011 and BSCX011L) or PCBX011C or (PCBX011 and PCBX011L) or PCBX013C or (PCBX013 and PCBX013L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1085C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX093C or (BSCX093 and BSCX093L) or BSCX085C or (BSCX085 and BSCX085L) or ZOOX733C or (ZOOX733 and ZOOX733L) or ZOOX731C or (ZOOX731 and ZOOX731L) or PCBX510C or (PCBX510 and PCBX510L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1086C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX094C or (BSCX094 and BSCX094L) or BSCX086C or (BSCX086 and BSCX086L) or PCBX703C or (PCBX703 and PCBX703L) or PCBX134C or (PCBX134 and PCBX134L)

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX046C or (CHMX046 and CHMX046L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX210C or (CHMX210 and CHMX210L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laborator (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX211C or (CHMX211 and CHMX211L)

    FGCU Course: MCB 2010C Microbiology with Lab (4) or MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MCBX013Cor MCBX020C or (MCBX020 and MCBX020L) or (MCBX023 and MCBX023L) or MCBX010C or (MCBX010 and MCBX010L)

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX014 or STAX023 or STAX024 or STAX321
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (60 credits)
    Minimum grade of C (not C-) is required in each course.
    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    HSC 3161 Genetics for Health Sciences (3)
    IHS 3101 Shaping Hlthcare in 21st Cent. (3)
    IHS 3203 Mgmt. & Leadership in Hlthcare (3)
    IHS 4504 Research Methods in HealthCare (3)
    IHS 4938 Senior Seminar (3)
    MLS 3038 Essentials of Clinical Lab Sci (3)
    MLS 3220 Biological Fluid Analysis (2)
    MLS 4191 Molecular Diagnostics (3)
    MLS 4308 Hematology/Hemostasis (3)
    MLS 4404 Diagnostic Microbiology (3)
    MLS 4462 Diagnostic VMP (3)
    MLS 4505 Clinical Immunology (2)
    MLS 4550 Immunohematology & Transfusion (3)
    MLS 4627 Clinical Biochemistry (3)
    MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicu (3)
    MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicu (3)
    MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum (3)
    MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Prac (3)
    MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum (2)
    PCB 4233C Immunology (3)

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  5. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 123 Hours

The B.A. in Sociology is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be effective agents for change in society; to contribute positively to the quality of life; and to be globally aware.  Beyond studying inherently interesting subject matter - groups, organizations, social relationships, and cultural change - a student majoring in Sociology will develop skills in effective writing, problem-solving, data analysis, teamwork, research design and execution, critical thinking, and oral communication.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: Any 6 hours of lower level courses with the prefix of SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO or SYP
    Acceptable Course: (SYAXXXX or SYDXXXX or SYGXXXX or SYOXXXX or SYPXXXX) and (SYAXXXX or SYDXXXX or SYGXXXX or SYOXXXX or SYPXXXX)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (24 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic-Engagement (3)
    IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)
    SYA 3300 Social Research Methods (3)
    SYA 3310 Qualitative Research Methods (3)
    SYA 4935 Senior Capstone (3)
    SYO 3530 Social Stratification (3)
    SYO 4180 Sociology of Work and Family (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (15 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select one of the following:
    SYA 3010 Sociological Theory (3)
    SYA 3120 Contemp Sociological Theory (3)

    Select 12 credits from the following:

    Any 3000-4999 level course with the prefix of SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO, SYP (3)*

    *Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering prepares students in the theory and methods of systematic and rigorous construction of software for industrial, scientific, and commercial applications.

Software engineering concerns the design, implementation, testing and maintenance of software. Software engineers design and develop many types of software, including business applications, embedded systems, computer games, operating systems, and networks. According to the 2014 Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software engineers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average.

The FGCU B.S. Software Engineering degree program will produce graduates who:

  • successfully enter chosen careers in application software development, system software development, and/or graduate studies,
  • practice life-long learning in their professions, adapting to the rapidly changing technological world.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University as a degree seeking student in good academic standing may declare a major in engineering. All engineering majors must satisfy the academic milestones as described in the student guidebook. Refer to the Software Engineering (B.S.) Student Guidebook for further information on milestones.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits, with at least 48 credits at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Complete a minimum of 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU, including 12 credit hours in the major.  Also CEN 4065 and CEN 4935 must be taken at FGCU.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: *COP 1500 Intro to Computer Science (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: COPX500 or COP X000
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 Minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: COP2006 Introduction to Programming (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: COP X250, COP X253, or COP X800

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312

    FGCU Course: PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    FGCU Course: PHY 2049C Gen'l Physics w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade C
    Acceptable Substitute: [(PHYX048 and PHYX048L) and (PHYX049 and PHYX049L)] or (PHYX048C and PHYX049C)

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) or *STA 2037 Statistics with Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX037
    [For STA 2023 Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]
    [For STA 2037 Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C then MAC 2311 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    Math Electives (6-7 credits) from the following:
    FGCU Course: MAC 2313 Calculus III (4)
    FGCU Course: MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3)
    FGCU Course: MHF 2191 Mathematics Foundations (3)
    FGCU Course: MHF 2310 Symbolic Logic (3)
    Acceptable Substitutues: (6-7 credits) from: MACX313 or MAPX302 or MHFX191 or MHFX310

    Science Electives (4 credits) from the following:
    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen'l Biology I w/Lab (4)
    FGCU Course: BSC 1011C Gen'l Biology II w/Lab (4)
    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045C General Chem w/Lab I (4)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]
    FGCU Course: CHM 1046C General Chem w/Lab II (4)
    FGCU Course: GLY 1010C Physical Geology (4)
    Acceptable Substitutes: BSCX010c or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSCX011C or (BSCX011 and BSCX011L) or CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or GLYX000C

  3. Required Courses in the Major (45 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    CDA 3104 Comp Org'n Assem Lang Prog (3)
    CEN 3031 Software Engng Fundamentals (3)
    CEN 3078 Software Security (3)
    CEN 3073 Software Specifications (3)
    CEN 4072 Software Testing (3)
    CEN 4065 Software Architecture & Design (3)
    CEN 4935 Senior Software Engr Project (3)
    CNT 4104 Software Proj Comp Networks (3)
    COP 2001 Programming Methodology (3)
    COP 3003 Object-Oriented Programming (3)
    COP 3530 Data Structures & Algorithms (3)
    COP 3710 Intro to Data Engineering (3)
    COP 4610 Operating Systems (3)
    EGN 3641C Engineering Entrepreneurship (3)
    MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics (3)

  4. Restricted Electives (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 12 credits from the following:
    BME 3506C Circuits for Bioengineers (3)
    BME 3507C Signals Syst Bioengineers (3)
    CAP 4662 Introduction to Robotics (3)
    CAP 4730 Computer Graphics (3)
    CAP 4770 Knowledge Disc. & Data Mining (3)
    CAP 4830 Simulation & Modeling (3)
    CDA 3200 Digital Systems (3)
    CDA 4150 Computer Architecture (3)
    CDA 4170 Data Acquis & Control Systems (3)
    CEN 3213 Embedded Systems Programming (3)
    CEN 4083 Intro. to Cloud Computing (3)
    CEN 4216 Cyberphysical Systems (3)
    CEN 4930 Special Topics in Software Engineering (3)
    COP 4908 Independent Study (3)
    COP 4931 Special Topics in Computer Science (3)

    See college advisor for approval of additional courses.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Biology offers students the opportunity to study and engage in academic research on living systems across  several levels from molecular to ecological systems. Students will gain an understanding of interactions between organisms and their environments (including biomedical and evolutionary perspectives). Ethical complexities of biological research are integrated throughout the curriculum. Pedagogically, emphasis is on lab-centered, hands-on learning.  This degree program integrates a biological science disciplinary course of study with an issues-based interdisciplinary approach.  Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions and for graduate study in biological sciences, including the various biomedical fields (medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, anatomy, etc.).

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete all program milestones. The following actions occur when milestone are missed: first occurrence—advising hold and counseling regarding progression requirements; second occurrence—counseling and change to a major outside of the Department of Biology or Department of Chemistry and Physics that is more appropriate to student goals and academic performance. Appeals are handled through the relevant department. The decision of the appeal committee is final. Program milestones include the following:

  • BSC 1010C or BSC 1011/1011L minimum grade of C completed one calendar year from admission as FTIC or 30 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • BSC 1010C and BSC 1011/1011L minimum grade of C completed by end of fourth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 45 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • PCB 3023C, PCB 3043C or PCB 3063C minimum grade of C completed by end of sixth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 60 credits earned, whichever is earlier.

Transfer students may declare the major after they have completed BSC 1010C, BSC 1011, and BSC 1011L with grades of C or better in each course. Transfer students must complete PCB 3023C, PCB 3043C or PCB 3063C with a grade of C or better within three semesters (including summer) of declaring the major.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

    1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
      To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

    2. Common Prerequisites
      For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

      FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSCX010C or BSCX040C

      FGCU Course: BSC 1011 General Biology II (3) and BSC 1011L General Biology II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX011 and BSCX011L) or BSCX011C or BSCX041C

      FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or CHM045C or (CHMX040 and CHMX041)
      [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

      FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or CHMX046C

      FGCU Course: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX210 and CHMX210L) or CHMX210C or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L) or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L)

      FGCU Course: CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX211 and CHMX211L) or CHMX211C or (PHYX054 and PHYX054L) or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L)

      FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or MACX233 or MACX253 or MACX281 or MACX241
      [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

      FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) or *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
      Acceptable Substitute: MACX312 or MACX282 or MACX234 or STAX023 or STAX024 or STAX321
      [For STA 2023 Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    3. Required Courses in the Major (14 credits)
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

      BSC 4910C Senior Project I: Research (2)
      BSC 4911 Sr Project II: Presentation (1)
      IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
      PCB 3023C Cell Biology (4)
      PCB 3063C Genetics (4) 

    4. Restricted Electives in the Major (36 credits)
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

      Select one of the following:
      IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
      IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)

      Select one of the following:
      PCB 3043C General Ecology (3)
      PCB 3673C Evolutionary Biology (3)
      ZOO 3713C Vertebrate Form and Function (3)

      Select 30 credits from the following:
      ANS 3440 Animal Nutrition (3)
      ANT 3586C Human Evolution (3)
      BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
      BCH 3025C Analytical Biochemistry (3)
      BOT 3015C The Lives of Plants and Algae (3)
      BOT 4503C Plant Physiology (3)
      BSC 1930L Seminar in Medicine I (1)
      BSC 2930L Seminar in Medicine II (1)
      BSC 3030 Biology and Society (2)
      BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
      BSC 3367C Tropical Island Biology (3)
      BSC 4052 Conservation Biology (3)
      BSC 4422C Methods in Biotechnology (3)
      BSC 4900 Dir Ind Study/Research in Bio (1-3)***
      BSC 4930 Special Topics in Biology (3)
      BSC 4933 Current Topics in Biology (1)****
      BSC 4940 Internship in Biology (0-3)***(must be approved by dept. chair)
      CHM 2210C Organic Chemistry w/Lab I (4)**
      CHM 2211C Organic Chem w/Lab II (4)**
      EVR 4920 Current Topics Environ Studies (1)****
      ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)
      MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)**
      MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)
      MCB 3652C Environmental Microbiology (3)
      MCB 4203C Pathogenic Microbiology (3)
      MCB 4223C Food Microbiology (3)
      MCB 4502C Virology (3)
      PCB 3043C General Ecology (3)*
      PCB 3414C Behavioral Ecology (3)
      PCB 3422C Population Ecology (3)
      PCB 3673C Evolutionary Biology (3)*
      PCB 3703C Human Physiology (4)
      PCB 3723C Comparative Animal Physiology (3)
      PCB 4233C Immunology (3)
      PCB 4253C Developmental Biology (3)
      PCB 4303C Limnology (3)
      PCB 4454 Biological Statistics (3)
      PCB 4522C Molecular Genetics (3)
      PCB 4656C Molec Tech in Behavioral Biol (3)
      PCB 4671C Evolution in the Omics Age (3)
      PCB 4674C Reptile & Amphibian Evolution (3)
      PCB 4714 Comparative Immunology (3)
      PCB 4783C Cell Membrane Physiology (3)
      PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4)** or PHY 2053C College Physics w/Lab I (4)**
      PHY 2049C General Physics w/ Lab II (4)** or PHY 2054C College Physics w/Lab II (4)**
      ZOO 3205C Invertebrate Zoology (3)
      ZOO 3713C Vertebrate Form and Function (3)*
      ZOO 3733C Human Anatomy (4)
      ZOO 4272C Ornithology (3)
      ZOO 4422C Herpetology (3)
      ZOO 4454C Ichthyology (3)
      ZOO 4480C Mammalogy (3)
      ZOO 4513C Animal Behavior (3)
      ZOO 4743C Neuroscience (3)
      ZOO 4753C Histology (3)

      * Courses taken in one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category
      ** Courses taken to satisfy common prerequisites cannot be counted as an elective
      ***A maximum number of 4 credits combined from these courses can be used to fulfill the elective requirement
      ****A maximum number of 2 credits combined from these courses can be used to fulfill the elective requirement

    5. University Requirements (3 credits)
      IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

    6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.S. in Biotechnology provides students the opportunity to gain an understanding of living organisms, at the cellular and molecular level, and in relationship with their environment for the purpose of enhancing human health and improving the environment.  The curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning and provides undergraduate research experience. Students learn through elective courses and research how to apply biological knowledge to solve current problems in fields such as Agriculture, Medicine, Environmental and Marine Sciences.  The program prepares students pursuing graduate studies, entering the work force in industrial, academic or governmental laboratories, acceptance into medical, dental, veterinary or pharmacy schools.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete all program milestones. The following actions occur when milestone are missed: first occurrence—advising hold and counseling regarding progression requirements; second occurrence—counseling and change to a major outside of the Department of Biology or Department of Chemistry and Physics that is more appropriate to student goals and academic performance. Appeals are handled through the relevant department. The decision of the appeal committee is final. Program milestones include the following:

  • BSC 1010C or BSC 1011/1011L minimum grade of C completed one calendar year from admission as FTIC or 30 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • BSC 1010C and BSC 1011/1011L minimum grade of C completed by end of fourth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 45 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • PCB 3023C, PCB 3043C or PCB 3063C minimum grade of C completed by end of sixth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 60 credits earned, whichever is earlier.

Transfer students may declare the major after they have completed BSC 1010C, BSC 1011, and BSC 1011L with grades of C or better in each course. Transfer students must complete PCB 3023C, PCB 3043C or PCB 3063C with a grade of C or better within three semesters (including summer) of declaring the major.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must:
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1011 General Biology II (3) and BSC 1011L General Biology II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX011C or (BSCX011 and BSCX011L)

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHM045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX046C or (CHMX046 and CHMX046L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX210C or (CHMX210 and CHMX210L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX211C or (CHMX211 and CHMX211L)

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or MACX233 or MACX253 or MACX281
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: *PHY 2053C College Physics w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: PHYX053C  or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L) or PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: PHY 2054C College Physics w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: PHYX054C or (PHYX054 and PHYX054L) or PHYX049C or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L)

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or STAX014 or STAX024 or STAX321
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (30 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    BSC 4422C Methods in Biotechnology (3)
    BSC 4942C Senior Res. Biotech. (2)
    BSC 4943 Sr. Proj. Pres. Biotech. (1)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)
    MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)
    PCB 3023C Cell Biology (4)
    PCB 3063C Genetics (4)
    PCB 4522C Molecular Genetics (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (18 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 2 credits from the following:

    BSC 4905 Dir. Ind.Study/Res. Biotech. (1-3) or
    BSC 4941 Internship in Biotechnology (1-3)

    Select 16 credits from the following:

    ANS 3440 Animal Nutrition (3)
    BCH 3025C Analytical Biochemistry (3)
    BOT 3015C The Lives of Plants and Algae (3)
    BOT 4394C Plant Molecular Biology (3)
    BOT 4503C Plant Physiology (3)
    BSC 4905 Dir. Ind.Study/Res. Biotech. (1-3)
    BSC 4930 Special Topics in Biology (2-4)
    BSC 4941 Internship in Biotechnology (1-3)
    MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
    MCB 3652C Environmental Microbiology (3)
    MCB 4223C Food Microbiology (3)
    MCB 4502C Virology (3)
    PCB 3703C Human Physiology (4)*
    PCB 3723C Comparative Animal Physiology (3)*
    PCB 4233C Immunology (3)
    PCB 4253C Developmental Biology (3)
    PCB 4454 Biological Statistics (3)
    PCB 4671C Evolution in the Omics Age (3)
    PCB 4714 Comparative Immunology (3)
    ZOO 4513C Animal Behavior (3)
    ZOO 4753C Histology (3)

    *Credits from only one course, either PCB 3723C Comparative Animal Physiology or PCB 3703C Human Physiology will count towards the required hours of electives in Biotechnology.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Music-Performance offers students musical and academic preparation for a career in music. Studies in music will balance development of the student’s individual musical skills (performance area and musicianship studies), the thorough study of musical structure and style (music theory, history and literature studies), group performance skills (ensembles) and leadership skills (conducting, pedagogy and methods courses). The 21st Century context requires that musical studies also include knowledge of available technology and diverse music from around the world. The program develops highly-skilled musicians who are also broadly-educated, responsible citizens making a difference in society through connecting their art to a diverse world.

General Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • *Limited Access: Submit a Bower School of Music Supplemental Application by June 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.
  • Audition on the student's primary instrument or voice, sight read, and take the music theory placement test.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

    *This means that students apply and are initially accepted into the University as a pre-music major student. A supplemental application and subsequent audition for acceptance into the music major are also required. Not all students who audition and meet the selection criteria are admitted into the limited access major. The selection process is very competitive and space is limited in each admission class.

    NOTE: Students admitted to the Bower School of Music are eligible to apply for a Music Scholarship. The Music Scholarships are awarded to assist individual students to obtain an education and to help create an institutional musical environment conducive to the musical growth of all students and the enhancement of the campus cultural environment. The Music Scholarship recipient must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.5 and have no grades of “F” in any class (unless later replaced by a grade of “C” or better). Also she/he must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in music classes at FGCU and have no grades lower than “C” in any music class (unless later replaced by a grade of “C” or better), and demonstrate continuing progress in the principal performing medium as exhibited through applied lessons, ensemble performance, recital appearances, and jury examinations.

Additional Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete the following:

  • Enroll in a large ensemble (1 credit) every semester they are enrolled in an applied lesson.
  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 credits must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of College-Level Skills, and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Of the last 60 credits, a minimum of 32 credits must be at FGCU, including 12 credits in the major.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits with a prefix of MUN (1 credit per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUNXXXX

    FGCU Course: MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX111 or MUTX121

    FGCU Course: MUT 1112 Music Theory II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX112 or MUTX122

    FGCU Course: MUT 2116 Music Theory III (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX116 or MUTX126

    FGCU Course: MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX117 or MUTX127

    FGCU Course: (MUT 1241 Aural Skills I (1) and MUT 1242 Aural Skills II (1) and MUT 2246 Aural Skills III (1) and MUT 2247 Aural Skills IV (1))
    Acceptable Substitute: [(MUTX241 and MUTX242 and MUTX246 and MUTX247) or (MUTX221 and MUTX222 and MUTX226 and MUTX227) or (MUTX271 and MUTX272 and MUTX276 and MUTX277)]

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits of Freshman Applied Music (2 credits per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVxXX1X

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits of Sophomore Applied Music (2 credits per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVxXX2X

    FGCU Course: Secondary Piano-Proficiency by Examination 
    Acceptable Substitute: (MVKX111 and MVKX112 and MVKX121 and MVKX122) or (MVKX111r and MVKX111r and MVKX121r and MVKX121r and MVKX211 and MVKX221) as needed to achieve piano proficiency.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (36-38 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    MUG 3104 Introduction to Conducting (2)
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History I (3)
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History II (3)
    MUN 3xxx Ensemble (1 cr x 4 sem) (4)
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance (0 cr x 6 semesters) (0)
    MUS 1360 Intro to Music Technology (1)
    MUS 3953 Junior Recital (0-1)
    MUS 4920 Senior Capstone in Music (3)
    MUS 4954 Senior Recital (0-1)
    MUT 3311 Orchestration and Arranging (3)
    MUT 3611 Form and Analysis (2)
    MVx 3xxx Junior Applied Music (3 cr x 2 semesters) (6)
    MVx 4xxx Senior Applied Music (3 cr x 2 semesters) (6)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (1 credit)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    Complete one of the following:
    MUN 3453 Piano Ensemble (0-1)
    MUN 3463 Instrumental Chamber Music (0-1)
    MUO 3503 Opera/Musical Theater Workshop (0-1)

  5. Concentration Requirements (13-18 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    Complete requirements for one concentration

    Voice Concentration (16 credits)
    GER 1120C or (GER1120 & 1120L) and GER 1121C or (GER 1121 & 1121L) (8) or FRE 1120C or (FRE 1120 & FRE 1120L) and FRE 1121C or (FRE 1121 & 1121L) (8)
    MUE 3433 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
    MUE 4492 Choral Lit and Conducting Tech (3)
    MUL 4602 Vocal Literature (2)
    MUS 1201 Diction I (1)
    MUS 2202 Diction II (1)
    Additional 1 credit of 3000 - 4999 with the prefix of MUx

    Piano Concentration (14 credits)
    MUE 3303 Piano Pedagogy I (3)
    MUE 3304 Piano Pedagogy II (3)
    MUL 4481 Piano Literature I (3)
    MUL 4485 Piano Literature II (3)
    MVK 3702 Piano Accomp & Collaboration (2)

    Instrumental Concentration (13-14 credits)
    MUG 3204 Instr. Lit. & Cond. Techniques (3)
    Additional 8 credits of 3000 - 4999 with the prefix of MUx

    Plus two of the following courses:
    MUE 3343 String Methodds and Materials (1)
    MUE 3451 Woodwind Methods and Materials (1)
    MUE 3465 Brass Methods and Materials (1)
    MUE 3475 Percussion Methods and Materials (2)

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) prepares students to teach music in public, private commercial and community schools. The B.M.E. requires applied study in voice, piano, guitar, woodwind, brass, percussion and/or stringed instruments as well as courses in music theory, history and conducting. Students will also receive instruction and immersion in pedagogies and resources that support K-12 learners. The professional semester (student teaching) will require students to have two experiences at differing levels (elementary and middle or high school) to afford them maximum exposure to the real world of music teaching. Completion of this program and degree will include State of Florida Certification in Music (Grades K-12), which certifies a program graduate to teach music in Florida public schools.

General Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • *Limited Access: Submit a Bower School of Music Supplemental Application by June 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.
  • A Performance Audition, Theory Placement Exam and Interview must be completed for acceptance consideration into the Music Limited Access Program.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

    *This means that students apply and are initially accepted into the University as a pre-music major student. An application and subsequent audition for acceptance into the music major is also required. Not all students who audition and meet the selection criteria are admitted into the limited access major. The selection process is very competitive and space is limited in each admission class.

  • NOTE: Students admitted to the Bower School of Music are eligible to apply for a Music Scholarship. The Music Scholarships are awarded to assist individual students to obtain an education and to help create an institutional musical environment conducive to the musical growth of all students and the enhancement of the campus cultural environment. The Music Scholarship recipient must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.5 and have no grades of “F” in any class (unless later replaced by a grade of “C” or better). Also she/he must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in music classes at FGCU and have no grades lower than “C” in any music class (unless later replaced by a grade of “C” or better), and demonstrate continuing progress in the principal performing medium as exhibited through applied lessons, ensemble performance, recital appearances, and jury examinations.

Additional Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete the following:

  • Enroll in a large ensemble (1 credit) every semester they are enrolled in an applied lesson.
  • A minimum of 125-128 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 134 credits must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of College-Level Skills requirement and foreign language entrance requirement.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Pass the Piano Proficiency Exam (a common prerequisite which is on a Pass/Fail basis)
  • Present an upper level recital in the applied emphasis, with a passing grade by a faculty committee.
  • Of the last 74 credits, a minimum of 32 credits must be at FGCU, including 12 credits in the major.
  • Pass the three (3) required tests [i.e., General Knowledge (082), Professional Education (083), and Music Education (028)] for Florida teacher certification.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: EDF 2005 Intro to Teach Prof (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: EDFX005 or MUE X040

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits with a prefix of MUN (1 credit per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUNXXXX

    FGCU Course: MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX111 or MUTX121

    FGCU Course: MUT 1112 Music Theory II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX112 or MUTX122

    FGCU Course: MUT 2116 Music Theory III (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX116 or MUTX126

    FGCU Course: MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX117 or MUTX127

    FGCU Course: (MUT 1241 Aural Skills I (1) and MUT 1242 Aural Skills II (1) and MUT 2246 Aural Skills III (1) and MUT 2247 Aural Skills IV (1))
    Acceptable Substitute: [(MUTX241 and MUTX242 and MUTX246 and MUTX247) or (MUTX221 and MUTX222 and MUTX226 and MUTX227) or (MUTX271 and MUTX272 and MUTX276 and MUTX277)]

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits of Freshman Applied Music (2 credits per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVxXX1X

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits of Sophomore Applied Music (2 credits per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVxXX2X

    FGCU Course: Secondary Piano-Proficiency by Examination
    Acceptable Substitute: (MVKX111 and MVKX112 and MVKX121 and MVKX122) or (MVKX111r and MVKX111r and MVKX121r and MVKX121r and MVKX211 and MVKX221) as needed to achieve piano proficiency.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (43 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    MUE 2040 Introduction to Music Teaching (1)
    MUE 3311 Teaching Music, Elementary (3)
    MUE 4939 Senior Capstone in Mus Ed (3)
    MUG 3104 Introduction to Conducting (2)
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History I (3)
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History II (3)
    MUN 3xxx - 4xxx Ensemble (1 semester hour for two semesters) (2)
    MUN 3xxx - 4xxx Ensemble (1 semester for 0 credit) (0)
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance (six semesters for 0 credit) (0)
    MUS 1360 Intro to Music Technology (1)
    MUS 3953 Junior Recital (0-1)
    MUS 4940 Internship in Music (9)
    MUT 3311 Orchestration and Arranging (3)
    MVS 1116 Class Guitar (1)
    MVx 3xxx Junior Applied Music (4) (2 cr x 2 semesters)
    MVx 4xxx Senior Applied Music (2)
    RED 4350 Literacy Content and Processes (3)
    TSL 4520 Sec Lang Acquis Comm& Culture (3)

  4. Concentration Requirements (15 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    Complete requirements for one concentration:

    Choral Concentration
    Complete one of the following:
    MUE 3451 Woodwind Methods and Materials (1)
    MUE 3465 Brass Methods and Materials (1)

    Complete each of the following:
    MUE 3331 Secondary Vocal Music Methods (3)
    MUE 3343 String Methods & Materials (1)
    MUE 3433 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
    MUE 3475 Percussion Methods and Materials (2)
    MUE 4492 Choral Lit & Conducting Tech (3)
    MUS 1201 Diction I (1)
    MUS 2202 Diction II (1)
    MVK 3131 Choral Keyboard Skills (1)

    Instrumental Concentration
    MUE 3343 String Methods & Materials (1)
    MUE 3451 Woodwind Methods & Materials (1)
    MUE 3465 Brass Methods & Materials (1)
    MUE 3475 Percussion Methods & Materials (2)
    MUE 4344 Teaching Instrumental Music (3)
    MUE 4480 Marching Band Techniques (1)
    MUE 4481 Jazz Techniques and Methods (1)
    MUG 3204 Instr. Lit. & Cond. Techniques (3)
    MVV 1110 Class Voice (2)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 125-128 Hours

The B.A. degree in Communication at FGCU is designed to weave elements of critical theory with practical expertise grounded in the rhetorical arts of persuasion.  The faculty of the Communication Program imbed their courses with performance elements designed to encourage and foster better speech practices and confidence in expression.  

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: SPC 1608 Effective Speaking (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: SPCX608

  3. Required Courses in the Major (18 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
    SPC 3210 Theories of Human Communication (3)
    SPC 3230 History of Rhetorical Theory (3)
    SPC 3721 Interracial/Intercultural Comm (3)
    SPC 4941 Internship (3)

  4. Concentration Requirements (18 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Complete one of the following concentrations:

    Communication Studies Concentration
    Complete the following:
    COM 3343 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
    SPC 4932 Senior Seminar (3)

    Select 12 credits from the following:
    any course numbered 3000-4999 with the prefix COM or SPC that has not already been used to fulfill a requirement for this major.

    Public Relations Concentration
    Complete the following:
    PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations (3)
    PUR 3100 Public Relations Writing (3)
    PUR 3600 Public Relations Strategy (3)
    PUR 4500 Public Relations Research (3)
    PUR 4800 P/R Campaigns/Capstone (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    COM 4930 Special Topics (3)
    SPC 4931 Special Topics (3)
    any course numbered 3000-4999 with the prefix PUR that has not already been used to fulfill a requirement for this major.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Philosophy trains students to reflect critically on the most fundamental questions regarding the status of knowledge, truth, and morality.  It also provides students with valuable communication skills in critical thinking, argumentation, content analysis, and tools for clear writing.  Students receive training in the key figures and movements of Western thought.  It is also welcoming to feminist and non-Western perspectives with course offerings that reflect philosophical diversity.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    None

    FGCU students are encouraged to take several courses with the prefixes of PHH, PHI, PHM, PHP, or REL as part of their lower division requirements or electives.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (15 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    PHH 3050 Ancient Philosophy (3)
    PHH 4051 Modern Philosophy (3)
    PHI 3130 Logic (3)
    PHI 4938 Capstone Seminar in Philosophy (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (21 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.  Courses used to fulfill the requirement in one group cannot be used to fulfill the requirement in another group.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    PHI 2103 Critical Thinking (3)
    PHI 3670 Ethics in Theory and Practice (3)
    PHI 3720 Faith and Reason (3)

    Select 9 credits from the following:
    PHH 3500 Late Modern: Kant to Hegel (3)
    PHH 3931 ST History of Philosophy (3) (may be repeated once)
    PHI 2103 Critical Thinking (3)
    PHI 4905 Directed Independent Study (3)
    PHM 4123 Feminist Philosophy (3)
    PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)
    PHP 4930 Major Figures in Philosophy (3) (may be repeated once)

    Select 9 credits from the following: (Of these, a maximum of 3 credits may come from LIT 4213 or LIT 4934 or POT 3003)
    LIT 4213 Literary Theory (3)
    LIT 4934 Advanced Topics in Crit Theory (3)
    PHH 3801 Self in Eastern Philosophy (3)
    PHI 1630 Contemporary Moral Issues (3)
    PHI 3223 Philosophy Human Communication (3)
    PHI 3456 Phil of Health and Illness (3)
    PHI 3670 Ethics in Theory and Practice (3)
    PHI 3720 Faith and Reason (3)
    PHI 3930 Special Topics in Philosophy (3)
    PHI 3941 Philosophy Internship (1-3)
    PHI 4905 Directed Independent Study (3)
    PHM 3101 Philosophies of Liberation (3)
    PHM 3430 Topics in Philosophy of Law (3)
    POT 3003 Political Theorists (3)


  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

* Courses used to complete requirements in one group cannot be used to fulfill the requirement in another group.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

Students in the English B.A. program develop advanced skills in critical thinking and effective communication as they interpret and apply ideas from literature and culture to understanding contemporary issues, analyze the role of language in daily life, cultivate global and inter-cultural knowledge, and explore a range of theoretical stances from traditional literary study to contemporary emerging theoretical approaches. The major offers the flexibility for students to pursue an internship and/or a minor in order to deepen their knowledge of a specific topic and enhance their readiness for a career after graduation.  Graduates become teachers, writers, editors, doctors, entrepreneurs, lawyers, researchers, community leaders, deep thinkers, avid readers, skilled writers, and engaged citizens.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: ENC 1101 Composition I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ENCX101 or ENCXXXX

    FGCU Course: ENC 1102 Composition II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ENCX102 or ENCXXXX

  3. Required Courses in the Major (12-14 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    ENG 3014 Intro to Lit & Cultural Stds (3)
    ENG 4930 Senior Seminar (3)
    All students majoring in English are required to demonstrate basic conversational and reading proficiency equivalent to one year (two semesters) of college instruction in a modern language other than English or reading proficiency in a classical language before graduating.  Standardized examination (AP, IB, CLEP) may be used to meet the requirement.

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (24 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select nine credits in junior level readings courses* (3000-3999 level courses with AML, CRW, ENG, ENL, and LIT prefixes, excluding ENG 3014)
    Select nine credits in senior level seminars* (4000-4999 level courses with AML, CRW, ENG, ENL, and LIT prefixes, excluding ENG 4930)

    *These 18 hours can overlap with the other elective requirements

    Within that 24 hours, course selection must meet the following requirements:

    Select six credits in United States Literature and Culture (AML)
    Select six credits in British Literature and Culture (ENL)
    Select six credits in Literatures and Cultures (LIT)
    Select six credits in pre-1800 literature
    Select six credits in post-1800 literature

    Pre-1800 literature
    AML 3213 Early American Lit & Culture (3)
    AML 4210 Topics in American Lit pre-1800 (3)
    ENG 4060 History of English Language (3)
    ENL 3014 Studies in Early British Literature (3)
    ENL 3210 Anglo Saxon & Medieval Lit (3)
    ENL 3220 Renaissance Lit/Culture (3)
    ENL 3230 Restoration & 18th Century Lit (3)
    ENL 3240 Romantic Lit & Culture (3)
    ENL 3323 Shakespeare Survey (3)
    ENL 4112 The 18th Century British Novel (3)
    ENL 4218 Medieval British Romance (3)
    ENL 4293 Topics in Brit Lit to 1800 (3)
    ENL 4295 Literature of the Plague (3)
    ENL 4311 Chaucer (3)
    ENL 4338 Shakespeare & Eliz Culture (3)
    ENL 4501 Medieval and Early Modern Lit. (3)
    LIT 3107 World Literature pre-1800 (3)
    LIT 3662 Lit of Conquest & Exploration (3)
    LIT 4104 Literary Studies pre-1800 (3)

    Post-1800 literature
    AML 3154 Poetry of U.S. Lit & Culture (3)
    AML 3175 Drama of U.S. Lit & Culture (3)
    AML 3220 19th Cent U.S. Lit & Culture (3)
    AML 3242 20th Cent U.S. Lit & Culture (3)
    AML 3630 Latino Literature and Culture (3)
    AML 3682 American Ethnic Literature (3)
    AML 4111 US Novels of the 19th Century (3)
    AML 4121 US Novels of the 20th Century (3)
    AML 4261 Literature of the South (3)
    AML 4604 Seminar in African-Amer Lit (3)
    AML 4703 The Immigrant Exp in Lit of US (3)
    AML 4930 Topics in Am Lit post-1800 (3)
    ENG 3112 Literary Approaches to Film (3)
    ENG 4114 Film Adaptation (3)
    ENL 3023 Studies in Later British Literature (3)
    ENL 3251 Victorian Lit & Culture (3)
    ENL 3270 20th Cent British Lit & Culture (3)
    ENL 4122 British Novels of the19th Cent (3)
    ENL 4132 British Novels of the 20th Cent (3)
    ENL 4294 Topics in Brit Lit post-1800 (3)
    LIT 3093 Contemporary Lit & Culture (3)
    LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
    LIT 3191 World Literature post-1800 (3)
    LIT 3301 Cultural Studies/Popular Arts (3)
    LIT 3381 Literature of Women of Color (3)
    LIT 3400 Interdisciplinary Topics (3)
    LIT 4061 Comparative Literature (3)
    LIT 4192 Caribbean Literature (3)
    LIT 4208 Lit and Crit of the Body (3)
    LIT 4213 Literary Theory (3)
    LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)
    LIT 4355 African & Diaspora Literature (3)
    LIT 4493 Politics and Literature (3)
    LIT 4664 Literature of the Americas (3)
    LIT 4853 Topics in Cultural Critique (3)
    LIT 4930 Literary Studies post-1800 (3)
    LIT 4934 Advanced Topics in Crit Theory (3)

    Students may choose at most six credits of the following:
    CRW 3053 Writing Theory & Practice (3)
    CRW 3111 Narrative Techniques (3)
    CRW 3311 Poetic Techniques (3)
    CRW 4120 Advanced Fiction Writing (3)
    CRW 4906 Independent Study (3)
    CRW 4930 Spec Topics -Creative Writing (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3)
    ENC 3310 Expository Writing (3)
    ENC 3404 Advanced Grammar and Editing (3)
    ENG 4906 Individual Research (3)
    ENG 4940 English Internship (1-6)
    FRT 3140 Francophone Masterworks (3)
    SPT 3100 Spanish Literary Masterpieces (3)
    SPT 3532 Hispanic Cinema (3)
    SPW 3100 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
    SPW 3130 Latin American Literature (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 33 credit hours.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Each course for this program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Submit an application for graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • A maximum of 9 credits of course work may be transferred from other institutions, subject to approval of the English Graduate Studies Coordinator.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses in the Major (6 credits)
    Complete the following:
    ENG 6058 Intro to Grad Study English (3)
    ENG 6950 English Master's Capstone (3)

  2. Electives in the Major (27 credits)
    Complete 27 additional hours of graduate courses in English. The 27 hours completed must include, at a minimum:

    Six credits in United States Literature and Culture (AML)
    Six credits in British Literature and Culture (ENL)
    Six credits in Literatures and Cultures (LIT)
    Six credits in pre-1800 literature (AML, ENL, and/or LIT)
    Six credits in post-1800 literature (AML, ENL, and/or LIT)

    Pre-1800 Literature courses:
    AML 6506 Studies in Early American Lit (3)
    AML 6930 ST: US Literature and Culture pre-1800 (3)
    ENL 6299 Topics in British Lit pre-1800 (3)
    ENL 6305 Major British Authors (3)
    ENL 6507 British Literature before 1800 (3)
    LIT 6062 Comparative Lit pre-1800 (3)
    LIT 6146 Studies in World Lit pre-1800 (3)
    LIT 6218 Interdisciplinary Lit pre-1800 (3)


    Post-1800 Literature Courses
    AML 6268 Regional US Literature (3)
    AML 6507 Studies in Later American Lit (3)
    AML 6508 ST: Amer Lit & Cult post-1800 (3)
    ENL 6290 Topics in Brit Lit post-1800 (3)
    ENL 6508 British Literature after 1800 (3)
    LIT 6066 Studies in Comp Lit post-1800 (3)
    LIT 6096 Contemporary Literature (3)
    LIT 6105 Studies in World Lit post-1800 (3)
    LIT 6217 Movements in Lit & Cult Theory (3)
    LIT 6406 Interdisc Lit post-1800 (3)
    LIT 6806 Literature as Cultural Study (3)

    Additional Electives:
    (Note: none of these count toward the pre-1800 and post-1800 requirements)
    AML 6910 Directed Research (3)
    ENC 6745 Seminar in Composition Pedagogy (3)*
    ENG 6940 English Masters Internship (0-6)
    ENG 6971 Thesis (1-3)
    ENL 6910 Directed Research (3)
    LIT 6910 Directed Research (3)


    Up to six credits chosen from other departments with written approval of the English Graduate Studies Coordinator.

    *Composition Teaching Assistants must complete this course prior to receiving a teaching assignment.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 33 Hours

The B.A. in Anthropology provides students with the knowledge of what it means to be human in an anatomical, social, historical, and cultural sense. Students learn to think critically, to organize and process data, to understand cultural complexity and be able to react to it in a sensitive manner, to examine our anatomy, and to problem solve. A degree in anthropology prepares students for employment in a wide variety of different sectors that include academics, NGOs, businesses, health fields, and human services. The skills and abilities attained through this degree are necessary for life and work in an increasingly global and dynamic world.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

    1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
      To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

    2. Common Prerequisites
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course

      FGCU Course: Choose 6 introductory credits with a prefix of ANT
      Acceptable Substitute: ANTXXXX and ANTXXXX

    3. Required Courses in the Major (21-23 credits)
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

      ANT 2511C Intro to Physical Anthropology (3)
      Acceptable Substitute: BSC 2024C

      ANT 3141 Dev. of World Civ. (3)
      ANT 3610 Language and Culture (3)
      ANT 4931 Senior Seminar in Anthropology (3)
      ANT 4940 Anthropology Internship (3)

      Foreign Language: Proficiency equivalent to one year (6-8 credits) of college instruction in a foreign language. Standardized examination (AP, IB, CLEP) may be used to meet the requirement.

    4. Restricted Electives in the Major (24-27 credits)
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

      Select one of the following courses:
      ANT 3042C Museum Exhibit Design (3)*
      ANT 3231 Introduction to Folklore (3)*
      ANT 3495 Methods in Anthro Research (3)*
      ANT 3550 Primatology (3)* and ANT 3556 Methods in Field Primatology (1)
      ANT 3824 Archaeological Field Methods (6)*

      Select one of the following courses:
      ANT 3403 Cultural Ecology (3)*
      ANT 3586C Human Evolution (3)*
      ANT 4034 History of Anthro Thought (3)*

      Select 18 credits from the following courses:
      ANT 3041 Interpreting Museums and Sites (3)
      ANT 3042C Museum Exhibit Design (3)*
      ANT 3142 Old World Archaeology (3)
      ANT 3144 The Americas Before Columbus (3)
      ANT 3158 Florida Archaeology (3)
      ANT 3214 Topics in Regional Ethnology (3)
      ANT 3231 Introduction to Folklore (3)
      ANT 3312 Native American Cultures (3)
      ANT 3340 Caribbean Cultural Patterns (3)
      ANT 3390 Visual Anthropology (3)
      ANT 3403 Cultural Ecology (3)*
      ANT 3467 Anthropology of Food (3)
      ANT 3495 Methods in Anthro Research (3)*
      ANT 3520C Forensic Anthropology (3)*
      ANT 3550 Primatology (3)*
      ANT 3556 Methods in Field Primatology (1)*
      ANT 3586C Human Evolution (3)*
      ANT 3824 Archaeology Field Methods (6)*
      ANT 3824L Archaeological Field Lab (3)
      ANT 3905 Ind. Study in Anthropology (3)
      ANT 3942 Museum Internship (3)
      ANT 4034 History of Anthro Thought (3)*
      ANT 4184 Archaeology of Death (3)
      ANT 4241 Magic and Religion (3)
      ANT 4462 Medical Anthropology (3)
      ANT 4525C Human Osteology (3)
      ANT 4907 Dir. Study: Cultural Immersion (3)
      ANT 4930 Special Topics in Anthropology (3-6)
      ISS 4955 Study Abroad (3)

      *Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category. 

    5. University Requirements (3 credits)
      IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

    6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 36 credit hours.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Provide one signed, bound copy of the student's thesis to the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences.
  • Each student must have a Graduate Committee composed of a minimum of three individuals, two of whom must be part of the graduate faculty in Environmental Science.
  • Submit an application to graduate to CAS Advising by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • A maximum of 9 credits of course work may be transferred from other institutions or from pre-degree enrollment at FGCU, if those courses are appropriate to the program of study. These are subject to approval of the Program Coordinator.

Specific Information

  1. Core Courses (16-18 credits)
    Successful completion of each core course requires a grade of B or better.

    Complete the following:
    EVR 6022 Environmental Rsch Methodology (3)
    EVS 6920 Grad Seminar in Current Topics (1)
    EVS 6970 Master's Thesis (total of 6-8 credits)

    Select one of the following:
    EVR 6322 Con App Sustainability (3)
    EVS 6937 Environmental Policy (3)
    PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)

    Select one of the following:
    OCB 6635 Estuarine Ecology (3)
    PCB 6064C Advanced Ecology (3)

  2. Electives in the Major (18-20 credits)
    Select a minimum of 18 hours from the following.  Successful completion of each elective requires a grade of C or better.  No more than 6 hours may be selected from EVR 5415, EVR 5925, EVR 6322, EVS 6937, or PAD 5620.  Alternate electives must be approved by the student's Graduate Committee.  Courses used to satisfy Core requirements may not be used as electives.

    EVR 5068C Microbial Ecology (3)
    EVR 5145 Ecotoxicology (3)
    EVR 5414 Interpreting the Environment (3)
    EVR 5925 Environmental Education (3)
    EVR 6045C Data Analysis for Enviro Science (3)
    EVR 6322 Con App Sustainability (3)
    EVR 6907 Independent Stdy Environ Scien (may be taken more than once with prior approval by Program Coordinator) (1-3)
    EVR 6936 Special Topics Enviro Scien (course may be taken more than once for other topics) (3)
    EVS 5818 Ecological Risk Assessment (3)
    EVS 6937 Environmental Policy (3)
    EVS 6941 Environmental Practicum I (3-6)
    GIS 6308C Advanced GIS: Research Project (3)
    GLY 5266C Advanced Biogeochemistry (3)
    GLY 5575C Sediment Dynamics (3)
    GLY 5661C Conservation Paleobiology (3)
    GLY 6566 Carbonate Sed Petrol and Stratigr (3)
    OCB 6050 Biological Oceanography (3)
    OCC 5115C Advanced Marine Chemistry (3)
    OCG 6053 Coastal & Watershed Geol (3)
    OCB 6635 Estuarine Ecology (3)
    PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)
    PCB 5307C Limnology (3)
    PCB 6064C Advanced Ecology (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

The B.A. in Environmental Studies prepares students for careers related to monitoring, understanding, managing, and educating about the environment. This interdisciplinary course of study is grounded in integrated hands-on learning and research experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and field. Students learn about ecology and concepts of sustainability and gain a systems perspective on environmental issues that includes historical, cultural, economic, and ecological considerations. Students also gain a global perspective while applying their growing knowledge base and skill sets to the ecosystems of Southwest Florida.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen'l Biology w/Lab I (4) or BSC1010 (3) and BSC1010L (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1011C General Biology II w/lab (4) or BSC 1011 (3) and BSC 1011L (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX011C or (BSCX011 and BSCX011L)

    FGCU Course: EVR 1001C Introduction to Environmental Science (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: EVRX001

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045C General Chemistry I w/lab (4) or (CHM 1045 (3) and CHM 1045L (1)) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (25 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    EVR 2861 Intro to Environmental Policy (3)
    EVR 3002 Overview Environmental Studies (1)
    EVR 3020 Environmental Philosophies (3)
    EVR 3712 Regional Environmental Studies (3)
    EVR 4326 Environmental Studies Capstone (3)
    EVR 4940 Internship in Environ Studies (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    ISC 3154C Environmental Research Design (3)
    PCB 3043C General Ecology (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (6 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 4 credits from the following:
    CHM 1084C Environmental Chemistry (4)
    CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)

    Select 2 credits from the following:
    BSC 4933 Current Topics in Biology (1)*
    EVR 4920 Current Topics in Environ Studies (1)*
    ISC 4930 Current Topics in Intd Nat Scienc (1)*

  5. Concentration Requirements (15 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    Complete one of the following concentrations

    A. Ecology and Environmental Assessment Concentration
    Complete the following:
    EVR 4043C Environmental GIS (3)

    Complete 3 credits from the following research courses:
    EVR 4028 Simulation and Modeling (3)*
    EVR 4910 Sr Proj Rsch Environ Studies (2) and EVR 4911 Sr Proj Pres in Environ Studies (1)
    PCB 3460C Ecosystem Monitor & Resea Method (3)*

    Complete 3 credits from the following:
    OCE 3008C Oceanography (3)*
    PCB 4036C Landscape & Ecosystems Ecology (3)*
    PCB 4303C Limnology (3)*
    PCB 4442C Wetland Ecology (3)*

    Complete 6 credits from the following electives:
    BOT 3015C The Lives of Plants and Algae (3)
    BOT 4601C Plant Ecology (3)
    BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
    EVR 4024C Microbial Ecology (3)
    EVR 4026 Human Ecology and Systems (3)
    EVR 4028 Simulation and Modeling (3)*
    EVR 4324 Integrated Ecosystems Mgmt (3)
    EVR 4872 Environmental Policy/Law (3)
    EVR 4905 Ind Study in Environ Studies (1-4)
    EVR 4930 Spec Topics in Environ Studies (1-4)
    EVS 4814C Environmental Toxicology (3)
    EVS 4874C Climate Change Ecology (3)
    GLY 3820C Introduction to Hydrology (3)
    IPM 3020 Integrated Pest Management (3)
    OCE 3008C Oceanography (3)*
    PCB 3414C Behavioral Ecology (3)
    PCB 3460C Ecosystem Monitor & Resea Method (3)*
    PCB 4036C Landscape & Ecosystem Ecolog (3)*
    PCB 4303C Limnology (3)*
    PCB 4442C Wetland Ecology (3)*

    * The courses taken in one category cannot be used to satisfy another category.

    B. Environmental Education Concentration
    Complete the following:
    EVR 4423 Teach & Learn Outdoors (3)
    EVR 4914 Interpreting the Environment (3)
    EVR 4924 Environmental Education (3)

    Complete 3 credits of 3000-4999 level courses with the prefix BOT or ZOO

    Complete 3 credits from the following:
    AMH 3423 Modern Florida (3)
    AMH 4428 Southwest Florida History (3)
    BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
    EVR 4910 Sr Proj Rsch Environ Studies (2) and EVR 4911 Sr Proj Pres in Environ Studies (1)
    OCE 3008C Oceanography (3)
    PCB 3414C Behavioral Ecology (3)
    PCB 3460C Ecosystem Monitor & Resea Method (3)
    PCB 4036C Landscape & Ecosystem Ecolog (3)
    PCB 4303C Limnology (3)
    PCB 4442C Wetland Ecology (3)
    Any 3000-4999 level courses with EVR or EVS prefix* 

    *The courses taken in one category cannot be used to satisfy another category.

    C. Water Resources Science and Management Concentration
    Complete the following: 
    EVR 4043C Environmental GIS (3)
    EVR 4211 Water Resources Sci & Policy (3)

    Complete 3 credits from the following environmental science courses:
    EVS 4814C Environmental Toxicology (3)*
    GLY 3820C Introduction to Hydrology (3)*
    PCB 4303C Limnology (3)*
    PCB 4442C Wetland Ecology (3)* 

    Complete 3 credits from the following environmental research courses: 
    EVR 4028 Simulation and Modeling (3)*
    EVR 4910 Sr Proj Rsch Environ Studies (2) and EVR 4911 Sr Proj Pres in Environ Studies (1)
    PCB 3460C Ecosystem Monitor & Resea Method (3)*

    Complete 3 credits from the following electives:
    EVR 4026 Human Ecology and Systems (3)
    EVR 4028 Simulation and Modeling (3)*
    EVR 4872 Environmental Policy/Law (3)
    EVR 4905 Ind. Study in Environ Studies (1-4)*
    EVR 4930 Spec Topics in Environ Studies (1-4)*
    EVS 4814C Environmental Toxicology (3)*
    EVS 4874C Climate Change Ecology (3)
    GLY 3820C Introduction to Hydrology (3)*
    PCB 3460C Ecosystem Monitor & Resea Method (3)*
    PCB 4303C Limnology (3)*
    PCB 4442C Wetland Ecology (3)*
    *The courses taken in one category cannot be used to satisfy another category

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Marine Science B.S. integrates traditional scientific disciplines by focusing them on the study of the world's oceans and coastal waters. The program combines aspects of biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics to provide students with a strong interdisciplinary education in the natural sciences and it applies a systems approach to identifying and understanding the roles the oceans play in the functioning of our planet. Students also benefit from field- and laboratory-based learning experiences at FGCU’s Vester Marine Field Station, which provides water access to Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) or {BSC 1010 General Biology I (3) and BSC 1010L General Biology I Laboratory (1)} Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1011 General Biology II (3) and BSC 1011L General Biology II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX011C or (BSCX011 and BSCX011L)

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX046C or (CHMX046 and CHMX046L)

    FGCU Course: GLY 1010C Physical Geology (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Course: GLYX000C or (GLYX000 and GLYX000L) or GLYX010C or (GLYX010 and GLYX010L)

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) or *STA 2122 Social Science Statistics (3) or an advanced mathematics course. Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or STAX122 or an advanced mathematics course
    [For MAC 2311 Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]
    [For STA 2122 Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then STA 2023 and PSY 2012 minimum grades of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: *PHY 2053C College Physics I w/Lab (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: PHYX053C or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (29 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    CHM 1084C Environmental Chemistry (4)
    GLY 4700C Coastal & Watershed Geology (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    ISC 3154C Environmental Research Design (3)
    OCB 4633C Marine Ecology (3)
    OCB 4936 Senior Seminar Marine Science (1)
    OCC 4002C Marine Chemistry (3)
    OCE 3008C Oceanography (3)
    OCP 3002C Physical Oceanography (3)
    PCB 3463C Marine Eco Mon & Res Method (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (20-21 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Students are asked to select their electives equitably between the physical and biological sciences to best ensure they are well prepared as interdisciplinary marine scientists.

    Select one of the following:
    ISC 4910 Sr. Proj Rsch Intrdisc Nat Sci (3)
    ISC 4940 Internship in Interdis Nat Sci (3)

    Select 2 credits in any combination from the following:
    BSC 4933* Current Topics in Biology (1)
    EVR 4920* Current Topics Environ Studies (1)
    ISC 4930* Current Topics in Intd Nat Scienc (1)

    *This course/prefix number can be repeated as long as the topic is different.

    Select 6 credits from the following Ecological/Biological courses:
    BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
    EVR 4024C Microbial Ecology (3)
    EVS 4814C Environmental Toxicology (3)
    OCB 3108C Field Studies Marine Science (4)
    OCB 4930 Special Topics: Marine Biology (3)
    PCB 3043C General Ecology (3)
    PCB 4303C Limnology (3)
    PCB 4442C Wetland Ecology (3)
    ZOO 3205C Invertebrate Zoology (3)
    ZOO 4454C Ichthyology (3)
    ZOO 4894C Fisheries Management (3)

    Select 6 credits from the following Physical/Statistical/Geological courses:
    GLY 3420C Tectonics and Marine Geology (4)
    GLY 3603C Geobiology (3)
    GLY 4071C Paleoclimatology (3)
    GLY 4074C Meteorology & Climatology (3)
    GLY 4244C Biogeochemistry (3)
    GLY 4574C Sediment Dynamics (3)
    GLY 4952 Carbonate Deposition Environs (3)
    OCE 4930 Special Topics: Oceanography (3)
    OCP 4284C Coastal Hydrodynamics (3)
    PAD 4343C Coastal Zone Management (3)
    STA 3163 Applied Statistics (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    BCH, BOT, BSC, CHM, EVR, EVS, GLY,  MAP, OCB, OCC, OCE, OCG, OCP, PCB, PHY, ZOO — 3000-4999 (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Chemistry provides students with the opportunity to study matter, the physical material of the universe, and apply chemistry to enhance the quality of life.  The program provides opportunities for undergraduate research and hands-on activities.  Graduates will be prepared for professional study in medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy schools; graduate studies and employment as laboratory technicians in industry, academic or governmental laboratories.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete all program milestones. The following actions occur when milestone are missed: first occurrence—warning and advising hold; second occurrence—advising hold and counseling regarding progression requirements; and third occurrence—counseling and change to a major outside of the Department of Chemistry and Physics or Department of Biology that is more appropriate to student goals and academic performance. Appeals are handled through the relevant department. The decision of the appeal committee is final. Program milestones include the following:

  • CHM 1045/L (or CHM 1045C) minimum grade of C completed one calendar year from admission as FTIC or 30 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 1046/L (or CHM 1046C) minimum grade of C completed by end of fifth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 60 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 2210/L (or CHM 2210C) minimum grade of C completed by end of seventh semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 75 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 2211/L (or CHM 2211C) minimum grade of C completed by end of eighth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 90 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 3120/L(or CHM 3120C) minimum grade of C completed by end of eighth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 90 credits earned, whichever is earlier.

Transfer students may declare the major after they have completed CHM 1045/L, CHM 1046/L, and CHM 2210/L with grades of C or better in each course. CHM 2211/L and CHM 3120/L must be completed with a grade of C or better within three semesters (including summer) of declaring the major.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must:
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A mimium grade of C is required in each course

    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Courses: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
    Acceptable Substitutes: (CHMX040 and CHMX041) or CHM045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Courses: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
    Acceptable Substitutes: (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or CHMX046C

    FGCU Courses: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) and MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: (MACX311 and MACX312) or (MACX253 and MACX254)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Courses: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) and CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
    Acceptable Substitutes: (CHMX210 and CHMX210L and CHM X211 and CHM X211L) or (CHMX210C and CHMX211C)

    FGCU Course:  PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4) or PHY 2053C College Physics w/lab I (4)
    Acceptable Substitutes:  PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or PHY X053C or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L)

    FGCU Course: PHY 2049C General Physics w/Lab II (4) or PHY 2054C College Physics w/lab II (4)
    Acceptable Substitutes: PHYX049C or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L)or PHY X054C or (PHYX054 and PHYX054)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (28 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry (3)
    CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    CHM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (3) 
    CHM 3410L Physical Chemistry I Lab (1)
    CHM 3610 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 3610L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis (3)
    CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1)
    CHM 4931 Senior Capstone in Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4932 Chemistry Senior Seminar (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major  (minimum of 12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BCH 3025C Analytical Biochemistry (3)
    BCH 4033C Advanced Biochemistry I (4)
    BCH 4034C Advanced Biochemistry II (4)
    CHM 3411 Physical Chemistry II (3)
    CHM 3411L Physical Chemistry II Lab (1)
    CHM 3940 Internship in Chemistry (0-4)*
    CHM 4080C Adv. Environmental Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4174C Lasers in Physical Sciences (3)
    CHM 4220C Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4230C Practical NMR Spectroscopy (3)
    CHM 4300 Bio-Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4431 Statistical Thermodynamics (3)
    CHM 4512 Computational Modeling (3)
    CHM 4671 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4714C Materials Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4905
    Dir Ind Study/Res in Chem (2-4)*
    CHM 4910C Senior Project in Chemistry (2)*
    CHM 4912C Senior Thesis/Pres. Chemistry (2)*
    CHM 4930 Special Topics in Chemistry (2-4)
    CHS 4533C Forensic Biochemistry (3)
    CHS 4544C Forensic Chemistry (3)
    ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)

    *A maximum number of 4 credits combined from these courses can be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives – as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Mathematics provides opportunities for students to develop general analytical and problem-solving skills as well as gain specific knowledge. Students study up-to-date discoveries in mathematics that are being used in modern theory and applications, making use of the latest technological tools for investigating mathematical and statistical concepts and problems. Students practice solving real-world problems. The program is also suited for students who wish to teach mathematics at the high school level after graduation but who prefer to study mathematics more in-depth than a traditional education major.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: *COP 1500 Intro to Computer Science (3) or COP 2001 Program Methodology (3) or COP 2006 Introduction to Programming  Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: COPX001 or COPX006 or COPX210 or COPX270C or COPX270 or COPX271C or COPX272C or COPX500
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312

    FGCU Course: MAC 2313 Calculus III (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX313

    FGCU Course: MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MAPX302

    FGCU Course: PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or GLYX010C or (GLYX010 and GLYX010L)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (34 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)
    MAA 4226 Analysis I (3)
    MAP 3161 Math for Science & Engineering (4)
    MAP 3162 Probability & Statistics (4)
    MAP 3163 Operations Research I (3)
    MAS 3105 Linear Algebra (3)
    MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra I (3)
    MAT 4937 Senior Seminar (2)
    MHF 2191 Mathematical Foundations (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 3 credits of the following (depth requirement):*
    MAA 4227 Analysis II (3)
    MAP 4231 Operations Research II (3)
    MAP 4314 Dynamical Systems (3)
    MAS 4106 Matrix Analysis (3)
    MAS 4302 Abstract Algebra II (3)
    STA 4234 Intro. to Regression Analysis (3)

    Select 9 credits from the following prefixes numbered 3000-4999: MAA, MAD, MAP, MAS, MAT, MHF, or STA *

    *A course used to satisfy the depth requirement may not also be used to satisfy this restricted elective requirement.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.S. in Mathematics provides a more intensive exposure to the technical aspects of the discipline and provides opportunities for students to develop general analytical and problem-solving skills and gain specific, in-depth knowledge in certain areas of mathematics. Students will be prepared  for graduate study in mathematics, science, or engineering.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
  1. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: *COP 1500 Intro to Computer Science (3) or COP 2001 Program Methodology (3) or COP 2006 Introduction to Programming (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: COPX001 or COPX006 or COPX210 or COPX270C or COPX271C COPX270 or COPX272C or COPX500
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312

    FGCU Course: MAC 2313 Calculus III (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX313

    FGCU Course: MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MAPX302

    FGCU Course: PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCXX10 and BSCXX10L) or CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or GLYX010C or (GLYX010 and GLYX010L)

  2. Required Courses in the Major (36 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    MAA 4226 Analysis I (3)
    MAA 4227 Analysis II (3)
    MAP 3161 Math for Science & Engineering (4)
    MAP 3162 Probability & Statistics (4)
    MAP 3163 Operations Research I (3)
    MAS 3105 Linear Algebra (3)
    MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra I (3)
    MAS 4302 Abstract Algebra II (3)
    MAS 4730 Computational Technology (2)
    MAT 4937 Senior Seminar (2)
    MHF 2191 Mathematical Foundations (3)
    MHF 4404 History of Math (3)

  3. Restricted Electives in the Major (6 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 6 hrs from the following prefixes numbered 3000-4999 level: MAA, MAD, MAP, MAS, MAT, MHF, MTG, or STA

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  5. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Bachelor of Arts in History promotes an understanding of the past to prepare our students for whatever the future may hold, and fosters transferable analytical and communication skills through course work and internships that are vital to both private and public sector employment. Our students gain a well-rounded education and the confidence of knowing they can research and critically assess any topic presented to them. We focus on interdisciplinarity—economic policy, religiosity, sexuality, constitutional theory, legal frameworks, and governmental structures—from an historical perspective in both a national and international context. A degree in history can open countless doors and our students go on to successful careers in law, politics and public policy, publishing, journalism and broadcasting, public history (e.g. museums), and education, among other professions.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  • FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  • Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: Choose 6 credits with a prefix of AFH, AMH, ASH, EUH, HIS, LAH, or WOH
    Acceptable Substitute: (AFHXXXX or AMHXXXX or EUHXXXX or WOHXXXX or LAHXXXX or ASHXXXX or HISXXXX ) and (AFHXXXX or AMHXXXX or EUHXXXX or WOHXXXX or LAHXXXX or ASHXXXX or HISXXXX)

  • Required Courses in the Major (9 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    HIS 3064 Theories and Methods in History (3)
    HIS 4936 Pro-Seminar in History (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)

  • Restricted Electives in the Major (33 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    AMH 3561 Women in America to 1870 (3)
    AMH 3562 Women in America since 1870 (3)
    AMH 3571 African-Amer History to 1865 (3)
    AMH 3572 African-Amer History since 1865 (3)
    AMH 3580 American Indian History (3)

    Select 3 credits from - any 3000 to 4999 level course with the prefix AFH, ASH, EUH, LAH or WOH

    Select 27 credits from 3000-4999 course(s)* with any of the following prefixes:  AFH, AMH, ASH, EUH, HIS, LAH, WOH.

    *Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

  • University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Health Science program is designed to provide advanced opportunities for baccalaureate graduates. Graduates are prepared to serve as health care leaders in advanced professional roles within the diverse current and dynamic health services delivery system. In addition, graduates acquire skills and expertise in planning, developing, and implementing innovative and quality health care services.

Coursework for this degree program is offered on a part-time basis by distance learning. This program includes a common program core and either a capstone project or internship. Total program length is 36 hours.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Earn a grade of C or better in each course. A grade of C minus (C-) is considered less than a C. Only one grade of C is allowed.
  • Refer to the Health Science Student Guidebook for further information on progression standards (available at https://www2.fgcu.edu/mariebcollege/HS/currentstudents.html )
  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
  • Earn a minimum of 36 credit hours with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Specific Information

  1. Required courses in the major (12 credits):

    IHS 5508 Statistical Analysis for HP (3)
    IHS 6112 Legal & Ethic Aspct Hlth Care (3)
    IHS 6500 Research in Health Professions (3)
    IHS 6939 Health Policy Capstone Seminar (3)

  2. Restricted Electives in the Major (24 credits)

    One of the following:
    HSC 6911 Health Prof Capstone Project (3)
    HSA 6942 Health Serv Admin Internship (3)
    HSC 6943 Health Prof. Educa Internship (3)

    Select 21 credits from the following:
    HSA 5115 Health Scvs Mgmt & Operations (3)
    HSA 6155 HealthPol & Econ Issues in HSO (3)
    HSA 6179 Models of Fin Mgmt-Health Svcs (3)
    HSA 6198 Inform & Hlth Mgmt Info System (3)
    HSA 6342 Human Res Mgmt for HC Mgrs (3)
    HSA 6385 Planning, Eval, & Quality Mgmt (3)
    HSA 6520 Managerial Epidemiology (3)
    HSC 5260 Teaching Meth for the Health Profs (3)
    HSC 5268 H.P. Faculty Roles & Responsib (3)
    HSC 6236 Client Education in the HP (3)
    HSC 6258 Curric Devel-Health Prof Educ (3)
    HSC 6715 Ed Measrmt & Eval in Hlth Prof (3)
    HSC 6905 Directed Study in Hlth Prof Ed (1-6)
    HSC 6935 Topics: Health Prof Education (1-6)*
    See faculty advisor for prior approval of alternative courses.

    *Course can be repeated under different topics.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

Computer Information Systems majors are not eligible for a minor in Computer Information Systems.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

  • CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3)
  • ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
  • ISM 3053 Mobile App Development (3)
  • ISM 3212 Database Concepts & Admin (3)
  • ISM 4323 Network Security (3)
  • Select one of the following:
    • ISM 2051 Intro to Website Development (3)
    • ISM 3230 Introduction Bus Programming (3)
    • ISM 3400 Data Warehouse and Bus Intell (3)
    • ISM 4094 Enterprise Systems (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Clinical Laboratory Science is designed for students with baccalaureate degrees in the chemical or biological sciences who seek licensure/certification in clinical laboratory science. Individuals completing the program are prepared to work in the clinical laboratory areas of chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology, hematology, and immunology. Clinical experiences at community laboratories are integrated within the curriculum and enhance your growth as professionals. The program is accredited by NAACLS (5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880).

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to the established deadline.
  2. Submission of a completed application for the Clinical Laboratory Science Certificate program to the Department of Health Sciences prior to the established deadline.
  3. Graduation from a baccalaureate level program from an accredited college or university documented by official transcripts. All specific prerequisite courses for the major must have been completed within the past seven years.
  4. A cumulative grade point average of 3.20 for the prerequisite course work.
  5. International applicants from countries where English is not the official language, are required to submit official English proficiency scores:  TOEFL exam (minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet based) or IELTS exam (minimum score of 6.5).
  6. Complete the following prerequisite courses or the equivalent with a grade of C or above:
    1. Biology 16 credit hours (with Microbiology and Anatomy/Physiology)
    2. Chemistry 16 credit hours (with Organic or Biochemistry)
    3. Mathematics 3 credit hours
  7. The following prerequisite courses or the equivalent are recommended:
    1. Genetics
    2. Immunology

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the 39 credit hours specified by the certificate program. 
  • A grade of C or higher must be earned in all Clinical Lab Science certificate courses.

Specific Information

Required Courses (39 credits)
Minimum grade of C (not C-) is required in each course.
MLS 3038 Essentials of CLS (3)
MLS 3220 Biological Fluid Analysis (2)
MLS 4191 Molecular Diagnostics (3)
MLS 4308 Hematology/Hemostasis (3)
MLS 4404 Diagnostic Microbiology (3)
MLS 4462 Diagnostic VMP (3)
MLS 4505 Clinical Immunology (2)
MLS 4550 Immunohematology & Transfusion (3)
MLS 4627 Clinical Biochemistry (3)
MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicu (3)
MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicu (3)
MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum (3)
MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Prac (3)
MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum (2)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 39 Hours

The Health Services Administration Certificate Program is designed to prepare individuals who seek specialized education and certification in health services administration. The flexibility of the program offers baccalaureate degree graduates the opportunity to acquire expertise and specialization in line with their interest, needs and career applications in health services administration. The program embraces different backgrounds and interests and is appropriate for individuals who wish to gain further interdisciplinary education in health services administration. It is suited for graduates from

  • any undergraduate major particularly those in business administration, finance, health administration, nursing and other allied health professions;
  • Master's of Business Administration (MBA) or other master's level degree programs in nursing and other allied health professions;
  • and physicians, dentists and other professional clinicians.

The program requires the completion of 21 credit hours of courses, 15 of which are required courses.  Coursework for this certificate program is offered by distance learning.   Required courses address U.S. models of health care practice, health services management and operations, concepts and principles of managed care, financial management in health care, and health policies and economic issues in health services organizations. Additional areas of elective study include courses in accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, informatics and information management, managed care, marketing, global perspectives on health policies, or other courses selected with approval of the faculty advisor. An internship is offered in health services administration as an elective. Completion of 15 credit hours is required prior to beginning the internship.

Visit the following sites for information on careers in health administration:

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. Submission of a completed application for the Health Services Administration Certificate program to the Department of Health Sciences.
  3. Graduation from a baccalaureate level program or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university documented by official transcripts.
  4. TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet minimum university admission requirements are required from applicants who have earned their bachelor's degree outside the United States in a country where English is not the official language. This requirement is not limited to international students.
  5. Provide verification of one of the following:
    • (Combined score of GRE quantitative and verbal sections) + (GPA for the last 60 semester hours of the baccalaureate degree x 200) must equal or exceed 900; or
    • Minimum MAT score of 400 and a minimum GPA for the last 60 hours of the baccalaureate degree that must equal or exceed 3.0 on a scale of 4.0; or
    • (GMAT score) + (GPA for the last 60 semester hours of the baccalaureate degree x 200) must equal or exceed 1100; or
    • A graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants may apply for either spring or fall admission.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Earn a minimum of 21 credit hours with minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all course work attempted at FGCU.
  • Earn a grade of C or above in all required courses. A grade of C- does not satisfy the requirement of a minimum grade of C. Only one grade of C is allowed.

Specific Information

Required Courses (15 credits)
HSA 5115 Health Svcs Mgmt & Operations (3)
HSA 6155 HealthPol & Econ Issues in HSO(3)
HSA 6179 Models of Fin Mgmt-Health Svcs (3)
HSA 6342 Human Res Mgmt for HC Mgrs(3)
HSA 6385 Planning, Eval & Quality Mgmt (3)

Electives (6 credits)
Select 6 hours from the following:
HSA 6198 Inform & Hlth Mgmt Info Systems(3)
HSA 6930 Topics in Health Services Admin (1-6)
HSA 6942 Health Serv Admin Internship (3)
IHS 6112 Legal & Ethical Aspct of Hlth Care (3)

Or other electives as approved by the advisor.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 21 Hours

The Child and Youth Studies program is designed to prepare graduates with a fundamental understanding of education in society.  The Education Studies concentration prepares graduates who may decide to pursue teaching in childcare or other educational settings by providing them with the fundamentals of teaching and learning.  The Community Engagement Concentration prepares graduates for leadership roles in informal learning environments such as youth organizations museums, non-profit organizations, parks and recreation, and other community destinations.  This program does not lead to a state of Florida teaching certificate.  

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a COE major. In order to transition from a COE pre-major to a major, students must (a) earn an overall GPA of 2.0 on all hours attempted, and (b) see an academic advisor for an approved plan of study. To be placed in a Final Internship, students must have passed all program courses except EDG 4936 which must be taken concurrently with EDG 4940.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:
  • A minimum of 48 upper division credits (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
  • Complete 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level skills and foreign language requirement.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

The COE limits the transfer of coursework into its upper-division, undergraduate programs. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of C and no more than five years prior to the date of entry into the College of Education undergraduate program.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    None

  3. Courses in the Major (24 credits)
    A minimum grade of C in each course and a GPA of 2.0 is required.

    EDF 4112 Child Growth and Development (3)
    EDF 4424 Youth Focused Evaluation (3)
    EDG 4942 Field Experience:CYS (3)
    EDG 4940 Practicum: Child/Youth Studies (9)
    EDG 4936 Seminar: Child/Youth Studies (3)
    TSL 3080 Foundations of ESOL (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (3 credits)
    Select one of the following:
    RED 4344 Methods of Teaching Reading (3) or
    RED 4310 Early Learning Literacy (3)

  5. Concentration Requirements (18 credits)
    Complete one of the following concentrations:

    Education Studies
    EDF 3253 Learning Mgmt Inclusive Class (3)
    EDG 3323 Professional Teaching Practice (3)
    EDG 4371 Creative & Affective Development (3)
    EEC 3268 Play Development & Assessment (3)
    EEC 4307 Cognitive Exp for Yng Children (3)
    EEX 4201 Young Children with Spec Needs (3)

    Community Engagement
    ENT 3503 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
    EEC 4404 Family & Comm Partnerships (3)
    EDF 4650 Youth & Community Resiliance (3)
    EDG 4077 Informal Learning Environments (3)
    EDF 4810 Intro to Comparative Education (3)
    EDF 4731 Youth & Community Leadership (3)

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for certification from the Florida Department of Education for Prekindergarten/Primary (age 3 to grade 3), as well as Prekindergarten/Disability endorsement, ESOL endorsement and Reading endorsement. Coursework and extensive field experiences enable students to dynamically integrate theory and teaching practices. Competencies include content-specific knowledge applicable to the unique developmental needs of this age population including a thorough understanding of cultural diversity, individual differences, and skills to work with children in individual ways, particularly English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students; and an emphasis on capabilities of teachers to work with children with atypical abilities and special needs.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a COE major. In order to transition from a COE pre-major to a major, students must complete the following:

  • An overall GPA of 2.5 on all hours attempted.
  • Pass all subsections of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. No exemptions can be considered.
  • Satisfy all General Education requirements.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills requirements.
  • Satisfy common prerequisite requirements.
  • Successfully complete a background check.
  • Obtain liability insurance for field experiences in the PreK-12 schools.

Students must have passed the FTCE Subject Area Exam prior to beginning Level I Internship.

Students must complete all coursework and have passed the FTCE Professional Education Exam prior to beginning Level II Internship.

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:

  • Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE), including the subject area examination and the Professional Education examination.
  • A minimum of 48 upper division credits (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
  • Complete 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level skills and foreign language admission requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: EDF 2005 Intro to Teach Prof (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: EDFX005


  3. Courses in the Major
    A minimum grade of C in each course and an overall GPA of 2.5 is required.

    Required Courses (57 credits)
    EDF 3253 Learning Mgmt Inclusive Class (3)
    EDF 4112 Child Growth & Development (3)
    EDG 3323 Professional Teaching Practice (3)
    EDG 4371 Creative & Affective Develpmnt (3)
    EDG 4937 Sr Seminar-Initial Teach Prep (3)
    EEC 3268 Play Development & Assessment (3)
    EEC 4307 Cognitive Exp for Yng Children (3)
    EEC 4940 Internship: Early Childhood (9)
    EEC 4942 Integrated Field Exp. - EC (3)
    EEX 4201 Young Children with Spec Needs (3)(offered only in the spring)
    EEX 4221 Educ Assess ofExceptional Stud (3)
    MAE 4310 Math Content & Processes (3)
    RED 4310 Early Literacy Learning (3)
    RED 4350 Literacy Content & Processes (3)
    TSL 3080 Foundations of ESOL (3)
    TSL 4340 Methods, Cur and Instr Effect (3)
    TSL 4520 Sec Lang Acquis Comm& Culture (3)

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  5. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Elementary Education is designed to prepare students for teaching in Florida's elementary schools and for certification by the Florida Department of Education as elementary school teachers (K through grade six). The program of study includes coursework and extensive experience in elementary school settings throughout the FGCU five-county service area (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee) to enable students to integrate theory with teaching practice.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a COE major. In order to transition from a COE pre-major to a major, students must complete the following:

  • An overall GPA of 2.5 on all hours attempted.
  • Pass all subsections of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. No exemptions can be considered.
  • Satisfy all General Education requirements.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills requirements.
  • Satisfy common prerequisite requirements.
  • Successfully complete a background check.
  • Obtain liability insurance for field experiences in the PreK-12 schools.

Students must have passed the FTCE Subject Area Exam prior to beginning Level I Internship.

Students must complete all coursework and have passed the FTCE Professional Education Exam prior to beginning Level II Internship.

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:

  • Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE), including the subject area examination and the Professional Education examination.
  • A minimum of 48 upper division credits (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
  • Complete 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level skills and foreign language admission requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: EDF 2005 Intro to Teach Prof
    Acceptable Substitute: EDFX005

  3. Courses in the Major
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course and an overall GPA of 2.5 is required.

    Required Courses (54 credits)
    EDE 4940 Internship: Elementary Ed (9)
    EDE 4942 Integrated Field Exp; Elem. Ed (3)
    EDF 3253 Learning Mgmt Inclusive Class (3)
    EDF 4112 Child Growth and Development (3)
    EDF 4470 Classroom Assessment (3)
    EDG 3323 Professional Teaching Practice (3)
    EDG 4937 Sr Seminar-Initial Teach Prep (3)
    EEX 4070 Integrat Except Stud in Gen Ed (3)
    MAE 4310 Math Content & Processes (3)
    RED 4310 Early Literacy Learning (3)
    RED 4350 Literacy Content and Processes (3)
    SCE 4310 Science Methods (3)
    SSE 4343 Social Sciences and Humanities (3)
    TSL 3080 Foundations of ESOL (3)
    TSL 4340 Methods, Cur, & Instr Effect (3)
    TSL 4520 Sec Lang Acquis Comm& Culture (3)

    Restricted Electives (3 credits)
    EEC 3268 Play Development & Assessment (3)
    EEC 4307 Cognitive Exp for Yng Children (3)
    LAE 4416 Children’s Literature (3)

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  5. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Finance program develops the analytical and behavioral skills necessary for success in dynamic and diverse domestic and global financial environments. The goal of the finance program is to impart knowledge and competence in finance that will prepare students for entry-level and leadership positions in financial management, banking, investments, and real estate.  Students have the opportunity to pursue one of two concentrations Financial Analysis and Management, or Financial Services.  

  • Students in the Financial Analysis and Management concentration are introduced to the theory, concepts, applications, institutional environment, and analytical tools essential for proper decision making.  Courses are designed to provide students with an understanding of the relationships between business finance and the economic system in the context of the management decision-making process.
  • Students in the Financial Services concentration are introduced to learn the comprehensive scope of the financial planning profession.  Topics covered include: risk management, tax planning, investments, estate planning, and retirement planning.  The concentration is designed to provide the educational outcomes required by the Certified Financial Planner TM (CFP) Board.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:

  • MAC 1105 with minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission
  • Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of B by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3414 or FIN 3144 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (including summer) from admission

For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:

  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of B by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3414 or FIN 3144 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission

Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information.  Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a grade of B or higher in FIN 3403, which can be attempted no more than two times.
  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives/concentration.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits, with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits among required courses in the major, concentration and restricted electives at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/ .
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Accounting (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Accounting (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or CGSX570 or CGSX060 orCGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Enviro of Bus (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Thinking for Business (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)

    *Students must earn a grade of B or higher in order to enroll in upper division finance courses.

  4. Required Courses in the Major (3 credits)
    FIN 3504 Principles of Investments (3)

  5. Concentration (18 credits)
    Select one of the following concentrations:

    Financial Analysis and Mangement Concentration
    FIN 3244 Money & Capital Markets (3)
    FIN 3414 Financial Mangement (3)
    FIN 4514 Security Analysis (3)
    FIN 4443 Financial Policy/Sr Seminar (3)

    Select one of the following:
    ECO 3410 Econometrics I (3)
    QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)

    Select one of the following:
    REE 3103 Valuation of Real Property (3)
    REE 3303 Real Estate Inv Decision Mking (3)
    REE 4204 Real Estate Finance (3)
    REE 4930 Special Topics in Real Estate (3)

    Financial Services Concentration
    FIN 3144 Personal Financial Planning (3)
    FIN 4132 Estate Planning (3)
    FIN 4128 Financial Plan Development (3)
    RMI 3011 Risk Mangement & Insurance (3)
    RMI 4135 Retirement Planning (3)
    TAX 3721 Tax Planning (3)

  6. Restricted Electives (6 credits)
    Select 6 credits of approved upper division (3-4999 level) electives in Economics, Finance, Real Estate, or Taxation. See college advisor for a list of approved courses.

  7. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  8. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Secondary Biology Education is designed to prepare students to teach Biology in Florida in grades 6-12. The program of study includes course work in science as well as education, with extensive field experiences in secondary school settings in the FGCU five-county service area (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee) to enable students to integrate learning theory with teaching practice.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a COE major. In order to transition from a COE pre-major to a major, students must complete the following:

  • An overall GPA of 2.5 on all hours attempted.
  • Pass all subsections of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. No exemptions can be considered.
  • Satisfy all General Education requirements.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills requirements.
  • Satisfy common prerequisite requirements.
  • Successfully complete a background check.
  • Obtain liability insurance for field experiences in the PreK-12 schools.

Students must have passed the FTCE Subject Area Exam prior to beginning Level I Internship.

Students must complete all coursework and have passed the FTCE Professional Education Exam prior to beginning Level II Internship.

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:

  • Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE), including the subject area examination and the Professional Education examination.
  • A minimum of 48 upper division credits (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
  • Complete 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level skills and foreign language admission requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: EDF 2005 Intro to Teach Prof (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: EDFX005

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSCX010C

    FGCU Course: BSC 1011 General Biology II (3) and BSC 1011L General Biology II Laboratory (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX011 and BSCX011L) or BSCX011C

    FGCU Course: CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or PHYX053C (PHYX053 and PHYX053L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or CHMX046C or (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or PHYX053C or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L) or PHYX049C or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L) or PHYX054C or (PHYX054 and PHYX054L)

    FGCU Course: MAC 2311 Calculus I (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or MACX241


  3. Courses in the Major
    A minimum grade of C in each course and an overall GPA of 2.5 is required.

    Required Courses (53 credits)
    EDF 3132 Adolescent Growth & Dev (3)
    EDF 3253 Learning Mgmt Inclusive Class (3)
    EDF 4470 Classroom Assessment (3)
    EDG 4937 Sr Seminar-Initial Teach Prep (3)
    EEX 4070 Integrat Except Stud in Gen Ed (3)
    PCB 3023C Cell Biology (4)
    PCB 3043C General Ecology (3)
    PCB 3063C Genetics (4)
    RED 4350 Literacy Content & Processes (3)
    SCE 4330 Science Methods 6-12 (3)
    SCE 4940 Internship: Science Education (9)
    SCE 4941 Integr Field Exper: Science (3)
    TSL 4340 Methods, Cur, and Instr Effect (3)
    TSL 4520 Sec Lang Acquis Comm& Culture (3)
    ZOO 3713C Vertebrate Form and Function (3)

    Restricted Electives (3-4 credits)
    Select from the following with approval of the college academic advisor:
    BSC 4933 Current Topics in Biology (1)
    EVR 4024C Microbial Ecology (3)
    PCB 3703C Human Physiology (4)
    PCB 3673C Evolutionary Biology (3)
    PCB 3723C Comparative Animal Physiology (3)
    ZOO 3733C Human Anatomy (4)
    Or upper division courses in molecular biology, cellular biology, organismal biology, or environmental studies.

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The BS in Biology - Accelerated program offers an exciting opportunity to FGCU students who desire a career in medicine or pharmacy or dentistry. Through an agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), FGCU offers students three medical education program options. Students in the DO and PharmD programs fulfill requirements as set forth by FGCU for their first three years (90 credit hours) of coursework. If progression requirements are maintained, students are eligible for admission to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon successful completion of the first year of the LECOM osteopathic medicine or pharmacy curriculums, 30 credits are awarded by FGCU for completion and conferral of the B.S. in Biology. Students then continue with their medical education at LECOM. In addition, we have an early acceptance program agreement with LECOM for Dental School to earn your DMD, Doctor of Dental Medicine. Students earn a BS Biology degree at FGCU and have early acceptance into the LECOM School of Dentistry.

General Requirements

No new students are being admitted at this time.

Applicants to the FGCU/LECOM Medical Education Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy Program must:

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • May be high school senior or FGCU enrolled first year student.
  • Document US citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Document achievement of an SAT score of 1170 (combined critical reading and math scores only) or ACT of 26 or greater.
  • Document achievement of high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • FGCU cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and science GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Complete LECOM Early Acceptance Application by the deadlines posted on the FGCU Undergraduate Admissions website.
  • Attend an interview.
  • Attend a CAS orientation session and sign an Advising Agreement document when transitioning from First Year Advising to CAS Advising during the spring semester of freshman year.

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete all program milestones. The following actions occur when milestone are missed: first occurrence—advising hold and counseling regarding progression requirements; second occurrence—counseling and change to a major outside of the Department of Biology or Department of Chemistry and Physics that is more appropriate to student goals and academic performance. Appeals are handled through the relevant department. The decision of the appeal committee is final. Program milestones include the following:

  • BSC 1010C or BSC 1011/1011L minimum grade of C completed one calendar year from admission as FTIC or 30 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • BSC 1010C and BSC 1011/1011L minimum grade of C completed by end of fourth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 45 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • PCB 3023C, PCB 3043C or PCB 3063C minimum grade of C completed by end of sixth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 60 credits earned, whichever is earlier.

Transfer students may declare the major after they have completed BSC 1010C, BSC 1011, and BSC 1011L with grades of C or better in each course. Transfer students must complete PCB 3023C, PCB 3043C or PCB 3063C with a grade of C or better within three semesters (including summer) of declaring the major.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must:
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy Requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.


  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSCX010C or (BSCX040 and BSCX040L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1011 General Biology II (3) and BSC 1011L General Biology II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX011 and BSCX011L) or BSCX011C or (BSCX041 and BSCX041L)

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or CHM045C or (CHMX040 and CHMX041)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or CHMX046C

    FGCU Course: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX210 and CHMX210L) or CHMX210C or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L) or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX211 and CHMX211L) or CHMX211C or (PHYX054 and PHYX054L) or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L)

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or MACX233 or MACX253 or MACX281 or MACX241
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312 or MACX282 or MACX234 or STAX023 or STAX024 or STAX321

  3. Required Courses in the Major (57 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    BSC 1930L Seminar in Medicine I (1)*
    BSC 4910C Senior Project I: Research (2)
    BSC 4911 Sr Project II: Presentation (1)
    MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)
    PCB 3063C Genetics (4)
    PCB 3703C Human Physiology (4)
    PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I or PHY 2053C College Physics w/Lab I (4)**
    PHY 2049C Gen'l Physics w/Lab II or PHY 2054C College Physics w/Lab II (4)**

    Plus satisfactory completion of the first year of pharmacy school at LECOM, Bradenton

    *BSC 2930L and BSC 3930L are strongly recommended as electives.

    **If PHY 2048C and PHY 2049C or PHY 2053C and PHY 2054C were completed as common prerequisites, CHM 2210C and CHM 2211C must be taken to fulfill the core requirements; conversely, if CHM 2210C and CHM 2211C were taken to fulfill common prerequisites, PHY 2048C and PHY 2049C or PHY 2053C and PHY 2054C must be completed.

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  5. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education is designed to prepare students to teach mathematics in Florida in grades 6-12. The program of study includes course work in mathematics as well as education, with extensive field experiences in secondary school settings in the FGCU five-county service area (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee) to enable students to integrate learning theory with teaching practice.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a COE major. In order to transition from a COE pre-major to a major, students must complete the following:

  • An overall GPA of 2.5 on all hours attempted.
  • Pass all subsections of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. No exemptions can be considered.
  • Satisfy all General Education requirements.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills requirements.
  • Satisfy common prerequisite requirements.
  • Successfully complete a background check.
  • Obtain liability insurance for field experiences in the PreK-12 schools.

Students must have passed the FTCE Subject Area Exam prior to beginning Level I Internship.

Students must complete all coursework and have passed the FTCE Professional Education Exam prior to beginning Level II Internship.

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:

  • Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE), including the subject area examination and the Professional Education examination.
  • A minimum of 48 upper division credits (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
  • Complete 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level skills and foreign language admission requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: EDF 2005 Intro to Teach Prof (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: EDFX005

    FGCU Course: MAC 2311 Calculus I (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312

    FGCU Course: MAC 2313 Calculus III (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MACXXXX or MTGXXXX or MASXXXX


  3. Courses in the Major
    A minimum grade of C in each course and a GPA of 2.5 is required.

    Required Courses  (51 credits)
    EDF 3132 Adolescent Growth & Dev (3)
    EDF 3253 Learning Mgmt in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
    EDF 4470 Classroom Assessment (3)
    EDG 4937 Sr Seminar-Initial Teach Prep (3)
    EEX 4070 Integrat Except Stud in Gen Ed (3)
    MAE 4152 Math Methods 6-12 (3)
    MAE 4940 Internship: Mathematics Educ. (9)
    MAE 4942 Integr Field Experience: Math (3)
    MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3)
    MAS 3105 Linear Algebra (3)
    MHF 2191 Mathematical Foundations (3)
    MHF 4404 History of Math (3)
    RED 4350 Literacy Content & Processes (3)
    TSL 4340 Methods, Cur and Instr Effect (3)
    TSL 4520 Sec Lang Acquis Comm& Culture (3)


    Restricted Electives* (6 credits)
    Select from the following with approval of the college academic advisor:
    MAA 4226 Analysis I (3)*
    MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics (3)
    MAD 4401 Numerical Analysis (3)
    MAP 3161 Math for Science & Engineering (4)
    MAP 3162 Probability & Statistics (4)
    MAP 3163 Operations Research I (3)
    MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra I (3)*
    MHF 4404 History of Math (3)
    STA 3163 Applied Statistics (3)
    STA 4234 Intro. to Regression Analysis (3)

    *Recommended for candidates who may wish to pursue 18 graduate credits or more in math.

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Secondary Social Science Education is designed to prepare students to teach mathematics in Florida in grades 6-12. The program of study includes course work in the social sciences as well as education, with extensive field experiences in secondary school settings in the FGCU five-county service area (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee) to enable students to integrate learning theory with teaching practice.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a COE major. In order to transition from a COE pre-major to a major, students must complete the following:

  • An overall GPA of 2.5 on all hours attempted.
  • Pass all subsections of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. No exemptions can be considered.
  • Satisfy all General Education requirements.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills requirements.
  • Satisfy common prerequisite requirements.
  • Successfully complete a background check.
  • Obtain liability insurance for field experiences in the PreK-12 schools.

Students must have passed the FTCE Subject Area Exam prior to beginning Level I Internship.

Students must complete all coursework and have passed the FTCE Professional Education Exam prior to beginning Level II Internship.

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:

  • Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE), including the subject area examination and the Professional Education examination.
  • A minimum of 48 upper division credits (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
  • Complete 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level skills and foreign language admission requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: EDF 2005 Intro to Teach Prof (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: EDFX005

    FGCU Course: AMH 2010 US History to 1877 (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: AMHX010

    FGCU Course: AMH 2020 US History Since 1877 (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: AMHX020

    FGCU Course: POS 2041 American Nat’l Government (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: POSX041

    FGCU Course: Any course with the prefix ANT, ECO, GEA, PSY, SYG
    Acceptable Substitute: ANTXXXX or ECOXXXX or GEAXXXX or PSYXXXX or SYGXXXX

  3. Courses in the Major
    A minimum grade of C in each course and an overall GPA of 2.5 is required.

    Required Courses (45 credits)
    EDF 3132 Adolescent Growth & Dev (3)
    EDF 3253 Learning Mgmt Inclusive Class (3)
    EDF 4470 Classroom Assessment (3)
    EDG 4937 Sr Seminar-Initial Teach Prep (3)
    EEX 4070 Integrat Except Stud in Gen Ed (3)
    RED 4350 Literacy Content & Processes (3)
    SSE 4153 Social Science Methods 6-12 (3)
    SSE 4940 Internship in Soc. Science Ed (9)
    SSE 4941 Integr Field Exper:Soc Science (3)
    TSL 4340 Methods, Cur, and Instr Effect (3)
    TSL 4520 Sec Lang Acquis Comm& Culture (3)
    WOH 1030 World Civilization since 1815 (3)
    GEA 2000 Intro to Geography (3)

    Restricted Electives (12 credits)
    Select from the following with approval of the college academic advisor:

    Upper level courses (3000-4999) from the social sciences disciplines (prefixes of AMH, ANT, ECO, HIS, POS, PSY, SOP, SYD, SYG, SYO, and SYP). 

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3) 

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Special Education prepares students to earn certification in Exceptional Student Education, grades K - 12, which covers teaching children with emotional and behavioral disorders, developmental/intellectual disabilities, specific learning disabilities, and physical and health disabilities. Field experiences are central to the special education program and begin in the first semester with increasing involvement throughout the program.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a COE major. In order to transition from a COE pre-major to a major, students must complete the following:

  • An overall GPA of 2.5 on all hours attempted.
  • Pass all subsections of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. No exemptions can be considered.
  • Satisfy all General Education requirements.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills requirements.
  • Satisfy common prerequisite requirements.
  • Successfully complete a background check.
  • Obtain liability insurance for field experiences in the PreK-12 schools.

Students must have passed the FTCE Subject Area Exam prior to beginning Level I Internship.

Students must complete all coursework and have passed the FTCE Professional Education Exam prior to beginning Level II Internship.

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:

  • Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE), including the subject area examination and the Professional Education examination.
  • A minimum of 48 upper division credits (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
  • Complete 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level skills and foreign language admission requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: EDF 2005 Intro to Teach Prof (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: EDFX005

  1. Courses in the Major
    A minimum grade of C in each course and a GPA of 2.5 is required.

    Required Courses in the Major (57 credits)
    EDF 3253 Learning Mgmt Inclusive Class (3)
    EDF 4112 Child Growth and Development (3)
    EDG 3323 Professional Teaching Practice (3)
    EDG 4937 Sr Seminar-Initial Teach Prep (3)
    EEX 4050 Theories & Prac in Spec Educ (3)
    EEX 4221 Educ Assess ofExceptional Stud (3)
    EEX 4254 Tching Students w/Mild-Mod Dis (3)
    EEX 4474 Tching Students Mod/Sev Disabil (3)
    EEX 4604 BehavMgmt SpecNeed/AtRisk Stud (3)
    EEX 4940 Internship: Special Ed (9)
    EEX 4942 Integr Field Exper in Spec Ed (3)
    MAE 4310 Math Content & Processes (3)
    RED 4310 Early Literacy Learning (3)
    RED 4350 Literacy Content & Processes (3) 
    TSL 3080 Foundations of ESOL (3)
    TSL 4340 Methods, Cur, and Instr Effect (3)
    TSL 4520 Sec Lang Acquis Comm& Culture (3)

  2. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  3. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program provides advanced study in education and is designed to improve the competency of teachers, to encourage research and to initiate and implement programs involving the schools and the community.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all College of Education graduate courses used as prerequisites and each core course.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. Transfer courses must be applicable toward the graduate degree being sought at FGCU, should be current with respect to the specific field of study, and must be approved by the college dean (or designee). Up to 100% of the credit hours earned from courses taken at FGCU for a teaching certificate can be applied to the master's degree if those courses are required or electives in the master's degree. Course applications require approval of the college dean or designee in conjunction with the Office of Academic and Curriculum Support, and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses in the Major (21 credits)
    EDF 6215 Learning Principles (3)
    EDF 6432 Foundation of Measurement (3)
    EDF 6481 Foundations of Ed Research (3)
    EDG 6329 Reflective Practitioner (3)
    EDG 6356 Inst Models and Strategies (3)
    EDG 6363 Capstone Seminar (3)*
    EDG 6627 Found. of Curriculum & Instr. (3)

    *Candidates will design and complete a scholarly project approved by their faculty advisor that integrates the principles, theories, and concepts of the C & I program. Students should complete the capstone project in the final semester.

  2. Concentration Requirements (15 credits)

    Elementary Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn., Cont Area Rdg (3)
    RED 6656 Instruc for Struggling Readers (3)

    Select one of the following trends in education courses:
    LAE 6616 Trends in Lang Arts Instruct (3)
    MAE 6115 Trends in Math Instruction (3)
    SCE 6455 Trends in Science Instruction (3)
    SSE 6617 Trends in Soc Science Instruc (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Other graduate courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other content specific courses from outside the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    English Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    LAE 6325 Lang Arts Meth: 6-12 (3)
    LAE 6616 Trends in Lang Arts Instruct (3)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Graduate courses in written composition or literature from outside of the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other graduate LAE and/or RED courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Mathematics Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    MAE 6115 Trends in Math Instruction (3)
    MAE 6336 Math Med: 6-12 (3)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Graduate courses in Mathematics content from outside of the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other graduate MAE courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Reading Education Concentration
    Required Courses (15 credits)
    RED 6540 Assessment in Literacy (3)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)
    RED 6545 Vocabulary & Word Study (3)
    RED 6656 Instruc Struggling Readers (3)
    RED 6846 Practicum (3)

    Science Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    SCE 6366 Science Methods: 6-12 (3)
    SCE 6455 Trends in Science Instruction (3)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont. Area Rdg (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Graduate courses in Science content from outside of the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other graduate SCE courses from within the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Middle School Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)

    Select one of the following secondary methods courses:
    LAE 6325 Lang Arts Meth: 6-12 (3)
    MAE 6336 Math Med: 6-12 (3)
    SCE 6366 Science Methods: 6-12 (3)
    SSE 6326 Soc Studies Meth: 6-12 (3)

    Select one of the following trends in education courses:
    LAE 6616 Trends in Lang Arts Instruct (3)
    MAE 6115 Trends in Math Instruction (3)
    SCE 6455 Trends in Science Instruction (3)
    SSE 6617 Trends in Soc Science Instruc (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Other graduate courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other content specific courses from outside the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Social Science Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    RED 6544 Compreh.,Cogn.,Cont Area Rdg (3)
    SSE 6326 Soc Studies Meth: 6-12 (3)
    SSE 6617 Trends in Soc Science Instruc (3)

    Electives (6 credits) select two from:
    Graduate courses in Social Science content from outside the College of Education, with advisor approval.
    Other graduate SSE courses within the College of Education, with advisor approval.

    Special Education Concentration
    Required Courses (9 credits)
    EEX 6025 Foundations of Spec Educ (3)
    EEX 6248 Instr Approaches for Excp Pops (3)
    EEX 6612 Mgmt & Motiv Excep &at-RiskStud (3)

    Electives (6 credits)
    Select one from the following:
    EED 6215 AdvTheories&Prac in BehavDisor(3)
    ELD 6015 AdvTheo/Prac-Spec LearnDisab (3)
    EMR 6052 AdvTheories&Prac-Intel Dis (3)

    Select one from the following:
    EEX 5752 Work w/Fam: Pluralistic Persp (3)
    EEX 6732 Consult & Collab in Spec Ed (3)

    Gifted Education Concentration
    Required Courses (15 Credits)
    EGI 5051 Nature in Needs of the Gifted (3)
    EGI 5307 Creative Prob Solving forChild (3)
    EGI 6232 Adv Educ Strat for the Gifted (3)
    EGI 6415 ConsultCouns&Guid-GiftedStud (3)
    EGI 6936 Sem & Educ of Gifted:Spec Popu (3)

    ESOL Endorsement Concentration
    Required Courses (15 credits)
    LIN 5010 Applied Linguistics & 2nd Lang (3)
    TSL 5085 Methods of Teaching ESOL (3)
    TSL 5142 Curriculum & Material Develop (3)
    TSL 5440 Testing and Eval for ESOL Teach (3)
    TSL 5525 Cross Cult Comm Issues in ESL (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

The M.A. in C&I - Educational Technology provides advanced study in education and is designed to improve the competency of K-12 teachers, and/or advanced study in training and instruction that is designed to improve competencies in instructional technology, digital media production, and advanced research in non K-12 settings.

NOTE: This program does not provide initial K-12 certification.  In order to seek professional certification please consult the catalog for alternative options.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all graduate courses to be used to satisfy course requirements in one's program of study.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted.
  • The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of three courses (no more than 12 credits in total). To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses in the Major (21 credits)
    EDF 6284 Instructional Design (3)
    EME 5053 Intro to Ed Tech (3)
    EME 6207 Web Design & Development (3)
    EME 6209 Still and Time-Based Media (3)
    EME 6465 Interactive Learning (3)
    EME 6646 Digital Narrative & Cognition (3)
    EME 6696 Media Ecology (3)

  2. Capstone Experience (6 credits)
    EME 6235 Professional Practicum and EME 6940 Professional Internship* OR
    EDF 6481 Foundations of Ed Research (3) and EDG 6363 Capstone Seminar (3)**

    *Students in EME 6235 will complete up to 100 practicum hours under supervision of a faculty advisor.  Students in EME 6940 will perform up to 120 hours of internship service under the supervision of an external supervisor.

    **Capstone Seminar candidates will design, implement, and write one of the following: (a) a culminating scholarly review of an instructional project, or (b) an instructional design document for an educational technology product.

  3. Electives (9 credits)
    See program advisor for prior approval of elective courses.  The following courses are grouped by areas of interest for advising purposes.

    Learning Technologies
    EME 6405 Technology Integration (3)
    EME 6607 Instructional Program Analysis (3)
    EME 6936 Current Trends in Ed Tech (3)

    Educational Media
    EME 6609 Instructional Media Resources (3)
    EME 6705 Collection & Acquisition (3)
    EME 6716 Media Services and Programs (3)

    Instructional Design
    EME 6607 Instructional Program Analysis (3)
    EME 6617 Instructional Design-eLearning (3)
    EME 6675 Design for Informal Learning (3)

    eLearning
    EME 6417 Teaching in a Virtual Setting (3)
    EME 6617 Instructional Design for eLearning (3)
    EME 6408 Universal Design for Learning (3)

    Entrepreneurship
    ENT 6248 Lead and Promote New Ventures (3)
    ENT 6628 Technology and New Launch (3)
    ENT 6441 New Venture Launch (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

The M.A. in Educational Leadership program is for students not seeking Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) certification.  Students with this degree typically work in educational or training divisions in businesses, healthcare, public service, Pre-K-12,  or higher education. This program is composed of the program core, plus 18 hours of focus area courses and 9 elective credits in the student's area of interest.  Regardless of choice of electives, all programs of study must be approved by faculty advisors. The electives may be taken from inside or outside the College of Education.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • Electives may be taken from inside or outside of the College of Education.  All electives must be approved by the program advisor.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all College of Education graduate courses.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Final program completion is assessed through portfolio assessment.
  • The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses in the Major (9 credits)
    EDF 6461 Intro. To Program Evaluation (3)
    EDA 6945 Internship I - Educ Leadership (3)
    EDA 6946 Internship II - Educ Leadership (3)

  2. Restricted Electives in the Major (9 credits)
    Students, in conjunction with their advisor, select electives from those offered in the graduate catalog that are not restricted to those programs or colleges.  The following courses are suggestions that provide examples of those chosen by previous students that were guided by their areas of interest.

    Educational/Public Policy

    EDA 6195 Policy Development (3)
    PAD 6136 Public Mgmt in Political Env. (3)
    PAD 6335 Strategic Planning (3)

    Research and Assessment
    EDF 6401 Data and Analysis in Education (3)
    EDF 6449 Survey Research Design (3)
    EDF 6481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)

    Technology Management
    EME 6425 Technology for School Leaders (3)
    EME 6405 Technology Integration (3)
    EDF 6469 Evaluation Tech Apps & Programs (3)

  3. Restricted Coursework/Concentration (18 credits)
    Select one of the following groupings:

    No Concentration noted on transcript
    Select 18 credits at the 5-6000 level in consultation with the program advisor.

    Higher Education Concentration
    EDF 6808 Global Context in Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6225 Curriculum Develop-Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6405 Law & Policy-Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6505 Finance in Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6634 Stud Personnel Svcs-Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6635 Org Structure-Higher Ed (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program consists of 39 hours of coursework that is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in educational settings as well as to improve performance of current leaders in educational leadership positions. Program content focuses on the functions of educational leaders and stresses the relationship between tested practice and applied theory. The M.Ed. program prepares students for Educational Leadership certification by the Florida Department of Education. Final program completion is assessed through portfolio assessment for all students.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all College of Education graduate courses.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Students must pass all portions of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination.
  • Final program completion is assessed through portfolio assessment.
  • The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.

Specific Information

Required Courses in the Major (39 credits)
EDA 6061 Principles of Ed Leadership (3)
EDA 6192 Organizational Development (3)
EDA 6232 School Law (3)
EDA 6242 School Finance (3)
EDA 6945 Internship I - Educ Leadership (3)
EDA 6946 Internship II - Educ Leadership (3)
EDF 6432 Foundation of Measurement (3)
EDG 6326 Learning, Account & Assess (6)
EDG 6391  Instructional Leadership (3)
EDG 6627 Found. of Curriculum & Instr. (3)
EDS 6050  Human Resources Development (3)
EME 6425 Technology for School Leaders (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 39 Hours

The Counseling Department offers an M.A. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling that is Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited. Students take coursework in the areas of human development, legal and ethical issues of the profession, career development, appraisal methods, counseling theories, group work, counseling, practicum, and research and program evaluation. Additional specialized courses focusing on mental health counseling in areas such as internship, human sexuality, addictions, cross-cultural counseling, trauma,  family and relationship couseling, and professional development and other course electives.  Students are engaged in field-based activities during almost every term of enrollment.  Students may complete this program on a full or part-time basis.

Dual Majors: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

The Counseling Department offers an opportunity to earn a single M.A. degree with both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling major and the School Counseling major. Students must meet initial admissions requirements of both programs to qualify for this option. Students may elect the dual major option at any time prior to the M.A. degree being awarded. Students initially admitted into the School Counseling major, will take an additional 22 credits. Students initially admitted into the Clinical Mental Health Counseling major, will take an additional 18 to 24 credits. Students must complete all degree requirements for both majors including passing all subsections of the FTCE: General Knowledge, Professional Educator Examination, and the Guidance and Counseling Subject Area Exam, prior to graduation. Contact the Department of Counseling for additional information.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all Department graduate courses used as prerequisites and each core course.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Students must complete and pass a culminating demonstration of learning and competence at the end of the program, currently a comprehensive examination.
  • The Department limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.

Specific Information

Core Requirements (57 credits)
MHS 6021 Intro to Clin Mental Hlth Coun (3)
MHS 6070 Mental Disorders (3)
MHS 6200 Appraisal Procedures (3)
MHS 6340 Career Development (3)
MHS 6404 Intro to Couns Theory and Tech (3)
MHS 6428 Cross-Cultural Counsel (3)
MHS 6445 Intro Relations/Family Systems (3)
MHS 6450 Issues in Addictions and Abuse (3)
MHS 6466 Crisis/Trauma Counseling (3)
MHS 6470 Human Sexual Issues Counselor (3)
MHS 6482 Lifespan/Development (3)
MHS 6500 Introduction to Group Dynamics (3)
MHS 6600 Collabor & Consult Prblm Solve (1)
MHS 6700 Legal & Ethical Iss in Coun (3)
MHS 6710 Research and Prog Evaluation (3)
MHS 6800 Practicum in Counseling (3)
MHS 6805 Adv Practicum in Counseling (3)
MHS 6881 Clinical Internship I (1)
MHS 6882 Clinical Internship II (1)
MHS 6883 Clinical Internship III (3)
MHS 6888 Intrn: ProfDev Mental Hlth Cns (3)

Elective Requirements (6 credits minimum)
MHS 6073 Building Resilence: Child/Adol (3)
MHS 6311 Issues in Couns & Technology (3)
MHS 6405 Advanced Counseling Theory (2)
MHS 6422 Play Therapy (3)
MHS 6435 Fam Couns Theory & Techniques (3)
MHS 6446 Relationship/Marriage Counsel (3)
MHS 6620 Org. Admin and Supv (2)
MHS 6807 Internship: Relation/Fam Counsel (1-3)
MHS 6886 Clinical Internship V (1) (Taken with MHS 6620)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 63 Hours

The Counseling Department offers an M.A. in School Counseling that is Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited and approved by the Florida Department of Education.  The M.A. program is designed to prepare graduates to implement comprehensive, research-based school counseling programs that reflect national standards; notably those of the American School Counselor Association.  The program is designed for the continued professional development of persons presently serving or who have an interest in serving children and adolescents in a school setting as professional School Counselors.

Students in the School Counseling program take coursework in the areas of human development, legal and ethical issues of the profession, career development, appraisal methods, counseling theories, group work, practicum, and research, and program evaluation.  Additional specialized courses focusing on school counseling are offered in areas such as internship, special populations, consultation, leadership, resliency and student success, supervision, and professional development.  Students are engaged in field-based activities during almost every term of enrollment. Students make progress through the program as a cohort and may complete this prograom on a full or part-time basis.
  
Entering students are expected to establish competency as educators by providing copies of Florida certifications or transcripts that document educator preparation as part of their application packets.  Students who do not establish competency at the outset of the program are required to complete all FTCE subsections.  Students without prior training as teachers who wish to become certified school counseling professionals must complete additional courses in curriculum and instruction and reading.  

The program begins in the Fall term. Students who need to take additional courses are encouraged to do so in the summer prior to entry or during the first year of enrollment.  All graduates meet all requirements for certification as PK-12 school counselors and are ready for employment upon graduation.

Dual Majors: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling
The Counseling Department offers an opportunity to earn a single M.A. degree with both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling major and the School Counseling major.  Students must meet initial admissions requirements of both programs to qualify for this option.  Students may elect the dual major option at any time prior to the M.A. degree being awarded.  Students initially admitted into the School Counseling major, will take an additional 22 credits.  Students initially admitted into the Clinical Mental Health Counseling major, will take an additional 19 to 24 credits.  Students must complete all degree requirements for both majors including passing all subsections of the FTCE, General Knowledge, Professional Educator Examination and the Guidance and Counseling Subject Area Exam prior to graduation.  Contact the Department of Counseling for additional information.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all Department graduate courses used as prerequisites and each core courses.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Students must complete and pass a culminating demonstration of learning and competence at the end of the program, currently a comprehensive examination. Students seeking certification must fully demonstrate Educator Accomplished Practices.
  • Students seeking certification by graduating from a state approved program must show evidence of passing all FTCE exam components as required by the state of Florida. These include the Professional Education examination (taken by all applicants applying for an initial teaching certificate, the Florida Guidance and Counseling Subject Area Examination and the General Knowledge Test (if they do not already have Florida certification or if they have not already passed all subsections of the CLAST prior to July 1, 2002.) (See Counseling advisor or program coordinator for more information.)
  • The Department limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than 10 years prior to graduation from the graduate program.

Specific Information

Required Core Courses (50 credits)
MHS 6010  Intro to School Counseling (3)
MHS 6200 Appraisal Procedures (3)
MHS 6338 Coll/Career Readiness: K-12 (1) (taken in conjunction with MHS 6340 Career Development)
MHS 6340 Career Development (3)
MHS 6400 Couns Theory for School Couns (3)
MHS 6414 Fostering Resil & Stud Success (3)
MHS 6418 Ldrship Acctability & Supvisc (3)
MHS 6420 Counseling Spec Population Gps (3)
MHS 6481  Human Dev for School Counselor (3)
MHS 6530 Grp Wrk for Sch Professionals (3)
MHS 6601 Consult & Collabor Prob Solve (3)
MHS 6700  Legal & Ethical Iss. in Coun. (3)
MHS 6710  Research & Prog Evaluation (3)
MHS 6800  Practicum in Counseling (3)
MHS 6805  Adv Practicum in Counseling (3)
MHS 6831  Schl Counseling-Internship la (1)
MHS 6831 Schl Counseling-Internship lb (1)
MHS 6832  Schl Counsl-Intern-Supervision (2)
SDS 6830  Schl Counsel-Final Internship (3)

Other Requirements (6 credits)
For non-certified or certificate eligible teachers (6 credits): In addition to the above required courses, students who have not otherwise established competencies in Reading and ESOL as specified by the Florida Department of Education must complete the following 6 credits (usually taken in the fall semester and/or spring but under advisement may be taken in the summer prior to matriculation):

EDG 6356 Inst Models and Strategies (3)
RED 5147L Developmental Reading (3)*

Note: *Requires 15 hours of field observation in a school setting during the day.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 50-56 Hours

The M.Ed. in Special Education program is an online program that prepares students for work in public and private schools and in state, federal, or community settings at the master's level. Specific areas of study include advanced studies in special education and hi-incidence disabilities.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum 36 credit hours.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all College of Education graduate courses used as prerequisites and each program course.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Students must complete and pass a culminating demonstration of learning and competence at the end of the program. These may include comprehensive examinations, portfolios, special practicum projects, or research projects. (Students seeking certification must fully demonstrate Educator Accomplished Practices.)
  • The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.

Specific Information

EBD 6215 Teaching Methods EMT/Behav Dis (3)
EDF 6481 Foundations of Ed Research (3)
EEX 5752 Work w/Fam: Pluralistic Persp (3)
EEX 6025 Foundations of Special Educ (3)
EEX 6222 AdvPsychoEd Assess-Excep Stud (3)
EEX 6245 TransProg-Adol&Young ExcepStu (3)
EEX 6248 Instr Approaches for Excep Pops (3)
EEX 6612 Mgmt &Motiv Excep &at-RiskStud (3)
EEX 6732 Consult & Collab in Spec Ed (3)
EEX 6939 AdvSem: Paradigms,Prac & Pol (taken in last semester) (3)
ELD 6015 AdvTheo/Prac-Spec LearnDisab (3)
EMR 6052 AdvTheories&Prac-Intel Dis (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

The B.A. in Psychology focuses on a variety of content areas, including social, developmental, cognitive, clinical, quantitative, and biological basis of behavior.  Students can also receive training in conducting independent research and have the opportunity to participate in applied community practice. The B.A. in psychology prepares students for a variety of outcomes such as work in mental health and applied areas of psychology, graduate school in applied areas of psychology, graduate school in research focused psychology programs, and other areas of employment and graduate studies.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC X0XX (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX0XX or BSCX20X or ZOOX010

    FGCU Course: PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: PSYX012

    FGCU Course: DEP 2004 Principles of Development (3) or SOP 2770 Intro to Human Sexuality (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: PSYXXXX or any other lower level Psychology class within the Psychology Inventory (i.e., CLP, DEP, EAB, EXP, INP, PCO, PPE, and PSB prefixes).

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: STAXXXX
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (11 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    PSY 2023 Careers in Psychology (1)
    PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psy & Lab (4)
    PSY 4048 Senior Seminar in Psychology (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (30 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.  Courses used to fulfill the requirement in one group cannot be used to fulfill the requirement in another group.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    STA 2122 Social Science Statistics (3)
    PSY 3205 Surv. of Analytical Techniques (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    EXP 3202 Sensation & Perception (3)
    EXP 3640 Psychology of Language (3)
    EXP 4404 Psychology of Learning (3)
    EXP 4604 Human Memory and Cognition (3)
    EXP 4605 Mind, Brain, & A.I. (3)
    EXP 4930 Sp. Topics: Neuro & Cog Psyc (3)
    PSB 4002 Physiological Psychology (3)
    SOP 4935 Social Cognition (3)*

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    INP 4004 Intro to Indus/Organiz Psychology (3)
    PPE 4003 Psychology of Personality (3)*
    SOP 4004 Social Psychology (3)
    SOP 4751 Psychology & Law
    SOP 4777 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)
    SOP 4935 Social Cognition (3)*
    SOP 4930 Sp. Topics: Social Psychology (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    DEP 4104 Infant & Child Development (3)
    DEP 4305 Adolescent Psychology (3)
    DEP 4404 Psych of Adulthood and Aging (3)
    DEP 4482 Psychology of Death & Dying (3)
    DEP 4931 Sp. Topics: Developmental Psyc (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    CLP 4143 Abnormal Psychology (3)
    CLP 4314 Health Psychology (3)
    CLP 4433 Psych Tests & Measurements (3)
    CLP 4930 Sp. Topics: Abnormal Psyc (3)
    PPE 4003 Psychology of Personality (3)*

    Students in the Psychology B.A. degree program with no concentration, select 15 credits from the following:
    Any 3000-4999 level course with the prefix of CBH, CLP, DEP, EXP, INP, PPE, PSB, PSY, or SOP, not used to fulfill any of the above requirements.

    Students in the Psychology B.A. degree program completing an optional Concentration in Neuroscience and Cognition, complete the following 15-16 credits:

    Select 3-4 credits from the following:
    BSC 1010C Gen'l Biology w/ Lab (4)
    BSC 1020C Human Systems (3)

    Select 12 credits from the following*:
    CLP 4420 Human Neuropsychology (3)
    DEP 4463 Neuropsychology of Aging (3)
    EXP 3202 Sensation & Perception (3)
    EXP 3640 Psychology of Language (3)
    EXP 4404 Psychology of Learning (3)
    EXP 4604 Human Memory and Cognition (3)
    EXP 4605 Mind, Brain, & A.I.
    EXP 4930 Sp. Topics: Neuro & Cog Psyc (3)
    PSB 4002 Physiological Psychology (3)
    PSB 4434 Neurochem, Pharacol, & Behav (3)
    PSB 4342 Vision Science (3)
    SOP 4935 Social Cognition (3)*
    ZOO 4513C Animal Behavior (3)
    ZOO 4743C Neuroscience (3)

    *Courses used to fulfill the requirement in one group cannot be used to fulfill the requirement in another group.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in all graduate-level classes. A grade of B- does not meet this requirement.
  • Pursuant to University guidelines, all course work for the degree must be completed within seven years of admission to the program. Extensions may be approved by the History Graduate Program Leader and the Office of Graduate Studies for extenuating circumstances.
  • No more than 6 credits of HIS 6905 Directed Readings will be permitted. Additional hours may be permitted under exceptional circumstances with the approval of the History Graduate Program Leader.
  • Students may take a maximum of 9 hours of cross-listed (undergraduate and graduate combined) courses.
  • Students who have taken HIS 6971 Master's Thesis while pursuing the Thesis Option, and then change to the Non-Thesis Option may apply up to 6 hours of HIS 6971 to the appropriate Field of Study requirements with the approval of the History Graduate Program Leader.
  • Graduate students may not take undergraduate courses for graduate credit.
  • Graduate students must complete HIS 6004 before they can serve as Teaching Assistants.
  • Students will have a reading knowledge of one foreign language relevant to the field of study before graduating. This knowledge can be demonstrated either by translating passages of academic prose to be assessed by the relevant faculty member outside of the program, or by taking a graduate course for reading comprehension, or otherwise demonstrating fluency. Thesis-track students should work with the Graduate Program Leader to ensure that this requirement is fulfilled prior to enrolling for thesis credits, so that the language skill can also serve as a research tool. Students may substitute a research methods class from outside the program for the foreign language requirement, with the approval of the History Graduate Program Leader. Courses taken to fulfill the foreign language requirement do not count towards the degree.
  • A maximum of 9 graduate semester credit hours of course work may be transferred from regionally accredited institutions, subject to approval of the faculty advisor.

Specific Information

  1. Professional Practice (3 credits)
    Select one of the following:
    HIS 6004 College-Level Teaching (3)
    HIS 6159 Historiography (3)
    HIS 6937 Academic Writing and Editing (3)

    Additional professional practice courses may be taken to fulfill other program requirements in the appropriate field of study.

  2. Complete one of the following options (thesis or non-thesis).  All courses must be selected in consultation with the faculty advisor.

    1. Thesis Option (33 credits)
      1. Complete 18 credit hours in the thesis field of study, to include 6 credits of HIS 6971 Master's Thesis.
      2. Complete 6 credit hours in the non-thesis field of study.
      3. Complete 9 credits of elective courses at the 5000 level or above.*
      4. Thesis:  Students will, under the supervision of a faculty advisor, complete a thesis in one of the fields of study below.  Students are required to complete and defend the thesis and submit one electronic copy of the completed thesis to ProQuest.  The production and style of these will follow established university guidelines.

    2. Non-Thesis Option (33 credits)
      1. Complete 33 credit hours of courses at the graduate level (5000 and above).* A maximum of 18 credit hours can be selected from any one field of study.
      2. Take and successfully defend a comprehesive exam.

        *A maximum of 9 credits of courses from outside of the History program may be substituted with the approval of the History Graduate Program Leader.

Fields of Study
In consultation with a faculty advisor, students will select appropriate courses from three fields of study: U.S. History; State, Local, and Public History, and World History. The specific courses selected will depend on student interests, career goals, and selection of thesis or non-thesis option. Courses selected for the thesis field will serve as the foundation for development of the thesis.

US History Courses
AMH 6116 American Colonial History (3)
AMH 6139 Revolutionary America (3)
AMH 6155 US 1800-1860 (3)
AMH 6176 Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
AMH 6207 US History since 1929 (3)
AMH 6229 Gilded Age/Progressive Era (3)
AMH 6278 US in the Cold War (3)
AMH 6424 Modern Florida (3)
AMH 6516 American Diplomatic History (3)
AMH 6535 American Immigration History (3)
AMH 6546 American Military History (3)
AMH 6567 Women in American History (3)
AMH 6576 African-Amer Hist to 1865 (3)
AMH 6577 African-Ameri Hist since 1865 (3)
AMH 6915 Research in American History (3)*
AMH 6939 Seminar in American History (3)*
HIS 5930 Special Topics (3)*
HIS 6905 Directed Readings (1-3)
HIS 6966 Comprehensive Exam (3)
HIS 6971 Master's Thesis (1-3)

State, Local and Public History Courses
HIS 5930 Special Topics (3)*
HIS 5941 Internship in History (1-3)
HIS 6067 Public History (3)
HIS 6077 Oral History (3)
HIS 6093 How Societies Remember (3)
HIS 6156 Material Culture (3)
HIS 6905 Directed Readings (1-3)*
HIS 6915 Research Public History (3)
HIS 6939 Seminar in Public History (3)
HIS 6966 Comprehensive Exam (3)
HIS 6971 Master's Thesis (1-3)

World History Courses
AFH 6256 Africa in World History (3)
ASH 6559 Post-Colonial India (3)
ASH 6915 Research Asian History (3)
ASH 6939 Seminar in Asian History (3)
EUH 6126 Readings in Medieval History (3)
EUH 6184 Medieval Ecclesiology and Law (3)
EUH 6249 Themes in Holocaust History (3)
EUH 6517 Tudor and Stuart Britain (3)
EUH 6915 Research European History (3)
EUH 6939 Seminar in European History (3)
HIS 5930 Special Topics (3)*
HIS 6905 Directed Readings (1-3)*
HIS 6966 Comprehensive Exam (3)
HIS 6971 Master's Thesis (1-3)
LAH 6137 Colonial Latin America (3)
LAH 6306 Modern Latin America (3)
LAH 6475 Caribbean History (3)
LAH 6915 Research Lat Am Hist (3)
LAH 6939 Seminar Lat Am Hist (3)
WOH 6201 Environmental History (3)
WOH 6207 Age of Discovery (3)
WOH 6247 The Century of Global Conflict (3)
WOH 6248 U.S. & Vietnam, 1945-Present (3)
WOH 6265 Making of the Global Order (3)
WOH 6915 Research in World History (3)
WOH 6939 Seminar in World History (3)
Other graduate courses with the prefixes AFH, ASH, EUH, LAH, and WOH

*With appropriate topic

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

Theatre at FGCU is committed to train and educate future technicians, artists, teachers and creative industry leaders. Our outstanding theatre faculty are professional artists, scholars, and teachers actively engaged in research and creative work. We are unswerving in our effort to prepare all students for the marketplace of jobs as well as the marketplace of ideas. We draw upon the collaborative traditions of our craft to encourage our students to courageously pursue curiosity and boldly risk discovery.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: THEX000 or any introductory course from THEX001-X035

    FGCU Course: THE 2300 Survey of Dramatic Lit (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: THEX300 or THEX305

    FGCU Course: THE 2925 Play Production (1)+
    Acceptable Substitute: THEX925

    FGCU Course: TPA 2290 Tech Theatre Lab I (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAX290

    FGCU Course: TPA 2210 Stagecraft (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAX200 or TPAX210

    FGCU Course: TPP 2190 Rehearsal & Performance (1)+
    Acceptable Substitute: TPPX190 or TPPX110

    FGCU Course: TPA 2214 Stage Lighting and Sound (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAXXXX or TPPXXXX or THEXXXX

    FGCU Course: TPP 2100 Acting I (3)++
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAXXXX or TPPXXXX or THEXXXX

    FGCU Course: Any combination THE, TPA and TPP Course (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAXXXX or TPPXXXX or THEXXXX

  3. Required Courses in the Major (23 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    THE 2100 Theatre History (3)
    THE 2925 Play Production (1 cr beyond common prerequisites) (1)+
    THE 3303 Script Analysis (3)
    THE 4959 Sr. Cap. Thtr as a Profession (3)
    TPP 2100 Acting I (3)++
    TPP 2190 Rehearsal and Performance (1 cr beyond common prerequistes)(1)+
    TPP 3310 Play Directing I (3)
    TPP 4601 Creating New Theatre (3)**

  4. Electives in the Major (27 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Complete 3 credits from the following:
    TPA 4940 Internship in Tech Theatre (1-3)**
    TPP 4940 Internship in Thtr Performance (1-3)**

    Complete 3 credits from the following:
    TPA 4601 Stage Management (3)+++
    TPP 3164 The Actor's Instrument (3)**+++

    Complete 6 credits from the following:
    Any upper-level (3000-4999) course with prefixes other than DAA, THE, TPA or TPP.

    Complete 15 credits from the following list. At least 12 credits from the upper level (3000-4999):
    DAA 2105 Contemporary Dance I (2)
    DAA 2205 Ballet I (2)
    DAA 3108 Contemporary Dance II (3)
    DAA 3208 Ballet II (3)
    DAA 4930 Special Topics in Dance (1-3)**
    THE 2925 Play Production (1)+
    THE 3073 Film Study for Thtr Students (3)
    THE 3540 Applied Theatre (3)
    THE 3560 Ecologies of Performance (3)
    THE 4905 Directed Study (1-4)
    THE 4930 Special Topics in Theatre (1-3)**
    THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre (3-9)
    THE 4955 Study Abroad in Theatre (3-6) **
    TPA 2248 Workshop in Stage Makeup (1)
    TPA 4060 Principles of Scene Design (3)
    TPA 4601 Stage Management (3)+++
    TPA 4930 Special Topics in Thea Prod/Ad (1-3)**
    TPA 4940 Internship in Tech Theatre (1-3)**
    TPP 2190 Rehearsal and Performance (1)+
    TPP 2220 Audition Techniques (3)
    TPP 3113 Acting II (3)
    TPP 3164 The Actor's Instrument (3)**+++
    TPP 3242 Performance Art (3)
    TPP 3264 Acting for the Camera (3)
    TPP 3293 Devising Performance (3)**
    TPP 3600 Playwriting (3)
    TPP 3790 The Voiceover Artist (3)**
    TPP 4143 Acting Styles (3)**
    TPP 4174 Transmedia Autoperformance (3)
    TPP 4311 Play Directing II (3)
    TPP 4601 Creating New Theatre (3)**
    TPP 4930 Special Topics in Theatre Perf (1-3)**
    TPP 4940 Internship in Thtr Performance (1-3)**

    + Course must be taken for a total of 1 credit x 2 semesters. One credit x 1 semester will satisfy the common prerequisite area and 1 credit x 1 additional semester will satisfy the required courses area.  May be repeated afterward for a maximum of 2 additional credits toward elective requirements in the major.
    ++ 3 credits in TPP 2100 Acting I will apply toward the common prerequisite area and required courses area.
    +++ Courses used to satisfy one group of requirements may not be used to satisfy another group of requirements.
    ** The course prefix/number may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours and may be used to fulfill elective requirements in the major 

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Art combines rigorous traditional art studio experiences with intellectually demanding academic coursework to educate students and the community in the creation and appreciation of art and design.  The curriculum emphasizes the importance of context in art history and contemporary culture; provides students with a clear sense of direction towards a career in the creative industries; and teaches art with a lively awareness of both global perspectives and local responsibilities.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

    1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
      To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
    1. Common Prerequisites
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course

      FGCU Course: ARH 2050 History of Visual Arts I (3)
      Acceptable Substitute: ARHX050

      FGCU Course: ARH 2051 History of Visual Arts II (3)
      Acceptable Substitute:  ARHX051

      FGCU Course: ART 1201 Methods & Concepts I (3)
      Acceptable Substitute: ARTX201

      FGCU Course: ART 1203 Methods & Concepts II (3)
      Acceptable Substitute: ARTX203 or ARTX202C or ARTX203C or ARTX701C

      FGCU Course: ART 1300 Drawing I (3)
      Acceptable Substitute: ARTX300 or ARTX300C

      FGCU Course: ART 1301 Drawing II (3)
      Acceptable Substitute: ARTX301 or ARTX330C or ARTX205 or ARTX310C  or ARTX305C or ARTX200C or ARTX353C or ARTX310C or ARTX312C or ARTX500 or ARTX500C

      FGCU Course: ART XXXX Any introductory media courses (6)
      Acceptable Substitute: ARTXXXX
    1. Required Courses in the Major (6 credits)
      A minimum grade of C is required.

      ART 4955 Senior Project (3)
      IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    1. Restricted Electives in the Major (36 credits)
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

      Select 3 credits from the following:
      Any IDS 3000-4999 course; IDS 3920 and IDS 3300 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

      Select 3 credits from the following:
      ART 4382 Drawing Workshop (3)
      ART 4921 Painting Workshop (3)
      ART 4922 Sculpture Workshop (3)
      ART 4925 Digital Media Workshop (3)
      ART 4928 Ceramics Workshop (3)

      Select 6 credits from the following:
      Any ARH 3000 - 4999 level courses

      Select 24 credits from the following with a minimum of 15 hours at the 3000-4999 level:
      ARH 2000 Art Appreciation (3)
      ARH 2500 Survey of Non-western Art (3)
      ARH 3115 Anc Egyptian & Nr Eastern Art (3)+
      ARH 3170 Greek and Roman Art (3)+
      ARH 3200 Medieval Art (3)+
      ARH 3301 Renaissance and Baroque Art (3)+
      ARH 3430 Nineteenth Century Art (3)+
      ARH 3450 Twentieth Century Art (3)+
      ARH 3456 History of Dada and Surrealism (3)+
      ARH 3670 Caribbean Art (3)+
      ARH 3880 History of Art and Ecology (3)+
      ARH 4560 Chinese Contemporary Art (3)+
      ARH 4905 Directed Independent Study (3)*+
      ARH 4930 Special Topics in Art History (3)*+
      ART 2500 Painting I (3)
      ART 2600 Digital Media Design I (3)
      ART 2701 Sculpture I (3)
      ART 2750 Ceramics I (3)
      ART 2759 Introduction to Ceramics (3)
      ART 3332 Figure Drawing (3)
      ART 3443 Relief Printmaking (3)
      ART 3463 Alternative Printmaking (3)
      ART 3505 Painting II (3)
      ART 3614 Digital Media Design II (3)**
      ART 3633 Web Design (3)**
      ART 3640 Video Game Design (3)**
      ART 3664 Interactive Design (3)**
      ART 3710 Sculpture Techniques (3)
      ART 3738 Casting and Mold Making (3)
      ART 3762 Wheel Throwing (3)
      ART 3768 Clay Sculpture (3)
      ART 3781 Raku Ceramics (3)
      ART 3782 Contemporary Ceramics (3)
      ART 3838 Professional Practice in Art (3)
      ART 3840 Environmental Art (3)
      ART 4382 Drawing Workshop (3)*
      ART 4907 Directed Independent Study (3)*
      ART 4921 Painting Workshop (3)*
      ART 4922 Sculpture Workshop (3)*
      ART 4925 Digital Media Workshop (3)*and **
      ART 4928 Ceramics Workshop (3)*
      ART 4930 Special Topics in Art (3)*
      ART 4940 Art Internship (1-3)*
      GRA 2190 Graphic Design I (3)
      GRA 2206 Principles of Typography (3)
      GRA 3219 Advanced Typography (3)**
      GRA 3193 Graphic Design II (3)**
      GRA 4194 Advanced Graphic Design (3)**
      PGY 2801 Photography I (3)
      PGY 3205 Photography II (3)

      *The course prefix/number may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours and may be used to fulfill elective requirements in the major.

      **Upper level (3000-4999) courses taken to complete requirements in the Digital Media Design Minor cannot also be used to fulfill requirements for the B.A. Art program.

      +Courses taken in one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

    2. University Requirements (3 credits)
      IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

    3. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

Majors in Child and Youth Studies, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Biology Education, Secondary Mathematics Education, Secondary Social Science Education, Special Education, and Music Education are not eligible for the minor in Education.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a College of Education advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a College of Education advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

Required Courses (12 credits)
EDF 3253 Learning Mgmt Inclusive Class (3)
EDF 4470Classroom Assessment (3)

RED 4344Methods of Teaching Reading (3)
TSL 4340 Methods, Cur, and Instr Effect (3)

Restricted Electives (6 credits)

One of the following:
EDG 3323 Professional Teaching Practice (3)
MAE 4152 Math Methods 6-12 (3)
SCE 4330 Science Methods 6-12 (3)
SSE 4153 Social Science Methods 6-12 (3)

One of the following:
EDF 3132 Adolescent Growth & Dev (3)*
EDF 4112 Child Growth and Development (3)**

*6-12 Teaching focus
**Pre K-6 Teaching focus

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

The Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation (M.S.) program prepares students for careers in accounting and taxation. The program focuses on advanced technical competence in accounting and/or taxation, the effective use of technology in research and practice, effective communications with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders of diverse backgrounds, ethical responsibilities, and the development of life-long learning skills to maintain professional competence.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale throughout the program (see the Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • A student who receives three grades of “C" or lower is automatically suspended from the program (see the Probation/Dismissal Section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.
  • Satisfy all degree requirements within seven years from the time of admission to the program.
  • Students may transfer a maximum of six credit hours of approved graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution. All transfer courses must have been completed within the past six years with a grade of B or higher. The evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses in the Major (18 credits)
    ACG 6135 Accounting Theory (3)
    ACG 6205 Advanced Accounting (3)
    ACG 6405 Adv Acct Information Systems (3)
    ACG 6655 Independent Audit II (3)
    BUL 6831 Law & Business II (3)
    TAX 6045 Tax Research & Planning (3)

  2. Restricted Electives (3 credits)
    ACG 6257 Global Reporting (IFRS)& Audit (3)
    ACG 6905 Directed Study in Accounting (3)
    ACG 6935 Special Topics in Accounting (3)
    ACG 6940 Accounting Internship (3)
    BUL 6935 Special Topics in Business Law (3)
    TAX 6015 Corporate Tax Issues (3)
    TAX 6405 Estate & Gift Issues (3)
    TAX 6525 International Tax Issues (3)
    TAX 6877 Special Topics in Taxation (3)

  3. Select one grouping:

    Analytics Concentration (9 credits)
    ISM 6136 Big Data Analytics&Data Mining (3)
    ISM 6404 BI and Visualization Tools (3)
    QMB 6303 Business Analytics (3)

    No Concentrationon Transcript (9 credits)
    TAX 6205 Flow Through Entities (3)
    TAX 6875 Contemporary Tax Topics (3)
    Plus an additional 3 credits of approved graduate level business courses outside the area of 
    accounting (ACG, taxation (TAX) and business law (BUL).  MBA Foundation courses will not
    satisfy this requirement.  See college advisor for prior approval of alternative courses. 

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 30 Hours

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides students with a challenging curriculum and preparation for leadership in careers across all types of business and public organizations. This professional degree program emphasizes the application of analytical, technical, and behavioral tools to solve organizational problems. Within the coursework required for the degree, students learn fundamental concepts across all of the business disciplines. Leadership and teamwork, the appropriate application of technology, entrepreneurial approaches, and global and ethical awareness are integrated throughout the program.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale throughout the program (see the Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • A student who receives three grades of "C" or lower is automatically suspended from the program (see Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • Students may transfer a maximum of six credit hours of approved graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution. All transfer courses must have been completed within the past six years with a grade of B or higher. The evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department. Refer to course waiver guidelines above.
  • Admitted students without a business undergraduate degree will be required to complete a series of four interactive self-paced leveling courses from Ivy Software prior to enrolling in MBA core courses.  

Specific Information

  1. Core courses (24 credits)
    ACG 6075 Managerial Accounting (3)
    ECP 6705 Managerial Economics (3)
    FIN 6406 Financial Management (3)
    GEB 6895 Business Strategy (3)
    MAN 6266 Strategic Leadership (3)
    MAR 6807 Adv Market Analysis & Strategy (3)
    QMB 6303 Data Driven Decision-Making (3)
    TRA 6726 Global Suppy Chains (3)

  2. Restricted Electives/Concentrations (9 credits)

    Accounting/ Taxation
    Concentration
    (Note: For accounting undergraduate majors only)
    ACG 6205 - Advanced Accounting  
    ACG 6257 - Global Reporting (IFRS) & Audit OR TAX 6525 – International Tax Issues 
    TAX 6205 – Flow Through Entities 

    Data Analytics Concentration
    ISM 6217 Data Management
    ISM 6136 Big Data and Data Mining
    ISM 6404 BI and Visualization

    Entrepreneurship Concentration
    ENT 6248 Lead and Promote New Venture
    ENT 6415 New Venture Capital
    ENT 6441 New Venture Launch

    Information Systems Concentration
    ISM 6121 Business Process Analysis
    ISM 6316 Project Management
    ISM 6328 Information Security Management

    Management/Leadership Concentration
    MAN 6289 Org Development & Change
    MAN 6305 Human Resource Management
    MAN 6607 Global Organizational Issues

    Restricted Electives (No concentration noted on transcript)
    Select 9 credit hours of 5000-6999 level coursework with prefix MAN and/or ISM.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 33 Hours

Civil Engineering concerns the study of the conception, design, construction, and maintenance of large public and private projects. Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the building of bridges, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, dams, water treatment and distribution systems, buildings, and many other types of structures. Environmental considerations, such as water supply, pollution control, and preservation of soil quality, are also important.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) focuses on the core competency areas: environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. This program employs a team-based interdisciplinary learning philosophy. This approach provides students with the critical thinking skills required for effective and innovative engineering practice. Students will be prepared to combine social awareness and an interest in humanity with the technical expertise of the engineering profession as they plan, design, and construct a built environment. B.S.C.E. students complete core courses common to the other engineering majors as well as specialized courses in civil engineering.

The Civil Engineering Program of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University will produce graduates who:

  • Pursue lifelong learning through continuing education and/or advanced degrees in civil engineering or other related fields,
  • Progress to professional registration, and
  • Continue to develop professionally through participation in professional organizations and/or participation in professional development activities in the industry.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University as a degree seeking student in good academic standing may declare a major in engineering. All engineering majors must satisfy the academic milestones as described in the student guidebook. Refer to the Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) Student Guidebook for further information on milestones.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:
  • A minimum of 128 credits.
  • At least 48 of the 128 credits at the upper division (3000 and higher) level.
  • A minimum of 32 of the last 60 credits to be taken at FGCU, including 12 credits in the major. Also, CGN 4802 must be taken at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Program Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or CHMX045C or (CHSX440 and CHSX440L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or MACX281
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312 or MACX282

    FGCU Course: MAC 2313 Calculus III (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX313 or MACX283

    FGCU Course: MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MAPX302 or MAPX305

    FGCU Course: PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or PHYX048C or (PHYX041 and PHYX048L)

    FGCU Course: PHY 2049C Gen'l Physics w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (PHYX049 and PHYX049L) or PHYX049C or (PHYX044 and PHYX049L) or (PHYX042 and PHYX049L)

  3. Engineering Common Core (10 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    EGS 1006L Intro to the Engineering Prof. (1)
    EGN 1041C Computational Tools for Eng (2)
    EGM 3420C Engineering Mechanics (4)
    EGN 3641C Engineering Entrepreneurship (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (45 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course except CGN 4802.

    CCE 3101C Civil Engineering Materials (3)
    CCE 4031C Project Planning & Regulations (3)
    CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I (3)
    CEG 4012C Geotechnical Engineering II (3)
    CES 3100C Structural Analysis (3)
    CGN 3323C Surveying and Geomatics (3)
    CGN 4802 Civil Engin Senior Design (3)
    CWR 3201C Engineering Fluid Mechanics (3)
    CWR 3202C Hydrology and Hydraulics (3)
    CWR 4540C Water Resources Design (3)
    EGN 2111C Engineering Computer Graphics (3)
    EGN 3331C Mechanics of Materials (3)
    ENV 3006C Fundamentals of Environ Engrg (3)
    ENV 4612C Sustainability in Engineering (3)
    TTE 3002C Transportation Engineering (3)

  5. Restricted Electives in the Major (9 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select one:
    CES 4605 Steel Design (3)*
    CES 4702C Reinforced Concrete Design (3)*

    Select two from the following:
    Must be approved by the College Advisor for engineering in consultation with the faculty.
    CES 4101 Advanced Structural Analysis (3)
    CES 4605 Steel Design (3)*
    CES 4702C Reinforced Concrete Design (3)*
    EES 3204C Environ Chem for Engineers (3)
    ENV 3502C Water Treatment Engineering (3)
    ENV 4101C Atmospheric Pollution (3)
    ENV 4330C Hazardous Waste Remediation (3)
    ENV 4351C Solid Waste Management (3)
    ENV 4509C Wastewater Engineering (3)
    EVR 4043C Environmental GIS (3)
    GIS 5306C Advanced GIS: Spatial Analysis (3)
    GLY 3420C Tectonics and Marine Geology (4)
    GLY 4700C Coastal & Watershed Geology (3)
    Other courses may be taken with approval

    *Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives (as needed to reach total credits required for the degree)
    Recommended options include ECO 2013, ECO 2023, ENC 3250, MAN 2062, MAN 3025, MAS 3105, and MAP 3161

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 128 Hours

Environmental Engineering involves the application of engineering principles to the design and development of systems, processes, and tools needed for the protection of the environment, human health, and ecosystems in order to maintain a sustainable world. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.) emphasizes municipal, natural, and industrial environments with focus on the core competency areas of water and wastewater treatment, water resources engineering, solid and hazardous waste management, air and water quality control and sustainability. This program employs a team-based interdisciplinary learning philosophy. This approach provides students with knowledge for leadership in sustaining our world and with the critical thinking skills required for effective and innovative engineering practice with particular emphasis on technologies needed to solve problems related to water, soil, and air pollution and resource recovery and re-use. B.S. Env.E. students complete core courses common to the other engineering majors as well as specialized courses in environmental engineering.

The Environmental Engineering Program of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University will produce graduates who:

  • Pursue lifelong learning through continuing education and/or advanced degrees in environmental engineering or other related fields,
  • Progress to professional registration, and
  • Continue to develop professionally through participation in professional organizations and/or participation in professional development activities in the industry.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University as a degree seeking student in good academic standing may declare a major in engineering. All engineering majors must satisfy the academic milestones as described in the student guidebook. Refer to the Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.) Student Guidebook for further information on milestones.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:
  • A minimum of 128 credits.
  • At least 48 of the 128 credits at the upper division (3000 and higher) level.
  • A minimum of 32 of the last 60 credits to be taken at FGCU, including 12 credits in the major. Also, ENV 4891 must be taken at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Program Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or CHMX045C or (CHSX440 and CHSX440L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or CHMX046C

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or MACX281
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312 or MACX282

    FGCU Course: MAC 2313 Calculus III (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX313 or MACX283

    FGCU Course: MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MAPX302 or MAPX305

    FGCU Course: PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or PHYX048C 

    FGCU Course: PHY 2049C Gen'l Physics w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (PHYX049 and PHYX049L) or PHYX049C or (PHYX044 and PHYX049L)

  3. Engineering Common Core (10 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    EGM 3420C Engineering Mechanics (4)
    EGS 1006L Intro to the Engineering Prof. (1)
    EGN 1041C Computational Tools for Eng (2)
    EGN 3641C Engineering Entrepreneurship (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (48 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    CCE 4031C Project Planning & Regulations (3)
    CGN 3323C Surveying and Geomatics (3)
    CWR 3201C Engineering Fluid Mechanics (3)
    CWR 3202C Hydrology and Hydraulics (3)
    CWR 4540C Water Resources Design (3)
    EES 3204C Environ Chem for Engineers (3)
    EES 4102C Wastewater Microbiology (3)
    EGN 3343C Thermodynamics (3)
    ENV 3006C Fundamentals of Environ Engrg (3)
    ENV 3502C Water Treatment Engineering (3)
    ENV 4101C Atmospheric Pollution (3)
    ENV 4330C Hazardous Waste Remediation (3)
    ENV 4351C Solid Waste Management (3)
    ENV 4509C Wastewater Engineering (3)
    ENV 4612C Sustainability in Engineering (3)
    ENV 4891 Envir Engr Senior Design (3)

  5. Restricted Electives (6-7 credits)

    Select one of the following:
    GLY 1010C Physical Geology (4)
    GLY 2030C Environmental Geology (3)
    GLY 4074C Meteorology & Climatology (3)

    Select one of the following:
    Any ENV, EES, CEG, CWR, CES, EVS, TTE prefix Engineering course or, with approval of the advisor in consultation with the faculty, any other course with majority technical content relevant to the Environmental Engineering major, such as EVR 4034C Environmental GIS.

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives (as needed to reach total credits required for the degree)
    EGN 2111C Engineering Computer Graphics (3) is recommended.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 128 Hours

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

  • REE 3043 Real Estate Fundamentals (3)
  • REE 3103 Valuation of Real Property (3)
  • REE 3303 Real Estate Investment Decisions (3)
  • REE 3433 Real Estate Law (3)
    Select one of the following:
    • ECP 3613 Urban Economics (3)
    • REE 4204 Real Estate Finance (3)
    • REE 4905 Real Estate Independent Study (3)
    • REE 4930 Special Topics in Real Estate (3)
    • REE 4941 Internship in Real Estate (3)
    • ECP 3302 Economics of the Environment (3)
    • MAR 3400 Professional Selling (3)
    • MAR 3235 Social Media Marketing (3)
    • MAR 4841 Services Marketing (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

The Health Science program is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide career advancement opportunities for entry level health profession practitioners as well as individuals that seek future careers in health care. The program is also recommended for students who are interested in a health profession at the post-baccalaureate level, such as Health Services Administration, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Occupational Therapy. All of the upper division coursework for this program is available by web based distance learning.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete appropriate milestones. Failure to meet milestone requirements may result in required major reselection. Refer to the Health Science Student Guidebook for further information on progression standards.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
  • Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete at least 48 of the 120 credits must be in the upper division (3000 and higher).
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C for all Health Science major and restricted elective courses. A grade of C minus (C-) is considered less than a C.
  • Complete all program requirements.
  • At least 25% of coursework required for the degree and 30 of the last 60 hours must be earned at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    None.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (30 credits)
    HSA 3110 Prins of Health Services Admin (3)
    HSA 3111 US Health Care Systems (3)
    HSA 4191 Health Care Info Systems (3)
    HSA 4340 HR Mgmt in Health Servcs Orgs. (3)
    HSC 4500 Epidemiology (3)
    IHS 3101 Shaping Hlthcare in 21st Cent. (3)
    IHS 3112 Legal & Ethical Princ of HC (3)
    IHS 3203 Mgmt. & Leadership in Hlthcare (3)
    IHS 4504 Research Methods in HealthCare (3)
    IHS 4938 Senior Seminar (3)

  4. Restricted Electives (15 credits)
    GEY 3001 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
    GEY 3601 Aging and Human Performance (3)
    HSA 3150 Health Care Policy in US (3)
    HSA 4170 Financial Mgt in Health Care (3)
    HSA 4321 Health Insurance (3)
    HSA 4502 Risk Mgmt in Health Services (3)
    HSA 4817 Practicum in Health Serv Admin (3)
    HSC 3133 Health and Human Sexuality (3)
    HSC 3161 Genetics for Health Sciences (3)
    HSC 3201 Healthy Communities (3)
    HSC 3202 Introduction to Public Health (3)
    HSC 3243 Teach & Learn in Health Profs (3)
    HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3)
    HSC 3624 Global Health Systems & Issues (3)
    HSC 3720 Health Persp & Assessment (3)
    HSC 4150 Impacts of Substance Abuse (3)
    HSC 4231 Client Ed in Health Care (3)
    HSC 4250 Task Analys & Curr Dev in H P (3)
    OTH 3417C Musculoskeletal Anatomy (3)
    OTH 3429C Neuroanatomy & Function (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives -as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

Marketing majors are not eligible for a minor in Marketing.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

  • MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
  • MAR 3503 Consumer Behavior (3)
  • MAR 4156 International Marketing (3)
  • MAR 4832 Product & Brand Management (3)

    Select two of the following:
  • MAR 3235 Social Media Marketing (3)
  • MAR 3400 Professional Selling (3)
  • MAR 4841 Services Marketing (3)
  • ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Management majors are not eligible for a minor in Management.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

  • MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
  • MAN 3046 Team & Group Processes (3)
  • MAN 3063 Organizational Ethics & Values (3)
  • MAN 3301 Human Resource Management (3)
  • MAN 3600 International Business (3)
  • MAN 4720 Integrated Management Capstone (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Economics majors are not eligible for a minor in Economics.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

  • ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3)
  • ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3)
  • ECO 3101 Intermediate Price Theory (3)
  • ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)

Additional 6 hours of approved upper division (3-4000 level) economics (ECP, ECS or ECO) electives selected in consultation with a Lutgert College of Business advisor.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

  • ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising (3)
  • MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
  • MAR 4333 Integrated Mkt Communications (3)
  • Select two of the following:
    • ADV 3001 Advertising Creative Strategy (3)
    • ADV 3101 Promotional Writing & Design (3)
    • ADV 3300 Advertising Media Planning (3)
  • Select one of the following:
    • MAR 3235 Social Media Marketing (3)
    • MAR 3503 Consumer Behavior (3)
    • MAR 4310 Public Relations Management (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to prepare graduates to excel in a diverse, rapidly changing, and technologically oriented society. Graduates are prepared to assume vital roles in the improvement of client health care outcomes. General education and state-mandated common prerequisites for nursing form the foundation of study for the major. The nursing curriculum is built upon the principles of critical thinking, communication, health promotion, cultural connectedness, and adherence to professional and ethical standards.

General Requirements

  • Submit a FGCU Application for Admission and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Submit a completed School of Nursing supplemental application.
  • Have and maintain, prior to full admission, a minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0 on all coursework attempted.  Please Note: If the FGCU Degree Works audit shows a transfer GPA, it may not include grades for all courses at all institutions during your academic career.  The School of Nursing calculates the transfer GPA for BSN admission purposes using all grades.
  • Complete common prerequisites for nursing, with a grade of C or higher. Students who have not completed all required coursework at the time of application must include a plan for completion of the course(s) as part of the supplemental application. A final transcript documenting successful completion of the course(s) must be submitted to Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Complete Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab and Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab prior to the application deadline.
  • Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills Test (TEAS) prior to the BSN supplemental application deadline, with scores calculated for BSN Program applicants.  The original (first-attempt) TEAS exam results must be submitted as part of the application.
  • Applicants who have attended, but not completed, another registered nursing program must provide a letter of good standing from the Dean of the School of Nursing (or designee) that addresses the following: potential for success in a BSN program, safety in providing nursing care, interpersonal communication skills, and other information the director deems important. BSN applicants from an accredited baccalaureate BSN program must also submit course syllabi and topical outlines for all nursing courses to be evaluated for nursing equivalency.

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete appropriate milestones. Failure to meet milestone requirements may result in required major reselection. Refer to the program website or BSN Student Guidebook for further information on milestones and progression standards.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must:
  • Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 124 credits, including 64 credits of upper division coursework.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Complete at least 31 of the last 64 credits at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See https://www2.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy School of Nursing NCLEX-RN Success Plan requirements.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1085C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX085C or (BSCX085 and BSCX085L) or BSCX093C or (BSCX093 and BSCX093L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1086C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX086C or (BSCX086 and BSCX086L) or BSCX094C or (BSCX094 and BSCX094L)

    FGCU Course: 3 credits in any chemistry, biochemistry, biology, genetics, or physics course. Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: *CHMXXXX or BCHXXXX or BSCXXXX or PCBXXXX or PHYXXXX
    (Note: At FGCU, CHM 1045 and CHM 1045L, Chemistry with lab (4 credits) is strongly recommended. Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam)

    FGCU Course: *DEP 2004 Principles of Development (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: DEPX004 or DEPX054 or DEPX000 or DEPX414
    [Prerequisites of PSY 2012 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: HSC 2577 Nutri Human Health & Wellness (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: HUNX201 or NURX192

    FGCU Course: *MCB 2010C Microbiology with Lab (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: MCBX010C or (MCBX010 and MCBX010L) or MCBX013C or (MCBX013 and MCBX013L) or (MCBX000 and MCBX000L) or (MCBX004 and MCBX004L)
    [Prerequisites of BSC 1010C minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: 3 credits in any psychology, social psychology, or sociology course.  Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: PSYXXXX or SOPXXXX or SYGXXXX

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: STAX014 or STAX023 or STAX122 or STAX022
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Requirements in the Nursing Major (61 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    NUR 3065C Health Assessment (3)
    NUR 3125 Pathophysiology in Nursing (3)
    NUR 3145 Pharmacology for Nursing (3)
    NUR 3226 Adult Health Nursing I (3)
    NUR 3226L Adult Health Nursing I Clinic (4)
    NUR 3286 Gerontological Nursing (3)
    NUR 3286L Gerontological Nursing Clinic (1)
    NUR 3355 Child Health Nursing (2)
    NUR 3355L Child Health Nursing Clinic (1)
    NUR 3535 Mental Health Nursing (3)
    NUR 3535L Mental Health Nursing Clinical (1)
    NUR 3825 Intro to Professional Nursing (2)
    NUR 3829C Foundations of Nsg Practice (4)
    NUR 3833 Patient Care Manage in Nursing (3)
    NUR 4169 Evidence-Based Nursing Prac (3)
    NUR 4227 Adult Health Nursing II (3)
    NUR 4227L Adult Health Nursing II Clinic (4)
    NUR 4455 Reproductive Health Nursing (2)
    NUR 4455L Reproductive Health Nurs Clinic (1)
    NUR 4636 Community & Pub Health Nursing (3)
    NUR 4636L Commun & Pub Hlth Nurs Clinic (2)
    NUR 4948L Senior Nursing Practicum (4)
    NUR 4165 Principles of Nursing Research (3)

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  5. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 124 Hours

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Studies, within the College of Arts and Sciences, offers comprehensive, interdisciplinary training through two applied research concentrations: (1) Forensic Behavior Analysis and (2) Human Identity and Trauma Analysis.  The Forensic Behavior Analysis concentration integrates classical theory with contemporary research to synthesize theoretical perspectives to address current social problems relating to violence, sexual deviance, domestic relations, crime, terrorism, and disasters.  Students in the Human Identity and Trauma Analysis concentration take courses in human skeletal anatomy, human behavior, and taphonomy which are quantitatively tied together within each student's thesis project.

Our program comprises a rigorous curriculum that prepares students by grounding them in theory, methods, and hands-on training.  Typically, our graduates may pursue employment within investigative and law enforcement agencies, continue their education within a wide array of doctoral programs (e.g. forensic psychology, forensic anthropology, skeletal biology, bioarchaeology, or social work), and/or help to develop and promulgate social policy for local, county, state and federal bureaus.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.
  • Each Course for this program completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • Complete and defend the thesis and provide one bound copy of the completed thesis to the Department of Justice Studies and one bound copy to the FGCU Library. The production and style of these will follow established university guidelines.
  • Submit an application to graduate by the deadline noted in the Academic Calendar.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses in the Major Core (22 credits)
    ANG 5525C Human Osteology (4)
    CCJ 6606 Social Constructs of Crime (3)
    CCJ 6707 Adv. Quantitative Research (3)
    CJE 6629  MS Thesis in Forensic Studies (total of 6 credits)
    DSC 6596 Critical Thinking and Intel Anal (3)
    GIS 5306C Adv. GIS: Spatial Analysis (3)

  2. Electives in the Major (12 credits)
    Select from the following:
    ANG 6910 Supervised Research (1-6)
    CCJ 6696 Human Trafficking (3)
    CCJ 6930 Spec Topics (3)
    CJE 5777C Env'l & Subject Photography (3)
    CJE 6749 Ind. Research (3)
    CJL 6221 Rsch Legal Methods Pub Policy (3)
    Courses from the non-selected concentration below.
    Courses outside the Forensic Studies program approved by the faculty advisor on a case-by-case basis.

  3. Concentration Requirements (9-10 credits)

    Select one of the following concentrations:

    Forensic Behavioral Analysis Concentration
    Complete each of the following:
    CCJ 6709 Advanced Qualitative Research (3)
    CCJ 6711 Research in Violent Behavior (3)
    CCJ 6941 Practicum-Frnsic Behavrl Analyst (3)

    Human Identity and Trauma Analysis Concentration
    Complete each of the following:
    ANG 6267 Cultural Ecology (3)
    ANG 6740C Forensic Anthropology (4)
    CJE 6748 Practicum-Human Identity (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 43-44 Hours

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Studies provides students with the skills requisite to the investigation of criminal offenses and the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of criminal offenders. This curriculum integrates the theoretical perspectives of different disciplines pertaining to deviant and criminal behavior with the practice of identification, procurement, and presentation of evidence resulting from criminal activity. This program builds upon a solid liberal arts core to achieve a balanced criminal justice perspective, which includes an emphasis upon the victim, the offender, the criminal justice system and society. Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of Forensics, this curriculum blends crime scene analysis, laboratory analysis, behavioral analysis, and Constitutional Criminal Law. The program’s objective is to develop a sound educational foundation for graduate work or professional practice at the bachelor’s level. It is designed as a scholar/practitioner curriculum providing students with advanced levels of knowledge in criminal investigation, thus increasing the employment potential for the graduates of this degree.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX037
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C General Biology w/Lab I (4) or ((BSC 1010(3) and BSC 1010L (1)) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L)

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX025C or (CHMX025 and CHMX025L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (39 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    ANT 2511C Intro to Physical Anthropology (3)
    ANT 3520C Forensic Anthropology (3)
    CCJ 1080 Intro to Forensic Studies (3)
    CCJ 3603 Forensic Behavioral Analysis (3)
    CCJ 3670 Crime Scene Investigation (3)
    CCJ 3700 Meth Criminal Justice Research (3)
    CCJ 3701 Criminal Justice Data Analysis (3)
    CCJ 4054 Ethics in the Crim Justice Sys (3)
    CCJ 4934 Senior Seminar (3)
    CJE 4612 Interview and Interrogation (3)
    CJE 4940 Forensic Studies Internship (3)
    CJL 4133 Criminal Evidence (3)
    DSC 2006 Homeland Security (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (9 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 9 credits from any of the following:
    PLA 3205 Courtroom Techniques (3)
    PLA 4570 Globalization & the Rule of Law (3)
    3000-4999 course(s)* with any of the following prefixes: CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ or CJL

    *Courses used to fulfill required courses in the major cannot also be used to fulfill restricted electives.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.) program is no longer enrolling new students and is in the process of transitioning to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.).  The Nurse Anesthesiology (D.N.P.) program will begin in the Summer of 2020.

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is a university-based program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree with a major in Nurse Anesthesia. It is the only university-based nurse anesthesia program leading to a M.S.N. in Southwest Florida.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students in this program must meet specific progression, clinical and graduation requirements. See the Nurse Anesthesia (NA) Program Guidebook, Graduate Student Handbook, General Graduate Academic Policies and FGCU Graduation Requirements.
  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.

Specific Information

Required Courses in the Major (81 credits)
NGR 5431L Clinical Practicum I (1)
NGR 5432L Clinical Practicum II (1)
NGR 5433L Clinical Practicum III (6)
NGR 5434L Clinical Practicum IV (6)
NGR 5435L Clinical Practicum V (6)
NGR 5436L Clinical Practicum VI (6)
NGR 5437L Clinical Practicum VII (6)
NGR 6002 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
NGR 6002L Adv Health Assessment Practice (1)
NGR 6140 Pathophysiology I (2)
NGR 6144 Pathophysiology II (2)
NGR 6143 Adv. Anat, Physio. & Path IV (1)
NGR 6149 Adv. Anat, Physio. & Path III (1)
NGR 6156 Adv. Anatomy and Physiology I (2)
NGR 6165 Adv. Anatomy and Physiology II (2)
NGR 6400 Chem &Phys in Nurse Anesthesia (2)
NGR 6405 Adv. Principles NA Practice II (3)
NGR 6410 Perioperative Technology (1)
NGR 6420 Basic Principles of Anesthesia (3)
NGR 6421 Adv. Principles of Anesthesia I (3)
NGR 6460 Pharmacology I (4)
NGR 6461 Pharmacology II (4)
NGR 6491 Synthesis Seminar (3)
NGR 6740 Concepts/Roles of Adv Practice (3)
NGR 6811 Advanced Nursing Research (3)
NGR 6894 Global Trends & Practice Perspectives (3)
NGR 6949 Clinical CorrelationConference (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 81 Hours

The post-baccalaureate, entry-level M.S. in Occupational Therapy program prepares graduates to practice as generalists in a wide variety of settings. Occupational therapists use activities and tasks meaningful to the client, as the method for achieving therapeutic goals. An expanding body of research has shown that occupation-based interventions are highly effective in motivating clients, have the ability to tap into unconscious motor memory, and are effective in reaching client goals. The program consists of four academic semesters (including Level I Fieldwork integrated into the curriculum) and six months of Level II Fieldwork. The program utilizes technology to enhance the delivery of courses, and students are expected to have sufficient computer skills to fully participate.

General Requirements

See program website URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must earn a grade of B or better in all required coursework in order to progress in the program.
  • Students are evaluated on professional behaviors as well as academic performance.
  • Successful completion of assigned fieldwork integrating academic material and professional behaviors is a required part of the program.
  • Students must provide evidence of immunizations, CPR training, health insurance, malpractice insurance coverage, Level 1 Criminal Background clearance, Level 2 FBI fingerprinting, Biosafety (Bloodborne Pathogens) Training, and HIPS Training through FGCU’s Office of Research & Graduate Studies, as detailed in the Program's Student Handbook.
  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
  • Completion of the degree in Occupational Therapy, which includes the prescribed fieldwork, is required for eligibility to sit for the Certification Examination and to obtain a license to practice as an Occupational Therapist.

Specific Information

OTH 6002 OT History and Foundations (2)
OTH 6009 Theory in Occupational Therapy (3)
OTH 6018 Professional Practice (3)
OTH 6026 Group Process and Management (3)
OTH 6106C Technology in Practice (3)
OTH 6226C Evaluation of Perform Issues (3)
OTH 6235C OT Interventions (3)
OTH 6325C Practice in Behavioral Health (1)
OTH 6415C Human Motion in Activity (3)
OTH 6436C Adult UE Rehabilitation (3)
OTH 6523C Practice with Children (3)
OTH 6536C Occ. Performance Issues I (3)
OTH 6605C Occ. Performance Issues II (3)
OTH 6707 Management & Supervision in OT (3)
OTH 6725 Community Practice Seminar (3)
OTH 6751C Occupational Therapy Research (3)
OTH 6853 Level I Fieldwork A (1)
OTH 6854 Level I Fieldwork B (1)
OTH 6855 Level I Fieldwork C (1)
OTH 6845 Level II Fieldwork A (6)
OTH 6846 Level II Fieldwork B (6)
OTH 6910 Directed Study (3)
OTH 6973C Project Implementation (1)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 64 Hours

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science program curriculum focuses on health, wellness, and maximizing the performance of athletes, fitness-oriented persons, and special populations such as children and older adults. Students learn how the body responds to activity and exercise throughout the lifespan. Students also learn how the body can attain a higher level of wellness and/or increase performance capabilities.

The Exercise Science program prepares graduates for entry level careers that deal with the enhancement of individual health and/or performance capabilities. Graduates are also provided with the background necessary for advanced study in exercise science or other health-related disciplines including athletic training, physician assistants, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, sports nutrition, and sports psychology.

Exercise Science graduates will sit for either the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification exam. For successfully meeting established criteria, the National Strength and Conditioning Association officially recognizes Florida Gulf Coast University's Educational Program in Strength and Conditioning. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recognizes FGCU campus at the Gold level status for Exercise is Medicine (EIM).

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Complete an Exercise Science program portfolio, which includes the following:
    • Resume
    • Responses to Section 2 and Section 3 on the Exercise Science portfolio development guidelines
  • Submit the following materials:
    • Exercise Science Technical Standards Signature form (signed by physician)
    • Physical Exam Form (signed by physician)
    • Program Prerequisite Reporting Sheet
    • Establish a CastleBranch account and create a Compliance tracker (submission of required immunizations and health insurance)
  • Complete BSC 1010C with a minimum grade of "B-" (B minus) by the end of Semester 1.
  • Complete PSY 2012 and MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of "C" by the end of Semester 1.
  • Complete BSC 1085C with a minimum grade of "B-" (B minus) by the end of Semester 2.
  • Complete MAC 1147 with a minimum grade of "C" by the end of Semester 2.
  • Complete BSC 1086C with a minimum grade of "B-" (B minus) by the end of Semester 3.
  • Complete CHM 1046 & CHM 1046L, BSC 1011, BSC 1011L & HSC 2577 with a minimum grade of "C" by the end of Semester 3.
  • Complete all other required lower division requirements (general education, CLWS, INKN, Civic Literacy and earning 60 credit hours) with a minimum grade of "C" by the end of the summer term immediately following Semester 4.
  • Students must have an institutional GPA (or cumulative GPA in Gulfline, includes FGCU credits and grades) of 2.5 or higher by the end of Semester 4.
  • Students must follow a pre-approved Program of Study approved by the student's faculty advisor.
  • A student must perform at the appropriate level of generic abilities and criteria as outlined in the Professional Behaviors Plan.
  • For Experiential Learning I & II, the Exercise Science program will attempt to place students at an approved site. In some situations students will need to secure their own pre-approved placement which must meet the Exercise Science program's requirements for community site education. Please see the Exercise Science program website for additional criteria on Experiential Learning.

For timely degree completion, students must complete appropriate milestones. Failure to meet milestone requirements may result in required major reselection. Refer to the program website or Student Guidebook for further information on milestones and progression standards.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete at least 48 of the 120 credits in the upper division (3000 and higher).
  • Earn at least 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Complete all Required Courses in the Major with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C for all Exercise Science major courses.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See https://www2.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Perform at Entry Level in all criteria of the Professional Behaviors Plan.
  • Apply for graduation per university guidelines and timeline.
  • Meet all FGCU requirements for graduation.
  • Adhere to requirements as stated in the Exercise Science Student Guidebook.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of B-
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1011 General Biology II (3) and BSC 1011L General Biology II Laboratory (1) Minumum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX011C or (BSCX011 and BSCX011L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1085C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of B-
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX085C or (BSCX085 and BSCX085L) or (PETX322 and PETX322L) or APKX100C  or (BSCX093 and BSCX093L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1086C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade of B-
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX086 and BSCX086L) or PETX323C or APKX105C or (BSCX094 and BSCX094L)

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX046C or (CHMX046 and CHMX046L)

    FGCU Course: HSC 2577 Nutri Human Health & Wellness (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: HUNX201

    FGCU Course: *MAC 1147 Precalculus (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX147 or MACX311 or (MACX140 and MACX114)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: PSY 2012 General Psychology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: PSYX012

  3. Required Courses in the Major (52 credits)
    APK 3125 Fitness Assess/Ex Prescription (3)
    APK 3125L Fitness Assessment Lab (2)
    APK 3141C Anat and Biomech Human Mvmt 1 (3)
    APK 3142C Anat and Biomech Human Mvmt 2 (3)
    APK 3312 Pharm & Ergo Aids Sport & HP (2)
    APK 3931 Selected Topics: Human Perform (1)
    APK 4050 Evidence Based Practice (3)
    APK 4112 Sport & Human Exer Psychology (3)
    APK 4120 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3)
    APK 4123 Human Perf and Energy Supplies (2)
    APK 4137 Exercise and Sport Physiology (4)
    APK 4137L Exercise and Sport Phys Lab (2)
    APK 4138 Methods of RT & Conditioning (3)
    APK 4138L Method Resistance Training Lab (2)
    APK 4930 PDS II Prep for Entering (2)
    APK 4941L Experiential Learning I (5)
    APK 4951 Capstone in Exercise Science (2)
    PET 3627C Care & Prevent HP Injuries (3)
    PHY 2053C College Physics w/Lab I (4)

  4. Restricted Elective
    Select one of the following in consultation with an advisor:
    APK 4948L Experiential Learing II (5)
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
    CLP 3140 Basic Psychopathology (3)
    HSC 3161 Genetics for Health Services (3)
    PCB 3063C Genetics (3)
    PHY 2054C College Physics w/Lab II (4)
    OTH 3417C Musculoskeletal Anatomy (3)
    OTH 3429C Neuroanatomy & Function (3)
    Or other course approved by advisor to support career or educational aspirations

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice program provides an extensive overview of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, corrections, the judiciary, juvenile justice, probation and parole, and international justice. The program builds upon a solid liberal arts core to achieve a balanced criminal justice perspective including an emphasis upon the victim, the offender, the criminal justice system, and society. Students are provided a set of core courses and experiences to orient them to the broader criminal justice system. Thereafter, they have the opportunity to specialize in law enforcement, corrections, legal studies, juvenile justice, international justice, or management in criminal justice. This program is available through distance learning via the internet.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Complete Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    None.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (39 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Any 1000-2999 course with prefix CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJL, PLA (3)
    CCJ 3095 Professional Development in CJ (3)
    CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior (3)
    CCJ 3453 Organization and Administration of Criminal Justice (3)
    CCJ 3700 Meth Criminal Justice Research (3)
    CCJ 3701 Criminal Justice Data Analysis (3)
    CCJ 4054 Ethics in the Crim Justice Sys (3)
    CCJ 4450 Ldrship & Mgmt in CJ Agencies (3)
    CCJ 4934 Senior Seminar (3)
    CCJ 4940 Internship (3)
    CJJ 4015 Juvenile Justice System (3)
    CJL 4064 Constitutional Crim. Procedure (3)
    CJL 4110 Substantive Criminal Law (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (9 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 9 credits from the following:
    3000-4999 course(s)* with any of the following prefixes: CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, DSC (3)
    PLA 3205 Courtroom Techniques (3)
    PLA 4570 Globalization and the Rule of Law (3)
    SYP 3520 Sociology of Crime (3)

    *Courses used to fulfill required courses in the major cannot also be used to fulfill restricted electives.
    CCJ 4940 Internship can be taken for a maximum of 6 credits total, 3 of which fulfill required courses in the major; up to three additional credits can be used as restricted electives.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to educate exceptional future physical therapists, promote student and faculty scholarship, and to actively engage in clinical practice and professional service.  Graduates of the physical therapy program are mature, critical thinkers prepared for independent practice and leadership, and able to adapt to the changing health care environment.  Faculty and students contribute to advancement of evidence-based practice and scholarship of teaching and learning.  Excellence in clinical practice and professional service is embedded throughout the curriculum and community-based activities.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must follow a Program of Study approved by the faculty.
  • Students must receive a grade of "B" ("S" if applicable) or better on all courses within the program curriculum.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for all coursework taken in the Physical Therapy curriculum.
  • A student must perform at the appropriate level of generic abilities and criteria as outlined in the Professional Behaviors Plan.
  • Students must provide evidence of immunizations, CPR/AED and First Aid certification, health insurance, professional liability insurance coverage and criminal background checks as detailed in the Program's Student Guidebook.
  • Successfully complete a cumulative personal /professional portfolio.
  • Successfully complete all Clinical Education Courses.
  • Complete Psychomotor Skills Log.
  • Apply for graduation per university guidelines and timeline.
  • Meet all FGCU Graduate Student requirements for graduation
  • Additional progression requirements as outlined in the Program’s Student Guidebook.

Specific Information

  1. Required courses (105 credits)
    PHT 5109 Movement Science I (6)
    PHT 5109L Movement Science I Laboratory (2)
    PHT 6393 Movement Science II (6)
    PHT 6393L Movement Science II Laboratory (2)
    PHT 6395 Movement Science III (4)
    PHT 6395L Movement Science III Laboratory (1)
    PHT 5353 MDP I: Intro to Pharm & Imaging (2)
    PHT 7070 MDP II: Diagnostic Imaging (3)
    PHT 7352 MDP III: Applied Pharm for PT (3)
    PHT 6009 MDP IV: Diagnostic Testing (3)
    PHT 5205C Intro to PT Practice (2)
    PHT 6394 Physical Therapy Practice I (2)
    PHT 6394L PT Practice I Laboratory (2)
    PHT 6396 Physical Therapy Practice II (3)
    PHT 6396L PT Practice II Laboratory (2)
    PHT 6397 Physical Therapy Practice III (3)
    PHT 6397L PT Practice III Laboratory (2)
    PHT 6398 Physical Therapy Practice IV (5)
    PHT 6398L PT Practice IV Laboratory (2)
    PHT 7390 Physical Therapy Practice V (5)
    PHT 7390L PT Practice V Laboratory (2)
    PHT 7399C Physical Therapy Practice VI (2)
    PHT 6026 PDS I: Intro to Physical Therapy (2)
    PHT 6412 PDS II: Teaching and Learning (3)
    PHT 6413 PDS III: Sociocultural Influences (3)
    PHT 6527 PDS IV: Mgmt, Leadership/Entrep (3)
    PHT 6507 PDS V: Medical Spanish for PT (1)
    PHT 7528 PDS VI: Legal/Ethical HC Policy (3)
    PHT 7529 PDS VII: Prep for Profession (2)
    PHT 5860 Introductory Clinic Experience (1)
    PHT 6822 Clinical Education I (3)
    PHT 6941 Clinical Education II (3)
    PHT 6942 Clinical Education III (3)
    PHT 7946 APP PT-Clinical Education IV (3)
    PHT 7947 APP PT-Clinical Education V (3)
    PHT 5016 Prof Writing & Lit Review (2)
    PHT 6606 App PT: Critical Inquiry (3)
    PHT 6607 App PT: Applied Crit Inquiry (3)

  2. Restricted Electives (10 credits)
    Select one of the following:
    PHT 6906 Independent Study I (3)
    PHT 6971 Independent Research I (3)

    Select one of the following:
    PHT 6907 Independent Study II (2)
    PHT 6972 Independent Research II (2)

    Select one of the following:
    PHT 7908 Independent Study III (2)
    PHT 7973 Independent Research III (2)

    Select one of the following:
    PHT 7909 Independent Study IV (2)
    PHT 7974 Independent Research IV (2)

    Select one of the following:
    PHT 7910 Independent Study V (1)
    PHT 7975 Independent Research V (1)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 115 Hours

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.) is designed to prepare graduates for advancement in justice-related professions, particularly as administrative and management level officers in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice, as well as pursuing advanced academic education in doctoral or legal programs. The program will provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of management of criminal justice agencies as it relates to the agency, the law, the courts, and the public.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all Department graduate courses used as prerequisites and each core course.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Students must complete and pass a culminating demonstration of learning and competence at the end of the program, currently a comprehensive examination.
  • The Department limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.

Specific Information

  1. Required Core Courses (21 credits)
    CCJ 5476 Mgmt. & Admin. of Justice (3)
    CCJ 6485 Criminal Justice Policy (3)
    CCJ 6606 Social Constructs of Crime (3)
    CJE 6168 Media and Community Relations CJ (3)
    CJL 5320 Legal Aspects of CJ Management (3)
    PAD 6227 Public Budgeting (3)
    PAD 6417 Public Personnel Admin (3)

  2. Additional Required Courses (6 credits)
    Thesis Option
    CCJ 6707 Adv. Quantitative Research (3)
    CCJ 6971 Thesis in Criminal Justice (3)

    Integrated Project Option
    CCJ 6709 Advanced Qualitative Research (3)
    CCJ 6974 Project in Criminal Justice (3)

  3. Restricted Electives* (9 credits)
    Select from additional 5000-6999 courses with any of the following prefixes:  CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, DSC except courses graded on an S/U scale. 
    *Courses used to fulfill required courses cannot also be used to fulfill restricted electives.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Legal Studies prepares graduates for both law school and for careers in legal assisting, paralegal, and other law-related professions. The program is designed to provide in-depth understanding of the legal system as it relates to the law, the courts, clients, and lawyers. The curriculum encompasses both generalist and specialist courses as recommended by the American Bar Association. The core curriculum provides a solid foundation of legal, ethical, technical, and communication skills. Subsequent to completion of the core, students have an opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest by taking elective coursework in the areas of litigation, wills, trusts and estates, real estate, family law, criminal law, and international law.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    None.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (21 credits*)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    CJL 4064 Constitutional Crim. Procedure (3)
    PLA 1003 Introduction to Law (3)*
    PLA 3116 Legal Research & Writing (3)
    PLA 3277 Torts (3)
    PLA 3428 Contracts (3)
    PLA 3703 Professional Ethics (3)
    CCJ 4934 Senior Seminar (3)
    *This Course is waived for students with an AS in legal studies or paralegal assisting from a Florida public community college. This waiver reduces the total required hours in this category to 18.

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major  (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 9 credits from any of the following:
    PLA 3205 Courtroom Techniques (3)
    PLA 3240 Alternative Dispute Resolution (3)
    PLA 3436 Business Organizations (3)
    PLA 3764 Law Office Management (3)
    PLA 3806 Family Law Issues (3)
    PLA 4570 Globalization and The Rule of Law (3)
    PLA 4605 Wills, Trusts & Estates (3)
    PLA 4616 Real Estate Transactions (3)
    PLA 4885 Constitutional Law (3)

    Select 3 credits from any of the following:
    PHI 3130 Logic (3)
    3000-4999 course(s)* with any of the following prefixes: PLA**,CCJ**, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL**, CPO, INR, PAD, POS, POT, PUP, ASL, COM, ENC, OR SPC

    **Courses used to fulfill required courses in the major cannot also be used to fulfill restricted electives.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives (variable)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree program that prepares students for administrative positions in the public and not-for-profit sectors. It is designed for students who have significant in-service experience as well as for students who have little or no prior work experience in public or not-for-profit organizations. Most of the MPA courses are offered in an internet-based format, enabling many students to complete their degree online.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for all coursework in the MPA program.
  • Minimum grade of "B-" for each course used to satisfy requirements for MPA core courses.

Specific Information

  1. Required Core Courses in the Major (24-27 credits)
    PAD 6060 Introduction to Public Administration (3)
    PAD 6101 Organizational Thry & Behavior (3)
    PAD 6227 Public Budgeting (3)
    PAD 6327 Sem in Program Plan & Evaluat (3)
    PAD 6365 Public Policy (3)
    PAD 6417 Public Personnel Admin (3)
    PAD 6708 Research Methods & Analysis (3)
    PAD 6940 Internship (3)*
    PAD 6961 Capstone Seminar (3)

    *Course can be waived for students with one year or more of professional experience, as determined by the MPA Admissions Committee.

  2. Concentration Requirements (12 credits)
    Students are required to declare a concentration when applying for admission to the MPA program.  If no concentration is declared when applying to the program, the Public Leadership and Management Concentration is assigned.

    Public Leadership and Management Concentration
    Select 12 hours from the following courses:
    PAD 5041 Administrative Ethics (3)
    PAD 5142 Mgmt. of Nonprofit Org (3)
    PAD 5933 Proposal Writing & Grant Admin. (3)
    PAD 6136 Public Mgmt in Political Env (3)
    PAD 6205 Public Finance (3)
    PAD 6335 Strategic Planning (3)
    PAD 6434 Administrative Leadership (3)
    PAD 6605 Administrative Law (3)
    PAD 6812 State & Local Politics & Admin (3)
    PAD 6826 Intergovernmental Admin (3)
    PAD 6836 Comparative Public Admin (3)
    PAD 6908 Independent Study (1-6)
    PAD 6934 Special Topics (3)

    Environmental Policy and Planning Concentration
    Select 12 hours from the following courses:
    EVS 6937 Environmental Policy (3)
    PAD 5255 Community/Economic Development (3)
    PAD 5356 Environmental Policy & Ethics (3)
    PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)
    PAD 6353 Environmental Governance (3)
    PAD 6908 Independent Study (1-6)
    PAD 6934 Special Topics (3)
    URP 5312 Growth Mgmt & Comp. Planning (3)
    URP 5316 Land-Use Planning (3)

    Note: Courses outside of those listed above may be substituted on a case-by-case basis, with approval by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration Chair.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36-39 Hours

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program in Political Science is designed to provide students with the analytical tools needed to address political issues at both the national and international levels, as well as to achieve their career objectives. Using a variety of innovative approaches, it provides students with the knowledge and skills essential for dealing with the emerging trends reshaping the political landscape. A baccalaureate degree in Political Science can aid a student's career pursuits in local, state, and federal government, research and lobbying for business and non-profit organizations, and public interest work for community service organizations. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who intend to pursue graduate study in law, business, or the social sciences. Students can choose a general B.A. Political Science degree (with no concentration), a B.A. Political Science degree with an International Relations and Comparative Politics Concentration, or a B.A. Political Science degree with a Law and Politics Concentration.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: Any two introductory Political Science courses with the prefixes of CPO, INR, or POS (6 credits).
    The following are suggested courses:
    CPO 2001 Intro to Comparative Politics (3)
    INR 2005 Peace Conflict Public Sphere (3)
    INR 2015 Global Studies (3)
    POS 2041 American Nat’l Government (3)
    POS 2112 State & Local Govt & Politics (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: (POSXXXX or INRXXXX or CPOXXXX) and (POSXXXX or INRXXXX or CPOXXXX)

  3. Core Courses in the Major (18 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    CPO 3003 Comparative Politics (3)
    POS 3272 Politics & the Citizen (3)
    INR 3003 Theories of Int'l Relations (3)
    POS 3043 Amer. Political Institutions (3)
    POS 3703 Intro to Pol Science Research (3)
    POS 4936 Senior Seminar (3)

  4. Concentration Requirements (18 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select one of the following groupings:

    No Concentration Noted on Transcript
    Select 18 credits from the following elective courses. A maximum of six (6) credits can be applied from the “Additional Electives” category.

    CPO 3034 Politics of Developing Nations (3)
    CPO 3143 European Politics (3)
    CPO 3303 Latin American Politics (3)
    CPO 3403 Politics of the Middle East (3)
    CPO 3731 Comparative Democratization (3)
    CPO 3760 Religion & Politics (3)
    CPO 4062 Comparative Judicial Politics (3)
    CPO 4514 Asian Politics (3)
    CPO 4774 The Politics of Extremism (3)
    CPO 4930 Special Topics Comp Politics (3)
    INR 4061 International Armed Conflicts (3)
    INR 4075 International Human Rights (3)
    INR 4303 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)
    INR 4333 International Security (3)
    INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
    INR 4703 International Political Econ (3)
    INR 4930 Special Topics Intl Relations (3)
    PAD 3810 State & Local Public Admin (3)
    PAD 4232 Grant Writing & Administration (3)
    PAD 4332 Strategic Analysis & Planning (3)
    PAD 4351 Environmental Governance (3)
    PAD 4603 Administrative Law (3)
    POS 3175 Southern Politics & Civ Rights (3)
    POS 3250 Political Communication (3)
    POS 3270 Political Campaigns/Elections (3)
    POS 3283 Judicial Process (3)
    POS 3411 The Modern Presidency (3)
    POS 3424 Legislative Process (3)
    POS 3691 Law, Politics, and Society (3)
    POS 4072 Women in Politics & Govt (3)
    POS 4152 Urban Politics and Problems (3)
    POS 4284 Politics of the Judiciary (3)
    POS 4604 Con Law-Civil Liberties (3)
    POS 4614 Con Law-Institutional Powers (3)
    POS 4931 Spec Topics in Political Sci. (3)
    POT 3003 Political Theorists (3)
    POT 3075 Culture and Politics (3)
    POT 3303 Ideology & Propaganda (3)
    POT 3501 Politics, Ethics, and Pol Theory (3)
    POT 4204 American Political Thought (3)
    POT 4514 Theories of Political Violence (3)
    POT 4932 Sp Topics -Politics/Humanities (3)
    PUP 3040 State & Local Public Policy (3)
    PUP 4004 Policymaking and Administration (3)
    PUP 4206 Int'l Environmental Policy (3)
    PUP 4603 Politics & Policy in Medicine (3)
    PUP 4712 Problems of Market & Govt. (3)
    PUP 4930 Special Topics-Public Policy (3)

    Additional Electives:
    CPO 4906 Ind Study in Comp Politics (3)
    IDH 4945 Honors in Washington (3-6)
    INR 3955 Overseas Study (3)
    INR 4910 Directed Independent Study (3)
    POS 4905 Independent Study (3)
    POS 4911 Dir Research Admin and Policy (3)
    POS 4941 Political Science Internship (3-6)
    POS 4942 Washington Center Internship (3-6)
    POT 4906 Ind Study in Political Theory (3)

    International Relations and Comparative Politics Concentration

    Select 12 credits from the following elective courses. A minimum of 6 credits must be selected from the concentration’s CPO- and/or INR-prefix courses.

    CPO 3034 Politics of Developing Nations (3)
    CPO 3143 European Politics (3)
    CPO 3303 Latin American Politics (3)
    CPO 3403 Politics of the Middle East (3)
    CPO 3731 Comparative Democratization (3)
    CPO 3760 Religion & Politics (3)
    CPO 4062 Comparative Judicial Politics (3)
    CPO 4514 Asian Politics (3)
    CPO 4774 The Politics of Extremism (3)
    CPO 4930 Special Topics Comp Politics (3)
    INR 4061 International Armed Conflicts (3)
    INR 4075 International Human Rights (3)
    INR 4303 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)
    INR 4333 International Security (3)
    INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
    INR 4703 International Political Econ (3)
    INR 4930 Special Topics Intl Relations (3)
    POT 3075 Culture and Politics (3)
    POT 3303 Ideology & Propaganda (3)
    POT 4514 Theories of Political Violence (3)
    PUP 4206 Int'l Environmental Policy (3)

    Complete an additional 6 credits of elective courses numbered 3000-4999 with the prefix CPO, INR, PAD, POS, POT, or PUP.

    Law and Politics Concentration

    Select 12 credits from the following elective courses. A minimum of 6 credits must be selected from the concentration’s POS-prefix courses.

    CPO 4062 Comparative Judicial Politics (3)
    CPO 4774 The Politics of Extremism (3)
    INR 4075 International Human Rights (3)
    INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
    PAD 4603 Administrative Law (3)
    POS 3175 Southern Politics & Civ Rights (3)
    POS 3283 Judicial Process (3)
    POS 3691 Law, Politics, and Society (3)
    POS 4284 Politics of the Judiciary (3)
    POS 4604 Con Law-Civil Liberties (3)
    POS 4614 Con Law-Institutional Powers (3)
    PUP 4206 Int'l Environmental Policy (3)

    Complete an additional 6 credits of elective courses numbered 3000-4999 with the prefix CPO, INR, PAD, POS, POT, or PUP.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

Political Science majors are not eligible for the minor in Political Science.

The Minor in Political Science provides non-political science majors the opportunity to explore the field of political science through a six-course (18 credit hour) program of study.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

Complete any two of the following introductory (1000-2999) courses: CPO 2001, INR 2005, INR 2015, POS 2041, POS 2112

Complete one upper-division (3000-4999) course from each of the following categories:

  • One course in American Politics/Public Administration/Public Policy (POS, PAD, or PUP prefix), with the exception of POS 3043, POS 3272, POS 3703, POS 4905, POS 4941, and POS 4936.
  • One course in Comparative Politics (CPO prefix), with the exception of CPO 3003 and CPO 4906.
  • One course in International Relations (INR prefix), with the exception of INR 3003 and INR 4910.
  • One course in Political Theory (POT prefix), with the exception of POT 4906.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

NOTICE:  The curriculum for this major is being revised. Fall 2019 is the last term that students can declare this major. It is anticipated that a new major will be open in Fall 2020.  Students who wish to declare the new major may prepare by taking the following common prerequisite courses.  Please consult your academic advisor if you have questions.

FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011) 

FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071

FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or CGSX518

FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

FGCU Course: MAC 1105 College Algebra (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: MACX105 or MACX233

FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100

FGCU Course:  HFT 1000 Intro to Hospitality/Tourism (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: HFTX000

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Program Description

This program offers four options

  1. Resort and Hospitality Management (RHM) major with no concentration
  2. RHM major with a concentration in Event Management.
  3. RHM major with a concentration in Restaurant and Club Management
  4. RHM major with a concentration in Spa Management

The curriculum, developed by academic and industry leaders, is uniquely focused on the essential knowledge needed to manage the complex operations of multi-million dollar resort and private club properties. With over 40 top rated resorts and 160 private clubs nearby, the program has the commitment of top industry professionals with both academic credentials and industry experience to teach classes. Students build their résumés by completing 250 hours of industry experience prior to the 1000 hours of internship experience in a chosen area of hospitality interest. Internship sites are available at a variety of hospitality businesses. Mentoring opportunities are fostered through a vast network of industry partners.

Through internship experiences and course selections from a defined list of electives, students can focus their studies on any of the following topics: Event Management, Spa Management, Restaurant and Club Management, and Resort and Hospitality Management. See the website for details, or schedule an on campus appointment to talk to a program advisor.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Successfully complete 1000 hours of internship.
  • Students selecting a concentration must focus the internship within the concentration area.
  • Complete and document 250 hours of hospitality industry experience prior to enrolling in HFT 3945 Resort & Hosp. Internship I.
  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites and required courses in the major.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • At least 30 of the last 60 credits must be earned at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality/Tourism (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: HFTX000

  3. Required Courses in the Major (42 credits)
    Choose one:
    ECO 2023 Princ of Micro Economics (3)
    ECO 2013 Princ of Macro Economics (3)

    FSS 3338C Introduction to F&B Management (3)
    HFT 3004 Resort & Hosp Leadership/Man (3)
    HFT 3221 Mgmt of Resort Hosp Human Resourc (3)
    HFT 3253 RHM Lodging Operations Man (3)
    HFT 3404 Resort & Hosp Financial Acct (3)
    HFT 3407 RHM Managerial Accounting (3)
    HFT 3573 R&H Marketing (3)
    HFT 3670 R&H Law, Legal Issues & Risk Mgmt (3)
    HFT 3945 Resort & Hosp Internship I (3)
    HFT 4295 Resort & Hosp Strategic Mgmt (3)
    HFT 4343 Resort & Rec Facilities Mgt. (3)
    HFT 4464 Resort & Hosp Financial Mgmt (3)
    HFT 4945 R & H Internship II (3)

  4. Restricted Coursework/Concentration (12 credits)
    Select one of the following groupings:

    No concentration noted on transcript
    Select 6 credits from the following:
    HFT 3203 Spa Services and Treatments (3)
    HFT 3204 Spa Operations & Management (3)
    HFT 3271 Intro to Club & Spa Management (3)
    HFT 3443 Hospitality Info Technology (3)
    HFT 3471 Event Operations & Financial Mgmt. (3)
    HFT 3543 Spa Customer Service (3)
    HFT 3754 Conventions and Meetings Mgt (3)
    HFT 3757 Principles of Event Management (3)
    HFT 3770 Cruise Operations and Management (3)
    HFT 3802 Catering & Special Events (3)
    HFT 3806 Mgt Food & Beverage Operations (3)
    HFT 3854 Wellness & Healthy Cuisines (3)
    HFT 3930 Spec Top: Resort & Hospitality (3)
    HFT 4380 Golf Course Ownership (3)
    HFT 4457 Restaurant Cost Control (3)
    HFT 4755 Theme Park & Attractions Mgmt (3)
    HFT 4866 Wine Merchandising, Tasting and Technology (3)
    HFT 4912 Resort & Hosp Direct Study (3)
    HFT 4955 Resort & Hosp Mgt Study Abroad (3)

    Select an additional 6 credits of courses from the list above or courses numbered 3000-4999 with an  ACG, BUL, FSS, GEB, HFT, ISM, MAN, PEL, PEO, ORH or MAR prefix. Other related courses may be considered (see college academic advisor).

    Event Management Concentration
    Required courses:
    HFT 3754 Conventions and Meetings Mgt (3)
    HFT 3757 Principles of Event Management (3)
    HFT 3802 Catering & Special Events (3)
    HFT 4791 Event Mgt Senior Project (3)

    Restaurant and Club Management Concentration
    Required Courses:
    HFT 3271 Club Management (3)
    HFT 3802 Catering & Special Events (3)
    HFT 3806 Mgt Food & Beverage Operations (3)
    HFT 4457 Restaurant Cost Control (3)

    Spa Management Concentration
    Required courses:
    HFT 3203 Spa Services and Treatments (3)
    HFT 3204 Spa Operations & Management (3)
    HFT 3543 Spa Customer Service (3)
    HFT 3854 Wellness & Healthy Cuisines (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The PGA Golf Management (PGM) program is a 4 to 4 1/2 year structured academic program for aspiring PGA Professionals. Florida Gulf Coast University is one of only 18 schools nationally accredited by the PGA, and the only one in the state of Florida. The program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge base necessary for future golf professionals to succeed in a wide variety of management positions within the industry. A primary requirement for students is the completion of 16 months paid internship under the direction of the PGM Internship Director.  These work experiences can occur in diverse golf industry settings throughout the country.  Some of the areas of study in the program include: business planning, turfgrass management, golf facility operations, golf merchandising, human resources management and three distinct golf instruction classes focused on teaching the game, club-fitting, using state-of the-art instructional technology and developing a teaching business.  Students completing the Florida Gulf Coast University PGM Program will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in PGA Golf Management.  Upon graduation and securing eligible full-time employment, students can be elected to Class A PGA Membership.

Located in southwest Florida, the FGCU PGM program boasts one of the most desired geographical locations in the country with over 135 courses within an hour of campus.  It also serves a local industry employment need. FGCU PGM students have the opportunity to work part-time, intern, and play at some of the most exclusive facilities in the country. Students benefit from 300+ local PGA professionals, many of which, provide formal mentorship and lend their expertise in the classroom.

General Requirements

Limited Access

PGA Golf Management is a limited access program and qualified students are normally admitted in the fall semester.  A spring semester start is contingent upon a consultation with the Program Director and completion of external PGA requirements. Admission decisions are based on materials and coursework completed at the time of application and receipt of the PGA Golf Management Limited Access Application/Golf Handicap Verification Form found on our webpage. Completed PGM Limited Access Application materials should be sent directly to the PGM office.

  • Submit a FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Submit a PGM Limited Access/Handicap Verification Program Application form directly to the PGA Golf Management Program office.
  • Provide proof of playing proficiency to a 12 or lower USGA Handicap to the PGA Golf Management Program office.  Verification must be provided in one of the following forms:

(a) Valid USGA Handicap Card

(b) Letter/signature from a PGA Class A Professional in good standing

(c) Letter/signature of playing ability from a high school golf coach with a transcript of 8 school scores

(d) Pass the PGA Playing Ability Test (PAT) less than two (2) years prior to your intended start in the program.

  • The Handicap Verification Form may be submitted to PGM office any time prior to your admissions decision, but must be received to be accepted in the program.

Non-U.S. Citizens:  International students must complete the admissions process through the International Office at FGCU.  Students can complete the degree requirements, however election to PGA Membership requires US Citizenship or Resident Alien status.  For further information, please consult with the Program Director.  

Transfer students: Transfer students are encouraged to apply.  A spring semester start requires consultation with the Program Director and successful completion of external PGA requirements.  Please contact the PGM office for additional information: 239-590-7719.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3000-4000 level).
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Complete common prerequisites with a grade of C or higher.
  • At least 30 of the last 60 credits must be earned at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the FGCU summer enrollment requirement.
  • Satisfy the service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Successfully complete all elements of the PGA Golf Mangement Program:
    • PGA Knowledge Testing
    • PGA Work Experience Portfolio requirements
    • PGA Seminar Attendance (all 3 levels)
    • PGA Final Experience
  • Complete a minimum of 16 months paid internship.
  • Pass the PGA of America Playing Ability Test.
  • For those who apply for PGA Membership, a background check must be completed and US Citizenship or Resident Alien status must be verified.
  • Consult with college advising or PGM director for additional details.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality/Tourism (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: HFTX000

  3. Required Courses in the Major (45 credits)
    HFT 1382 Intro to Golf Management (3)
    HFT 2352 Player Development (1) - Minimum grade of B or higher is required
    HFT 3353 Golf Facility Operations (3)
    HFT 3404 Resort & Hosp Financial Acct (3)
    HFT 3670 R&H Law ,Legal Issues & Risk Mgmt (3)
    HFT 3948 PGA PGM Internship I (6) - Minimum grade of C or higher is required.
    HFT 4381 Golf Executive Management (3)
    HFT 4934 PGM Senior Seminar (3)
    HFT 4948 PGA PGM Internship II (5) - Minimum grade of C or higher is required.
    ORH 2220C Turfgrass Management Operations (3)
    PEL 3120 PGA Prep 1 (3)
    PEL 3125 PGA Prep 2 (3)
    PEL 4126 Golf Practicum (3)
    PEO 3124 Golf Instructional Operations (3)

  4. Electives in the Major (9 credits)
    Select 3 credits from the following:
    ECO 2013 Princ of Macro Economics (3)
    ECO 2023 Princ of Micro Economics (3)

    Select 6 credits from the following:
    PEL 3930 Special Topics: PGA Golf Mgt. (3)
    PEL 4906 PGA PGM Directed Study (3)
    or Courses numbered 3000-4999 with an ACG, BUL, FSS, GEB, HFT, ISM, MAN or MAR prefix.  Other related courses may be considered (see college academic advisor).

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The BSW Program prepares students for strengths-based generalist professional practice that teaches students to assist individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to identify their strengths and solve problems. Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of public, nonprofit, and proprietary human service agencies. This upper division undergraduate program is designed to mesh both with community college associate degrees and the General Education Program at FGCU. In the junior and senior years, students will develop a core set of skills in case management, information and referral, and community organization which can be used in a variety of practice settings. Graduates are prepared for advanced study if they want to pursue a graduate degree. Those choosing to enter a MSW program must do so within 5 years of completing the BSW program.  Those choosing to enter the MSW program at FGCU must do so within 5 years of completing the BSW program.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attain junior status by date of transitional admission form (June 1) for permission to register for upper division coursework.
  • Must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0
  • Submit a B.S.W. transitional admission form by June 1 of your second year. This application is available on the BSW website and is to include:
    • Application form
    • Self-Disclosure Statement
    • Legal disclosure statement
    • Three (3) Letters of Reference (submit a reference form for each reference)
    • Personal Statement
    • NASW Code of Ethics essay
    • Transcripts from each college or university attended including FGCU
  • Complete all general education program requirements.
  • Complete three of the five common prerequisite courses with a grade of B- or better.
  • Student must be in good academic standing.

For timely degree completion, students must complete appropriate milestones. Failure to meet milestone requirements may result in required major reselection. Refer to the program website or BSW Student Guidebook for further information on milestones and progression standards.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all core social work coursework.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Complete at least 48 of the 120 credits in the upper division (3000 and higher).
  • Complete at least 30 of the last 60 credits at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course, except three of the five common prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of B-.

    FGCU Course: POS 2041 American Nat’l Government (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: POSX041 or POSX042 or PUPX099

    FGCU Course: BSC 1005 Biological Science (3) or BSC 1085C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab I (4) or BSC 1010 General Biology I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX005 or BSCX085 or BSCX010 or PCBX099

    FGCU Course: ECO 1000 Survey of Economics (3) or ECO 2013 Princ of Macro Economics (3) or ECO 2023 Princ of Micro Economics
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX000 or ECOX023 or ECOX013

    FGCU Course: PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: PSYX012 or PSYX020

    FGCU Course: SYG 2000 Intro to Sociology (3) or SYG 2010 Social Problems (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: SYGX000 or SYGX010

  3. Required Core Courses (42 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course
    SOW 2031 Introduction to Social Work (3)
    SOW 3101 HBSE I (3)
    SOW 3102 HBSE II (3)
    SOW 3232 Social Policy (3)
    SOW 3300 Practice I (3)
    SOW 3322 Practice II: Groups (3)
    SOW 4060 BSW Field Education I (6)
    SOW 4061 BSW Field Education II (6)
    SOW 4332 Practice III (3)
    SOW 4401 Social Work Research (3)
    SOW 4521 BSW Field Seminar (3)
    SOW 4522 BSW Integrative Senior Seminar (3)

  4. Electives in the Major (6 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course
    SOW 4194 Inter-relational Violence (3)
    SOW 4274 International Social Work (3)
    SOW 4601 Issues in Health/Mental Health (3)
    SOW 4643 Issues in Aging (3)
    SOW 4650 Child Abuse (3)
    SOW 4617 Trauma-Informed Care (3)
    SOW 4676 Loss and Bereavement (3)
    SOW 4677 Vulnerable Populations (3)
    SOW 4702 Chemical Dependency (3)
    SOW 4724 Child Welfare (3)
    SOW 4783 Human Trafficking (3)
    SOW 4791 SW Practice with Latinos/as (3)
    SOW 4901 Independent Study (3)
    SOW 4930 Special Topics in Social Work (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Master of Social Work (MSW) prepares graduates for advanced social work practice, based on a solid liberal arts foundation. Students learn specialized clinical intervention skills to work with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities for an expanded clinical role that integrates policy analysis knowledge, and advocacy, and social action skills for effective community practice. Students may pursue the MSW degree on either a full or part-time basis.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • The Department of Social Work has formal policies and procedures concerning the transfer of credit from other accredited colleges and universities, including the transfer of credit from other CSWE accredited schools and departments of social work. A student who has previously earned graduate level credit from a Master of Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education may submit her or his transcript as part of the application process. A student may request that a course taken prior to enrollment in the MSW program be accepted as a substitute for a social work elective course provided the course meets certain criteria as determined by the MSW Program Coordinator and/or Department Chair. These determination of elective credit will be made after the student has been admitted to the program. Transfer of credit from another accredited Social Work Program requires a final grade of "B" or better and approval of the MSW Program Coordinator and/or Department Chair. Transfer requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may require course syllabi or a course description so that it may be compared to an equivalent course at FGCU with input from the faculty who teaches the course. Students may also be asked to provide details regarding course content and examples of written work if available. Credit is not given for life experiences. Students may request that courses taken prior to enrollment in the FGCU MSW program be accepted as substitute for social work elective courses. The following rules will apply in such cases: (a) the course was graduate level and offered by an accredited college or university, (b) the course was taken in a CSWE accredited MSW Program, (c) the course bears direct relevance to the master's level of social work education, (d) the course was not used to meet requirement for another degree, (e) the student earned a grade of "B" or better and provides an official transcript attesting to that fact, and (f) the course was completed within five years prior to admission to the MSW program at FGCU.

Specific Information

General Program:

  1. Required Core Courses in the Major (39 credits)
    SOW 6105 Human Beh in SocEnv I: Micro (3)
    SOW 6124 Psychopathology Clinical (3)
    SOW 6186 Macro SW Theory and Practice (3)
    SOW 6235 Social Welfare and History (3)
    SOW 6236 Social Policy Analysis (3)
    SOW 6305 Social Work Practice I (3)
    SOW 6306 Social Work Practice II (3)
    SOW 6344 Adv. Clinical Group Practice (3)
    SOW 6369 Advanced Practice Seminar (3)
    SOW 6405 Research I: Methods (3)
    SOW 6435 Research II: Practice Eval (3)
    SOW 6611 Adv. Clin. Pract.: Fam/Couples (3)
    SOW 6616 Adv. Clin. Practice with Ind. (3)

  2. Field Experience Requirements (12 credits)
    Select one of the following groupings:

    Full-time Field Experience
    SOW 6532 Field Education I (3)
    SOW 6533 Field Education II (3)
    SOW 6535 Field Instruction III (3)
    SOW 6537 Field Education IV (3)

    Part-time Field Experience
    SOW 6565 Field Education IA-Part-time (2)
    SOW 6554 Field Education IB (2)
    SOW 6552 Field Education IC (2)
    SOW 6566 Field Education IIA-Part-time (2)
    SOW 6570 Field Education IIB (2)
    SOW 6571 Field Education IIC (2)

  3. Concentration (9-12 credits)
    Select one of the following groupings:

    Medical Social Work Concentration (12 credits)
    Complete each of the following:
    SOW 6678 Loss and Bereavement (3)
    SOW 6603 Medical Social Work (3)
    SOW 6696 Trauma-Informed Care (3)
    Complete an additional 3 credits of elective courses numbered 6000 or above with the prefix SOW.

    No Concentration on transcript (9 credits)
    Select three graduate courses as approved by the advisor.  Students may take two additional electives above the 60 credits required for graduation.  Common graduate electives offered by the social work program:
    SOW 6199 Inter-relational Violence (3)
    SOW 6275 International Social Work (3)
    SOW 6606 Issues in Health/Mental Health (3)
    SOW 6644 Issues in Aging (3)
    SOW 6656 Child Abuse (3)
    SOW 6624 SW Practice with Latinos/as (3)
    SOW 6675 Vulnerable Populations (3)
    SOW 6678 Loss and Bereavement (3)
    SOW 6710 Chemical Dependency (3)
    SOW 6725 Child Welfare (3)
    SOW 6786 Human Trafficking (3)
    SOW 6931 Special topics in Social Work (3)

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Advanced Standing Program:

  1. Required Core Courses in the Major (18 credits)
    SOW 6124 Psychopathology Clinical (3)
    SOW 6344 Adv. Clinical Group Practice (3)
    SOW 6369 Advanced Practice Seminar (3)
    SOW 6435 Research II: Practice Eval (3)
    SOW 6611 Adv. Clin. Practi.:Fam/Couples (3)
    SOW 6616 Adv. Clin. Practice with Ind. (3)

  2. Field Experience Requirements (6 credits)
  3. Select one of the following groupings:

    Full-time Field Experience
    SOW 6535 Field Instruction III (3)
    SOW 6537 Field Education IV (3)

    Part-time Field Experience
    SOW 6566 Field Education IIA-Part-time (2)
    SOW 6570 Field Education IIB (2)
    SOW 6571 Field Education IIC (2)

  1. Concentration (9-12 credits)
    Select one of the following groupings:

    Medical Social Work Concentration (12 credits)
    Complete each of the following:
    SOW 6678 Loss and Bereavement (3)
    SOW 6603 Medical Social Work (3)
    SOW 6696 Trauma-Informed Care (3)
    Complete an additional 3 credits of elective courses numbered 6000 or above with the prefix SOW.

    No Concentration on transcript (9 credits)
    Select three graduate courses as approved by the advisor.  Students may take two additional electives above the 60 credits required for graduation.  Common graduate electives offered by the social work program:
    SOW 6199 Inter-relational Violence (3)
    SOW 6275 International Social Work (3)
    SOW 6606 Issues in Health/Mental Health (3)
    SOW 6644 Issues in Aging (3)
    SOW 6656 Child Abuse (3)
    SOW 6624 SW Practice with Latinos/as (3)
    SOW 6675 Vulnerable Populations (3)
    SOW 6678 Loss and Bereavement (3)
    SOW 6710 Chemical Dependency (3)
    SOW 6725 Child Welfare (3)
    SOW 6786 Human Trafficking (3)
    SOW 6931 Special topics in Social Work (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 30-60 Hours

Majors in Environmental Engineering are not eligible for the minor in Environmental Engineering.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • EES 3204C Environ Chem for Engineers (3)
  • ENV 3006C Fundamentals of Environ Engrg (3)

Complete three of the following:

  • ENV 3502C Water Treatment Engineering (3)
  • ENV 4101C Atmospheric Pollution (3)
  • ENV 4330C Hazardous Waste Remediation (3)
  • ENV 4351C Solid Waste Management (3)
  • ENV 4509C Wastewater Engineering (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Anthropology majors are not eligible for the minor in Anthropology.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete one of the following:

  • ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
  • ANT 2040C Foundations in Museum Studies (3)
  • ANT 2211 Peoples of the World (3)
  • ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • ANT 2100 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
  • ANT 2511C Intro. to Physical Anthropology (3)
  • BSC 2024C Human Species (3)

Complete three additional courses (9 hours) from 3000-4999 level ANT courses.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Art majors are not eligible for the minor in Art.  Upper level (3000-4999) courses taken to complete requirements in the Art minor cannot also be used to fulfill requirements for the Digital Media Design minor.  Upper level (3000-4999) courses taken to complete requirements in the Art Minor cannot also be used to fulfill requirements for the Art History Minor.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • ART 1300 Drawing I (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • ARH 2050 History of Visual Arts I (3)
  • ARH 2051 History of Visual Arts II (3)

Complete one additional course (3 hours) from 1000-2999 level ART or ARH courses.

Complete three additional courses (9 hours) from 3000-4999 level ART or ARH courses.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Biotechnology (BS), Biology (BA or BS), and Forensic Science majors are not eligible for the minor in Biology.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete each of the following:

  • BSC 1010C General Biology with lab I (4) or (BSC 1010 (3) and BSC 1010L (1))
  • BSC 1011C General Biology with lab II (4) or (BSC 1011 (3) and BSC 1011L (1))
  • PCB 3063C Genetics (4) [additional prerequisite CHM 1045C or (CHM 1045 and CHM 1045L)]

Complete 9 hours from the following:

  • Any course with the prefixes ANS, BOT, BSC, MCB, PCB, or ZOO from 3000-4999 level.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 21 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Biochemistry, Chemistry and Forensic Science majors are not eligible for the minor in Chemistry.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete each of the following:

  • CHM 1045C General Chemistry I (4) or (CHM 1045 (3) and CHM 1045L (1))
  • CHM 1046C General Chemistry II (4) or (CHM 1046 (3) and CHM 1046L (1))
  • CHM 2210C Organic Chemistry I (4) or (CHM 2210 (3) and CHM 2210L (1))
  • CHM 2211C Organic Chemistry II (4) or (CHM 2211 (3) and CHM 2211L (1))

Complete two of the following:

  • BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)*
  • BCH 3025C Analytical Biochemistry (3)
  • BCH 4033C Advanced Biochemistry I (4)*
  • BCH 4034C Advanced Biochemistry II (4)
  • CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry (3) and CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry Lab (1)
  • CHM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (3) and CHM 3410L Physical Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • CHM 3411 Physical Chemistry II (3) and CHM 3411L Physical Chemistry II Lab (1)
  • CHM 3610 Inorganic Chemistry (3) and CHM 3610L Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1)
  • CHM 4080C Advanced Environmental Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis (3) and CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis Lab (1)
  • CHM 4174C Lasers in Physical Sciences (3)
  • CHM 4220C Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 4230C Practical NMR Spectroscopy (3)
  • CHM 4300 Bio-organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 4431 Statistical Thermodynamics (3)
  • CHM 4512 Computational Modeling (3)
  • CHM 4671 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 4714C Materials Chemistry (3)
  • CHS 4533C Forensic Biochemistry (3)
  • CHS 4544C Forensic Chemistry (3)

    *Students may not count BOTH BCH 3023C and BCH 4033C towards the minor

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 22-24 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete both of the following:

  • SYD 4602 Community Based Entrepreneurs(3)
  • SYD 4603 Community Development (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • SYD 3410 Urban Sociology (3)
  • SYD 4020 Global Population (3)
  • SYD 4513 Environment, Health & Justice (3)
  • SYP 4444 International Development (3)

Choose 6 hours from the following:

  • IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
  • SYD 3410 Urban Sociology (3)*
  • SYD 3730 Sociology of African Americans (3)
  • SYD 4020 Global Population (3)*
  • SYD 4513 Environment, Health & Justice (3)*
  • SYO 3400 Medical Sociology (3)
  • SYO 3530 Social Stratification (3)
  • SYO 4180 Sociology of Work and Family (3)
  • SYO 4551 Comp Sociology - World Problems (3)
  • SYP 4444 International Development (3)*
  • SYP 4741 Soc. Org. of Death & Dying (3)

*Courses taken in one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • ENG 3014 Intro to Lit & Cultural Stds (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • CRW 2001 Intro to Creative Writing (3)
  • CRW 2732 Introduction to Nature Writing (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • CRW 3111 Narrative Techniques (3)
  • CRW 3311 Poetic Techniques (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • CRW 4120 Advanced Fiction Writing (3)
  • CRW 4930 Spec Topics - Creative Writing (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • 3000-4999 level AML, ENG, ENL or LIT course (3)

Complete any additional CRW course 3000-4999 that has not been used to fulfill a requirement above (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

English majors are not eligible for the minor in English.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses in the Minor (3 hrs)
    • ENG 3014 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies (3)

  2. Electives in the Minor (12 hrs)
    • Complete any combination of 12 hours at the 3000-4999 level from the following prefixes: AML, ENG, ENL, and LIT.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete both of the following:

  • BSC 2026 Human Sexuality (3)
  • SYG 2220 Introduction to Gender Studies (3)

Complete nine credits from the following courses that have a gender focus:

  • AMH 3561 Women in America to 1870 (3)
  • AMH 3562 Women in America since 1870 (3)
  • CCJ 4663 Female Crime (3)
  • CCJ 4681 Domestic Violence (3)
  • COM 3014 Communication and Gender (3)
  • EUH 4610 Women and Family in the Middle Ages (3)
  • HIS 3938 Issues in Interdisciplinary History (3)
  • LIT 3301 Cultural Studies and Popular Arts (3)
  • LIT 4493 Politics and Literature (3)
  • LIT 4853 Topics in Cultural Critique (3)
  • PHM 3101 Philosophies of Hman Liberation (3)
  • PHM 4123 Feminist Philosophy (3)
  • POS 4072 Women in Politics and Government (3)
  • SOP 4777 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)
  • SOW 4194 Inter-relational Violence (3)
  • SOW 4274 International Social Work (3)
  • SYD 3800 Sociology of Gender (3)
  • SYD 4020 Global Population (3)
  • SYO 3530 Social Stratification (3)
  • SYO 4180 Sociology of Work and Family (3)
  • THE 2430 Perform Arts-Culturally Diverse Society (3)
  • WOH 3221 Women and Gender in World History (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete two of the following:

  • CPO 2001 Comparative Politics (3)
  • INR 2015 Global Studies (3)
  • INR 3003 Theories of International Relations (3)
  • SYG 2010 Social Problems (3)
  • SYG 2012 Global Sociology (3)

Complete two from the following:

  • INR 4075 International Human Rights (3)
  • INR 4303 American Foreign Policy (3)
  • INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
  • INR 4703 International Political Economy (3)
  • PUP 4206 International Enviro. Policy (3)
  • SYD 4020 Global Population (3)
  • WOH 3044 20th Century World History (3)
  • WOH 3221 Women and World History (3)
  • WOH 3231 Genocide and World History (3)
  • WOH 4225 The Atlantic World (3)

Complete two from the following:

  • AFH 3100 African History to 1850 (3)
  • AFH 3200 African History since 1850 (3)
  • ASH 3323 Modern South Asia (3)
  • ASH 3404 Modern China (3)
  • ASH 3550 Post Colonial India (3)
  • ASH 4442 History of Modern Japan (3)
  • CPO 3303 Latin Amer. Politics & Society (3)
  • CPO 3403 Politics of the Middle East (3)
  • CPO 3731 Comparative Democratization (3)
  • CPO 3760 Religion and Politics (3)
  • CPO 4774 Politics of Extremism (3)
  • LAH 3200 Modern Latin America (3)
  • LAH 3470 History of the Caribbean (3)
  • LAH 3724 Race and Latin America (3)
  • LAH 3732 Popular Culture in Latin America (3)
  • LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

History majors are not eligible for the minor in History.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete one of the following:

  • AMH 2010 US History to 1877 (3)
  • AMH 2020 US History since 1877 (3)
  • WOH 1023 World Civilization 1500-1815 (3)
  • WOH 1030 World Civilization since 1815 (3)

Complete five courses (15 hours) at the 3000-4999 level from the following prefixes: AFH, AMH, ASH, EUH, HIS, LAH or WOH.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Environmental Studies, Mathematics (BA), and Integrated Studies majors are not eligible for the minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete each of the following:

  • IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
  • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

Complete three of the following (9 credits)

  • IDS 3116 The Yogic Life (3)
  • IDS 3117 Yoga Theory and Practice (3)
  • IDS 3143 Issues in Science and Technology (3)
  • IDS 3302 Issues in Politics and Economics (3)
  • IDS 3304 Issues in Ecology and the Environment (3)
  • IDS 3305 Issues in Media, Literature, and the Arts (3)
  • IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)
  • IDS 4901 Directed Individual Study (3)
  • IDS 4930 ST: Integrated Studies (3)

* a maximum of six credits of coursework from a student's major requirements can be applied toward the minor.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Journalism majors are not eligible for the minor in Journalism.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete each of the following (16 hours):

  • JOU 2100 Journalistic Writing (3)
  • JOU 3201 News Editing (3)
  • MMC 2604 News Literacy (3)
  • MMC 2604L News Literacy Recitation (0)
  • MMC 3020 Grammar (1)
  • MMC 3125 News Reporting and Writing (3)
  • MMC 4211 Media, Law and Ethics (3)

Choose one of the following (3 hours):

  • MMC 3104 Writing for a Mass Audience (3)
  • RTV 3301 Audio and Video Journalism (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 19 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete one of the following:

  • LAH 2020 Intro to Latin American History (3)
  • LAS 2000 Intro to Latin Amer. Studies (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • LAH 3130 Colonial Latin America (3)
  • LAH 3200 Modern Latin America (3)

Complete 12-14 hours from the following (maximum 8 hours from any of SPN 1120C, SPN 1121C, SPN 2220C, or SPN 2201C):

  • AML 3630 Latino Literature and Culture (3)
  • ANT 3340 Caribbean Culture Patterns (3)
  • Any course with the prefix LAH from 3000-4999 level not used to meet requirement above
  • CPO 3303 Latin American Politics (3)
  • LIT 3662 Lit of Conquest & Exploration (3)
  • LIT 4192 Caribbean Literature (3)
  • SPN 1120C (or SPN 1120 and SPN 1120L) Beginning Spanish 1 (4)*
  • SPN 1121C (or SPN 1121 and SPN 1121L) Beginning Spanish 2 (4)*
  • SPN 2220C (or SPN 2220 and SPN 2220L) Intermediate Spanish 1 (4)*
  • SPN 2201C (or SPN 2201 and SPN 2201L) Intermediate Spanish 2 (4)*
  • SPT 3532 Hispanic Cinema (3)

*Required beginning and intermediate courses (and their labs) can be exempted by obtaining an equivalency through a Spanish Placement Test.  Students who place out of required beginning  and intermediate courses must fulfill the credit requirement for the minor with other courses from the given list.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18-20 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Mathematics majors (BA or BS) are not eligible for the minor in Mathematics.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete each of the following:

  • MAC 2311 Calculus I (4)
  • MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
  • MAC 2313 Calculus III (4)
  • MHF 2191 Mathematical Foundations (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3)
  • MAS 3105 Linear Algebra (3)

Complete two courses from the following:

  • IDS 3143 Issues in Science and Tech (3)
  • MAA any 3000-4999 level course (3-4)
  • MAD any 3000-4999 level course (3-4)
  • MAP any 3000-4999 level course (3-4)
  • MAS any 3000-4999 level course (3-4)
  • MAT 4930 Special Topics (3)
  • MHF 4404 History of Math (3)
  • STA 4234 Intro to Regression Analysis (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 24-26 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer coursework deemed equivalent to the calculus sequence may be substituted for all or part of MAC 2311-2312-2313. Specialized courses in calculus for business, architecture, or life sciences, regardless of when or where taken, are not considered equivalent to MAC 2311, 2312, and/or 2313. Determinations of equivalence will be made by the mathematics faculty on a case-by-case basis. The statewide articulation agreement only requires the receiving institution to accept MAC 2311, 2312, and 2313 as a completed sequence. Awarding equivalence for partial completion of the sequence is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

BME, BMT, and BA Music and  BA-Music Performance Majors are not eligible for the minor in Music.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students must nroll in a large ensemble (1 credit) every semester they are enrolled in an applied lesson.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Audition Requirement - To be accepted into the program, students must complete the Bower School of Music online application and audition for admittance.

Please see https://www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsma/music/auditionapplication for information about auditions.

Specific Information

Complete each of the following:

  • Any MUN 1000-2999 Music Ensemble (1 cr x 2 semesters) (2)
  • Any MUN 3000-4999 Music Ensemble (1 cr x 3 semesters) (3)
  • MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3)
  • MUT 1241 Aural Skills I (1)
  • MVK 1111 Class Piano (1) *
  • MVx 1xxx Freshman Applied Music (1 cr x 2 semesters) (2)**
  • MVx 2xxx Sophomore Applied Music (1 cr x 2 semesters) (2) **
  • MVx 3xxx Junior Applied Music (1 cr x 1 semester) (1) **

Complete one of the following:

  • MUL 2010 Music Appreciation (3)
  • MUH 2512 World Music Cultures (3)

Complete three credits from the following:

  • Any upper level music course(s) for which the student has completed the prerequisites (MUX 3000-4999)

*Students may be exempt based on performance on the piano placement exam.

** Applied Music Study must occur in five separate semesters, including one at the upper level.  Students registered for applied music MVx 1xxx - MVx 4xxx must be registered concurrently for a large ensemble (MUN 1120, 1310, 2210, 3133, 3313, 3343, 4143 or 4213, as appropriate) each semester.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 20-21 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Philosophy majors are not eligible for the minor in Philosophy.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete 15 hours from the following:
Any 1000-4999 level course with the prefixes PHH, PHI, PHM, or PHP

A minimum of 12 credits must be at the 3000-4999 level.

A student has the option of counting one course from the following list:

  • EVR 3020 Environmental Philosophies (3)
  • LIT 4213 Literary Theory (3)
  • MAN 2062 Ethical Issues (3)
  • POT 3003 Political Theory (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Psychology majors are not eligible for the minor in Psychology.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
  • PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psy & Lab (4)
  • PSY 2023 Careers in Psychology (1)

Complete one of the following:

  • PSY 3205 Survey of Analytical Techniques (3)
  • STA 2122 Social Science Statistics (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • CLP 4143 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • SOP 4004 Social Psychology (3)
  • Any 3000-4999 level course with the prefix of DEP (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • EXP 4404 Psychology of Learning (3)
  • EXP 4604 Human Memory and Cognition (3)
  • PSB 4002 Physiological Psychology (3)

Complete one additional course (3 hours) at the 3000-4999 level from the following prefixes: CBH, CLP, DEP, EXP, INP, PPE, PSB, PSY, or SOP.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 20 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete 9 hours from the following:

  • REL 2306 Contemporary World Religions (3)
  • REL 3111 Religion in Film (3)
  • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible (3)
  • REL 3241 New Testament (3)
  • REL 3413 Seven Deadly Sins (3)
  • REL 3930 ST: Religion (3) (may be repeated once) 
  • PHI 3720 Faith and Reason (3)

 

Complete 6 hours from the following:   

  • Any REL or PHI course from the list above*
  • ANT 4241 Magic and Religion (3)
  • ASH 3323 Modern South Asia (3)
  • ASH 3404 Modern China (3)
  • EUH 3121 Fall of Rome/Barbarian Kingdoms (3)
  • EUH 3122 High/Later Middle Ages (3)
  • EUH 3142 Renaissance and Reformation (3)
  • EUH 3241 The Holocaust (3)
  • EUH 4124 The Crusades (3)
  • EUH 4180 Medieval Heresy & Inquisition (3)
  • PHH 3801 Self in Eastern Philosophy (3)
  • PHM 3101 Philosophies of Liberation (3)
  • PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)

 *Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Sociology majors are not eligible for the minor in Sociology.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • SYA 3010 Sociological Theory (3)
  • SYA 3120 Contemporary Sociological Theory (3)

Complete one of the following:

  • SYA 3300 Social Research Methods (3)
  • SYA 3310 Qualitative Research Methods (3)

Complete two additional courses (6 hours) from 3000-4999 level in SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO, or SYP.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Successful completion or testing out of:

  • SPN 1120C Beginning Spanish I(4)*
  • SPN 1121C Beginning Spanish II (4)*
    OR
  • SPN 1134C Accelerated Spanish (6)*

    AND: 
  • SPN 2220C (4)  Intermediate Spanish I (4)*
  • SPN 2221C (4)  Intermediate Spanish II (4)*

Successful completion of the following:

  • SPN 3300 Spanish Advanced Writing (3)
  • SPN 3400 Conversation and Composition I (3)

Electives:    

Students who test out of required beginning or intermediate courses must select from the following courses to complete the required 17-22 hours.  Students who do not test out of courses may also take elective courses in addtion to the required courses.

  • SPN 2270 Spanish Study Abroad (1-6)
  • SPN 2032 Spanish for Health Professions (3)
  • SPN 3140 Intermed Spanish for Business (3)
  • SPN 3500 Survey of Spanish Culture & Civilization I (3)
  • SPN 3520 Latin Amer. Culture & Civilization (3)
  • SPN 4910 Directed Independent Research (3)
  • SPT 3100 Spanish Literary Masterpieces (3)**
  • SPT 3532 Hispanic Cinema (3)**
  • SPW 3100 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
  • SPW 3130 Latin American Literature (3)
  • SPW 4930 Selected Topics (1-3)

*Required beginning and intermediate courses can be exempted by obtaining an equivalency through a Spanish Placement Test (contact program faculty for access to this test).  Determination of equivalency will be made by the program faculty on the basis of this test and an oral interview with program faculty in Spanish.  Students who place out of required beginning and intermediate courses must fulfill the credit requirement for the minor with elective courses from the given list.  Native or heritage speakers of Spanish may complete the minor but may not enroll in beginning courses.

**Limit of one course in translation to complete the minor.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 17-22 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

The B.S in Economics prepares students for the job market and graduate school by providing broad and deep training in the field of economics itself and by developing one's skills in critical thinking and analysis. Economics majors develop the aptitude to operate in a wide range of business entities and to succeed in graduate programs in business, social science and law. Graduates of economics exhibit strong scores in the graduate entrance examinations across the board. Course work includes both theory and application and is designed to build and develop student assessments of the world through an economics lens. As a long-standing field in academe, economics has extensive ties to mathematics, statistics, and philosophy as it pertains to economic, social, business and political environments. Students trained in economics are particularly strong candidates for jobs in business functions requiring strategic thinking, analytical skills, writing and presentations. Industries that highly value the undergraduate degree in economics include banking and finance, economic journalism, law, business, government service, and non-university teaching.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:

  • MAC 1105 with minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission
  • Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • ECO 3101 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission

For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:

  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • ECO 3101 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403  with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission

Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information.  Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives/concentration.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/ .
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSXXXX

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Enviro of Bus (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Thinking for Business (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (15 credits)
    ECO 3101 Intermediate Price Theory (3)
    ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
    ECO 3410 Econometrics I (3)
    ECP 3009 Moral Foundations & Capitalism (3)
    ECO 4903 Undergraduate Seminar (3)

  5. Restricted Electives (12 credits)
    Select 12 credits from the following:
    FIN 3244 Money & Capital Markets (3)
    ECO 3703 International Economics (3)
    ECO 4504 Economics of the Public Sector (3)
    ECO 4941 Internship in Economics (3)
    ECP 3006 Sports Economics (3)
    ECP 3302 Economics of the Environment (3)
    ECP 3613 Urban Economics (3)
    ECP 3703 Managerial Economics (3)
    ECP 3905 Directed Independent Study (3)
    ECP 3930 Special Topics (3)
    ECS 4013 Economic Development (3)

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

Majors in Bioengineering are not eligible for the minor in Bioengineering.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

Complete:

  • MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3)

Complete:

  • BME 3403C Human Physiology for Engineers I (3) and BME 3404C Human Physiology for Engineers II (3)
    or
  • PCB 3703C Human Physiology (3)
    or
  • PCB 3723C Comparative Animal Physiology (3)

Electives (12 hours minimum) - Students are advised to complete one of the following sequences:

Students interested in Biomaterials and Biomechanics complete:

  • BME 3100C Introduction to Biomaterials (3)
  • BME 4211C Biomechanics (3)
  • EGM 3420C Engineering Mechanics (4)
  • EGN 3331C Mechanics of Materials (3)

Students interested in Biofluid Mechanics and Biotransport Phenomena complete:

  • BME 3261C Biofluid Mechanics (3)
  • BME 4632C Biotransport Phenomena (3)
  • EGM 3420C Engineering Mechanics (4)
  • EGN 3331C Mechanics of Materials (3)

Students interested in Bioengineering Applications in Electricity and Medical Instrumentation complete:

  • BME 4503C Biomedical Instrumentation
  • BME 4504C Bioelectricity (3)
  • BME 3506C Circuits for Bioengineers (3)
  • BME 3507C Signals Syst Bioengineers (3)

Engineering majors interested Bioengineering Design and Product Development complete:

  • BME 3100C Introduction to Biomaterials (3)
  • BME 4211C Biomechanics (3)
  • BME 4722 Health Care Engineering (3)
  • BME 4800C Bioengineering Product Design (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18-22 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  1. Submission of an FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution documented by official transcripts.

Applicants may apply for fall or spring admission.  The courses are offered online.  The professional planning workshops required in conjunction with the independent study projects are scheduled in community-based settings and arranged on a case-by-case basis with the program.  Tuition is required for all coursework.

For more information please contact Dr. Margaret Banyan at (239) 590-7850 or mbanyan@fgcu.edu.

Specific Information

Required Courses (12 credits)
PAD 6708 Research Methods & Analysis (3)
URP 5312 Growth Mgmt & Comp Planning (3)
URP 5316 Land-Use Planning (3)
Three 1-credit PAD 6908 Independent Study projects, completed in conjunction with attendance at professional planning workshops.

Electives (3 credits)
Complete one of the following courses:
EVS 6937 Environmental Policy (3)
PAD 5255 Community/Economic Development (3)
PAD 5356 Environmental Policy & Ethics (3)
PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)
PAD 6353 Environmental Governance (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours

Supply Chain Mangement majors are not eligible for a minor in Supply Chain Mangement.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
  • QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)

Select 3 courses from the list below:

  • MAR 4203 Supply Chain Marketing (3)
  • SCM 3142 Purchasing & Supply Chain Mgt (3)
  • SCM 3162 Operations Excellence (3)
  • SCM 3202 Logistics Management (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete one of the following (3 hours):

  • COM 3343 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
  • LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
  • LIT 4213 Literary Theory (3)
  • LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)
  • LIT 4853 Topics in Cultural Critique (3)
  • LIT 4934 Advanced Topics in Crit Theory (3)

Complete one of the following (3 hours):

  • COM 3540 Persuasion and Propaganda (3)
  • POT 3003 Political Theorists (3)
  • POT 3075 Culture and Politics (3)
  • POT 3303 Ideology & Propaganda (3)
  • POT 4932 Sp Topics Politics/Humanities (3)
  • SPC 3230 History of Rhetorical Theory (3)
  • SPC 3721 Interracial/Intercultural Comm (3)

Complete two of the following (6 hours):

  • PHH 3931 ST History of Philosophy (3)
  • PHI 3223 Philosophy Human Communication (3)
  • PHI 3930 Special Topics in Philosophy (3)
  • PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)
  • PHM 4123 Feminist Philosophy (3)
  • PHM 3101 Philosophy of Liberation (3)

Complete two additional electives (6 hours) from any of the above listed courses.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit towards requirements in the student’s degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on their Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • GLY 1010C Physical Geology (4)

Complete one of the following:

  • AST 2100C Solar System Astronomy (4)
  • AST 2004C Stellar Astronomy (4)

Complete the following:

  • 3 to 4 additional credits from any 3000-4999 AST course

Complete the following:

  • 3 to 4 additional credits from any 3000-4999 GLY course

Complete the following:

  • 3 to 4 additional credits from any 3000-4999 AST or GLY course

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 17-20 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit towards requirements in the student’s degree program.

The M.S. Mathematics program is intended to prepare students for a career in which professional success depends upon a high level of quantitative skill, analytical ability, and problem-solving expertise. Exceptional students may use this preparation as a foundation for entering a doctoral program.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • All core courses must be passed with a minimum grade of B (not B minus) or "Satisfactory" (out of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), as applicable
  • All elective courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C (not C minus) or "Satisfactory" (out of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), as applicable.
  • Successful completion of comprehensive exam(s).
  • Application to graduate must be submitted online to CAS Advising prior to the deadline given in the FGCU academic calendar.
  • A maximum of 9 credit hours may be transferred from another institution to apply towards the 36 credit hours required for the M.S. Mathematics. Requests for transfer of credit hours are subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator. Graduate credits of an appropriate nature earned at FGCU by students prior to formal acceptance into the M.S. Mathematics program may be applied towards the degree requirement on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Specific Information

  1. Core Requirements (27 credits)
    MAA 5228 Modern Analysis I (3)
    MAA 5229 Modern Analysis II (3)
    MAP 5316 Differential Equations I (3)
    MAP 6436 Topics in Applied Mathematics (3)
    MAS 5145 Advanced Linear Algebra (3)
    MAS 5311 Modern Algebra I (3)
    MAS 5312 Modern Algebra II (3)
    MAT 6930 Research Seminar (3)
    STA 5355 Appl Mathematical Statistics (3)

  2. Electives (9 credits)
    Select 9 credits:
    EDG 6356 Inst Models and Strategies (3)
    MAA 5406 Complex Analysis I (3)
    MAD 5206 Applied Combinatorics I (3)
    MAE 6336 Math Med: 6-12 (3)
    MAP 5317 Differential Equations II (3)
    MAS 5215 Number Theory (3)
    MAT 5932 Special Topics Math (1-3)
    MAT 6907 Directed Individual Study (1-4)
    MHF 5107 Set Theory (3)
    MHF 5306 Mathematical Logic (3)
    MHF 5405 History of Mathematics (3)
    MTG 5217 Foundations of Geometry (3)
    MTG 5316 General Topology (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours attempted accruing to the undergraduate degree.
  3. Graduation from a baccalaureate level program or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university documented by official transcripts.
  4. International applicants from countries where English is not the official language, are required to submit official English proficiency test scores:  TOEFL exam (minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based) or IELTS exam (minimum score of 6.5).

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the certificate program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all College of Education graduate courses used as prerequisites and each core course.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program. 

Specific Information

Required Courses (15 credits)
EME 6209 Still and Time Based Media (3)
EME 6609 Instructional Media Resources (3)
EME 6675 Design for Informal Learning (3)
EME 6705 Collection and Acquisition (3)
EME 6716 Media Services and Programs (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a post-master's program in education with four concentrations:

  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Learning Design & Innovation
  • PreK-12 Leadership

The concentration in Curriculum and Instruction meets the need of educators in areas such as staff development, program coordination, and curriculum development.  Graduates may hold job titles such as Curriculum Specialist, Director of Elementary Programs, Director of Secondary Programs and Reading Specialist, to name a few.

The concentrations in Higher Education Leadership and PreK-12 Leadership are intended to prepare students to work in educational or training divisions in PreK-12 schools or any one of many other non-public school settings, such as higher education, business, healthcare, or public service.  Both leadership concentrations will prepare graduates for careers in the management of professional orgaizations that value organizational and leadership skills.  

The concentration in Learning Design & Innovation will teach students to become leaders in technology-enhanced learning environments.  Graduates will work in schools, corporate settings, higher education, museums, libraries, and school media centers.  Coursework includes design thinking, instructional design tools, and instructional product evaluation, among others.  

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Waivers to any of the following requirements require written approval of the Doctoral Admissions and Policy Committee (DAPC).

  • A maximum of 27 hours of graduate credits may be applied to the Ed.D. if those credits have not been used to satisfy requirements for a prior graduate degree.
  • Overall, at least 54 hours must be taken at FGCU. No substitutions are permitted for the dissertation hours (all dissertation hours must be completed at FGCU).
  • Courses used in substitution must be no more than 7 years old upon admission. Candidates must graduate within 8 years of admission.
  • Each candidate must complete a residency requirement as a part of his or her program of study.  The goal of a residency is to enculturate candidates into the work of the academy. The following three criteria must be met: Candidates must:
    (a) Take the required coursework with the cohort during the course of one academic year, including successive fall, spring, and summer semesters.
    (b) Submit a proposal to present at an international, national, state, or regional professional conference under the guidance of an advisor. If the proposal is accepted, the candidate is expected to present the paper.
    (c) Participate in a project approved by the advisor; examples include, but are not limited to the following: co-teach a class at FGCU with a faculty member, supervise interns with the assistance of a faculty member, assist a faculty member in developing or redesigning a course, or collaborate with a faculty member on a quantitative or qualitative research project, which could be part of a program evaluation.
  • Successful completion of each course with a grade of B or better.
  • Accumulated GPA of 3.5 or better prior to taking qualifying exam.  Grades for all dissertation and internship courses will be graded Pass/Fail only.
  • A qualifying examination is administered to all candidates at the end of their content coursework, as a prerequisite to enrolling in dissertation credits. Candidates must be matriculated in at least one credit hour of coursework during the semester in which the exam is administered. This exam determines whether candidates have an adequate command of knowledge in the field of study, and can organize, apply, and convey that knowledge in writing.  Candidates who fail the exam will have one additional opportunity to retake it. If candidates fail the second administration, they can be dismissed from the program at that time at the discretion of the Doctoral Admissions and Policy Committee (DAPC). There is no guarantee that candidates will be successful in passing the qualifying exam and no guarantee candidates will be permitted to develop a dissertation unless all of the above requirements are met.
  • Candidates should work with their Dissertation Committee to determine the number of dissertation credit hours to enroll in each semester.  Fewer than 3 credits per semester or more than 9 credits per semester must be approved by the program advisor.

Specific Information

Required Courses (36 credits):
EDA 7066 Organizational Leadership (3)
EDA 7193 Instructional Leadership (3)
EDA 7205 Applied Program Evaluation (3)
EDF 7416 Quantitative Analysis (3)
EDF 7475 Qualitative Rsrch Desg & Anls (3)
EDF 7943 Cur Iss Ed Assess Dec Making (3)
EDG 7017 Reading & Writing for Research (3)
EDG 7221 Curriculum Theory (3)
EDG 7325 Multiple Pedagogies (3)
EDG 7362 Advanced Learning Theory (3)
EDG 7367 Research Methods Seminar (3)
EDG 7707 Diversity & Global Stud in Ed (3)

Select one of the following (3 credits):
EDA 7940 Internship in Leadership (3)
EDG 7940 Internship in Curr and Instr (3)
EME 7941 Design Studio Practicum (3)

Restricted Electives (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from the following or other courses with prior approval of the program advisor. 
The following courses are grouped by area of interest.

Research, Assessment & Measurement
EDF 6449 Survey Research Design (3)
EDA 7204 Program Evaluation (3)
EDF 7478 Advanced Qualitative Analysis (3)

Instructional Technology
EME 6607 Instructional Program Analysis (3)
EME 6609 Instructional Media Resources (3)
EME 6408 Universal Design for Learning (3)
EME 7607 Educational Design Research (3)

Entrepreneurship
ENT 6248 Lead - Promote New Ventures (3)
ENT 6628 Technology and New Launch (3)
ENT 6441 New Venture Launch (3)

Concentration (9 credits)
Select one of the following concentrations in consultation with the program advisor:

Curriculum & Instruction Concentration
EDG 7065 Hist Persp Crit Literacies (3)
EDG 7286 Curriculum Design Evaluation (3)
EDG 7635 Curr Persp Exceptionalities (3)

Higher Education Leadership Concentration
Select 3 of the following:
EDH 6225 Curriculum Develop-Higher Ed (3)
EDH 6405 Law & Policy-Higher Ed (3)
EDH 6505 Finance in Higher Ed (3)
EDH 6634 Stud Personnel Svcs-Higher Ed (3)
EDH 6635 Org Structure-Higher Ed (3)
EDF 6808 Global Context in Higher Ed. (3)

Learning Design & Innovation Concentration
EME 7675 Design Thinking & Problem Solv (3)
EME 7465L Design & Development Tools (3)
EME 7235L Design Studio (3)

PreK-12 Leadership Concentration
EDA 7197 Current Issues Educ & Ldshp (3)
EDA 7235 Seminar in School Law (3)
EDA 7281 Education Policy Analysis (3)

Dissertation (18 credits minimum)
EDG 7980 Dissertation

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 81 Hours

Theatre majors are not eligible for the minor in Theatre.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation (3)

Complete one additional course (3 credits) from 1000-2999 level DAA, THE, TPA, or TPP courses.

Complete three additional courses (9 credits) from 3000-4999 level DAA, THE, TPA, or TPP courses.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Majors in Software Engineering are not eligible for the minor in Computer Science.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

  • COP 1500 Intro to Computer Science (3)
  • COP 2006 Introduction to Programming (3)
  • COP 2001 Programming Methodology (3)
  • COP 3003 Object-Oriented Programming (3)
  • CEN 3031 Software Engng Fundamentals (3) 
  • CDA 3104 Computer Org'n * & Assem Lang Prog (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

The B.A. in Journalism prepares students to report, edit, and present high-quality journalism for a variety of platforms.  It emphasizes clear writing, factual accuracy, critical thinking, ethical and legal principles, social consciousness, technological skill, and practical, hands-on reporting and editing experience.  Students will develop an awareness of the role of journalism in a democratic society and think critically about emerging issues in journalism and mass media.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: ENC 1101 Composition I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ENCX101

    FGCU Course: ENC 1102 Composition II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ENCX102

    FGCU Course: MMC 2604 News Literacy (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MMC X540 or MMC XXXX

    In addition to the common prerequisites, FGCU strongly recommends students take courses with the following prefixes as part of their lower-division requirements or electives: AMH, AML, CRW, ECO, ENL, LIT, POS, SYG, or Public Speaking (SPC 2023).  FGCU also recommends students pursuing a major in Journalism take at least two semesters of foreign language.


  3. Required Courses in the Major (40 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    DIG 3145 News Production (3)
    IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)
    JOU 2100 Journalistic Writing (3)
    JOU 3201 News Editing (3)
    JOU 4110 Journalistic Fact Finding (3)
    JOU 4950 Senior Capstone: Journalism (3)
    MMC 3020 Grammar (1)
    MMC 3104 Writing for a Mass Audience (3)
    MMC 3125 News Reporting and Writing (3)
    MMC 4211 Media Law and Ethics (3)
    RTV 3301 Audio and Video Journalism (3)
    VIC 3002 Visual Storytelling (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (9 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 9 credits from the following:
    JOU 3601 Photojournalism (3)
    JOU 4901 Directed Independent Study (1-3)*
    JOU 4930 Special Topics in Journalism (3) [May be repeated as needed with change of topic]
    JOU 4940 Internship (3) [May be repeated once, with a maximum of six credits earned]

    *A maximum number of 3 credits combined from this course can be used to fulfill the elective requirement.  Course must be approved by the instructor.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete three courses from the following:

  • BME 4722 Health Care Engineering (3)
  • CHM 4431 Statistical Thermodynamics (3)
  • ECO 3410 Econometrics I (3)
  • ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)
  • MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
  • MAC 2313 Calculus III (4)
  • MAP 3162 Probability &Statistics (4)
  • PCB 4454 Biological Statistics (3)
  • PSY 3205 Surv. of Analytical Techniques (3) or STA 2122 Social Science Statistics (3)
  • PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psy and Lab (4)
  • QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)
  • STA 2037 Statistics with Calculus (3)
  • SYA 3300 Social Research Methods (3)
  • SCM 3162 Operations Excellence (3)

Complete two courses from the following:

  • MAP 4101 Prob & Stochastic Processes (3)
  • STA 3000-4999 level course (3-4)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15-20 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Transfer coursework deemed equivalent to the calculus sequence may be substituted for all or part of MAC 2311-2312. Specialized courses in calculus for business, architecture, or life sciences, regardless of when or where taken, are not considered equivalent to MAC 2311 and/or 2312. Determinations of equivalence will be made by the mathematics faculty on a case-by-case basis. The statewide articulation agreement only requires the receiving institution to accept MAC 2311 and 2312 as a completed sequence. Awarding equivalence for partial completion of the sequence is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • BSC 1010C General Biology w/Lab I (4) or (BSC 1010 (3) and BSC 1010L (1))
  • BSC 1011C General Biology w/Lab II (4) or (BSC 1011 (3) and BSC 1011L (1))
  • EVR 2861 Introduction to Environmental Policy (3)
  • GLY 1010C Physical Geology (4)

Complete 6 credit hours from the following:

  • BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
  • EVS 4874C Climate Change Ecology (3)
  • GLY 3603C Geobiology (3)
  • GLY 4071C Paleoclimatology (3)
  • GLY 4074C Meteorology and Climatology (3)
  • GLY 4700C Coastal & Watershed Geology (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 21 Hours

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

All students minoring in World Literature are required to demonstrate basic conversational and reading proficiency equivalent to one year (two semesters) of college instruction in a modern language other than English or reading proficiency in a classical language before graduating. Students may fulfill this requirement by successfully completing two semesters of university-level modern or classical language courses. Standardized examination (AP, IB, CLEP) may be used to meet the requirement.   (6-8 credit hours)

Select two of the following (minimum 6 hrs):

  • AML 3630 Latino Literature and Culture (3)
  • AML 3682 American Ethnic Literature (3)
  • LIT 3107 World Literature pre-1800 (3)
  • LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
  • LIT 3191 World Literature post-1800 (3)
  • LIT 3381 Literature of Women of Color (3)
  • SPT 3100 Spanish Literary Masterpieces (3)
  • SPT 3532 Hispanic Cinema (3)
  • FRE 1952 French Study Abroad (1-6)*
  • FRT 3140 Francophone Masterworks (3)
  • GER 1952 German Study Abroad (1-6)*
  • SPN 2270 Spanish Study Abroad (1-6)*

Select two of the following (minimum 6 hrs):

  • AML 4604 Seminar in African-American Lit (3)
  • AML 4703 The Immigrant Exp in Lit of US (3)
  • LIT 4061 Comparative Literature (3)
  • LIT 4192 Caribbean Literature (3)
  • LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)
  • LIT 4355 African & Diaspora Literature (3)
  • FRE 1952 French Study Abroad (1-6)*
  • GER 1952 German Study Abroad (1-6)*
  • SPN 2270 Spanish Study Abroad (1-6)*

* Maximum of 4 credit hours applied toward the World Literature Minor may be earned through FRE 1952 French Study Abroad, GER 1952 German Study Abroad, or SPN 2270 Spanish Study Abroad taken as one elective.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete 6 hours from the following:

  • Cultural Studies
    • INR 2005 Peace and Conflict in the Public Sphere (3)
    • LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)
    • POT 3075 Culture and Politics (3)
    • POT 4514 Theories of Political Violence (3)

Complete 9 hours from the following with at least 3 hours from each category:

  • Area Studies
    • CPO 3303 Latin American Politics (3)
    • CPO 3403 Politics of the Middle East (3)
    • INR 4303 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)
  • Legal Studies
    • CCJ 4662 Minorities and Crime (3)
    • CJL 4415 Law and Social Control (3)
    • POS 3691 Law, Politics, and Society (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the program requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • ANT 2040C Foundations in Museum Studies (3)
  • ANT 3942 Museum Internship (3)

Complete two of the following:

  • ANT 3041 Interpreting Museums and Sites (3)
  • ANT 3042C Museum Exhibit Design (3)
  • ANT 3824L Archaeological Field Lab (3)
  • HIS 3065 Introduction to Public History (3)
  • HIS 3151 Material Culture (3)

Complete two additional courses (6 hours) from the following list of approved Museum Studies electives:

  • Museum Administration
    • CGS 1100 Computer Software & Technology (3)
    • GEB 1011 Introduction to Business (3)
    • PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations (3)
    • PUR 3100 Public Relations Writing (3)

  • Object Care and Exhibition
    • ART 1201 Methods and Concepts I  (3)
    • ART 1203 Methods and Concepts II  (3)

  • Interpretation and Educational Outreach
    • ANT 3231 Introduction to Folklore (3)
    • ANT 3390 Visual Anthropology (3)
    • EEC 4203 Prog for Young Children (3)
    • EVR 4924 Environmental Education (3)
    • HIS 3070 Oral History
    • PUR 3100 Public Relations Writing (3)
    • SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)
    • SPC 3721 Interracial/Intercultural Comm (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours attempted accruing to the undergraduate degree.
  3. Graduation from a baccalaureate level program or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university documented by official transcripts.
  4. International applicants from countries where English is not the official language, are required to submit official English proficiency test scores:  TOEFL exam (minimum score of 550 paper-based, or 79 internet-based) or IELTS exam (minimum score of 6.5).

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the certificate program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all College of Education graduate courses used as prerequisites and each core course.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.

Specific Information

Required Courses (18 hrs):
EME 5053 Intro to Ed Tech (3)
EME 6207 Web Design & Development (3)
EME 6209 Still & Time Based Media (3)
EME 6284 Instructional Design (3)
EME 6617 Instructional Design-eLearning (3)
EME 6675 Design for Informal Learning (3)

 

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

Art majors are not eligible for the minor in Digital Media Design.  Upper level (3000-4999) courses taken to complete requirements in the Digital Media Design minor cannot also be used to fulfill requirements for the Art minor.

General Requirements

No new students are being accepted at this time.

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete the following courses (9 hours):

  • ART 2600 Digital Media Design I (3)
  • GRA 2190 Graphic Design (3)
  • GRA 2206 Principles of Typography (3)

Complete three additional courses (9 hours) from the following:

  • ART 3614 Digital Media Design II (3)
  • ART 3633 Web Design (3)
  • ART 3640 Video Game Design (3)
  • ART 3664 Interactive Design (3)
  • ART 4925 Digital Media Workshop (3)
  • GRA 3193 Graphic Design II (3)
  • GRA 3219 Advanced Typography (3)
  • GRA 4194 Advanced Graphic Design (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

Environmental Studies majors are not eligible for the minor in Environmental Education.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor or declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must note the minor on the Application for Graduation.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • EVR 4423 Teach & Learn Outdoors (3)
  • EVR 4914 Interpreting the Environment (3)
  • EVR 4924 Environmental Education (3)

Complete three hours from the following:

  • BSC 1051C Enviro Bio-SW Fla Environment (3)
  • ESC 1000C Intro Earth Science (3)
  • EVR 1001C Intro Environmental Science (3)
  • OCE 1001C Marine Systems (3)

Complete six hours from the following:

  • ANT 2040C Foundations in Museum Studies (3)
  • BOT 2800 Plants and Society (3)
  • BOT 3153 Flora of Southwestern Florida (3)
  • BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
  • CRW 2732 Introduction to Nature Writing (3)
  • EVR 2264 Environmental Health (3)
  • EVR 2861 Intro to Environmental Policy (3)
  • EVR 3025 Cultural Ecology (3)
  • EVR 4026 Human Ecology and Systems (3)
  • EVS 4874C Climate Change Ecology (3)
  • HUM 2395 Environmental Humanities (3)
  • IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
  • PCB 3043C General Ecology (3)
  • SPC 3543 Ecological Communication (3)
  • ZOO 3205C Invertebrate Zoology (3)
  • ZOO 3713C Vertebrate Form and Function (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

Environmental Geology majors are not eligible for the minor in Geology.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must note the minor on the Application for Graduation.

Specific Information

Complete the following:

  • GLY 1010C Physical Geology (4)

Complete 12 hours from the following.  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be numbered 3000-4999:

  • Any GLY prefix

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 16 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit towards requirements in the student's degree program.

(GLY 1000 Physical Geology (3) and GLY 1000L Physical Geology Lab (1)) can be substituted for GLY 1000C Physical Geology (4).

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete two courses (6 hours) of the following:

  • ARH 2050 History of the Visual Arts I (3)
  • ENL 2012 British Literature/ Culture I (3)
  • EUH 2021 Medieval European History (3)
  • EUH 2030 Early Modern Europe (3)
  • LIT 2110 Intro to World Lit & Culture I (3)

Complete four courses (12 hours) of the following:

  • ARH 3200 Medieval Art (3)
  • ARH 3301 Renaissance and Baroque Art (3)
  • ENG 4060 History of the English Language (3)
  • ENL 3014 Studies in Early British Lit (3)
  • ENL 3210 Anglo Saxon & Medieval Lit (3)
  • ENL 3220 Renaissance Literature/ Culture (3)
  • ENL 3323 Shakespeare Survey (3)
  • ENL 4218 Medieval British Romance (3)
  • ENL 4293 Topics in Brit Lit to 1800 (3)
  • ENL 4295 Literature of the Plague (3)
  • ENL 4311 Chaucer (3)
  • ENL 4338 Shakespeare & Eliz Culture (3)
  • ENL 4501 Medieval & Early Modern Lit. (3)
  • EUH 3121 Fall of Rome/Barbarian-Kingdoms (3)
  • EUH 3122 High/Later Middle Ages (3)
  • EUH 3142 Renaissance and Reformation (3)
  • EUH 3233 European Travelers (3)
  • EUH 4124 The Crusades (3)
  • EUH 4180 Medieval Heresy & Inquisition (3)
  • EUH 4610 Women & Family in Middle Ages (3)
  • HIS 4920 Topics Mdvl & Early Mod Hist (3)
  • LIT 3662 Lit of Conquest & Exploration (3)
  • LIT 4104 Literary Studies pre-1800 (3)
  • PHH 3050 Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • PHI 3720 Faith and Reason (3)
  • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible (3)
  • REL 3241 New Testament (3)
  • WOH 4200 Witchcraft Early Modern World (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete each of the following:

PHY 2048C General Physics I with Lab (4)
PHY 2049C General Physics II with Lab (4)
PHY 3221 Intermediate Mechanics (4)
PHY 3323 Electricity and Magnetism (3)

Complete six credit hours from the following:

AST 3211 Essentials of Astrophysics (3)
PHY 3101 Intro. to Modern Physics (3)
PHY 3513 Thermal-Statistical Physics (3)
PHY 4151C Computational Physics (3)
PHY 4604 Introduction to Quantum Theory (3)
PHY 4905 Directed Independent Study (1-3)*
PHY 4910 Directed Independent Research (1-3)*

*A maximum number of 3 credits combined from these courses can be used to fulfill the minor requirement.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 21 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

(PHY 2048 General Physics I (3) and PHY 2048L General Physics I Lab (1)) can be substituted for PHY 2048C General Physics I (4)

(PHY 2049 General Physics II (3) and PHY 2049L General Physics II Lab (1)) can be substituted for PHY 2049C General Physics II (4)

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Successful completion or testing out of:

  • FRE 1120C Beginning French 1(4)*
  • FRE 1121C Beginning French 2 (4)*
    OR
  • FRE 1133C Accelerated French (6)*

    AND: 
  • FRE 2220C Intermediate French 1 (4)*
  • FRE 2221C Intermediate French 2 (4)*

Successful completion of the following:

  • FRE 3300 Adv French Written Expression (3)
  • FRE 3410 Adv French Oral Expression (3)

Electives:     

Students who test out of required beginning or intermediate courses must select from the following courses to complete the required minimum of 17 hours.  Students who do not test out of courses may also take elective courses in addition to the required courses.

  • FRE 1952 French Study Abroad (1-6)
  • FRE 4912 Independent Study in French (3)
  • FRE 4930 Selected Topics in French (3)
  • FRT 3140 Francophone Masterworks (3)
  • FRT 3550 Faces of France (3)
  • FRT 3800 French Translation Skills (3)
  • LIT 3107 World Literature pre-1800
  • LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
  • LIT 3107 World Literature pre-1800 (3)
  • LIT 3191 World Literature post-1800 (3)

*Required beginning and intermediate courses can be exempted by obtaining an equivalency through a French Placement Test (contact program faculty for access to this test).  Determination of equivalency will be made by the program faculty on the basis of this test and an oral interview with program faculty in French.  Students who place out of required beginning and intermediate courses must fulfill the credit requirement for the minor with elective courses from the given list.  Native or heritage speakers of French may complete the minor but may not enroll in beginning courses.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 17-22 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit requirements in the student's degree program.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must follow a Program of Study approved by the student's faculty advisor.
  • Students must receive a grade of "B" ("S" if applicable) or better on all courses within the program curriculum.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for all required courses as listed above.
  • Apply for graduation per university guidelines and timeline.
  • Satisfy all university and program graduation requirements as outlined in the catalog and the tDPT Student Guidebook.
  • Students entering program with a baccalaureate degree in physical therapy will complete all coursework listed below for a total of 30 credit hours. Transcripts of students entering the program with a master's degree in physical therapy will be evaluated for course equivalency, and students will be provided with an individualized program of study.

Specific Information

Required Courses:
PHT 5016 Prof Writing & Lit. Review (2)
PHT 5353 MDPI: Intro to Pharm & Imaging (2)
PHT 6009 MDPN: Diagnostic Testing (3)
PHT 6507 PDSV: Medical Spanish for PT (1)
PHT 6606 APP PT Critical Inquiry (3)
PHT 6607 APP PT Applied Critical Inquiry (3)
PHT 7070 MOPII: Diagnostic Imaging (3)
PHT 7352 MOPIII: Applied Pharm for PT (3)
PHT 7951 Capstone I (2)
PHT 7952 Capstone II (2)
PHT 7500 Wellness and Health Promotion (3)
PHT 7533 Prof Issues of Doc Prof (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 30 Hours

Management majors are not eligible for a minor in Entrepreneurship if pursuing the concentration in Entrepreneurship in catalog years 2013/2014 and prior.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

Complete one of the following:

  • ENT 2000 Intro to Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ENT 2010 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
  • MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)*

Complete the following:

  • ENT 3004 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
  • ENT 3114 New Venture Laboratory (3)
  • ENT 3204 New Venture Growth (3)
  • Select one approved elective from the following:
    • ACG 3341 Cost Accounting (3)
    • ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising (3)
    • EGN 3641C Entrepreneurship Engineering (3)
    • ENT 3273 Launching Your Business (3)
    • ENT 3422 New Venture Capital Management (3)
    • ENT 3503 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
    • ENT 3618 Technology & Innovation (3)
    • HFT 3757 Principles of Event (3)
    • HFT 3802 Catering & Special Events (3)
    • HFT 4275 Resort Development & Mgt. (3)
    • HFT 4380 Golf Course Ownership (3)
    • MAN 3781 Sustainable Business (3)
    • MAN 4602 Global Business Strategy & Organization (3)
    • MAR 3400 Professional Selling (3)
    • MAR 3503 Consumer Behavior (3)
    • MAR 4613 Market Research (3)
    • REE 3043 Real Estate Fundamentals (3)

Other 3000/4999 level courses with an entrepreneurship focus may be considered to meet the elective requirement (see LCOB advisor).

*MAN 3025 - Required Business Common Core course for Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing majors.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

The B.S. in Biochemistry includes courses that integrate chemistry with the life sciences (e.g. advanced biochemistry, physical chemistry, and bio-inorganic courses) and prepares students for careers in biomedical, environmental, and defense areas; or, any fields that utilize baccalaureate level scientists. Graduates will be prepared for employment at government laboratories, grant-funded university research facilities, industrial laboratories, and pharmaceutical laboratories. Graduates will also be prepared for entry into biochemistry master’s and doctoral programs. The biochemistry major provides a foundation for acceptance into professional programs and serves as a pre-professional track for medical, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary, environmental and marine sciences programs.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete all program milestones. The following actions occur when milestone are missed: first occurrence—warning and advising hold; second occurrence—advising hold and counseling regarding progression requirements; and third occurrence—counseling and change to a major outside of the Department of Chemistry and Physics or Department of Biology that is more appropriate to student goals and academic performance. Appeals are handled through the relevant department. The decision of the appeal committee is final. Program milestones include the following:

  • CHM 1045/L (or CHM 1045C) minimum grade of C completed one calendar year from admission as FTIC or 30 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 1046/L (or CHM 1046C) minimum grade of C completed by end of fifth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 60 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 2210/L (or CHM 2210C) minimum grade of C completed by end of seventh semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 75 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 2211/L (or CHM 2211C) minimum grade of C completed by end of eighth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 90 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 3120/L (or CHM 3120C) minimum grade of C completed by end of eighth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 90 credits earned, whichever is earlier.

Transfer students may declare the major after they have completed CHM 1045/L, CHM 1046/L, and CHM 2210/L with grades of C or better in each course. CHM 2211/L and CHM 3120/L must be completed with a grade of C or better within three semesters (including summer) of declaring the major.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must:
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C General Biology I w/lab (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSCX010C  or BSCX040C

    FGCU Course: BSC 1011 General Biology II (3) and BSC 1011L General Biology II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX011 and BSCX011L) or BSCX011C or BSCX041C

    FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX045 and CHMX045L) or CHMX045C
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or CHMX046C

    FGCU Course: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX210 and CHMX210L) or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (CHMX211 and CHMX211L) or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L) or (PHYX054 and PHYX054L)

    FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 or MACX233 or MACX253 or MACX281
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX312

  3. Required Courses in the Major (38 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BCH 4033C Advanced Biochemistry I (4)
    BCH 4034C Advanced Biochemistry II (4)
    CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry (3)
    CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    CHM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (3)
    CHM 3410L Physical Chemistry I Lab (1)
    CHM 3610 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 3610L Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1)
    CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis (3)
    CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis Lab (1)
    CHM 4931 Senior Capstone in Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4932 Chemistry Senior Seminar (3)
    PHY 2048C General Physics  w/lab I (4) or PHY 2053C College Physics I w/lab (4)
    PHY 2049C General Physics w/lab II (4) or PHY 2054C College Physics II w/lab (4)

    *If PHY 2048C and PHY 2049C or PHY 2053C and PHY 2054C were completed as common prerequisites, CHM 2210C and CHM 2211C must be taken to fulfill the required courses in the major; conversely, if CHM 2210C and CHM 2211C were taken to fulfill common prerequisites, PHY 2048C and PHY 2049C or PHY 2053C and PHY 2054C must be completed.

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (19 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Chemistry electives (13 credits)
    BCH 3025C Analytical Biochemistry (3)
    CHM 3411 Physical Chemistry II (3)
    CHM 3411L Physical Chemistry II Lab (1)
    CHM 3940 Internship in Chemistry (0-4)*
    CHM 4080C Adv Environmental Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4174C Lasers in Physical Sciences (3)
    CHM 4220C Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4230C Practical NMR Spectroscopy (3)
    CHM 4300 Bio-Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4431 Statistical Thermodynamics (3)
    CHM 4512 Computational Modeling (3)
    CHM 4671 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4714C Materials Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4905 Dir Ind Study/Res in Chem (2-4)*
    CHM 4910C Senior Project in Chemistry (2)*
    CHM 4912C Senior Thesis/Pres. Chemistry (2)*
    CHM 4930 Special Topics in Chemistry (3)
    CHS 4533C Forensic Biochemistry (3)
    CHS 4544C Forensic Chemistry (3)
    ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)
    *A maximum number of 4 credits combined from these courses can be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

    Biology electives (6 credits)
    BSC 4422C Methods in Biotechnology (3)
    MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)
    PCB 3023C Cell Biology (4)
    PCB 3063C Genetics (4)
    PCB 4233C Immunology (3)
    PCB 4522C Molecular Genetics (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Studies.
  2. Submission of a cover letter of introduction and expression of interest.
  3. A baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent non-U.S. institution. Degrees in mathematics, math education, or a related field are recommended.
  4. Submission of an official copy of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts. Transcripts must document successful completion of both MAC 2311 (Calculus I) and MAC 2312 (Calculus II), or equivalent courses at another institution with a grade of C or higher. Completion of a course in multivariable Calculus is highly recommended.
  5. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours of the baccalaureate degree.
  6. A minimum Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79(internet-based test) for an international applicant who is from a country where English is not the primary language. 

Specific Information

Required Courses (12 credits)
MAA 5201 Introduction to Analysis or MAS 5307 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (3)
MAA 5228 Modern Analysis or MAS 5311 Modern Algebra I (3)
MTG 5217 Foundations of Geometry or MHF 5306 Mathematical Logic (3)
MAS 5145 Advanced Linear Algebra (3)

Electives (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from the following prefixes numbered 5000 or above: MAA, MAD, MAP, MAS, MAT, MHF, MTG, or STA.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 21 Hours


Transfer Notes

Any credits earned in graduate mathematics courses taken at FGCU may be applied to fulfill requirements for the Mathematics Certificate.  Requests for transfer of credit hours are subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Up to 100% of the credit hours earned from courses taken at FGCU towards the Mathematics Certificate can be applied to the Math Master's degree if those courses are core requirements or electives in the Math Master's degree.  The same minimum grade requirements by Math Master's apply.

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution documented by official transcripts.

    Applicants may apply for Fall or Spring admission.  All of the courses are offered online.  Applicable tuition and fees are required for all coursework.

Specific Information

Required Courses (6 credits)
PAD 6227 Public Budgeting (3)
PAD 6417 Public Personnel Administration (3)

Electives (9 credits) - Complete any three of the following courses
PAD 5041 Administrative Ethics (3)
PAD 5142 Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3)
PAD 5933 Proposal Writing & Grant Administration (3)
PAD 6136 Public Management in a Political Environment (3)
PAD 6205 Public Finance (3)
PAD 6335 Strategic Planning (3)
PAD 6434 Administrative Leadership (3)
PAD 6812 State and Local Politics & Administration (3)
PAD 6826 Intergovernmental Administration (3)
URP 5312 Growth Mgmt & Comp Planning (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours

The Counseling Department offers a Transition to School Counseling Certificate for students who have a prior master's degree in community or mental health counseling.

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. An official transcript showing the award of a master's degree in counseling or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  3. An official transcript of all completed post-bachelor's coursework.
  4. Documentation of any Counseling certification or license held in Florida or any other U.S. state if applicable.
  5. A Statement of Eligibility from the state of Florida Department of Education that assesses the candidate as a School Counselor within the 12 months prior to application.
  6. Evidence of having taken the General Knowledge section of the FTCE (or a commitment that it will be completed successfully no later than the first term of enrollment).
  7. Submission of a written statement of career goals including the understanding that internships are only offered during the day and during the fall and spring terms.
  8. Completion of the following courses or their equivalents:
    • Counseling Spec Population Gps, (3)  (MHS 6420 at FGCU)
    • Legal & Ethical Iss. in Coun., (3)  (MHS 6700 at FGCU)
    • EDF 5259 Classroom Mgt & Org (3) OR Group Counseling/Methods (MHS 6500 or 6530 at FGCU)

Deadline:  Applications for admission are considered on a continuing basis but applicants should consider that required courses may only be offered once per year and that internships are completed at the end of the program.

NOTE:  Counseling Criminal Record Policy Statement:  All applicants are advised that in order to complete the program they must complete internships.  Most internship facilities do background checks and will not permit the placement of counselor interns with criminal records.  The department reserves the right to deny program admission to any applicant if it appears that applicant is unlikely to be able to complete the internship requirement due to a criminal record, thus inhibiting their ability to complete the program.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the certificate program in specific courses or approved substitutes.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all graduate courses used as prerequisites and in each required course.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework and Satisfactory (as appropriate) for all field experiences in the certificate program.

Specific Information

  • EDG 6356 Inst Models and Strategies (3)
  • MHS 6010 Intro to School Counseling (3)
  • MHS 6418 Ldrship, Acctability & Supvisr (3)
  • MHS 6601 Consult & Collabor Prob Solve (3)
  • 300 hour internship: MHS 6831 Schl Counseling Internship1 (1) and MHS 6832 Schl Counsl-Intern-Supervision (2) OR  SDS 6830 Schl Counsel-Final Internship (3) (per advisement)
  • RED 5147L Developmental Reading (3)*

    *Note: Requires 15 hours of field supervision during the day.

    At the completion of requirements students apply for certification as a school counselor directly with the Florida Department of Education.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Nurse Educator Program prepares students for the academic nursing specialty.  The emphasis of the program is the delivery of advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills relevant to the nurse educator role.  The MSN Nurse Educator program uses the core competencies outlined by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as a framework for facilitating learning through curriculum design, teaching, evaluation, and other roles and functions in which nurse faculty may participate.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students in the program must meet specific progression, clinical, and graduation requirements.  See Nurse Educator Program Guidebook, Graduate Student Handbook, General Graduate Academic Policies and FGCU Graduation Requirements.
  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.  Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Satisfactory completion of Nurse Educator capstone project.
  • Satisfactory completion of Professional Potfolio.

Specific Information

Note: See program admission requirements for prerequisite courses.

Required Courses in the Major (38 credits)
NGR 6002 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
NGR 6002L Adv Health Assessment Practice (1)
NGR 6141 Advanced Pathophysiology (4)
NGR 6172 Pharmacotherapeutics (4)
NGR 6701 Academic Role of Nurs Educator (3)
NGR 6710 Teach & Assess Strat Nsg Ed (3)
NGR 6711L Adv Clin Pract for Nurse Educ (2)
NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Educ (3)
NGR 6713 Design&Eval of Nurs Curricula (3)
NGR 6811 Advanced Nursing Research (3)
NGR 6894 Global Trends & Practice Persp (3)
NGR 6941L Nurse as Educator Practicum (3)
NGR 6942 Nurse Educator Capstone (2)
NGR 6945L Clinical Specialty Practice (1)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 38 Hours

General Requirements

No new students are being accepted at this time.

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Successful completion or testing out of:

  • GER 1120C Beginning German 1(4)*
  • GER 1121C Beginning German 2 (4)*
  • GER 2220C Intermediate German 1 (4)*
  • GER 2221C Intermediate German 2 (4)*

Successful completion of the following:

  • GER 3300 Advanced German Composition (3)
  • GER 3410 Advanced German Conversation (3)

Electives:     

Students who test out of required beginning or intermediate courses must select from the following courses to complete the required minimum of 17 hours.  Students who do not test out of courses may also take elective courses in addition to the required courses.

  • GER 1952 German Study Abroad (1-6)
  • GET 2527 German Film in Translation (3)
  • LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
  • EUH 3465 Nazi Germany (3)
  • GER 4906 Independent Study in German (1-3)

*Required beginning and intermediate courses can be exempted by obtaining an equivalency through a German Placement Test (contact program faculty for access to this test).  Determination of equivalency will be made by the program faculty on the basis of this test and an oral interview with program faculty in German.  Students who place out of required beginning and intermediate courses must fulfill the credit requirement for the minor with elective courses from the given list.  Native or heritage speakers of German may complete the minor but may not enroll in beginning courses.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 17-22 Hours

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is designed to prepare graduates with the advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills to improve health care outcomes and to provide evidence-based nursing across diverse health care settings and systems. The curriculum focuses on providing nurses with the solid science foundation needed to enhance critical reasoning judgment in the management of complex health care situations. Core and specialty courses for the DNP provide knowledge, skills and attributes essential for fully accountable practice in today's health care environment. Emphasis is on innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands associated with the increasing complexity of the health care system, improving the safety and quality of patient care delivery, and influencing health care policy.

The DNP will include both full-time and part-time plans of study to meet the needs of working nurses.  Graduates of the BSN to DNP Nurse Practitioner program are eligible to seek national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Program of Study: The BSN to DNP Nurse Practitioner consists of 81 credits that can be completed in 8 semesters of full-time study or 11 semesters of part-time study.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must follow a Program of Study approved by the Program Director or designee.
  • Students must receive a grade of "B" ("S" if applicable) or better on all courses within the program curriculum.
  • Students must meet specific progression, clinical and graduation requirements. See the DNP Program Guidebook, Graduate Student Handbook, and General Academic Policies.
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 81 credit hours of doctoral level course work.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in the DNP program.
  • Completion of Nurse Practitioner Certification exam review course.
  • Completion of clinical practice requirements.
  • Completion of DNP Project requirements.

Specific Information

Required Courses in the Major (57 credits)
NGR 6002 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
NGR 6002L Adv Health Assessment Practice (1)
NGR 6141 Advanced Pathophysiology (4)
NGR 6172 Pharmacotherapeutics (4)
NGR 6638 Advanced Health Promotion (3)
NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Educ. (3)
NGR 6811 Advanced Nursing Research (3)
NGR 6872 Nursing Information Management (3)
NGR 7176 Adv Pharmacology & Genomics (3)
NGR 7768 Basis of Adv. Practice Nursing (3)
NGR 7769 Advanced Practice Management (3)
NGR 7846 Biostatistics & Epidemiology (3)
NGR 7856 Evidence-Based Trans Research (3)
NGR 7895 Health Policy (3)
NGR 7899 Organization Syst. & Leadship (3)
NGR 7974 DNP Project (5)*
NGR 7949L DNP Clinical Practice (7)*

Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (24 credits)
NGR 6240 Primary Health Care I (4)
NGR 6240L Primary Health Care I - Pract. (2)
NGR 6252 Primary Health Care IV (4)
NGR 6252L Primary Health Care IV Pract. (4)
NGR 6305 Primary Health Care III (3)
NGR 6305L Primary Health Care III-Pract. (2)
NGR 6741 Primary Health Care II (3)
NGR 6741L Primary Health Care II Pract. (2)

*Credit hours are spread over varying semesters

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 81 Hours

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is designed to prepare graduates with the advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills to improve health care outcomes and to provide evidence-based nursing across diverse health care settings and systems. The curriculum focuses on providing nurses with the solid science foundation needed to enhance critical reasoning judgment in the management of complex health care situations.  Core and specialty courses for the DNP provide knowledge, skills and attributes essential for fully accountable practice in today's health care environment.  Emphasis is on innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands associated with the increasing complexity of the health care system, improving the safety and quality of patient care delivery, and influencing health care policy.

The MSN to DNP is for students who hold a Master's degree in Nursing with an advanced practice focus (clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife and nurse practitioner).  The DNP will include both full-time and part-time plans of study to meet the needs of working nurses.

Program of Study:  Students who already have a MSN degree are able to satisfy the requirements of the MSN to DNP curriculum upon completion of 36 credits that can be completed in 5 semesters of full-time study or 8 semesters of part-time study. 

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must follow a Program of Study approved by the Program Director or designee.
  • Students must receive a grade of "B" ("S" if applicable) or better on all courses within the program curriculum.
  • Students must meet specific progression, clinical and graduation requirements. See the DNP Program Guidebook, Graduate Student Handbook, General Academic Policies and FGCU Graduation Requirements.
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours of doctoral level course work.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in the DNP program.
  • Completion of all courses with a grade of "B" or higher, or "S" (Satisfactory) where applicable.
  • Completion of clinical practice requirements.
  • Completion of DNP Project requirements.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses in the Major (36 credits)

    NGR 6638 Advanced Health Promotion (3)
    NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Educ. (3)
    NGR 6872 Nursing Information Management (3)
    NGR 7769 Advanced Practice Management (3)
    NGR 7846 Biostatistics & Epidemiology (3)
    NGR 7856 Evidenced-Based Trans Research (3)
    NGR 7895 Health Policy (3)
    NGR 7899 Organization Syst. & Leadership (3)
    NGR 7949L DNP Clinical Practice (7)*
    NGR 7974 DNP Project (5)*

    *Credit hours are spread over varying semesters

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

Program Approval
The Music Therapy Program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association (8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring MD 20910, Phone: 301.589.3300 Fax: 301.589.5175). (http://www.musictherapy.org/)

The Bachelor of Music Therapy program prepares students for gainful employment as music therapists in service to special populations across gerontology, developmental disabilities, mental health, medicine, and rehabilitation. Upon degree completion, students are eligible to sit for the national examination in music therapy administered by the CBMT. Upon passing this examination, graduates receive the credential MT-BC. It also prepares students for graduate education in music therapy. Further, as accomplished musicians and having engaged with the health sciences, students completing this degree may also pursue graduate study in related disciplines.

General Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Limited Access: Submit a Bower School of Music and the Arts Supplemental Application by June 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.
  • A Performance Audition, Theory Placement Exam and Interview must be completed for acceptance consideration into the Music Therapy Limited Access Program.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

Additional Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete the following:

  • Enroll in a large ensemble (1 credit) every semester they are enrolled in an applied lesson.
  • A minimum of 127 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of College-Level Skills requirement.
  • Satisfaction of the foreign language entrance requirement.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Of the last 72 hours, a minimum of 33 hours must be at FGCU, including 12 credit hours in the major.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program(https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C or S is required for each course.

    FGCU Course: MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUT X111 or MUT X121

    FGCU Course: MUT 1112 Music Theory II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUT X112 or MUT X122

    FGCU Course: MUT 2116 Music Theory III (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUT X116 or MUT X126

    FGCU Course: MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUT X117 or MUT X127

    FGCU Courses: MUT 1241 Aural Skills (1) and MUT 1242 Aural Skills II (1) and MUT 2246 Aural Skills III (1) and MUT 2247 Aural Skills IV (1)
    Acceptable Substitutes: (MUT X241 and MUT X242 and MUT X246 and MUT X247) or (MUT X221 and MUT X222 and MUT X226 and MUTX227) or (MUT X271 and MUT X272 and MUT X276 and MUT X277)

    FGCU Course: Secondary Piano-Proficiency by Examination 
    Acceptable Substitute: (MVKX111 and MVKX112 and MVKX121 and MVKX122) 

    FGCU Course: MUN XXXX Ensemble (1 credit for 4 semesters) (4)
    Acceptable substitute: MUN XXXX

    FGCU Course: MVX XX1X Applied Music (2 credit for 2 semesters) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVX XX1X

    FGCU Course: MVX XX2X Applied Music (2 credit for 2 semesters) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVX XX2X


  3. Required Courses in the Major (54 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required for each course.

    MUG 3104 Introduction to Conducting (2)
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History I (3)
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History II (3)
    MUN 3000-4999 Ensemble (2) 1 credit for two semesters; prior approval required
    MUN 3000-4999 Ensemble (1 semester for 0 credit)(0)
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance, (0) six semesters
    MUS 1360 Intro to Music Technology (1)
    MUS 3953 Junior Recital (0)
    MUY 4934 Senior Capstone in Mus Therapy (3)
    MUY 1000 Introduction to Music Therapy (3)
    MUY 2103 Music Foundations (3)
    MUY 2203 Orientation to Practice (3)
    MUY 3101 Music Therapy Competencies (3)
    MUY 3503 Clinical Foundations (3)
    MUY 3942 Music Therapy Practicum I (2)
    MUY 3943 Music Therapy Practicum II (2)
    MUY 4102 Music Therapy Competencies II (3)
    MUY 4940 Music Therapy Internship (9)
    MUY 4941 Music Therapy Practicum III (2)
    MVS 1116 Class Guitar (1)
    MVV 1110 Class Voice (2)
    MVB, MVK, MVP, MVS, MVV, or MVW 3000-3999 Junior Applied Music (4) 2 credits for two semesters; prior approval required.

  4. Restricted Electives (9 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required for each course.

    Select 9 credits from the following with a minimum of 6 credits at the 3000-4999 level:

    BSC 1020C Human Systems (3)
    CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
    CCJ 1080 Intro to Forensic Studies (3)
    CLP 3140 Basic Psychopathy (3) (PR: PSY 2012)
    DEP 2004 Principles of Development (3) (PR: PSY 2012)
    EDF 2085 Intro to Diversity for Educ (3)
    EEX 4201 Young Children with Sp. Needs (3)
    GEY 3601 Aging and Human Performance (3) (PR: GEY 3001)
    HSC 3208 Health Education Foundations (3)
    HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3)
    HSC 3624 Global Health Systems & Issues (3)
    HSC 3661C Dynamics of Communication (3)
    HSC 4150 Impacts of Substance Abuse (3)
    HSC 4555 Disease, Impairment and Function (3)
    PCB 2336 Human Genetics (3)
    PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
    SOW 2130 Diversity Consciousness (3)
    SPC 3210 Theories of Human Communication (3)
    SPC 3331 Nonverbal Communications (3)
    SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    SYG 2010 Social Problems (3)
    SYG 2220 Intro to Gender Studies (3)
    SYG 2250 Multicultural Issues (3)

    Note: A minimum of 48 hours at the upper division (3000-4999) must be taken for the degree. Students who do not have prior upper division coursework may need to select upper division courses to satisfy this requirement.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 127-132 Hours

The Counseling Department offers a Transition to Mental Health Counseling Certificate for students who have a prior master's degree in community or school counseling.

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. An official transcript showing the award of a master's degree in counseling or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  3. An official transcript of all completed post-bachelor's coursework.
  4. Documentation of any counseling certification or license held in Florida or any other U.S. state, if applicable.
  5. Submission of a written statement of career goals including the understanding that internships are only offered during the day and during the fall and spring terms.
  6. Completion of the following courses or their equivalents:

MHS 6428 Cross-Cultural Counseling (3)
MHS 6700 Legal & Ethical Iss in Coun. (3)

NOTE:  Counseling Criminal Record Policy Statement:  All applicants are advised that in order to complete the program they must complete internships.  Most internship facilities do background checks and will not permit the placement of counselor interns with criminal records.  The department reserves the right to deny program admission to any applicant if it appears that applicant is unlikely to be able to complete the internship requirement due to a criminal record, thus inhibiting their ability to complete the program.

Deadline:  Applications for admission are considered on a continuing basis but applicants should consider that required courses may only be offered once per year and that internships are completed at the end of the program.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the certificate program in specific courses or approved substitutes.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all graduate courses used as prerequisites and in each required course.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework and Satisfactory (as appropriate) for all field experiences in the certificate program.

Specific Information

Required Courses (24 credits)
MHS 6021 Intro to Clin Mental Hlth Coun (3)
MHS 6070 Mental Disorders (3)
MHS 6445 Intro Relations/Fmaily Systems (3)
MHS 6450 Issues in Addictions and Abuse (3)
MHS 6466 Crisis/Trauma Counseling (3)
MHS 6470 Human Sexual Issues Counselor (3)
MHS 6883 Clinical Internship III (3)
MHS 6888 Intrn: Prof Dev Mental Hlth Cns (3)

Transfer or course substitutions may be considered on an individual basis.

At the completion of the program students apply to the Florida Department of Health directly for license or registered intern status.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 24 Hours

General Requirements

  1. Submission of FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours attempted accruing to the undergraduate degree.
  3. Graduation from a baccalaureate level program or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university documented by official transcripts.
  4. International applicants from countries where English is not the official language are required to submit official English proficiency test scores:  TOEFL exam (minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer based, or 79 internet based) or IELTS exam (minimum score of 6.5).

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the certificate program.
A grade of B or higher must be earned in all College of Education graduate courses used as prerequisites and each core course.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.

Specific Information

Required Courses (18 hours) choose any 6 of the following:
EDF 6481 Foundations in Edu Research (3)
EED 6215 AdvTheories&Prac in BehavDisor (3)
EEX 5752 Work w/Fam: Pluralistic Persp (3)
EEX 6025 Foundations in Special Educ (3)
EEX 6222 AdvPsychoEd Assess-Excep Stud (3)
EEX 6245 TransProg-Adol&Young Excep Stu (3)
EEX 6248 Instr Approaches for Excp Pops (3)
EEX 6612 Mgmt & Motiv Excep &at-RiskStud (3)
EEX 6732 Consult & Collab in Spec Ed (3)
EEX 6939 AdvSem: Paradigms, Prac & Pol (3)
ELD 6015 AdvTheo/Prac-Spec LearnDisab (3)
EMR 6052 AdvTheories&Prac-Intel Dis (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

The Post Masters Nurse Educator Certificate is for nurses who hold a Masters degree or Doctoral degree in Nursing and will prepare them for an academic nursing role. 

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. Master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Submission of official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
  4. Current and unrestricted registration as a registered nurse with eligibility for Florida RN Licensure.
  5. Completion of the following courses (or equivalent) taken within the past five years:
    • Graduate level Pathophysiology
    • Graduate level Health Assessment
    • Graduate level Pharmacology
    • Graduate level Nursing Research/Evidence-based Practice

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must complete 17 credit hours specified by the certificate program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all required courses.
  • Satisfactory completion of Professional Portfolio.

Specific Information

Required Courses
NGR 6701 Academic Role of Nurs Educator (3)
NGR 6710 Teach & Assess Strat for Nsg Ed (3)
NGR 6711L Adv Clin Pract for Nurse Educ (2)
NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Educ. (3)
NGR 6713 Design&Eval of Nurs Curricula (3)
NGR 6941L Nurse as Educator Practicum (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 17 Hours

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained for all coursework in the degree program.
  • Submit an application for graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • A maximum of 9 credits of course work, for courses equivalent to listed requirements or electives, may be transferred from other institutions or from pre-degree enrollment at FGCU. These are subject to approval of the Degree Program Coordinator.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses (12 credits)
    Successful completion of each course requires a grade of B or better.
    EVR 6322 Con App Sustainability (3)
    EVR 6825 Environ Program Evaluation (3)
    EVS 6941 Environmental Practicum I (3)
    EVS 6942 Environmental Practicum II (3)

  2. Restricted Electives (24 credits)
    Successful completion of each course requires a grade of B or better unless otherwise noted.

    Select one of the following:
    OCB 6635 Estuarine Ecology (3)
    PCB 6064C Advanced Ecology (3)

    Select 2 of the following:
    EVR 5925 Environmental Education (3)
    EVR 6237 Natural Resource Management (3)
    EVS 6937 Environmental Policy (3)
    URP 5316 Land-Use Planning (3)

    Select 3 credit hours of an additional graduate-level course in science:
    One course approved in advance by program leader that employs or exemplifies the scientific method and addresses some aspect of environmental science.  Possible courses include but are not limited to the following:
    EVR 5068C Microbial Ecology (3)
    EVR 5145 Ecotoxicology (3)
    GLY 5661C Conservation Paleobiology (3)
    OCB 6050 Biological Oceanography (3)
    OCG 6053 Coastal & Watershed Geol (3)
    PCB 5307C Limnology (3)

    Select 3 credit hours of an additional graduate-level course:
    One course approved in advance by the program leader that emphasizes needed skill for the intended career path.  Examples of such course topics include, but are not limited to: computer modeling, GIS technology, educational methods, statistics, data analysis, and economics.  Possible courses include but are not limited to the following:
    EVR 6045C Data Analysis Enviro Science (3)
    GIS 5306C Advanced GIS: Spatial Analysis (3)
    PAD 5933 Proposal Writing & Grant Administration (3)
    STA 5355 Appl Mathematical Statistics (3)

    Select 9 credit hours of additional graduate-level courses:
    Successful completion of each elective under this section requires a grade of C or better.

    Select 3 graduate courses (9 credit hours) as approved by the program leader.  The following common graduate electives applicable to the MA Environmental Studies program are grouped in areas of interest:

    Courses related to management:
    EVR 6877 Sustainability Human Systems (3)
    PAD 5142 Management of Non-profit Org (3)
    URP 5312 Growth Mgmt & Comp. Planning (3)

    Courses related to policy:
    EVR 6216 Sci Basis for Watr Qual Policy (3)
    PAD 5356 Environmental Policy & Ethics (3)
    PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)

    Courses related to education:
    EVR 5414 Interpreting the Environment (3)
    EVR 5925 Environmental Education (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 36 Hours

Upper level (3000-4999) courses taken to complete requirements in the BA Art or the Art Minor cannot also be used to fulfill requirements for the Art History Minor.

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete the following courses (9 credits)
ARH 2050 History of the Visual Arts (3)
ARH 2051 HIstory of the Visual Arts II (3)
Any course at the 1000-2999 level from the following prefixes: ART, ARH, GRA, PGY (3)

Complete three additional courses (9 credits) from the following:
Any course with an ARH prefix at the 3000-4999 level

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

The B.A. in Integrated Studies allows students to create individually-developed courses of study.  This program is ideal for students with a clear idea for a career path that requires coursework from a variety of disciplines.  The degree encourages students to develop a better understanding of the interrelationships among diverse ideas and academic subjects.  The major also offers students courses that do not fall under a traditional academic Department.  While providing flexibility in meeting individual student interests and learning goals, the Integrated Studies program blends existing and new experiences, information, and perspectives into the learner's total understanding of their world.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.
  • Have completed a minimum 30 credit hours prior to declaring this major.
  • Students may not pursue this major as Dual Major / Dual Degree or Second Baccalaureate degree.
  • Only one minor can be declared with this major.
  • The Interdisciplinary Studies Minor cannot be declared with this major.
  • The same course cannot be used for this major and any other minor that the student might declare.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar. 
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    None.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (6 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    IDS 4910 Integrated Core Senior Seminar (3)
  1. Restricted Electives in the Major (21 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    IDS 3302 Issues in Politics & Economics (3)
    IDS 3304 Issues in Ecology & Environ (3)
    IDS 3305 Issues in Media, Lit. & Arts (3)
    IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
    IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)

    Select 18 credits from at least three different discipline categories. Discipline categories and course prefixes associated with each category are listed below.  Courses used to satisfy general education requirements cannot be used to satisfy the 18 credits of disciplinary courses. Courses with the IDS prefix used to fulfill a prior category cannot be used to fulfill this category.

    African Studies: AFS
    American and African-American Studies: AFA, AMS
    Anthropology: ANT
    Art:  ARH, ART
    Asian Studies: ASN
    Biochemistry: BCH
    Biological Science: BOT, BSC, MCB, PCB, ZOO
    Business (maximum of 9 credits from this category):  ACG, BUL, TAX, ISM, CGS, ECO, ECP, ECS, FIN, GEB, MAN, ADV, MAR, SPM, ENT
    Chemistry: CHM, CHS
    Communications: COM
    Computer Science: CAP, CDA, CEN, CGS, CIS, CNT, COP, IDC
    Civil/Environmental Engineering:  CCE, CEG, CES, CGN, CWR, EES, ENV, TTE
    Criminal Justice: CCJ, CJC, CJD, CJE, CJJ, CJL, CJT, DSC
    Dance: DAA
    Education: EDE, EDF, EDG, EDM, EEC, EME, ESE, SCE, SSE
    Engineering, General: EGN, EGS
    English Language and Literature: AML, CRW, ENC, ENG, ENL, LIT
    Environmental Studies: EVR, EVS
    Foreign Language-American Sign Language: ASL, INT
    Foreign Language-Spanish: SPN, SPT, SPW
    Foreign Language-French: FRE, FRT, FRW
    Foreign Language-German: GER
    Geography: GEA, GEO, GIS
    Geology: ESC, GLY
    Graphic Arts: GRA
    Health Science, Gerontology, Interdisciplinary Health Science: GEY, HSA, HSC, IHS
    History: AFH, AMH, ASH, EUH, HIS, LAH, WOH
    Humanities: HUM    
    Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: ISS
    Interdisciplinary Studies and Honors: CST, GLS, IDH, IDS
    International and Comparative Policy Studies: CPS, INS   
    Mass Communication: ADV, FIL, JOU, MMC, PUR, RTV, VIC
    Mathematics: MAA, MAC, MAD, MAP, MAS, MAT, MGF, MHF, MTG
    Latin American Studies: LAS
    Music: MUC, MUE, MUG, MUH, MUL, MUN, MUO, MUS, MUT, MUY, MVB, MVK, MVP, MUS, MVV, MVW
    Philosophy: PHH, PHI, PHM, PHP
    Photography: PGY   
    Political Science: CPO, INR, POS, POT, PUP
    Physics: AST, PHY, PHZ, PSC
    Psychology: CBH, CLP, CYP, DEP, EAB, EXP, INP, PCO, PPE, PSB, PSY, SOP
    Religion: REL, RLG
    Sociology: DEM, SYA, SYD, SYG, SYO, SYP
    Social Work: SOW
    Speech Communication: SPC
    Statistics: STA
    Theatre Arts: THE, TPA, TPP
    Women’s Studies: WST
  1. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  2. Additional Electives – as needed to reach total credits required for the degree.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.S. in Forensic Science covers the areas of forensic chemistry, biochemistry, and criminal justice.  This rigorous science degree prepares graduates for positions such as criminalists in crime laboratories, research assistants in grant funded university research, and for entry into graduate programs in forensic science and medical schools.  Coursework integrates chemistry with forensic science and criminal justice including forensic chemistry, forensic biochemistry and forensic anthropology. The program provides opportunities for undergraduate research and internships at the University or at crime laboratories.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete all program milestones. The following actions occur when milestone are missed: first occurrence—warning and advising hold; second occurrence—advising hold and counseling regarding progression requirements; and third occurrence—counseling and change to a major outside of the Department of Chemistry and Physics or Department of Biology that is more appropriate to student goals and academic performance. Appeals are handled through the relevant department. The decision of the appeal committee is final. Program milestones include the following:

  • CHM 1045/L (or CHM 1045C) minimum grade of C completed one calendar year from admission as FTIC or 30 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 1046/L (or CHM 1046C) minimum grade of C completed by end of fifth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 60 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 2210/L (or CHM 2210C) minimum grade of C completed by end of seventh semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 75 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 2211/L (or CHM 2211C) minimum grade of C completed by end of eighth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 90 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 3120/L(or CHM 3120C) minimum grade of C completed by end of eighth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 90 credits earned, whichever is earlier.

Transfer students may declare the major after they have completed CHM 1045/L, CHM 1046/L, and CHM 2210/L with grades of C or better in each course. CHM 2211/L and CHM 3120/L must be completed with a grade of C or better within three semesters (including summer) of declaring the major.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must:
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

For CHM 1045/1045L, complete MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of C. For MAC 1105, complete MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of C.

For MAC 2311, complete MAC 1147 with a minimum grade of C. For MAC 1147, complete MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of C.  For MAC 1105, complete MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of C.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites 
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSC X010C

    FGCU Courses: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: (CHMX040 and CHMX041) or CHM045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Courses: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or CHMX046C

    FGCU Courses: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) and MAC 2312 Calculus II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: (MACX311 and MACX312) or (MACX253 and MACX254)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Courses: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) and CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: (CHMX210 and CHMX210L and CHM X211 and CHM X211L) or (CHMX210C and CHMX211C)

    FGCU Course:  PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes:  PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L) or PHY X053C or (PHYX053 and PHYX053L)

    FGCU Course: PHY 2049C General Physics w/Lab (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitutes: PHYX049C or (PHYX048 and PHYX049L) or PHY 2054C or (PHYx054 and PHYX054L)

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (43 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    ANT 2511C Into to Physical Anthropology (3)
    ANT 3520C Forensic Anthropology (3)
    BSC 1011 General Biology II (3)
    BSC 1011L General Biology II Lab (1)
    CCJ 1080 Intro Forensic Studies (3)
    CCJ 3670 Crime Scene Investigation (3)
    CCJ 4054 Ethics in the Crim Justice Sys. (3)
    CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry (3)
    CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis (3)
    CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1)
    CHM 4932 Chemistry Senior Seminar (3)
    CHS 4533C Forensic Biochemistry (3)
    CHS 4544C Forensic Chemistry (3)
    CJL 4133 Criminal Evidence (3)
    PCB 3063C Genetics (4)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    ANT 4525C Human Osteology (3)
    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    BCH 3025C Analytical Biochemistry (3)
    CHM 4080C Adv Environmental Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4174C Lasers in Physical Sciences (3)
    CHM 4220C Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4230C Practical NMR Spectroscopy (3)
    CHM 4300 Bio-Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4671 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4905 Dir Ind Study/Res in Chem (2)
    CHS 3941 Internship in Forensic Science (1-4)
    ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)
    MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)
    PCB 3023C Cell Biology (4)
    PCB 4522C Molecular Genetics (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Satisfactorily complete the appropriate Plan of Study. A Plan of Study is a set of courses and a thesis or project activity chosen and completed in a sequence that meets the needs and interests of the individual student and the degree requirements and other stipulations of the University and the College of Engineering. Prior to or immediately upon admission to the program, students should discuss their options with the graduate advisor. There is no requirement for master's students to be full time, nor is there an on-campus service requirement. The Plan of Study must be approved by the graduate advisor and the student's supervisory committee no later than the end of the student's first semester in the program, regardless of credits earned. After this time, modifications must be approved by the supervisory committee.
  • Comply with University graduate policies and regulations.
  • Satisfy the University's graduate degree requirements.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all coursework in the program.
  • Satisfy all degree requirements within seven (7) years from the time of admission to the program.
  • Apply for graduation by the deadline indicated in the University Calendar.
  • Provide two (2) signed, bound copies of the student's thesis or capstone project paper, one to the FGCU library and the other to the Engineering Graduate Program Director.
  • Each student must have a graduate committee composed of a minimum of three (3) individuals with at least one from approved engineering faculty.

Specific Information

  1. Required Courses (18-21 credits)
    Minimum grade of B in each course
    LAW 5072 Business Law for Engineers and Entrepreneurs (3) [FIU online]
    EGN 5455 Numerical Methods in Engineering (3) [FIU online]
    EGN 6344 Environmental Thermodynamics (3)
    EGN 6457 Research Methods (3)
    EGN 6730 Renewable Sustainable Systems (3)
    EGN 6941 Project (3)  or  EGN 6971 Thesis 1 (3) and EGN 6973 Thesis 2 (3)

  2. Restricted Electives (9-12 credits)*
    The following courses are grouped by area of emphasis.  Minimum grade of B in each course.

    Environmental Engineering
    CWR 6537 Contaminant Transport (3)
    CWR 6637 Surface Water Quality Modeling (3)
    ENV 6027 Bioremediation (3)
    ENV 6516 Advanced Treatment Systems (3)

    Renewable Energy Engineering
    EAS 6302 Direct Energy Conservation (3)
    EEL 6272 Smart Power Grids (3)
    EEL 6285 Sustainable Energy Sources (3)
    ETP 6515 Biofuels (3)

    *Note: Students who elect thesis will take 9 credits; students who elect project will take 12 credits.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 30 Hours

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.P.H.) degree is designed to prepare students for various careers in addressing the health and wellness needs of individuals, families, communities, and populations, at scales ranging from local to global (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, 2015). Public health includes aspects of epidemiology, environmental health, community health, emergency preparedness, health policy, health law, and health economics. Contemporary issues addressed by public health professionals include: disease prevention, natural disaster response, reducing health disparities, climate change and health, health education, tobacco cessation, diet and exercise promotion, and immunization campaigns, among many other population health-related activities.

The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates of the program for multiple pathways: employment as a public health professional; graduate study in areas such as public health, health services administration, allied health fields such as occupational physical therapy or physician assistant programs. Students are responsible for researching the admission requirements of specific graduate degree programs. Students may pursue the degree requirements on a full-time or part-time basis. Service learning experiences and a capstone project are components of the major program of study.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete appropriate milestones. Failure to meet milestone requirements may result in required major reselection. Refer to the program website or Student Guidebook for further information on milestones and progression standards.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all course work attempted at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course where indicated. A grade of C- does not satisfy the minimum grade requirement of C.
  • Complete at least 48 of the 120 credits in the upper division (3000 to 4999).
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service-learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/
  • Earn at least 25% of the coursework required for the degree and 30 of the last 60 hours at FGCU.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.



  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC 1085C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX093C or (BSCX093 and BSCX093L) or BSCX085C or (BSCX085 and BSCX085L) or ZOOX733C or (ZOOX733 and ZOOX733L) or ZOOX731C or (ZOOX731 and ZOOX731L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1086C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab II (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX094C or (BSCX094 and BSCX094L) or BSCX086C or (BSCX086 and BSCX086L)

    FGCU Course: PSY 2012 General Psychology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: PSY X012

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAXXXX or STAX023
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (48 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    HSA 3013 Mgmt for Non-Profit Agencies (3)
    HSA 3111 US Health Care Systems (3)
    HSA 3150 Health Care Policy in US (3)
    HSC 2577 Nutri Human Health & Wellness (3)
    HSC 3201 Healthy Communities (3)
    HSC 3202 Introduction to Public Health (3)
    HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3)
    HSC 3624 Global Health Systems & Issues (3)
    HSC 3661C Dynamics of Communication (3)\
    HSC 4241 Needs Assmt & Program Plan (3)
    HSC 4500 Epidemiology (3)
    HSC 4555 Disease, Impairment & Function (3)
    IHS 4504 Research Methods in HealthCare (3)
    PHC 3320 Environmental Health Science (3)
    PHC 4069 Biostatistics in Society (3)
    PHC 4912 Public Health Capstone (3)

  4. Restricted Electives (9 credits)
    Select three courses from the following.

    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    HSA 4170 Financial Mgt in Health Care (3)
    HSC 3133 Health and Human Sexuality (3)
    HSC 3208 Health Education Foundations (3)
    IHS 3203 Mgmt. & Leadership in Hlthcare (3)
    OTH 3417C Musculoskeletal Anatomy (3)
    OTH 3429C Neuroanatomy & Function (3)
    PHC 4024 Applied Epidemiology (3)
    PHC 4031 Emerging Infectious Diseases (3)
    PHC 4109 Public Health Biology (3)
    PHC 4140 GIS for Public Health (3)
    PHC 4250 Public Health Preparedness (3)
    PHC 4943 Public Health Internship (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

Our newest, the certificate in relationship and family counseling, is intended for persons who have a prior master's degree in counseling or a closely related practice field.  The certificate in relationship and family counseling will help you to add-on the requirements for licensure in marriage and family therapy if you are already academically prepared or licensed as a clinical mental health counselor.  If you are not licensed (e.g., you are certified as a school counselor), the certificate will help you gain valuable understanding and new skills to work with families, although will not lead to the LMFT without taking some additional courses in mental health counseling.

General Requirements

  • Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • An official transcript showig the award of a master's degree in counseling or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • An official transcript of all completed bachelor's and post-bachelor's coursework.
  • Documentation of any counseling certification or license held in Florida or any other US state, if applicable.
  • Submission of a written statement of career goals including the understanding that internships if offered are only offered during the fall and spring terms and may require daytime work hours.

    Note:  Counseling Criminal Record Policy Statement:  All applicants are advised that in order to complete the program they must complete internships.  Most internship facilities do background checks and will not prermit the placement of counselor interns with criminal records.  The department reserves the right to deny program admission to any applicant if it appears that applicant is unlikely to be able to complete the internship requirement due to a criminal record, thus inhibiting their ability to complete the program.

    Deadline:  Applications for admission are considered on a continuing basis but applicants should consider that required courses may only be offered once per year and that internships are completed at the end of the program.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the certificate program in specific courses or approved substitutes.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all graduate courses used as prerequisites and in each required course.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework and Satisfactory (as appropriate) for all field experiences in the certificate program.

Specific Information

MHS 6435 Fam Couns Theory & Techniques (3)
MHS 6446 Relationship/Marriage Counsel (3)
MHS 6445 Intro to Relations/Family Counsel (3)

At least one course from among the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program course inventory under advisement including:
MHS 6021 Intro to Clin Mental Hlth Coun (3)
MHS 6070 Mental Disorders (3)
MHS 6073 Building Resilience:Child/Adol (3)
MHS 6422 Play Therapy (3)
MHS 6450 Issues in Addictions and Abuse (3)
MHS 6466 Crisis/Trauma Counseling (3)
MHS 6470 Human Sexuality (3)
MHS 6807 Relationship/Fam Couns. Intern (1-3)

Transfer or course substitutions may be considered on an individual basis.

At the end of the program, students will have completed the necessary course requirements to become eligible for a Florida dual license that includes Marriage and Family Therapy.  For more information see http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/licensing/.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 12 Hours

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program provides students with the entry-level education to become PAs and practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers.  PA practice includes comprehensive patient care incorporating patient interviewing and history-taking, examination and evaluation, diagnosis, treatment plan development and implementation, patient follow-up, and patient education and counseling.  Upon graduation, students will be eligible for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Asistants (NCCPA).  Additional information is available at   https://www.fgcu.edu/mariebcollege/healthsciences/physicianassistantstudies-mpas.aspx.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Student’s must complete the Program of Study approved by the Program Director and student’s faculty advisor.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a “B” (80%) or higher on all courses within the program curriculum.
  • Complete the Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Test (PACKRAT).
  • Successfully complete MPAS summative examination.
  • Successfully complete MPAS Capstone project.
  • Comply with MPAS standards of conduct and guidelines for professional and ethical conduct.
  • Apply for graduation per University guidelines and timeline.
  • Meet all Florida Gulf Coast University Graduate Student requirements for graduation.
  • Completion of the MPAS degree is required for eligibility to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE).

Specific Information

PAS 6002 Medical Communications (2)
PAS 6005 Behavioral Medicine (2)
PAS 6010 Clinical Medicine I (4)
PAS 6012 Clinical Integration I (2)
PAS 6013 Evidence-based Medicine (2)
PAS 6017 Clinical Integration II (2)
PAS 6020 Clinical Medicine II (5)
PAS 6021 Public Health (1)
PAS 6022C Gross Anatomy (4)
PAS 6023 Pharmacology I (2)
PAS 6025 Human Physiology (3)
PAS 6026 Pharmacology II (2)
PAS 6030 Diagnostic & Laboratory Study (3)
PAS 6031C Clinical Skills I (3)
PAS 6032C Clinical Skills II (1)
PAS 6033 Clinical Medicine III (2)
PAS 6035 Medical Genetics (2)
PAS 6036C Physical Diagnosis I (2)
PAS 6037C Physical Diagnosis II (2)
PAS 6050 Intro to PA Practice (2)
PAS 6051 Legal & Ethical Issues (2)
PAS 6100 Internal Medicine I (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6101 Internal Medicine II (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6125 Behavioral Health (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6200 Surgery (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6300 Pediatrics (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6400 Primary Care I (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6401 Primary Care II (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6505 Women's Health (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6600 Emergency Medicine (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6935 Seminar (1 cr x 4 semesters) (4)
PAS 6940 Selective Rotation I (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6941 Selective Rotation II (Clinical Rotation) (3)
PAS 6942 Selective Rotation III (Clinical Rotation) (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 90 Hours

The Master of Science in Information Systems and Analytics (MS in ISA) program prepares students for leadership positions in which they can move beyond managing a business to improving it through information technology.  The program emphasizes the management of information systems and technologies, and their strategic use.  Technical topics such as IT infrastructure and enterprise systems integration are combined with business issues, including managerial skills and ethics.  The program welcomes students with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.

General Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.
  • Satisfy all degree requirements within 7 years from the time of admission to the program.
  • Maintain minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale throughout the program (see the Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • A student who receives three grades of "C" or lower is automatically suspended from the program (see Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • Students may transfer a maximum of six credit hours of approved graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution. All transfer courses must have been completed within the past six years with a grade of B or higher. The evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department. Refer to course waiver guidelines above.

Specific Information

  1. Information Systems core courses (15 credits)
    ISM 6121 Bus Proc Analysis & Innovation (3)
    ISM 6155 Enterprise Systems  (3)
    ISM 6316 Project Management (3)
    ISM 6488 Information Technology Strategy (3)
    ISM 6328 Information Security Management (3)

  2. Select one of the following concentrations:

    Informatics concentration (15 credits)
    ISM 6217 Data Management (3)
    ISM 6136 Big Data Analytics&Data Mining (3)
    ISM 6404 BI and Visualization Tools (3)
    ISM 6946 Practicum in Info Systems (3)
    QMB 6303 Business Analytics (3)

    Information Technology Management concentration (15 credits)
    ISM 6217 Data Management (3)
    ISM 6226 IT Infrastructures and Networks (3)
    ISM 6239 Web, Mobile, and Social Technolo (3)
    ISM 6509 IT Sourcing Management (3)
    ISM 6946 Practicum in Info Systems (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 30 Hours

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor. A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Courses taken to complete requirements in another minor cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the Professional Sales minor.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
MAR 3400 Professional Selling (3)
MAR 4403 Sales Force Management (3)
MAR 4860 Customer Relationship Management (3)
SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3) or SPC 1608 Effective Speaking (3)

Select one of the following:
MAR 4415 Advanced Professional Selling (3)
MAR 4946 Internship in Professional Sales (3)
SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Communication (3) or SPC 3301 Interpersonal Communication (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Studies educates tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders. Students will acquire a comprehensive set of skills that prepares them for working in small, family-owned companies or large, mature industries such as hospitality, banking, and healthcare. Several large, local businesses currently recruit entrepreneurship students because of the students’ propensity to take initiative and see opportunities where others see problems. Students in entrepreneurship classes regularly engage with both retired and active business owners. These one-on-one interactions make the learning environment more experiential and often lead to employment opportunities.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.
  • Students may not pursue this major as Dual Major / Dual Degree or Second Baccalaureate degree.
  • Only one minor can be declared with this major.
  • The same course cannot be used for this major and any other minor that the student might declare.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
2. Common Prerequisites
None

3. Required Courses in the Major (33 credits)
A minimum grade of C is required in each course.
ECO 2023 Princ of Micro Economics (3)
ENT 2000 Intro to Entrepreneurship (3) or ENT 2010 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
ENT 3004 Entrepreneurship & Creativity (3)
ENT 3114 New Venture Lab (Capstone) (3)
ENT 3204 New Venture Growth (3)
ENT 3273 Launching Your Business (3)
ENT 3422 New Venture Capital Management (3)
ENT 3503 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
ENT 3618 Technology and Innovation (3)
SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3) or SPC 1608 Effective Speaking (3)
STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)

4. Restricted Electives from the following: (9 credits) 
ART 3614 Digital Media Design II (3)
ART 3633 Web Design (3)
COM 3014 Communication and Gender (3)
COM 3120 Org Comm Behavior (3)
EVR 4872 Environmental Policy/Law (3)
FSS 3338C Introduction to F&B Management (3)
GRA 3193 Graphic Design II (3)
HFT 1000 Intro to Hospitality/Tourism (3)
HFT 3004 Resort & Hosp Leadership/Man (3)
HFT 3203 Spa Services and Treatments (3)
HFT 3204 Spa Operations & Management (3)
HFT 3221 Mgmt Resort Hosp Human Resourc (3)
HFT 3253 RHM Lodging Operations Man (3)
HFT 3573 R&H Marketing (3)
HFT 3757 Principles of Event Management (3)
IDS 3143 Issues in Science & Technology (3)
IDS 3332 Issues in Culture & Society (3)
INP 4004 Intro to Indus/Organiz Psych (3)
INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
PAD 3810 State & Local Public Admin (3)
POS 3250 Political Communication (3)
PSY 3205 Survey of Analytical Techniques (3)
PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations (3)
PUR 3100 Public Relations Writing (3)
SPC 3301 Interpersonal Communication (3)
SPC 3425 Group Communication (3)
SPC 3602 Advanced Public Speaking (3)
SYG 3011 Social Issues in Society (3)

5. University Requirements (3 credits)
IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

6. Additional Electives- as needed to reach total credits required for the degree.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript   must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Courses used to satisfy one category cannot be used to satisfy another category. A minimum of 12 credits must be at the 3000-4999 level.

Complete 9 hours from the following
ANT 4462 Medical Anthropology (3)
HSA 3111 U.S. Health Care Systems (3)
IHS 3112 Legal & Ethical Princ of HC (3)
LIT 4208 Lit and Crit of the Body (3)
PHI 3456 Phil of Health and Illness (3)
PUP 4603 Politics & Policy in Medicine (3)
SYO 3400 Medical Sociology (3)
WOH 4235 Epidemics in World History (3)
 

Complete 6 hours from at least two different discipline categories below:

Anthropology
ANT 3520C Forensic Anthropology (3)
ANT 4462 Medical Anthropology (3)

Biology and Chemistry
BSC 1020C Human Systems (3)
BSC 2026 Biology of Human Sexuality (3)
PCB 2336 Human Genetics (3)

English
ENL 4295 Literature of the Plague (3)
LIT 4208 Lit and Crit of the Body (3)

Health Science
HSA 3111 U.S. Health Care Systems (3)
IHS 3112 Legal & Ethical Princ of HC (3)

History
WOH 4235 Epidemics in World History (3)

Justice Studies
CCJ 3653 Drugs, Alcohol, & Crime (3)

Philosophy
PHI 3456 Phil of Health and Illness (3)
PHI 3670 Ethics in Theory and Practice (3)
PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)

Political Science
PUP 4603 Politics & Policy in Medicine (3)

Psychology
CLP 3140 Basic Psychopathology
CLP 4143 Abnormal Psychology
CLP 4314 Health Psychology

Sociology
SYO 3400 Medical Sociology (3)
SYP 4731 Aging, Self, and Society (3)
SYP 4741 Soc. Org. of Death & Dying (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours

The post-baccalaureate Teacher Credential Certificate program is designed for students with baccalaureate degrees in fields other than education, and who seek to meet the licensure/certification requirements for a Florida Educator's Certificate.  Individuals completing the program meet all of the coursework requirements specified on a Florida Statement of Eligibility for educator certification.  Teaching practicum and Florida Teacher Certification Exam requirements are not addressed in the program, and must be completed prior to applying for a Professional Educator's Certificate from the Florida Department of Education.

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to the established deadline.
  2. Graduation from a baccalaureate-level program from an accredited college or university documented by official transcripts.
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours attempted accruing to the undergraduate degree.
  4. International applicants from countries where English is not the official language, are required to submit official English proficiency scores:  TOEFL exam (minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet based) or IELTS exam (minimum score of 6.5).

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the certificate program.
A grade of B or higher must be earned in all College of Education courses.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.

Specific Information

Required Courses (12 credits)
EDF 3253 Learning Mgmt Inclusive Class (3)
EDF 4470 Classroom Assessment (3)
RED 4344 Methods of Teaching Reading (3)
TSL 4340 Methods, Cur, and Instr Effect (3)

Restricted Electives (6 credits)
One of the following:
EDG 3323 Professional Teaching Practice (3)
MAE 4152 Math Methods 6-12 (3)
SCE 4330 Science Methods 6-12 (3)
SSE 4153 Social Science Methods 6-12 (3)
One of the following:
EDF 3132 Adolescent Growth & Dev (3)*
EDF 4112 Child Growth and Development (3)**

*6-12 Teaching focus
** Pre K-6 Teaching focus

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours

The B.S. in Chemistry is a rigorous program that provides students with the opportunity to study matter, the physical material of the universe, and apply knowledge acquired in high-level chemistry courses, laboratory experiences to enhance the quality of life. The program requires undergraduate research, hands-on activities, and the development of students’ scientific writing skills. Graduates will be prepared for professional study in medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy schools; graduate studies in chemistry at the master’s or doctoral level; and employment as chemists or physical scientists in industrial, academic or governmental industries.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

For timely degree completion, students must complete all program milestones. The following actions occur when milestone are missed: first occurrence—warning and advising hold; second occurrence—advising hold and counseling regarding progression requirements; and third occurrence—counseling and change to a major outside of the Department of Chemistry and Physics or Department of Biology that is more appropriate to student goals and academic performance. Appeals are handled through the relevant department. The decision of the appeal committee is final. Program milestones include the following:

  • CHM 1045/L (or CHM 1045C) minimum grade of C completed one calendar year from admission as FTIC or 30 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 1046/L (or CHM 1046C) minimum grade of C completed by end of fifth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 60 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 2210/L (or CHM 2210C) minimum grade of C completed by end of seventh semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 75 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • PHY 2048C minimum grade of C completed by end of seventh semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 75 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 2211/L (or CHM 2211C) minimum grade of C completed by end of eighth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 90 credits earned, whichever is earlier.
  • CHM 3120/L(or CHM 3120C) minimum grade of C completed by end of eighth semester (including summers) from admission as FTIC or 90 credits earned, whichever is earlier.

Transfer students may declare the major after they have completed CHM 1045/L, CHM 1046/L, CHM 2210/L and PHY 2048C with grades of C or better in each course. CHM 2211/L and CHM 3120/L must be completed with a grade of C or better within three semesters (including summer) of declaring the major.

  • In addition to the program requirements, students must:
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Courses: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
    Acceptable Substitutes: (CHMX040 and CHMX041) or CHM045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Courses: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
    Acceptable Substitutes: (CHMX046 and CHMX046L) or CHMX046C

    FGCU Courses: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) and MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: (MACX311 and MACX312) or (MACX253 and MACX254)
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Courses: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) and CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
    Acceptable Substitutes: (CHMX210 and CHMX210L and CHM X211 and CHM X211L) or (CHMX210C and CHMX211C)

    FGCU Course:  PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4)
    Acceptable Substitutes:  PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L)

    FGCU Course: PHY 2049C General Physics w/Lab II (4)
    Acceptable Substitutes: PHYX049C or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (37 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry (3)
    CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    CHM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (3)
    CHM 3410L Physical Chemistry I Lab (1)
    CHM 3411 Physical Chemistry II (3)
    CHM 3411L Physical Chemistry II Lab (1)
    CHM 3610 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 3610L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis (3)
    CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1)
    CHM 4910C Senior Project in Chemistry (2)
    CHM 4912C Senior Thesis/Pres. Chemistry (2)
    CHM 4931 Senior Capstone in Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4932 Chemistry Senior Seminar (3)
    MAC 2313 Calculus III (4)
  1. Restricted Electives in the Major  (minimum of 12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    BCH 3025C Analytical Biochemistry (3))
    CHM 3940 Internship in Chemistry (0-4)*
    CHM 4080C Adv. Environmental Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4174C Lasers in Physical Sciences (3)
    CHM 4220C Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4230C Practical NMR Spectroscopy (3)
    CHM 4300 Bio-Organic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4431 Statistical Thermodynamics (3)
    CHM 4512 Computational Modeling (3)
    CHM 4671 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4714C Materials Chemistry (3)
    CHM 4930 Special Topics in Chemistry (2-4)
    CHS 4533C Forensic Biochemistry (3)
    CHS 4544C Forensic Chemistry (3)
    ISC 3120C Scientific Process (3)

    *A maximum number of 4 credits combined from this course can be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

  2. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  3. Additional Electives – as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.A. in Music will provide a solid foundation in post-secondary musicianship, including intensive study in music theory, aural skills, instrumental skills, and music history. Multiple career paths in music are accessible following the completion of the Music major, including music business, marketing, arts management, entertainment, pedagogy, and arts-based non-profit human service opportunities. Students will be prepared to  continue with graduate studies in music with a professional emphasis including musicology, ethnomusicology, music theorist, and music composition.  Students will be enabled to study music while preparing for careers in other areas including professions that are credentialed at the graduate level such as law, medical sciences, public or private sector administration, higher education, or human services associated with various types of therapy (speech, occupational, and physical therapy), as well as counseling and clinical psychology.

General Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • *Limited Access: Submit a Bower School of Music Supplemental Application by June 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.
  • Audition on the student's primary instrument or voice, sight read, and take the music theory placement test.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

    *This means that students apply and are initially accepted into the University as a pre-music major student. A supplemental application and subsequent audition for acceptance into the music major are also required. Not all students who audition and meet the selection criteria are admitted into the limited access major. The selection process is very competitive and space is limited in each admission class.

    NOTE: Students admitted to the Bower School of Music are eligible to apply for a Music Scholarship. The Music Scholarships are awarded to assist individual students to obtain an education and to help create an institutional musical environment conducive to the musical growth of all students and the enhancement of the campus cultural environment. The Music Scholarship recipient must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.5 and have no grades of “F” in any class (unless later replaced by a grade of “C” or better). Also she/he must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in music classes at FGCU and have no grades lower than “C” in any music class (unless later replaced by a grade of “C” or better), and demonstrate continuing progress in the principal performing medium as exhibited through applied lessons, ensemble performance, recital appearances, and jury examinations.

Additional Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete the following:

  • Enroll in a large ensemble (1 credit) every semester they are enrolled in an applied lesson.
  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 credits must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of College-Level Skills, and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Of the last 60 credits, a minimum of 30 credits must be at FGCU, including 12 credits in MUx or MVx.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits with a prefix of MUN (1 credit per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUNXXXX

    FGCU Course: MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX111 or MUTX121

    FGCU Course: MUT 1112 Music Theory II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX112 or MUTX122

    FGCU Course: MUT 2116 Music Theory III (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX116 or MUTX126

    FGCU Course: MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MUTX117 or MUTX127

    FGCU Course: (MUT 1241 Aural Skills I (1) and MUT 1242 Aural Skills II (1) and MUT 2246 Aural Skills III (1) and MUT 2247 Aural Skills IV (1))
    Acceptable Substitute: [(MUTX241 and MUTX242 and MUTX246 and MUTX247) or (MUTX221 and MUTX222 and MUTX226 and MUTX227) or (MUTX271 and MUTX272 and MUTX276 and MUTX277)]

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits of Freshman Applied Music (2 credits per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVxXX1X

    FGCU Course: Choose 4 credits of Sophomore Applied Music (2 credits per semester) (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MVxXX2X

    FGCU Course: Secondary Piano-Proficiency by Examination
    Acceptable Substitute: (MVKX111 and MVKX112 and MVKX121 and MVKX122) or (MVKX111r and MVKX111r and MVKX121r and MVKX121r and MVKX211 and MVKX221) as needed to achieve piano proficiency.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (23 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History I (3)
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History II (3)
    MUN 3xxx Ensemble (1 cr x 4 sem) (4)
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance (0 cr x 6 semesters) (0)
    MUS 1360 Intro to Music Technology (1)
    MUS 4920 Senior Capstone in Music (3)
    MUT 3611 Form and Analysis (2)
    MVx 3xxx Junior Applied Music (2 cr x 2 semesters) (4)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (33 credits)
    A minimum grade of C or S is required in each course.

    Complete one of the following:
    MUN 3453 Piano Ensemble (1)
    MUN 3463 Instrumental Chamber Music (1)
    MUO 3503 Opera/Musical Theater Workshop (1)

    Complete an additional 6 credits of any music courses (1000-4999) in prefixes MUx or MVx

    Complete an additional 22 credits of upper-level courses (3000-4999) in prefixes other than MUx and MVx

    Complete an additional 4 credits of any courses (1000-4999) in prefixes other than MUx or MVx
  1. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  2. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to evaluate, advise, and treat patients of any type and of all ages.  Students learn how to help these individuals avoid injury, recover, and return to participation.  During the program, students also complete a series of clinical experiences.  These experiences may be associated with FGCU intercollegiate athletic programs, professional athletic programs, local sports medicine clinics, and local high school athletic programs.  Graduates of the FGCU Master of Science in Athletic Training Program are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a BOC certified athletic trainer.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Comply with University graduate policies and regulations.
  • Satisfy the University’s graduate degree requirements.
  • Complete the appropriate Plan of Study.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all coursework in the program.
  • Satisfy all degree requirements within seven (7) years from the time of admission to the program.
  • Apply for graduation by the deadline indicated in the University Calendar.
  • Follow the guidelines for submission of thesis materials through ProQuest. Refer to Office of Research and Graduate Studies website. 

Specific Information

Required Courses (58 credits)
Minimum grade of B in each course.
ATR 6105C Intro to Athletic Training (4)
ATR 6136 Kinesiology and Pathomechanics (3)
ATR 6136L Kinesiology and Patho Lab (2)
ATR 6217C Athletic Training Practice I (4)
ATR 6218C Athletic Training Practice II (4)
ATR 6303C Therapeutic Interventions (4)
ATR 6320 Bioenergetics (3)
ATR 6345C Prevention and Wellness (3)
ATR 6435C General Medical Conditions (3)
ATR 6450 Psychosocial Strategies (3)
ATR 6501 Leadership Athletic Training (3)
ATR 6516 Management Strategies (3)
ATR 6612 Evidence Based Medicine (3)
ATR 6617 Research Methods (2)
ATR 6618 Independent Research I (3)
ATR 6619 Independent Research II (2)
ATR 6815 Clinical Practice I (1)
ATR 6825 Clinical Practice II (1)
ATR 6835 Clinical Practice III (1)
ATR 6845 Clinical Practice IV (3)
ATR 6855 Clinical Practice V (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 58 Hours

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a Lutgert College of Business advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a Lutgert College of Business advisor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Specific Information

  • AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Mgmt (3)
  • AEB 3144 Agribusiness Finance (3)
  • AEB 3300 Agribusiness Marketing (3)
  • AEB 3350 Agribusiness Supply Chain Mgmt (3)

And one of the following (3 credits):

  • AEB 3943 Agribusiness Internship (3)
  • AEB 3951 Project in Agribusiness (3)

And one of the following (3 credits):

  • AEB 2004 Intro Sustainable Agribusiness (3)
  • AEB 2104 Economics of Agriculture (3)
  • AEB 3933 Special Topics in Agribusiness (3)
  • ECP 3302 Economics of the Environment (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit toward requirements in the student's degree program.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate will allow professionals and those interested in starting their own business to receive experiential training applicable to entrepreneurship and running a start-up company.  The four course graduate certificate program will guide students in a hands on approach towards the goal of developing entreprenruial business ideas into logical business models, validating the hypotheses underlying those business models, launching the business via "Lean Launch" philosophies, and managing the business as it navigates initial growth away from the start-up phase.  The certificate program of study is applicable for graduates from any undergraduate or graduate degree program.

The program requires the completion of 12 credit hours of courses, all 12 of which are required courses.  Required courses address a range of entrepreneurial topics and skills including: hands-on learning as an entrepreneur starting a business; methods to assess the industry, customers, and competitors of a new business; business models; lean start-up ideas, opportunity identification; management; human resources; creativity; problem solving; and ideas related to how to finance a new venture.  The intention is for students completing the certificate to be in one of three categories: 1) owning and operating a new business, 2) prepared to start a new business, or 3) highly effective as an employee to existing or future employers that value an employee skilled in creativity, problem solving, and management of highly competitive businesses.

General Requirements

  • Earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Provide an official copy of all academic transcripts.
  • International students must have a satisfactory score on the TOEFL exam (minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based for international students from countries where English is not the primary language.
  • Prior to admission to a graduate program, students may complete a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate level courses on a non-degree seeking basis.

Applicants may apply for either Fall, Spring, or Summer admission.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Earn a minimum of 12 credit hours with minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all course work attempted at FGCU.
  • Earn a grade of C or above in all required courses.  A grade of C- does not satisfy the requirement of a minimum grade of C.  Only one grade of C is allowed.

Specific Information

Required Courses:

ENT 6248 Lead and Promote New Venture (3)
ENT 6415 New Venture Capital (3)
ENT 6441 New Venture Launch (3)
ENT 6628 Technology and New Launch (3) 

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 12 Hours

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is designed to prepare graduates with the advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills to improve health care outcomes and to provide evidence-based nursing across diverse health care settings and systems.  The curriculum focuses on providing nurses with the solid science foundation needed to enhance critical reasoning judgement in the management of complex health care situations.  Core and specialty courses provide knowledge, skills and attributes essential for fully accountable practice in today's health care enviornment.  Emphasis is on innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands associated with the increasing complexity of the health care system, improving the safety and quality of patient care delivery, and influencing health care policy.

The curriculum for the MSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major is for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who hold a master of science in nursing degree.  Students may satisfy the requirements of the MSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major curriculum upon completion of 37 credit hours over 6 semesters (24 months) of part-time study.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students admitted to the MSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major must meet major-specific progression, clinical practice, DNP Project, and graduation requirements.  See the DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Guidebook, Graduate Student Handbook, General Graduate Academic Policies, and FGCU Graduation Requirements.

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 37 credit hours of doctoral level course work.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in the DNP program.
  • Completion of all courses with a grade of "B" or higher, or"S" (Satisfactory) where applicable.
  • Completion of DNP Clinical Practice requirements.
  • Completion of DNP Project Requirements.
  • Students must follow a Program of Study approved by the Program Director or designee.

Specific Information

NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Educ. (3)
NGR 6872 Nursing Information Management (3)
NGR 7846 Biostatistics & Epidemiology (3)
NGR 7856 Evidenced-Based Trans Research (3)
NGR 7895 Health Policy (3)
NGR 7899 Organization System & Leadership (3)
NGR 7949L DNP Clinical Practice (4 total)*
NGR 7974 DNP Project (6 total)*
NGR 7473 Regional Anesthesia/Pain Mgmt (3)
NGR 7492 Prof Role-Nurse Anesthetist (3)
NGR 7891 Fin & Mgmt-Anesthesia Practice (3)

*Credit hours are spread over varying semesters

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 37 Hours

The Department of Social Work offers a Medical Social Work certificate for students who have a prior Master's degree in social work and are seeking to increase their knowledge in the field of medical social work.

General Requirements

  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. An Official transcript showing the award of a master's degree in social work from an academic institution accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
  3. An official transcript of all completed post-bachelor's coursework.
  4. Submission of a written statement of career goals as related to the field of medical social work.

Deadline:  Applications for admission are considered on a continuing basis.  Applicants should consider that required and elective courses may only be offered once per year.  Tutition is required for all coursework.

For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas P. Felke at (239) 590-7841

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the certificate program.  A grade of 'B' or higher must be earned in all required and elective courses taken for completion of the certificate program.

Specific Information

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • SOW 6603 Medical Social Work (3)
  • SOW 6678 Loss & Bereavement (3)
  • SOW 6696 Trauma-Informed Care (3)

Transfer or other course substitutions may be considered on an individual basis.

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Students may choose one social work elective course from either the list provided below or from the existing social work elective course inventory with the approval of the MSW Program Coordinator.

  • SOW 6624 SW Practice with Latinos/as (3)
  • SOW 6644 Issues in Aging (3)
  • SOW 6675 Vulnerable Populations (3)
  • SOW 6710 Chemical Dependency (3)
  • SOW 6786 Human Trafficking (3)

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 12 Hours

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is designed to prepare graduates with the advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills to improve health care outcomes and to provide evidence-based nursing across diverse health care settings and systems.  The curriculum focuses on providing nurses with the solid science foundation needed to enhance critical reasoning judgement in the management of complex health care situations.  Core and specialty courses provide knowledge skills and attributes essential for fully accountable practice in today's health care environment.  Emphasis is on innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands associated with the increasing complexity of the health care system, improving the safety and quality of patient care delivery, and influencing health care policy.

The curriculum for the post-baccalaureate entry level BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major consists of 112 credit hours that are completed over 9 semesters of continuous full-time study.  Graduates of the BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major are eligible to seek national certification as a Certified Registerd Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

General Requirements

See program website listed above.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students admitted to the BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major must meet major-specific progression, clinical practice, DNP project, and graduation requirements.  See the DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Guidebook, Graduate Student Handbook, General Graduate Academic Policies, and FGCU Graduation Requirements.

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 112 credit hours of doctoral level course work
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in the DNP program.
  • Completion of all courses with a grade of "B" or higher, or "S" (Satisfactory) where applicable.
  • Completion of BSN to DNP Clinical Practicum requirements.
  • Completion of DNP Project requirements.
  • Students must remain continuously enrolled full-time in the sequential Program of Study.
  • Successful completion of all BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology courses in any given semester serves as a prerequisite for progression to the following semester.
  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.

Specific Information

NGR 5431L Clinical Practicum I (1)
NGR 5432L Clinical Practicum II (4)
NGR 5433L Clinical Practicum III (6)
NGR 5434L Clinical Practicum IV (6)
NGR 5435L Clinical Practicum V (6)
NGR 5436L Clinical Practicum VI (6)
NGR 5437L Clinical Practicum VII (6)
NGR 6002 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
NGR 6002L Adv Health Assessment Practice (1)
NGR 6140 Adv Physio/Pathophysiology I (4)
NGR 6144 Adv Physio/Pathophysiology II (4)
NGR 6400 Chem & Physics for Anesthesia (3)
NGR 6405 Adv Princ of Anesthesia II (4)
NGR 6420 Basic Principles of Anesthesia (4)
NGR 6421 Adv Princ of Anesthesia I (4)
NGR 6460 Adv Pharmacology I (4)
NGR 6461 Adv Pharmacology II (4)
NGR 6491 Synthesis Seminar (3)
NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Educ. (3)
NGR 6811 Adv Nursing Research (3)
NGR 6872 Nursing Information Management (3)
NGR 6949 Clinical Correlation Conference (3)
NGR 7473 Regional Anesthesia/Pain Mgmt (3)
NGR 7492 Prof Role-Nurse Anesthetist (3)
NGR 7846 Biostatistics & Epidemiology (3)
NGR 7856 Evidenced-Based Trans Research (3)
NGR 7895 Health Policy (3)
NGR 7891 Fin & Mgmt-Anesthesia Practice (3)
NGR 7899 Organization Syst & Leadship (3)
NGR 7974 DNP Project (6 total)*

*Credit hours are spread over varying semesters

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 112 Hours

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete two courses of the following (6 hours):

  • SYD 3730 The African-American Experience (3)*
  • SYD 3770 Race and Culture (3)*
  • SYD 3771 White Racism (3)*
  • SYO 3530 Social Stratification (3)*
  • SYP 3774 Racism and Law Enforcement  (3)*

Complete one course of the following (3 hours):

  • AMH 3571 African-American History to 1865 (3)*
  • AMH 3572 African-American History Since 1865 (3)*
  • AMH 3580 American Indian History (3)*

Complete two courses of the following (6 hours):

  • AMH 3530 U.S. Immigration History (3)
  • AFH 3257 The Third World (3)
  • AMH 3571 African-Amer History to 1865 (3)*
  • AMH 3572 African-Amer History Since 1865 (3)*
  • AMH 3580 American Indian History (3)*
  • AML 3630 Latino Literature and Culture (3)
  • AML 3682 American Ethnic Literature (3)
  • AML 4604 Seminar in African-Amer Lit (3)
  • AML 4703 The Immigrant Exp in Lit of U.S. (3)
  • ANT 2211 Peoples of the World (3)
  • ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • ANT 3586C Human Evolution (3)
  • ANT 4462 Medical Anthropology (3)
  • ASN 2005 Intro to Asian Studies (3)
  • EUH 3241 The Holocaust (3)
  • EUH 4682 Modern Jewish History  (3)
  • LAH 2020 Intro Latin American History  (3)
  • LAH 3470 History of the Caribbean (3)
  • LAH 3724 Race in Latin America (3)
  • LAS 2000 Intro to Latin American Studies (3)
  • SPC 3721 Interracial/Intercultural Comm (3)
  • SPC 3722 Critical Race Theory in Comm (3)
  • SYD 3771 White Racism (3)*
  • SYD 3730 The African-Amer Experience (3)*
  • SYD 3770 Race and Culture (3)*
  • SYO 3530 Social Stratification (3)*
  • SYP 3774 Racism and Law Enforcement  (3)*

*Courses used to satisfy one category cannot be used to satisfy another category.

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours

Construction management incorporates planning, coordinating and building skills to take a project from conception to completion. Construction Managers coordinate activities and work with a wide variety of professionals including architects, engineers, financial experts, suppliers and the public stakeholders. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (B.S.C.M.) emphasizes public and private, commercial and residential construction with a focus on sustainable construction methods. This program employs a team-based interdisciplinary learning philosophy. This approach provides students with knowledge for leadership in sustaining our world and with the critical thinking skills required for effective and innovative practice with particular emphasis on technologies needed to solve problems and deliver successful construction projects.

The Construction Management program in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University will produce graduates who:

  • Pursue lifelong learning through continuing education and/or advanced degrees in construction management or related fields,
  • Progress to professional certification, and/or licensure.
  • Continue to develop professionally through participation in professional organizations and/or participation in professional development activities in the industry.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Students admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University as a degree seeking student in good academic standing may declare a major in construction management. All construction management majors must satisfy the academic milestones as described in the student guidebook. Refer to the Construction Management (B.S.C.M.) Student Guidebook for further information on milestones.

In addition to the program requirements, students must complete:

  • A minimum of 123 credits.
  • At least 48 of the 123 credits at the upper division (3000 and higher) level.
  • A minimum of 32 of the last 60 credits to be taken at FGCU, including 12 credits in the major. Also, BCN 4787 Const Capstone must be taken at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement. (www.fgcu.edu/connect/ )
  • Satisfaction of the Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/) To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2.  Common Program Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX024 or ACGX001

    FGCU Course: BCN 1210C Construction Materials (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BCNX210

    FGCU Course: BCN 1251C Construction Drawing (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BCNX251

    FGCU Course: BCN 1930 Construction Seminar (1) Minimum grade of C 
    Acceptable Substitute: BCNX930

    FGCU Course: BCN 2405C Construction Mechanics (3) Minimum grade of C 
    Acceptable Substitute: BCNX405C

    FGCU Course: BUL 3130 Legal and Ethical Enviro of Bus (3) Minimum grade of C 
    Acceptable Substitute: BULX320 or BULX241or BULX310

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C 
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013 or ECOX023

    FGCU Course: GLY 2030C Environmental Geology (3) Minimum grade of C 
    Acceptable Substitute: GLYX030C or (GLYX010 and GLYX010L) or GLY X010C

    FGCU Course: MAC 1147* Precalculus (4) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX147

    FGCU Course: PHY 2053C* College Physics w/Lab I (4) Minimum grade of C 
    Acceptable Substitute: (PHYX053 and PHYX053L) or (PHYX053 and PHYX048L) or PHYX053C

    FGCU Course: SPC 1608 Effective Speaking (3) Minimum grade of C 
    Acceptable Substitute: SPCX608 or COMX000

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C 
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023

  3. Required Courses in the Major (57 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.
    BCN 3218C Construction Materials II (3)
    BCN 3240C Construction Methods and Equip (3)
    BCN 3255 Graphic Communication in Const (3)
    BCN 3431C Structures for Const (3)
    BCN 3521C Electrical Systems (3)
    BCN 3590 Sustainable Approach to Const (3)
    BCN 3611C Construction Estimating I (3)
    BCN 4252 Building Information Modeling (3)
    BCN 4423C Temporary Structures (3)
    BCN 4510C Mechanical Systems (3)
    BCN 4594 Building Energy Modeling (3)
    BCN 4612C Estimating II (3)
    BCN 4709C Const Project Management (3)
    BCN 4720 Const Planning and Control (3)
    BCN 4730 Construction Safety Health&Env (3)
    BCN 4740 Construction Law & Contracts (3)
    BCN 4753C Construction Finance (3)
    BCN 4787 Const Capstone (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (3 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.
    BCN 4095C Sustainable Systems Builders (3)
    BCN 4935 Special Topics in Const (3)
    BCN 4949 Internship in Const (3)
    BCN 3385 Sustainable Design for Const (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives -as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 123 Hours

The Supply Chain Management Bachelors of Science degree program will develop human potential in the field to World-Class levels, to meet the needs of our students and society, on a local, regional, national and international level.  Under the umbrella of Supply Chain Management resides occupations in the functional arenas of operation management, procurement and strategic sourcing, and logistics management.  The SCM program curriculum emphasizes a balanced and holistic approach to integrated supply chain management.  Students graduating in this major will have a competitive advantage seeking employment due to the depth of the core knowledge requirements in the areas of purchasing, strategic sourcing, logistics, transportation, global supply chain management, operations excellence, analytics, enterprise resource planning and team building.  Our program will distinguish itself locally, nationally, and internationally, with the inclusion of core knowledge regarding ethical decision-making and sustainability in the field of supply chain management.  Ethics and sustainability are growing in importance to leading-edge firms as they execute global sourcing strategies within the auspices of Social Responsibility. 

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:

  • MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission. 
  • Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission

For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:

  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission

Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information.  Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives/concentration.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/ .
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    Some common prerequisite courses require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Accounting (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Accounting (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software & Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: BULX131 or CGSX092 or CGSX100 or CGSX570  or CGSX531 or GEBX350 or MANX440 or PHIX600

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Princ of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Princ of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus I (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233 or MACX281 or  MACX311
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ESIX213 or STAX023 or STAX024 or STAX032 or STAX037 or STAX122 or QMBX100

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Enviro of Bus (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Thinking for Business (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (27 credits)
    MAN 3046 Team & Group Processes (3)
    QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)
    SCM 3142 Purchasing and Supply Chain Mgt (3)
    SCM 3162 Operations Excellence (3)
    SCM 3202 Logistics Management (3)
    SCM 4143 Global Supply Chain Mgmt (3)
    SCM 4212 Global Sourcing Strategy (3)
    SCM 4941 Internship in Supply Chain (3) or SCM 4940 Industry Project (3)
    TRA 4232 Transportation Mgt & Analytics (3)

  5. RestrictedElectives (3 credits)
    Select one of the following:
    ISM 4094 Enterprise Systems (3)
    ISM 4332 Project Management (3)
    SCM 4441 Supply Chain Innovations (3)

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C
[Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CHMX046C

FGCU Course: GLY 1010C Physical Geology (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Course: GLYX000C or (GLY X000 and GLYX000L) of GLYX010Ca

FGCU Course: GLY 2100C Historical Geology (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Course: GLYX100C

FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 
[For MAC 2311 Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

FGCU Course: *PHY 2053C College Physics I w/Lab (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: PHYX053C or  PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L)
[Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

FGCU Course: *PHY 2054C College Physics II w/Lab (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: PHYX054C or PHYX049C or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L)

FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: STAX023

  1. Required Courses in the Major (30 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    GLY 2030C Environmental Geology (3)
    GLY 3202C Mineralogy & Petrology (3)
    GLY 3603C Geobiology (3)
    GLY 3820C Introduction to Hydrology (3)
    GLY 4071C Paleoclimatology (3)
    GLY 4074C Meteorology & Climatology (3)
    GLY 4400C Structural Geology (3)
    GLY 4700C Coastal & Watershed Geology (3)
    GLY 4892 Senior Capstone: Env Geology (3)
    ISC 3154C Environmental Research Design (3)

  2. Restricted Electives in the Major (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select one of the following:
    ISC 4910 Sr. Proj Rsch Intrdisc Nat Sci (3)
    ISC 4940 Internship in Interdis Nat Sci (3)

    Select 9 credits from the following courses:
    EVR 4028 Simulation and Modeling (3)                                                                        
    EVR 4043C Environmental GIS (3)
    EVR 4324 Integrated Ecosystems Mgmt (3)
    GLY 3420C Tectonics and Marine Geology (4)
    GLY 4244C Biogeochemistry (3)
    GLY 4574C Sediment Dynamics (3)
    GLY 4930 Special Topics in Geology(3)
    GLY 4952 Carbonate Deposition Environs (3)
    PCB 3460C Ecosystem Monitor & Resea Method (3)                                                       
    PCB 4036C Landscape & Ecosystems Ecology (3)

  3. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  4. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

The B.S. in Analytics and Informatics prepares students for careers in industry, consulting, nonprofit, government, and other sectors. Recent decades have seen an exponential growth in the volume and types of data available, and analytics professionals are needed to process and understand these data so organizations can improve operations, marketing, profitability, and service. Sometimes called big data, data mining, knowledge discovery, business intelligence, data science, and business analytics, the Data Analytics field is essential in modern organizations. The program focuses on data extraction and preparation, data warehousing, an array of analytics techniques, visualization, ethics and sustainability, and strategy.

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.

Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:

  • MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission. 
  • Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission

For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:

  • Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
  • FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission

Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information.  Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www2.fgcu.edu/cob/.


In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives/concentration.
  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/.
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
  • Satisfy civic literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
  1. Common Prerequisites
    Some common prerequisite courses require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg.(3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or CGSX530 or CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233 or MACX230 or MACX311
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100
  1. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Enviro of Bus (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Thinking for Business (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)
  1. Required Courses in the Major (15 credits)
    CAP 3786 Introduction to Data Mgmt (3)
    CAP 3793 Advanced Data Management (3)
    CGS 3102 Data Analysis Spreadsheets (3)
    CGS 3126 Tools for Data Analytics (3)
    QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)
  1. Concentrations (12 Credits)
    Select one of the following concentrations

    Health Informatics Concentration
    HIM 3218 Analysis of Healthcare Data (3)
    HSA 4191 Healthcare Information Systems (3)
    HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3)
    PHC 4069 Biostatistics in Society (3)

    Data Analytics Concentration
    CAP 4744 Data Visualization (3)
    CAP 4786 Predictive Analytics (3)
    ISM 4332 Project Management (3)
    QMB 4600 Prescriptive Analytics (3)
  1. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)
  1. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours

General Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.

Specific Information

  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: ARH 2050 History of Visual Arts I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ARHX050

    FGCU Course: ARH 2051 History of Visual Arts II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute:  ARHX051

    FGCU Course: ART 1201 Methods & Concepts I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ARTX201 or ARTX201C

    FGCU Course: ART 1203 Methods & Concepts II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ARTX203 or ARTX203C

    FGCU Course: ART 1300 Drawing I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ARTX300 or ART300C

    FGCU Course: ART1301 Drawing II (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ARTX301 or ARTX301C

    FGCU Course: MAC 1105 College Algebra (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MAC X105 or MAC X140

  3. Required Courses in the Major (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required.
    ART 2600 Digital Media Design I (3)
    ART 4925 Digital Media Design Workshop (3)
    DIG 4972 Senior Project in Design (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (27 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    DIG 3595 Professional Design Practice (3)**
    DIG 3800 Contemporary Design Theory (3)**

    Select 24 credits from the following with a minimum of 18 hours at the 3000-4999 level:
    ART 3614 Digital Media Design II (3)
    ART 3633 Web Design (3)
    ART 3640 Video Game Design (3)
    ART 3664 Interactive Design (3)
    DIG 3029 Global Sustainable Design (3)
    DIG 3595 Professional Design Practice (3)**
    DIG 3800 Contemporary Design Theory (3)**
    DIG 3824 Contemporary Applied Design (3)
    DIG 4172 Web Design II (3)
    DIG 4553 Interactive Design II (3)
    DIG 4713 Video Game Design II (3)
    DIG 4906 Directed Independent Study (3)*
    DIG 4930 Special Topics in Design (3)*
    DIG 4940 Design Internship (3)*
    GRA 2190 Graphic Design I (3)
    GRA 2206 Principles of Typography (3)
    GRA 3193 Graphic Design II (3)
    GRA 3219 Advanced Typography (3) 
    GRA 4194 Advanced Graphic Design (3)
    PGY 2801 Photography I (3)
    PGY 3205 Photography II (3)

    *The course prefix/number may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours and may be used to fulfill elective requirements in the major.
    **Courses taken in one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Total Semester Hours Required: 120 Hours