There are many factors to consider when choosing a college, but none is more important than academics. If you haven't decided upon a major, be sure to explore the variety of majors we offer. If you have decided upon a major, check out the types of courses we teach, and the opportunities for study abroad and undergraduate research.
Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions you will make, and, as such, should be given the time and attention it deserves. Once you decide, whether it is at the onset of your college career or after spending a semester or two exploring your options, FSU provides you with an academic map to earn your degree in four years.
We believe that opportunities for success are found within every degree program offered at Florida State University. The educational and extracurricular opportunities are endless and, as a student here, you will be able to choose and pursue experiences that reflect and define your unique focus. Thorough exploration involves reflection in three distinct areas: self, major, and career.
This phase involves an understanding of your values, interests, abilities, and personality characteristics. When selecting a major, it is important that you are genuinely interested in the subject matter within your major and that the coursework aligns with your strengths and talents. To clarify your values, interests, and skills, please review the following:
Before committing to a major, it is important that you understand all of the coursework required to complete the major and ways the degree is structured. Some majors at the University are limited access or limited enrollment which means that you must fulfill necessary prerequisite courses, earn specific grades, and/or complete a specialized application prior to gaining admission into the major. Each major at Florida State has a corresponding academic map listing sample courses and required milestones for every term. To gain a better understanding of the academic majors offered:
When you finish your four-year degree, you will either be going on to employment, or graduate or professional school and then employment. It naturally follows that you should connect your academic studies at Florida State with career opportunities beyond college. Career exploration involves the exciting process of researching and testing the countless possibilities associated with your field of study and selecting the area that corresponds with your respective goals. Career exploration is an ongoing process and should begin when you enroll at FSU. It involves conducting occupational research, as well as seeking out part-time jobs, internships, volunteer work, and any other experiential learning that will help define your focus. To learn more about career exploration:
For more academic information, we invite you to visit the following websites.