Entrepreneurship: STEM Entrepreneurship
College: Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship
Degree: BS or BA
Limited Access: Yes
Address: 218 Shaw Building (RSB)
Phone: (850) 644-7158
Description of Major
*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*
The STEM Entrepreneurship major has a highly competitive 2-year curriculum. The STEM Entrepreneurship undergraduate program embodies the educational experiences of entrepreneurship as well as the technical rigor and fundamentals of STEM fields. Students in the STEM Entrepreneurship program will fulfill the same lower division requirements as all other entrepreneurship tracks. After completion of lower division coursework students will choose a focus area in STEM for them to take a deeper dive into the discipline of their choice. This deeper dive will consist of completion of the respective STEM department’s requirements for achieving a minor.
In the first two years at FSU, students should take courses in the following areas: General Education requirements, Multicultural Core requirements, and Prerequisite Coursework requirements. Some courses may fulfill requirements in multiple areas. Electives in the first two years should focus on gaining additional exposure to the social and behavioral sciences, and on improving communication and analytical reasoning skills.
Prerequisite Coursework: (15 hours)
The following courses must be completed with a C minus or better:
LDR XXXX (3) Any Leadership Course
ECO X013 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO X023 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra or Higher Math
STA X023 (3) Business Statistics
Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of http://www.flvc.org .
Admission Requirements to the Upper-Division Major:
Students at FSU should apply in the spring semester of their sophomore year to start the process of being accepted into the Entrepreneurship program the following Fall. More information and the application form are available on the web at http://jimmorancollege.fsu.edu .
Students, including transfer students, must apply by February 1st, 2024 and be committed to the 2-year curriculum (no courses are guaranteed to be offered in the summer). Admission criteria include academic achievement, evidence of prior entrepreneurial activity, and a compelling essay describing why you want to be an entrepreneur. Students must complete the admission requirements for this limited access program no later than the end of their second year in order to continue as a STEM Entrepreneurship major.
Admission to the Limited Access JMC programs requires the following:
1) completion of at least 52 semester hours; and
2) a cumulative grade point average on all college work attempted of at least 2.70; and
3) satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework with a final grade of C minus or better in each; and
4) Application to the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship.
Major Program of Studies at FSU: (60 hours)
Community college courses may not be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of C minus or better.
General Core Requirements for Entrepreneurship Majors: (21 hours)
ENT 3451 (3) Entrepreneur's Guide to Accounting
ECO 3041 (3) Personal Finance
ENT 4122 (3) Go-To-Market Strategies
ENT 1940 (0) Internship Prep
ENT 4943 (3) Internship
ENT 2000 (3) Intro to Entrepreneurship
ENT 4114 (3) Business Plan Design
ENT 3513 (3) Market Solutions to Social Problems
ENT 1942 (0) Internship Prep - Next Level
Major Area Requirements for STEM Entrepreneurship Majors: (45 hours)
All entrepreneurship majors must complete the forty-five (45) credit hours as listed below. A grade of C minus or better must be earned in each course undertaken to satisfy the commercial entrepreneurship major area requirements.
Required Core Courses for this Major: (27 hours)
ENT 3001 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship I
ENT 3002 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship II
ENT 3414 (3) Measuring Financial Success
ENT 3629 (3) Entrepreneurial Technologies
ENT 4153 (3) Data Science Entrepreneurship
ENT 4XXX (3) STEM Research Methods
ENT 4127 (3) Entrepreneurial Strategy
ENT 4602 (3) STEM Product Development
All students should complete at least One electives (3 hours) offered by the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship.
A Minor is required for completion of this major. (12 - 15 credit hours)
STEM Entrepreneurship minor focus areas can include but are not limited to:
Biology, Chemistry, Computational Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Pre-Health/Pre-Med are popular choices. Other areas may also be considered.
Digital Literacy: (3 hours)
Satisfy this requirement by earning a grade of "C minus" or higher in in an approved Digital Literacy course.
Oral Communication Competency: (3 hours)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met through with an approved college-level course.
Minimum Program Requirements - Summary: Total Hours Required 120
General Education 36*
Prerequisite Coursework 15*
Major Coursework 45
Minor Coursework 12 - 15
Digital Literacy 3
Oral Communication Competency 0 beyond major
Electives to bring total credits to 120 (must complete at least 60 credits outside of entrepreneurship)
*Some Prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of the General Education requirements.
Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each fall and spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major at www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/.
1. Must complete at least 60 hours outside of entrepreneurship
2. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
3. At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University. After enrolling at this University, all
remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.
4. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.
Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Founder, Owner, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Science Officer, Chief Technical Officer, Investor, Researcher, Manager
Representative Employers: Self – any small business, Franchise businesses.
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