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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2016 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Accounting is a limited-access major. To be admitted into accounting, you must have completed at least 52 hours, have earned a “C minus“ or better in the Admission Prerequisite Courses (CGS2100 or CGS2518*, MAC2233, ECO2013, ECO2023, ACG2021, ACG2071 & STA2023), and have the required overall GPA. Additionally, to enroll in upper-level accounting courses, you must have earned a B or better in both ACG 2021 and ACG 2071 and have passed either the FSU ACG 2021 final exam or the FSU Accounting Competency Exam with a 75% or better. Electives should focus on gaining additional exposure to the social and behavioral sciences and on improving communication and analytical reasoning skills. There are many specializations within the accounting field. Graduates can go on into challenging positions with only a bachelor’s degree; however, many positions require a CPA certificate. Students planning to work as a CPA in Florida are required to complete a 5-year educational program and should plan on completing the master’s degree in Accounting.

* Accounting majors must complete CGS2518 with C minus or better to be eligible for some upper-level Accounting courses.
** Students should complete multicultural X/Y requirements through their General Education Coursework.

Mapping Coordinator: Trevor Bryan

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 3
MAC1105 or higher mathematics3
CGS2100, ECO2023, or ECO20133
GE History3
IFS course3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete (or waive) MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA 2.7 or higher
Term 2 hrs
ECO2013, ECO2023, or CGS21003
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice/Ethics3
W course3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2233 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2 Admission Prerequisites
Overall GPA 2.8 or higher
Term 3 hrs
ECO2023, ECO2013, or CGS21003
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 3
Complete 4 Admission Prerequisites
Overall GPA 2.9 or higher
Term 4 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice/Ethcis3
SIP course3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
Milestones 4
Complete all 7 Admission Prerequisites
Complete RMI2302
Overall GPA 2.9 or higher
Term 5 hrs
Business Core course3
Business Core course3
Milestones 5
Complete ACG3101 with final grade of C or higher
Term 6 hrs
FIN 32443
Business Core course3
Elective 3
Milestones 6
(no milestones)
Term 7 hrs
Business Core course3
Elective 3
Milestones 7
Complete all 4 Business Core Courses
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Term 8 hrs
MAN 47523
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Accountant, Bank Officer, Auditor, Certified Public Accountant (requires 5 year program and certificate), Financial Planner, Controller, Internal Revenue Agent, Business Consultant

Representative Employers: CPA Firms, Banks, Investment Firms, Major Corporations, Small Businesses, Management Consulting Firms, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Governments: Local, State, Federal, Non-Profit Organizations

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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