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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*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.*

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 diversity 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.

The Biomathematics major works best if you can start in the highest math for which you have completed the prerequisites. If you start the Pure Math major in a class lower than MAC2311, you should plan on taking math courses over the summer to get back on course to graduate in four years. If you begin FSU with earned credit for College Algebra, you should take MAC1140 and MAC1114 during Term 1.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
GE Core Social Science3
BSC 2010 Biological Science I and BSC2010L Lab 4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
BSC 2011 Biological Science II and BSC2011L Lab4
COP3014 Programming I or ISC3313 Intro to Scientific Computing3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Must meet with Department Advisor
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
MAC2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4-5
Foreign Language4
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045L Lab4
GE Core Humanities3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
MAS3105 Applied Linear Algebra4
MAP2302 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Foreign Language4
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046L Lab4
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus )
Begin Foreign Language requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
GE Social Science3
MAD 2104 Discrete Math I or MGF3301 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics3
PHY 2048C General Physics A with Lab5
Foreign Language4
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete MAC2313 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete COP3014 or ISC3313 ( ≥ C minus )
Continue Foreign Language requirement
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
GE Humanities3
PCB 3063 General Genetics3
Oral Communication Competency3
MAP 4481 Math Modeling in Biology3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete MAS 3105 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Foreign Language requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
STA 3032 Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists3
GE Ethics3
GE History3
Upper Division Writing Course3
Additional required major elective3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete Graduation Checks
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Scholarship in Practice Course3
Diversity Course3
Additional required major elective3
Additional required major elective3
Additional requirement/elective3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Operations Research Analyst, Systems Analyst, Technical Writer. With further education or preparation: Mathematician, Teacher: high school, college, university, Statistician, Econometrist, Economist, Programmer.

Representative Employers: Engineering and financial firms, high schools, governmental agencies, colleges and universities, research/development firms.

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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